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The political centre in America has shifted so far right that both of these parties now occupy almost the same ground on the spectrum.
Nom, the entire country has objectively shifted to the left in extreme fashion over the last 70 years (since the end of WWII). Just look at a High School today compared to 1950--the evidence is overwhelming, staring right at you.
Mr. Money Mustache Blog--The Fire Movement
Note (See video(s) first): In modern America (or the West, generally), with Walmart & Amazon, one does not have to be even nearly as conservatively spending in order to pull something similar off. That is, you can still have 'it all', that is nice 'luxury' items (e.g. big screen tv, etc.)--you just can't have 50 of 'it all', each.
I have already discussed why & how people can find themselves in temporarily difficult situations--although, that should just be temporary. Also, a small percentage of people who are legitimately unable to work should be provided for.
Now, aside from that, then yes--there is something wrong. There are extremely affordable groceries in America.
Now, one could argue for a game of the varying degrees of escalation, such as--(i) have signs on the lawn (or otherwise in clear view) at all times stating intent to defend against trespassers (ii) have a microphone installed that broadcasts to the outside notifying them the police were contacted, and they are all subject to force if not dispersed immediately (iiia) some kind of warning shots or flare (iiib) possible improvised less than lethal force (be creative?) (iv) fire on site until threat is neutralized.
That is all well & good, in principle. Now, the fact is, the one on the receiving end has no idea what the peoples intentions are, how quickly or likely they may be to escalate the situation, if they were willing to use force against the family directly then letting them smash up against the front door is giving up way too much ground and not in the position one wants to be, they do not have the first few stated lines of defense in order prior to the incident, and, the crucial factor--it is not the families responsibility to cower and "hope for the best"/"hope for the attackers restraint, mercy, & benevolence", rather it is the attackers responsibility to not f'ck with people or else face their wrath.
I explained to you yesterday--if the States want to take various stances on the right to protect your own, and what tools are and are not allowed--cool. However, if the federal government mandates to disarm America entirely, tthat will predictably incite a fight--and for good reason.
Edit: I just saw a video for the first time of the event, it appears as though they stayed off the lawn and driveway (not what I originally envisioned)? If so, they should call the police and let them handle it/break it up, get restraining orders, etc. For the future, he should put up lawn posters indicating the price for violating private property, and overall fortify his home.
Still, these people do not understand the entire concept of America--or why the "Don't Tread on Me" flags are so popular, still.
You cannot expect to go to a man's house and terrorize his wife and kids, with impunity.