It's been two weeks since the good folks of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho came out to protect their local downtown district against any possible ANTIFA antics. In these past days I have had a chance to talk to some people, locals and visitors alike about their reaction to seeing SO MANY PEOPLE on a 6 block strip, all armed. And I don't mean, concealed, I mean, right out there in your face, big guns...Ak's, AR's, 12 gauge shotguns, hand guns of every sort, and most people didn't just have one gun, they had several. There were moms, dads, college students, army vets, bikers, grandmas and grandpas and a variety of good ole boys. The main street was was bumper to bumper with jacked up trucks with heavily armed people riding in the bed, American flags flyings from their tailgates, minivans, hybrid cars, old junkers and sparkling fancy cars, the scene almost rivaled our famous Car d'Alene event. It really was something that none of us in this quaint little tourist town had ever experienced! I for one was so proud of our town that it actually brought tears to my eyes. And when my sons informed me that they were going downtown to help, I felt a twinge of anxiety mixed with extreme pride that they wanted to be apart of this, to protect the community where they were born and raised. To be clear, my sons are not members of the redneck, good boy club that so many in the media are insisting the majority of our residents are; one is finishing college in Aerospace Engineering and the other a suit & tie wearing executive...so there was all walks of life there. The really interesting thing about that night is the town was FULL of tourists. Coeur d'Alene is a tourist town and since Idaho opened May 1st and many other places were still in a contrived pandemic, HOSTAGE situation, by June 1st we were pretty full or folks looking for, some, "normal." Not sure this is what they expected.
Families on vacation were packing the restaurants, I saw lots of little kids, couples holding hands walking their dogs, bands playing in clubs...and thousands of guns! As I drove down the strip I didn't see any panic on ANYONE'S face, people were laughing, conversing, having dinner on the outside patios and it was like a normal, extremely busy night, REALLY BUSY night on the town, except for the 1000's of guns! And NO, I am not exaggerating...I know, my husband has told me a trillion times not to exaggerate, but there were literally 2-3 guns for every person and there was at least 1000 people protecting our city at the height of the evening. Only a few stores had boarded up their storefronts anticipating the worst. Mind you, the night before, Spokane Washington was unexpectedly hit hard by "visitors" and the inflicted damage and terror was like something Spokane has not experienced before. These Coeur d'Alene businesses didn't expect the type of protection that they would get that night, or for the following 5 nights.
Oh, which brings me to the reason I am writing this follow up piece. So, I was thinking, what is the difference between our little town with heavily armed citizens protecting a 6 block area and the Capitol Hill area of Seattle Wa, with ANTIFA THUGS terrorizing a 6 block area? Population? I mean, well, Coeur d'Alene and its surrounding towns have a population of 158,000 and that is our entire county and man, that sounds like a LOT of people to me, but then I looked up the population of King County; 2,204,229...WHATTTTTT...holy heck now that's a LOT of people! If only a fraction of a percent of their population went out to deal with these ANTIFA terrorists, they could whoop their arses! But they're not...WHY? Well, I actually have the answer, which is really the main reason I am writing this follow up article.
I have been talking to a lot of people about the June 1st event and the majority feel as I do...pride. However, there are some, mostly transplants to our town that think much differently. Our community is diverse as most tourist towns are...and it is very artsy which brings in the Liberals. The Liberal transplants have a VERY different view regarding what they experienced that night and the follow 4 nights. As most of the country knows our town, well actually a neighboring town, Hayden (we are all connected geographically) has a history of a racist group which relocated here from California, known as the Aryan Nation and run by a man named Richard Butler. Butler came here in the early 70's, set up his racist camp...it was ANTI-GOVERNMENT, and very racist. Kinda like ANTIFA with a twist as ANTIFA hates everyone no matter their color if they don't agree with them. Anyway, Butler was a bad dude and his group fizzled out in 2000. No one appreciated him in our town, he was not liked. At one point of their tenure here, members of his group placed several small bombs in buildings in the Downtown Coeur d'Alene area as a distraction for a bank robbery which was unsuccessful...that was 20 years ago! But there are still those Liberals who live here who saw the night of June 1st. as a reenactment of WHITE SUPREMACY from the time of the Aryan Nation! They missed the entire point that the enemy was a HATE group very similar to the Dixie South racists, or even in recent history the prominent, Democrat Senator, Robert Byrd who was an extremely high ranking Klansman. The group that was here was ANTIFA and they only spread hate and violence no matter your color. To them it is only about your politics! I guess we could call them an equal opportunity hater! And even then, they are out of control when they go into a town to wreak havoc and they don't read the memos on your door explaining your political ideologies...heck they would destroy an Apple store while they film it with their Iphones. Their agenda is purely political and with ALL political narratives, they couldn't let a good CRISIS go to waste...enter George Floyd.
