Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. One Week from Now: Law and Order Polling at All-time High

 

In a remarkable turnaround from just a week ago when concepts such as law and order were deemed less popular than the coronavirus, pollsters across the country are now reporting that lawfulness has reached a record high approval rating, particularly among minorities.

As sociologists struggled to explain what could be motivating an unprecedented number of Americans of all backgrounds to support peaceful protesters over violent mobs, firemen over arsonists and the police over looters, public officials at every level of government scrambled to signal to their constituents their support for the rule of law.

According to pollsters, the rise in popularity of law and order transcended all political, racial, gender and socioeconomic lines and coincides with a new spirit of joyful anarchy in American cities. The spike in popularity for the enforcement of laws was most stark among minority-owned businesses. Working-class African Americans, who’ve been disproportionately impacted by the recent spate of indoor fireworks, the spontaneous borrowing of unsold stereo equipment and a laissez-faire approach to downtown window fronts have demonstrated the starkest spike in support for the rule of law.

Some minorities struggled to understand why their businesses have been targeted by the devil-may-care attitude of civil rights protesters in the first place. Speaking in front of the smoldering ruins of what was the small grocery store that had been owned by his family for three generations, one Atlanta resident spoke for many when he said that these new norms counterintuitively hurt his community: “I always worried that if we lost the business I’d have to go to work at Target” said the lifelong Georgian, who no longer need worry as his local Target is also now a hole in the ground.

At press time the former small business owner, who wished to remain anonymous because of his anti-crime stance, was wondering what impact the burning down of the local police station would have on local property values.

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  1. Jules PA Member

    David Deeble: “I always worried that if we lost the business I’d have to go to work at Target” said the lifelong Georgian, who no longer need worry as his local Target is also now a hole in the ground. 

    I’ve wondered all through this quarantine why small businesses were not considered essential, and big box stores were considered essential. 

    All I can think is that we are being given a foreshadow of things to come.

    I pray people will come to their senses and see the left for what they are: destructive liars who plan to loot the fruits of every hard working person, and then claim to be our benefactor with the illgotten proceeds. 

    What is that saying about the lootings will continue…? 

    I can’t remember the rest of it. 

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    • May 31, 2020, at 11:00 AM PDT
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  2. Jules PA Member

    Also, about that policeman Chauvin,

    He is the Archtypical character we all hate.

    In my view, this transcends race.

    Chauvin is the left, the crushing Left, and WE ALL are George Floyd, with the life crushed out of us.

    I think we are closing in upon the 7:55 minutes in to their assault on humanity. 

    We need to fight back, but not with looting and fire. 

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    • May 31, 2020, at 11:04 AM PDT
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  3. Ray Kujawa Coolidge

    Speaking about the mayhem in Seattle last night, I think we are a little behind the curve. The mayor’s invite to come together was answered by Antifa thugs from Portland among other unsavory characters. It was utterly predictable what would happen. She should have known better. And this ignorance about needing to wear masks outdoors for respiratory illnesses is stupid. Obviously, the only time you need to wear a mask is when you’re going into a broken-into store to borrow some unsold clothes or retrieve disassembled manikin parts. The rest of the time, you’re just encouraging lawbreaking. I also blame the governor for continuing the business lockdown in western Washington. Many of these business could have been opened for weeks, but the retail establishments still had paper on their windows (trusting Seattle never boards up their storefronts). Durkin and Inslee should both resign.

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    • May 31, 2020, at 12:24 PM PDT
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  4. Steven Seward Member

    It seems that the rioters are advocating for Trump’s re-election as well as Republicans across the board. They will undoubtedly appear in numerous political ads for the 2020 election.

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    • May 31, 2020, at 3:18 PM PDT
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  5. JoshuaFinch Coolidge

    Jules PA (View Comment):
    Chauvin is the left, the crushing Left, and WE ALL are George Floyd, with the life crushed out of us.

    Yes, he is the embodiment of might makes right, control by any means necessary, and absolute authority as the ultimate goal — all precepts of the Leftist catechism.

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    • May 31, 2020, at 6:34 PM PDT
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  6. MichaelKennedy Coolidge

    Ray Kujawa (View Comment):

    Speaking about the mayhem in Seattle last night, I think we are a little behind the curve. The mayor’s invite to come together was answered by Antifa thugs from Portland among other unsavory characters. It was utterly predictable what would happen. She should have known better. And this ignorance about needing to wear masks outdoors for respiratory illnesses is stupid. Obviously, the only time you need to wear a mask is when you’re going into a broken-into store to borrow some unsold clothes or retrieve disassembled manikin parts. The rest of the time, you’re just encouraging lawbreaking. I also blame the governor for continuing the business lockdown in western Washington. Many of these business could have been opened for weeks, but the retail establishments still had paper on their windows (trusting Seattle never boards up their storefronts). Durkin and Inslee should both resign.

    They NEVER understand. The script they are reading has not information on what to do if it doesn’t work.

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    • May 31, 2020, at 8:26 PM PDT
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  7. James Gawron Thatcher
    James Gawron Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    David Deeble: Some minorities struggled to understand why their businesses have been targeted by the devil-may-care attitude of civil rights protesters in the first place. Speaking in front of the smoldering ruins of what was the small grocery store that had been owned by his family for three generations

    Dave,

    These aren’t “civil rights protesters”. These are mentally ill domestic terrorists. What is going on, assaults burning and looting, has nothing to do with a civil rights protest. This is an expression of insanity and is directed by organizing puppeteers for maxim terror effect.

    The damage that all riots do is evident. Businesses destroyed and the community in ruins. The actual residents are the real victims of this anarchic horror. After a few nights of madness, the residents will be suffering from this for years to come.

    Regards,

    Jim

     

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    • June 1, 2020, at 7:26 AM PDT
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