"Whenever I watch the news feed and see the social unrest, social entropy, or social dysfunction in our country, I fear for our future. I have said this before - we are only one match from a huge bonfire in this country."
The special election in Ohio's 12th Congressional District says it all. No winner as yet, as the margins are razor thin, and uncounted votes are still being found and then counted. Once it is all said and done, and the mandatory recount complete, a winner will be declared. And that winner, be it red or blue, will have that position until - next January. That is, unless that person wins again in November. Bottom line? This special election is much to do about nothing - sort of.
The reason I say "sort of" is this - each and every race this November could be just as close. This country is so evenly split, it is hard to tell what the political color is going to be come January of 2019. Is it going to be red, blue, or purple? Some are predicting a Blue Wave, and the others are saying it will be a Red Tsunami. Or will be it be a Purple Haze? Purple Haze? What the heck is that? That is where many in the country have no idea where they really belong. So they want a little bit from what each party has to offer.
Meanwhile with the fringe Left, the gloves have come off. No more hiding. No more fancy names. They are exposed to whom they have wanted to be for decades. Socialists. In fact, they are now using the same tactics as their predecessors used years ago - like during the 1923 Beer Hall Putsch in Munich. Lawless, mob violence, fighting with their political opponents and the police. Over the years, nothing has changed with these National Socialists. Only today, they have dropped the "National" from their name. They have replaced it with "Democratic". Everything else however, remains the same.
There are still some mainstream Democrats (not many), who find the tactics of the socialists to be cringe worthy. They really don't like the Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren direction the party is going. But - the young people do. They are loving this socialism thing. Since real history is no longer taught in our schools, they see socialism as nothing more than free stuff for all. Even though real socialism is being played out in Venezuela, and can been seen every night on the news.
The Right, the patriots, continue to support the President. They can look past his foibles and see the good things he has done since assuming office. They believe his biggest impediment to even higher success has been obstructionist Democrats and "do nothing" Republicans. Trump and his followers have no time for either. They are just part of the swamp which needs to be drained and then cleaned out.
Why do I say the country might just go crazy? We saw it a bit during a Obama, and now much more under Trump. This is where large chunks of the electorate refuse to accept the result of an election. This has let to the "Resist!" and "Not my President!" movements. My fear is after the 2018 and/or 2020 elections, should this get worse and not better, our country might truly become ungovernable. Then what?
Bottom line? Whenever I watch the news feed and see the social unrest, social entropy, or social dysfunction in our country, I fear for our future. I have said this before - we are only one match from a huge bonfire in this country. And the tactics of Antifa might be the match which starts the fire.
Stay tuned, stay aware, stay prepared folks. After the primary is over on Tuesday, we start the 2018 "silly season" for real. Things might get rough and tumble by the second Tuesday in November. Let's hope it does not.