The left is desperate to push social justice and to maintain the “progress” that people like Hillary Clinton couch as “moving America forward.” But forward toward what?
Another sort of “fundamental transformation.”
The nature of transformations of this sort are a topic for a much longer article for another time. The topic of this missive is the reality of the “Ferguson Effect, a reality Progressives absolutely must deny and suppress. They must suppress it because it damages their needs and desires in a way not often encountered. Progressivism always ignores reality and creates its own, and usually gets away with it with the help of Hollywood, the publishing industry, the media and much of the Washington DC establishment, Democrat and Republican. However, upon occasion, reality intrudes so forcefully, it is difficult to deny or ignore.
Such is the case with the criminal justice system. Criminals, as much as they tend to be objects of romance and admiration–as well as votes–for Progressives, tend to remain criminals. They are inherently anti-social, and given the opportunity, tend to steal from, beat, rape and murder Progressives as well as Conservatives. Conservatives tend to recognize this reality and prepare for it. Progressives tend to think themselves immune to the consequences of reality, and even when victimized, revel in their victim status and tend to defend the criminals that beset them.