Maggie’s Farm posted this quote from the Z Blog this morning:
Trump is the warning shot. He’s the food riots before the revolution. He’s the stack of letters to the editor in protest over some issue. People do not go from happy to bloody revolt overnight. It’s a process and the early stages are warnings, at least they should be viewed as warnings. If the people in Washington insist on flooding the country with helot labor, despite what’s happening in the election, the people are going to insist on building scaffolds in Washington. The Trump phenomenon is the warning.
This is what I think.
Life is hard. If you wanted change so badly, it would have worked for you to get into position to create change. Run for office, volunteer with political campaigns, write those letters and make those phone calls. But how many people really do that? In reality – not many. Many don’t even bother to vote.
So you get all these heated discussions amongst friends and neighbors and then it explodes with Trump.
Illegal immigration – how many small businesses out there use illegal (and legal) immigrants to get their entry level jobs done? And why? Because we keep increasing minimum wage on the will of the people and we keep insisting on businesses providing more time off, more health care etc, on the will of the people. We want low prices, we want to be healed of cancer. We want subsidies for corn and sugar. We want our new roof in 2 days, not 5. We want nannies and yard people et al. The people that want those things, actually do the work and run for office and volunteer and go to power lunches and use their time to get their needs met vs hanging out and just exploding all over someone like Trump.
If all these Trumpers really cared about the illegal immigrant problem, then we wouldn’t actually have the problem. Instead, they would have insisted that x number of weeks of unemployment was enough and people should go get jobs beyond that. And that sub minimum wage is acceptable for those on unemployment now. Why do businesses require immigrant labor? Is it really because those are the only people willing to work those jobs? And if so, why? Because others don’t need to. (yes Republicans are mean)
It’s an amazing phenomenon, I will grant you that. I will be very surprised if the momentum holds. Why? Because it’s hard work. And people want the easy route.
In Colorado, after the government changed the laws here about the number of bullets people could carry or who could sell what gun when there was a big giant uprising led by a few men who had never voted and 2 officials got ousted. Since then? As a casual observer, I’d say – not much. No law has changed. The governor elected is a Dem.
What happened to the fight? It just disappeared.
Life is hard.
We’ll see what happens. Interesting times folks, interesting times.
We’re like Hank Reardan, staying uninvolved until suddenly you want everything fixed yesterday.
UPDATE: While not a Trump supporter, I will admit, I too want to poke my eyes out anytime I go to a political event. So yes, I blame myself too. I’d rather be doing anything than “getting involved”. Mea culpa