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January 14, 2021

Of Coyotes and QAnon

Filed under: Politics — Steve Ruis @ 11:41 am
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After getting over my shock at the insurrection in the Capitol building a week ago, I called for people to pour over any photos and videos to see if they could identify any of the miscreants and get them rounded up by the authorities. Even Republicans believe in personal responsibility.

Little did I know or even think that selfsame miscreants would post their videos and selfies on the Internet. What idiots.

So, I hope this idiots will be rounded up and prosecuted . . . and . . . well the process tends to weed out the idiots. When the more easily identified and prosecuted go down, they are replaced by those with more competence.

I am reminded of coyotes. Coyotes? Yep. Ranchers in the west were tired of losing livestock to coyotes and got a federal bounty put on their heads. Wipe them out, they demanded. And so bounties were placed and guns started blazing away. The net result? As you would expect. The dumbest, less wily coyotes (sorry I couldn’t resist) got killed off first, so the others were harder to find. And whenever pressure like that is applied to a population, it moves. You can now find coyotes in 49 of the 50 states, prior to which they were confined to the western US states. You can even find them in cities, like Boston, and my home city, Chicago.

So, this “insurrection,” as cartoonish as it appears now, will be less so the next time, and less so after that. We are not out of the water yet as we have allowed a large right-wing minority to build up steam right out in the open. Soon they will be far less visible.

Sun Tzu said “that which you oppose you make stronger,” and someone much wiser than I said that “the cost of liberty is eternal vigilance.”


  1. I saw that dog cartoon on FB. Loved it. Great share!


    Comment by Nan — January 14, 2021 @ 12:30 pm | Reply

    • I am not on FB, so Claudia culls the choice ones for me. ANd, yeah, it was very cute. There is so much creativity and humor in this country. I wish we could focus on that rather than the political idiocies we do focus upon.

      On Thu, Jan 14, 2021 at 12:30 PM Class Warfare Blog wrote:


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      Comment by Steve Ruis — January 14, 2021 @ 12:48 pm | Reply

  2. Great post. Scary, but so true 😢


    Comment by Sylvia — January 14, 2021 @ 1:07 pm | Reply

  3. There’s a lovely video I saw today of the crowd screaming at the capitol hill police “We were invited! The president of the United States invited us!!!”

    Or in other words, Exhibit A.

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    Comment by john zande — January 14, 2021 @ 2:31 pm | Reply

  4. I think your coyote analogy is very apt. The people we saw in DC during this were dangerous, yes, but they were the attention seekers, the ones who wanted to be out front to show everyone how important they were. A lot of them were buffoons and clowns. Like religious fanatics, with these people it is really all about *them*, not some “righteous cause”. We need to be concerned about these people, yes, but it’s the ones who are hiding behind them that I’m really worried about.

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    Comment by grouchyfarmer — January 14, 2021 @ 4:36 pm | Reply

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