Saturday, June 27, 2020

Dreading the Fourth of November

I have begun to dread the results of the upcoming election. It seems increasingly likely to me that one of two things will happen. Either:

(1)   Joe Biden (or whoever the Democratic nominee actually is) will be elected and the nation will be given over to ruin and despoliation, or:
(2)   Donald Trump will be elected and… the the mob will exert its best efforts to create ruin and despoliation.

The last three years have been in the nature of a dress rehearsal for this election, and I expect the mob will continue rehearsing, and those who despise our country will continue organizing, in anticipation of a serious attempt to overthrow the results of the election should they be displeased with them.

I don’t think they will succeed.

I do fear they will do serious damage.

I’m not making any preparations beyond stockpiling nonperishable food in case there’s a severe disruption to the supply chain. Yes, we have weapons and ammunition, but let’s get real; we’re old and frail and live in a completely indefensible house. If major violence gets to this suburb, we’re probably dead. I think more likely the post-election turmoil will merely accelerate our moving out of Austin and closer to our daughter in Hutto, which does not seem to have gone insane yet.

But I keep remembering the old rhyme about Guy Fawkes Day:

“Please to remember, the fifth of November,
Gunpowder treason and plot.
I see no reason why gunpowder treason
Should ever be forgot.”

This year, if Trump is reelected, will the fourth of November become equally infamous?


seen said...

Taylor may be another option for you? We are just north of Temple on some acreage..

Francis W. Porretto said...

There's good reason to fear the aftermath of the balloting, regardless of which way the decision goes. Exhorting your neighbors to be prepared, and to stand with one another in the event a crowd bent on violence and vandalism should come to your neighborhood, is as important as individual preparation. Individuals have a hard time standing off an energized mob.

Margaret Ball said...

My neighbors put "Biden for President" and "Hate Has No Home Here" signs on their lawns. They will expect the mob to leave them alone... until it doesn't.


I've been planning a post "war-gaming" the election possibilities. Pretty much all of them end with violence; the degree of violence differs but there will be no peaceful acceptable / transition. Alas.

One neighbor, when asked what he thought if BLM got to our secluded cul-de-sac, said "Shoot first, ask questions later". Need to find a few more who think this way.

If - Hashem forbid - Biden gets in the Left will be BURNING to get revenge.

I had this image in a post:

I've been trying to vet this to verify it with a citable source. But even if fake, I have no doubt it accurately expresses their attitude.