Oh, how I love this about Americans!
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a new program to help protect New Yorkers against the Wuhan virus outbreak. It’s quite straightforward, really: report your neighbors to authorities.
“We still know there’s some people who need to get the message,” the city’s socialist mayor said on Twitter. “And that means sometimes making sure the enforcement is there to educate people and make clear we’ve got to have social distancing.”
The simple solution, he explained is to snap a photo of an offending person or crowd, set the location on the image, and “text it to 311-692.”
“Action will ensue,” de Blasio promised.
History has taught us that governments seeking to bend the public to its will “for the greater good” usually seek the cooperation and participation of citizen lackeys eager to ingratiate themselves with their ascendant masters. Fortunately, the United States was settled and created by people who came here to escape presumptuous tyrants and oppressive governments not of their choosing. The contrarian RNA and traditions run deep, and it always gives me a thrill to see that while they may have been diluted a bit over time, in the face of those who either do not comprehend this nation or do not respect its unique values, the old defiance flames forth.
Thus I am proud to report that deBlasio’s new rat line has been overwhelmed with “dick pics,” extended middle fingers, embarrassing photos of the mayor, like when he dropped the Staten Island groundhog, and news coverage of him violating his own directives by going to the gym. One user sent the message “We will fight this tyrannical overreach!” Another texted “Fuck you!” along with a meme showing Adolf Hitler and the words “TO THOSE TURNING IN YOUR NEIGHBORS AND LOCAL BUSINESSES — YOU DID THE REICH THING.” “Start flooding their reporting text numbers with this pics!” the rebel added.
Then there was the photo of a bowl of gummies in the shape of penises with a sign reading, “EAT A BAG OF DICKS.”
As I have noted before, some misconduct warrants extreme contempt, and sometimes extreme means and extreme rhetoric may be necessary. We are seeing too many elected official and bureaucrats exploiting the extra power the pandemic is affording them, and enjoying it a bit too much for comfort.
You know what makes me feel safe? When elected officials who start emulating totalitarian governments are told to “Eat a bowl of dicks!” or words to that effect.
God Bless the U.S.A.
Addendum: After I posted this, I read a post by Bryan Preston on the same subject. His post concluded,
[I]t’s inspiring. A month under house arrest lockdown hasn’t made Americans timid about getting in our politicians’ grills and giving them the business. We’re no more enamored of authoritarians in office than we were a few weeks ago. This 30- or 60-day trial of living in a police state hasn’t made us serfs yet.