It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia – Part 1

I figure I’ll see if this can have future installments.  After all Philly seems to be on a roll.  Imagine being a cop in that place.

Guest Contributor – Chemist – 08SEP2023 – Gun Laws Will Do Nothing

“Four very young men, all carrying guns, beat me violently down to the ground in front of our kids,” Shivanthi Sathanandan said in a Facebook post. “The young men held our neighbors up at gunpoint when they ran over and tried to help me. All in broad daylight.”

Well. Four juveniles. So I think we can say it was illegal for them to have guns. Does this liberal now understand that gun laws will do nothing?
Further in her post she says they need to get the guns off the street.
It isn’t the gun, lady. It’s the person using it.
It is so sad when people refuse to learn.

Here’s a thought: What if even one of her neighbors had been armed?
The outcome would have been very different. The beating would not have gone on as long as it did and, maybe, some bad guys would be in jail.

08SEP2023 – The Chickens Have Come Home to Roost!

There’s nothing like a brutal beat down and a broken leg during a carjacking to change a “defund the police” activist into a “law and order” advocate.  I’m not sure whether Saint George of Floyd will forgive this falling away from the faith.  It seems a little fickle.

Before beatdown:

In June of 2020, Sathanandan wrote in a post on Facebook: “We are going to dismantle the Minneapolis Police Department. Say it with me. DISMANTLE The Minneapolis Police Department.”

After beatdown:

“Look at my face. These criminals will not win. We need to take back our city. And this will not be the last you hear from me about this. Thank you to the incredible Minneapolis 4th Precinct Officers,

Maybe after she’s had a chance to wash the blood off her face she’ll calm down and realize that those kooky, crazy carjacking kids were just full of high spirits and she should chalk it up to reparations.  After all, maybe it was some form of white privilege or white supremacy or something white that triggered their understandable reaction.  Stop blaming the victims Shivanthi and look in the mirror for the true culprit.

Superman Updates the Fifth Commandment for the ACLU

Extremely succinct and simple enough for even the murderous cretins that the Democrats support to follow.  A murdering rapist wants to be made into a eunuch while waiting on death row.  And not getting that demand is an example of cruel and unusual punishment to the ACLU.  Something like this will be used as proof that our civilization committed suicide early in the 21st century.



Real Change

Looking at the people who run this country is a frightening thing.  Washington DC is a train wreck.  The White House and the Capitol are almost entirely composed of carny trash.  No one exemplifies this better than the Bidens.  Sure, there are a few senators and representatives who are trying to make things better but they’re outnumbered a hundred to one.  The federal agencies, especially the intelligence agencies are populated with leftist true-believer bureaucrats who should be under sedation in mental institutions for the good of everyone.  And then there is the government industrial complex with its throng of corporate vampires feeding off the lifeblood that the IRS diverts to them.  The size of the operation is staggering, and apparently, irresistible.

So, when faced with an entrenched system as powerful and as malignant as ours and as inimical to our interests, you have to wonder what the chances are that it can be reformed.  And then when you look at who is supposedly going to do the reforming and how they are currently “planning” to take back the country, well, words fail me utterly.

To put it politely, they haven’t a clue.  And I’m talking about the ones who aren’t just kidding us like Mitch McConnell and Lindsey Graham.  All of these people; McCarthy, Cruz, Paul, Abbott, DeSantis and even Trump they don’t have the first idea what is needed to save this country.  If they did, they wouldn’t be messing around with the presidential election or any of the absurd federal policies that they involve themselves with.

They would spend all their time coordinating the red states into a practical federation with the intent of reinforcing their individual efforts to neutralize the harmful effects of the government in DC.  But instead, they waste time trying to compete with each other to see who can lose to Biden in 2024.  Absurd.

So, for me I see little reason to hope for any substantial progress for the foreseeable future.  And that brings me to the point of this exercise in typing.  Exactly what will it take to galvanize an effective response from the bulk of this country?  What catastrophe is necessary to force all of these sleepwalkers into doing something that will have practical results?

I’ve been trying to work this out in my head.  It seems to me it won’t be a simple financial crisis.  We’ve had those already and apparently people are too stupid to see that what’s going on is the slow-motion bankruptcy of the country.  I guess until they can’t afford the price of bread they’ll continue on as if all’s right with the world right up until the apocalypse.

What I think will trigger a revolt is violence.  People will put up with a lot of economic and financial trouble simply because they really don’t know how these problems are caused or how they’re solved.  But everybody understands how law and order works and they can see when it’s slipping away.  When you’ve lived your whole life in a safe place and then it becomes unsafe it’s a very big deal.  Your wife and kids can’t walk down the streets or go to school without worrying about being robbed or assaulted.  The value of your home decreases drastically and your peace of mind disappears.

