by Right Wing Fighter
Pessimism is popular on the Right. It’s almost a right of passage to downplay success and build up defeats. This may appear therapeutic, like “not getting your hopes up” so that the fall wont be so bad. It deadens the pain. But the problem with this is it also deadens hope. They come to think that victory isn’t possible at all and they stop reaching for it. The Right must stop using pessimism to defuse pain, and should start using something else. What? I don’t know, I’m still thinking about it. But this policy of killing expectations also kills hope. And killing hope destroys effort, and with it any chance of winning.