Avoiding politics online is easy (don't log on), but it's unnerving when you get it right in your face. This morning, a 60+ female co-worker was talking about federal police intervening in Portland, about mostly peaceful protesters--Ben Shapiro and Joe Rogan riffing on the words "mostly peaceful" the other day: "OJ was mostly peaceful that evening"--being nabbed, and that she was ready to use the term gestapo. The words "burning federal courthouse" nearly passed my lips but what was most offensive was invoking fascism so freely, seeing as China's ethnic cleaning and re-education camps are a thing. You know, actual authoritarianism. Either she was disingenuous or she hadn't even seen the train station video or the CCP official equivocating on UK TV. The silos are disturbing. And, she's very nice. You've never heard such polite, pleasant and vehement partisanship.
Sorry for that unpleasantness, here's some poop humor.