you fools that’s the whole point of the distortion
friends who are nice to your face but vote against your rights? family that hates everything you stand for but still gets you nice birthday gifts? coworkers who accept you as “one of the good ones” but think others like you are immoral and disgusting? finding out someone you admire is a bigot?
it’s called the distortion bc it distorts your worldview around these types of people. ever catch yourself making excuses for people you know, even if you condemn the same behavior in strangers? That’s Distortion Baby
even at the end, jonah didn’t hate jon. he didn’t believe jon had it in him to kill him with his own two hands despite everything he’d been through, didn’t fight back when he did. his final words to jon were, “good luck”
like all of this, jon’s rage, everyone’s suffering, was a passing amusement for him. he knew what he wanted was unobtainable and still damned the world anyway. he underestimated jon to the end.
jonah really did embody everything the eye was: he wasn’t wise, wasn’t cunning, didn’t contemplate the consequences of his actions. he was just greedy, and that hubris ultimately cost him everything.