Monday, August 3, 2020

Protesting Real Injustice

Protesting the police is cowardly and easy to do, as the police are restrained in terms of what they can do. You don't see these protesters down in South Central protesting the Crips or the Bloods.

Another day, another young black man is gunned down in the streets. No, it wasn't a police shooting. It usually isn't. More black people are killed by black people than by the police by a factor of ten or a hundred or more.

In this case it was the age-old animosity between Hispanics and Blacks, something we don't talk about because we lump them altogether as "people of color" and assume them to be one voting bloc, which they are not. As I noted before, Hispanics often have a visceral hatred of black people and the feeling is usually reciprocal - and historic.

In this instance, a young man, 22 years old, on his first day at the job at a Burger King was trying to do the right thing by going to work at a shitty minimum wage job and busting his ass to get ahead. Some angry Hispanic lady in the line said it was taking too long to get her food and complained loudly. He apologized and gave her her money back and told her to leave.

She decided to get her gang banger boyfriend to get even with his kid and they gunned him down in the parking lot of the Burger King. What a sad tale. I'm sure this young man's mother is in tears right now at yet no one is protesting this or celebrating his life.    There are no memorials with flowers and teddy bears. No carefully crafted photos from his high school yearbook.  No outrage.

And what is really outrageous is that some people think that a transaction involving fast food is worth killing people over.   Maybe this is where we need to start, if we are to really make changes in our society.

Why aren't these BLM protesters, who are mostly white, going down to the street corner where the Crips and the Bloods are selling drugs into the ghetto and poisoning a new generation of young people and throw Molotov cocktails at them?

The simple answer is they are cowards. If you throw a Molotov cocktail at a gang member, he pulls out a gun and shoots you in the head. There's none of this mamby-pamby fussing around with the police to where they try to restrain you with tear gas and rubber bullets. Gang members use the real thing.

This is the real injustice in the world, but nobody wants to address it or talk about it. In fact what we want to do is restrain the police even further so they can't go after these gang members. And when the police do have some success in it bringing down MS-13, liberals write articles implying the MS-13 is some sort of social club and not all that bad.

Yes, black lives matter. But more black people are gunned down by other blacks than by the police by a factor of a hundred to one or more. The fact we don't protest this is the real obscenity.  Over 100 people have been murdered in Chicago in 2020, and yet we don't hear a peep about this from these Antifart protesters.   To them, the police are the problem, because they once got a speeding ticket in their Scion.

But maybe in a way it is poetic justice. As I mentioned before, the police can go after law-abiding citizens for violating various laws. Once you have a fixed address, job, assets and whatnot, you are vulnerable to our legal system. The secretary driving home from the company Christmas party blowing .09 on the breathalyzer can lose her job, her career, and what little money she's managed to save. The five-time offender who's been to jail three times and has killed people, keeps driving drunk without a license or even registration. He is untouchable.

In the same way, these protesters can go after the police because the police have a fixed address and a deep pocket which can be sued. Going after a gang banger? They shoot back - with real bullets. And while it seems romantic to throw a Molotov cocktail at a police car (but in reality, could be deadly), these same protesters realize that if they tried that shit down at South Central, they'd be dead on the street in a matter of seconds.

That's why I say these Antifarts and whatnot are the ultimate cowards. They really don't want to go after the real demons in our society, because they don't have the courage to do so.  The police are a safe target - you can jump on a police car or even set it on fire, and the worst that can happen to you is - if you are caught - they arrest you.

The real villains in our society just shoot you dead.  Nobody protests them, because of that.

POSTSCRIPT:  The article linked above reports:
A woman reportedly became so upset about the delay that she said she was going to have "her man" come to the restaurant, so an employee refunded her $40 and asked her to leave.
How the fuck do you spend $40 at Burger King????  That is something else we need to change in our society - people using fast-food restaurants as their kitchens!