Old fashioned fascism will take it away
I’m kind of in disbelief today. I guess I shouldn’t be, as this follows patterns from the Orange in Chief. Anyway, our president sent Department of Homeland Security officers to Portland, Oregon. These officers were driving unmarked rental vans, wearing camo with no identifying gear (names etc.) and these officers were snatching people from the street without charging them and throwing them into vans and taking them to unknown locations to interrogate.
They let everyone go, especially when they asked for their lawyers.
This should piss everyone off. Random federal officers snatching people from the streets is something that happens in dictatorships. This is something we condemn whenever it happens in other countries. But it’s happening in America.
After the military basically called the president out for using them against their own people at Lafayette Square, he knew he couldn’t do that any longer, so he called in his own goon squad from DHS. It’s been reported that he plans to do this in cities with Democratic leadership, including Chicago, soon.
This is just the crybaby trying to appear tough before the election. To rile up his base and stick it to the sanctuary cities around the country. This has nothing to do with law and order, this is strictly being used to intimidate.
I’d like to point out to the second amendment activists that THIS is what you always argue for. You need your guns to prevent government tyranny. Where are you now? You should all be joining these protests, especially in places like Portland. But there has been nothing but silence from the 2A crowd. Why, you ask? Well it’s simple. Gun rights activists don’t REALLY care about that government tyranny thing unless it’s happening to them. Have lockdowns to prevent people dying in a pandemic? Well by golly gee, let’s get my military cosplay and my guns and go to the capitol fully armed because I can’t get a fucking haircut. But a secret police force snatching citizens? Well it’s not citizens I like, so I guess it’s okay.
It’s just hypocrisy and bullshit on so many levels.
Next, the tangerine traitor is pushing hard for all kids to go back to school. I mean we’ve had record cases recently and some states have regressed into shutting a bunch of things down again, so we’re good right?
It just amazes me that we are even having this debate. Doing this WILL get people sick and WILL end up killing people. There is no easy way to do this safely, and you still have a sizeable portion of the populace who refuse to wear masks. One of my best friends runs IT for a school district in rural Illinois, and many of the parents there said their kids would never be forced to wear a mask.
Holy shit people are stupid. Just mind-numbingly, astonishingly, selfishly stupid.
Now read this quote from the Governor of Missouri, Mike Parson:
“These kids have got to get back to school. They are at the lowest risk possible. And if they do get COVID-19, which they will—and they will when they go to school—they’re not going to the hospitals. They’re not going to have to sit in doctor’s offices. They’re going to go home and they’re going to get over it.”
He’s telling you right now that kids WILL get COVID in schools. Just flat out admitting it. Let’s say he’s right about kids getting it and nothing happening to them. What then about their families, the teachers, the assistants, the bus driver, the school nurse, the lunch staff? I guess we don’t care that kids would be carriers and could give it to them.
But he’s WRONG about kids just “getting over it.” There are tons of deaths in younger people as well, and we still don’t know about negative effects that could last their entire life. And if they do get gravely sick, we overload our hospitals once again.
Just throwing our kids in as sacrificial lambs is NOT okay. What kind of fucking animals are we?
Well it’s a re-election animal. The president wants so desperately for everything to be back to normal so he has a better chance of re-election. That is what is fueling jackboots in our cities, the push to open things up and the willingness to just let our children die.
Don’t fall for it.