Maybe it’s because it’s July, my favorite time of the year. And because I’m on vacation this week, which removes a very serious irritant in the way of my annoying boss. But whatever the reason, I’m just not able to feel gloomy this week. I’ve decided that I will look at the flip-side of all the horror going on and paint a rosy picture of the time ahead.
First of all, I read that the Federal government has declined to grant Minnesota a declaration of national emergency to allow them to receive federal funds to help them repair the estimated $500 million worth of damage done by Mayor Frey’s city sponsored arson/looting riot. Putting that on top of the cost of all the police overtime needed to try to quell the ongoing gang wars currently depopulating the more toxic neighborhoods of Minneapolis and adding in the losses in city taxes associated with the closing of so many businesses, some leaving the city permanently and some unable to re-open at all, it paints a picture of a city on the rocks. And just to make sure that things don’t get better, the city council’s decision to defund the police has a large number of officers opting for early retirement with the rest of them essentially refusing to perform any police function riskier than directing traffic.
The upshot of the police stepping back is the gangs have declared it open season on their enemies and their neighborhoods have become shooting galleries with, unfortunately, young children becoming a prominent part of the collateral damage to the civilian population. The non-criminal population has complained to the city council and warned them that defunding the police is tantamount to starting a war in their neighborhoods but the council doesn’t really care about their problems so far. They’re so excited by the whole police defunding narrative that they can’t see where this will lead.
I’m trying to guess what proportion of Minneapolis will have to leave to catch the city council’s attention. Minneapolis has a population of 430,000 people. If 20,000 people leave, which would be in line with what’s happening in New York (5%), that would surely put a serious dent in the tax base. Especially since the ones leaving will be the upper middle class that has the wherewithal to leave. Sometime this fall I’m imagining the sum total of the misery they’ve created is going to come crashing down on the mayor and city council. That should be a sight to see.
And pretty much the same sequence of events is going to play out in all the blue states that played this game of revolution theater. They incurred enormous costs and inflicted horrendous losses on their tax base, demoralized their citizens and destroyed their police forces. So that come this fall when they are talking of opening school, they’ll be afraid to send their kids for fear of them not surviving the roaming bands of savages. What a delightful time to be a law and order candidate! Seriously, it may not matter in places like New York and California but I’m guessing that places like Minnesota, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania will be ripe for the picking for campaign ads featuring their favorite state politicians ordering the police to stand down while the mob flows over and annihilates the functional parts of their city like a column of army ants stripping the flesh off the bones of an unfortunate animal in their path.
And how about the statue nonsense? I’m guessing the whole Columbus thing hasn’t helped the Democrats to any Italian-American votes. And now that they’ve started taking down statues of Frederick Douglas and even Abraham Lincoln, I think it’s going to sink in for all but the stupidest that this isn’t about respect, it’s about trying to demoralize Americans and take away their heritage. I think the President did a good job at Mount Rushmore to remind people of the heritage that men like Washington and Jefferson have left us and how stupid it would be to renounce men who created this amazing land and wrote the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, two of the most important documents in the history of mankind. Yes, yes. I see amazing opportunities to point out to the voters and to Americans in general just how feckless the Democrats have become and how much damage they’ve inflicted on their own people. And once the COVID lockdown continues in the blue states and business stays paralyzed, they are going to be in a bad place.
And on top of the negative ads it should go without saying that a positive message is even more important at a time like this. It should be highlighted that recovery from the economic damage of the COVID lockdown is moving rapidly to bring us back to a strong economy in 2021. Going along with this should be message for the base in terms of pushing back on the tech companies in their assault on the Right and protecting religious liberties. Hopefully Barr and his team won’t prove to be completely useless and will finally move to punish the intelligence agency conspirators who caused chaos during the President’s whole first term.
So, cheer up. The Democrats have left open their flank to incoming fire to such an extent that it will make the Battle of Marathon look like a game of pattycake. Creepy Uncle Joe will be completely at a loss as to what to say. I’m guessing he’ll just take a knee and stay there until the election is over.