Posted On: Thursday - April 15th 2021 3:27PM MST
In Topics:   Lefty MegaStupidity  Political Correctness
Back last summer, Peak Stupidity posted Pictures from the end of America. That one was about the desolate economic scene during the height of the Kung Flu summer re-panic. Because I had been in that great observation deck accessed* from the D Concourse at Minneapolis/St. Paul airport. I did speculate also about whether one could tell that the city was undergoing riots and the like, if I had been there the previous month. (The city is visible about 10 miles away to the north.)
Maybe because it's nice and quite up there, with not many passengers knowing about the place, and with the classical music playing, it's a good place for thinking, as just an hour or so up there recently resulted in 2 more blog posts. These are just your pretty typical anecdotal posts, and I am writing them in reverse time order, just due to wanting to write about this new black outrage thing first, then the lighter and brighter theme of the abating of the Kung Flu madness later.
One guy up there happened to be one of the few passengers who already knows about that observation deck. I got to talking to him, so he told me that, and that he travels nearly weekly and is from the local area. (I.e., he knows MSP very well.) This 65 - 70 y/o guy was in a specialty field as a technician, wanted as much as he wants to work. He told me that he gets paid by the hour, and that includes all the travel time, so often 50-60 hours a week at what I'm sure is a good rate.
We were up there watching the planes take off on runway 30R, as in, to the northwest, which had them rotating to get airborne a little prior, or just abeam us in this little tower. It was a great view. We're there talking about planes and talking about the amazing machines he works on. He's got to be a good guy, I figured. Besides a little bit about the masks, and that, no, I was not wearing one where nobody could give me shit about it, I saw no reason to talk politics.
On the SE side of the airport, across that runway, there is a Minnesota Air National Guard outfit with a dozen or so C-130s. We were watching the 2nd one already get across the runway, taxi down to the southeast, and take-off, when he asked wondered what they might be up to. "Probably just training or something", I said. "Oh," he surmised, "I think they are going to that Brooklyn Center thing ..." and something else. With his mask down on his chin, I should have understood, but then I am no news-hound, so I had not heard of the new outrage there, due the shooting of Duante Wright, another worthless black criminal.
Uhhh, cause he's another stupid black thug?
Well, first of all, what the heck would these lifter planes be going there for? For observation there are helicopters. Luckily, the current-era rioting/looting events are not up to the level that requires Puff the Magic Dragon AC-130 gunships... yet. Still, I didn't know what he was even talking about. "What's going on there?" I asked. "This black guy was shot by the cops." Ahaaa, well, here we go again, but I couldn't tell what he thought of it all. An older, white, technical guy like this ought to be conservative, by all rights. I didn't intend to talk racial politics, but just to set the record straight and for fairness' sake I noted "yeah, a couple of days ago, this black ex-football player shot and killed 5** white people, including 2 kids, down in South Carolina".
At this point this guy just clammed up like a ... clam, I guess. I was surprised. He had nothing more to say, for pretty much the whole rest of the time I was up there. I'm telling you, it's something about the Scandanavian-background folks up there or something. They can't believe that everyone is not so nice like themselves. OTOH, they can believe the white cops are bad guys though, but not those poor trodden-upon black guys that they've been lucky to never meet certain examples of in the wrong place.
* Directions are in that other post.
** It's 6 now, as the other HVAC guy shot in the yard died at the hospital a few days afterwards.