We used to have a frontier where seriously sociopathic people and those who were just not right in the head could go off to survive, or not, and leave people who wanted to live in peace and quiet alone. Currently we don’t. I think this is putting a severe stress on our society.
A few examples.
“Q: For people who haven’t read your book, how do you define looting?
VO: When I use the word looting, I mean the mass expropriation of property, mass shoplifting during a moment of upheaval or riot. That’s the thing I’m defending. I’m not defending any situation in which property is stolen by force.”
Oh. I see. So it’s not “force” if there’s mass chaos and the threat of violence from the swarms around you. Including fire. So the guy who says “stay quiet or I hurt the kids” isn’t really a rapist. That’s the level of logic we’re dealing with here.
“Sam, an Indian immigrant who owns a family-run car dealership in downtown Kenosha, lost “every dime” he has, and the 20 people Sam employed have all lost their jobs “for nothing.”
Overwhelmed law enforcement protected the courthouse, but Sam’s business and many others were left at the mercy of the mob. “I’m a taxpayer,” said Sam, clearly distraught that law enforcement did nothing to protect his business. “This is not the America I came into,” the shattered man said. “What did we do to deserve all this?” ”
““Jayvon Hatchett stabbed Auto Zone employee 7 times after ‘watching Facebook videos of police shootings,’” WLTZ News reporter Robbie Watson posted on Facebook after the arraignment. “Hatchett smiles telling Detective he chose white man at random and stabbed him in the neck. Victim’s critical and traumatized by attack according to court testimony.” ”
“At the moment of the murder, a voice can be heard to celebrate the death of a “Trumper.”
Listen closely. This was the instant of the murder in Portland.
A: “Hey! Hey, we got one right here! We got a Trumper right here!”
B: “Right here?” ”
“As cars drive through the intersection, a man can be seen pulling a gun and shooting. The man who is hit stumbles and falls and is then illuminated by headlights.”
…I can guess already what the response will be, from those who have enough shame left to respond at all. “You can’t judge an entire group by the actions of one individual!”
Oh no? Then where does this so-called “movement” get off blaming all cops for one wrongful death? All men for being “potential rapists”? All whites for being “racist”?
I really have to laugh at that last one, bitterly, because up until the 1940s or so Irish, Scots, Italians, and anyone from Eastern Europe weren’t considered “white”. Not really. After all, the odds were that they were Catholic.
(At which all the Baptist/Quaker/who-knows-what Scots-Irish in the Appalachians and otherwise would have facefaulted, if facefaulting had been a thing back then.)
We just had the anniversary of MLK’s march on Washington, in which he famously declaimed his hopes that his children would have a world where they’d be judged not “by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character”. Only the people marching today are the ones supporting rioting, looting, and murder as “justice”.
What happened to that dream?
Human. American. Then whatever ethnicity you feel like dragging out of the family tree.
If you can’t put your priorities in that order, then you have a problem. And no amount of raised fists and terrifying people will fix it.