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Minneapolis City Council President: Ability to Call Police Over Robbery ‘Comes From a Place of Privilege’

Minneapolis City Council President: Ability to Call Police Over Robbery ‘Comes From a Place of Privilege’

It’s time for people to exercise their right to bear arms.

The Minneapolis city council voted to abolish the Minneapolis police department.

CNN’s Alisyn Camerota asked Bender who people will call if someone robbed their home. President Lisa Bender said the ability to call the police in that case “comes from a place of privilege.”

She says for those of us who the system actually works for we “need to step back and imagine what it would feel like to already live in that reality where calling the police may mean more harms done.”

So let me get this straight. Having stuff that others want makes it okay for someone to rob my home because I have privileges? The privilege of what?

I worked hard to buy that stuff. It wasn’t handed to me on a silver platter because I’m white.


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An elected official who does not even have an Elementary School understanding of civics. Increadbile.

    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to dystopia. | June 8, 2020 at 1:11 pm

    Psalms 92:7

    The ignorant man does not know, nor does the fool understand this

    But if the wicked spring up like the grass, and the workers of iniquity flourish

    It is so they may be destroyed forever.

      notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital. | June 8, 2020 at 1:33 pm



      The Radical Left Democrats have gone Crazy!

        notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital. | June 8, 2020 at 2:02 pm

        Congressional Black Caucus Chair Says

        Protesting Has Been ‘Peaceful’ Every Day Across the Country…

        Weasil Zippers

          notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital. | June 8, 2020 at 3:04 pm


          Paul Sperry

          BREAKING: Minnesota Attorney General Keith “X” Ellison refuses

          to publicly release video footage from the body cams of accused cops who struggled with 6-4, 235-lb George Floyd.

          Footage is said to reveal Floyd violently resisting arrest and fighting with cops inside police vehicle
          1:28 PM · Jun 8, 2020

          notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital. | June 8, 2020 at 3:04 pm


          Paul Sperry

          BREAKING: Minnesota Attorney General Keith “X” Ellison refuses

          to publicly release video footage from the body cams of accused cops who struggled with 6-4, 235-lb George Floyd.

          Footage is said to reveal Floyd violently resisting arrest and fighting with cops inside police vehicle
          1:28 PM · Jun 8, 2020

    Fiftycaltx in reply to dystopia. | June 8, 2020 at 2:20 pm

    A basic rule to follow at all costs. IF you let off a round and hurt/kill/stop someone, DO NOT TALK TO THE POLICE! I assume that even with societal order collapse, somebody will eventually show up. Remember you have a RIGHT to talk with a lawyer before you open your mouth. USE IT! Old TV cop shows always show people blabbing to the cops. Don’t be one of them.

    pfg in reply to dystopia. | June 8, 2020 at 3:08 pm

    Would be quite satisfying, n’est pas, to read about her white privilege home being burglarized or destroyed.

    And speaking of white privilege, will it be before the end of the week that you give up your position not only as city counsel president but also on the city council itself.

    As the phrase goes, You first.

      Milhouse in reply to pfg. | June 8, 2020 at 3:20 pm

      Forget her home. What happens if someone tries to rape her? Without a police force to arrest them, why would rapists not attempt it, especially with someone who surely, surely is not armed?

    Sonnys Mom in reply to dystopia. | June 11, 2020 at 3:50 pm

    Appears to be about 12 years old.

Good luck Minneapolis. With all the rioting hopefully dying down now you get to deal with idiots like this. Lisa Bender City Council President would be more suitably employed on roller skates bringing the tray of food out to my car.

Many of the regressive progressives might find greater internal harmony in the DPRK. Perhaps they should give serious consideration to emigratting?

TheOldZombie | June 8, 2020 at 1:16 pm

The campaign commercials just write themselves these days.

Another great commercial for Trump to use.

Also I’m not worried about them actually disbanding the police because the state will not allow it. It would also give the Feds permission to move law enforcement in as the city would be violating the civil rights of it’s inhabitants.

    puhiawa in reply to TheOldZombie. | June 8, 2020 at 1:19 pm

    The governor of the State, Watz, is an incompetent moonbat on the order of DeBlasio.

