Problems in policing really do exist, regardless of the noise (irrationality, violence, absurdity, illogic…) of Black Lies Matter.
What is annoying me more than anything else with the Charlotte and other BLM crap is that we can’t focus on this and this and similar events. Because of the over-the-top reaction, we can’t discuss the problem.
These events are real.
How do we fix the underlying problems when the President and his goons in the DOJ fan the flames causing us to ignore that problem: Bad cops exist. A tiny number, to be sure. But if it’s YOUR kid – so what if that cop’s the only bad apple in a barrel of thousands?
I have to believe, because I believe in the Rule of Law and self-government, that, once this all settles down – it may be a year or more – this will be focused on with a new president (unless it’s #deadhillary) and we can move forward – all of us.
Once Trump wins, successful businessmen & women will come out of the woodwork to follow his lead and get RID of these establishment pols across-the-board: Governors, Mayors, City Councils… Police Chiefs & DAs.
The good thing is that these bad-cop events are coming to light. People won’t forget. Local voters won’t forget.
Part of the problem driving BLM and their idiot guilt-ridden communist fellow travelers is the racism Obama has inspired – our most racist president since Wilson – the LAST Democrat academic Americans foolishly elected.
Part of it is the same endemic corruption that has driven the Trump candidacy and nomination.
Part of it is the most spoiled generation – Baby Boomers – whose conservatives, as an outgrowth of 1968, will do ANYTHING to protect cops especially as part of the noise of an election year. (A ‘Law and Order’ party can be – but does not have to become – Brown Shirts; we are FAR from that… but closer than we have been in my lifetime.)
Part of it is the Baby Boomer Left – essentially uneducated communists who, against all history, believe the State can run everything better. These people are FUNDAMENTALLY anti-American, as America is ABOUT self-government, small government and Constitutionally-limited government.
The rising tide of violence and (idiotic) socialism, and the force behind both Hillary and Bernie, are the Baby Boomer lefties of 1968. Driving many TO that Left are the uber-sanctimonious Baby Boomer Far Right.
I blog about the Baby Boomers as the worst generation in American history, and am part of that generation. But that generation has two parts, split in 1954, the last birth year to be drafted to Vietnam. (I was born in 1954.) Demographers have labelled this post-1954 cohort “Generation Jones.” There’s a significant – and logical – difference in worldview between those raised on Bonanza and Wyatt Earp and Rawhide and Combat, who were drafted to fight that stupid war no one wanted to win in Vietnam and whose dads fought WW2, and those raised on “Eight is Enough” and “The Brady Bunch,” who were not exposed to the Draft, and whose parents avoided Korea and were too old for Vietnam.
America is a fairly centrist country. Most of the nation lives in a Center pretty much outlined by Trump. This is why he destroyed experienced opposition in the primaries and will handily defeat Hillary.
I know it’ll take time to get back to the Center where Americans live, work and raise families. But… we not only are closer than we’ve been in my lifetime to Brownshirts, we are closer than we have been since Ike to actual representative government and Constitutional Liberty.
Establishment pols Left AND Right will get in Trump’s way as those pols have the most to lose. The MSM will help them as they try (and fail) to regain trust and an audience.
But… things WILL get better. Things ALWAYS gets better over time.
We just need to educate our peers, neighbors, voters on America and Liberty, and ignore the True Believer idiots like Hillary & Bernie on the Left, and complete morons like Erick Erickson on the Right.