I wrote about this. I don’t even remember when or if it was the intro to a reblog, a comment to a blog, or a separate piece. My memory is blank. I believe I said there was nothing to stop these insane insurrectionists from attacking any major city. The FBI thinks they are going to try to attack all of the capitol cities around the country. That’s probably a bit of an overreach, even for this group of crazies. Here in America, ambition is admirable and greed? Even better.
They are greedy to make their power felt, but of course there aren’t enough of them and they aren’t well organized enough to attach fifty cities. Moreover, I think they will attack places that are convenient and local. In other words, down south. Most of these guys are being hunted by the FBI and long car trips through multiple states, especially right now with COVID alerts all over the place and a lot of extra cops watching interstate traffic makes these long trips dangerous for anyone, much less a bunch of jerks being hunted by the FBI.
So — they aren’t going to attack fifty state capitols. But they could narrow in on a few, assuming they can get their crew together and most of their so-called aren’t in prison. Without Twitter, Facebook, Parler et al, communication is going to have to go through phones and computers and these are being monitored.
This doesn’t mean that T****’s mobs aren’t a real and present danger. It doesn’t mean that he and his gang won’t try (and in some places, succeed) in making a lot of trouble. I’m sure wherever these idiots can gather, they will make a lot of trouble. We need to uproot the source — the big T — and imprison his cronies, the world will be a lot safer. It’ll take time to take down the mob’s leaders, but when we do we will effectively disarm them. They need leaders. Without them, they’re just disgruntled white people. So, regardless of how dangerous prosecuting T**** might be? He needs to pay. We need him to pay. If inciting an insurrection and attempting a coup is not reason enough for dismissal from government, nothing ever will be.
Do I feel like I’m under siege? Personally, no, but I feel my nation is. On some level I’m relieved it’s finally out in the open and not something about which we warn everyone while getting ignored. We weren’t crazy. We knew it would come to this. I’m surprised it took so long. Maybe if the last impeachment had been taken more seriously, it wouldn’t have taken so long.
So what about those questions?
What should you get rid of that would make your new year better, and why?
I would really appreciate it if someone would take charge of about 150 antique dolls and a lot ancient Chinese pottery. Also paintings and other art. I worry about what will happen to these items when I am not here anymore. If you can pay for shipping, I’m ready to go!
What’s the most daring thing you’ve ever done?
Move to Israel with Owen. I was 30, he was 9. I left all my friends, my home, my job, my language and everything I knew and didn’t come back for 9 years. You have to do that kind of thing when you are young. I don’t think I’d have be willing to do it when I was older. I was still fluid enough and optimistic enough to think I could make that leap. I’m glad I did. It wasn’t, in the end, permanent, but it could have been.
Oddly enough, coming home was just as daring as leaving. i was away long enough so that people had forgotten me. I had to reestablish myself professionally and socially. My social life never entirely came back but I never really minded. I suppose I should care more.
Does your family have a “motto” – spoken or unspoken?
Don’t ever say “it can’t possibly get any worse,” because before the words are out of your mouth, it will get worse.
On a scale of 1-10 how funny would you say you are? (this does not mean ‘smell’ or looks; because this is a judgment free blog!)
I used to be funny. I don’t think I’m so funny anymore. I think I used to be maybe and 8 or 9. Now? Probably 3 or 4. The world has been crunching in on me for a long time. Ironically, I’ve been healthier for the past couple of years than i was for the previous 10 years. The moment I started to get comfortable with my body, COVID showed up. Was that because I was congratulating myself on doing better and it jinxed the whole world? That seems a pretty big jinx for one old lady in Massachusetts.
Tell everyone something that you found personally lifted your spirits!
I was very uplifted by the double Senate victory in Georgia. An hour later, this was followed by an attempted coup and insurrection in the Capitol. I’m afraid to be happy. Getting uplifted is dangerous to the rest of the world.