President Trump is getting grief from the leftie press for threatening to bring out the military to stop the riots spreading across the country like, well, a virus.
But why isn’t the leftie press caterwauling about the indifference of the Lockdown Mafia – i.e., the governors and mayors, et al who’ve been siccing armed government workers on moms walking their kids in public parks in the name of a virus they claim is an open-ended threat to “public safety” – to the very real threat posed by this virus?
It’s not as though the Lockdown Mafia hasn’t got the stomach to use force to “stop the spread.”
It’s a question of who the Lockdown Mafia deems worthy of stopping. Apparently, moms taking their kids to a public park for a walk are worthy.
Also gym owners who open their doors to people who want to work out; restaurants that want to serve.
People just trying to make a living. People just trying to live.
These affronts to “publics safety” are dealt with severely.
Deadly riots, on the other hand.
Apparently, it’s ok to be upset about the Hut! Hut! Hutting! of one man. But the Hut! Hut! Hutting! of millions is . . . what was it Stalin said?
Is it an accidental incongruence that the most ardent Lock Downers are also the most laissez faire when it comes to rioters? The Coonman in Virginia, for instance, hasn’t done much to enforce his social distancing diktats upon the violent mob that descended upon Richmond. But he sicced armed government workers on the owner of a gym in Roanoke who threatened his authority by ignoring his decree to keep his doors shut to people who weren’t being forced to walk through them.
Atlanta is under siege by a latter-day Golden Horde that has been given leave to open businesses . . . with bricks.
The same businesses that were closed with threats of government force two months ago.
There are scenes of AGWs in full riot gear standing not more than 20 yards away from rioters . . . but enter a train without a Fear Mask and you’ll be “taken down” by a Tacticooled storm trooper without mercy, because of an assertion that you might be sick.
Which is sickening.
If government has any reason for being, it is to keep violent thugs at bay – or at least, make the effort. But then, the government has no legal obligation to protect your person or property from violent thugs, including government thugs.
The Supreme Court saith that it is only obliged to enforce the law – via thugs.
But what about the laws against arson, theft and general mayhem? How come those laws are suddenly just guidelines – as it were – while at the same time, decrees without legal basis (other than We Said So) commanding people to emulate Michael Jackson in public or else are enforced with such zeal?
It makes no sense until you recover your senses and realize that “public safety” is not the object but the excuse, selectively applied. It is applied to people who present a threat, all right . . . to the government. By being not-dependent on it; i.e., people capable of paying their own bills through honest work (as opposed to government make-work). People who question it authority to decree they may not work.
The rioters, on the other hand, present no threat . . . to the government. They enhance it. They provide the pretext for more government, which the naive will clamor for the more the rioters are allowed to run amok.
And they are being allowed – precisely for that reason. War being the health of the state and all.
Each state in which these riots are taking place has thousands of armed government workers at its disposal and enough Tacticool gear to Hut! Hut! Hut! Mexico, probably. This gear – and these AGWs – could be used to protect property and restore peace. So why aren’t these heavily armed Hut! Hut! Hutters! being used for that? Why, on the other hand, are they being used to “lock down” millions of people who’ve never harmed anyone?
The incongruity ought to make people angry.
And it might just wise them up.
The rioters show us what the government doesn’t want anyone to see – but most especially those of us who have not been rioting over the things we probably should be rioting about.
It is, simply, that tyranny never gives way to obedience.
And that the lock downs were never about “public safety.”
Well, enough of that, eh?
If the government is going to allow people to riot while locking us down then maybe we should be rioting, too.
Over being not allowed to live.
The Lockdown Mafia that has already cost tens of millions of people everything they had and is now costing them again, in the form of burned-down cities and cratered real estate values.
Someone is going to have to pay for this.
And someone should.
Why not the captains and consiglieries of the Lock-Down mafia? Aren’t they responsible for all of this? The misery of going on four months of economic destruction; the empowering of thugs like the one that Hut! Hut! Hutted! George Floyd to death – and which triggered the riots.
It is all their doing – whether by the overt act or as a result of malignant neglect.
Maybe it is time to lock them down . . . in the interests of public safety.
Perhaps the Orange Man will do just that.
He surely ought to.
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