Happy Killdozer Day

(Sorry I’m darned near late to the party. Fuzzy this morning from yesterday’s migraine and then the Intertubz decided to take the afternoon off. It never rains but it pours.)

Marvin Heemeyer was a man who was pushed beyond his breaking point and then kept there. Those in power in the small Colorado town of Granby apparently thought they could push him out and take what was his for themselves. It didn’t quite work out that way. That’s a lesson we’ll return to in just a bit.

Heemeyer was a man who “…was always willing to be reasonable until I had to be unreasonable.” Once he decided to be unreasonable, he poured his heart and soul into an 18-month project that changed an old bulldozer into a near-impregnable machine of vengeance.

I wonder if this scenario may be revisited, after a fashion, in this election year. There are a lot of people in this country who are feeling put on. There will be more events where I suspect both the numbers and feelings will escalate. It won’t take much more to–maybe–push a few folks to recreate Marv’s Last Stand. I wouldn’t be too surprised if it’s already happening in a garage somewhere. Too many people are angry and feel like they don’t count any longer.

Remember, there are times when one man moves history.

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