Ever watch a 1970s-era sitcom? If so, and if the show had some connection to New York City, there were lots of jokes made at the expense of the Big Apple’s insolvency – think Barney Miller. Or the Big Apple’s blackouts. Or any other ill that wracked the Big Apple back when TV’s had four channels and 8-tracks were a thing.
There’s a reason New York City almost went belly up. Liberals, following Saul Alinsky’s doctrine, endeavored to collapse the city’s already generous social welfare system from within. (Heather MacDonald exposes this well in “The Burden of Bad Ideas”). In a nutshell, liberal activists sought to occupy welfare offices and flood welfare rolls with beneficiaries, so that New York City would be fiscally overwhelmed. To the point of bankruptcy – liberals in the 1970s thought that once they bankrupted the New York City government until it imploded on its own weight, they could move in and establish their regime in its place.
Is that where all the anti-police nonsense is designed to take us? Think about it.
Police departments are already doubling and tripling the number of officers on patrol. They are already putting in force precautionary measures designed to protect their police officers from ambush attacks and snipers when they get called and must respond. Even after San Bernardino and Orlando, liberals from Obama on down have called for the demilitarization of SWAT and other specialized police units as though it made any sense at all to level the playing field between criminals and law enforcement. The Justice Department has intervened in around 30 municipal police departments, imposing various rules and regulations governing how they operate locally. (In every case, the results have been terrible. Take Baltimore as an example. The Justice Department moved in after the 2015 riots and violent crime rates have soared in Charm City).
Is this designed to collapse law enforcement from within?
If so, what does the left think they’d establish where local police departments once existed?