    94Corvette in reply to TheOldZombie. | June 8, 2020 at 1:44 pm

    And that is exactly what we should be dreading. What if President Trump declares Martial Law, and then loses the election. With Dems in control and Martial Law in place, it would be the end of the United States as we know it.

      Milhouse in reply to 94Corvette. | June 8, 2020 at 3:22 pm

      There cannot be martial law in the USA so long as the civilian courts are able to function. Nobody has the authority to impose martial law in any other circumstance; not the president, not the governor, not anyone in the military.

        CKYoung in reply to Milhouse. | June 9, 2020 at 1:58 am

        Serious question Milhouse… without calling it martial law, could not a Well Regulated Militia of armed US citizens enforce the peace through the use or threatened use of deadly force against rioter/looters/murderous mobs? (((Rooftop Koreans))).

          Milhouse in reply to CKYoung. | June 9, 2020 at 5:14 pm

          That’s not martial law.

          Anyone can at any time defend themselves and others with appropriate force (deadly force to prevent death or grievous bodily harm, non-deadly force to protect property). Nobody needs any kind of authorization for that, and you don’t need the militia.

          But to enforce the law you would need the militia’s lawful commander, which (I think) is the governor unless the president takes it over. And the president can’t use the militia to enforce domestic law unless there is an uprising or disturbance (as is happening now) and the local authorities are unable or unwilling to stop it. Which is why he didn’t send the national guard or army into the cities, he warned the governors that if they didn’t handle it themselves then he would. That warning was a necessary step.

    TX-rifraph in reply to TheOldZombie. | June 8, 2020 at 1:51 pm

    I think state law requires a Sheriff but cities are not required to have a Police department. The Sheriff will be on the hook but will not have the budget.

The Democratic Party has no governing philosophy. It has descended into the dazzling kaleidoscope of ideas of the French Revolution or Alice Through The Looking Glass.

pablo panadero | June 8, 2020 at 1:19 pm

Another “Contribution in Kind” to the Trump Re-election Fund.

harleycowboy | June 8, 2020 at 1:23 pm

Who ya gonna call? Ghostbusters?

notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital | June 8, 2020 at 1:33 pm

Ace of Spades

“BLACK LIVES MATTER!” shrieked Black Lives Matter as they assaulted and shot black police officers, vandalized black-owned businesses and gave money to Planned Parenthood so they could kill more black babies.

LookoutABear | June 8, 2020 at 1:37 pm

“privilege” is having your private security detail.

Police are the security for the rest of us

She says for those of us who the system actually works for we…
Say what? Do you mean:
She says, for those of us for whom the system actually works, we…?

I would love to see individual communities take back responsibility for themselves. The WaPo tries to make it sound kinda ominous, while blaming white racists, but they paint a good picture of locals patrolling their own neighborhoods, providing their own policing.

The right way to police your communities and to ensure accountability is to get the gov’t down at your level. The people should know those who govern, and those doing the governing should know the people. The more people who take responsibility within any community, the better off that community will be. (And “community” =/= “entire city”.)

Because if you insist someone else has responsibility for your life, you aren’t going to be able to demand they follow your rules. They’re generally going to laugh at you. (And they aren’t going to let you burn down their places of business and leisure. Just your own.)

    Paul in reply to GWB. | June 8, 2020 at 2:28 pm

    Government should be as small as possible, and as close to those governed as possible.

      Milhouse in reply to Paul. | June 8, 2020 at 3:26 pm

      But local government can also be the most tyrannical, and your only recourse is to move, which not everyone can afford to do, especially if your home has approximately no resale value.

      UserP in reply to Paul. | June 8, 2020 at 4:39 pm

      The solution is to get rid of all the laws and then you wouldn’t need police to enforce the laws because there wouldn’t be any laws to enforce.

        Milhouse in reply to UserP. | June 8, 2020 at 4:47 pm

        And then who protects the weak from predators? And how can commerce exist without the security of knowing that what is yours will remain yours?

          UserP in reply to Milhouse. | June 8, 2020 at 5:08 pm

          Even though there are laws and police to enforce the laws, how can commerce exist when there are widespread riots across the major cities of our country for days on end and businesses are looted and burned and the only action taken is to talk about it?

