You might have heard that Glenn Reynolds had his Instapundit twitter account suspended when he tweeted “Run them down” in reaction to a news story about rioters in Charlotte surrounding cars on the road. The Other McCain summed up the situation:
The Twitter Thought Police suspended Professor Reynolds’ account.
What are we permitted to say about marauding gangs of thieves and thugs? The owners of Twitter have evidently hired Democrat Party activists to control the narrative on their platform, effectively turning it into a propaganda platform for a violent anti-white terrorist organization (to call #BlackLivesMatter what it actually is). Twitter’s policy can be considered an “in-kind” political contribution to Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, which is counting on #BlackLivesMatter to help her win key swing states like North Carolina, Florida, Virginia and Ohio.
Do law-abiding citizens have no right to defend themselves against mob attacks? If a family is in their car on the highway and find themselves surrounded by a gang of criminals who have been roaming the streets committing violence, what are they supposed to do? (Read More)
Seriously, what are you supposed to do if an angry mob surrounds your car and you’re trapped? I guess you can sit and wait for help to arrive, and pray that help arrives in time. But when the angry mob is also trying to throw white people in fires, the help might be too busy to get there in time to save you. So really, what the hell do you do? You defend yourself. And if that means that you step on the gas to get out of the situation, so be it. If they don’t get out of your way, and you “run them down” is that your fault?
Just as a side note, a friend of mine has kids in college in Charlotte. They are right there in the thick of things, and scared. She said she was up half the night worrying about them. Pray for them, and for all of the other people caught up in this mess who are just trying to live their lives.
Unfortunately, our political leaders either feed into this madness, or simply have no clue what to do about it. And really, who can fix this? Washington politicians, or the people who live in the communities where this is happening? Americans need to stop looking for saviors in Washington, DC and start thinking about fixing their own communities. If only the community organizers out there didn’t have an agenda that has nothing to do with improving the lives of the people they’re supposed to be serving.
Oh, and one more thing. Sitting or taking a knee for the national anthem doesn’t make things better. It doesn’t help in the least. It’s just a ridiculous way for coddled athletes to feel like they are “doing something” when in reality they aren’t doing a darned thing to help the people they supposedly care so much about. How does taking a knee help a fatherless kid growing up in the ghetto? How does rioting in the street and destroying property help that kid? What a shame that all of those people don’t do something that might actually help someone.