Looters in the Streets — or in Government — Cannot Win Forever

Two men in a Los Angeles suburb were seen on camera brazenly leaving a TJ Maxx store with their arms full of shoplifted items.

“They didn’t even run out, they walked out,” Los Angeles Police Department Sgt. Jerretta Sandoz told CBS LA of the incident. “And so, that’s sending a message that we, the criminals, are winning.” [Fox News]

It’s the death of civilization. Not only is criminal behavior tolerated. Not only are police instructed to enforce the law selectively, based on the political affiliation of the criminals. Theft is now openly celebrated by the looters in D.C. who enable the looters on the streets of Los Angeles and elsewhere. Theft isn’t merely cool; it’s a sign of moral virtue.

For now, it’s a looters’ paradise and a long cherished leftist dream: Communism in America, at last. That’s why looters walk, don’t run. For now, they’re winning.

The only thing they failed to consider: What happens when the people who make all the loot stop making it? What happens when there’s nothing left to loot?

Michael J. Hurd, Daily Dose of Reason

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