Saturday, December 14, 2019

Virginia begins to boil over

Not a good sign when Virginians start talking about civil war in response to recent gun-grabbing measures:

But what I'd like to know is where all this passion was at the ballot box over the past two decades, as my state was being sold down the river by its own voters. I think the whole "I Will Not Comply" movement is a case of too little, too late, and unless there's a massive sea change in the citizens' mindset, Virginia will only continue its plunge into leftist shitholery. I'm very angry about this, but I realize that my anger, too, is coming far too late, and that I've been part of the problem by being passive all these years.

Our state motto isn't "Virginia is for lovers." It's Sic semper tyrannis, i.e., "Thus always with tyrants." It's a way of saying, "That's what you get when you fuck with us." Current citizens of Virginia have forgotten this motto, and the commonwealth's government is now running roughshod over the people's rights thanks to home-grown tyrants in the legislature.

Humans tend not to react to danger until the danger is imminent. Virginia is a huge, shameful example of this. I can only hope that we all vote the current bastards out in the coming years. Here's a quick calendar of Virginia-related elections from 2020 onward:

2020: US Senate and US House
2021: governor, lt. governor, attorney general, state House
2023: state Senate

So it won't be until 2021 and 2023 when voters, if they truly are angry, can make their voices heard. This year was the election for Virginia's state Senate; the election happens every four years, hence 2023, as noted above. I didn't vote in this year's election, so I'm as culpable as the people I'm accusing.

Will Virginia actually plunge into civil war? I doubt it. First, I don't think many of our citizens actually have the fire in the belly necessary to defend themselves with violence should oppressive laws be passed. Second, demographically speaking, Virginia has rapidly turned leftist in its more populous counties, so unless that trend somehow gets reversed, there's little hope for the state as a whole. I'll be voting in all the upcoming elections cited above, though. At the very least, I'll be able to say, "I tried." But if, after 2023, my state is still following the current trends, then I guess it's so long.

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