With how polarized politics has become here in the United States it was inevitable that somebody was going to show their piety to their beliefs by performing an act of violence:
A gunman opened fire during an early morning baseball practice for Republican members of Congress on Wednesday, reportedly firing dozens of shots at a field in Alexandria, Va. Those wounded include Majority Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana, Rep. Mo Brooks of Alabama told CNN.
I want to clarify that when I wrote “their beliefs” I didn’t mean that the gunman was certainly a supporter of the Democrat Party. The individual could be a disenfranchised Republican who is upset about Donald Trump receiving the party’s presidential nomination, revolutionary anarcho-communist, or any other flavor of individual who has an axe to grind with the Republican Party. Then again it could be a random act of violence or even a supporter of one of the many country’s the United States is currently at war with. We’ll just have to wait an see on that.
Unfortunately, this act of violence will likely result in a rapid expansion of the police state. Rulers generally don’t take threats to their lives very well and usually respond by bringing down the might of their forces on everybody. Hopefully the expansion isn’t as bad as it was immediately after 9/11 but I wouldn’t hold by breath.