It Is Not About Solutions, It Never Was

When politics becomes this insane and things seem like they are falling apart, the normal reaction from politicians should be to propose policy. These policies are supposed to be solutions to some of the major problems we’re facing. Unfortunately, that is not the reality we face in America. Politicians, particularly those on the left, seem to want to shout about the problem 24/7, but offer zero solutions for them. The reason for this is because they see the problem as politically beneficial, so they want it to continue so they can stay in power. This happens with gun control, climate change, and now racism. For example, look what happened to Senator Tim Scott of South Carolina.

So Senator Tim Scott introduced a police reform bill to the senate in response to the death of George Floyd. The bill was set to come up for debate and was open for amendments to change some of the aspects of the bill. Democrats then decided to block it completely and not even let it come up for a debate. Nancy Pelosi came out and said that Republicans were covering up George Floyd’s death with this bill because it didn’t have everything democrats wanted. The hilarious part is that the democratic controlled house came up with their own bill but won’t allow amendments and only allow 4 hours of debate. Obviously, this is going to pass, but that’s precisely the point. The dirty little secret is that democrats don’t want a solution because if there is, no lose something that is politically beneficial. By the way, it is not just Democrat politicians doing, members of the media are doing this as well.

There’s an insane piece from the New York Times titled A Minneapolis Neighborhood Vowed To Check Its Privilege. It’s Already Being Tested. Basically, this piece is about how woke white liberals have vowed to each other to not call the police for any reason. Here is what the piece says.

MINNEAPOLIS — When Shari Albers moved three decades ago into Powderhorn Park, a tree-lined Minneapolis neighborhood known as a haven to leftist activists and bohemian artists like herself, she went to work sprucing it up.

She became a block club leader, organizing her mostly white neighbors to bring in playgrounds and help tackle longstanding issues with crime.

On many nights, she banged on the car windows of men who had come to solicit prostitutes outside her door, she said. She kept meticulous notes when dozens of men would gather in a circle for gang meetings in the park across from her house. After each episode, she called the police.

But times have changed. After the death of George Floyd at the hands of the police, Ms. Albers, who is white, and many of her progressive neighbors have vowed to avoid calling law enforcement into their community. Doing so, they believed, would add to the pain that black residents of Minneapolis were feeling and could put them in danger.

So, despite there being crime in her neighborhood, she would rather let it fester than call the police? Doesn’t make sense but it continues right here.

Already, that commitment is being challenged. Two weeks ago, dozens of multicolored tents appeared in the neighborhood park. They were brought by homeless people who were displaced during the unrest that gripped the city. The multiracial group of roughly 300 new residents seems to grow larger and more entrenched every day. They do laundry, listen to music and strategize about how to find permanent housing. Some are hampered by mental illness, addiction or both.

Their presence has drawn heavy car traffic into the neighborhood, some from drug dealers. At least two residents have overdosed in the encampment and had to be taken away in ambulances.

“I’m not being judgmental,” said Carrie Nightshade, 44, who explained that she no longer felt comfortable letting her children, 12 and 9, play in the park by themselves. “It’s not personal. It’s just not safe.”

The women agreed to let any property damage, including to their own homes, go ignored and to request a block party permit from the city to limit car traffic. Rather than turn to law enforcement if they saw anyone in physical danger, they resolved to call the American Indian Movement — a national organization created in 1968 to address Native American grievances such as police brutality — which had been policing its own community locally for years.

So these people would actually rather put their kids and themselves at risk, than call the police because of the false notion that police are hunting down and killing black people every single day. Here’s the most insane part of the piece

Mitchell Erickson’s fingers began dialing 911 last week before he had a chance to even consider alternatives, when two black teenagers who looked to be 15, at most, cornered him outside his home a block away from the park.

One of the boys pointed a gun at Mr. Erickson’s chest, demanding his car keys.

Flustered, Mr. Erickson handed over a set, but it turned out to be house keys. The teenagers got frustrated and ran off, then stole a different car down the street.

Mr. Erickson said later that he would not cooperate with prosecutors in a case against the boys. After the altercation, he realized that if there was anything he wanted, it was to offer them help. But he still felt it had been right to call the authorities because there was a gun involved.

Two days after an initial conversation, his position had evolved. “Been thinking more about it,” he wrote in a text message. “I regret calling the police. It was my instinct but I wish it hadn’t been. I put those boys in danger of death by calling the cops.”

So this guy basically got his life threatened but regretted calling the police because he is also under the false notion that police are hunting down blacks every day. Do these seem like solutions to you? Does letting crime fester like this seem like the best idea for communities? If you do, then I don’t know what’s wrong with you. No sane person would be ok with something like this.

Once again, this is more about political expedience than it is about an actual solution. If democrats actually cared about the problem they would propose a good solution. The only thing they care about is to continue to push the notion that America is broadly racist to its core and that the fabric of the country needs to be brought down. This is why they continually cling to different problems and shout about them.

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