Certum est, quia impossibile.
Tertullian - De Carne Christi
It's been too easy to hope, to tempting to giggle as the President makes a bloody fool of himself with tantrums and childish lies like the spoiled brat he is who just can't understand why things don't automatically go his way. I still look forward to enjoying his further humiliations and embarrassments even if all we'll be able to get from him is increasingly irrational accusations of the WTF kind. But it's not about Trump really, any more that it's the Flying Lady hood ornament that makes a Rolls what it is.
The gates to hell don't say "abandon all hope" they tell you to keep the faith. That way the disappointment will be eternal.
Total, absolute and utterly conclusive proof that there was no wiretapping by Obama or Alexander Graham Bell for that matter will not do one thing to tarnish the myth that it did happen, just as Obama always will have been born in Kenya or Malaysia or both even with a birth certificate notarized by 9 Supreme Court Justices and filmed in wide screen Technicolor.
Absurdity is traditionally a cornerstone and a buttress for belief, not an argument against it. We're dealing with a religion in the Trump movement, a bit of a new religion. It has its own prophets and preachers and all the other trappings. I can't give it a name but it constitutes legions and it's growing. Its sacraments are phrased in hate and anger and scorn and numberless acts of denial. Denial of science, technology, mathematics and the more absurd the denial, the more tenaciously held. What you see isn't true and what doesn't exist is dogma and everything that argues against us is proof of this.
Many of us, our culture being as compartmentalized as it is today aren't aware of the disciples, the writers of gospels. By now we know about Limbaugh and the Sons of Fox, but Alex Jones, Mark Levin, Steve Bannon and Breitbart are all deeply immersed in fantastical Armageddons and mystical transformations as well as the end times for the Administrative State and the structures of the Republic. It all needs to wither away or be destroyed and don't ask why or how. It's a mystery, and just as no major religion and few minor ones ever are defeated by being disproved or by being reduced to absurdity, this one won't either. Denial denies all.
Economic recovery is collapse. Dramatic reductions in crime are "carnage" Crime is caused by Immigrants and we are in more danger from all things than we ever have been. The lizard people are everywhere and they're all Jewish and the Illuminati and the Elders of Zion are all in charge of the invisible "deep state" which is "leftist" with it's contradictory Leninist capitalism and fake news. Come inside friend. No matter how ignorant, stupid or degraded you may be. We will make you feel smart. We will make you important and powerful and give you the tools to bring it all down.
Species don't evolve but the truth does. In time Obama will truly have staged some silent invisible coup and started a police state with marshal law and sharia law and armed gangs dressed like Pancho Villa will have been dumping megatons of drugs and raping millions and putting millions out of work. In time Hillary will have murdered more than any serial killer, her husband will have bankrupted the economy and she will have made ten billion dollars in some mysterious fashion by being "in" with Wall Street, whatever that means. The giggling masses will believe and even when the story changes, it will always have been true.
We don't stand a chance and it will all be ushered in by the nicest people who will turn you in to the inquisition without hesitation for saying the wrong thing and god bless the troops for protecting our freedoms.