The flash mob was as coordinated as an Edo period Ninja assault on the quarters of the Shogun. Armed with smartphones, some carrying crowbars and others donning jumbo backpacks, the cadre of economic rioters rapidly emerged from the shroud of night in a flanking maneuver that Sun-Tzu and Africanus would have envied as the assault on a suburban Bay Area commercial district commenced.
Moments after converging in front of the Nordstrom’s in Walnut Creek, the group of anarchist mercenaries burst through the glass front doors of the boutique retailer, and with F***book live documenting the crime spree of the younger generations indifferent to the consequences in the absence of law enforcement, looted the business.
In the aftermath of the disturbing incident, where the defunding of law enforcement was evident in the lack of response times leading to huge financial losses for Nordstrom’s as well as indicating the deterioration of public safety, various politicians doubled down in embracing criminality over the rule of law. Their solution to addressing a clear societal crises in the making, propose legislation geared towards the soft bureaucratic embrace of enabling thugs, while creating an ongoing nightmare for law-abiding citizens. The trending fix to staunch the bleeding, prohibit armed private security guards from accessing their firearms at intruders and pillagers in a blatantly apologist approach to regaining control of Democratically run metro areas.
While the pendulum of ideology is still stuck on the side of extremism, sensible individuals across the nation are aghast to the methods being employed to fix the broken cycle of civil unrest in crime-ridden Los Angeles, Portland, San Francisco, and Seattle. Clearly, the prevalence of progressive elected officials running the flawed city states modeled under the German chaotic style of governance of the early twentieth century indicates the worship of the reactionary and the obliviousness of common sense.
San Francisco lawmaker Dean Preston, who can only be described as an ardent Communist in the most subtle way possible, has (un)brainstormed the idea that armed security guards should be restricted from drawing their guns at crooks, when encountering a crime in progress. Preston clearly failed to specify the “what ifs” of an unpredictable incident, where innocent lives may be in danger and contingent upon whether or not the hired enforcer is able to instinctively and effectively respond to a crises. In the jaded world of radical failing to competently represent constituents and businesses, it is better to air on the side of caution, which translated to English means that let undesirables undermine the basic rights of residents and property owners.
Preston attempted to justify his lunacy through sociologically spawned humanism and fabricated compassion in lobbying for billions funding the criminal-homeless industrial complex. “I will be calling for legislation to specifically prohibit security guards from drawing their weapons to protect property,” the misguided elected official stated via a Twitter post. “Human life is more important than property. We need to change local law so that security guards cannot unholster weapons to protect property.”
Similar to willing criminals to assault soft targets in “Gun Free” zones, the nightmarish bill is an endorsement for vile entrepreneurs to engage in multiple “shopping sprees” free from accountability. While corruption is inherent in this strange and detrimental relationship with lawbreakers, the current bet at the watercooler is once this measure is passed by the esteemed city council, what is the over/under in hours from when the first armored car is orchestrated on social media, and hundreds of millions of dollars is spread throughout the underworld encapsulating unsavory ventures and politics? Participants will claim the act is a needed redistribution of wealth. The next project of the city council is to ban forceful hand gestures that may be offensive and trigger victims.
Nordstrom and other retailers have taken preemptive action to the “1984″ environment of the Bay area and ridiculous mandates emanating from lawmakers by closing stores, while much of the populace weighs the option of relocating to a region where sensibility and critical thinking are embraced. As a caveat to the disintegration of the quality of life index, leadership in Redwood City, a suburb to the South of San Francisco is actively preventing a pair of gun retailers from opening within city limits, including a minority owned business.
With hypocrisy rampant, idealists among the millions of the local community blame privilege for their dystopia, all while disarming law-abiding citizens in creating a sanctuary for the pathological and violent. Tony Bennett’s famous and ethereal musical score needs revising to replace “heart” with “soul”.