Before the Virginia rally to show support for the Second Amendment, there was talk that a clash was almost certain to happen, and it may be that some people took those warnings to heart and didn’t attend — though from the Right’s point of view it would seem as though the rally succeeded in its purpose.
However — despite the fact that the pro-Second Amendment attendees showed that the image of the ‘redneck’ rowdy gun nuts, as characterized by the Left is just not reality, the Left seems to be going full speed ahead. The Democrats in Virginia introduced a measure in the Virginia Legislature to criminalize criticism of elected officials. House Bill 1627 would prohibit criticism of a number of elected officials, including, of course, the Governor.
This is all in addition to the Red Flag laws which are in the works, and they’ve already stopped the Republicans’ pro-Second Amendment measures which they were attempting to push.
Obviously the Left planned all this ahead of time, so as to keep a step or two ahead of the Right, foreseeing any countermeasures from the Republicans.
The idea of making it a crime to criticize elected officials is blatantly totalitarian in intent and in nature. This is just the kind of thing that went on in the old Communist bloc countries. So why are people so blasé, given that this has all been done and seen in the past?
Soviet defector Yuri Bezmenov had a lot to say about that, predicting the direction this country was about to take. But I suspect not many of those who need to see his video — which for a long time was on YouTube — will have ever watched it. The warnings he gave fell on many deaf ears.
Thanks to decades of propaganda, with the left being aided and abetted by the leftist ‘journalists’ and cable news ‘personalities’, a great many people, especially the young, see nothing bad about Communism, Socialism, ‘Antifa’-ism, Bolshevism, Jacobinism, whatever name or form you want to give it.
Having reduced Communism to a joke, or a relic of the past, nobody fears the supposedly mythical monster. Beyond that, since most of the two youngest generations have been thoroughly conditioned as ‘postmodernists’, many don’t believe in Truth or in evil; there are no absolutes and everything is what you choose it to be.
And freedom can’t long survive in this kind of atmosphere. Expect more totalitarian measures and minimal pushback against it. I hope very much to be wrong about this.