August 27th, 2020

Waffling

Not actually waffles.  But my interaction with the world and its issues resembles that up and down, engaged not engaged, caring not caring motif.

My current roiling mind stems from two events:

1 — I happened across a post on NextDoor actually put there by my CPA.  It was a legitimate picture of the back end of a pickup that he was flagging as having driven around the neighborhood a lot that day.  Gated neighborhood.  Not belonging to one of the neighbors.  He had called the sheriff and it was all sane, above board, and the right use of the social media and the sheriff.  But then, the comments.  And the one that sent me spinning:

Not saying this is the same thing, but an APD [Austin Police Department] friend told me that Antifa and BLM have been casing more affluent neighborhoods in North Austin to "protest". We all need to keep our head on a swivel. Thanks for posting this.

There is so much complexity to unpack in this.  This is the issue.  This guy has fully absorbed the message of the Limbaugh propaganda machine (I lay it all at his feet... all the rest who spew the same hatred are his blood line and even he owes his lineage to the radical factions of the John Birch society happily arm in arm with the KKK in the area where I grew up).  So few who espouse this noise even know where it comes from.

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