It’s hard to make exact calibrations when measuring something as subjective as hatred. Even in the Democrat controlled media it is pretty universally admitted that Nancy Pelosi is despised by an enormous swath of the population. A slightly smaller number hate Chuck Schumer. This lesser hatred is attributable to Schumer’s current status as only the minority leader of the Senate. Without a doubt as he wields his new power as majority leader, and uses it to pack the Supreme Court and deprive us of our constitutional rights, the level of hatred he inspires will grow.
Dementia Joe will very soon become the most hated man in America. This will be by dint of his titular leadership of the people who are making it their goal to destroy the freedoms that we have enjoyed in this country for hundreds of years. As an aside he will also be mocked mercilessly because of just how pathetic his mental condition has become. But except as a source of comedy that is neither here nor there. It’s not as if his intelligence will be used for anything. He’s a pathetic figurehead who will be swept aside at the convenient point when they want to make Willie Brown’s Ho the ugly embodiment of affirmative action in action. At that point she will become the most hated human in the country, male, female or other.
Moving away from the government, the faces of the Tech Elite, the heads of Amazon, Google, Twitter, Apple and the lesser giants are also becoming very high on the list of most hated individuals in America. Having used their power to disconnect President Trump and many of his associates and friends from the digital realm, they followed up by shutting down the commercial platforms of anyone with an opinion that does not completely agree with their civic religion. And this is just the first wave of cancellings. They will use their ever-tightening algorithms to ferret out anyone who disagrees with them and force all their subordinate business partners to join with them to excise these bad thinkers from the digital world. And after that they intend to use their allies in the banking and corporate worlds to eliminate the ability of these people to live in the physical world too.
And moving down into the local scene there are all those Governors of the Blue States and the Mayors of the larger cities who have tortured their citizens during this long year of COVID prison and the pogroms that the BLM and Antifa thugs have launched against normal people everywhere. Guys like Andrew Cuomo and Bill de Blasio are detested by their citizens. And even outside of their constituencies they are recognized as awful men.
And in contrast President Trump, despite being in charge during all the misery of the election fraud and despite the outrageous bad press he gets from all quarters of the Media, continues to become more popular.
So, what’s my point? Only this. You can’t keep torturing people forever without all that hatred translating into something tangible. Normally it is dissipated when people are allowed to disparage their tormentors on line or by ejecting them from office through voting. Both of these options have now been eliminated by our tormentors. I contend that a different and more visceral response will be forthcoming.
Interestingly, the fake version of this was play-acted at the Capitol last week. Probably with the tacit cooperation of the authorities, some Antifa goons led some Trump supporters to the slaughter inside the seat of US government. And now the Democrats want to use this as the basis for draconian restrictions on political dissent. They hope to make even protesting impossible for the disgruntled citizens of this country. How could that go wrong?
In chemical process engineering, pressure relief is a critical component in the design of a stable and safe process. Relief valves are used to prevent overpressure if a reaction gets out of control. What happens when you eliminate the relief valves from a pressure vessel that’s being subjected to uncontrolled overheating? Well, the pressure keeps building until it exceeds the strength of that vessel. At that point what you have is a shrapnel bomb. And if the contents are flammable you have a massive explosion. Depending on the size and strength of the vessel, the nature of the contents under pressure and the nature of the things in the neighborhood around the explosion, you have either a local disaster or an enormous cataclysm. Over-pressuring of vessels at petrochemical plants have sometimes levelled areas equivalent to a good-sized city.
In our analogy the pressure vessel is the United States, a global super-power armed with thermonuclear weapons and with hundreds of millions of firearms in the hands of a formerly free people. The overheating is the abuse the Left is imposing on the Right. The overpressure is the reaction of people on the Right to being disenfranchised and silenced. What is certain is that there is a point at which the pressure will cause the structure to give way and unleash the explosion. The United States is a remarkably strong and stable system. It will take an awful lot of pressure to make it fail. But the flip side of that is once it fails at such a high pressure the energy released is enormous.
If the day comes that Americans think they are better off taking down the government than taking the abuse they currently suffer there will be a lot of very sorry former public servants running for their lives.
And yet the Left isn’t worried about the consequences of what they are doing at all. We really must seem like hopeless losers to them. The only thing I can think of is that we are still early on in the process of what will play out. I guess some fairly large number of people have to feel like they have nothing to lose. Once that number gets large enough the odds of one of them deciding to do something big become a certainty. The only question is what the scope of that something will be. A tiny version of that something is what that guy in Nashville did. Dying of cancer, he decided to destroy some telecommunication infrastructure because he thought the microwave radiation harms people. He made a big point of warning folks close by that a bomb was going to go off. That will not be the case when someone who is really angry at the system decides to do something big. It will be very ugly.
I’m surprised that the Left’s leaders aren’t worried. Maybe they’re not a smart as we’ve been told they are. It would truly worry me to be the face of something as widely hated as the Left. The only thing I can think of is that they are depending on the decency of their enemies to obey the rule of law. What they are forgetting is that they’ve turned this into a banana republic. And the first rule of a banana republic is that there are no rules. They should really reconsider what they’re doing. It’s just common sense.