Today is election day in California. We really did not need this day to happen. It appears that Newsom is going to survive the recall, and I say this before the polls are closed. As I passed on last night, the leading contender to replace is Larry Elder, and his website has already conceded defeat; fraud he claims. The saddest part is that he, like Trump, is claiming that it was stolen. Come on now. The recall process should be taken down or reformulated when this is all over. Close to $300 million in taxpayer monies going down the drain. One interesting thing that I see from all the hullabaloo since last night is that there is no mention of the scariest part of Elder's website posting, that is he is resorting to ....well you can read it here:
They say that in America, there are four boxes of liberty. The soapbox, the ballot box, the jury box, and the ammo box. When we vote we exercise our rights as Californians and as Americans to make our voices heard via the ballot box, having listened to others make theirs heard through the soapbox. We trust in our elected officials to safeguard that ballot box, such that its results will truly reflect our will as Californian's. However, when those officials, either through laziness or incompetence, allow thieves to steal amidst the dead of night and cheat our ballot box, we can no longer rely on its contents. Will we now have to fight the California jury box, in the hope that the final box — the one most akin to Pandora's – remains closed?
That final box is the "ammo box", which I interpret as being a call for an armed insurrection (sound familiar?). The actions of the GOP as it morphs through the JIM CROW phase, and boxes itself into the cranky and crazy phase of fascism is both silly and dangerous at the same time. A convincing win by the Democrats in California will set the tone for the whole nation on the move forward into the 21st Century. That is why everyone has eyes on California today. I for one am sick and tired of it all. I am tired of molly coddling stupidity and ignorance. If Newson fails to survive, I fear the backlash that would result. We will know more about all this tomorrow morning.
Stupidity and Ignorance based on cultural defiance, hatred, and fear is not, and cannot be, our destiny.