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Yes, Calling It “Looting” Is Right

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Looting is in full force inside the blue state of California. Gobs of people are stealing merchandise by the week it seems, evident by Googling the terms “California Looting 2021″–All of the articles that appear will be from last month. More recently, a San Francisco Louis Vuitton store was ran-sacked by over a dozen looters. Police officers stopped one of the get-away vehicles, though many hobbled away with copious amounts of clothes.

The crimes are all too familiar. BLM rioters looted hundreds of thousands of dollars of product from businesses last year. After parading in the daylight about social justice for minorities, the disgruntled protestors looted the businesses of the people they apparently stood for. Moreover, general crime shot up after the Defund The Police sub-movement took fire. Many remember the Target raids shortly after George Floyd’s death–possibly hundreds of people swarmed alike department stores.

And now the trend is back. Last month looters engulfed a Walnut Creek, CA Nordstorm. 50-80 people in ski-masks, carrying crowbars, were accomplice according to an eye-witness. A few were arrested after failing their escape from police, and it turns out one was armed. Walgreens closed five stores in response to the Californa looting surge–one of stores was shop-lifted multiple times over the rate it was last year.

A Los Angeles Home Depot was looted last week, though not for any luxury items. Rather, crow-bars, hammers and similar items were stolen. The local police department warned FOX 11 they fear the items may be used for future loots. If you’re going to loot the clothing store down the street anyway, why not loot your tools as well? Other Californian stores will prepare for a similar fate now, yet criminals won’t face punishment due to Proposition 47’s reinstatement. The crimes simply won’t receive police attention. They’re misdemeanors if the stolen value is under $950.

But Whitehouse Press Secretary Jen Psaki posits the “root cause” of the looting surge is COVID-19. Reporter Peter Doocy asked Psaki, “When a huge group of criminals organizes themselves and they want to go loot a store—a CVS, Nordstorm, a Home Depot—until the shelves are clean, you think that’s because of the pandemic?

I think a root cause in a lot of communities is the pandemic, yes.” Psaki replied, ignoring the fact that Nordstrom carries high-end clothing and not essentials.

This theme of excusing the guilty is common. If one’s skin expresses a certain shade of melanin, or if one is home to a certain socioeconomic status, all motives tethered to a crime are deterministically caused by hardship or “oppression”. “White supremacy” is a good example; a now metaphysical force that binds the thoughts of non-whites, robbing them of their conscience. Any possibility that foul play might be involved is explained away.

The bias of the Democrat–Woke Blob is demonstrable when observing the reporting of the Waukesha massacre. An anti-white black nationalist ran his SUV through a parade and claiming the lives of six. Democrat media pundits titled their stories “More than a dozen remain hospitalized after deadly Waukesha parade crash”. But just last year The Blob labeled Rittenhouse a white supremacist vigilante. Out of both events (albeit horrible) Darrell E. Brooks was the only one killing people of the opposite race. Rittenhouse, on the other hand, says he support’s BLM.

And even now–the term “looting” has racial undertones according to Dr. Lorenzo Boyd. The professor said in an ABC7 interview, “Looting is a term that we typically use when people of color or urban dwellers are doing something. We tend not to use that term for other people when they do the exact same thing,

It’s unsure of who the “we” Boyd is mentioning, or how the professors substantiates the claim that when people refer to looting they speak about “people of color or urban dwellers”.

Looting doesn’t become non-looting based on melanin. Looting is looting based on an act of crime. This, at least, preserves the individuality of the criminal and holds them accountable to a standard of justice. But The Blob holds the “soft bigotry of low expectations”–both Boyd and Psaki seem to think that melanin and free-will have a negative correlation. This is where the real racism lies. In thinking that non-whites are inevitably bound to ephemeral influences simply because of the color of their skin. In application their dignity, conscience and individuality are robbed from them.

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