I think that will be the trigger.  The state governments will have to clean up the city gangs that operate with impunity in the Democrat controlled cities.  And these cities will have to be controlled by the state to end all the problems that fester there.  Welfare, crime, illegal immigration, failed schools, drug addiction all will have to be brought under control by the red state governments in order to stem the tide of decay.

Of course, that’s assuming there are still Americans who still have the will to fix things.  Maybe the violence will just go unanswered and things will just get worse and worse.  I think we’ll know in just a very few years.  Because if things aren’t fixed soon the whole thing will come tumbling down.

Flash Mob Loots Nordstrom – LA Mayor Says Mean Things

This is hilarious.  Woke mayor of LA is really, really mad.  And she’s gonna tell the police to do something about this.  Boy, that’ll scare the criminals!

If This Goes On … Then What? – Part 1

A plethora of disturbing phenomena envelop our world.  You know the list of problems.  Cultural, economic, psychological, medical, legal, military, academic, artistic, esthetic issues, even the definition of what a man or a woman is have become areas of societal turmoil.

And these are not just ideological conflicts.  We have almost every major city descending into mayhem and rampant theft.  The stability of our largest corporations is threatened by turmoil in the banking industry caused by enormous shifts in interest rates.  Intentional government targeting of hydrocarbon fuels has caused the price of fuel to increase substantially and with it the price of almost all commodities has also increased drastically.  And going along with these economic upheavals the personal finances of ordinary Americans have been severely negatively impacted.

And yet nothing happens.  At any other time in our history a mid-term election during such a crisis would have severely punished the incumbent president’s party.  Both houses of Congress would have flipped and a mandate would exist to fix these problems.  But the House barely went to the Republicans and the Senate stayed with the Democrats.  I won’t address the why of this anomaly.  Whether it’s hatred of Trump or changing demographics or voter fraud, the reality is the Democrats are running things in Washington.

The question I’m asking is, how does this end?

Of course, I don’t know the answer.  But I can look at the trends and extrapolate.

As an example, let’s look at the urban crime problem.  What are the possibilities?

The worst-case scenario is that nothing changes and crime is allowed to increase along the current lines.  At some point it will reach a threshold where the majority of working- and middle-class citizens are forced to flee out of fear for their lives.  That is the Detroit scenario.  But imagine this is all of the big cities in the United States.  It is almost unimaginable.  And yet I consider it one of the actual outcomes.  This scenario would lead to great changes in the social fabric of this country.  The urban/rural polarization would mimic the Left/Right divide in the populace.  And witnessing such an outcome would harden the opinions of both sides as to the blame for such a catastrophe.

The middle case is a slight moderation of the crime problem.  This entails a partial restoration of law and order.  But not back to the heyday of effective policing that held sway in the 2000’s and 2010’s.  Instead, it would be similar to the criminality that existed during the mid-1990’s.  This is imaginable because we’ve already seen it.  It’s possible that this outcome could be a stable situation with cities able to attract enough immigrants willing to brave the hazards of urban life to keep the whole show going.

And finally, the best-case scenario has the Democratic voters caving in to fear of crime and voting in a Republican “law and order” administration.  This would mimic what progressive New York City did in the late 1990s by electing Republican Rudy Giuliani as mayor on a platform of restoring law and order to that crime-ridden metropolis.

My guess is the second scenario.  I can see Democrats learning to live in fear as long as they can consider themselves good people for rejecting the law and order of the evil racist Republicans.

But which scenario do you think will prevail?

How Will the Current Urban Crime Wave Resolve Itself?

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I’ll address other facets of our current crisis in subsequent installments of my “If This Goes On … Then What?” series.

This Says it All for NYC and the Other Dem Cities

The people (and especially the women) of New York City have voted themselves into a suicide pact.

Chicago Can Elect a Tough on Crime Mayor or They Can Have Chaos

John Kass’s news site is where I go if I want to know what’s left of Chicago.  He has other folks writing on his site now and someone named Steve Huntley gave an update on the mayoral election going on.  So the cretinous incumbent Lori Lightfoot is currently ranked fourth in a field of eight.  And because of various nefarious associations, the usual mobbed up candidates are not the leading candidate.  It so happens that an actual law and order type,  Paul Vallas is in the lead and believed to be headed into the runoff.  Bestill my beating heart!  So, if Vallas becomes mayor and hires a bunch of cops and allows the cops to arrest people for crimes what happens when odious state’s attorney Kim Foxx just refuses to prosecute them?  Well, they’re right back on the street killing, assaulting and robbing the general public I guess.

I’m not very hopeful that the cities have learned their lesson  it probably will take quite a bit longer for folks in the blue states to take the plunge and demand a return to civilization.  We’ll probably have to wait until cannibalism breaks out in a big way.

To be continued.

The Gloves Are Off In The Chicago Mayor’s Race