The fact that both the House and Senate Intelligence Committees, after conducting their own investigations, found no evidence of collusion between either Trump or his campaign and any Russians in furtherance of manipulating the election results, was quickly and repeatedly dismissed if it was covered at all. The only acceptable mantra became that we must "wait for Mueller to complete his investigation".
But now with the completion of the Special Council's investigation and the release of Attorney General Barr's preliminary summation, which includes extensive quotations from the report, that countravailing reality is unraveling faster than a ball of yarn in a box full of kittens. Now caught, if not trapped, by another reality, another set of unintended consequences they never thought was possible, there is no new countervailing or preinvented reality to fall back on in spite of several weeks of warnings that the report would be disappointing at best.
|Not even a side of obstruction to be found.|
With no new countervailing reality, beyond demanding yet more investigations, the danger is that the obvious cognitive dissonance will collapse into a very real insanity. And when insanity fails to find any substantive reality it can and often does further devolve into violence that needs no justifications beyond violence and hatred themselves.
Given what we have already seen from much of the left we should fully expect the situation in many respects to get worse before it gets better. The extreme radicals will inflame their shock troops of social justice warriors and antifa with their already established proclivities for violence. As von Clausewitz said "War is the continuation of politics by other means." They won't say it out loud, at least no yet, but they fully intend to go war. Trouble is they have no idea what that means. Neither do most of the people who will be their targets until it's to late.
|The future awaits. Are you ready?|