One thing that can be said for open war. It provides moral clarity. Once the barbarians have begun looting and burning, all but the truly certifiable lunatics stop talking about reaching common ground and start talking about guns and ammo.
The lower echelons of the urban elite are starting to get nervous about their vulnerability to roving mobs. They’re asking their right-wing friends, the ones that have them anyway, how exactly you go about obtaining a gun. The ones that only have leftists for friends will have to ask Siri or Alexa. That should be an interesting lecture on gun control.
The major cities with their handcuffed police departments and Democrat mayors are begging the gang-bangers to stop shooting little kids. Funny how that doesn’t seem to have much effect on hardened criminals without the threat of arrest. The murders during June skyrocketed and we can only assume that the long hot summer will provide little in the way of relief. Now you would think that all this dysfunction would get a bunch of Republicans elected as mayors. But you would be wrong. Places like Atlanta and Chicago will keep voting in Democrats until their cities turn into Detroit.
The idiot leftists have now started to tear down statues of black heroes like Frederick Douglass. Can we assume that MLK and Malcolm X are next? Honestly, the true stupidity of these people must be breath taking. We are dealing with paleolithic levels of social ignorance. How do these people even survive from day to day?
All this is very interesting but the important question is how this should be handled by the President over the summer and fall to provide the maximum opportunity for a teachable moment for voters who suddenly aren’t so sure that electing Bill de Blasio or Jacob Frey was such a good idea after all.
I linked to that article about Minnesota’s governor asking President Trump to declare Minneapolis a national disaster area to allow $500 million worth of damage from the looting and burning to be paid for by the federal government. I’m guessing that the answer to that one should be no.
And how about New York City? The looting alone must have been hundreds of millions of dollars of losses and the arson damage to mid-town Manhattan property would be an astronomical sum. I’d have to go with no on this one too.
Seattle? St. Louis? Atlanta? Baltimore? Chicago? Los Angeles? Funny thing, we’re batting a thousand here. All no! Anyplace where a mayor and or a governor decided to stand the police force down and just let the mob loot and burn, I’d say was a clear-cut case of government abandonment of public safety. Those places need to impeach their elected officials and then elect someone who won’t allow the mob to run riot.
But in reality, no amount of contrition will help. These cities are ungovernable. As long as you have a culture that subsidizes hundreds of thousands of people who don’t work, you’ll find votes for the party handing out the welfare money. And when these people don’t consider themselves Americans then you will have a mob ready to riot when the excuse surfaces. It’s probably realistic to assume that these places are destined to become like Detroit. If that is the case it is best to figure out how to manage that situation instead of pretending, we can fix them.
What President Trump has to do is provide the country with a vision of how the productive and law-abiding sections of the country can avoid being victimized by the non-productive and criminal elements. He’ll need to target BLM and antifa and dismantle them. Unfortunately, this will require AG William Barr to do something constructive and in less than a decade which currently doesn’t seem to be his strong suit. But it has to be done. The hard working and long-suffering people of this country are exhausted from all this chaos. We’ve had enough. And we don’t want to hear that all this is our fault. We don’t believe that anymore. If a criminal like George Floyd was murdered by a criminal cop then the cop should be treated just the way Floyd was. He should have his day in court and then probably spend several decades in prison. But if the mob decides that this is an excuse to burn down their city then it is up to the city to stop them with force, up to and including lethal force. If they won’t then any normal individual will reason that these cities are war zones and only a fool would live and raise a family in a place like that.
This should be an interesting week.