From a city council’s vote to abolish one of America’s largest police departments to rioters defacing a statue of President Abraham Lincoln, the response to calls for law enforcement reforms have shifted from understandable, if not justified, to (putting it nicely) bananas.
The Left’s calls are reminiscent of the disastrous Paris Commune or for those more familiar with recent history, the tumult that grew out of the Vietnam War. In both cases, the anarchists lost decisively. The French Army crushed the Commune, and Nixon won the 1968 election, followed by Republican presidential candidates winning seven of the next ten elections. Not that we expect leftists to finish their history books.
Here are some of the most ludicrous responses to calls for action. Responses that are boosting President Trump’s reelection prospects as I type this.
Prof Suspended for Not Canceling Finals for Black Students
UCLA students doxxed and called for the firing of Accounting Professor Gordon Klein for refusing to waive his class’ final exam over the death of George Floyd.
UCLA senior Preet Bains started a change.org petition shortly afterward to have Klein fired for what he called an “extremely insensitive, dismissive, and woefully racist response.” As of Tuesday afternoon, 19,925 people had signed it.
The University caved to the woke mob and suspended Klein, where he had been teaching since 1981. He is spending these days at home under police protection, having received multiple threats.
People Denouncing Their Whiteness and Washing Black People’s Feet
White police officers and community leaders washed the feet of two black church leaders (to emulate Jesus washing his disciples’ feet) at a peaceful march in suburban Raleigh, North Carolina.
It remains unclear how washing someone else’s feet will end racism.
This is real. White people bowed and washed the feet of two black pastors at a march in NC. While washing the feet they apologized on behalf of the white race.
Let me be the first to say: you don’t apologize on my behalf. I don’t owe one and don’t offer one. This is lunacy. pic.twitter.com/ASEQaRKyWN
— Matt Walsh (@MattWalshBlog) June 7, 2020
Vandalizing Abe Lincoln Statue
Rioters in London’s parliament square scampered up an iconic statue of the Great Emancipator to scribble the names of people who died in police custody. Soon, graffiti “adorned” the monument.
Lincoln’s statue vandalised even worse than Churchill’s at the #BlackLivesMatter protest in London. Lincoln, of course, is the President who freed the slaves – and got an assassin’s bullet in the back of the head for doing it. That still wasn’t enough? https://t.co/MeTSrUwN5O pic.twitter.com/r8ICm6j3pS
— Jack Montgomery (@JackBMontgomery) June 6, 2020
Besides damaging the famous likeness, the incident left observers scratching their heads. Freeing millions of slaves and preserving the Union transformed Lincoln into a secular saint after his assassination. An opinion fervently held to this day.
Cultural Appropriation Gone Wild
Some liberals ill-advisedly dressed in African garb while asking black people for forgiveness.
Liberals are now dressing as Africans and begging for forgiveness in front of migrants.
This, from Sweden, didn’t go well. pic.twitter.com/31k7z8e7uv
— Raheem Kassam (@RaheemKassam) June 8, 2020
The pandering wasn’t limited to intellectually challenged individuals. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and other elected officials recently donned traditional Kente cloths on Capitol Hill.
An African woman who took exception to the stunt went on Twitter, where her response quickly went viral.
I had to say something about the American politicians shameless and ignorantly using the Kente fabric as a prop in their virtue signaling.
*I’m usually more mild mannered than this so please forgive me, I’m upset. pic.twitter.com/aZMjgsHujS
— Obianuju Ekeocha (@obianuju) June 8, 2020
More Historically Challenged Vandals
Before damaging the Lincoln statue in the heart of London, rioters defaced a statue of British Prime Minister Winston Churchill.
The insanity of lefties defacing the #Churchill statue – none of them would be allowed to protest if it was not for his leadership in defeating fascism – hope @Blklivesmatter condemns this pic.twitter.com/86JFYnQ0pi
— Andy Wigmore (@andywigmore) June 6, 2020
Historians credit Churchill’s heroic resistance when Britain stood alone against Nazi Germany with saving Democracy in Europe. Some believe he saved Democracy altogether.
Here’s an entertaining primer for those who missed history class: