I swear, the first time I heard about this incident I thought it was a joke, a parody. I thought, “Oh, come on! No one is that stupid.”
I was wrong.
It seems several of the January 6 Insurrectionists contacted Nancy Pelosi’s Office inquiring if they had a “lost and found,” because in the process of committing sedition they managed to lose various personal items, you know, like car keys and phones and such, and they’d really like them back.
I am not making this up.
I almost wish I were.
“Sure, just give us your names and addresses, and if those items turn up, we’ll let you know. And thanks for placing yourselves at the scene of the crime.”
There are tons of false quotes on the internet attributed to Albert Einstein, but he likely did say something along the lines of the quote I now paraphrase:
The difference between genius and stupidity? Genius has its limits.
I am believing more and more that what will save America from fascism is that most of the fascists are that stupid.