Okay, apparently this is serious.
We’re well-accustomed at this point to watching as woke mobs like Black Lives Matter get their way on college campuses. We’re no longer surprised when school deans voluntarily surrender their own careers as a tribute to clueless rage-hordes who demand a pound of flesh for whatever perceived slight they’ve identified. We hardly raise an eyebrow anymore when a college builds a black-only building, devotes half a million dollars to address racial grievances, or fires a professor for suggesting that the crisis of offensive Halloween costumes…isn’t actually a crisis at all. It’s just par for the course.
But maybe this is how it happens. You slowly grow immune to watching people in authority take a knee. You get used to seeing chanting protesters get their way like the spoiled children of weak-willed parents. You sit there like the proverbial frog, slowly boiling in the water.
And then one day, the temperature jumps precipitously and you realize, too late, that you’re in a lot of trouble.
That day came on Sunday afternoon when a veto-proof majority of the Minneapolis City Council announced their commitment to disbanding and dismantling the city’s police department.
“We’re here because we hear you. We are here today because George Floyd was killed by the Minneapolis Police. We are here because here in Minneapolis and in cities across the United States it is clear that our existing system of policing and public safety is not keeping our communities safe,” Minneapolis City Council President Lisa Bender said. “Our efforts at incremental reform have failed. Period.
“Our commitment is to do what is necessary to keep every single member of our community safe and to tell the truth that the Minneapolis Police are not doing that,” Bender continued. “Our commitment is to end our city’s toxic relationship with the Minneapolis Police Department, to end policing as we know it, and to recreate systems of public safety that actually keep us safe.”
It’s one thing to watch submissive city councils vote to remove Chick-fil-a from the local airport. It’s quite another to see Democrats so cowed by a radical mob that they come out and promise to eliminate the police department. Seriously? Did we miss a dose of our medicine somewhere along the line? What the hell is happening to this country?
It is now clear, if it wasn’t before, that the Democratic Party is willing to adopt the most extreme, country-destroying proposals if it means staying on the right side of the destructive, socialist, anarchist, fascist imbeciles who apparently represent the party’s political future. This party is no longer about simply raising taxes a bit too high for comfort. They are about dismantling this nation piece by piece and replacing it with something that is every bit as doomed to fail as every previous Communist experiment in human history.
The only question now is: Will they succeed?