Nothing from me until this farce is over.
From the comments to this article:
Beverly Hills business owners have been told to board up their windows by the local police department, as officials expect rioting throughout Los Angeles following the presidential election results
And the comment:
“So what happened to all the pontificating about accepting the results of the election, or does that only play one way?”
When it comes to the Left, things only go one way: the way they want them to go.
Everything else is “fascist”, everyone else is “Hitler”.
Reader ChetP writes:
“I notice that your blogging seems to have fallen off recently. Is everything okay?”
Thankee for asking, Chet, and yes, everything’s just fine. The reasons that this back porch has been somewhat lacking in content recently are manifold.
I am sick to death of writing about the fucking Chinkvirus, probably as sick as everyone is getting about reading about said Chinkvirus. Take Chinkvirus reports out of news coverage, and total content would drop by about half.
I am also sick to death of writing about the fucking election. Personally, I can’t wait for the thing to be over, Trump reelected to a second term and the Communist Hysteria be dialed up to 25 (on a 10-point scale) so that I might finally get to test those New ‘N Improved hollowpoints on something other than paper.
Alert Readers will note that I have refrained from writing about Biden’s wastrel son and their familial corruption. This is mostly like complaining about the flies buzzing around a dead horse: the horse is dead and the flies are therefore irrelevant to his condition. Biden’s going to lose (bigly) and all this other shit is just pointless.
If you skim through any online newspaper and subtract the above three topics and articles related thereto, your read will be a short one. (“Bette Midler turns to Jesus for help in getting rid of Trump” may be ironically funny, coming from someone whose previous behavior has, to put it mildly, been somewhat devoid of Christian principle, but it’s hardly worth writing about, is it?)
So the rest of today’s posts will all be about manly stuff like guns and cars, because that’s the primary reason why most of my Readers stop by here anyway.
In the above post, I pointed out that whether the Left wins or loses, they riot and loot regardless. So here’s a little preview on how they’re planning to respond to a Trump victory:
Under the guise of seeking to “prevent a constitutional crisis,” a massive network of well funded left-wing activists and progressive groups are training, organizing, and planning to mobilize millions of Americans should President Trump “contest the election results,” refuse to concede, or claim an early victory.
More than 80 advocacy groups and grassroots organizations have joined in a broad coalition calling itself “Protect the Results” and proclaiming that “we cannot ignore the threat that Trump poses to our democracy and a peaceful transition of power.”
The coalition is a joint project of Indivisible and Stand Up America, two left-wing groups founded in response to President Trump’s 2016 election and whose goals are “to organize and resist Trump’s dangerous agenda” and “to defeat Trump and his enablers.”
Seeking to “protect” election results by use of its millions of members, the coalition calls to “take coordinated action” and “prepare for a potential post-election crisis.”
Note that even if Trump wins by an overwhelming majority, they’re still going to “mobilize”, because of the “the threat that Trump poses to our democracy and a peaceful transition of power.” (See the Chilean example above.) As Roger Kimball puts it, channeling Commiespeak:
But what if Trump, you know, actually wins the election?
He can’t. And if he does, it won’t count. Listen to this statement gathered by Pullman: “At some point in the days following the election Trump will almost certainly either attempt to declare outright victory or attempt to invalidate the results of the election. That is the start of the coup.”
So what happens next? “We need to show that we’re ungovernable under a continued Trump administration. … That can mean blocking traffic at major intersections and bridges, shutting down government office buildings … or blockading the White House.”
Nice. So the plan is to create instability and sow fear and discord, and then… what, exactly?
See how clever that is? If Trump wins and they start their bullshit, and Trump responds with some kind of police action like calling in the National Guard, then he’s the one opposing a “peaceful transition of power”? I, for one, am curious to see what will happen if their “coordinated action” is met with resistance from either police action or “counter-revolutionaries” (that, in case anyone is wondering, is us — people like you and me).
In the above article, Kimball is quite optimistic, by the way, ending with:
But if, as I expect, he wins, there will be much wailing and gnashing of liberal teeth, but widespread peace and prosperity will dull the pain and transform the anguish into the guilty pleasure of histrionic self-indulgence.
Me? Not so much.
Which reminds me: I need to go and pick up my ammo order. The Communists aren’t the only ones who can make plans.
I read Roger Kimball’s A Momentous Election, and not for the first time I was struck by the thought in his conclusion:
The prospect of that malign dispensation is why I believe the 2020 election is the most momentous of my life.
