I had the sound turned off the other day when an image on the TV caught my eye: The Chief of Police of Belleview, Washington was kneeling with protesters.
He’s not the only police chief or patrolman to get down on his knees and apologize to the protesters. Cops in Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Washington DC, Seattle and a ton of other metro areas have been “taking a knee” in subservience to the looters and vandals that are destroying the lives, businesses and property of their neighbors.
A crocodile does not care how passionately you apologize to it. It will still eat you, even if you cry as you apologize to it. Every police chief and every cop who has “taken a knee” to show their subservience to the looters is guilty of dereliction of duty. They should be fired and forced to pay reparations to every small business owner who has had their livelihood destroyed due to police cowardice.
These police and Democrat mayors aren’t the only ones who have apologized to the looters and vandals this week. The very same corporations that are having their stores looted are taking a knee as well. I received a corporate email from the CEO of Best Buy this morning. The reason for the email? She’s apologizing for her personal racism and systemic injustice in America and promising to “do better” and blah blah blah.
Huh. I didn’t even know she was a racist.
The CEOs of Nike, Target and other stores that are often the first to be looted in cities are also apologizing for their racism and promising to “do better.” I wouldn’t be surprised if they start offering racism discounts based on skin color, much like the senior citizen discounts that many stores offer.
I know this is probably an uncomfortable news flash for those CEOs, but I feel entitled by my white privilege to tell them (since they brought the subject up) that their stores are not being looted because of their systemic racism. Their stores are not being looted because a white cop knelt on George Floyd’s neck in Minneapolis.
Their stores are being looted because those are the stores that have the stuff in them that people want to steal. The crocodile does not accept your apology.
Real Americans made it clear in 1776 that we do not bow before kings or any other foreign leaders. And we certainly do not “take a knee” before looters and vandals.
Taking a knee only encourages criminal activity even more. The people that committed these acts now see they are not going to be arrested for these crimes, they certainly aren’t going to be punished for what they did and they are actively being told by police in their communities that their actions are ok. It’s actually encouraging the vandals to do even worse the next time.
Civilization requires real men not to kneel, but to stand up and defend it. It’s easy to tear it down. As we have seen, it only takes a few days. All you have to do is take a knee when the mob shows up at the gates.
If the cops won’t defend their own communities against looters and vandals, what do you think is going to happen when China finally invades?