Because of an incompetent liberal mayor, a “progressive” police chief, and a history of utterly liberal Democrat Rule since maybe 1869, Durham North Carolina, is once again blowing the horn of “sensible Gun Control.”
They say they have a problem with “young people” having access to “too many guns.” They say they have a lot of crime. They have gangs. They have liberal Democrats.
They have socialists chock-a-block—ruling, from out of every nook, cranny, hole, and corner. They can’t seem to get enough liberals or catastrophic liberalism.
”Let’s not address the real problem. Let’s distract our already-confused constituency. The serfs don’t need Truth, just marching orders.”
Duh! No wonder they scream they have a “gun crime problem.” But instead of really going after “root causes,” which would mean disturbing their Democrat base, they choose another route. They have waayyyyyyyy BIGGER crap on their minds.
In a slap at Israel, the City Council in Durham, North Carolina, voted unanimously to bar its police department from taking part in “military-style training” programs abroad. The council “opposes international exchanges with any country in which Durham officers receive military-style training since such exchanges do not support the kind of policing we want here in the City of Durham,” reads the resolution, which the council approved in a 6-0 vote Monday night.
It is the first city in the United States to officially ban such training, according to “Demilitarize! Durham2Palestine Coalition,” a group of 10 organizations which actively worked to pass the resolution.
The resolution also states: “We recognize and share the deep concern about militarization of police forces around the country. We know that racial profiling and its subsequent harms to communities of color have plagued policing in our nation and in our own community.”
This horn of “sensible gun control” they’re blowing is really a Democrat Horn of Plenty. This fable of “getting to the root causes” via “sensible gun control” is a liberal Democrat gift that never stops. Never quits. It just never, ever goes away. And neither do the liberal Democrats running every show in Durham.
The area is predominantly Democratic, and has voted for the Democratic Party’s presidential candidate in every election since the city’s founding in 1869. Durham is an activist community and politics are lively, visible, and often contentious, and like many communities, often dealing with issues of race and class. The shifting alliances of the area’s political action committees since the 1980s has led to a very active local political scene. Notable groups include the Durham Committee on the Affairs of Black People, the Durham People’s Alliance, and the Friends of Durham. The first two groups tend to be affiliated with Democratic party activists, while the third group tends to attract Republican activists. Compared to other similarly sized Southern cities, Durham has a larger than average population of middle class African-Americans and white liberals. Working together in coalition, these two groups have dominated city and county politics since the early 1980s.
Durham officials called on state legislators Thursday to put in place “common-sense gun laws” in the aftermath of a rash of homicides in the first weeks of 2019.
Mayor Steve Schewel said it’s important to address the “root causes” of violence.
“First of all, and I have to mention this, we have got to have common-sense gun laws in this state,” he said.
Newly elected Durham County Sheriff Clarence Birkhead echoed the mayor, saying it’s too easy for young people to access guns.
“There are far too many guns in our community,” Birkhead said. “I talk with our leaders in Raleigh about smart gun legislation that will limit the access young people have to guns. I have young people telling me it’s easier to get a gun than it is to get a meal, and that’s just unacceptable.”
The Democrat “common sense gun control” Horn Of Plenty is one that does absolutely nothing to curtail crime. But it does give the Democrats ever more power, control, and a continued lust for both.
“Progressive,” socialist Democrats seem unable to ever quit trying to make themselves more important than they are. They push and purvey the idea they are “smart.” As I’ve written many times before, Democrats always say, “smart.” It’s the hallmark of their special guild. Their ideas are smart; they are smart; it’s just smart to do…you name it. They are smart.
We are told how, “Durham has a larger than average population of middle class African-Americans and white liberals. Working together in coalition, these two groups have dominated city and county politics since the early 1980s.” —wikipedia.Org
That’s fine. Wonderful.
But how about one group or other of this marvy, “activist ‘coalition’” just take charge and solve the actual crime problem? The roots seem to be Democrat liberlism, politicians, bribery, business as usual, gangs, and a lack of tough police law-enforcement.
The North Carolina Attorney General’s Office is reviewing a case involving misconduct allegations against Durham police officers, a spokeswoman said Thursday. ‘Attorneys in our office will do a thorough review of the case file before determining how to proceed,’ attorney general spokeswoman Jennifer Canada said. She would not give further details about the case, however.
So—this lovely “coalition,” and the mayor and police chief, all look and sound great to a dumb, drugged, leftwing populace. A populace subject to its own Democrat traditions, conditions, Rule, and superstitions. A captive populace stuck seemingly forever between horns of grasping Democrats, and its own uninformed liberal-minded confusion.
The real job of State remains. It’s about ripping out crime and corruption by its bloody, self-feeding, profitable roots. It’s Not about holding hands around the mayoral campfire while calling plaintively for “sensible gun control.”
These are clever diversions that work on their designated targets. Democrat “progressives” care nothing for the people they are charged with caring for and about. The serfs are kept ignorant and fed garbage.
Democrats—to me— seem interested only in personal power and wealth. Further, this is a route that can never succeed, except in destruction.
”Whom the gods would destroy, they first make mad.”
They make them insane. —“The Masque of Pandora,” by H. W. Longfellow.