Yesterday, grandpa stepped in it again.
BIDEN: "Those who say the blood of Patriots, you know, and all the stuff about how we’re gonna have to move against the government.”— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) June 23, 2021
"If you think you need to have weapons to take on the government, you need F-15s and maybe some nuclear weapons."pic.twitter.com/WVHUffpphP
The usual suspects on both sides charged into the fray. "Oh, we can't beat the government with rifles, can we? Well, what about Afghanistan?" "Give me a break. You right-wing racists are all talk!"
Having watched the blues defund the police and only now see that increased crime and death is the result, one wonders if they'll need to see a real insurrection before they stop getting in everyone's faces and telling them what to do, think, say and read. As I've blogged many times, they don't know how anything works. They fed paranoia with mail-in ballots and now they're suggesting they could use the military to maintain order. It's nuts.
All of that is an aside from the real point. Afghanistan isn't a good example because the place was a wreck before we started. Instead, take the case of Laguna Niguel. It's not a wreck.
|This is how it starts.|
The real change in the country won't come after months of conflict and the deployment of jets. It will come in a week or so after the deployment of bullets against trucks and power lines. Many of the people supporting grandpa and sneering at the rednecks live in communities that are among the finest in the world. A little bit of violence or failure to resupply the grocery stores will make a big difference in property values, no?
|This is how it ends.|
Folks in gated communities with their electric cars and quinoa from Whole Foods might want to start thinking about the value of social stability. It could be their best bet is to encourage a little more laissez-faire and a little less Critical Race Theory.
|When 30% of the population think the election was stolen, when school board meetings end in arrests and the president starts idly mentioning nuking his own cities, those could be clues that it's time to dial things back a bit.|