Saturday, June 11, 2016

My Sentiments, Exactly

Please remember that I have repeatedly counseled you to Buy More Ammo.

The United States is currently facing a truly dangerous and unsettling political movement that poses real challenges to traditional concepts of democracy. That phenomenon is, of course, anti-Trumpism. Speaking personally, nothing could induce me to vote for Mr. Trump, but the violent opposition to him is becoming alarming....

Perhaps San Jose was an outlier.  Or is that line of thinking the equivalent of whistling past the graveyard?  The quoted author is decidedly not in the 'whistler' category:

...We can guarantee that certain things are going to happen within the next two months. One is that at least a handful of Trump supporters are not going to turn the other cheek. They know they cannot rely on police protection, and so some will turn up to meetings prepared to defend themselves, possibly with firearms. At that point, someone is going to be wounded or killed. At that point, expect a media outpouring about the inherent violence of Trump, his supporters, and the political Right. These animals are vicious! When attacked, they defend themselves.

The other prediction we can make with fair certainty is that in mid-July, we are going to be facing a major political crisis. The Republican convention will be held in Cleveland July 18-21, and it will assuredly be held in a state of siege. The exact outcome of that event very much depends on police behavior, preparation, and organization. If protesters can be kept sufficiently far removed, then perhaps some semblance of order can be preserved. If not, it is possible that the convention itself might be forced to suspend its activities. Either way, it is highly likely that individual convention delegates and participants are going to be attacked and, conceivably, harmed....

I won't be at any Trump events, nor at the convention.  So can I go all Alfred E. Newman?

If this author is right, the answer is "no."  Because, ah, *stuff* tends to spread. 

HT:  ColdFury


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