          Barry in reply to Milhouse. | June 8, 2020 at 8:01 pm

          Who is doing this now?

          Milhouse in reply to Milhouse. | June 9, 2020 at 1:17 am

          The laws, enforced by the police. Without laws, the weak are defenseless.

This might be the plan (not by anybody as stupid as her).

Democrat Principles
– Spend Police funds on corrupt and useless leftest “programs”
– Programs “contribute” laundered taxpayer funds to Democrats as campaign donations
– Hennepin County Sheriff assumes LE duties for Minneapolis. He/she would hire all the same Mpls cops to ramp up fast. The entire county pays for Mpls policing then
– Mayor/council then blame Sheriff for all the crime, etc. that they caused themselves. Democrats NEVER are accountable for their destructive decisions and Policies.

The Dems win all around! The citizens pay dearly for that win.

notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital | June 8, 2020 at 1:46 pm

Congressional Democrats Take A Knee For Almost Nine Minutes

Weazil Zippers


If someone demands that you get on your knees just because of the color of your skin.


Iranian Parliament Chants ‘Death To America’ In Honor of George Floyd…

Libs nod their heads in approval.

Weazil Zippers

BTW, I am waiting for the call to de-fund the Beverly Hills PD, ban all weapons, ban armed security, ban and tear down all walls and fences. Then, they could be diverse and inclusive. Paradise for them too.

    NavyMustang in reply to TX-rifraph. | June 8, 2020 at 2:32 pm


    Never happen. The only ones who will get shafted are the folks who can’t fight back. You know, the ones whose businesses are being destroyed and children being murdered on the streets.

    BH glitterati have high powered lawyers who can make life uncomfortable for the government pogues and they can’t have THAT.

notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital | June 8, 2020 at 1:51 pm

See how the DEMS who are destroying their base are losing their base.


Good thread to follow to see that.

healthguyfsu | June 8, 2020 at 1:55 pm

I think the plan is to defund and rebuild a new rebranded force with a different name.

They will stuff all money into personnel and resources for every leftist “enforcer” they can find, and start pushing all of their ideologies by force. The attacks on the 2nd amendment come next, and they will have the new version of the police force to carry out their orders.

What makes this especially bizarre is that the white leftists who helped to vote these bozos in power would overwhelmingly vote for them again. As Mark Steyn one noted: sometimes societies become too stupid to survive. Deep blue urban hellholes like Minneapolis long ago reached that point and are locked in a death spiral from which there will be no escape.

There is privilege, alright. It’s called Hard Work Privilege. It crosses all racial, ethic, religious, and gender lines. It is open to all.
Go for it, but don’t complain if you don’t have it.

These people are living in an alternate universe.

In the first place, the vast number of property crime calls are for a delayed report of the occurrence. Most burglaries occur when no one is at home. This requires that the police come to your home, process the scene for evidence, then attempt to identify the perpetrator, track him down and arrest him. Now, how do you do that with out having a police department. Or, a LEO on patrol spots a person walking down the street with a large screen TV or walking out from between houses with a pillow case full of stuff over his shoulder and stops him and recovers your property. How are you going to do that, without police? Are you going to quit your 10 hour a day job at the local mill, plant or retail establishment? Are you able to hire round the clock security for your home, business and car? You can afford to provide your own protection ONLY if you are privileged [wealthy]. Working stiffs do not have the position or resources to provide their own round the clock security.

These people are delusional loons or they think you are stupid.

    I’m trying to imagine calling my insurance company after a burglary or auto accident. “Did you file a police report?” Um, no … there’s no police department here.

      iconotastic in reply to MrE. | June 8, 2020 at 3:03 pm

      I am trying to imagine finding coverage in a city without a police force and just roving bands of community activists enforcing varying edicts by the BLM/Nazifa council.

healthguyfsu | June 8, 2020 at 2:00 pm

Also, is the video above of a male 19 year old hair band guitarist?

According to Wikipedia, there are 800 officers and 300 civilian employees that make up the MPD. I think that the unions would have something to say about terminating those employees. How are they going to settle the pension payouts? That could be interesting. I wonder if the city council has pondered that?

