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We have all heard the aphorism of “hitting a fly with a baseball bat.” The idea is simple. The baseball bat is overkill, ineffective, and liable to produce unintended collateral damage. A fly swatter is less impressive but much more effective against the fly and without the side effects.
We understand the overkill aphorism but maybe now we need an underkill aphorism. How about, “Offering a saucer of milk to a man-eating tiger.” For a harmless house cat, the saucer of milk would be welcome and might even establish a bond of trust. For a tiger that has already killed and eaten human beings, the saucer of milk probably won’t interest the tiger as much as consuming the he (or she) who is providing the milk.
Antifa isn’t motivated by rage. Antifa is motivated by an ideology of hate. They hate the enlightenment idea of capitalist democracy. Through their ideology, they see an end that justifies all of their insane means. Violence, destruction, desecration, provocation, all of these are just tactics that Antifa justifies in its twisted ideological mindset. So far the police have followed a strategy of containment using defensive tactics only. This would be fine for the house cat. However, the tiger if impeded temporarily, will just look for “lunch” elsewhere.
I am no expert in police work. However, it is obvious to me that a change in both strategy and tactics must now be employed against these implacable ideologue terrorists. George Floyd is dead. However, the Antifa terrorists have already killed more than a handful of police and a score of innocent bystanders. They have destroyed businesses that were a vital part of black communities and have guaranteed economic hopelessness in these communities for years to come. Antifa is hiding behind the legitimate protests. However, they aren’t protesters and could care less about the fate of the black community.
To Antifa, this is just an opportunity to promote their twisted ideological ends. The black community is just a means to be sacrificed to that end. Let’s not let them get away with it.Published in