Why do progressives make heroes out of criminals, and call the police villains?

How do Democrats respond to riots, vandalism and arson?
How do Democrats respond to riots, vandalism and arson?

OK so in this post, I’ll summarize the facts concerning the latest shooting of an “unarmed black man” by the police in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Then I have a lecture given by David Sayet at the Heritage Foundation to explain why secular leftists and Never-Trumpers are so anxious to side with convicted criminals against the police, and the law-abiding people the police protect.

This is from Julie Kelly over at American Greatness:

According to news reports, Kenosha police were responding to a 911 call related to an existing warrant on Jacob Blake for felony sexual assault, trespassing, and domestic abuse before Blake was shot on August 23.

[…]Blake allegedly broke into the bedroom of the victim, an ex-girlfriend, in the early morning of May 3 and sexually assaulted her while one of her children slept beside her. The victim told police that Blake attacks her “around twice a year when he drinks heavily,” the New York Post reported August 28. A 911 call from that same residence triggered Blake’s encounter with police, which sparked looting and rioting in Kenosha, a city located on the border of Illinois and Wisconsin, that spread to other cities across the county.

Police also confirmed that Blake had a knife in his possession; video taken during the incident supports that claim. Blake resisted arrest and ignored officers’ commands before he was shot in the back. He remains in stable condition at a Milwaukee hospital.

Some reactions of prominent Democrats:

Political leaders, celebrities, and athletes have rallied to Blake’s defense. In a video message taped at his home, Joe Biden said Blake’s shooting was another example of “systemic racism” and fretted about what Blake’s children watched unfold.

[…]Biden’s running mate spoke with Blake’s family this week. Sen. Kamala Harris said she did not think the shooting was justified.

[…]LeBron James is outraged at the Blake incident; he has referred to the serial sexual abuser as a “gentleman” and encouraged his fellow NBA players to boycott the playoffs in Blake’s honor.

[…]NFL quarterback Drew Brees taped Blake’s name on his helmet.

Blake’s father and other family members spoke at Friday’s March on Washington in honor of the 57th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr’s “I Have a Dream” speech.

Hope you’re not watching sports any more. At least don’t pay anything for it. These are not good people.

Anyway, it seems like the expectation on police is that they allow criminals to commit crimes against blacks, just in the case that the criminals are also black themselves. Because apparently black lives don’t matter if the criminal threatening those lives is also black. Only the lives of black criminals matter. We can’t ask people of every race to behave morally. That’s racist. We have to allow some criminals of certain races to break the law and not be punished.

Anyway, I thing it’s a good time to re-post this old lecture featuring Jewish comedian Evan Sayet, who walked away from the left. He has an inside view of what is going on in the heads of the Democrats who march on behalf of criminals like George Floyd, Jacob Blake, etc.

Video:

The part I want you to see (full transcript):

The Modern Liberal will invariably side with evil over good, wrong over right, and the behaviors that lead to failure over those that lead to success.

[…]What I discovered is that the Modern Liberal looks back on 50,000 years, 100,000 years of human civilization, and knows only one thing for sure: that none of the ideas that mankind has come up with–none of the religions, none of the philos­ophies, none of the ideologies, none of the forms of government–have succeeded in creating a world devoid of war, poverty, crime, and injustice. So they’re convinced that since all of these ideas of man have proved to be wrong, the real cause of war, pov­erty, crime, and injustice must be found–can only be found–in the attempt to be right.

If nobody ever thought they were right, what would we disagree about? If we didn’t disagree, surely we wouldn’t fight. If we didn’t fight, of course we wouldn’t go to war. Without war, there would be no poverty; without poverty, there would be no crime; without crime, there would be no injustice. It’s a utopian vision, and all that’s required to usher in this utopia is the rejection of all fact, reason, evi­dence, logic, truth, morality, and decency–all the tools that you and I use in our attempts to be better people, to make the world more right by trying to be right, by siding with right, by recognizing what is right and moving toward it.

[…]What you have is people who think that the best way to eliminate rational thought, the best way to eliminate the attempt to be right, is to work always to prove that right isn’t right and to prove that wrong isn’t wrong.

[…]What happens is, they are indoctrinated into what I call a “cult of indiscriminateness.” The way the elite does this is by teaching our children, start­ing with the very young, that rational and moral thought is an act of bigotry… the only way to eliminate bigot­ry is to eliminate rational thought.

