Voting is for civilized societies. You couldn't have had a meaningful election in Nazi Germany after Hitler was offed, or in Occupied Japan in its first months.
Nor, now, here. We're at a more-elemental level. Weapons and tactics will determine the winning side. Plans, morality, and comprehensible rhetoric, will determine which side gets public support as this unfolds. And THAT may be what determines the winners.
GOLD, is not where their money comes from. It's harder to store and much harder to manipulate.
Look, these are not, on balance, very bright people. Clever, yes. Not intelligent. "Normalcy Bias" affects most people; certainly people playing a winning game. So, like other types of gamblers, they'll keep their chips...their fiat...keep gambling, keep manipulating money...because it works.
Until it doesn't work. And they'll be slow to recognize that - they're old fossils, and old people are slower to pick up trends and learn new strategies.
If they're at all like cops and firemen of a generation ago...he'll never hear the end of it.
A Cleveland paramedic was trying to do what fireman Dennis Smith did, writing about his adventures with emergency calls. He had a long essay published in Cleveland Magazine, where he detailed some of the things - tragic, pathetic, funny, or some or all - that he saw. He wrote of a major hotel fire in Downtown Cleveland - a once-glamorous hotel, that had become a whore-pad and wino crash facility. One of his colleagues had to rescue a nude man, probably drunk, out a window with an aerial ladder. This before they had buckets or cherry pickers. He had the guy on him, and the victim lost control of his bowels.
Or another, where a green paramedic was watching a sudden-illness victim puke...and then, green-faced, joined him.
The writer, I can't think of his name, now (45 years later) wrote that the EMS van he was assigned to, started carrying two vomit basins - one marked VICTIM and the other with his name on it. Cleveland Magazine being general-readership, the author avoided specifying what name the poor ladder-rescue fireman got for taking a load of runny bowel effluvia down his coat...but...sure. If there's any comaraderie in the ranks at all, he'll get a verbal hazing.
Of course, if they've been gelded by Ms. Beetlejuice...not so much.
A police officer checks the speed of the vehicles in Wheeling, Ill., Thursday, April 9, 2020.
AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh
(The Center Square) – A new report shows that the city of Chicago, as well as several other Illinois cities, have been underreporting the amount of crime in their areas to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
The report by Axios Chicago reveals that 19% of cities including Chicago, Niles, Naperville and Morton Grove have reported less than 11 months of data to the FBI in 2021.
The report analyzing data from The Marshall Project also shows that 66% of Illinois departments, including those in Peoria, Huntley, and Crystal Lake, reported none at all.
The largest city in Illinois that did not report any crime at all to the FBI in 2021 is the city of Aurora, which has a population of almost 200,000 residents, the second largest in the state.
Richard Irvin is the mayor of Aurora and one of six candidates for the GOP nomination for governor. He's been endorsed by several law enforcement agencies since announcing his campaign.
Irvin said during a recent GOP debate that Aurora is one of the safest cities in the nation.
"Look at the statistics, and I did not make this up, WalletHub has Aurora as the sixth safest large city in America and I stand by that," Irvin said.
The office of Aurora Mayor Richard Irvin did not return a request for comment about the Axios report.
The Axios report said the FBI retired a nearly century-old data collection program last year and switched to a new system, and provided assistance and taxpayer resources to help local police departments make the switch.
State Rep. LaShawn Ford, D-Chicago, said not properly reporting such statistics to the FBI make lawmakers' jobs even harder, as well as ruining the trust between them and taxpayers.
"We need to hold these police departments accountable because if the police department is not forthright about how much crime they see, it is very hard on legislators to advocate for more dollars to help fight that crime," Ford said.
The city of Chicago, which underreported its crime rate by five months, has drawn national attention for the high amount of crime it sees. Ford said the problems there could be worse than previously thought.
"It is alarming to me that we have the government lying to the taxpayer," Ford said. "It means that in Chicago our streets are less safe and more dangerous than we are being told."
Percentages vary by patient. But SOMETHING is causing real, palpable changes in behaviors.
You take organic brain impairment, from the Clot Shot...and couple them to the reaction to hysteria and chaos and media propaganda aimed at creating internal dissonance...what's left of the person's reason, falls into psychosis.