“Cops had come a cropper, refusing to respond to reality on the ground, deaf to the cries and telephone calls of brave babies”–ilana
We know her not by her name, but by her deeds, and those are heroic. She aimed, shot and dispatched to hell one Dennis Butler, a career criminal, who was poised to do mass murder in West Virginia. A birthday-graduation party got too noisy for his liking.
She had a handgun; her opponent an AR15. More crucially, the Lady from Charleston had the male bits and the moral compass that upwards of 19 police officers, hunkered down at the Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, all SWATTED-up and swaddled in Kevlar body armor—were without.
At the same time, the trapped children cried out to 911 as they were being mowed down. They screamed for stupid grown men to quit cowering and pondering bureaucratic distinctions—active shooter or barricaded shooter—a distinction without a difference if the barricaded shooter is also shooting up kids. Do not rest in peace, Uvalde Angels. Rage from the heavens.
The Uvalde cops had been milling about, in-and-out of the school corridor, since 11:35 AM, on May 24, 2022, waiting on a key to open a door behind which little children had been dying since 11:33 AM.
These cops waited for The Key until 12:50 PM, when “a Border Patrol Tactical Unit officer finally breached the room using a janitor’s keys.” And no. Despite the gushing on Fox News, that Border Patrol Tactical Unit officer is no hero. Doing your job eventually—when that job is defined by the credo “time is of the essence”—is not heroism.
How overpowering is the instinct to worship. Lawrence Jones of Fox News showed himself
an idiot, blaming 911 for the Uvalde Police’s disgraceful failure to engage an active shooter. However, the protocol is clear. You go to the fight. Law enforcement is obliged to engage a known active shooter. An assault rifle was being fired feet away from Law. The sound would’ve burst eardrums like grenades. There was no communication breakdown; only a categorical refusal to respond to reality on the ground.
Cops had come a cropper, refusing to respond to reality on the ground, deaf to the cries and telephone calls of brave babies.
Absent keys, often under the excesses of no-knock warrants–these state operators, whom we pay for protection, have no qualms deftly deploying tactical entry equipment, such as battering rams, to kick in our doors on the slightest suspicion, and without knowing what’s on the other side.
This time, they knew that on the other side of the door, starting at 11:33 AM, more than 100 rounds had been fired into classrooms 111 and 112. In fact, as the officers stood inside the school structure, at 11:37 AM, the shooter fired 16 more rounds.
Forgive the hyperbole, but “I was only following orders” excuse for evil action or inaction comes with hefty historical baggage. For those whose education comes courtesy of American schooling, the reference is to the Nuremberg Defense.
A society is institutionally rotten, certifiably so, when the cries of little kids and a few women being blown to bits do not make grown men drop their poisonous progressive protocol and run to the rescue.
“‘Go in there! Go in there!’ women shouted at the police soon after the attack began.” It was worse. As shown in this YouTube clip, watched over 500 thousand times, parents writhe in agony, crying like wounded animals caught in a trap as their children are slaughtered.
WHAT DOES THE STATE DO? The UniParty state workers–the cops, the SWAT–they do zip for the kids being killed, but turn to tase parents wild with grief to prevent them from charging to get their babies. Evil in action.
Meanwhile, Donald Trump and Ted Cruz proposed “hardening” the schools by creating one-door schoolhouses. Just you wait for the fire, the stampede and the bodies piled high before that single point of egress.
You can’t fix stupid. How you gonna fix a teacher who runs inside the school and leaves heavy door wide open for the shooter in-chase? You can’t. How you gonna fix cops who have no urge to charge, obey evil, unintuitive orders and turn on heroic parents? You can’t fix stupid. As Ron White, that great satirist from the once-great State of Texas, teaches, “You can’t fix stupid.” “There is not a pill you can take, not a class you can go to. Stupid is forever.”
The Stupid Party says, “Just arm the teachers.” You want to train and arm teachers and faculty staff members to protect your kids? Have you seen what falls under the category “teacher”? Seen the people who zealously inculcate ungrammatical pronoun illiteracy? Who promote and make systemic anti-white racism and exotic age-inappropriate sexuality? Have you seen these mountains of flesh videoing themselves gyrating obscenely? The same “dedicated” pedagogues who took two years off for COVID?
Get kids out of US schools!
US schools, incidentally, are well capitalized. They have active-shooter training and security protocols in place. What they don’t have is decent human capital. Decades of emasculation and preferential hiring account for a low-intelligence, self-serving work force, lacking in the higher-order capacity for altruism and heroism.
What was it that Oscar Wilde said about kindness? “She thought that because he was stupid he would be kindly, when of course, kindliness requires imagination and intellect.”