To: Governor Walz
From: Mitch Berg – Former Rock and/or Cow, current Deplorable
Last night, as yet another round of looting began over a false rumor of another police shooting, you tweeted:
You don’t “heal” from cancer while your tumors are still metastatizing.
Minneapolis’s disease is the long-standing tolerance of lawlessness toward political ends.
Every blocked freeway. Every “Anti”-fa outrage given a faint whisper of a slap on the wrist. Every child of the political class whose arson and looting and thuggery gets ignored. Every “progressive” city that declares itself above Federal immigraiton law. Every time you nudge and wink at progressive thugs – the spoiled, entitled, emotionally brittle, violence-prone, over-schooled / under-educated children of our political class (including, it might seem, the daughter of a certain sitting governor), every time you conflate “First Amendment” with “Room to Destroy”, every time you abandon parts of the city to the mob?
Every time you treat minority votes as your chattel?
Every time you and your party treat minority and immigrant neighborhoods as a place for people to take out their real or ginned-up frustrations with fire and baseball bats?
That’s the disease.
There is no healing until the disease is gone.
There will be no “healing” while cities like Minneapolis are nothing but Jimmy’s First Political Experiment Kit, for the political class to twirl the knobs and yank the levers and try to build a “progressive” utopia, rather than places where people live, work, and expect some level of fiscal and social return on the “investment” that is their taxes.
I’m not going to say “progressivism is the disease”.
But it’s the delivery system for everything Minneapolis needs to “heal” from.
That is all.