Tuesday, January 14, 2020
To The (Mostly) Silent Sensible Ones
I'm proud of you guys.
You've thought it over, figured this out, and drawn the logical conclusions.
On any twenty websites we all visit, maybe even comment on or contribute to, there's a horde of keyboard commando wannabes who aren't close to VA (mostly anonymous), and who have no intention of going to Richmond, but they're happy to egg the yahoos on that will.
There's going to be a fight someday, but Richmond is neither the time nor place to kick it off.
Richmond is going to be the 21st century Boston Massacre snowball fight with redcoats, with a similar ending, in any three chances out of four.
That won't help anyone. But there's always a mob willing to stick their faces into a propeller.
I'm impressed with anybody not itching to do that too.
The best case is that Richmond is fizzle, and if turnout is underwhelming, that's probably the closest to a "win" that we'll see. Bad ideas need to wither on the vine. We have too much work left to do, and too far to go, to sacrifice good people for nothing, and hand ammunition to the other side for nothing in return.
There are much better things to do with ammunition, and how to spend your time, money, and effort than on some other people's hare-brained ideas.