Forgive me if this is a bit stream-of-consciousness, but I’m not feeling blogging today. I’m just going to opine on the top Non-Trump news story, which is that in Milwaukee, over the weekend, there were several homicides. One of these was the case where a young black thug pointed a stolen gun at a black cop and the cop shot and killed him. (Maybe guns should come with warning labels. “WARNING: Pointing this at a police office may result in serious injury or death.”) The Democrat Media Complex altered the facts to fit The Narrative and issued headlines like “Unrest in Milwaukee After Police Fatally Shoot Unarmed Man.”
What the DMC described as “unrest” was things like rioters burning down businesses and targeting white people for violence. (Tell me again how #BlackLivesMatter is all about peaceful reform?) When asked why the shooting of an armed thug with a long criminal record who was pointing a stolen gun at a cop should read to violence, the rioters answered with an almost verbatim recitation of the Democrat Party Line:
“It’s sad, because you know, this what happened because they not helping the black community, like you know, the rich people, they got all this money, and they, like not trying to give us none.”
IOW: “You don’t give us enough free sh-t, so we’re burning down our own neighborhoods to teach you a lesson.” Which is what you might expect under a city that’s been governed by Democrats and Socialists since 1908.
It’s bad enough that there are entire generations and voting populations who have been indoctrinated to think this way: You are entitled to commit acts of violence because other people have more stuff than you do. What is worse is that there are literally two major political parties (the Democrats and the Greens) who, for political purposes, completely support and indulge this thinking, and a third and fourth party (Republicans and Libertarians) too cowed by the tyranny of political correctness to denounce it.
In a properly functioning society, thugs would be arrested, imprisoned, or put down for the types of violence we’ve seen in Milwaukee, and in Baltimore before that, and in Oakland before that, and in Ferguson before that, and in Chicago every weekend night.
But we’ve gotten so into Book of Isaiah “Calling Evil Good and Good Evil” territory that when thugs loots and burn their way through their own neighborhoods and blame it on Government for not giving them enough free sh-t, the response from the political class is a chorus of, “Well, how much can we give you, then?”