Lisa Bender is mentally ill. I enjoyed watching Camerota’s face when upon realizing she was talking to a nut job. And yes, she just may be a fan of North Korea

NavyMustang | June 8, 2020 at 2:33 pm

Heck, I would almost be willing to pay for someone to do a home invasion on this clown.

She would change her tune right a friggin’ way!

    Ed Koch’s favorite story: A judge tells an audience that his liberal sentencing policy won’t change as a result of his having been robbed — to which a woman in the back of the room shouts, “Then mug him again!”

    These Leftists have much the same single-minded determination, but with the misplaced compassion of the liberals. In their minds, the police are stopping *them* from running the asylum according to their commands, so out they go. Add a few Leftists prosecutors to crack down on those right-wing fanatics who think they should be able to own weapons to defend themselves, a squad of correct-minded inspectors to prevent any company from dumping that nasty carbon dioxide into the air (without the correct political donations, of course), etc…

      Aonghus in reply to georgfelis. | June 8, 2020 at 3:08 pm

      Speaking of ol’ Ed, another quote of his comes to mind: “The people have spoken, the people know what they want, and they should get it, good and hard.”

    Sonnys Mom in reply to NavyMustang. | June 11, 2020 at 4:13 pm

    She probably thinks that all she has to say is, “You’re welcome to take whatever you want,” then reach for her cell phone, purse and keys, and head for the door…

    But they won’t let that happen. They’ll demand the purse, car keys and cell phone. They’ll slap her across the face and tell her to shut up and sit down.

    She may survive what comes next. But if they think she might be able to ID them later, probably not.

Paul In Sweden | June 8, 2020 at 2:35 pm

Insanity and Temperamental Children Rule the Day.

Where is Bender’s garage? My car broke down and I need to borrow one for a while.

When the City abandons private and public facilities to rioters and looters, seems like they have already “defunded” a large portion of law enforcement.

One of the prime reasons for existence of government is to provide security. This gaggle of soy boys, who once decried firearm ownership, now, by irresponsible actions, demand people arm themselves for basic protection.

broomhandle | June 8, 2020 at 2:47 pm

Want us to patrol our own communities instead of the police providing safety? Ok, I’ll hire George Zimmerman to protect my family.

“I worked hard to buy that stuff. It wasn’t handed to me on a silver platter because I’m white.”

Yes it was because something something white privilege mumble mumble silence is not a option chatter chatter I can’t breath something something white nationalism mumble mumble no justice no peace yakkity yakkity only law enforcement needs guns oops no wait something something reasons.

She says for those of us who the system actually works for we “need to step back and imagine what it would feel like to already live in that reality where calling the police may mean more harms done.”

So let me get this straight. Having stuff that others want makes it okay for someone to rob my home because I have privileges?

No, that’s not what she means. And what she’s saying makes sense in itself — it just doesn’t match reality. What she’s saying is that there are people who can’t call the police when someone breaks into their home. They already live without police protection, so the fact that if something happens to us we can call the police, confident that they will do all they can to help us, is a privilege.

And this is correct — for a relatively few people. Wanted criminals, for instance. If there’s a warrant out for your arrest, whether it’s because you’re a serial killer or because you’re an illegal immigrant, then you’re not able to call the police when something happens to you. You have no choice but to put up with the crime being done to you, because the consequences of calling the police will be worse than that. Or suppose you have a meth lab in the basement; you can’t afford to have a policeman in your home, lest he take it into his head to wander down there and then you’ll be in deep effluent. Ditto if you’re some big second-amendment person and have a cache of illegal weapons — unregistered machine guns or whatever. Maybe there are one or two other examples, but I can’t think of them.

So yes, there are people without the privilege of calling the police when crimes happen to them. But they’re relatively few, and not very sympathetic.

Of course what she wants us to understand from her words, and perhaps she’s lunatic enough to actually believe, is that anyone who isn’t white is in that category. That black people have to allow people to rob them because calling the police will make things worse, because the police are likely to kill someone in the household or something. And that, of course, is pure bollocks.

But that’s what she means by “privilege”, not the fact that you have stuff to steal.

