"The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not." ~~Thomas Jefferson

"Who will protect us from those who protect us?"

Rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others. ~ Thomas Jefferson

"None are so hopelessly enslaved as those who falsely believe they are free." ~~Goethe

19 January 2021

Optics are reality...



In the world of politics, a world where optics are everything, the "peaceful transfer of power" of the political leadership of the most powerful nation on earth is going to take place tomorrow in a city occupied by armed military troops.  It's going to take place within a secure area behind razor wire, Jersey Barriers, sandbags, fences, and armed troops that American troops deployed to the world's most dangerous places would envy.

The Democrats will assume power behind the "protective barrier" of the world's most powerful military force.  

Regardless of what happened on January 6th, I'm not sure this is the right message to be sending to the people of the United States and the world.  Though the Spin Meisters who control the media typically favor Democrats and the Left, I'm not sure that the message of military occupation in the nation's capital is one that the Harris-Biden administration can overcome.  That message is already constant and overblown.  The folks on the Right have long memories and have spent the last 12 years (at least) being constantly marginalized by the Left.  The folks on the Left are, at this moment, attempting to crush completely, the political force that represents fully 50% of the people of the United States.  They are trying to make totally insignificant the Conservative Right in the US.  This is the potential prize from the actions they are taking to exploit this "crisis that they refuse to waste"...  The destruction of meaningful political opposition to the power and policies of the Left. 

I'm trying to think of the last time such a powerful military force was assembled inside the United States specifically to oppose a potential threat from citizens of the United States...  I have to ask, what prompted the folks in charge of this bit of theater to go from 5,000 National Guard troops to 6,400, to 10,000, to 25,000?  Holy crap!   

There is always the potential for a few bad actors to show up.  Remember that the Trump Inauguration was mostly unattended, yet there were still riots in DC and around the country protesting Donald Trump.  Cars were burned, glass was broken, the Left had their day and their say.  yaddi yaddi yadda...

Anyway... I pray that the Inauguration of Harris and Biden is peaceful.  I pray that the United States is peaceful tomorrow and in the days to come.  I hope that the Right doesn't take matters into their own hands and behave the way the Left has so many times, including all of this past summer.

An article from Reuters regarding tomorrow's occupation activities is here...

Right now, not being a Leftist in America feels dangerous...

I guess only time will tell.

Stay safe.

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