The thing is, anyone who believes in invisible magical creatures doesn’t really have the cognitive capacity necessary to understand why Trump and the Republican Party have ensured the USA is finished and on its way to overt tyranny (albeit with the continued pretense of democracy). When one believes in the Tooth Fairy, it’s equally easy to believe the nonsense Republicans & fellow-travelers spout about death panels, baby-killing, and all the rest of the propaganda fed to the simple-minded and hopelessly ignorant.

This is, by the way, precisely why representative democracy is such a hopelessly inadequate system of government…

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