Journalism requires discretion. It’s about the same as saying ice cream and crime go together.
Being Republican is not causation for you not to wear a mask or to get vaccinated. Just like it’s being Democrat is not causation for you to riot in streets and burn buildings down.
There is a correlation between the two for both sides, but there are many different mindsets in-be…
I appreciate your comments, and do wish the “media” would speak to moderates; or at least give us a sense of how many people have become “extreme right” or hard-core (Q-style) Trump supporters. And really what is antifa about? (Although I have actually seen quite a few reports about Antifa).
I think the issue here is that we have elections we need to vote in and what we do see is mostly GOP politicians continuing down the tricky, very dangerous road Trump started on, being “macho” and not wearing masks and then also picking up Nazi-era-style Qanon threads and conspiracy theories that support them. They’re not negating these unequivocally (which they should be) and so are showing some true colors which are not pretty at all: that they will let people die for the sake of their own power and standing, via the climate crisis, mass species extinction & COVID (as well as lack of health care and education for our population).
I used to think both sides perhaps had some value but now that is a false equivalency for me. Allowing Trump to become the “party leader” and accepting Nazism and white supremacists openly into their ranks should have every decent Republican rethinking their party affiliation. I don’t think all Republicans think the same way, but the leadership has been so craven and terrible, one must accept this is the new “GQP”. Times have changed, and frankly, the lies, racism and “raging” from the GOP has been going on since Obama. Maybe since Nixon & the rise of the Devil’s handmaiden, Roger Stone. In my lifetime, it has been hard not to see the GOP as the party of pure selfishness, racism, greed & Christian hypocrisy.