@_lilith@lemmy.world avatar

Why not say they are doubleplusmad. You know really lean into the newspeak. There’s too much critical thinking going on these days, we need to focus on 𝘦𝘮𝘰𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯

magnetosphere avatar

The far right finds something irrelevant to be “big mad” about every other day.

  • Swift’s always been apolitical, still is.
  • Swift encouraged her fans to register to vote, and that’s all she had to say about it.
  • The right has a problem with this.

The first point is an opinion, but I’d argue it’s borderline factual. The other two points are facts.

This is as non-partisan as it gets:

“On Tuesday morning, the singer posted a short message on Instagram encouraging her 272 million followers to register to vote. Afterward, the website she directed her fans to — the nonpartisan nonprofit Vote.org — recorded more than 35,000 registrations, according to the organization.

“I’ve been so lucky to see so many of you guys at my U.S. shows recently. I’ve heard you raise your voices, and I know how powerful they are,” she wrote on her Instagram Stories. “Make sure you’re ready to use them in our elections this year!” Her post included a link to register at Vote.org.”

Assuming every follower is an unregistered American of voting age, ridiculous of course, she got .01% of her followers to register. Maybe only 1/100th fit the bill? So 1%? And the right is shitting bricks over this non-story?

Obvious question being, why is the right afraid of voters? I get it, they think, and they’re probably correct, that the vast majority of those voters will vote Democrat. They find 35,000 (mathematical max) votes to be problematic?

But still, why is that problematic? Shouldn’t the GOP be winning in the marketplace of ideas? Are they admitting that democracy isn’t working for them?

Thing is, the majority of their voters will either blow this talk off as nonsense, without any introspection. Or, they’ll get rabidly torqued off, without any introspection.

@Bunnylux@lemmy.world avatar

How is the GOP openly admitting that democracy isn’t working for them still surprising to anyone? They say it all the time; they’re openly engaged in voter suppression and registration purges.


I cannot articulate it. My post would have been finer tuned by pointing out that conservatives have thrown logic out the window in favor of emotions. And let’s not forget Sales 101! Emotion sells, logic can pound sand.

Why even bother with logic when I’m preaching to the choir? Wish I knew how to reach these people.

@Bunnylux@lemmy.world avatar

Unfortunately, with extreme patience, often one at a time, through common interests, and with a high rate of failure. Read: I’m not going to do it.


Very difficult to see why anyone should give a flying shit about this.


If that’s the best they got, it’s really just a bunch noodles being thrown at the wall to see what might stick.


Who would you have picked? I’m not saying I’d have voted Swift but I can’t really think of anyone else more worthy

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