This thread, a youtube video and watching what people are saying made me realize something, we are at war.Basically, we are at war. First thing? Cut off lines of communications.
Shoot, move and ######### doesn't work as well.
This is a war of control of the future of our country. We are losing the ability to debate and be civil. We have divided into factions. Folks who were in the middle are being pushed into one camp or another. Society is seeing to that.
I really now have no idea if Antifa was leading the charge yesterday or not. There is a lot of doubt by people I have come to trust. Were they there, I have no proof but I do believe they were. Still, the reason many followed is because they have had enough. People are pissed. For a long time we the people have been told we are evil and not woke. We have been told we are the reason for the worlds problems in a nut shell. Then came the lock down. Businesses were forced to either shut down, in the case of many small businesses, or go to minimum capacity productions. Many farmers had to cull their herds, let their crops die in the field or just dump them. While small business dies and many working folks are laid off, corporate profits have climbed due to online purchases because there is no where else to go. It doesn't take many employees to fill orders and ship them. Half of that is probably automated anyhow.
With businesses shut down and people unable to feed their families or pay their bills, frustration deepens. Then we are told by the incoming administration that we can look forward to a further tightening down on the economy because of the virus. Evidently the 3-4 week shut down to flatten the curve has been extended. Maybe indefinitely it seems. It affects small businesses more than the corporations. But even they are working with minimal staff. Many are homeless yet you hear little about that. Families are going hungry. The MSM does post pictures of ridiculously long lines at the food banks. The local news usually has pleas for more food donations. Yet the call for a stronger economic lock down continues.
There is a mass demoralization going on and it's working. People who had never considered violence now are. They see the rioting, looting and burning. They see local businesses put out of business due to "peaceful protests". Entire city blocks burned to rubble. People are beaten and shot. I still remember the story of a 77 yr old retired cop, working as a security guard who was shot in the back of the head. Not one cry of outrage. It didn't even matter that he was a black man. There is a call to defund the police. In Texas the governor has stated he will withhold tax money if any city tries to defund the police. Yet Dallas has found a way around that. No new hires, no OT for existing personnel and no replacements when people retire or move on. I imagine other cities are doing that too. We the people are being told we are not worth protecting. One state senator here purposed a bill that stated if someone broke into your house, you have a duty to retreat. This is Texas and that will go over like a lead balloon. Yet this is how the left sees us. Livestock to be culled.
It's no wonder why yesterday happened. I'm damn sorry it did but the frustration is deepening. Election fraud was in the open. Numbers changed on TV in the blink of an eye. Trump dropped over 100k votes alone in one place and the drop happened on screen. This election cycle people were shown their votes really don't count.
I could go on but I won't. The point I'm making here is we need to stop the bickering and focus on surviving. We are preppers. We are also a community that helps each other. I feel a :vs_poop: storm coming. Lets get back to what we do best.