A significant number of the American population is over their reaction and concern about the VIRUS. Traffic is up, people are going outside, there is chafing at the restrictions and conversation has turned to examine the necessity of the Government edicts coming from various Governors.
It is easy to bemoan the extreme idiots who are huddling inside, willing to embrace freedom restrictions because they have fear, fear of the illness and fear of not being a socially responsible person. It is easy to bemoan by pointing to these folks and extrapolating that they constitute a majority of active voters.
A number of the Q folk and others have been alluding to “The Great Awakening” for years now, that day when a large number of citizens realize they are two steps away from being the crowd in Soylent Green.
I see it a touch differently.
In the last three months and the next few months assuming Barr and Durham are serious there will be some events and information which will be hard for spinmeisters in the media to cover up. My list is as follows:
-The Media is unqualified to represent the citizens in general. The virus was a distillation of insane behavior against the backdrop of life or death. People are not stupid. Many masks came off all the way once the citizens had day to day skin in the information flow.
-Global and National organizations whose names inspired the assumption of competency combined with good motives have proven to be shills at best and unqualified salarymen at least. The WHO, the CDC, the NIH and many more have shown themselves to be placeholders in the face of what may have been a practice run at a pandemic.
-Governors and Mayors, especially of Blues States have proven to be vain fools drunk on power. Banning fishing to avoid social spreading, pretending all other disease and ailments could wait until the VIRUS was handled and shutting down the healthcare system, spiteful closures and seemingly random and unexplainable definitions of ‘essential’ and ‘non-essential’ activities coupled with decalrations of overbearing power in their domain will not sit well with the folks. People can see this with their own eyes and feel the pain in their day to day lives.
-As evidence trickles out, the FBI, the CIA and the DOJ are looking more and more like political mob enforcers, dropping all pretense of following the law and using it to their own ends. Some local police are becoming not enforcers of law but enforcers of governors extra legal whims.
If you want to persuade someone, you make them feel significant and certain. If you want to really piss someone off you take away their significance and remove certainty.
Pessimists look at our nation and see the Karens , the nags and the fearful and assume they are a majority.
Optimists look at the small awakenings hitting in a short time period and feel that the pissed off “non essential”s and their families will constitute a significant majority.
When times are good enough, people vote but many do not.
When people are afraid, more vote.
When people are pissed off , more vote
Are you a pessimist or an optimist?