You're missing the point again
, Vern. I did not bring up Trump so as to talk about him — if anything, I think way too much time has been wasted on Orange Jesus™
already — but because the point I was trying to highlight was that allegations were made without providing any evidence
. Trump did that when he said the elections were stolen from him, and Musk is doing it as well now by claiming that there was government interference
in how Twitter was moderated under Jack Dorsey's ownership of the company.
was my point. Making allegations of foul play is easy, but somehow the presentation of any evidence of such always seems to be too much to ask for, and especially so from the far-right. As the matter of fact, they don't even seem to require any evidence at all before condemning anyone — it buys them enough time to fabricate
the "evidence" later, as for instance in the case of the "2'000 Mules" fakumentary
George W. Bush didn't require any evidence of the alleged weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. He even cut off UN investigator Hans Blix by invading Iraq before
Blix could present his report to the UN — a report which stated that no evidence was found
of there being any weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.
So in the end, what it boils down to is that the far-right regards evidence as an undesirable obstruction in the realization of their agenda, and that it's a lot easier to beat your opponents by just making up allegations and then acting upon those allegations of your own creation as if they have already been proven true. George W. Bush and Tony Blair did it, QAnon
did it, Donald Trump did (and is still doing) it, and now Elon Musk is doing it too.
Anyway, like I said, I'm out of this thread. I'm only replying because I am either being quoted or being addressed.