Civic Responsibility: A Suggestion


I’ve noted that a great many of our Betters, especially those who live in gated communities, are making statements in support of defunding the police. Now, it’s likely that many cities such as Los Angeles will be suffering severe losses of revenue because of business failures caused by the Wuhan virus shutdown, and those jurisdictions may have to make real cuts in public services, including their police departments.

Our Betters could render a real public service by offering to forgo police services in their neighborhoods. That would permit a smaller, less expensive force to cover the remainder of the jurisdiction. Our Betters could rely on their Second Amendment rights to protect themselves, or they could expand the private security services they already employ, providing jobs for laid-off cops.

I Told You They Wouldn’t Like Their New Rules


And it’s obvious that Our Betters have no intention of being held to them. The mayor of Chicago ordered salons closed and then got her hair cut. The governor of Michigan signed  an order requiring social distancing as a dozen or so people crowded around her. The mayor of New York … oh, don’t let me get started on New York.

And now the supporters of #MeToo say they believe Tara Reade, but will vote for Joe Biden anyway. And Joe Biden is promising to rescind new Title IX rules requiring due process for those accused of sexual harassment while his supporters proclaim that he is entitled to due process himself.

It’s time to apply a couple of Saul Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals.

4. Make the enemy live up to its own book of rules.
5. Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon.

Our Betters need to live by same Rules they wish to impose on us, and we should be merciless in our mockery of their duplicity.

UPDATE—Glenn Reynolds writes over at Instapundit that “[e]lites today are too arrogant and entitled to compromise with those they see as beneath them.”