The Walls Are Closing In
A plausible, if not spot-on observation that one could make about the state of the USA in the current era is that the death of George Floyd has accelerated societal changes that have already been gradually coming into fruition over the years. One could point to the increasing absurdity of what is considered “offensive” or “hateful” by Corporate America or academia, the social and physical costs of possessing right wing views, the current political activist campaigns and their demands that are gaining mainstream support, or the character assassinations of law-abiding citizens. Unfathomable rhetoric, headlines, and incidents in large number have grown to become a twisted new normal, and it seems as though the walls are closing in-much quicker than anyone could have anticipated.
Recently, Mark and Patricia McCloskey-two St. Louis lawyers who found themselves in the middle of controversy after pointing their guns at protestors who broke into their gated private residence-were each charged with one felony count of unlawful use of a weapon. This came nearly two weeks after Mark McCloskey’s AR-15 was seized. Despite St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner filing these charges, Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt is seeking the dismissal of them, and Missouri Governor Mike Parson has signaled he will pardon the McCloskey’s if push comes to shove.
While this is great news for the McCloskey’s, and while this upholds a key feature of our union which is the right to bear arms, an important question that Americans must consider is this: what happens when a similar situation occurs in a state where the attorney general and/or governor aren’t as sympathetic? What happens when citizens practicing their constitutional rights don’t have people in power who can act as a line of defense if needed? The answer is simple: the state will make law-abiding citizens pay the price if the mob already hasn’t. America is beginning to see what living under anarcho-tyranny looks like: getting your name dragged through the mud by the media and being criminally charged, while the mob that broke into your gated private street face no consequences because they did it in the name of racial equality. Even worse, the country is getting a taste of what Democrat control would look like while it still has a Republican president. Absolutes do not exist, and Donald Trump is not going to be president forever. Democrats eventually taking back power is inevitable, and people must start preparing for what that will look like.
Aside from the legal precedents that have taken shape in the post-George Floyd era, a more glaring and obvious characteristic of the era is the increased violence that the country is seeing. Atlanta has seen a 240% increase in murders compared to this time last year, Chicago has seen a 417% increase, and Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo told Fox News that homicide numbers will reach a five-year high if the current rate stays consistent. There is no shortage of violence at various protests either, as Catholics were attacked by Black Lives Matter fanatics while praying the rosary in St. Louis a few weeks ago, while conservative commentator Michelle Malkin and company were attacked at a pro-police rally in Denver recently.
Ironically, at this pro-police rally, no police officers came to apprehend the anarchists or defend the pro-police demonstrators who came there to support them, but rather stood idly by and watched the violence unfold. After the initial shock and disgust that one might possess after learning of this incident, however, this comes as no surprise, for police officers being told to stand down at protests/riots in Democrat-controlled cities (Denver is one of them), is par for the course. One of the most noteworthy examples of this has to be Minneapolis, where police were told to stand down while the city was being torched, following the death of George Floyd. Another example of selective policing can be seen in California, where statues of Ulysses S. Grant and Francis Scott Key were toppled in San Francisco without consequence, while a couple in Martinez was arrested and charged with a hate crime for throwing paint on a Black Lives Matter mural. It is becoming increasingly clear that policing in these cities is done in accordance to the ideological persuasions of the people in power. Once again, this is a sign of the times that are coming: crime and violence enabled and excused for those who support the new regime, and pure punishment for those who oppose it.
Lastly, the character of the New York Times can perfectly sum up where the country is headed, given its current trajectory. At the end of his show on Monday, July 24th, Tucker Carlson announced that the New York Times was planning to publish a piece later on in the week that would include the address of his residence. This, of course, is known to be doxing, which isn’t technically a crime, but certainly invites crime, as Carlson’s family was harassed by Antifa back in 2018 when the address to his residence at the time was leaked. The angry mob chanted and broke the Carlson’s front door while his wife and children were at home. Naturally, the New York Times immediately came out and refuted Carlson, saying that they never planned on doing such a thing. While it’s merely a matter of he said/she said at the moment, however, it isn’t impossible to imagine the New York Times doing something like this, given that the outlet has defended Antifa on numerous occasions. Nevertheless, the past attacks on Carlson and the alleged threat of getting doxed again are symbolic of the current hostile political climate: the left is closing in on achieving total political and cultural control, and will intimidate and attack anyone who speaks out.
In contrast to the right, the left is in power even when they don’t hold the office of the presidency, because the most influential and important sectors of American society-the mainstream media, academia, and Corporate America-are all under leftist control. The increased radicalization of the left under the Trump presidency and the examples of anarcho-tyranny given in this article prove that there will be hell to pay when Democrats take back the White House, whether that happens in 2024 or beyond, or God forbid if that happens this November. For the right, and for those not on board with the transformation of America as we know it, the clock is ticking, and the walls are closing in.