I read this article via Insty a few days back, and it’s stayed with me ever since because it’s becoming an increasingly-familiar feeling:
Would you feel comfortable wearing a MAGA hat? Or would you worry you might get assaulted?
The Democrats are now embracing “democratic socialism.” Their activists are dressing up in hoods and masks and terrorizing citizens.
But we’re not supposed to complain about it. It’s getting dangerous to speak your mind. Dangerous to your career, and even to your safety.
I worry about how free America still will be in six years because the Democrats… they’ve got an agenda. They want to narrow the range of acceptable opinions. To cow us, restrict us, make us scared to speak. From day to day, Americans are getting bullied, browbeaten, and herded like sheep. The Democrats are driving us into the narrow, reeking pen of political correctness. Its fences are constantly moving, and in only one direction. They are closing in on us.
Here’s what worries me about this. I don’t worry about being assaulted for wearing some kind of “offensive” clothing. I don’t worry that my car will be keyed because I have an NRA/TSRA decal on the back window. I don’t worry about being screamed at or spat upon because of [insert Lefty outrage here].
I don’t worry about any of that. I worry about how I’ll react to any of the above.
I don’t want to beat the shit out of some snotty punk screaming insults into my face, or break someone’s hand when they’ve just keyed my car. And if some Pantifa asswipe comes at me with a bike lock or pickax handle, I sure as hell don’t want to shoot the little prick in the face.
But I might well do any or all of that — and then have to face the legal consequences.
It’s all very well to say, “Oh, but you were in the right: you were justified in responding to [whatever just happened to you].” I might be in the right, but there will still be a mountain of legal crap to be endured, lawyer’s fees and all that nonsense. It’s like having a car accident when the other guy ran the red light: he’s in the wrong, but you’re still the one with a wrecked car.
That said: I think these little Lefty shits need to face up to something: it’s all very well to play these little games, but I don’t think they realize that our patience may be great, but it’s not limitless.
It’s only a question of time.
But in the meantime, I find excuses not to go to Austin, even though I have close friends there I want to visit, because Austin TX is Loony Lefty Central. I sometimes worry about that NRA sticker getting me a bad Uber review from a passenger (I’m a “five-star” driver, which has its privileges). I worry about some SJW waiter spitting in my food after overhearing my dinner-table conversation. And those are just the things that trouble me off the top of my head.
As the linked article suggests, they and all the other little micro-terrorisms are all fences. And I’m starting to resent them. Greatly.