A fan at an NBA basketball game throws popcorn at an injured player heading to the locker room. The player responds by trying to go after the fan. His trainers and coaches restrain him from going into the stands (shades of Ron Artess, er…Meta World Peace). At another NBA game, a fan throws a beer bottle at a player. Former NBA great and current commentator, Charles Barkley claims that the NBA should allow players to go into the stands to deal with unruly fans.
A woman on a Southwest Airlines flight is upset because she took off her seat belt and the flight attendant told her to put it back on. The woman brutally beat the flight attendant until she could be restrained. The flight attendant suffered two broken teeth and a bloodied face. The woman has been arrested, and is banned from ever flying Southwest again.
Throughout last summer, in Portland, Seattle, Chicago, Baltimore, New York, and several other cities, mobs of people defied “social distancing” and “mask wearing” rules and rioted in the streets. Oh, they said they were protesting the death of George Floyd. It was totally other stuff that they were screaming at. They were rioting against the government. They were upset at the police. They were upset at being locked in their houses during COVID last spring. And what has happened to them? Only 300 have at this point, been charged with a crime that could land them in jail. The most serious charges were arson, attempted murder, assaulting a police officer, burglary, and destroying federal property. Their Biden administration has been busy dropping the charges left and right. Most will only pay a fine and do community service.
In January, hundreds stormed the US Capitol building. They were upset that the US Senate was going to accept the results of the Electoral College, which they felt were fraudulent because of voter fraud in basically five states. After stating that “hundreds” were arrested and charged with “felony rioting”, it turns out there are basically on 44 individuals that will be facing serious jail time, if they are indeed convicted. That could be tough to prove.
So, what the hell is happening to us?
We used to be a rather calm nation. We used to be a nation that came together in tough times. I seriously doubt that’s the case at all right now. You have a Democrat party that is so out of touch with mainstream America, that they are fighting for the literal soul of our nation. And that soul is black as the coal they want to ban.
We are seeing more and more abhorrent behavior in our country. Drive-by shootings that kill five year old kids sitting on their front porch, Mobs of Antifa and BLM that burn buildings because they are angry and don’t want to do things the right way, but just want to destroy; Democrats in our halls of Congress calling for getting rid of the very police departments that protect us; and those same people that are in favor of passing a $6 trillion, up $2 trillion over this current year, which included a lot of COVID relief spending.
Basically speaking, the country is out of control. Why did it happen that way and what can we do about it?
My view is simple. If you are arrested for something, for anything, and you are found guilty, whether it’s rioting, or throwing a beer bottle at an athlete, you are going to jail. I don’t care if we have to do an Arpaio (meaning Joe Arpaio, former Sheriff of Maricopa County, Arizona), and set up barbed wire fences in the desert, so be it. We need to inform these miscreants that there is a price to pay when you riot, when you beat up flight attendants, when you misbehave. Until that time, we are living in Lord of the Flies. Anything less is leading to anarchy, and destroying our nation. And we need to get rid of people that are self-proclaimed “leaders” in Congress that feel that it’s alright to burn buildings and protest as long as you’re doing it against Republicans or Donald Trump, but not against Nancy Pelosi. Those people need to be reminded that we do live in a Democratic Republic. They don’t speak for anywhere near a majority of us, and they need to shut up.
Carry on world…you’re dismissed!