I am told that the statistics here in the States are pretty clear. When police forces end shooting and killing sprees, the average toll of dead is 14.3 people. When a private, armed citizen is the one who stops the killing, the death toll averages just 2.3.
We seem to have seen that happen this week in Indiana, when a 22-year-old man carrying concealed ended the would-be career of a mass murderer by killing him. Because the savior of perhaps as many as a dozen more people had his pistol with him, he put down another young man who came prepared to kill or wound dozens. So just three people (and a mad dog) died. The police showed up to manage the site. And for once, the police and others recognized and honored the man who was just doing what he thought he should do as a neighbor. “Love thy neighbor as thyself,” the Son of God taught, was the second great command. On the media reporting it, he has been dubbed the “Good Samaritan after that story of Jesus.
Praise and honor indeed to a young man who did his duty as he saw it, and loved his neighbors – all those strangers in that shopping center – to die for them.
What a contrast to the story released that same day (Sunday 17th July) that 367 cops “stood their ground” in the bogus “Seige of Uvalde” while another mad dog killed 19 children and 2 failed guardians of children who could not – and honestly, would not – take any more responsibility for the lives and wellbeing of their charges than the cops had for their oath. Cops = Cowards? Maybe not PHYSICAL, but MORAL cowards.
The point? Well, we know that our local, state, and federal governments have been corrupt for years. Obviously some – for example the big urban ones like New York City and Chicago and Philadelphia or the Deep South County and Parish Sheriff-doms – for years and years. But even then, the corrupt forces and agencies demonstrated SOME commitment to carrying out their duties with bravery and fortitude. They tried to save lives, they tried to protect more than just their political bosses and each other.
But now? The rot that has been under the skin, under the bark, for more than half a century (feel free to argue for longer) is now coming to the surface on a massive scale. Across the full federal, state, and local spectrum. So much that the few good guys and gals (or at least NOT AS self-serving, corrupt, and useless parasites) can no longer do the work that we supposedly have police for.
So, as we’ve asked here at TPOL before, are we at the point of seeing the entire system come crashing down? Perhaps. It will not be across the board and across the country. And the politicians (and THEIR masters – which are NOT “The People”) will try to hide it by papering over it, lying about it, and coming up with reforms.
It is too late for reforms. Just as the Roman emperors and their agents and lackeys finally could not hold together even a semblance of the Empire, that situation can be seen from 2022, looking forward.
The only hope of salvation from this collapse? Real liberty. For everyone who is honest, NOT parasitical, NOT violent con-artists and thugs. And even for those types, provided they do not use the opportunity to do evil things.
Clearly, that point was reached in Uvalde. And maybe many other places. NOT just the big Democratic/so-called “progressive” domains in the urban areas and the coastal rat warrens. But in the small cities, small towns, rural and even frontier areas.