Truer fucking words have never been spoken. And many will hate to hear them.
I have a theory about these people. There is a portion, and arguably the largest portion by a good margin, of the Right that essentially only wants to attend the celebration party after the victory. I think it’s a mental coping mechanism. I think they actually know deep down how fucked we are and how steep and bloody of a climb it must take to achieve victory, and their minds just can’t accept it consciously. It would be such a shock to their system mentally that it would break them, so to protect them their brains don’t let them accept it at all. These are the people who double and triple down on all of the “high energy” parts of the MAGA movement. The memes, the boat parades, the banners at baseball games, and so on. These sorts of theatrics and pageantry allow them to get the emotional catharsis and release of having done something, and they strengthen the “everything is ok” façade they’ve constructed for themselves in their heads, without having to actually do the grim and mind-shattering stuff that will actually lead to victory.
I can’t really blame them exactly. A lot of them are probably a little on the older side, have established families and careers, churches, neighbors, good houses, and such. They’ve lived long enough and things have been a certain way for so long, and they’ve adapted to it, along with their brains being past the point of elasticity, that they are basically set in their worldview and mindset. And who wants to sit there and actually contemplate that they might be dead in a week, gunned down by the FBI in the street, or their kids will be homeless and starving in a month, or any number of other awful outcomes? So they don’t think about it. To shield themselves, they shut it out. You ever hear of people who refuse to evacuate during a hurricane or people who stand there in shock when there’s some terrorist attack or some other disaster? People who despite all the evidence that something terrible is happening, will stubbornly sit there in their kitchen washing dishes while a tornado is bearing down on their house, or who will scream that they’re going to be late for work when the road is closed due to a flood that nearly killed them. That’s the sort of mindset these people have. When faced with impending disaster that stands a real and sizeable chance of actually killing them or their families in the coming months or few years, their brains just happen to be wired in a way where the brain says “no, I’m not accepting that. Reality is still what we’re used to.” And naturally, anyone who shines a light on this and threatens to shatter this protective fantasy is shouted down as a doomer. And like the woman washing dishes during a tornado, they will steadfastly refuse to let go of their feel-good pageantry, and will even double down on it even harder, almost to convince themselves everything is still sane, safe, and normal, and tomorrow will be better. If they let go of it and face reality, it will break them.
Remember, the guy who stubbornly refuses to turn off the game, get off the couch, and go down to the basement when the windows start rattling and the tornado sirens are blaring doesn’t consider himself a fool, he considers you a pussy for going to the basement. We are dealing with the same attitude here when “doomer” is tossed around.