A disenfranchised and aggrieved young black male, having found his “space to destroy” courtesy of the Mayor Hyphenate, does in fact destroy a new $29,000 Chevrolet Caprice Baltimore PD vehicle which, with complete upfitting, costs $36,000. Prepare to pay up big time, all you Baltimoreans.
So says Benji Hart of Salon Magazine:
Baltimore’s violent protesters are right: Smashing police cars is a legitimate political strategy
It’s crucial to see non-violence as a tactic, not a philosophy. If it fails to win people over it’s a futile tactic
by Benji Hart
As a nation, we fail to comprehend Black political strategy in much the same way we fail to recognize the value of Black life.
And right off the bat I have a few immediate comments for Mr Hart.
More disenfranchised and aggrieved young black males, having witnessed the grand fun of the first disenfranchised and aggrieved young black male, decide to partake in the joy of demolishing the same unfortunate Baltimore PD Chevrolet Caprice.
First, smashing police cars is a tactic for those who don’t have to ultimately pay for those cop cars. Welfare drones such as the thuggish imbeciles portrayed above surely worry not about taxes or having to fund the local government because, in a fashionable reversal, the government funds them.
So for people with no literal investment in a thing, such as that lonely cop car (and many more like that one), it is incredibly easy to destroy. They didn’t pay for it and ne’er shall they pay for its replacement — which will be more expensive than the original.
Second, please allow me to inject a shocking shard of common sense at this point, common sense that very, very few people seem willing or sufficiently courageous to say or write: I will value black life when black life values itself. Until then, meh.
Baltimore is controlled by blacks. 90% of those killed in Baltimore are black. 90% of the suspects of those murders are black. 90% of those arrested for robbery are black. 85% of all arrested in Baltimore are black. Black black black. As Ray Nagin said, “chocolate.”
Inner city hood rats like the ones displayed above are endemic throughout urban areas of all major American cities — and that brings us to an incredibly important question.
Just who runs the governments of these major American cities, rife with thugs the likes of which are illustrated above in full riotous action?
Why yes, that would be Leftists and Demorats.
And just who has failed these thugs and inner city denizens? Is it the police, who have no say in the society in which they must operate? Is it the citizens themselves? To a point, yes. But not with ultimate responsibility.
Who has truly failed these inner city denizens?
It is the same Leftists and Demorats who run the governments of these cities.
Kevin Williamson just Tweeted that “Baltimore is the Left fighting the Left over the failed policies of the Left.”
[Kevin D. Williamson, a black man, has his excellent article here, about Baltimore and its riots.]
And that is entirely correct.
We see ghettos and crime and absent parents where we should see communities actively struggling against mental health crises and premeditated economic exploitation. And when we see police cars being smashed and corporate property being destroyed, we should see reasonable responses to generations of extreme state violence, and logical decisions about what kind of actions yield the desired political results.
“Corporate property being destroyed.” Of course. Because there are corporate businesses on every street corner in Baltimore, owned by giant conglomerates thousands of miles away. Except: that is predominantly bullshit. Most of the businesses impacted were small and personally/locally owned. Sure, CVS is a “corporation.” But it also employed local people who depended on that CVS for a paycheck.
I’m overwhelmed by the pervasive slandering of protesters in Baltimore this weekend for not remaining peaceful. The bad-apple rhetoric would have us believe that most Baltimore protesters are demonstrating the right way—as is their constitutional right—and only a few are disrupting the peace, giving the movement a bad name.
Of course. Calling a thug a thug is slander, as we watch selfsame thugs act thuggishly and brutalize local businesses, looting, burning. Clearly, yes, according to Leftists, calling a criminal a criminal is slanderous labeling of the worst degree.
I do not advocate non-violence—particularly in a moment like the one we currently face. In the spirit and words of militant Black and Brown feminist movements from around the globe, I believe it is crucial that we see non-violence as a tactic, not a philosophy.
“I do not advocate non-violence.”
A wonderful thing, Benji Hart. Perhaps your very own neighborhood and even your apartment building might be caught up in the next flash-burning of a major city. I can only hope. Then and only then might you begin to realize that violence — as you have clearly advocated — has consequences.
You Leftist loon.
Speaking of Leftist Loons, the Left is excoriating Whole Foods because they deigned to feed National Guardsmen called into Baltimore. Horrible! Heinous! Feeding sandwiches to the enemy!
SCENES YOU DIDN’T SEE: