It appears that we Democrats may be as delusional as Republicans, in this one sense:
I see very little awareness among Democrats that the delusional belief in The Big Lie that the election was stolen by majorities of registered Republicans is going to lead to real danger to the republic.
I will never forget being in Moscow just before the attack on the ‘Russian White House’ that houses the Duma (Russian national legislature).
My host poo-pooed my warnings that something major was about to happen, as there were two different perceptions of reality in that country and the two fact-worlds had reached an impasse.
I had initially been almost relieved to see the terrible attack on 1/6 in one sense only: I believed that it was healthy that the boil had been lanced, and the anti-democratic nature of the Trumpist movement had been finally fully unmasked. I assumed that this would take the energy out of that movement sufficiently to neuter it.
I was wrong.
A society divided into two camps with completely different understandings of its government’s basic legitimacy cannot long endure. We are headed down a path of collision that may well lead to a cataclysm.