“In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.” ~ Genesis 3:19 King James Bible
There are more poor people in this world and even here in America than one can count, but poor or not exactly wealthy, there’s no excuse for the sort of violence and smash and grab robberies, often accompanied by armed robbers, that we have witnessed since the Ferguson riots in 2014 to the present. But excuses aplenty rest in the mouths of the country’s fascists, communists and nihilists ready to be spewed forth at the slightest provocation and any situation or grievance, manufactured or real, to further their ends, get some quick cash and do more destruction to the established, traditional culture and society, to end the republic in fact.
Organized gangs and huge crowds of mostly young blacks, getaway cars and all, could be seen trashing and looting stores across America over the Thanksgiving holiday , as they targeted pharmacies, Best Buy, Nordstrom, Louis Vuitton, Home Depot and every jewelry store they could find, often family owned businesses. Many could be seen with various weapons, like clubs and knives, and even pointing guns at people’s heads. Now that’s some “Black Friday”.
Normally I don’t like to write from a first person perspective, but watching our cities being destroyed, trashed and burned over and over again during my lifetime has sickened me more than any other thing I’ve experienced in my life, especially when these acts of arson and vandalism were perpetrated in the name of some thug who met his end by a bullet fired from the firearm of a policeman or a good citizen in a justifiable manner in defense of themselves or others.
Of late, these robberies and destruction have been occurring simply because Leftist leaders in cities like San Francisco, Chicago, Minneapolis and Philadelphia and all across America have taken the phrase “soft on crime” to unimaginable, virtually indescribable heights, as simpering bleeding-heart Leftist District Attorneys have their own “catch and release” program through easy bail or no bail requirement for all. The criminals say it’s “owed” to them, “reparations” for all the supposed institutionalized white supremacy that has kept them oppressed, even after Jim Crow was eradicated and the Civil Rights Act of 1964, affirmative action, and a host of other programs have spent the past five decades pouring millions of dollars each year into the communities of America’s black and brown people in numerous attempts to alleviate the misery and squalor of the inner city.
Nobody is keeping anyone from working today. Those who aren’t working, just don’t want to work. Why work, when they can walk right into any store and pick out what they want, whether they need it or not, and walk right back out without any consequence and no punishment? And then to go back the next day and do it all over again.
To hear some of the Democrats tell it, store owners and police should — NO, MUST — simply stand aside and allow them to steal honest folks blind and into the poor house, until the stores are finally forced to close and shut down. And in an incredibly disingenuous and false statement, White House spokesperson Jen Psaki unbelievably attributed the recent rash of smash and grab robberies to the Covid pandemic, even as corporations are begging for workers to fill approximately ten million open jobs.
And this is even before we focus on premeditated murders of honest and decent Americans simply trying to live, laugh and love by white-hating Black Lives Matter radicals, such as Darrell Brooks, Jr. who murdered six white people during a Christmas parade on Sunday, November 21st in Waukesha, Wisconsin.
In 2020 Baltimore had approximately 619,000 people, 70 percent of which were black, and a higher murder rate than New York City with approximately 8.6 million people. Today, as Baltimore serves as one of those hub cities that’s rife with crime and one massive smash and grab event after another, similar to Philadelphia, it’s normal population [White folks? Good and decent brown and black folks?] is fleeing its domain and today its population has dropped to approximately 575,584.
During my lifetime, three great friends of mine, John Taliaferro — affectionately known as “Ol’ Man Taliaferro”, Lisa White and David Mandrell have been murdered by violent criminals. John and Lisa died in separate robberies at the hands of animals with no regard for human life. In Lisa’s case, she did everything her assailant demanded, including laying down face-first, and still the young thug shot her point-blank in the head. And similarly, Sheriff’s Deputy Mandrell was ambushed and shot in the back of the head, while he was on his knees.
Whatever their justifications, I have no sympathy for people who steal from honest Americans, whether it’s white-collar crime or the violent armed robbery of looters and rioters, unlike Los Angele’s District Attorney George Gascon, who acts more like an advocate and a defense attorney for the criminals than a prosecuting attorney. Gascon has yet to see a reprehensible thug that he didn’t want to hug and coddle.
