Weak, Incompetent Democrat Leaders to Blame for Out of Control Rioting & Looting
Liberals have for generations used the police to keep the lid on the pressure cookers of our inner cities. At least once in every generation the lid blows off. In the 1960s it was a revolt inspired by the unkept promises of LBJ’s Great Society and war on poverty.
Fast forward to the 1990s and more recent modern times. The common spark has been overzealous police like in the beating of Rodney King in LA or death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO.
The lid really blew off in Minneapolis when an overzealous group of cops were caught overzealously kneeling on the back and neck of a black citizen for nine minutes. As the city’s mayor shrugged his shoulders at the ensuing carnage, Americans everywhere were shamed by the idea that a mob of rioters could actually storm and burn a police station without suffering a single casualty.
Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey is a Democrat. He is one of those liberal leaders who lives the good, privileged life on the public trough. To maintain his power over the seething and dissatisfied city, he has tolerated racism and the disconnection between the police and a public they fear and despise.
Across America liberal Democrats have tried to bridge the gap by hiring police chiefs who lack leadership and would be more qualified as social workers than police force chiefs.
Take Houston, Texas, Police Chief Art Acevedo, head of 5,200 sworn officers and 1,200 civilian employees.
Acevedo is a Democrat, and he is an apologist for looters, anarchists and criminals.
Following the shooting of four of his officers during a drug dealer home raid in 2019, people all over Texas were in natural sympathy for the fallen officers. Acevedo’s reaction was to scorn prayers and good wishes in favor of his anti-gun stance.
Said Acevedo, “We don’t elect people to pray for us. We elect people to lead us.” Then he doubled down calling illegal gun ownership a “public health epidemic.” (He failed to point out that the people who had guns in this scenario were heroin dealers who gotten them illegally.)
Then there’s Denver’s police chief Paul Pazen, another social worker disguised as a law enforcement officer. Pazen delighted liberals and social activists when he marched arm-in-arm with protestors to show that he gets it. Yes, says Pazen, police are bad. And, no, it’s not nice to have used all that tear gas against looters. There will definitely be an investigation.
So, liberal Democrat leaders in cities torn apart by out-of-control rioters and looters and egged on by socialist groups like Antifa have only themselves to blame. Many of those leaders aren’t old enough to remember the fate of LBJ and his gang of liberals who tried to buy off minorities. Their programs spawned two generations of a welfare and state dependent people.
That blame could wash back on Democrats in 2020 just as it did in 1968. Republicans, up against another Minnesota liberal, were swept into office when average Americans valued law and order over free government money and programs.
We are at that crossroads once again. African Americans, many who have suffered the “soft bigotry of low expectations” need to awaken to another reality: The embers of systemic racism are kept alive by a system they can overthrow peacefully by voting Democrats out of office.
After all, the Democrats tore our country apart in a Civil War two centuries ago. They are at it again, and they want black voters to stay on the plantation.