The 2020 presidential election is now less than 5 months away, and there are no shortage of ways in which politicians are looking to scare up some votes…including using literal scare tactics.
This isn’t uncommon during election years, as fear is an unfortunately powerful motivator in politics. It’s what keeps our military budgets high and our nerves just a little frazzled. In this heightened awareness, our body allows us to take in information faster, as the fear kicks fight-or-flight into gear. This is great for advertisers and infotainment networks, whose sole commodity is your attention span.
So, they keep us all on edge, to be force-fed some stream of biased fatty bits, like geese at the foie gras farms
In this never-slowing escalation of media-scattered rhetoric, nothing cease to amaze us in 2020, including Joe Biden’s latest gibberish in which he told The Daily Show that he’s convinced that the military would help remove Donald Trump should he refuse to cede the presidency.
Host Trevor Noah asked, “Let me ask you this, and I know this is a strange question to ask an American politician, may be easier around the world, but have you ever considered what would happen if the election result came out as you being the winner and Trump refused to leave?”
Biden responded, “Yes, I have.”
After a break in the video, Biden stated, “I was so damn proud. You have four chiefs of staff coming out and ripping the skin off of Trump. And you have so many rank and file military personnel saying, whoa, we’re not a military state. This is not who we are. I promise you, I am absolutely convinced they will escort him from the White House with great dispatch.”
The suggestion is itself a bit hyperbolic, and meant to invoke the terror such an unprecedented situation would bring to our nation.
And it worked, because we’re all talking about it. For shame.
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