The mayor of Anhedonia is moron. As are, evidently, most mayors and governors across the United States. This pusillanimous little turd actually went on TV and said that he was not declaring a curfew because, “…as we’ve seen across the country the past few nights, curfews are just ignored, and only serve to antagonize protesters.” Holy shit. Okay, first, the protesters are, definitionally, not burning, looting, or rioting. Protesters are not the problem. But more importantly, are you seriously abdicating your sworn and primary responsibility to protect law-abiding citizens and their homes and businesses because it might be difficult? Do you not understand that only law-abiding citizens abide by the law? Can you not grasp the concept that criminals will break your laws and you need to be able to enforce them?
The last 5 days have seen the complete and inexcusable failure and collapse of local and state governments. And this failure is not a result of lack of supplies, lack of training, lack of resources, or lack of ability. It is a result of cowardice. Not on the part of officers or guardsmen, but in the civic leadership giving the orders.
I’m confident that the decision to retreat and flee Minneapolis’ 3rd Precinct to be overrun and burned by rioters was not the choice of the officers in the building but rather orders from above. But as the kids would say, that is not a good look. It steroidically emboldens the rioters, and sends a very clear message to the communities the departments are supposed to protect: “We can’t even protect our own station…you poor tax-paying bastards are on your own.” Which we’ll get to in a minute.
But mayors and governors…see if you can fish your testicles out of your politically correct donors’ purses and do your fucking job, Since I doubt you can even conjugate the verb “to fight,” let me tell you how to do it. It’s not difficult. If there has been unrest in your city for any or all of the previous 5 nights, you issue a citywide curfew for 20:00. Anyone on the streets after that is subject to questioning and arrest. Any group will be detained and arrested via “felony stop” (at gunpoint), and looters will be shot on sight 24 hours a day. Local and state police will cover the stopping and questioning and arresting of individuals and groups, the national guard will be on looter patrol. Say what you will, but this bullshit would stop tonight. And it needs to stop tonight. Because here’s what nobody seems to be talking about: there are only so many days and nights that law-abiding but well-armed Americans are going to put up with their cities being burned and their law enforcement and local government impotently failing to stop it before they decide, quite rightly, to handle this shit themselves. Which they have no problem doing, and are really being forced to do. But then you will have one large, armed group of civilians shooting at another large, armed group of civilians with the police and national guard looking on as they have up until this point, which would look a lot like a civil war, or at least the beginning of one.
N.P.: “War on Error” – Rotersand