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Remember the good ol’ days when people would shake their heads at alarmists and conspiracy theorists and remind them that it’s all happened before? That we’ve always survived the chaotic situations? That the foundations of the country are sturdy enough to overcome the worst?
I remember those comments made by people who are bright, knowledgeable, and practical people, and I know they believed what they said. I wanted to believe them, too, and usually acquiesced to their wisdom. Now I’m not so sure, because it isn’t one single thing that is unraveling, but many situations, pretty much at the same time. What does that picture look like?–
The Border disaster: people keep pouring in, with no end in sight. Are they sick? Are they criminals? Where are they going? Will the border patrols continue on their jobs, trying to manage this barrage of humanity or will they finally quit? Will we have strangers flooding our communities? Where will they live? How will they manage their lives?
The Shot and Mask Mandates: citizen workers in most industries are fed up with the government and business demands. Will they quit their jobs? Go on unemployment, which eventually may be available for an indefinite time period? The airline industry, restaurants, law enforcement, emergency medical care, hospitals, and many other industries are pushing back. They’ve had enough and may just join the ranks of those who have quit looking for jobs. And their employers may shrug their shoulders and join them.
Limitations on free speech: The military has decided to infringe on the rights on its members, even beyond the original restrictions; the threat of being accused of white supremacy or domestic terrorism looms large. The government is trying to intimidate and threaten parents who are protesting at school boards. People who don’t follow the PC code for speech on social media continue to be ousted and threatened.
Public Services: Is there a possibility that those who build and maintain our electric grid, sanitation and waste services could be threatened if they don’t comply with government demands? Who will replace them?
Cargo ships: Many of us are already seeing shortages of goods in many stores, especially supermarkets. For now, you may not be able to find your favorite brand of tomato sauce; tomorrow there may be no tomato sauce. As long as the problems of unloading cargo ships continue, shortages will continue and grow.
Gasoline: Gas prices are going up. The federal government refuses to tap into the resources that are already available; they’d prefer to pay rising prices to those countries that are not intimidated by the green lobby.
I could go on, but I’m just plain worn out.
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The most alarming part to me is that we can only speculate on some of the reasons for some of these situations. We have to wonder if Joe Biden and his cronies are looking around and noticing the disruption and dissatisfaction. Do they not see what is happening? Do they really believe that on the other side of all this disruption are positive outcomes?
If everyone—and I mean everyone—does not start pushing back, begin protesting, refuse to comply with authoritarian demands, we are lost.
We. Must. Stop. Them.