The Democrat Program: Mayhem, Street Thugs and Threats of Civil War
Let’s say you’re a rookie cop working desk duty at an urban police station. A woman stumbles through the door. She has a black eye, a split lip, and bruises around her throat. She manages to tell you that her husband just did this to her. And he has threatened to keep on doing it.
At what point should you ask her, “Well, ma’am, what did you say or do to bring this on?”
- Immediately. You need to understand the whole social context and historical background, to determine if this violence was justified, or at least understandable. Maybe she was cheating on the poor man.
- Never. It doesn’t matter. Such violence is never justified, assuming it wasn’t done in self-defense, which doesn’t seem likely.
- Later, much later, and phrased much differently, just by way of grasping the abuse dynamic, and keeping the poor woman safe.
My instinct is to say 2. There’s no justification for domestic violence, or the initiation of force against someone weaker than you. Probably if I were a cop they would teach me 3., as part of proper police procedure. But I trust that no police department outside Pakistan or Afghanistan would answer 1.
The Democrats Back the Riots
But that’s the Democrats’ answer, to the hundreds of business owners whose life savings have gone up in smoke at the hands of Black Lives Matter and Antifa. To the thousands of civilians assaulted, imprisoned in their homes, terrorized and bullied by the thugs who control the streets of major American cities ruled by Democrats. Senator Mazie Hirono refused to condemn Antifa’s brown-shirt assaults on American citizens and law officers. Joe Biden has said not a word. Nor has Kamala Harris, or any other Democratic leader.
Rioters’ lastest catchphrase is “Silence equals violence!” Applied to ordinary citizens, regarding alleged police abuse of suspects, this is gibberish. But in the case of mayors who won’t give the order to arrest and prosecute rioters, it is true. Public officials who enable acts of theft, arson, assault, or mayhem are complicit in them, and ought someday to face both civil and criminal courts.
Motives Don’t Matter
But what about the motives of the rioters, the arsonists, the looters attacking citizens? What did a few police officers do to “provoke” this violence?
What did the battered wife at the precinct do to “provoke” a beating?
The question is irrelevant, even vicious. The victims of the riots are as innocent as any domestic violence victim. Using them as punching bags for outrage over police actions isn’t the behavior of civilized human beings, but out-of-control animals. Let’s put on a face on one of their victims and hear what he has to say:
“It’s emotionally hurtful, but we didn’t do anything to anybody. Why did we deserve it?”
Near tears, a store owner explains how his family business of 40 years was destroyed by #BLM & Antifa arsonists last night
— ELIJAH RIOT (@ElijahSchaffer) August 25, 2020
Was George Floyd the victim of police abuse? Were cops wrong to shoot Jacob Blake in Wisconsin? Those are important questions for members of the juries in the relevant court cases. And for local voters, choosing which representatives will make the laws and appoint police officials in those municipalities.
Not Protests but Tantrums
They are not questions that mobs in the street get to decide by wielding violent force against innocent strangers, or police officers totally uninvolved in the incidents. Those rioters have no more right to burn somebody’s car dealership over this than a man has the right to beat up his wife because his team lost the Superbowl.
These aren’t protests, they are tantrums, and they need to be smacked down with firm, resolute force. If the local mayors prevent the police from doing so, citizens militias should form to protect their own neighborhoods.
What Do Democrats Offer But More Riots and Fires?
So I have a simple question for anyone to pose a potential Biden voter.
If Democrats DON’T intend to give mobs of urban criminals permission to litigate every police shooting in the streets with riots, fires, and mass destruction … what exactly ARE they offering us?
— John Zmirak (@JZmirak) August 25, 2020
Seriously, pose this question to people who blame Donald Trump for this wave of nihilistic destruction. What would President Biden do to stop it? Take the same steps as Democrat mayors across the country, and let the riots burn themselves out, and whole neighborhoods with them? Disband or defund the police, while keeping in place their local gun bans? That way their cities can be run by the mobs that are menacing white people eating outdoors in Washington D.C, demanding that they raise a “Black Power” fist or face a beating?
1) In a scene that played out several times Monday, a Black Lives Matter protest that began in Columbia Heights confronted White diners outside D.C. restaurants, chanting “White silence is violence!” and demanding White diners show their solidarity. #DCProtests pic.twitter.com/fJbPM76vb0
— Fredrick Kunkle WaPo (@KunkleFredrick) August 25, 2020
This is the kind of street tyranny citizens face in a place where Democrats have stolen their Second Amendment rights, and told the police not to protect them. And we have every reason to think it’s Joe Biden’s plan for America — after he has commissioned Beto O’Rourke to seize our guns.
Michelle Obama’s Dog-Whistle: “Roll Over, Play Dead.”
What is the Democrats’ plan for ending this national wave of violence and destruction, other than flipping on our backs and showing our bellies, like a beaten cur in a dog-fight?
Do the Democrats really expect Americans to vote for this? Michelle Obama seems to hope that we can threatened into it. She warned in her Democrat convention speech that re-electing Trump would just mean much more violence. That was the dog-whistle contained in the following phrases:
If you think things cannot possibly get worse, trust me, they can; and they will if we don’t make a change in this election. If we have any hope of ending this chaos, we have got to vote for Joe Biden like our lives depend on it.
“Nice country you got there. It’d be a real shame if something were to happen to it.”
Are we so beaten down, so afflicted with “battered wife syndrome,” that we roll over and play dead, come November?
John Zmirak is a senior editor at The Stream, and author or co-author of ten books, including The Politically Incorrect Guide to Immigration and The Politically Incorrect Guide to Catholicism. He is co-author with Jason Jones of “God, Guns, & the Government.”