As we settle into the new totalitarian regime the sense of outrage dulls and each new atrocity becomes less shocking because it’s already expected. Biden is telling the Democrat Congress he wants a bill that gives the illegals an eight-year path to citizenship. Then he wants to have D.C. and Puerto Rico declared states. Soon he’ll demand slavery reparations. And after that he’ll want to balance the books by cancelling the 401K and social security accounts of anyone who isn’t black. Well, sure. Are we expecting anything less? They’ve telegraphed this stuff for years. With full control of the Congress and White House the only check on their plans is the Supreme Court and I think we know how that will play out. Even gun grabs and hate speech legislation are on the agenda and now it sounds like they intend to use the FBI as the secret police and arrest people they don’t like by calling them insurrectionists. Good times.
During a get together with some friends we were talking about that teacher in New York City who was fired. Apparently at some kind of group session where people were supposed to talk about personal struggles she tried to talk about her grandparents and their loss of a child during the Holocaust. She was shut down because they let her know the only ones allowed to talk about problems are black and brown people. Then to top it off when they were taking a group picture, she wouldn’t give the Wakanda Salute (put her arms in front of her in the shape of an X). Apparently, this is a gesture used in the Marvel Comics movie Black Panther. I think she felt it was silly or divisive. So, they fired her. I think she had been given an award recently for figuring out a way to improve math test scores in her school.
We were discussing the fact that people are leaving New York in epidemic numbers to get their kids out of the public school system. And obviously with the story about the teacher just mentioned it isn’t hard to imagine that in a very few years they will have driven all the good teachers and most families that care about educating their kids, right out of the system. We debated whether this would have any effect on the city government. I think the opinion was it wouldn’t. At least not until the system crashed and burned beyond repair. And that is a truly amazing result. New York City is estimated to have eight million people living in it. Now, that was before the disruptions from COVID and BLM. If someone told me it had lost a million people, I wouldn’t be surprised at all. But even if there were only six million people living there, I find it shocking to imagine what will happen to the productivity and general behavior of the inhabitants if the school system becomes like what they have in Detroit or Baltimore. That level of illiteracy and dysfunction in a place as hard to keep running as New York will be truly frightening. I wouldn’t be surprised if whole industries just up and move out overnight. Wall Street, the banks, the insurance companies, the advertising companies, even the fashion industry can, and probably will, leave when the city starts becoming like Detroit. As it is the lawlessness of the BLM riots has destroyed the retail stores in uptown and midtown. It’s actually hard to imagine things improving without some serious incentives by the state and federal government.
One of the guys was saying that communities as far away as Florida were seeing school enrollments skyrocketing with New York emigres looking to find schools where their kids would get a decent education. I imagine a similar thing will be going on in other cities similarly affected. Certainly, Minneapolis is experiencing a crime epidemic and I’m sure the parents there are looking for a way to escape. Chicago also sounds like it is melting down. So, the good times are just flowing in Dementia Joe’s America. It’s at least a small comfort that the states that voted overwhelmingly for Biden are taking it on the chin big time. And with the political fall out that the governors of New York and California are suffering lately it is a little less painful to see what the communists are doing to the Former United States.
But here in Free America we don’t give the Wakanda Salute. We don’t watch sports games where people disrespect the National Anthem of Free America. We don’t tell our children that they should be ashamed because their skin happens to be fair. We don’t let teachers fool them about who they are and what is right and wrong. And our pronouns don’t need to be asked. They’re self-evident.
Then the get together devolved into an argument about deciding who were the hottest women on television back in the day. The final match up was between Wrangler Jane on F Troop and Barbara Eden on I Dream of Jeannie. Well, that should be obvious.