Sometimes, I look at the extremists on both sides of the political spectrum, and wonder what the hell happened to human decency. Then I see how others react to the nutcases, and I realize that while it might not be as prevalent as it once was, it is still as strong as ever in some people.
Hopefully, strong enough.
LT SMASH is one of those moral touchstones to me. When he is get worried about something, I take that as a hell of a strong indicator that I should worry, too. And right now, he’s worried.
I’m several hundred miles away, working on the day in question, and can’t afford the trip anyway. But I wish like hell I could be there — even if not a damned thing happens.
I’m hoping it won’t.
I believe it won’t. The nutcases on the left are very brave, as long as they have overwhelming numbers on their side. But if there is anywhere near even numbers opposing them, they prefer to call off their plans and gripe about the “jackbooted fascists” preventing them from exercising their rights to “speak” and “peacably assemble” — while quietly disavowing their clear intention to do neither.
If nothing else, A Gathering Of Eagles ought to be an excellent chance to meet some fine, outstanding, civic-minded individuals who have the courage to stand up for what they consider right and proper. And that alone ought to be worth the trip.