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As an outsider, may I ask . . .

Are property owners boarding up shops and other places because they think Democratic party voters will lose, and loot, rampage and generally run amok?
Or is it the deplorable hordes of vanilla ISIS in major disappointment mode they fear?
Or antifa?
The proud (sad) boys?
The Tiki torch brigade?
The 17 year old out of state self appointed vigilante crowd?
The armed incels?
Bikers for Trump?
Grandmas for Biden?
The lesbian bikers for Biden?

Mmmmm?

But what if someone gave out riot invitations, and no one came to party all night?

And if there is an all night riot party, who will bring the food, the guns, the ammo, and the bandages?

Don't forget if you get injured in that (possible) riot, the hospitals are rather busy at the moment . . .

Never mind me, I'm confused. A lot of people would be, I'd say.

The cargo cult (*) of Nice Things.

Nice Things - we all want them, they are different things to different people, and how we relate to them and their acquisition defines who we are.

Trump: If I promise them Nice Things they will keep voting for me, right? Biden wants to take away the Nice Things, right?

Republicans: Nice Things are in short supply. To keep continuing for us getting them, we need to ensure people 'lesser' than us don't get them. (And that is a LOT of people!)

Democratic party: Everyone deserves Nice Things. Let's ensure all citizens get them! Affordable health care, quality education, a living wage! There's enough for everybody! We just have to (re)build the social and economic structures that ensure this!

Young people: My parents have Nice Things! How can I get them for myself, with the least effort, and as soon as possible, like right now?

Bezos: All the Nice Things you will ever want are on Amazon!

Theoretical Communism: If we all work together, we can all get the Nice Things!

Practical Communism: See Republicans above.

BLM people: The main Nice Thing we want, is to NOT be harassed, beaten up or killed by the police.

Environmentalists: Mother Nature supplies lots of Nice Things. But you need to look after Her better.

Me (Retired White Person trying Hard not to be Grumpy): I have all the Nice Things I need! Good luck in your pursuits of Nice Things!


(*) 'Cargo cult' - a reference to WW2 air drops of supplies in the highlands of New Guinea.
The Nice Things that fell out of the sky resulted in a semi religious cult following by the indigenous peoples.
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