So, Seattle won't fight back because they have been conditioned to believe that they can't, they feel that they are powerless against a group that, on one hand has been promoted to be the champion and changer of all things bad in this country by the Media Monsters, and the crooked, liberal politicians. To fight back would be to go against all those ideologies they have come to agree on and the reason they all have planted themselves in that Alt-Left city. They won't fight back because in their heart of hearts they believe that this group (ANTIFA) is actually doing a good thing by seizing part of their city, by force, using the same weapons they detest and promoting a lie they they continually spout---"black lives matter, government bad, we want free stuff, and this is how change occurs!" All the while they are being promoted by their favorite media darlings who are daily claiming that these people are, "heroes", "defenders of equality" and represent "true patriotism." This is exactly what political brainwashing does...this is the REASON that we had a few business owners in Coeur d'Alene disgruntled at the hundreds of armed citizens standing guard over our local businesses. Even though they saw with their VERY OWN EYES on our local news the destruction that occurred in Spokane the night before, and even though they knew our local law enforcement had intel that this group was planning to come to our town to cause trouble, they still viewed the good guys with guns as a scary threat and a representation of White Supremacy that had once lived here. ANTIFA coming would have been a problem, but seeing roughly One Thousand gun toting, camo wearing, flag bearing citizens coming together, without much organization but with a SINGLE purpose, was quite terrifying to them. Liberal conditioning runs deep.
So as I sit, typing this out, hearing the chatter about the Patriots who intend to head over to Seattle and deal with their domestic terrorists I have mixed feelings. On one hand I am giddy with renewed sense of patriotism at the thought of rival biker gangs dropping their animosity for each other and coming together for a cause, truckers who are coordinating together to seal off the area, HUNDREDS if not THOUSANDS of military veterans all communicating their strategy to invade and conquer those who have seized, by force an area of our country, holding 6 city blocks hostage. The thought of that renews my faith in the citizens of this country to STAND UP and remove this plague that has replaced the RONA! On the other hand, I want Seattle to deal with these thugs on their own. I want the citizens of that city to see first hand the lie they have been fed, ingested and thrive on. I want those business owners here in Coeur d'Alene that are mostly Liberal transplants to watch these criminals who strive for Anarchy, finish off those business that are located in the 6 blocks of Seattle that were already financially damaged by the manufactured crisis of the RONA to fall into complete financial ruin...to never reopen again. I want the progressive Liberals, especially those in my town, to see first hand the LIE they have come to believe. I think Tucker Carlson sums it up extremely well in his video Report.
So, while our little community took the possible ANTIFA invasion threat seriously and marched on the OFFENSIVE even to the anger and resentment of a few local, liberal business owners, what a grand prize it would have been for this TERRORIST group to have captured the SIX BLOCKS our community protected! We are NOT a town of "white supremacists", we are not a community of hate mongering "racists", we have never espoused the KKK ideologies of Richard Butler's, Aryan Nation as some local liberal transplants claim...NO, what we are is a committed, tight community who will converge on a moments notice to protect all that we hold dear, and we don't stand guard with pitchforks, tire irons and molotov cocktails, NOPE we use guns and lots of them! And NOT ONE SHOT was fired! Not one "trigger happy redneck" lost his cool and not even one accidental discharge occurred, June 1st, 2020, when Coeur d'Alene, Idaho came together to protect our businesses, the peaceful protestors and even the liberal's who call our town home but will never understand the difference between our ideologies and those of the Progressive Liberal cities they came from.