Let Us Have A Moment of Appreciation For The Rude, The Vulgar And The
Defiant, For They Are America’s First Line Of Defense Against
April 21, 2020 / Jack Marshall
Oh, how I love this about Americans!
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a new program to help protect New
Yorkers against the Wuhan virus outbreak. It’s quite straightforward,
really: report your neighbors to authorities.
“We still know there’s some people who need to get the message,” the city’s
socialist mayor said on Twitter. “And that means sometimes making sure the
enforcement is there to educate people and make clear we’ve got to have
The simple solution, he explained is to snap a photo of an offending person
or crowd, set the location on the image, and “text it to 311-692.”
“Action will ensue,” de Blasio promised.
History has taught us that governments seeking to bend the public to its
will “for the greater good” usually seek the cooperation and participation
of citizen lackeys eager to ingratiate themselves with their ascendant
masters. Fortunately, the United States was settled and created by people
who came here to escape presumptuous tyrants and oppressive governments not
of their choosing. The contrarian RNA and traditions run deep, and it always
give me a thrill to see that while they may have been diluted a bit over
time, in the face of those who either do not comprehend this nation or do
not respect its unique values, the old defiance flames forth.
Thus I am proud to report that deBlasio’s new rat line has been overwhelmed
with “dick pics,” extended middle fingers, embarrassing photos of the mayor,
like when he dropped the Staten Island groundhog, and news coverage of him
violating his own directives by going to the gym. One user sent the message
“We will fight this tyrannical overreach!” Another texted “Fuck you!” along
with a meme showing Adolf Hitler and the words “TO THOSE TURNING IN YOUR
NEIGHBORS AND LOCAL BUSINESSES — YOU DID THE REICH THING.” “Start flooding
their reporting text numbers with this pics!” the rebel added.
Then there was the photo of a bowl of gummies in the shape of penises with
a sign reading, “EAT A BAG OF DICKS.”
As I have noted before, some misconduct warrants extreme contempt, and
sometimes extreme means and extreme rhetoric may be necessary. We are seeing
too many elected official and bureaucrats exploiting the extra power the
pandemic is affording them, and enjoying it a bit too much for comfort.
You know what makes me feel safe? When elected officials who start emulating
totalitarian governments are told to “Eat a bowl of dicks!” or words to
God Bless the U.S.A.
Addendum: After I posted this, I read a post by Bryan Preston on the same
subject. His post concluded,
[I]t’s inspiring. A month under house arrest lockdown hasn’t made
Americans timid about getting in our politicians’ grills and giving them the
business. We’re no more enamored of authoritarians in office than we were a
few weeks ago. This 30- or 60-day trial of living in a police state hasn’t
made us serfs yet.
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