So - should we be afraid for ourselves? Or is it that we should be afraid of ourselves?
Isn't that pretty much what it comes down to though? Politicians in general (and Repubs mostly in particular) are eager to peddle the panic. They know how to play on our fears to keep us divided, and to use that division to get what their big money donors are paying them to get.
But over time, we become conditioned to the fear, which starts to drive a trend towards ideological purity, which always gets us out to the logical extreme in one big fuckin' hurry. ie: Everybody's a traitor to the cause except you and me, and I'm beginning to have my doubts about you.
We can have some fun pointing and laughing, but this shit gets real if we don't smarten up and stand in its way before it has a chance to reach critical mass.
And BTW - in case it's not obvious enough, lemme state the obvious for you - smart guys working for John Kasich put this together using Trump's nutty-tude to make Kasich look like something other than the radical god-knobbing authoritarian freak that he actually is. It's not like Kasich doesn't think very much along the same lines as Trump does, it's just that Kasich doesn't say that shit out loud.
And of course, that's kinda the problem - Trump gets a boatload of support for being "Anti-PC". But here's the word on that one, guys. It's Politically Incorrect to say certain things because they're shitty things to say. And since words comprise the expression of thought, PC becomes not much more than a general attempt to get you to stop thinking shitty thoughts about people.
Putting it another way - if you can learn not to talk stoopid, it'll help you learn how not to be stoopid, and then we can stop calling you stoopid, and then you can stop bitchin' about how everybody's always callin' ya stoopid. Deal?
And BTW also too - Since the "voting" in Ohio appears to be nearly as honest and forthright as it was in Noriega's Panama, I'll go out on a limb and say this: Assuming Kasich's still in this thing next March - and even if he's polling behind by 20+ points - he'll somehow manage to eke out a landslide upset. Just sayin' - again.
I guess my main problem now is deciding how to defend myself from accusations of peddling a little fear my-own-bad-self.