We know that political violence begets political violence. It is a fact, it never changes. We watched political violence in our streets for all of 2020. We have to be against that. No matter who commits the violence or under what pretext.
Many are accepting violence as justified or necessary. We have a duty to oppose all of it. Political violence kills people’s children. It doesn’t work unless and until we reach elimination of one side or the other. Are we ready to kill everyone on the other side? That’s the only way it ends.
Horrifying as this moment is, we have no option but to make it better. Why was anyone there in DC? We better answer that question. Thinking about it is simply insufficient. If you want to fix it, you have to understand who, what, when, where, why and how. Then we have to do something to resolve the conflict.
This country is no longer either rich or successful. There was a time when it was rich and successful. America became rich and successful because for hundreds of years we the people held common principles and values. We were never all the same culture, religion, race or gender. America was stable because there was respect for the rule of law.
What needs to be done and who is going to do it?
America is not now nor has it ever been a democracy. Democracy is mob rule. Don’t get sucked into that canard. We have always maintained election integrity. Our elected officials responded to voters. Freedom of speech, the right to peacefully assemble and to petition our government for redress of our grievances is our pressure relief valve.
As long as people sincerely believe they can change things by voting, they stay calm. They don’t storm the Halls of Government or burst into the House chamber. They talk, they organize and they vote. But the opposite is also true.
If people begin to believe our representative republic is fraudulent. If they conclude voting is a charade, that the system lacks integrity we are in trouble. When people believe the country is run in secret, by a small group of powerful dishonest people, acting in their own interests; we are in trouble. When that happens we know what will happen. Guess we’ll soon know if we are serious about civil war soon.
Whether or not we now move to open warfare, we are nowhere near mutual respect. Tolerance is in short supply. America is torn between western civilization and the Leftist/Islam civilization view. These two worldviews have never been compatible… Fill your belly and get a good night’s sleep. We may all need to rest and prepare for what’s coming.