June 13, 2020
By Mike Huckabee
"LORD OF THE FLIES"
I told you this week about CHAZ, the so-called “Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone.” It’s six blocks of Seattle that a group of Antifa radicals have taken over and declared to be their autonomous territory and “cop-free zone,” as city and state officials have once against turned a blind eye to their lawlessness. There are reports that they’re demanding “taxes” (i.e., extortion) from businesses unlucky enough to be located inside their occupied zone. Some of them were members of Occupy Wall Street, which pulled similar tactics until the rate of robbery, rapes and filth finally forced even blue city officials to let the police go in and clean them out.
Ironically, the first thing they did was surround their “zone” with barricades to keep unapproved interlopers out. That’s right: to keep their autonomous territory secure, they BUILT A WALL!
As mentioned yesterday, they offered to redistribute their food to the homeless, who promptly ate it all, leaving them starving and begging for donations of vegan meat substitutes and soy products (boy, there’s a surprise.) It took them just two hours of running their own “country” to discover that when you just redistribute other people’s wealth, you quickly run out of it. Their parents sure wasted their college tuition.
But it gets worse: without police, someone had to keep order and supply security. So it took less than a day before one radical “hip-hop artist” declared himself to be a warlord and put together an armed force that was reportedly going around threatening people. They were allegedly caught on video beating a young black man who was tagging a wall with graffiti, breaking his glasses and telling him that if he complained, they’d blow his brains out.
Meanwhile, here’s the official account of what’s going on there, from the Seattle Times. Their benign write-up makes it sound like a group of young idealists throwing another Woodstock, and just “trying to take our community back” (they certainly know how to keep graffiti off it.) Sample quote: “The movement — loose, egalitarian and scattered for now — seemed to hearken to previous moments of social change.”
Funny, it sounds more like it hearkens back to “Lord of the Flies.”
AND THE HYPOCRITE COUNT CONTINUES TO RISE
And the hypocrite count continues to rise: Just like the L.A. city council woman who’s pushing a $150 million police budget cut, Sen. Kamala Harris not only supports that cut, she also used the L.A. Police for her private security detail at public events, media appearances and a party. She cost taxpayers an estimated $50,000, until a new police chief put a stop to it. So why don’t we just consider cutting off Sen. Harris' freebies to be the first $50,000 cut from the police budget?
Interesting read by Scott Johnson at the Powerline blog: a history of “revolutionary theater” in the Democratic Party, from the ’60s to today, and a look at the history of Antifa, which seems to have seized the wheel of the party along with large sections of various deep-blue cities. They are much stronger now because they’ve not only had years to grow and recruit and bully their critics (while Democratic city officials turned a blind eye), but now those same officials are too frightened of them to stand up against them.
The article also includes this interesting tidbit that might come as news to the Minneapolis City Council members who want to disband the police department. The city charter requires “that the city maintain and fund a police force (‘of at least 0.0017 employees per resident’). Any move to abolish the police would have to be submitted to Minneapolis voters in the form of a proposed charter amendment.”
Not that any officeholders in Minneapolis pay any attention to laws anymore, but if they have to put that “abolish the police” lunacy to a vote, I wonder how many voters would endorse it? That is, if they dared leave their barricaded homes long enough to go to the polls.
THE GEORGIA PRIMARY
After a looong count, Jon Ossoff has finally crept up to 50.5% of the vote in the Georgia Democratic Senate primary, avoiding a run-off with one of his two rivals. Ossoff has never held elected office and is mostly known for raising a staggering amount of cash, mostly from outside donors, and blowing it all by losing a special House election.
Ossoff spent primary day the way all Georgia Democrats are apparently required to these days: complaining about the voting process. He might want to concentrate more on how he’s planning to beat incumbent Republican Sen. David Perdue when he could barely convince half of Democrats to vote for him. Maybe he’s planning to take the Stacey Abrams route: get fewer votes than his opponent but declare himself the winner anyway.
Joe Biden announced that he wants a Vice Presidential candidate who will be ready to become President on day one. There are two obvious reactions to that:
1. Every VP candidate should be ready to become President on day one;
2. In Joe’s case, that’s reeeeeeally important.
BIBLE VERSE OF THE DAY (KJV)
"Let all your things be done with charity."
1 Corinthians 16:14 (KJV)