Without Rule Of Law
This is going to come to a head. I will tell you what’s coming in this country. When there’s no law and order and the politicians are all corrupted, and they’re all on the take, and the judges are totally worthless… I’ll tell you what happens…
It’s called vigilantism.
It has happened throughout history. The people had to defend themselves because society could not do it. People took the law into their own hands. They had to, in order to survive. And that’s what’s going to happen.
I’m not recommending that, and it would be illegal for you to do so. But I’m telling you, for society at large that is what is coming. More and more people will take the law into their own hands when the government refuses to do so. It’s that simple.~M.Savage
The words typed above are a close transcript of what a popular radio talk show host said the other day. His geographical reference was his own region, San Francisco. The streets of which have apparently turned into a hell-hole, so to speak. His words got me to thinking… Let me explain:
There are cities in the United States, right now, that are essentially without the rule of law in many aspects. That would include cities like Portland, San Francisco, and others where far leftist mayors and apparent corrupt leadership at law enforcement, are, in a word, corrupted and politicized.
Those who have watched or read about the goings-on in those cities and others, know exactly what I’m talking about. It’s a real problem.
Here’s the thing though:
There’s a very thin line between civility and civil breakdown.
What is vigilantism?
Taking the law into one’s own hands and attempting to effect justice according to one’s own understanding of right and wrong; action taken by a voluntary association of persons who organize themselves for the purpose of protecting a common interest, such as liberty, property, or personal security;
The history of vigilantism in the United States is as old as the country itself. In many ways, the history of the United States began with vigilantism. On December 16, 1773, American colonists, tired of British direct taxation, took part in what came to be known as the Boston Tea Party. As part of the resistance, they threw 342 chests of tea into Boston Harbor.
Since then, we have become a nation of laws. State and federal governments are given what amounts to a Monopoly over the use of force and violence to implement the law. Private citizens may use force and violence to defend their lives and their property, and in some instances the lives and property of others, but they must do so under the specific circumstances allowed by the law if they wish to avoid being prosecuted for a crime themselves.
Taking law into their own hands
By taking law into their own hands, vigilantes flout the rule of law, effectively becoming lawmaker, police officer, judge, jury, and appellate court for the cause they are pursuing.
We all know the system is corrupt, right? (there’s corruption in nearly all institutions). It is the way of man. The issue however is this:
We are going to see vigilantism when a tipping point are fed up with what they see as injustice, and when the entire system itself is perceived as totally corrupt.
I’m not saying that I recommend it. I’m just saying what will be a logical outcome as the system decays into total corruption and injustice.
ANTIFA lawlessness | Social Injustice Warriors
We are already seeing this with Antifa (the anti first amendment group). They are violently acting out and getting away with their violence under the willingness of city mayors and police leadership which have been allowing it. It’s going to get worse. “Social Injustice Warriors” have evident “open season” on conservatives, whites, males. It’s getting ugly. If you wear a MAGA hat in these cities, you will likely end up with a cracked skull. And if you defend yourself in this instance, YOU will likely be the one in jail. This is present reality folks…
It gets worse. I’m NOT disrespecting the police. They are actually under attack by the antifa types, anarchists, social injustice warriors, and even the public at large in some cities. What’s worse, the mayors are NOT standing up in defense of their police even as they are being attacked. The more WROL is allowed to happen, the worse it’s going to get!
Without Rule Of Law
As all this escalates and these far leftist vigilante groups push further and further into the faces of conservative Americans who just want to live a peaceful good life… If the rule of law does not stop these radical groups, there WILL be a tipping point. And when that happens, it’s going to be nuts.
Why? Because once you flip that switch to the “ON” position, it’s going to be ON. It’s going to get really, really ugly in those regions where this is being allowed to happen.
I’m not advocating this. But I’m expressing my opinion based on what I’m seeing, reading, hearing, and observing. We don’t seem to have consistent law enforcement across this nation. In fact there is quite a lot of egregious inconsistencies and much of it is POLITICALLY MOTIVATED. It’s happening in so many places, SELECTIVE enforcement of the law based on POLITICAL IDEALS of the city/region itself. That is not good. We’re splintering.
When Civility turns to Civil Breakdown
How many cities? How many of these regions are already rife with political corruption and extreme leftist policies (including selective enforcement of the law)?
And what’s going to happen to rule of law if and when we sink into a Greatest Depression?
Will WROL spill over beyond the city regions into the burbs and rural areas?
Is there some point where it all just starts to crumble and vigilantism runs rapid? Or is this the point where Martial Law is declared? (Will that even work under extreme conditions)?