The liberal media loves to talk about crime and terrorism as if it were a natural disaster. When terrorists mow down people with trucks, our leftist propaganda masters tell us a “truck” killed dozens of people.
When somebody is killed by ruthless gangsters in Chicago by mistake, they were tragically hit by a “stray bullet.”
When criminals spread their terror and evil throughout America, they are victims of racism, in an area with many guns, or from a “troubled background.”
Notice a pattern?
Everyone is to blame except the criminals and terrorists themselves. This is liberalism in its purest essence: weakness and excuses for evil.
Botched Robberies and Stray Bullets
The media loves to use terms like stray bullets and botched robberies. The problem is this way of speaking about things makes crime seem sort of like some force of nature.
Yet, it’s not: it’s specific individuals or gangs of individuals making the world a more dangerous and horrible place.
In New York City, for example, the last two years have seen the murder rate double and there is one homicide per day in the Big Apple. That’s some seriously hideous crime going on.
We have babies being murdered by “stray bullets” from gang shootouts across America. Meanwhile, places like the New York Times love to encourage the idea that there’s not a whole lot we can do.
It’s either that or they blame guns in general. They imply taking guns from law-abiding Americans will somehow stop armed psychopaths with illegal weapons from mowing each other down on the streets of New York, LA, and Chicago.
Why aren’t Democrats outraged by the homicide of 20-year-old Max Lewis who died on July 4 after being hit by a stray bullet in Lori Lightfoot’s Chicago?
— Paul A. Szypula (@Bubblebathgirl) July 7, 2021
The Truth About Guns and Crime
The truth about guns and crime is there is only one thing linking them: criminals. Especially in cities, shooting weapons are highly likely to hit a passerby or innocent person.
These are close quarter areas where the impact of shootouts can’t be easily controlled or de-escalated.
A “botched robbery” is also an awful propaganda term. When a robbery goes wrong and somebody is killed (as in the case of the murder of Htwe Hein in July in New York), it’s not “botched.”
It’s murder. The criminals tried to rob Hein’s son and ended up pushing down stairs and killing her. The reason they did it is not important: they still did it and it’s still murder.
3-year-old girl is brain dead after being hit by stray bullet in East St. Louis, aunt says https://t.co/k0AJrp5Wlr
— St. Louis Post-Dispatch (@stltoday) September 8, 2021
America’s Had Enough Excuses
America’s had enough excuses about crime. Sure, we can look at the roots of crime and economic and social injustice that can contribute to it.
Yet, at the end of the day if you pull a trigger or stab or assault someone, then you’re responsible for what happens, intentional or not.
If we can’t agree on that, then this country and everything it stands for is over.