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July 21, 2022

The Morning Report — 7/21/22


Good morning, kids. Thursday and the Capitol police want you to know they're outraged — outraged! — that shrill, unfunny, bespectacled geek/public hector Stephen Colbert's band of "pranksters" who trespassed in the halls of Congress, looking for GOP politicians to harass (or worse) got let off the hook.

The statement is addressed to Rep. Rodney Davis and Rep. Jim Jordon who had asked about the incident with the Colbert employees. It’s a bit hard to read, but here’s the gist:

The Colbert employees, despite being warned about their conduct, were wandering unaccompanied through the Capitol making a ruckus and attempting to harass conservative members of Congress. While it was true that congressional staffers had initially allowed them in, the staffers had then abandoned them to roam about. It also turned out that Colbert’s employees had learned in advance that they were not allowed to roam through the building.

In other words, just like most of the January 6 defendants, the Colbert employees had been invited into the Capitol. But then, unlike those January 6 defendants who wandered, awe-struck and peaceable, through Congress, believing they had the right to be there, Colbert’s employees tried to make trouble, knowing that doing so was forbidden.

The final words of the Capitol Police’s letter, over the signature of J. Thomas Manger, the Chief of Police, are worth nothing:

It is unfortunate that despite all of the evidence the Department presented, including that the group or its leader had been told several times that they could not be in the buildings without an escort, that the U.S. Attorney’s office declined to prosecute any members of the group of Unlawful Entry.

This letter confirms what conservatives have long suspected: What we are seeing played out in the Biden [junta] is an openly ideologically corrupt judicial system. This cannot end well.

Actually, I'm kind of shocked that the Capitol Police even responded like this at all given the fact that they are directly controlled by none other than Malig-Nancy Pelosi herself. Given the insanely politicized nature of law enforcement these days, whoever on the force penned that letter (I can't find the names of the authors) has some mighty big brass balls. But that said, considering that Ashli Babbitt and Roseanne Boyland were assassinated in cold blood by law enforcement and/or their confederates, the former shot and killed by Capitol Police lieutenant Michael Byrd, the letter is galling in the extreme, regardless of its truthfulness.

Where were the Capitol Police when Michael Byrd assassinated an unarmed woman, and where was their outrage at the justice system that declared his act of cold-blooded political murder was not only unpunished but actually hailed as an act of heroism? Sadly, as commenters here have reminded me, even people like Ted Cruz and Rand Paul hailed the actions of law enforcement on January 6th when, in the cold clear light of day, it was law enforcement in and around the Capitol that aided and abetted in the sham FBI entrapment sting that has been used ever since to prosecute and persecute innocent American citizens all the way up to and including President Trump himself.

Sorry, but I'm not buying your outrage. It's 18 months too late. The country is going up in flames, or rather being set on fire by your employers and all you seem to care about is keeping your pension secure. And spare me the "Blue Lives Matter" bullshit, since your behavior during the General Tso's Sickness lockdowns showed us all that you'll follow orders no matter how outrageous.

If you are among those still perplexed by the failure of the police in Uvalde, Tex., to respond decisively to the May 24 shooting at Robb Elementary School, recent news from Chicago may help you understand how it may have happened.

On Saturday afternoon, Chicago police received a Shotspotter alert that ten gunshots had been detected at 615 South California Avenue, on the city’s West Side. An officer monitoring the Shotspotter system accessed a camera in the area and saw that the shooters had exited a white Dodge Charger with a black hood. The three men returned to the car and drove off. The first officer to arrive at the scene found a man dead from gunshot wounds.

A further description of the Charger was broadcast to officers, including its license number. The car was reported stolen, and hours earlier it had been involved in a shooting in which no one was injured.

Eight minutes after the initial report of the shooting on California, patrol officers in the nearby Lawndale neighborhood spotted the Charger and tried to pull it over. The Charger sped off with the officers in pursuit. When the Charger sped west into the neighboring town of Cicero, a Chicago P.D. sergeant instructed the officers to terminate the pursuit. As of this writing, the murder suspects have not been arrested.

Chicago is more than a thousand miles from Uvalde, but it is no less affected by the type of sclerotic, risk-averse management philosophy that allowed hundreds of cops to stand by outside that unlocked classroom door while children and teachers bled to death inside. . .

. . . I’ve been writing about this trend toward timidity in police work for years (most recently here), and the trend seems to have accelerated since George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis two years ago. Police officers seeking to advance within their departments know the next promotion can be scuttled by even a whiff of controversy, so they conduct themselves so as to avoid any incident where things might go wrong. This strategy is successful for many, and as I look over the current roster of Los Angeles Police Department command staff, I see several who I knew as patrol officers or newly appointed sergeants. Some of them had a pattern of being the last to arrive at a hot call (if they arrived at all), and I note that one of them is now the commanding officer of the same division where, while assigned there as a new sergeant years ago, she wouldn’t have left the station if it was on fire.

