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Monday, August 10, 2020


I have for many months now been using the phrase, "Pushback is coming," to emphasize the notion that "Normals" (i.e., millions upon millions of us who are not social justice warriors and are not conventionally 'woke') have observed the lunacy of the Left and rejected it out of hand. Normals are currently silent, but they will "protest" in their own way on November 3rd. 

Maybe it's cancel culture, as exemplified by the destruction of historical statues, the ignorant condemnation of historical figures like George Washington, or the firing of business or entertainment people who have said or done something that "offends" the woke, or

Maybe it's the "mostly peaceful" riots that have overtaken cities like Portland or Seattle with the acquiescence and sometimes support) of Democrat leftist city leaders, or

Maybe its the outright refusal of Democrat leaders to condemn the actions of Antifa extremists and BLM marxists are they pillage cities, or

Maybe it's the truly demented notion, proposed by far too many on the hard Left, that we disband or defund the police because... "black lives matter," or

Maybe its the disintegration of far too many blue cities where violence and decay have caused limousine liberals to flee but trap the middle class and poor in a nightmare environment, or

Maybe it's the continuing advocacy of a national shutdown, almost exclusively championed by Democrat leaders, that have damaged the lives and livelihoods of middle class and lower income workers while allowing woke tech employees to work at home in their pajamas, or

Maybe its the continuing advocacy of school closures, almost exclusively championed by Democrat leaders, as children sit at home learning little and suffering the adverse psychological effects of isolation, or

Maybe it's the mainstream media that has become so biased, dishonest, and extreme in its effort to defeat Donald Trump, using fear, uncertainty and doubt to sow hysteria among the general public.

Or maybe it's all of that and more.

Andrea Widburg writes:

One of the things that struck me today was how many stories involved people pushing back.  They're pushing back against the Black Lives Matter narrative, they're pushing back against cancel culture, and they're pushing back against the Wuhan virus lockdown.  In other words, after being beaten around the head for a few months, Americans are beginning to remember that they're a free people in a constitutionally run nation.  They're finally getting mad as hell, and they're not going to take it anymore ...

She provides multiple examples.

Even the new hard-left Democrats appear to be getting worried. They have championed unpopular ideas (e.g., school closures). Their internal polling must be indicating that the tide is turning. So now we have Senate Minority Leader, Chuck Schumer (D-NY)—once a strong advocate of keeping schools closed, saying: "If you don't open up the schools, you're going to hurt the economy because people can't go to work."

Duh, Chuckie, you've had an epiphany, huh?

For the point of view of us Normals, the Dems have been on the wrong side of a lot of important issues and ideas over the past 4 years. They revel in polls that indicate a return to power, refusing to recognize that the Normals remain silent.

Pushback is coming. There's no "maybe" about it.