    Mac45 in reply to Milhouse. | June 8, 2020 at 3:42 pm

    So, what you are arguing is that people who are committing crimes and should rightly be incarcerated [aka criminal scum] are being discriminated against by society. Actually, this is not true. The guy running the meth lab CAN call police about a burglary. The illegal alien or person with criminal warrants out for his arrest CAN call police to report being robbed or assaulted. And, the perpetrators of these reported criminal acts will be identified, arrested and prosecuted for them. Of course, the police will also arrest and prosecute the reporter for HIS criminal deeds. That is their job. No discrimination here.

      Milhouse in reply to Mac45. | June 8, 2020 at 4:50 pm

      They can’t call the police because the consequence of doing so is worse than what the criminal is doing to them. So they have no choice but to let themselves be robbed, raped, etc., or defend themselves in a way that won’t attract police attention. That’s just how it is when you have more to fear from the cops than from criminals.

      But she wants us to imagine that this is how it is for most black people, and it just isn’t.

        Mac45 in reply to Milhouse. | June 8, 2020 at 5:32 pm

        So, your are arguing that making a personal choice to be engaged in a criminal act is some form of discrimination? Wow, I don’t think there is enough heavy drugs in this country for that to make sense.

          Milhouse in reply to Mac45. | June 8, 2020 at 6:44 pm

          I am saying that there are people who can’t call the police when they’re in trouble. So our ability to do so, which we share with most but not all people, is a privilege for which we should be grateful. Just as we should be grateful for living where there are honest police to call, and not in some hellhole like Somalia, or soon Minneapolis.

          beagleEar in reply to Mac45. | June 8, 2020 at 9:20 pm

          I know Milhouse gets people’s feathers up here at times, but listen to what he’s actually saying: Criminals who deserve to be dragged into prison don’t call the cops, because it’s not to their advantage. I would add that they prefer revenge over justice, but that’s another matter. He’s basically saying the the leftist twat is trying to hold up such criminals as poor dear things, as liberals always do. He’s calling out the leftwat’s alignment with criminals.

    txvet2 in reply to Milhouse. | June 8, 2020 at 5:11 pm

    “”because you’re an illegal immigrant,””

    If I recall policy correctly, down here local police aren’t allowed to inquire into immigration/citizenship status. I’ll bet that applies to most of the cities in the country.

      Milhouse in reply to txvet2. | June 8, 2020 at 6:44 pm

      Yes, but guilty consciences and all that…

        txvet2 in reply to Milhouse. | June 8, 2020 at 10:56 pm

        They get over that in a hurry. Don’t think that most of these “refugees” haven’t had a full briefing before they ever cross the border. I don’t know how many illegals you’ve ever met, but I’ve met plenty. I’ve never met one with a “guilty conscience”.

    drednicolson in reply to Milhouse. | June 9, 2020 at 4:52 am

    Unregistered/unserialized firearms in of themselves are perfectly legal to own. You just can’t lawfully sell them at an FFL dealer unless they’re registered first.

Oh, there used to be one more category of people who couldn’t call the police when someone broke into their homes — those too poor to afford a phone. But now with 0bamaphones that’s not really a thing any more.

    Mac45 in reply to Milhouse. | June 8, 2020 at 3:44 pm

    naw. Payphones were abundant, then. Also, many poorer neighborhoods used the local grocery store’s or bar’s phone for emergency calls.

      Milhouse in reply to Mac45. | June 8, 2020 at 4:54 pm

      When you’ve got someone breaking into your house in the middle of the night you can’t exactly run out to the corner pay phone to put in a call.

      Look, everything we have is a privilege. We don’t deserve anything. And the proper thing to do when you have a privilege is to be grateful for it, not to apologize for it or feel ashamed of it. Get down on your knees, sure enough, but in praise, not in apology.

        Mac45 in reply to Milhouse. | June 8, 2020 at 5:30 pm

        When you have someone breaking into your home, in the middle of the night, the police are probably NOT going to be able to help you, if you call them on the phone. By the time the prerecorded message telling you to call the non-emergency number if this is not an emergency and you are finally connected with a call taker, the burglar is probably standing in front of you. Then the call has to be dispatched and the police have to travel to your location. This is the rule no matter where you live.

