commented on Fund the Police: Tell the Austin City Council we support APD
2020-06-17 19:15:53 -0500
Nearly every social media platform and 99% of news media outlets are putting you guys in an extremely negative light day after day. If the city council/mayor/governor aren’t going to support the police in any capacity, then you should stop enforcing their lockdown policies and start letting your supporters get back to work, church, sporting events, and if need be, organizing in support of political change. That’s your baseline support and they need to be able to get together to replenish badly damaged morale, and to let them physically see you guys in person and remind them why they need you face to face. They are not seeing it through their computer and television screens. COVID be dammed, because the negative consequences of locking down are now exceeding the benefits, especially with treatments and possible cures around the corner. You might take some flack for it, especially in the news, but at this point, that’s inevitable anyway. It is actually impossible to do the job that you do without the application of force, and every time you do it, it is going to be broadcast and vilified nation and world wide, and every time this happens, it is a fresh log on a blazing bonfire in the night, attracting thugs and extremists far and wide, even from out of state, in some cases. Right now, the loudest and scariest voices are the ones dominating the conversation, but the vast and currently silent majority will respect your strength for defying the tyrannical legislature we find ourselves seemingly stuck with. If you make a stand we will stand with you. It’s time to bite the bullet, draw our lines, gain herd immunity, and regain our ability to assemble. Our very lives and livelihoods may be at stake if we do not.