Wednesday, September 28, 2016

It's Not The Cops' City, It's Yours

I had another post in mind and then I came across this video and several more like it from the riots in Charlotte.

When you watch these, you see people not involved in the rioting taking videos with their phones as if they are completely neutral on the whole affair. Meanwhile, their jobs are leaving, their property values are going down, businesses are closing and insurance rates are going up. There's a surreal, childish aspect to it like when you were little and something bad happened, but it didn't occur to you that life was going to change.

Meanwhile, you see the cops trying to stop it, totally outnumbered. It's as if the cops are mommy and daddy, dealing with the crisis and the bystanders are thumb-sucking toddlers.


1 comment:

IlĂ­on said...

At the same time, should a mere citizen take it upon himself to speak up -- that is, to uphold and demand civilized standards -- on even the most minor matter, and should the barbarian object and raise a ruckus, the cops are likely to come down like a ton of bricks on the civilized person rather than on the barbarian.