Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Portland Points The Way!

I hadn't intended to do what follows and then I looked through the Portland Police Twitter feed. It's unintentionally hilarious. It reads like a high school wimp who is getting bullied and is trying to remain good-natured while begging for his backpack to be returned. Think George McFly and Biff in Back to the Future.

Yo, Portland Police! Remember, you gotta do my homework tonight!

As you read through these, ask yourself the following questions:
  1. What kind of people would stay on the police force?
  2. What kind of people would willingly join it?
  3. What resident has any faith in their ability to protect him or her?
  4. What happens if the "protesters" don't allow the fire trucks to pass unhindered? See also: My post on B-17s without fighter escort.
Ready? Here we go.

OK, that's enough. It goes on forever. The replies to those tweets are exactly what they should be, filled with scorn and derision.

Exit Question: Since regaining permanent control of the city from the "protesters" will require a display of superior force, how and when will this happen?


Ohioan@Heart said...

This reminded me of those parents who try to reason with 3 year olds. I decided to look up "parenting styles" and see what the web says about them (and the outcomes). This site defines 4 styles. Authoritarian, Authoritative, Permissive, and Uninvolved (decreasing level of parental control and expectations). Cut to the chase: While Permissive is probably better than Authoritarian, Authoritative is the best, and Uninvolved often can border on neglect. The Portland (and Seattle and...) Police are displaying a Permissive parenting behavior. This does not work out well. Sure abuse and butality (Authoritarian) is worse, but there is still the optimal choice of Authoritative.

We are, I'm afraid, seeing the outcome when so many parents refuse to be parents to their children. I hope it isn't too late for society as a whole, and to have our "leaders" grow a spine and be willing to be Authoritative.

K T Cat said...

The lefty maniacs locked the Police doors from the outside.

The lefty maniacs like to set things on fire.

You do the math.

Anonymous said...

These are the same people that think a four year old should be able to decide his or her gender.

K T Cat said...

You, anon, are clearly a science denier that likes to deny science.

Foxfier said...

I was looking for my Deadpool "you sound crazy" meme, but this'll have to do:

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