It’s painful to think of the many cruelties inflicted on our fellow Americans through the years. Slavery. Jim Crow. The Salem Witch Trials. And let’s not forget about all of the cruelties inflicted on the WORLD. It would take hundreds of pages to list all of them. But sometimes, it isn’t the perpetrators I think of.
It is the yes-people who walk beside them. “Yes, Sir.” “On it, Sir.” How many people throughout history have uttered these words? How many people went along with evil incarnate and talked themselves into believing they “were just following orders?”
Yes, Sir. I imagine those obedient words have been uttered millions of times throughout history. The words were uttered by those too weak to just say no to unspeakable evil. And it still goes on. “Yes, Sir” is the dutiful murmur of yes-people everywhere who shower the doer of evil with raindrops of torrential meekness.
Sean Hannity is one such person. It was extraordinary what some of the leaked texts showed Hannity saying. Hannity is literally groveling to Mark Meadows in the text exchange, asking how he can help.
Hannity asks if there are locations that could use a stronger voter turnout.
“Hey, NC gonna be OK?”
Meadows actually tells the media host to “stress every vote matters.”
“Yes, Sir,” says Hannity.
Hannity then asks if there is anywhere else “we need a push.”
Hannity is no journalist. He is a yes-man. Now we knew that. But these texts are shocking in and of themselves. Because they paint a portrait, they show just how deeply embedded in the Trump regime Sean Hannity was.
Do not expect any explanation from Hannity because Fox is a cesspool of liars and sycophants, and they rarely apologize for any of their actions.
And yet, Hannity will leave a legacy. And it won’t be a pretty one. He won’t be remembered for being anything close to a journalist. No. He will be remembered as a “yes-man — a man who walked beside evil in silence, unable to form a coherent thought except around two words. “Yes, Sir.”