My youngest son planned to go to the Trump Rally in Minneapolis Thursday. As it turned out, the friend he planned to go with couldn't make it and David decided not to go alone. I am glad he didn't.
I am not glad he missed the rally for I think he would have enjoyed it. But I am glad and relieved he missed the aftermath.
The animals were protesting in the streets outside the venue. And the four legged kinds of animals are better behaved than those sorry excuses for human beings.
They carried signs filled with vulgarity. They screamed obscenities. They harassed the police. They threw rocks and bottles at the police. They threw rocks and bottles at the horses of the horse patrol. They started fires in the streets. They harassed and bullied innocent people leaving the venue who were just trying to get to their vehicles to go home. They threw rocks and bottles at the cars leaving. They threw jars of urine on supporters of our President.
It saddened me to see the behavior of these thugs here in my home state. We are supposed to be a state where nice, friendly people live. And for the most part, we are. But when people act like this over just a political rally, what do you suppose they will do when the sh** really does hit the fan?
This was a wake-up call for me. It not only showed me that my efforts to get ready for whatever happens are spot on, it was a lesson on how low humans can sink when they don't get their way. The attempt to shut down the rally ahead of time failed and this was their answer. The mayor of Minneapolis didn't help the situation. He declared it "Love to Hate Trump Day."
I don't care what the political leanings are as long as we can treat each other with respect. They can protest all they want. It is their right. But when they become a mob of thugs trying to physically hurt those on the other side, that is where I draw the line.
This mob showed me what to expect in the future - maybe sooner than we think. I believe that 'keep on prepping' and 'keep your powder dry' both fall under the category of Good Advice.