Sometimes they inadvertently give away the lie by saying the quiet part out loud.
We recently had an example when former, disgraced President Donald Trump slipped up and admitted he had legitimately lost the 2020 election, revealing the Big Lie to be a Big Con.
But there’s another elected official who has given the game away. Senator Mike Lee of Utah and QAnon stated baldly on Twitter on Oct. 7, 2020: We’re [the United States] not a democracy.” In a follow-up tweet, he wrote”: “Democracy isn’t the objective; liberty, peace, and prospefity [sic] are. We want the human condition to flourish. Rank democracy can thwart that.”
Note that this tweet came a month before the election. Lee says, in essence, that democracy is bad because you might lose.
Which is the position of every autocrat from Shulgi of Ur, who took the throne in 2094 B.C.;
to Emperor Caligula to Attila the Hun to Genghis Khan to King John (who provoked the creation of the Magna Carta);
to Vlad the Impaler to King Louis XIV, and his son, and his beheaded grandson;
to Benito Mussolini, Adolph Hitler, and Joseph Stalin.
And now the Republican Party.
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