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Dear Demons,

Reader MGS brought this Twitter thread to my attention: Thread by @lone_rides on Thread Reader App – Thread Reader App Now I’m glad to bring it to yours.

You don’t like the decisions yesterday and today?

You’re really not going to like the next part.

I mean, it’s your fault, but you’re not going to like it.
See, we were cool with the status quo.

Yeah, we wanted abortion to go back to the states. Yeah, we wanted gun rights expanded. Yeah, we wanted our kids safe from LGBTQ indoctrination.

But it wasn’t enough to fight about.
We thought you were like us, that we could argue and make small gains and lose some ground but everything staying fairly level and levelheaded.

But boy, were we wrong.

Because while we were copacetic and just going along to get along, you were pushing.
You pushed abortion. From “legal, safe, and rare in these specific instances”, you pushed now to the point of post birth abortion on demand for any reason.
You pushed gun control. From “background checks and gun free zones” to now “red flag laws” which deny due process.
You pushed “the rights of gay marriage” to now the “right of LGBTQ teachers telling kindergarteners about their sex life.”
And during all of this, you pushed disagreeing politically to calling us Nazis and justifying violence against us, justifying harming our families and our jobs.
So now, we push back.

We pushed back with Trump.
We pushed back with state legislators.
We pushed back with school boards.

And we haven’t even begun to push back, kiddo.
We’re going to push abortion back to the “rare” side in many states.

We may give you a timeframe like 12 to 15 weeks, about what your beloved “other industrialized nations” give.

We may not.
We’re going to push back on gun control.

We’re not going to accept your offer of “you can keep some guns until we decide to get rid of them.”

We’re going to elect legislators to make ownership easier. We’re claiming our rights back.
We’re going to push back on the LGBTQ agenda.

We’re going to make your lives miserable when you try to get our kids to question their gender.

We’re going to remove the power you think you have and put it in the hands of the parents.
You had a chance to call a truce.
You had a chance to be in control and be happy.
You had a chance to just leave us alone.

You didn’t.
You pushed and prodded and provoked.

And you’re threatening to commit violence now?

Good luck with that.
There’s a saying about the danger of making people who want to be left alone get involved.

You’ve made us get involved.

So all of it, from here on out, is squarely on you.

Enjoy the whirlwind you have so deservedly reaped.

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  • Alex G June 27, 2022, 3:52 AM

    The group once dubbed the ‘silent majority’ by Spiro Agnew just might be angry enough to save us.

    Come at me, bro!

  • John Fisher June 27, 2022, 3:56 AM

    My son has referred to ‘never piss off the people in the woods’ in the past. It clearly was the factor in the Virginia election here last year. People in red areas turned out in numbers never seen for a state election before (and the turnout in those areas surpassed most presidential elections). The are angry and the anger isn’t going to die out any time soon.

  • ghostsniper June 27, 2022, 4:07 AM

    I’m not hopeful.
    I believe it will require a lot of pain to eradicate all the evil.

    • Mike Austin June 27, 2022, 6:06 AM

      Nothing in this world worth having for a man comes without pain. Whether it is a beautiful woman, some daring and reckless adventure, or Liberty, it will cost. Always in blood, sweat, toil and tears. Sometimes the price will be the man’s life.

      • Jack June 27, 2022, 6:17 AM

        And more often the price will be the life of the antagonist. I am pretty certain that these dicks have no concept or idea of just how angry most of us are and by most of us I mean grown men and women…not our children

        So Mike, I have not seen any posts from you recently. Have you started the bike trip you were planning?

        • Mike Seyle June 27, 2022, 6:26 AM

          Of course, Mike does a fine job of answering questions himself, so let me just say that I follow his bike progress closely: https://mikeaustin.org/great_north_wester.html

          • ghostsniper June 27, 2022, 8:09 AM

            Thanks! Marked, and I’ll be watching. Go Mike (A)!

          • Mike Austin June 27, 2022, 8:17 AM

            Thank you Ghost and Mike! I try to update regularly. Right now I am typing in in the woods in Kansas while camped around a lake. I am using a tablet, which makes things a bit tricky as I am not used to such a small keyboard. I am going to acquire another external battery as well.

            I miss very much reading Gerard and his commenters, and then commenting myself, as much as I used to.

            I will be staying here for a few more days, and then heading West. I hope to be in Colorado in two weeks or so.

            • jiminalaska June 27, 2022, 9:37 AM

              Have a ball bro, & hope you reestablish your whiskey supply!

            • Snakepit Kansas June 27, 2022, 10:21 AM

              Woods? In Kansas?

              • Vanderleun June 27, 2022, 11:17 AM

                Yup… down along the rivers.

  • Wild, wild west June 27, 2022, 7:32 PM

    A wise man once said to an unwise man, “you don’t want to be someone we remember.”

    All of you here have at least one “someone you remember.”

    Don’t forget.

  • goy June 29, 2022, 12:57 PM

    Hi Gerard, hope you’re well. Guess it’s been a minute.
    So this person’s saying it was a bad idea to try to compromise with these folks? Huh. Who might have guessed…