I’ve been trying to limit watching the news lately. Even so… what’s been going on lately
echoes too much of history for me to sleep soundly. Much too much.
Maybe I’ve read too much history. Maybe I’m still twitchy from the local mobs and protests and the contempt for average people made visible by the whole Skanska mess with the Three Mile Bridge. Maybe.
But I have a sinking feeling I’m not. And I’m far from the only one.
What do we do about it? I’m not sure. I suspect whatever I plan or aim for will be overtaken by the mass of Very Angry People out there. So the first thing I’m doing is getting myself and those I care about into a position to take care of ourselves.
And keeping an ear to the ground. Here’s just a few things that made me twitch yesterday.
“The Democrats are planning to destroy their political opponents. History teaches that their plans to enact scorched earth against people already aggrieved will only radicalize half the population.”
“Except in connection with essential travel, Californians should avoid non-essential travel to any part of California more than 120 miles from one’s place of residence, or to other states or countries.”
“We understand the desire to permanently suspend him now, but it should concern everyone when companies like Facebook and Twitter wield the unchecked power to remove people from platforms that have become indispensable for the speech of billions — especially when political realities make those decisions easier,” said Kate Ruane, ACLU senior legislative counsel, in a statement.
“Beforehand, these social media platforms had held their fire somewhat out of fear that the Republicans would change their special tax status exemptions that define them as open platforms, not publishers. No longer. Their desire to silence their opponents can now swing into high gear, and they are pushing it for all it is worth, including attempting to silence their direct competitors, such as Parler, a twitter-like platform that prides itself on censoring no one.”
Conservative #WalkAway Facebook page removed along with hundreds of thousands of videos and followers
“The media are cheering on the lists of Trump supporters being amassed by the Left in order to cancel them and keep them off of boards of directors, academia, and other institutions. A Leftist website with the Orwellian name “The Truth Accountability Project” has answered the call of the Jennifer Rubins and AOCs to keep a list of those who must be purged from history.”
…And the progressives say they want “unity and healing”. Riiiiiight.
Keep your wits about you, keep your head together. No one knows what’s going to happen next.