Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Was the election stolen?

At the risk of sounding like Loftus, Let's look at this from the point of view of an outsider. Suppose I come here from a foreign country. I am not a Republican or a Democrat. There are all the sources of information out there. I am trying to figure out whether the election was stolen. How would I assess the evidence on this matter? By what neutral criteria should I take, say Sean Hannity seriously and Rachel Maddow not seriously? Both, no doubt, have an axe to grind. But you can grind your axe with facts, or with "alternative facts." Or are we stuck with the Nietzschean conclusion there are no facts, only interpretations of facts. (Is that a fact?)


Kevin said...

If you were wanting to find out if the election was stolen, and you went to Hannity or Maddow for information, you're doing it wrong.

Starhopper said...

I've never been a believer in conspiracy theories. As someone with 34 years experience working in the federal government, let me assure you that it has nothing even close to the efficiency needed to carry out a plot as complex, with so many moving parts, and with so many thousands of active participants, as stealing a presidential election.

Plus, even if there were such a plot, the powers behind it would have to have been the stupidest conspirators in history. Why would they have worked so hard to put Biden in office while neglecting to give him a Democratic senate?

The 2020 election was not stolen.
Climate change is not a Chinese hoax.
9/11 was not a "false flag" inside job.
The children murdered at Newtown were not child actors.
Barack Obama was born in the United States.
Elvis is not alive and working in the nearest Walmart.
The Moon landings were not faked.
There was no 2nd shooter behind the Grassy Knoll.
FDR did not engineer the attack on Pearl Harbor.

bmiller said...

And the Russians hacked the 2016 elections

Starhopper said...

You are correct. The Russians did not "hack" the 2016 election. They interfered in it, and our president asked them to.

Victor Reppert said...

I was going to do a post just like yours. I was going to include that OJ killed Nicole and
Ron, and that while Elvis is dead, Paul McCartney is alive.