The Democrats have swung dangerously to the hard left since the election of Donald Trump.
Since big media is nothing more than an extension of the Democrat Party, they’ve also gone off the deep end.
But the New York Times was forced to admit the gigantic mistake the Democrats made.
The Democrats have ridiculously painted themselves into a corner.
Their hatred of Donald Trump has forced them to take many inane positions simply to be on the opposite side of him.
The problem for Democrats gets even worse when the radical left injects their insane policy goals into the conversation and the party has no choice but to give them serious consideration.
One zany proposal that has made inroads within the Democrat Party is the call to defund the police.
The tragic death of George Floyd sparked the left into irrational hatred of police officers which culminated in calls to defund and abolish the police.
Typically, the media elite don’t care about what the average American thinks, but it’s an election year and the fringe idea to get rid of the cops isn’t playing well in many communities.
A community in Minneapolis experimented with not calling police, and the results were predictably disastrous.
The area was overrun by homeless encampments and property crimes shot up.
One woman even said she had become afraid to jog in the park.
However, that was just the tip of the iceberg.
Even the New York Times was forced to admit that the “defund the police” movement was a political loser.
In Seattle, Democrat mayor Jenny Durkan allowed authoritarian communists to take over six city blocks downtown and declare an autonomous zone. Durkan quipped that the city could be experiencing another “Summer of Love” in response.
But the people inside the autonomous zone had a far different perspective.
From the New York Times:
“Faizel Khan was being told by the news media and his own mayor that the protests in his hometown were peaceful, with ‘a block party atmosphere.’
But that was not what he saw through the windows of his Seattle coffee shop. He saw encampments overtaking the sidewalks. He saw roving bands of masked protesters smashing windows and looting.”
As this was going on, the Times and other outlets did their best to spin this as simply a street festival.
That couldn’t have been any further from the truth.
The Times continued:
“Young white men wielding guns would harangue customers as well as Mr. Khan, a gay man of Middle Eastern descent who moved here from Texas so he could more comfortably be out. To get into his coffee shop, he sometimes had to seek the permission of self-appointed armed guards to cross a border they had erected.
‘They barricaded us all in here,’ Mr. Khan said. ‘And they were sitting in lawn chairs with guns.’”
Two murders and one rape later, Mayor Jenny Durkan finally shut down the autonomous zone.
This is what happens when police withdraw from society.
Lawlessness runs amok and the power vacuum is filled by people who want to install their own police force.
The Times and the Democrats felt the sting of their dangerous rhetoric, and hopefully voters punish them at the polls in November.