Sarah Hoyt notices some craziness going on in America, and writes,
Ninety nine percent of assholes just want to feel powerful by screaming at people they think will take it. If they take it further, this is why we have a second amendment. Curiously, according to our constitution you have the right of self-defense, regardless of skin color, national origin or whomever you like to sleep with.
And the level of crazy and asshole is, as far as I can tell, the same as it’s always been. There are three hundred million of us, guys. A few hundred name calling incidents, or spray painted nonsense? Background noise.
Sane people stay out of crazy neighborhoods, shrug their shoulders at the fricking crazy, and are ready to defend themselves when things go pear shaped. Now, same as it’s always been, world without end.
And for the idiots following along abroad: yeah, we’re always this crazy, this is nothing new. And crazy as we are, we can whup your butt with both our hands and most our missiles tied behind our back by insane ROEs. Also, at our crazier, our incidence of “asshole” is far lower than yours. No, seriously, you can present a good face to those who don’t read your native language papers, or listen in on conversations in your countries. Here we call those people “naive.” But when it comes to “racist, sexist, homophobic” the only difference is that our press portrays us as badly as possibly, while yours tries to present your best face to the world. From all I’ve seen, you’re worse than all but our very craziest enclaves, so shut up and stop convincing our crazies you’re all that. You keep that up, we’ll ship them to you.
…The mainstream media is not only not your friend, it is your sworn enemy, and I’d think you’d have learned that through the campaign.
…Like most of the leftist “movements” there are good indications this is astroturf. Just like Occupy Wall Street, these people are given tons of press, here and abroad, but they are a tiny minority, in mostly extremely liberal cities (where it’s easiest to recruit them.)
…what this election has proven is that the left can’t enforce COMPLIANCE. They can enforce SILENCE. But silence, when the price of speaking is real danger to your job, your standing in the world and your character, only means most people are hating them in silence, and will strike at the first opportunity.
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