Shades of the past.
It wasn’t so long ago, back in July of ‘17, that a group of astro-turf Tea Party “patriot” secessionist were attempting to oust two members of the Redding City Counsel — Francie Sullivan and Kristen Schreder — so the recallers could install their own hand-picked cronies.
Using the same worn demagoguery, they started a recall drive and smear campaign in an effort to “Take Back Redding” – from what, was never clear.
But ol’ Patrick Jones was in the middle of the effort.
And now here Patrick Jones is again in the center of the current effort to recall three members of the Board of Supervisors, District 1 Supervisor Joe Chimenti, District 2 Supervisor Leonard Moty and District 3 Supervisor Mary Rickert.
No one should fall for the false and inflammatory rhetoric being once again spouted by Jones and his bunch of “freedom loving” men and women.
They don’t give slug slime about the people they manipulate into supporting their want of power. They are all cut from the same narcissistic cloth. It is all about them. They can make us “free” from the Big Bad Government. They can “fix” the local economy. They “know” the “real” truth about the virus and so much more. Yes, just do what they say and you will get to live in their “utopia”. They will run things because they are the ones with all the answers; they said so.
They wrap themselves in the American flag while they attempt to destroy what it represents. They call themselves “patriots” while they side with seditionists and insurrectionists. All the while wanting to take over the levers of the government they want to dismantle to reward their friends and themselves.
Be assured that this recall effort has nothing to do with good government, freedom from anything, upholding the Constitution of the United States, God-given rights of men, saving the community from economic and social ruin, nor anything but the narcissistic need for control and ego gratification.
Editor’s note: This post originally appeared on Facebook and was reprinted here with Art McBride’s permission.
Art McBride lives in Redding.