Cold. Supposed to be rainy.
Yesterday was cool to cold all day but was sunny and dry.
I did get my pickup done, and went by my secondary to do some more clean up and to get ready to go back over there later today.
Then I got home and looked at the news, and HOLY FREAKING HELL. The control freaks are moving FAST. EVERYONE should be condemning this. What goes around comes around, and someone once said, never ask for a power for yourself that you wouldn’t like your worst enemy have. I guess they think this is the end of history. In their mad rush to power, and you can’t really describe it as anything else, they are doing even more damage to the social norms that made this country great and they are glorying in it. Does no one see the parallels to the worst regimes in history?
We were sliding down the slope toward the cliff, but now they are running as fast as they can towards it. NO WAY does this end well. The boot is coming down. If you think I’m crazy, or overly dramatic, please make your case in the comments. NOT just assertions. An actual reasoned case. I’d LOVE some reassurance right now. Every thing they’ve done in the last few days makes it even more certain that there is no way to avoid the violence and bloodshed.
Speaking of avoiding bloodshed, where is the Elder Statesman ™ hoof in mouth Joe urging calm, praising free speech, lauding tolerance, and taking control of the party? Are you really gonna love his presidency? All 3 months of it? Was getting rid of Trump worth empowering Pelosi? Waters? Kammella? Look up Pyrrhic Victory so you’ll understand what you’ve done, when there is nothing left worth fighting over.
Anyone actually had eyes on Trump in the last day or two? Is the staff at his home gearing up? Secret Service barracks getting a good brush up? Something ain’t right. He should be spitting nails.
And are we really going to let them gaslight the nation? There was NO call for insurrection, let alone a call for ARMED insurrection. There were 10s of thousands of people at that rally that did NOTHING MORE than stand around on the grass. Where is the video of demagogue Trump calling for armed insurrection? If they had anything at all we’d be seeing it non-stop to convict him in the press.
Anyone out there who was still on the fence about whether conservative voices were being suppressed in the public square should be pretty well convinced of the truth of it now. Kinda too late though. They will come for you though eventually, given enough time. It’s what they do. What they ALWAYS do.
Anyone who couldn’t see the hypocrisy of the left should see it clearly now. A baker has to serve all customers, but twitter/facebook/amazon/go daddy don’t. They can object to words, and not even the customer’s words, but third party words their customer can’t/won’t/ and SHOULDN’T police* and deny them the same service they offer to others. Many of those others engage in much more violent rhetoric, so we know that words about violence are not the issue. No one is more filled with hate than the leadership of Iran, and yet they still have a voice. Violent leftist thugs use social media to organize rioting and crime sprees, raise funds, and spread their message of hate for others without censure from the ‘platforms.’
Remember the bit about how things change very slowly until they change all at once? People ended their work day Friday, and when they start back up tomorrow, look at the change. Consider the last year. And consider the last week. Seriously take a step back and look at it, thing about what you were doing at various points, and what you were reading about. Compare that to today, where ONE GUY has decided that he can and should control what the President of the United States gets to say and who he gets to say it to. That’s some big balls, but he’s getting away with it for now. And when the President DOES try to move in the ‘free market’ to another, friendlier platform that would welcome him? Nope. Sorry not sorry. We don’t want your kind in our place, and we don’t want your kind in any other place either.
The media blitz has been so intense, that even through the tiny little hole that I use to view it, there were a couple of times when I thought “what if this, or what if that?” and then I thought about the people involved, and thought “almost got me, but then I remembered who you were”. If it could happen to me, it’s happening to others too. Help your friends, ask them questions to lead them to it, telling them won’t help at all. * *
When I looked up this quote (I do do SOME fact checking/research/confirmations while writing) I found that Trump re-tweeted it after he was exonerated in the impeachment sham. “When you strike at the King, you must kill him.” -RWEmerson. That was February. How unfortunate and ironic then that Trump struck at King Deep State, but didn’t kill him.
I’ll have a bunch to say about prepping issues coming up. There is nothing this mouse can do now that the elephants are dancing, except to stock my bolthole and pull my head in (figuratively, and a bit literally).
Don’t forget that we are in the midst of a massive increase in sick people too. The wuflu hasn’t gone away, and while the percentage is small, when enough people get it, even that tiny percentage with bad issues will get to be a really big number.
And I discovered that the NSAID I take daily for back pain is a fever suppressor as well, so I probably shouldn’t be quite so sanguine about my lack of fever when I’m coughing and headache-y.
In the mean time, avoid crowds, figure out what you have and what you need, and get to work stacking up needful things.
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** “Why on earth would the capitol cops move the barricades and let the people in if there was a riot? Why wasn’t one of the most important and secure areas of our government guarded on this day of all days? Why would someone as experience and seasoned as Pelosi leave her computer on and logged in if she was afraid the building would be overrun? How many fires were there? How many businesses were burned to the ground and looted during this ‘riot’? Why are the headlines suggesting the rioters killed 4 people when two were medical emergencies -a stroke and a heart attack- one was an unarmed woman killed by cops, and the fourth was accidentally trampled or crushed in a crowd?” Any one of these should plant a seed.