“People see what makes sense to them, reality notwithstanding,” my wife said to me.
“But that’s just it,” I said. “None of it makes sense. How can it make sense to anyone?”
“He’s like Svengali to his supporters,” she said. “He has them under his spell and they believe his Big Lie.”
“Well that’s the thing,” my wife said. “It’s not like he’s solely responsible. Republicans all across the country have enabled him and are buying into his whole kit and caboodle. It’s like they are stuck on some kind of funhouse carousel ride going round and round at dizzying speeds that makes them believe that he actually won the election and will be reinstated as president.”
“But that’s just not reality,” I insisted.
“I know, but as I said, people believe what they want to believe, even if it’s an alternate reality,” she said. “Just don’t allow yourself to be drawn into the fray.”
Written for the Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie First Line Friday prompt, where the first line is “People see what makes sense to them, reality notwithstanding.” Also for these daily prompts: The Daily Spur (community), Word of the Day Challenge (ordinary), Your Daily Word Prompt (solely), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (kit), Ragtag Daily Prompt (carousel), and MMA Storytime (fray).