          Milhouse in reply to Mac45. | June 8, 2020 at 6:46 pm

          The one time I had to call the police, they were there pretty quickly.

          Mac45 in reply to Mac45. | June 8, 2020 at 8:54 pm

          The average emergency response time, from placing the emergency call to the arrival of emergency units, is 10 minutes. That is the average. The minimum response time, for a telephone notification, is about 3-4 minutes. It takes approximately 3-5 minutes from placing the call to dispatch of units. In 3 minutes, a person can search an entire house for people, kill them all and escape.

“There is nobody in this country who got rich on their own. Nobody. You built a factory out there – good for you. But I want to be clear. You moved your goods to market on roads the rest of us paid for.
You hired workers the rest of us paid to educate. You were safe in your factory because of police forces and fire forces that the rest of us paid for. You didn’t have to worry that marauding bands would come and seize everything at your factory… Now look. You built a factory and it turned into something terrific or a great idea – God bless! Keep a hunk of it. But part of the underlying social contract is you take a hunk of that and pay forward for the next kid who comes along.”
– Elizabeth Warren, 2011

First, about that ‘marauding bands’ thing … If you want to break that social contract, then I’m totally within my rights to withhold all forms of taxation.

The only positive point to “defund the police” is that you won’t have police killings, but the pluses end there.

Nobody this warped is born: they are created, and this lunatic was created in our schools.

She’s a marxist, maoist, whatever: but she’s warped, and she is overtly what obama, but was hidden.

Listen, a marxist/maoist holding the White House for 8 years: no greater nightmare. And we’re seeing the results.

Ok- lower taxes according to how much goes to local law enforcement and pass the law enforcement budget with levies.

I bet the gun stores in Minnesota are getting overwhelmed with the demand from Minneapolis residents. If they are going to disband the police, then each citizen needs to carry a gun. So what if they don’t have carry permits! Who is going to enforce that law?
Welcome to the wild west!

Once the city does away with the police, then neighborhoods will be controlled by the gangs. The city will probably designate some of the gangs as “neighborhood watch groups”, and possibly even pay some of them to reduce their level of violence. Each business will be charged “protection” fees by the gangs.

To the citizens of Minneapolis: You elected these idiots. Welcome to Little Somalia, where the feuding gangs and warlords run the city. Do what the gangs tell you to do and pay the protection money, or else.

Well I guess there have been a few newly created believers in the second amendment in that bastion of liberalism … And if they thought they had a problem with the police body count wait until they get a load of what a armed citizenry with no police to call might do to their pet thugs

Well I guess there have been a few newly created believers in the second amendment in that bastion of liberalism … And if they thought they had a problem with the police body count wait until they get a load of what a armed citizenry with no police to call might do to their pet thugs

Folks, this insanity is going to help POTUS win re-election in a relative landslide. Even voters in “blue” states are beginning to understand what empowering Dhimmi-crats means, for their freedoms and ability to earn a living, unmolested by interference from imperially arrogant apparatchiks on high.

The Dhimmi-crats used to be astute enough to cloak their radicalism and their insane policy proposals in the trappings of contrived moderacy, but, the totalitarian mask is off, now.

“Comes from a place of privilege …”

The privilege of living in a civilized society. Well, you can kiss THAT goodbye.

BierceAmbrose | June 8, 2020 at 7:24 pm

The problem is when privelege is here, but not evenly distributed. How about rather than knock down the parts that are kinda working, we look to extend the privelege of civilization to everyone.

The basic sentiment is that you should be hostage to criminals. It isn’t new, Leftists (and some liberals) have tried to set up that condition for decades. This lady just feels that she can now state it in public.

These socialists will see that the people have nothing worth taking, putting standard thieves out of work. The resl crooks will be in the government and their stealing is wholesale.

It never ceases to amaze me how such dim-witted people get elected to public office. This woman has got to be one of the leaders of the pack when it comes to advocating a totally ridiculous idea.

Long ago I worked for a very well known technology company that was founded and based in Minneapolis. I visited that fair city a half-dozen times for training in the 70s and 80s. I was stricken with the – yes – beauty of the downtown core, especially along Hennepin Avenue. The soaring IDS Tower, its glass atrium, and the skyway between buildings were most impressive

Now, seeing all this is heartbreaking.

