I Speak From Experience

21 08 2020

Ferguson

From David Cole’s column this week at Taki:

As much as I hate to say it, I think voters might see things Yglesias’ way. Continued BLM/Antifa terror from now till November will help the Democrats. Voters, seeing Trump’s impotence and inaction, will instinctively think, “Maybe the Democrats, being the terrorists’ allies, are the only ones who can rein them in. Maybe if we put them back in charge, they’ll call off their dogs.”

I think Cole is missing an important element.  It’s something I learned six years ago.

Considering where I both lived and worked at the time, and spent nearly all of my time not doing either, if I never watched the news, then I never would have known that the biggest news story in the world was happening right under my nose.  That’s how geographically tightly isolated the events, damage and otherwise, relating to Ferguson, were.  It also spoke to how infrequently I interacted with those parts of the metro area — The last time I was actually at what came to be known widely as Ground Zero and be called by your Blogmeister the Fergaza Strip was in 1995, and the last time I was in any part of Ferguson, the “better” part, was 2006 or 2007.

Meanwhile, reading some of our sector’s commentary at the time, I was left with the impression that people actually thought that everything within a thirty-mile radius of the Arch was totally destroyed, leveled, Dresden-style bombed out.  It’s just that the Ferguson hoopla filling out peoples’ screens, especially the screens of people who were ideologically interested in the matter one way or the other, led to distorted impressions of how widespread the protests and riots were(n’t).

Fast forward to the current year, and the same thing is afoot, even though it’s happening in many more places.

So here comes David Cole, thinking that enough people will vote Biden just to give in to the mob’s extortion tactics.  The inconvenient truth is that nowhere near enough people are actually direct victims of the mob’s extortion tactics.  Not only is that true numerically, it’s even more true in the more critical sense of marginal political influence.  Which is to say, those who are affected tend to be people who already had their minds made up one way or the other, even if the current year’s interesting times would have never happened.

Meanwhile, back at the ranch, or more accurately, back on the cul-de-sac, the people with the real marginal influence, white suburban women, while they’re mostly unaffected in a direct sense, they are scared.  Because white suburban women sure do love the idea of urban riots, sarc.  They’re hardly going to reward the forces which caused them to be scared.


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8 responses

23 08 2020
Dale Gribble

Question what do you think the nice suburban housewives think about the riots when their millenial daughters live in gentrified former ghettoes and in cool downtown apartment high rises where all the real sh(t is happening.

23 08 2020
countenance

I think I’ve already answered that question in the post itself.

23 08 2020
David In TN

For a while I’ve seen it as David Cole does. The left hopes swing voters will go against Trump in order to have “peace and quiet.”

Things can turn around during election season when Republicans can run TV ads. The Democrats have free TV ads 24-7 12 months a year, every year.

25 08 2020
Hard Right

I wish this faggot would stop quoting himself on Twatter. It fucks up the formatting on Turdpress.

25 08 2020
Alex the Goon

He/they has/have a White first name “Andy”, but his/their last name is spelled with a gook letter “o”. I think charlie has 3 different o’s. I wonder if VC Alpha-Bits has vowels with the funny hats.

26 08 2020
Hard

It seems Anglin disagrees with your analysis.

https://dailystormer.su/self-defense-boomer-meme-couple-warn-rnc-of-kamalas-plan-to-unleash-hell-on-white-suburbia/

Rallying around these people was the best decision these people have made in years.

Unlike everyone else speaking at what has so far been an idiotic clown show, these folks actually had something to say.

26 08 2020
Hard Right

It seems Anglin disagrees with your analysis.

https://dailystormer.su/self-defense-boomer-meme-couple-warn-rnc-of-kamalas-plan-to-unleash-hell-on-white-suburbia/

Rallying around these people was the best decision these people have made in years.

Unlike everyone else speaking at what has so far been an idiotic clown show, these folks actually had something to say.

16 09 2020

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