Jack Dunphy is an excellent writer and analyst of law enforcement, coming as he does from a multi-decade career as an LAPD cop. What he leaves out of his essay is the origin of the timidity in policing. That is the up-ending of law enforcement and the justice system by radical Marxists who claim the entirety of it is merely an instrument of white supremacy. The fact that a non-white might commit a crime in the first place is trivial. Worse, it's justified in their warped view of the world.

But there is something far more sinister. Letting criminals run wild in the streets is an act of orchestrated political terrorism, meant to up end society itself. Psaki-Psircling back, the degradation of policing itself, whereby no one in their right mind would want to actually become a cop (see also military recruiting) means only the least qualified individuals will be available to join the ranks. And as friend of the blog Kurt Schlichter notes, that is a very dangerous thing.

As my just released non-fiction book We'll Be Back: The Fall and Rise of America points out, a crucial nutrient for the growth of social/political conflict is the corruption of the justice system. A two-track system cannot endure; justice cannot be just for them. If people are not getting their end of the social contract, they will rightfully treat it as breached. And then things will get ugly. 

It is beyond dispute that the left has moved from leveraging private power (via their corporate allies) to control us to using armed thugs to do it. Right now, they do it behind the veneer of the justice system, but as we have seen, that play has a SELL BY date. So what happens next? History provides a clear answer for that question – more and more armed force is used against opponents, with less and less attention paid to maintaining the pretense of a fair and neutral judicial system. From Stalin through Hitler through Mao through Castro, socialists always – always – end up sending men with guns to suppress the uppity. Don't think Biden or his heirs won't if that's the price of keeping power. They are already setting the stage – you are not a mere opponent if you liked Trump. Why, you are a treasonous insurrectionist traitor! They hate you, and they don't hide it. . .

. . . Now, we know there is also a contingent of law enforcement and the military that gets off on the exercise of power. They became cops or soldiers because they like to push people around. They can be counted on to support whoever lets them do that. These are the ones who got off hassling mommies for letting their kids run around the park unmasked.

Then there is the pension platoon, the time-servers who do what they have to do to get their money. They tell themselves they are doing it for the good of the country, their family, or whatever, but they are doing it for the money. They are loathsome. They are the ones who were slightly embarrassed to hassle mommies for letting their kids run around the park unmasked, but they did it anyway. 

The rest? Aren't there some potential enforcers who won't play along? Yes, but they sadly refuse to just quit in protest – where are all the "good apples?" They either don't join in the first place – military and cop recruiting is hitting rock bottom – or they quietly move on to a police agency that is not fully woke or to another career field entirely. These tend to be the true public servants, the good ones, who won't serve if they are serving the powerful instead of the public. So, about the time the ruling caste is ready to go full fascist, you will have some forces willing to do the thuggery, if not entirely eagerly, but they are not the best or the brightest. Nor are they the bravest. . .

. . . If 30 local cops who knew the families of the kids being slaughtered refused to put their asses on the line to take on one untrained civilian half-wit, what's going to happen when they are told to go get a few million citizens with ARs (and other modern weapons), many of them with military and law enforcement training, who are ideologically committed to defending their Constitution and all the rights actually found within it? 

Think the thugs might hesitate? . . .

. . . What if there are millions of anybody elses? 

And what if those anybody elses are not inept dirtbags? 

In that scenario, who exactly is going first through the door? The political police chiefs? The bullies? The guys who just want to do their 20 years, file a fake disability claim for their lumbago, and spend the next few decades fishing for bass?

Col. Schlichter has an optimistic take on how when we eventually do "get our hair mussed" we will come out on top. But yet again, the shattering of the illusions about integrity, honesty, ethics and morality with people and institutions you once admired is a tough nut to swallow. Human nature is human nature, even in the place formerly known as America. Ironically, it was the framers of our now defunct Constitution who wrote that article trying as hard as they can to craft a document based on trying to mitigate it. Alas, it was as they stated suited only to a moral and God-fearing people. We aren't that. Not anymore.

The same German police officers before 1933 who helped little children cross Alexanderplatz safely were, just nine years later, shooting them into mass graves on the Eastern Front, with nary a word of objection.

Think that that cannot happen here? Think again. As I commented to the Colonel at Frontpage Mag:

The ruling caste better figure out who is going to be the sucker who puts his butt on the line for their dreams of a prog-fascist tomorrow because there are millions of patriots who would gladly put their butts on the line to resist serfdom.

What will be the last straw, sir? Stolen elections? The imprisonment of citizenry as political prisoners? Show trials? Confiscation of property/livelihood on the pretext of a health emergency?
Oh wait. We've had all that already. What needs to happen needed to happen like two years ago. That said, complete economic collapse might be the spark. The junta thinks it can Cloward Piven us to socialist paradise but it might just bite them in the ass big time. Sadly, we are going to have to suffer untold pain before we come out the other side on top. If we come out on top.

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