The expression “this is the most important election” (or similar) has become so common it risks losing its meaning.
But it shouldn’t. Several elections — most especially in recent times — have qualified for the title, such as Trump’s near-massacre of Hillary Bitch Clinton’s latest attempt to become Nanny-In-Chief in 2016. That election was hugely important, because had Her Filthiness won, the country would have continued along the slide down to perdition started by Obama’s destructive social- and foreign policies. Trump’s victory in 2016 at least delayed that process, and in places halted it altogether (and reversed it in lamentably few).
But that was when the socialist welfare- and malignant state was still a work in progress, and to many people (such as NeverTrumpers), the dark purposes of such policies were not as apparent as they are now. Hillary Clinton, for example, may have been on the side of the anti-gun faction; but she certainly did not threaten to send police around to confiscate guns. (That’s not to say she wouldn’t have, at some point; but at least she didn’t come right out and say she would, as Joe Biden has certainly done since, in saying he would appoint arch-antigunner Beto O’Rourke as his firearms commissar.)
Now, however, the Radical Left (a.k.a. Communists) have not only taken over the Democrat Party, but made no attempt to hide that fact from us — and the proof thereof is that after winning the Democrat Party primary, Biden and Harris have made no attempt — in the slightest — to back away from their more radical primary proposals and tack back to the center, as both parties have had to do in the past. And the implications of that takeover, in terms of this coming election, have made voting choice about as simple as it’s possible to do so: on the one hand, a return to a more conservative — more originally-American — ideal in voting for Trump, and on the other, a handing over of power to a movement that will set about undermining everything — every institution and every Constitutional freedom — that has made this country the envy of the world.
By the way, I have no time — absolutely none — for those people who absolutely hate the Left but can’t bring themselves to vote for Trump and are going to chuck their vote away on the Raving Loony Party / Libertarians [some overlap] or write in some cutesy choice like Mickey Mouse. That’s really dangerous this time, because every vote that’s not for Trump will reduce his voting support, and once again we’ll have to put up with the tiresome chants of the Left calling for a “popular democracy” to replace our Electoral College.
To refresh our memories, G.W. Bush absolutely trounced John Fuckface Kerry in 2004 in the popular vote, largely because of Fuckface himself as well as because we were still fighting a full-blooded war in Iraq and Afghanistan. Now, thanks to Trump, we aren’t fighting a war in Iraq and are in the process of ending the stupid adventure in Afghanistan; but the overseas wars have been replaced by a domestic war — and believe me, it’s very much a war, ask anyone who lives in Seattle or Portland — between two political philosophies that are not only mutually incompatible but mutually destructive. There are no compromises between the Communists and the Conservatives. Not any more.
Every conservative voter, of whatever stripe, needs to forget all their misgivings about Trump because now more than ever, a vote that isn’t a Trump vote is very definitely an enabling vote for Communism, at best, no matter how you try to justify it. Forget that “protest” vote bullshit — it was bullshit in 2016, and it’s bullshittier in 2020. The stakes are just too damn high, this time.
This is especially true when it comes to conservative voters in places like New York, California, Illinois and New Jersey. Yes, your vote may not achieve anything in your state — but in the big picture, your vote is critically important in helping to take away one of the Communists’ most strident talking points — and yes, it could make the difference if they try to win the vote by fraud.
And I’m not even going to talk about how important it is for us to take back the U.S. House and increase our majority in the Senate. Unless, of course, you want to flirt with the idea of Speaker Nancy Pelosi hooking up with Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, and sending their anti-Constitutional Communist bills to President Kamala Harris (forget Biden; he’ll be pushed out within 96 hours of his inauguration) for her rubber-stamp signature. (Here’s a slam-dunk prophecy: if the Communists control the House, Senate and White House, there will not be a single presidential veto of any legislation during the next four years. Not one.)
Do we really want to live under those circumstances? I’ll spell it out: if the Communists take over, say goodbye to your gun rights, your freedom of speech, your children’s school curricula, your history, the Supreme Court, and (eventually) your vote, to name but some that they have targeted. The United States of America will become no different from the average Third World nation, and misery, not the pursuit of happiness will become our currency.
And that is why this 2020 election is the most important one we’ll ever face — until the next one, if we get to have it. There is no magic wand. There is just a long, grinding and quite possibly an unending struggle.
There is a great saying that says (from memory), “Civilization will flourish as long as old men plant the trees whose shade they’ll never see.” Well, I’m an old man; and I’m going to plant as many trees as I possibly can because our republic deserves it.