Perhaps it is time for some upstanding citizens to start defending those monuments the Mob hates so much, and that the police are choosing not to defend.
Since the police are standing by while Mobs of Black Lives Matter (or those claiming to be) are tearing down monuments. Perhaps we should stand between them and the Mob. A line of people, perhaps carrying signs (conveniently) stapled to a Louisville Slugger shaped handle. Of course, things could get somewhat …Kinetic…in the ensuing argument, but that might not be a bad thing, as long as no one died or was too seriously injured. Not advocating violence here, but a line of people standing around these monuments, simply saying”no” and refusing to let them pass with their ropes and sledgehammers and crowbars might be a good thing.
If some folks then got bruises, it might make the others think.
We have what we have in this country because we protect it. We pay our police offers (via taxes) to do that protecting…normally. If, however, the police choose to stand by and allow a Mob to wantonly destroy our public treasures, then perhaps we, as a population need to step up.
I’d much rather the police do so, mind you. They are trained and have the tools to (more or less) properly restrain the miscreants. We don’t. But needs be when the police are absent or fail to act.
Yes, this also makes Us a Mob. But a mob bent on protecting rather than destroying.
The real reason these people do what they do is because they are no stopped nor disciplined for doing. Like a child or a puppy that is never disciplined, they never learn right from wrong.
A bit of Hickory Shampoo might teach them, if the police choose not to stop them.
Again, not advocating that we hunt them down or anything, simply that we stand in their way as they try to do illegal acts.
What happens then is up to the Mob themselves.