November 19, 2023-printed on 11/20/23
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As has been evident for several years, going back to the 2020 G****e F***d r**ts in America, the Left has been a strong advocate for “no bail” laws, and defunding the police. This movement has primarily affected Blue states and/or Blue cities, and has resulted in increased crime across all spectrums, including violent crime such as murder and assault. The very light hand for criminals espoused has (to the detriment of victims) predictably resulted in more crime.
How so with nations? Very soon after the Gazan attack on Israeli’s, we heard from the Left about a “ceasefire”, and “pauses”, and in particular, that the Israeli’s “deserved it” based on their prior behavior. Am I noting a similarity here? Isn’t that much like the Left’s view that crime victims somehow asked for it? – that state policies, and non-caring individuals created the criminal – and that the criminal bears almost no responsibility for their crimes?
Some people are quite clear on the deterrent effect of disproportionate response towards aggressor nations – what about deterrence of the criminal behavior of individuals? Perhaps disproportionate response is not appropriate – but some deterrent effect certainly is warranted IMO.
As far as proportional responses go, the Dems/l*****ts across our fruited plain abhor even a partial response to their own crazy claims on biology, logic, and wokisms.
Long ago, the term “Okies” was used pejoratively in reference to the very poor fleeing areas of the nation that suffered greatly from climate upheavals. Those who could, headed west carrying everything they had with them seeking better opportunity or even just a slim chance at it. Probably those from Oklahoma were the first to go; thus the root of that term. But also more than a few came from struggling farms of Minnesota. Professor VDH seems to call it a dysphoria. I remember well an Aunt desperately voicing her worry over being seen as “Okies” as the families settled in Oregon and found work in the “woods” and sawmills of Sweet Home and Roseburg. Her generation and those before her seldom made it through high school because of the requirement of physical farm work first in order to even barely survive. Her children and some cousins, however, made it to and through colleges to enjoy lives far removed from that of the struggle to survive of their grandparents. They endured well despite some “Okie” name calling earlier.
The time may yet come when a term like “Wokies” will serve the same principle as “Okies”.
Shame on them.
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