One of the biggest stories coming out of the 2022 midterms is the rejection of law-and-order candidates by most of the states undergoing violent crime waves in their urban and suburban areas. Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Minnesota and other cities had law and order candidates for city and state offices like mayor, attorney general and district attorney in the mid-terms. And for the most part, these races went to the democrat candidates in a landslide.
I think this is highly significant. This tells me that the political narrative is intact in these areas. The white voters in these places are still part of the coalition. No matter what qualms they have over the crime that now surrounds them every day they support the removal of police protection from their communities.
I don’t claim to know the actual breakdown by race and sex for these votes. But I did see that the margins weren’t tight. In some places like Minnesota, they were blowouts.
Good. Democracy needs to triumph. The people must get what they ask for. I look forward to stories that chronicle the devolution of these areas. And we are already hearing about the violent assaults, rapes and murders happening in places like New York and Los Angeles on a daily basis. The people need to absorb the reality that they have chosen.
Of course, it won’t be complete until it reaches out from the inner city and engulfs the affluent and vulnerable suburbs and even rural enclaves where the ideological supporters of “defund the police” inhabit. Already in the richest Los Angeles and Chicago suburbs theft and violent crime is becoming a daily reality.
Well, that sounds like good news to me. When the victims of home invasion and various assaults call the police, they will have the comfort of knowing that the mostly black perpetrators won’t be the victims of overzealous police activities. In fact, they won’t be pursued at all. The officers will dutifully take down the victims’ information and upload it into the database for the sake of completeness and then head off to the next crime scene.
I often kid about cannibalism breaking out in New York City or St. Louis. Well, with the price of food heading steeply higher maybe that’s not such a far-fetched idea. But the main takeaway is that this experiment that began with Obama and his Justice Department sabotaging the policing of black criminality is widely supported by the Democrat constituencies in the states they control.
This will be allowed to play out. And I think it will be a defining factor for the American environment in the months and years ahead. Pretty quickly the bigger cities will take on the appearance and characteristics of third world hellholes like Mexico City and Rio de Janeiro. Private security for the affluent will become the rule and the middle class will flee as far as they possibly can from the specter of violent crime that will become all pervasive.
This may sound hyperbolic. It’s not. I remember when crime exploded in New York City in the 1970s and 1980s. People who had children fled. The prospect of their children being brutally assaulted by violent criminals on the way to or even in the schools was a reality. Old women were easy prey on the streets at all hours.
I saw these conditions force one of the most liberal cities of the time into the hands of a law-and-order mayor like Rudy Giuliani. Will that happen again? The answer we got this month is no. Maybe this truly was the reaction to the Supreme Court decision on abortion. Many on the Left have declared that this was white women choosing abortion rights over law and order. Ironically it could be reasoned that they’re thinking, “Well if we’re going to be rape victims, at least we’ll have well-funded Planned Parenthood centers nearby for the associated abortion procedure to follow. I guess there’s a certain logic to that.
From my point of view, I think this should cement for a lot of people the understanding that some parts of the country are going down a path that normal people do not want to live under. Look at the conditions on the street in San Francisco, Los Angeles and New York. Tent cities of homeless living in front of swank apartment buildings and corporate offices. Open air drug bazaars in the parks and streets. Rampant and uncontested theft and assault. This is the present. The future will be worse.
Get out while you can.