Another beautiful, if chilly morning here in the land of Wokish Puritans. I have done my due diligence and looked over the headlines. What I see is that both the Left and the Right see Joe Biden as a disaster, but for different reasons. The Left sees him as a doddering idiot who keeps tripping over his own feet and fouling up the beautiful set-up he was handed by the Deep State and friends. The Right sees him as a doddering idiot who keeps tripping over his own feet as he presides over the dismantling of what is left of the “land of the free and the home of the brave.”
Joe’s approval rating is under water but so what? Will that change anything? I guess the hope is that if Biden is construed as a failed president, then maybe Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema will refuse to sign onto the 3.5 trillion Dollar reconciliation bill and we might be spared the illegal alien amnesty bill and whatever other atrocities Pelosi and Schumer have teed up for us. I guess we’re about to find out. I seriously doubt we’re going to get lucky. The Dems sense they have a short window before the 2022 primary season and will be going for broke this fall. But who knows? Miracles have happened.
But I guess it’s at least amusing to watch the consensus grow across Left and Right that Dementia Joe is a creepy loser who’s in way over his head. I suspect history will be particularly cruel to Biden and Harris. But I need to remind myself that history is written by the winners and even without an effective White House the Left has an overwhelmingly strong hand to play.
In other news there were a bunch of in-depth reports discovering again that if you remove the police from a city like Minneapolis then the black neighborhoods will descend into crime, drug addiction and murder. Children will be killed during gun play between the gang bangers, white people will flee the city in droves and the loss of revenues will cause the problem to spiral out of control. The only differences in these reports depend on the ideological stripe of the writer. The lefties decry the violence but claim that the police cannot use the tactics previously available to them. In other words, they want magical police. The writers on the right notice that nobody is lining up to take the vacant police jobs currently available and conclude that runaway crime in Minneapolis will be an ongoing phenomenon for the foreseeable future.
Well, my answer to all this is, don’t complain when you get what you say you wanted. The progressives and their followers in Minneapolis put the city in the hands of ideologues that allowed and even encouraged a mob of antifa and BLM rioters to burn down a police precinct while looting and burning their neighbors’ businesses and assaulting and even killing some of these same people. I take no pleasure in seeing poor people living in a hellscape where law and order have been eliminated. But there is no other way for these imbeciles to learn just how delusional their viewpoint on urban policing really is. Once all the affluent white progressives move away from their dangerous Minneapolis homes the people who are left can begin to figure out how to deal with reality. The only shame is that these progressives won’t have a chance to see their own homes and businesses looted and burned. That would be too much to ask.
I saw a couple of reports about the upcoming Supreme Court docket. There are a bunch of important cases that have impact on our sorely mistreated constitutional rights. And for once I’m slightly optimistic that some good things may happen in this session. And if the decisions occur late enough in the year it may be too late for the Democrats to pack the Court. It’s assumed they will lose the House in 2022 and that would curtail at least temporarily their ability to change the Court’s size. If the new justices continue to buck John Robert’s liberal agenda, we could see some honest judicial decisions that would have a positive effect on our lives. It’s at least worth watching and I’ll be interested to see which way they go. I don’t want to be too much of a pessimist. Even I get bored of that.
So that’s what’s in the news. In my own world I’ve been busy with writing and repairing all the stuff that breaks down around here. Carpentry, plumbing, auto repairs and landscaping are high on the list of stuff that needs doing. Luckily the auto repair is covered by an insurance policy so I’ll leave that to the professionals. I guess I’ll take a first stab at the others but something tells me the plumber will be getting a call soon. Ah, who am I kidding? I better get a carpenter too.
But it’s a good day and I feel cheerful. Camera Girl is making delicious soups and I’m dedicated to watching the world collapse into a heap of stress fractured fragments. There is an ancient legacy in my family around bartering in rubble and scraps. I think my ancestors in the Fifth Century probably sold off the marble that originally covered the Colosseum to Visigoth chieftains to adorn their medieval castles. It’s a cinch I’ll flourish amid the ruins of Biden’s America. There will be plenty of rubble to barter.