I haven’t seen any reports of peaceful protesting in the US for a few days. Has the rioting burned itself out? Has the negative effect of the violence on Democrat polls put them on the back-burner as news-worthy?
New Zealand just elected a Prime minister whose fawning press pundits noted last night has achieved nothing in three years apart from keep Covid19 out of NZ… so far. It seems the historic win that makes her Labour party able to govern alone in a house of five parties under a proportional voting system (MMP) is ln appreciation of her saving the nation from a virus the media whipped up fear over worldwide. That and the disintegration of the main opposition party (National) through in-fighting, that left them unelectable in the midst of a deadly war against Covid19. The economy is in a deep hole because of the no spread approach to virus management, but people are out and about without masks or social distancing. The middle right has switched their vote on this issue, IMO.
Safety and security has given her the victory. Of course, she hasn’t had rioting and arson on top of Covid.
To whom will the issue of safety and security deliver the US election ? I think, due to a year of media terror, that this is going to be the number one issue for middle Americans to swing on. No just Covid19, but riots, crime, terrorism and foreign influence play into the safety an security theme in the US.
Who has the best safety and security platform? Democrats or Republicans?
I’m in a two week entry quarantine at an airport hotel in Auckland NZ. Spring is springing here. 16 degrees C. Wouldn’t the fires keep the peaceful protesters warm? And the looted sweaters and jackets and gloves?
Protesters can face batons, pepper spray, the risk of Covid19 infection, but not the cold? Sounds plausible.
And the federal government under Trump is prosecuting for federal crimes where state prosecutors were catching and releasing. The safety and security issue looks good for POTUS. The media has generated so much fear hoping to discredit Trump, that they have driven middle Americans, including suburban housewives, into his protective arms.
Yes, as far as rioting goes. That would be much of it. People who thought they were going to be brought in after throwing a brick at some cop and that they would be released the same night found out in some cases the could be spending years in a federal prison instead. That would slow me down.