Comedy is funny because it is a reflection of what are often uncomfortable realities through extreme exaggeration. One of the ‘classic’ comedy films still is the famous “Monty Python and the Holy Grail”, where the bumbling Python troupe takes the role of knights in the arthurian legend and attempts to find the Holy Grail.
There are many jokes in the film, and one of the funny scenes that repeats is when danger strikes the knights, who are often very unprepared, they run away shouting “run away, run away”.
As I leave you with this image, I would like to turn to the news, where it says that protesters are descending on the nation’s capitol and other local capitols or municipalities to protest Biden’s election victory.
Armed protesters have arrived at multiple state capitol complexes across the country Sunday morning. This follows a special bulletin from the FBI last week that warned: “armed protests” were being planned at 50 state capitols and the US Capitol in Washington, DC, ahead of President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration on Jan. 20.
While the protesters are being identified across various platforms as members of a so-called “boogaloo” movement, they largely appear to be generic anti-government anarchists – some of whom call themselves “liberty boys,” and others who oppose the conservative Proud Boys. Their sudden emergence surrounding the inauguration is curious, to say the least.
A field reporter at The Daily Caller, Jorge Ventura, reports from the Ohio Statehouse, where he notes that “580 National Guard members” were activated “to provide security around the Ohio Statehouse in downtown Columbus through Wednesday.” (source)
As I have noted, many of the objections to Biden, especially as it concerns voter fraud, are far from unreasonable, as consistent written and video evidence shows everything from dead people voting, to voting multiple times, to votes being thrown out on camera. While it is objectively true that the courts have refused to hear the challenges- which is an issue for discussion all into itself -the fact remains that the evidence is not being admitted and as a result by this action, victory is being given indirectly to Biden in what seems, historically speaking to be an interesting twist on the 2000 election where accusations of similar fraud happened throughout five counties Florida (as opposed to five “swing states”).
However, at this point, it is de jure reality that Biden is going to be president come tomorrow. No amount of protesting will stop this. Likewise, it does not matter that “leftist” protesters this summer were called “peaceful protesters” in spite of looting, burning, and murder that happened, while protesters on the right at the national capitol who, admitting there were certainly a number who were unbalanced and with seemingly questionable intentions, were comparatively far less troublesome are being universally designated as ‘terrorists’ and subject to intense federal investigation. The reality is that is how things are being dealt with, and as I have pointed out, while it seems to be politically motivated, one who does not admit this reality is only deceiving himself.
I am saying this because no matter what you think- left or right -no matter how correct or incorrect you may be, no matter what evidence or lack thereof one may have, the fact is that Biden will be president, and the public has been primed for left-right violence with the police standing ready and practically waiting to attack somebody who they believe may be inclined to ‘stir up’ anything.
The rules of the game have changed, yet one more time again. Freedom of speech and expression, as well as the ability to gather, is more of a paper concept than a tangible reality, and practicing it right now no matter what constitutional rights one may have will most likely be squashed in the name of “security”.
This is not about “giving up” or some form of cowardice, because reality is neither, and to ignore the changing circumstances is to incline oneself to economic and personal suicide, which is also a sin.
No “protest” right now is going to help anybody or change anything because the conditions that caused this tension were building for years, and people have already made up their minds. Since it is known that tensions between groups are used for political manipulation, one who continues to further these tensions is setting oneself up willingly as a pawn in a game of chess, and as anybody knows who has played chess for a time, the pawns are always the first pieces to be sacrificed for the gain of more ‘valuable’ pieces.
Don’t make yourself a pawn in a game of chess where you have little to nothing to gain and everything to lose. Protesting will help nothing save to worsen tensions, and may come at your expense.
In the words of Monty Python, “run away, run away”, because there is no winning this fight, as neither side is a winning side since both adhere to the same philosophical and moral errors and will meet the same ends.