Saturday, May 14, 2022

Getting Our Heads Out Of Our Tik Toc

 Jeffrey Folks at the American Thinker today has a post entitled The Silent Invasion and War at Home in which he points out that the war in Ukraine is being used a distraction from what is a very real war at home.

It has been chilling to watch the steady number of deaths, the territory invaded, the executions and rapes, the fear and the flight. It is especially shocking because we had peace for so long, but now we see all the possibilities of evil coming out.
I'm not talking about Ukraine — I'm speaking of an invasion right here in the United States. Migrants, mostly Hispanic, are entering the U.S. at the rate of at least 2 million per year — or 20 million in the next decade — and with them come hundreds of thousands of violent gang members. Meanwhile, our own inner-city gangs are spreading out into affluent suburban areas, invading high-end shopping areas and stealing from stores and individuals, often at gunpoint and with deadly consequences. I am not being alarmist or racist. I am simply describing what is happening and pointing out the future state of affairs if we do nothing. If anything, my numbers are low, and my words cannot describe the horror of what is happening.

I would note that these thugs are indiscriminant offenders, committing crimes against all races, but they tend to prey most heavily on blacks and hispanics because of course, those are the people among whom they live. They live there because they hope to blend in, and not stand out. And of course, the wine swilling limosine liberals have the motives for these gang members crimes all wrong. They say it is society's fault. But if that were true, why doesn't everybody turn who is poor turn to crime?

The fact is that crime, like everything else, responds to incentives. If you make it more profitable by lowering the consequences, you get more of it. If you up the consequences and the risks, you get less of it. All of this is known already. Indeed, we have always known these things. 

Shakespeare's prescription, that the first thing we do is kill the lawyers is perhaps extreme. But we do need to get boot the Soros prosecutors out of office for sure. George Soros did not spend millions putting them in place for the benefit of the public.  Of course, he wanted to create chaos, and succeeded.  We also need to boot out any judges who have similar ideologies. But then we need to again not only fund the police, but back them up. And we have to tell the Leftists who romanticize cop killers as some sort of Robin Hoods to knock it the hell off. Even the real Robin Hood was not the legend of "Robin Hood." He made his living preying on the wealthy. And he preyed on the wealthy because that was where the money was.

One does not defeat an enemy by allowing it to murder, steal, and rape without resistance. The only way is to recognize that we have been invaded, and we are at war. War requires its own way of thinking and its own tactics and strategy. At present, we arrest criminals (a few of them, since 54% of reported violent crimes and more than 75% overall go unsolved), charge them with a lesser offense, release them (in many places without bail), and watch them go right back to committing crimes. That is the wrong strategy for a state of war.
It is possible to defeat our enemy, but it will take a change of attitude. We must be willing to fund our police at maximum levels, support our police in their dangerous work, and indemnify them against unreasonable prosecution in their use of force, and we must elect prosecutors who actually prosecute this army of invaders. The recall of L.A. district attorney George Gascón might be a good start.
We have been in similary straits before. Both in the 1930s crime wave, and in the 1960s spike in crimes. The solution in each case was similar. We need to recognize we are at war, and we need to get our heads out of our Tik Toc and take action before it is too late.

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