Consider people like Sen Mark Warner who have to deal with the reality of the Trump-Russian Collusion theory being shattered from the political angle. He’s in leadership and is expected to lie a liar’s mouth daily, cynically saying hundreds of things he knows not to be so, only having to say them anyway, simply because money and power require it.
Not exactly a luminous star in the East, Warner works the business end of the Democrat Left’s corporate enterprise. A factotum, albeit in senior leadership. Many believe he had high-jacked the leadership of the Senate Intelligence Committee, which was supposed to belong to a Republican. And has held that committee in thrall since they began their official investigation into Russian collusion two years ago.
Politically, this backroom stuff “remains to be saw”– Festus Haggens.
Warner probably gets credit for more gun powder in his pouch than he really possesses.
But as I’ve stated elsewhere, there’s “politics” and “realpolitik” and the “politics” of Russian collusion is beginning to take a back seat in the Great Game for it does not appear to be outcome determinative any more, a myth only.
What Sen Warner and the Democrat’s front office have to deal with now is the loss of perhaps millions of their front lines, their cannon fodder who swallowed that myth.
Part of the management end of the Resistance inside government, people like Warner have to sit down and recalibrate how they can continue to resist with the Collusion arrow effectively removed from their quiver. For one, they still need to keep its echo-effect alive. Arguably, still, for millions it was a straw to hold onto, if only as an illusion. So, just as “Bush lied, people died” still echoes through the rafters when the old crows from Code Pink gather for their annual weenie-roast, The Left need for it to have enough legs so that twenty years from now true believers who have not abandoned ship can come together and pull out their old Socialist Hymnal and turn to page 373 and join in with a rousing chorus of “Let’s go Get Stoned“.
Because of the shelving of this Russian collusion “history” many true believers, the loyal minions on the street, Mom’s basement bedroom and Twitter, have just had their entire social teat jerked out of the mouths, because this was the Thor’s Hammer of the Resistance.
From history we know a few will take to their basements to build bombs, but many more, like Cosmo Kramer when his teeth turned black, will drift alone in self-pity and maybe even embarrassment. Depends on how they were raised.
This sort of seismic event is not new, especially inside the Left’s world, for much of that world is illusion anyway. They are recruited in college especially for possessing this one attribute, a detachment from the world, gullibility, a susceptibility to flattery, most often learned from parenting.
The Left has psychological recruiting down to a science. It just never had any substance.
In the 60s-70s, the Left lost millions of Liberals when they learned people they respected in college had lied to them about our military in Vietnam, or when it became clear it was not politically expedient to actual grant any of Dr Martin Luther King’s prayers about assisting black Americans’ quest to join the rest of America as full citizens. Even more lies would followed and more gullibles would follow.
Democrats’ lies almost always catch up with them. This week there are hundreds of thousands mostly educated young people out there who just had this disillusionment about collusion thrown back in their faces and they will each deal with it individually in a myriad a ways.
In the academy I’m sure Physiology professors are already tearing out the 20-minute side-lecture on Russian collusion from their course in Anatomy. In History, Feminist Studies and Black Studies, Sociology and Psychology departments, fewer students at Drexel will sign up.
All because of this one very predictable slip-up in their Plan.
And the future of this Collusion Theory, until a new Howard Zinn can write a new history that gives it academic credence, and, depending on how many of the principals in that history aren’t doing time in prison, figure it will take 20 years before the Russian collusion story can gain its rightful place in the Great History of the Revolution and work its way into the Hymnal.
But with a presidency and Constitution to throw down the Democrats need to be able to hold onto as many of the cannon fodder they’ve already enlisted.
Only can they?
My son, who’s dealt with Gen-X, Gen-Y and the current Gen-Z on a professional teaching basis for over twenty years believes this could be a seminal turning point, a discovery there is no Santa Claus for millions who were never taught there was one in the first place (Natalie Wood, “Miracle on 34th Street”, 1947).