Myrtle Beach to Bikfest barbarians: ya’ll come on down
In the dark ages, when barbarian hordes roamed the earth, towns and villages that had the misfortune of being in their path did as much as they could to avoid being overrun. As the invaders neared and their assault became a near certainty, the town's people erected what defenses they could.
They carefully crafted strategies to avoid a catastrophic outcome. In short, they did all that they were able in order to survive what they viewed as an approaching apocalypse. The one thing that they surely did not do was to invite or even encourage the barbarians to visit their town. That would have been madness.
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The town of Myrtle Beach seems to have followed the lead of these seemingly doomed towns in all but one important respect. It has purchased and plans to erect defenses (to the tune of one million taxpayer dollars). It has concocted a strategy of bringing in additional law enforcement officers and has encouraged business owners (at their own expense, of course) to hire private security firms to protect their interests. Unfortunately, it has only failed in one area. After all of this preparation and caution, it has actually encouraged the destructive forces to come.
Yes, Bikefest, y'all come on down.
In this age of President Obama's myopic denial of dangers that are right in front of his face and the politically-correct fear of Reverend Al and his ever present cry of "racism" - even when what is being said should make perfect sense to anyone with the IQ of a turnip - the hordes are being welcomed.
Even legitimate celebrations of Memorial Day are being cast aside to accommodate them. We have begun the trip to the next level of the rabbit hole, a journey which will inevitably lead to the demise of anything that makes sense to the sensible.
It's taken more than a millennium but we've now been told that the way to deal with barbarians at the gate is to open the gate.