I've tried to be general in my warnings about unrest and difficult times ahead. I don't like to demonize anybody or any group, because I've been the victim of that, and I've seen others become the victim of that. It's never easy to deal with (sometimes it's impossible), and it can literally lead to bloodshed. However, it's becoming very clear that it's a tactic being deliberately used by the radical left in US politics against anyone with constitutional or conservative leanings. They aren't afraid to demonize anyone and everyone, because they think they can get away with it.
In particular, they're demonizing the white population right now. From social media to news media to street thugs, if you're white, that almost automatically puts you on the wrong side of the past, the present and the future. That even extends to official, politically correct "sensitivity training". It may even lead to direct threats against your safety - and if you dare try to defend yourself against them, you may be demonized as a racist, violent thug, even though that appellation more properly applies to your accusers. As Jim Kunstler points out:
Who is not impressed by the mindlessness of this vicious rabble? There’s no evidence at the core of their complaint that police nationwide are “hunting down black men.” If anything, black men are hunting each other down — and are oblivious to the collateral damage of infants and children blown away in their shoot-ups. Defund the police and tie their hands behind their backs? Well, the results are already in for that: huge increases in homicide rates in Chicago, New York, Houston, Baltimore, Kansas City, Newark, Nashville, et cetera, overwhelmingly black-on-black crime.
Leading, naturally, to the linchpin of Wokesterism: it’s Whitey’s fault. Whitey is racism incarnate. White Fragility makes redemption impossible. No amount of penance, apology, or remediation can fix it. Which raises another question: why even bother entertaining reparations for slavery? It will never be enough. Which may be exactly why the Woke Inquisition’s real aim is to undermine all of America’s institutions and then bust up the republic.
There's more at the link.
David Cole notes that what conduct is permitted is now all too often a function of the skin color of the person doing it. He calls it "Our De Facto Antiwhite Apartheid".
Speaking of public gatherings, whites can totally be confined to their homes for “COVID lockdowns” while blacks get to rampage freely through the streets, because the BLM riots are not technically state-approved. We all know that mayors and governors have allowed the riots, but they retain the plausible deniability that they never officially “sanctioned” them. Again, de facto. No city, no state passed a law saying “whites must stay home; blacks can go outside.” Such a law would be unconstitutional! No, the double standard “just happened.” It was “out of our hands.”
How can people fight back when there are no laws or official policies to challenge? That was always the fatal flaw with legally codified, racially tiered systems. Laws give people something to target.
Sure, blacks can storm through white neighborhoods, terrorizing residents by marching around at 1 a.m. blasting music from bullhorns (as happened in my neighborhood last month). But hey—it’s the right of free assembly! Whites can do it too…in theory. But in reality, whites know that if they try to march through, say, South Central at 1 a.m. chanting like lunatics, they’ll get shot. And DAs would not seize those guns, even as they charged the white protesters with “hate crimes.”
That’s why a monster like George Soros has targeted district attorneys in every state; that’s why he spends so much money to install his own people in that position. The law gives DAs prosecutorial discretion, and again, it’s perfectly legal. White couple paints over graffiti? Felony hate crime. Black thugs beat white child senseless? Misdemeanor assault.
DA discretion is a great tool for enforcing de facto apartheid, and Soros picked up on that long before we did.
The news for whites is grim. Politicians in both parties have already decided to either go along with de facto apartheid, or at least not overtly oppose it. Whites have no advocates left.
Again, more at the link.
This reality is giving rise to a rising danger in our midst - the danger that fed-up people (many of them white, but also including many of other races, particularly veterans of military service and those who've experienced communist oppression in other countries) will decide that "enough is enough", and take the law into their own hands. My friend, fellow author and fellow blogger Old NFO notes (bold, underlined text is my emphasis):
America is in trouble. The divisiveness has gotten to the point that is, in my opinion, nearing what existed just prior to the Civil War. The media and their acolytes, both in and out of government and science are using the bully pulpits of the media, farcebook, Twit, etc. to foment even more hate and discontent.
And the ‘fact checkers’ out there are so biased left as to be useless if one actually has any common sense. What is being done is that conservative voices are being drowned out, regardless of ethnicity, or location. To whit Hong Kong (while not directly our problem, it is endemic of the state of freedom under an oppressive regime).
On the other side of the coin, gun sales are at an all time high, with another ammunition shortage, as people scramble to get what they can while they can. People are tired of the rioting and are starting to take matters into their own hands, especially when they fear for their lives. When people get worried, they hunker down, wait, and watch.
What people are missing is that is beginning to happen more and more. People are dropping out of/off of any kind of media and reaching out via other means to stay in touch with like minded folks.
Between now and November, it’s going to be interesting to watch…
More at the link, and well worth reading in full.
I fully agree with Old NFO's observations. I'm seeing more and more people starting to become more and more active, preparing for what they see coming down the pike at them. They're not taking it passively; they're preparing to stop it in its tracks - and they're more than capable of doing so on a local basis. What's more, they're organizing. Their actions won't just be local. As Newton's Third Law of Motion tells us, "To every action there is an equal and opposite reaction". That's what we're seeing now. That reaction is in response to BLM's and Antifa's actions. I don't think they're going to enjoy it, when it arrives.
J. C. Dodge, the pseudonymous author of Mason Dixon Tactical, issues a stark warning: "The Reprieve is Over".
I believe the next election, if it takes place, will be an event surrounded by an unprecedented level of violence ... I don’t see how an event culminating with a fight along a number of fractured lines, doesn’t happen.
Although the though of that event taking place fills me with dread, I believe it has to take place before anything can even have a glimmer of hope to get better ... regardless of how it plays out, our United States of America will never be the same again, and will probably stay a fractured, balkanized conglomeration of States (if that) for the rest of existence.
. . .
Prepare yourself for what’s to come. I don’t believe it will be pleasant. Organize your friends, family and neighborhood to defend itself against events like we’ve seen acted out recently in placed like Minneapolis and Atlanta. Defense, First Aid, Shelter, Water and Food are your “Order of Priorities” list in these situations. If it starts at the time of the election, we’ll be fighting in the Winter. Are you prepared to fight in cold weather?
Make sure you are keeping a eye on who is supporting whom and who the sell outs and shills are. This will be important info when things start to pop. As an example I’ve seen recently, the last thing you want is to be associated with a so called “Constitutional” militia leader who has ties and affiliations with groups like “The John Brown Gun Club” (they roll with Antifa). Someone like that is a snake in your midst and will screw you when it’s convenient for his well being or bottom line.
It’s come to the time to choose a side. Today’s “Going along to get along” and “Tolerance” are tag-lines used by those who are cowards and and afraid to speak their mind about what is right and fair. We’ve all been guilty of it, but you can only take so much before you tell a blathering, idiot activist to go pound sand with his convenient “facts” all the while waiting for him to call you a “Racist” or one of the other “ists” we’re being accused of these days.
More at the link.
I wish I could disagree with Mr. Dodge. Very, very sadly . . . I can't. I can only hope he, and I, and the others who see what we're seeing and draw the same conclusions we have, are wrong. Whether or not we are will only be made clear by the passage of time.
A song lyric that became a far-left-wing terrorist slogan now sounds more accurate than ever:
"You don't need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows."
Or, to quote blogger HMS Defiant:
"When people tell you you’re their enemy, believe them and act accordingly."