A single thing that I miss about being a leftist is being on the side of the people who know how to squeeze propagandistic advantage out of everything.
Now I’m on the side that can’t make the point that Pete Buttigieg is an incompetent stooge without attacking parental leave and antagonizing half the electorate completely unnecessarily. Just as suburban moms started rethinking their Dem allegiance, we absolutely had to go and make sure they know we are completely opposed to dads taking time off work when a baby is born.
The first rule of marketing: show cute babies and kittens for people to like your product. Attack babies and their parents if you want your product to be hated. Maybe on the eve of the next election we should go kick some kitties for good measure.
A friend asked if he could bring over his college-aged kids so that they can meet me and see that it’s possible to be mainstream, normal, and conservative. The kids started college and now no longer believe it’s a possibility.
This isn’t an isolated case. There was a time I looked into a lot of these “pediatric COVID deaths” trying to find out what was going on. It was all horrid. Very sick kids, kids who were murder victims, victims of child abuse – they were all used in death to mislead people into thinking that COVID was killing crowds of kids.