Did you catch the latest re-run of “Colombo?” How about the “Andy Griffith Show?” I ask because that’s about all I’ve been watching for some time now to include early Christmas shows on the Hallmark Channel, all if which I enjoy. 

But when you get to that point, I think is fair to say that you’ve just about had enough of the junk that’s on TV, specifically the overtly biased so-called “news outlets.”

Of course it’s not news anymore. It’s not factual information that a professional reporter relates to the public so the public can be informed. No, the days of Walter Cronkite are far over.

We are now involved Information Warfare (Info War), Psychological Operations (PsyOps) and straight out propaganda.

The problem with the aforementioned activities is that their design is to stir the populace into action and often into violence. This is the objective of these types of operations and, unfortunately, I fear we are seeing the results of the activities right before eyes in our society.

Where does all this end? What is the objective of the PsyOps and Info Wars that are being perpetrated upon the American public? In what manner does all the pent up frustration fueled by all the propaganda present itself? 

Does it drive people to the voting booth or, as apparent violence proponent and far-left actor James Cromwell said recently, to the point of “blood in the streets?”

Now just think for a moment how absurd and irresponsible it is to make a statement proposing “If we don't stop (President Donald Trump) now, then we will have a revolution for real. Then there will be blood in the streets.” Cromwell said that a few days ago.

Is that what we really want in this country, all out riots and blood in the streets? All because of differences in opinion? Really, is that what people really want and is that the new normal in America?

Has everyone sincerely and honestly thought this thing out? Have the politicians, the rhetoric machines, the political action groups, the community action groups and the elitist facilitators seriously thought out the end game of all of this propaganda? 

Do they think that once the doors blow off of this gig that they can rein it in? It’s really time for all this hatred to stop. Because once the doors fly open, the real ugliness of humanity presents itself.  

This should not even be a discussion in this country. It is difficult to even put pen to paper to address this. This is not how we operate in this country. There are many people in this town, myself included, who have witnessed firsthand what happens to a society when the fabric that is holding a fragile social structure together is torn apart. Folks it’s not pretty. In fact, it’s scary and absolutely ugly. 

Are we prepared, as a nation and as fellow Americans, in 2018, to hurt one another because of disagreements of ideas? 

There are many outspoken activists who seem to think that the concept of stirring the citizenry into a frenzy is somehow a means to an end. I suppose it is if you like violence. But do these people think that while they sit back and watch society be destroyed that somehow they will be spared? That violence will not visit their doorstep?

I don’t think that the agitators in our society today have any real idea of how serious this is and what they’re doing. They are so filled with absolute hate that they have lost all semblance of reality. 

Is this how it’s going to be every election cycle? 

So when a Democrat eventually gets elected into the White House, is it open season for the opposing party to go in and call for the election to be turned over or call for the impeachment of the president? Will it be the new norm in America to be able to make outlandish, vile statements such as recommending the beheading of the president or to have a coup?

Will the new norm be that anyone seeking to serve in office gets their life and family ruthlessly dragged through the mud and their lives destroyed?

Is that where we are headed?

I could go on and on but friends, is this what we want in America? Is this the America we want for our kids and grandchildren? I hope and pray that it is not. Because chaos and societal destruction is not pretty.

Exercise your right to vote for whomever you want. That is your right. Be an advocate of civility, of peacefulness and respect for others. Engage in civil dialogue and above all respect the rule of law. 

America is truly a great nation filled with great people who have led the world through tough times. Let’s come together to lead ourselves through this tough time in our nation’s history.

Viper One Six – Out.

Visit Dave Shearman’s website, www.viperonesix.com, or email him at viperonesix@gmail.com