First some background for not-so-local readers.
Mark Wilson and Paul Mushaben are an
extremely popular, southcentral Montana, morning
radio DJ team.
They have been number one for nearly three
decades and Druann and I love their open, honest and
good natured banter.
Paul is a bold conservative and last week he
blogged of the recent unruliness of rabid, Indian
Perhaps it is time for an “all-Indian
tournament,” he casually posted.
Leftist listeners came unscrewed proving how
progressives have successfully erased the historical
truth the Democrats were the party of segregation.
Corporate higher ups with the courage of
fainting goats, indefinitely suspended Paul, so we
will let him hang while I add more to my story.
My oldest daughter, Meagan, was competing in
the Eastern-A Divisional Cross Country Meet in
Colstrip in the fall of 1997.
Because time spent flying is not deducted
from one’s life span, I loaded my plane with the
trophy wife, daughter Chelsie, and our German
exchange student, Cathy.
I assured them flying would save time, but
their confidence faded after discovering Colstrip’s
airport was nine miles west of town.
With no other option, we stuck out our thumbs
and began hiking east.
After a couple miles, a nice Indian couple in
a pickup offered us a ride to the race.
As the gravel road rattled us around the
pickup box, I chuckled at the irony of the two
Indians in the front hauling the four white-folk in
Here is how my two opening points are
Because of the kindness strangers have shown
me, I pay their favor forward to others on my many
journeys across Big Sky Country.
I know Paul would do the same.
Nearly everyone feels compassion for their
fellow man on a one-on-one basis.
It is mob-mentality which morphs rational
people into unhinged monsters and this brings me to
Mob-mentality, not ethnicity or race, entices
avid basketball fans to damage property as a display
of school spirit.
It is mob-mentality which inspired delegates
at the 2012 Democrat National Convention to boo God.
It is mob-mentality which prompts
simple-minded singers to publically suggest the
Trump White House be bombed.
It is mob-mentality which so fogs a
journalist’s judgment they can no longer discern the
difference between fake news and truth.
It is mob-mentality which coerces Democrat
Congressmen and Senators to sit on their hands while
others erupt in a standing ovation honoring a widow
and her American sailor who died that we might be
Lastly, it is mob-mentality which demanded Paul’s
termination for expressing opinions contrary to the
decrees of the ruling class.
Mob-mentality is truly evil and it is the
tool progressives use to cultivate civil unrest in
Beware of it.