I don’t usually subscribe to conspiracy theories but something very nefarious seems to be happening in the world, especially in America, this year. First there was Covid-19. It came out of Wuhan, China. Not clear if it was accidentally or deliberately released. Not the first time a virus has broken out and definitely won’t be the last. But the reaction to it is like nothing the world has ever seen before. A reasonable person can accept that, early on, many politicians were freaked out and didn’t know what to do. So most imposed lockdowns of their citizens. We were told initially that this was simply to flatten the curve so as not to overwhelm the healthcare systems. Fine. But as the weeks, and then months, passed the messaging changed, as did the timelines. Suddenly it was no longer enough to just flatten the curve. Now we had to wait for a vaccine – that might be available in a year, in 18 months, ever? Massive unemployment occurred, small businesses shut down, most non-Covid-19 healthcare was stopped. A shaming campaign flourished both online and in real life. An army of Karens were empowered over night to scold and report on their neighbours.
Then on May 25th a black man died in the hands of the police. Did he deserve to die? Of course not! Did most people in America and around the world feel terrible for him and his family. Of course! Did the actions of the police cause his death? Only time and a trial will tell. But a video of this event, amplified by the news media, social media, and politicians caused violence and looting and arson to almost instantly erupt all over the country. The Radical Left Antifa members appear to have fanned out across the country to stir this all up well beyond the initial intentions of the protesters. When Antifa was called out for their actions, their comrades-in-spirit in the media insisted that they were completely innocent and all the trouble was being caused by white supremacists. Uh huh.
The Black Lives Matter protests intensified, almost always seemingly surrounded by more violence, looting, and arson. Various politicians and police officers tried to appease them but it was mostly for naught. When asked what tangible changes they were seeking, there was a deafening silence. Then came the calls by “woke” politicians to disband all police departments across America. And replace them with … what??? Then came surreal videos of mostly white Leftists kneeling on the ground before black people, apologizing for their white guilt and begging forgiveness: new levels of cringeyness that we had never seen before!
Have you been able to pause for a moment to view all of this from the 50,000 feet level? What exactly is going on? First, all of the public was made to feel insanely frightened and overly compliant by a new, unknown virus. Then half of the public was stirred up to feel violently angry, which prompted the other half to very likely feel insanely frightened and bewildered by what appears to be a massive societal revolution taking place; one with a religious-like fervor where there is absolutely no room for dissent. Even neutrality is no longer an option. Now what’s next?
Expect events this summer to stir up the anger amongst middle of the road and conservative citizens. What recently happened in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho may provide a clue. As does the reaction to the Mayor of Chicago. What would happen if these law abiding citizens with firearms were prompted to defend themselves in coordinated attacks against them?
Extremely naive politicians such as the Mayor of Minneapolis and the Prime Minister of Canada provide examples of simpletons who think that all citizens are going to sit back and let themselves and their families be harmed, their property and savings destroyed, and their freedoms canceled. Expect a growing anger from the silent majority. This will almost certainly be expressed at the ballot box in America in November. Still much doubt if the Democrats will allow fair elections to occur. In the “blue” cities and states, where too many sheeple have been infected with Woke-flavoured Kool-Aid, expect a large exodus to smaller communities and redder states. Change is coming but it likely not what the protestors on the streets right now are expecting.