As police presence and power decreases (forced by, lest we forget, Democrat-controlled local governments), it seems only natural that people are saying, “Well, we did deputize the enforcement of laws and peacekeeping functions to government — but if they are unable or unwilling to perform those functions, we’re just gonna take that power back into our own hands.”
Violent Crime Explosion Forces Minneapolis Residents to Form Militias
Breitbart’s John Nolte, by the way, doesn’t think this is a Good Thing, and he gives a number of sound reasons why. I, however, am not interested in ivory-tower discussions — I prefer to remain rooted in reality — so I think that even if Nolte is correct, it doesn’t matter. The reality facing these people betrayed by their government is real, and it’s dangerous. So I say: go on, buy guns, learn how to use them, and do whatever you have to do to protect yourselves from the raving mob. Right now, the BLM/Pantifas are actively behaving in ways that makes me think they’re looking for martyrs, and if a bunch of citizen militias help them achieve that goal, so much the better. (I would love to see a situation where a militia group drops the hammer on some scumbag looters / rioters, and when the cops put in a belated appearance to try and arrest the shooters, the militia sticks to their guns, so to speak, and tells the cops to go pound sand. Let government try to maintain its “monopoly on force” in the face of an armed and angry citizenry trying to protect themselves and each other.) As the Z-man sourly puts it:
“Gun sales are booming, but the people buying the guns imagine themselves defending their life and property within a system of laws. What happens when they realize there is no system of laws?”
Interesting, but behind the curve. More intriguing is what happens when the cops realize there is no longer a system of laws. And Z-man talks about that too:
Social collapse comes when the majority stops accepting the legitimacy of the system and the authority of those in charge of it. The one result of the street rioters and their corporate and political sponsors is they may get what they want. The majority may stop accepting the legitimacy of the system. That silent minority may lose all faith in the system and the people running it. That would be us one step from the edge, when all respect for authority collapses and takes society with it.
That would be this scenario:
Yeah, I know: it sounds like I’m promoting anarchy, doesn’t it? Tell me that what’s going on right now in Portland, Seattle and Chicago isn’t already anarchy. Only what it really is, as Z-man points out, is government-enabled (and even -supported) anarchy. If the Left is so keen on anarchy, let’s give them the full flavor.
But just for the record, I’m damn glad that it’s Black people (and women) buying more guns. Self-defense is a universal right, after all.