There’s a brilliant book out there called The Clos­ing of the American Mind by Professor Allan Bloom. Professor Bloom was trying to figure out in the 1980s why his students were suddenly so stupid, and what he came to was the realization, the recog­nition, that they’d been raised to believe that indis­criminateness is a moral imperative because its opposite is the evil of having discriminated.

[…]Since nothing can deemed good, nothing can be deemed evil. That which society does recognize as good must be the beneficiary of some sort of prejudice. That which society recognizes as evil must be the victim of that prejudice. So, again, the mindless foot soldier will invariably side with whatever policy, mindlessly accept whatever policy seeks to tear down what is good… and elevate what is evil until everything meets in the middle and there is nothing left to fight about.

There’s a 10-year-anniversary redo of it here:

The first lecture was the most popular lecture ever given at Heritage Foundation, my favorite think tank. And it changed my life. The second lecture was even meaner, and had some up to date material.

12 thoughts on “Why do progressives make heroes out of criminals, and call the police villains?”

    1. It’s just single mothers by choice, public school teachers, Hollywood dropouts, illiterate athletes, professors of women’s studies, etc. These are not people who can function in the world of grown-ups. They are trying to resolve their guilt by abolishing the moral law. If you still believe in the moral law, then they want you to be intimidated by their violence. That’s it.

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  1. Eastern religious ideas of dark and light having to balance out are also held by many on the left. So demons aren’t really bad they just balance out the light.

    They also ignore that easten thought placed limits on the advance of science because eventually their over thought about elders that passed, belief in an eternal world that continues to have cycles made it so many fields of science were just ignored.

    It was a Christian foundation of reality and being able to explore and study the rational universe that lead to science moving ahead.

    As you said they push these ideas onto their views to make it so antifa isn’t bad as long as they further their agenda.

    But the far left also sees everyone as disposable so when they are done with people they are in trouble and will go from friends of the left to their enemies.

    Even when they protest near the homes of far left leaders they find out they don’t have that kind of right.

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  2. Infinite skepticism is the source of the modern liberal. G.K. Chesterton put his finger on it in his own times. C.S. Lewis also recognized it as well.

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  3. In my 20s and 30s, I was a liberal agnostic. I had been influenced by the breakdown of social mores that occurred in the late 1960s-1970s. In the 1990s, after I became a Christian, I was involved in my sons’ schools, so I followed what was happening in education. I was listening to Focus on the Family’s radio programmes, bought their magazines, including Citizen Link, and bought several books that dealt with current issues, such as Chuck Colson’s social commentary articles in book form, Josh McDowell’s books, George Grant’s The Family Under Siege (1994).
    After Madalyn Murray O’Hair & co. got prayer and religion (primarily Christianity) banned from schools, “values clarification” was introduced, which was essentially politically correct moral relativism. That is what teachers were trained in.
    In my country, and I reckon in other Western countries, many academics in our universities, especially in the political and social sciences, were and are socialists or Communists (we were lectured by some in the Sociology course I had to do). They influenced graduates who took their ideas into their professions, including education (a post-graduate qualification required for teaching in high schools) and journalism. I remember Communist students at university in the early 1970s. Our news media have tended to be liberal – they have influenced public opinion considerably down through the decades.
    When the government in my country introduced Outcomes Based Education in the mid-1990s, I went through the entire curriculum and submitted detailed comment (which was probably ignored!). Moral relativism and political correctness were woven through the entire curriculum, but especially the “Life Orientation” syllabus. This was social engineering that taught that there are no moral absolutes. Therefore children who came from homes where these were not taught or modelled, grew up with what has since become a progressive liberal/ cultural marxist/ SJW mindset.
    Marxism relies on victimology to stir up discontent and rebellion against the perceived “oppressor”. (The French Revolution was a fore-runner). Marx wanted to destroy religion and morality. In an indirect way, despite the Cold War and the attempt to protect the US from Communism, Marx’s ideology has won through, influencing much of the younger generation. I suspect it began to take hold in the 1960s, with the Hippies, protests against the Vietnam War, Apartheid, etc. Until then, Communist ideology and socialism wasn’t really mainstream.

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