Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Signs Of Unease

     Many in the Right are uneasy about the polls, virtually all of which now claim a double-digit lead for Joseph Biden over President Donald Trump. Of course, we know that polls can be misleading – indeed, some polls are structured so as to mislead – but numbers such as the ones we’ve been seeing from Gallup, Zogby, and so on are disconcerting nevertheless. This is especially the case given President Trump’s fine performance in office to this point.

     But the unease isn’t solely on the Right:

     After asking his 6th grade students in his daily online class chat to name someone they admire and why, he went into full shutdown mode — literally — when one of his students said he most admires Donald J. Trump.
     I admire Donald J. Trump because he is making America great again. And because he is the best president the United States of America could ever, ever have. And he built the wall so terrorists couldn't come into in the U. S. Trump is the best person in the world. And that's why I had admire him.

     Upon getting that reply, Stanton kicked the student out of the chat room, deleted the chat, and went on an extended rant about how inappropriate the answer was.

     "The example that was shared in the chat, which I went ahead and erased for us, was not appropriate right? Especially as that individual has created so much division and hatred between people and specifically spoken hatred to many different individuals, ok? … Again, that individual has spoken hate to many individuals and I don't think is an appropriate example for a role model that we should be admiring."

     So you can’t have the kiddies expressing admiration for the president, eh, hero? I think we know to whom your vote will go. But above and beyond that, Stanton’s expulsion of the student from an online class bespeaks fear: the fear that the student might elicit similar sentiments from his classmates. Yes, even though they’re well below voting age. They could influence their parents, don’t y’know!

     This other indicator of unease has been tagged as possibly a hoax, but to me it looks like...well, what it looks like!

     Imagine the indoctrination taking place inside Kingsland Junior/Senior High School in Spring Valley, Minnesota, when they have to ask the neighborhood residents to remove their Trump flags in order to create “peace in the neighborhood.”

     So you can’t have “peace” if there are people living nearby who disagree with you! But who, pray tell, is really disturbing the peace in Minnesota? Might it be Black Lives Matter “protestors?” Or perhaps AntiFa or Black Bloc? The only “unpeaceful” incidents at pro-Trump rallies have been when a “protestor” has attacked a rallygoer!

     Yes, the Left is as uneasy as the Right. No one quite knows how events will shake out on November 3 or afterward. The Left is betting on propaganda, vote fraud, intimidation, and violence. The Right is betting on pro-Trump enthusiasm and the weakness of the Left’s candidates and campaigns. And regardless of anyone’s claims to the contrary, no one knows the odds.

     Three weeks from today, we’ll find out if the pollsters have learned anything since the 2016 campaign season. Until then:

  1. Buy ammo.
  2. Pray.

     And with that, it’s back to work on the sequel to The Warm Lands.


Adrienne said...

The Twin Cities is a cesspool of commie/libtards. "Minnesota nice?" There's nothing "nice" about them. It's called passive aggressive.

George True said...

For years now I have wondered what the hell happened to Minnesota. I attended college for a year at Mankato, MN. Most classmates and other people I met were pretty conservative. It was a party school for cryin' out loud. There wasn't a night of the week where you couldn't find a keg party somewhere. (That was the reason I transferred to Kansas University. I knew if I stayed at Mankato State I would never graduate.) It was not at all a hotbed of radical leftism such as UC Berkeley, for example. It was blue class middle America all the way. A lot of my frat brothers kept shotguns in their rooms, and after classes they would head out to the lakes or woods to see if they could bag whatever was in season. It was not uncommon for us to have fresh killed duck or goose for dinner.

So that is why I wonder how in the name of all that is good and holy did Minnesota, of all places, become this hardcore leftist Blue state that elects the likes of Keith Ellison, Hijab Omar, Al Franken, etc. How could a state filled with hard-working people, a state that symbolized all that was right and good and normal about America, become such a wretched den of leftist anti-Americanism? I mean, what the hell happened? Did my one year experience of living there some forty-five years ago somehow give me a wrong impression? Or is it just that over the last fifty years the left has successfully infected and rotted from the inside every single one of these United States?

Margaret Ball said...

Plus ca change... In 1962 or thereabouts I got kicked out of a high school World History class for starting a fight... meaning that I said desegregating the schools wouldn't necessarily be the end of civilization, and the other 30 kids started yelling at me.

It's always been possible to get thrown out of class for stating an opinion that the majority doesn't want to hear. Although it's probably easier now because there are so many sacred cows.

Linda Fox said...

America periodically goes on emotional rants, when the very idea of dissident opinion is 'righteously' forbidden. Usually, the enforcers are those in the upper-middle classes. Since around the 1880's or so, the main actors have been under-employed women (not necessarily without a job, just not terribly engaged with any useful work).

From the 'blue-stockings' days, through the suffragettes/temperance/Goo-Goos/Progressives/Leftists/Womyn-Feminists/Woke, these harridans have displayed their complete dedication to suppressing contrary views. They are seldom married, often childless, and rarely in a relationship with a man who enjoys being a man.

They took over education, which used to be primarily a responsibility of men, after the primary/elementary school level, and imposed their tedious mandates on the hapless children. Of late, they have become positively Stalinesque in their refusal to hear any contrary opinion to their many rants.

They are also the ones behind the shutdowns of schools; their hysteria about close contact with the filthy little urchins they teach has led them to their current distance-only work situation.

And, that's going to be the undoing of their enforced cultural mandates. Parents are seeing that many of the teachers are far exceeding their area of expertise/responsibility, and that the stories their kids told of their crazy teacher was no exaggeration.

Many have turned to online education, separate from the local schools. Others, to flat-out home schooling. After the election, teachers will be quite surprised that many of them will be facing pink slips.

CT Ginger said...

Peace in the neighborhood? There’s another politician this school might disagree with but let me paraphrase Ben Franklin. Those who would sacrifice freedom for peace deserve neither.

Paul Bonneau said...

Get your kids out of the government schools. That's an easy and instant fix, but most people will do anything to avoid personal responsibility.