09:17 – It was 66.3F (19C) when I took Colin out at 0715, with full overcast and a heavy fog. We ended up getting just short of 5 inches (12.5 cm) of rain.
I got email from a reader asking what I expect to happen on November 4th, when BLM, antifa, and the rest of the racist terrorist groups are calling for “peaceful protests” (i.e., violent riots) across the US, with the goal of driving the Trump administration from power. Yeah, like that’s going to happen.
The short answer is that I’m not expecting much. Pretty much what’s now become commonplace. Rioting/looting/burning in large cities, mainly by blacks and useful-idiot whites, with the cops standing by just watching. Maybe using tear gas and water cannons if things really get out of hand. Lots of property damage, burned police cars, etc., but very few arrests and a low body count.
But this is not a one-day event, and things could escalate. If the rioters restrict themselves to urban centers and blocking highways, it’ll probably just be the usual mess. But if masses of rioters start heading out from the city centers into the suburbs, things could get dicey. Middle-class people expect the police to protect them and their property. If the cops won’t do it, they’ll do it themselves. If something like that develops, there could be a very high body count, most of whom are likely to be progs.
I’d be stunned if anything at all happened in little Sparta. Progs are an endangered species up here in the mountains. The population is overwhelmingly white, conservative, and church-going, and the relatively few blacks and Hispanics generally share the same values.
But November 4th and the days following would be good days to avoid big cities and crowds. Of course, that’s true of any day.