I came across this interesting quote today and it really made me rethink my position on the rioting. This was written in 1971 but it could have been written yesterday:
I wrote last week that if we continue to see all the mobs and their rioting and “protesting”, and nothing is ever done about it, then eventually we’re going to live under a dictatorship. Eventually the normal people will get radicalized in their desperation and clamor for order to be restored by any means necessary.
Once we become desperate enough that we want the riots stopped by any means necessary, we are in trouble.
What we need is for Democratic mayors to let law enforcement enforce the law and maintain order. We need the media to stop running PR for the rioters.
Otherwise we’re going to end up living in a police state. We scoff at the brainwashed leftists who are willing to give up their freedoms over Covid, but our side seems to be, if not ready, then at least warming to the idea of trading our liberties for an end to the riots and chaos.
We can’t let this happen. As bad as the riots are, they’re not as bad as living under a full-blown police state.
These Democrats are indistinguishable from bratty children. “I don’t want to eat vegetables! I want to eat cookies and ice cream all the time!” Then they complain when they get sick.
You do not give in to bratty children. You tell them “no” and put them in their place until they get the picture.
From what I can tell from the top article, it appears as if the police are deliberately letting the city burn to show these ungrateful brats what life is like without the police:
The meeting was slated as a Minneapolis City Council study session on police reform.
But for much of the two-hour meeting, council members told police Chief Medaria Arradondo that their constituents are seeing and hearing street racing which sometimes results in crashes, brazen daylight carjackings, robberies, assaults and shootings. And they asked Arradondo what the department is doing about it.
“Residents are asking, ‘Where are the police’?” said Jamal Osman, newly elected council member of Ward 6. He said he’s already been inundated with complaints from residents that calls for police aren’t being answered.
“That is the only public safety option they have at the moment. MPD. They rely on MPD. And they are saying they are nowhere to be seen,” Osman said.
Gee, I wonder why.
Just months after leading an effort that would have defunded the police department, City Council members at Tuesday’s work session pushed chief Medaria Arradondo to tell them how the department is responding to the violence.
The number of reported violent crimes, like assaults, robberies and homicides are up compared to 2019, according to MPD crime data. More people have been killed in the city in the first nine months of 2020 than were slain in all of last year. Property crimes, like burglaries and auto thefts, are also up. Incidents of arson have increased 55 percent over the total at this point in 2019.
Actions have consequences. Maybe the politicians of Minneapolis shouldn’t have bowed to the mob and launched an assault on the police force.
Maybe they shouldn’t have simply gone along with the BLM narrative in the wake of the George Floyd incident that it was a “systemic” problem rather than a sporadic one.
Democratic politicians in big cities think they can slander the police force to score woke points with their insane voting bases, then turn around to the cops and say, “Nothing personal.” These Democrats are extremely sociopathic and narcissistic if they believe they can do this.
It doesn’t work that way. Turns out people don’t like to be treated like shit by idiot politicians looking to pander to the radical fringe.
These politicians apparently don’t know that it’s more sensible to side with the police rather than the violent mobs. Guess they’re gonna learn the hard way.
The downside is that Wisconsin’s reprobate Democratic Governor wasted three nights condemning the police and covering for the rioters, and the city suffered extensive burning and property damage, not to mention the violence and death.