My own father grew up as poor as one will ever see in America, without anything during the Depression era. By age sixteen in 1941, just before he joined the Army and went off to war, he was cutting broomcorn for ten cents a bundle. He was lily-white and wasn’t blaming anyone else for his poverty, at the time, and he certainly wasn’t out robbing and stealing and murdering to gain more than he earned by the sweat of his own brow, performing good, hard honest work.
Did he enjoy it? The way he spoke, while he didn’t exactly enjoy them, he understood that he learned much from those days. He wanted more; he earned an education throughout his 26-year military service, and upon his retirement from the Army, he earned a significantly larger salary in the public sector. His take on criminals was that there wasn’t any excuse, too, because he knew if he could pull himself from poverty, the same exact opportunities were there for them too, regardless of color.
Our country was founded largely on property rights and the freedom to build our wealth. It was also founded on the right to defend any property we may accrue over any given period of time, as well as the right to defend ourselves. We have grown accustomed to relying on the police to come to our aid as the centuries went by, even though in their absence, the law has historically allowed us to take the necessary measures to save our life and the life of others.
But today, DAs supported by George Soros try to make it a crime to defend one’s self, especially if one is white, conservative or not, as we have seen through the Rittenhouse case in Kenosha, Wisconsin and the McCloskey case in St Louis, Missouri.
Now, with police forces largely politicized or forced to stand down as the looters and rioters take charge of entire city blocks, it’s more than obvious that America has been thrown to the wolves by the Democratic party Communists, who are more than happy to oblige their supporters by turning a blind eye and allowing them to run amok in the manner seen in the movie ‘Purge’, where anything goes for a 24 hour period.
However, America is witnessing Purge-style behavior running day in and day out for entire years, and nothing is done about it, as burned out husks of cities sit in ruin, never having fully recovered, never rebuilt and abandoned by regular folks and corporations as an unhealthy economic and physical risk.
If I owned a business today, I would probably do what I could to help someone in real need, if they asked for my help, rather than just walking in and trying to take what is mine by threats and force. If I had a store and a young couple needed milk for their children, I’d help as long as I could without letting them to grow too dependent on my help. Or, if I had an old car that still ran decently and I didn’t really need it, because I had bought a new one, it’s very possible that I’d give someone in real need special arrangements to purchase it, or even give it away, since I have received many kindnesses myself, as a very young man just on the way up.
However, nobody owes anybody anything, and for those who believe they are owed a living, no matter their color, they’re in for a rude awakening in the not too distant future.
Despite being called “racially insensitive” in 1968, after the Liberty City Riots, Walter Headley, Miami’s Police Chief, absolutely one-hundred percent had the right idea, when he was overheard in 1967 saying, “When the looting starts, the shooting starts”; and it doesn’t matter what color the dirty low down bastards might be. It’s a common sense philosophy that American society needs to revisit, if order is to ever be restored in this nation.
I make no bones about it, and I don’t give a good damn who does or doesn’t like it. In the absence of anything that remotely resembles honest “law” and with the Democratic Party Communists and the Biden regime giving nihilists and criminal gangs a free pass, and blaming White America for their situation, if I’m ever put upon by and physically attacked by a mob of radicals of any color — white Antifa, brown Laraza, or black Black Lives Matter — in my home or out in public, I will defend myself and exercise my Constitutional right to bear arms, and I will not hesitate to do what needs to be done. And then I’ll dare anyone to charge me with a crime.
We’re on our own, until the nation as a whole returns to the actual enforcement of our laws on the books, including the laws that uphold one’s right to self-defense.
Defend your property, your home, and your business. Defend your life and the lives of your family and loved ones, as the situation may demand, and let the bodies fall where they may. It’s your right and anyone who says different are the very ones who currently seek to take it al away and destroy what you and I have built with our own two hands, through honest work by the sweat of our own brow.
By Justin O Smith
Hailing from the Great State of Tennessee, Justin O. Smith is a patriotic American and regular contributor to The Blue State Conservative whose work has been published by American Thinker and The Rutherford Reader. He can be found on Gab, MeWe, and Clouthub.
Featured photo is a screengrab from ABC-7, Los Angeles.