Law enforcement is a “privilege” that she does not want the underprivileged to have. She would rather take it away from everyone than let the poor have it too.

What a spiteful hater, hates black people unto death.

After somehow, in some manner, upon suspension of any set of reasonable and legitimate real-world objections to her plan, I suspect what Lisa et al of her Berkeleyish stripes have in mind is a replacement force for the police.

I’m neither capable, nor interested in defending its theory or obvious practical shortcomings; I’m content to live in a reality-based, enlightenment-informed state of being. I’m just trying here to throw a few kernels out for us to mentally nibble on in case anyone feels the need.

Barry started talking about this early in his first term, I think, but then started getting too many real-world challenges to it and eventually backed off. (Unless I’m mistaken, the talking stopped when one of his key political aides, a female and spiritual associate of Van Jones, I believe, who, in loving to digress on the topic, obsessively spoke in public about the genius of Mao, obsessed and spoke like that in public for the last time so that she could, you know, be excused from her position in order to better meet the demands of her young family.)

Just as our current president, Donald, wanted and got inaugurated recently a US Space Force, so Barry, and now Lisa and other neo-Maoists/Marxists of their ilk wanted but have yet to institute yet a constantly enlarging, national cadre of uniformed, smiling, probably weapon-toting, culture-reinforcing — well, I say it, goons.

As they say in the studio, “work with me” on this.

They’ll arrive, no doubt, in their specially built vehicles for, say, a short, 30-mile drive to a special new camp, where reminder therapy awaits those needing reminding. Of course, whether or not you forgot key principles in this Kafkaesque regime and need reminding is based on a MyTruth evaluation by a designated committee of three, present for such crises in a dispatched unit to see if everything is all right after your home’s armed burglary. Asserting any so-called rightful state remedy to make you and your family safe and whole while your home is being or after it’s been recently burgled, at gunpoint or not, by BLM/Antifa reps, or even far-less representative SJWs others, is to clearly assert unjustly that your coming from a place of privilege. And that attitude is precisely what constitutes swift and effective municipal reminding and related therapy.

Leninist-styled, but not necessarily classically communist cultures need and use such teams to keep the Revolution (or the coup, long-past) going in terms of — what? — its integrity. The PRC, PDRNK, Cuba, Syria, Iran — they all have such units, I understand.

Remember, Barry referred to it as a kind of Corps; so, not a Peace Corps, but, as you can imagine, a Culture Corps.

I take it that, in theory, it’s a softer, toned-down, more palatable version as a means to some replica of Mao’s Cultural Revolution.

Praxis (though a classical term, it’s also neo-Marxist jargon for “from idea to real application,” or practice, same root): well, that’s where the necessary adjustments have to be made, as it were. Such states are inherently collapsible, disappearing and killing more and more remindees, if you will– needing to make too many such adjustments — to stay in power under the guise of doing so for the good of the masses.

We’re looking possibly, then, at some very, very weird times ahead — thanks originally to, and along this sure road to dystopia, the consequential downsides of Plato’s Republic and the French Revolution, Rousseau’s brilliantly appealing but plainly unrealistic Social Contract, and, of course, Marx and Engels, and certainly Mao, and, in more modern times, to what was let loose on the world, especially by the likes of Sartre and Foucault in Paris and the Democrat Convention in Chicago during the Summer of 1968, from which point in history any pot-addled hippie worth his or her weight of the right books and pamphlets, never really ever stopped inhaling the spirit of the times. They’ve once again arrived anew.

Welcome to what I term the New Power Now movement. Grab your medications, bros and sisses, you’ll likely to need ’em.

In the meantime, check out these recent articles — re just what BLM & Antifa are all about — by some I regard as very wise and aware writers:

And just for some maybe less serious and quick sh**s & giggles, see this, too:

Stay frosty.

simplyanotherway | June 12, 2020 at 11:21 pm

I’m willing to sacrifice Minneapolis to try out this “no cops” experiment. “Hug a thug” is all they need, right? Besides, all the Minneapolis police officers should be able to find jobs in the neighboring cities as those cities will need more cops. They wouldn’t even have to move to new homes.