“Those who cast the votes decide nothing. Those who count the votes decide everything,”
Attributed to Joseph Stalin.
And that’s the rub, isn’t it? Do you trust those who count the votes?
I once did. I was saddened and upset that Barry Soetoro won the Presidency back in 2008….and again in 2012. Both times, however, I believed that he had legitimately won against the Republican challengers. (Both times they were very weak opponents, but no matter). I believed that the American People had spoken and made their choices. Both times were legitimate victories. At the end of it, while he was not “MY” President, he was, legitimately, “OUR” President.
Sadly, I cannot say that Joe Biden is “OUR” president. I don’t trust the people who count the votes any longer, nor do I believe the ballots that arrived by mail (and perhaps by other means) were all legitimate. There were too many Red Flags and anomalies and inconsitencies to believe that all the election results are true accounts of the will of the people. And when we objected, there was no realistic attempt to investigate or clarify those oddities…we were just told to accept it.
People no longer beieve that their vote counts. Even thinking folks on the side that “won” have to be afraid that next time, their vote will not matter either. Yes, there are enough that will accept that winning this round justifies the means that that victory was assured, but thinking people realize what has happened…and what it means for the future.
What do we do now?