By Letter to the Editor on January 2, 2021.
I seriously doubt most of Donald Trump’s ardent supporters truly believe that, as they adamantly insist, he won the election but was cheated from his victory due to (not little but) massive electoral fraud – a claim they cannot factually support.
Just the loss on its own seems to be proof enough that a vast ballot-fraud conspiracy had occurred. Meanwhile, they’ll vehemently deny that any form of electoral fraud may have unjustly put Trump into the White House four years ago.
To me, it’s mind-boggling and scary.
Might it be that the said group of Trump supporters consciously or subconsciously believe that he must remain in office for some perceived greater good – notably to save America and make it great again – regardless of his democratically-decided election loss, and all those in the majority who voted against Trump (which should not at all be a surprise) can frankly go suck on it?
It may be a case of that perhaps most dangerous of ideologies: the ends justify the means.
Frank Sterle Jr.