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Glenn Reynold Spent His Weekend in the Real America. How Was Yours?

Instapundit|THE REAL AMERICA: “Once again, the press and media are emphasizing division. But I took the weekend semi-off for a family reunion in the mountains, and driving back I came on an awful multiple-fatality accident just after it happened. (Fortunately, by the time I dug my trauma kit out and got to the scene, there was an actual paramedic on hand, just another passerby, but with a lot of skills, a great kit, and a couple of buddies who seemed to know what they were doing. Not that it mattered in the end, as the accident –a high-speed median-crossing headon –” left no survivors. But at least there was someone more experienced and better trained than me to try.) But loads of people ran to help. There were a half-dozen members of the Thunderguards Atlanta chapter (a black outlaw motorcycle gang), young women, middle-aged guys, etc. All doing their best to help and to comfort the victims. When the cops showed up they asked people to move the big debris off the road –” there was a lot of it, big stuff like brake assemblies and wheels –” which I thought was to open up the road but was actually so a helicopter could land right next to the vehicles. Everyone pitched in, and a couple of people even produced brooms from somewhere and swept the road after the big stuff was moved.

“We were stuck there for over two hours before traffic moved, and everyone was friendly, helpful and offering each other water and other assistance. From the tenor of the news coverage most days, youâ’d never know that this America even exists.”

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  • Marica July 15, 2019, 4:06 AM

    It doesn’t just exist, it is the default setting for America.

  • John the River July 15, 2019, 4:26 AM

    This is what we are trying to protect by opposing uncontrolled immigration, the high trust society we grew up in.
    Opening up the borders and allowing in peoples from tribal societies will ruin that. We owe it to our own children, not to deny them the best part of their heritage.

  • Vanderleun July 15, 2019, 7:26 AM

    Exactly so, John.

  • Rick July 15, 2019, 8:47 AM

    We just spent a week in Colorado with the oldest son and family. We were sitting out on the back patio watching the hummingbirds and deer as the sun went down and it got cooler. I got my phone out with the Skyview app and quickly found Jupiter in an open area. I remembered years ago we could see some of Jupiters moons with binoculars so out they came as well as a small Celestron telescope. We checked out the moons of Jupiter, the moon, Milkey Way and later we got Saturn dialed in. We did it the next night too. My grandson and I had some nice discussions about stars and planets. I told him he was lucky to see those sights as people in big cities don’t even know they exist. Which might account for their arrogance and anger toward the rest of us.

  • G6loq July 15, 2019, 9:07 AM

    ‘The look of awe, even disbelief, in their eyes was astonishing’:
    SIX HUNDRED men turn up to stand in for absent fathers at Texas school’s Breakfast with Dads event after faculty asked for just 50 volunteers


  • Harry July 15, 2019, 9:57 AM

    Rick, when my daughter was six I told her I’d be up early the next morning to see Jupiter and four of its moons through my telescope. She asked if I would wake her so she could see. So there we were standing in the January snow taking turns looking at Jupiter. She’s now an adult, and she sometimes teaches me about various sciences. The good times don’t have to end.
    Anger and arrogance come from ignorance.

  • Rick July 15, 2019, 10:21 AM

    The average city dweller has no idea the night sky is even there and more than they understand the red America is out here. I’ll bet your daughter stills remembers that early morning in the snow. Thank you for giving her that memory!

  • Auntie Analogue July 15, 2019, 1:19 PM

    Interstate motorists are, by and large, decent citizens who have jobs, own homes or dependably pay rent, pay taxes, buy & own vehicles, have car insurance, submit their vehicles to state inspections, and so on – moreover, they’re the sort of people most likely to travel the interstate at the height of midsummer vacationing. Absent, by and large, from the interstate are illegal aliens, cartel drug thugs, human-trafficking coyotes, urban low-lifes more likely to steal a vehicle than to work to own one, parents’-basement-dwelling “[Kl]antifa” slugs, and so on. That’s why Mr. Reynolds participated in and witnessed a decent response by decent folks to the fatal interstate vehicular accident. In a nutshell, Reynolds saw the good side of the reality that . . . Demographics is Destiny. That reality has today a bad side that is being imposed upon us, a bad side that is growing, metastasizing.

  • Snakepit Kansas July 15, 2019, 5:09 PM

    In the late 70’s and early 80’s I lived on the far edge of a small town with a steep driveway. Not much light pollution. I was not the most disciplined student to prior to college to understand the solar system, but used to lay on the driveway and stare at the summertime stars. I found that if I stared at a single spot for more than a handful of minutes my peripheral vision would catch a shooting star. I’ve spotted slow moving satellites, shooting stars as well as things I could not explain. All good stuff for a young and curious teen.

  • Snakepit Kansas July 15, 2019, 5:30 PM

    ‘Nother story… when I was a young teen, the local river next to the small town I was growing up in was overflowing. Danger of flooding the downtown area as well as adjacent residential areas was the threat. There was a call for everyone in town to come to the dyke to fill sandbags and try to minimize the flood damage. Not only did half the town show up but many good Americans from other communities as well. People from all over town were bringing in food and drinks to support the laborers. Folks were helping any way they could. A family of Mennonites showed up to help from a good hour plus drive away. This wasn’t their first rodeo and outworked all of us. No fanfare, just there to help their fellow Americans.

  • Rick July 15, 2019, 6:54 PM

    Thanks for the link. That’s the best story I’ve read in weeks. I wish I could have been there.

  • Jim July 16, 2019, 6:59 PM

    Add this to the California fires, Hurricane Harvey here in Houston and countless other events where Americans rise to the top, and prevail.

    We are a Great People.

    Our elected class is rarely so.

    Sunk New Dawn
    Galveston, TX