There are fizzles, there are flops and then there was the Maryland anti-quarantine protest Monday morning. The “demonstration” was set to go forward at 9:00 a.m. at Church Circle in Annapolis, a block away from the Maryland State House. ABC News sent it’s Maryland bureau chief down to cover the story, live, and it was a waste of gasoline.
— Brad Bell (@ABC7Brad) April 20, 2020
I’ve seen more action at 4:00 a.m. at the all night 7-Eleven in Pacoima. The good news about this is that it shows that what I was arguing yesterday, in my piece on pro-gun activists weaponizing Facebook is true. There’s a minority of Americans who actually disapprove of the stay-at-home orders from governors. The pro-gun activists have picked up the thread of the Tea Party mentality, which was virulently anti-government. That theme in our culture is the source of the social rot that we are witnessing today and that resulted in the election of Donald Trump.
I’m glad the people of Annapolis stayed home. Maybe if there are a few more of these non events, the tide will turn and the rabble rousers will be laughed off of Facebook. I don’t depend upon Mark Zuckerburg to remove them, I think we’ll have to do that ourselves by consensus.