Since I’ve been following, and commenting on political events, and following the reactions to my comments a little bit too heavily, which is a distraction from the historical and other research I want to be working on, I’ll do a little bit of distracting of my own. For reading, “Mamelukes”, by (mostly) Jerry Pournelle, published posthumously, was one of the better ones. although the storytelling was getting tired. Still, Ave Galloway Imperator! . I’ve also been reading mysteries by Christy Barritt. Lots of fluff there, this is recreation. I’ve been also been doing some binge watching on Netflix…”Turn” is one of my most recent. Reruns of Star Trek (The Original Series)…yes, I’m old enough to have seen a few episodes when it was first broadcast, and I think I’ve seen all the episodes when they were rerun in syndication, and no, with accumulated life experience, they aren’t really as good as when I first saw them. They’re still better than almost any of the sequels and follow-ons. Feel-good movies about characters overcoming various obstacles to succeed in…sports, or the arts. (Why isn’t it ever success in accounting, or life insurance, real estate, or civil engineering? Never Mind.)
Yes, I would support President Trump if he sent in the military to Seattle. Surrender to the demands of violent rioters and revolutionaries does not appease them, it only makes them bolder. Didn’t we learn a costly lesson that way with Hitler in WW II? The longer these activists get to thumb their noses at legitimately constituted authority, the more it will embolden others like them in other places. It’s a metastatic cancer, which must be fought early and aggressively if it is to be fought at all. Anarchy is inherently unstable. It always devolves to rule by the most ruthless thug with the biggest club. If these people set up a fortress or compound in defiance of municipal, state, or federal government, (which they are trying), rather than try to storm it and create martyrs, I recommend siege tactics.