It’s a great word used by Western societies to describe something that’s perfectly fitting for a certain situation.
For example, if you love our country and all the freedoms it provides, then it would be apropos for you to fly an American flag proudly over your home.
Another example: when somebody who is a proponent of gun control gets robbed at gunpoint, it’s apropos as well.
However, what happened in Washington, DC this past weekend may be the best example of “apropos” that you’ll see this week.
In the nation’s capital, supporters of the “Defund The Police” movement held a public meeting to condemn law enforcement for not “giving them enough protection” during the recent “Stop the Steal” rally.
Now, this isn’t a piece for FreedomWire to defend the police for protecting some people and not others. If police forces were engaging in that behavior, it would simply be unacceptable. If you take an oath to serve and protect your community, you should serve and protect EVERYONE in that community.
But fortunately, that isn’t what happened in DC.
Expectations Vs. Reality
Instead, there were simply too many people and not enough law enforcement available in order to protect every single person on the streets.
But what would you expect from a city that has already defunded its police department? Cutting $15 million from the budget will force an already stretched-thin organization, to stretch itself even thinner?
If they think that the police aren’t doing enough now, just wait until the departments start feeling the effects of those budget cuts—then they’re really going to wonder why they’re feeling less safe in their crime-laden city.
I’ve asked this question a thousand times and have never received an answer: why is the Left’s solution to fixing problems always about taking things away and not about adding things?
If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a thousand times: you can’t fix something by penalizing it. Just as you can’t fix things by simply throwing money at them, you have to have a plan (and then you have to implement it) in order for there to be lasting and positive change.
You want better police?
Ok, then let’s get them MORE training instead of taking away the resources they may need to save lives.
However, this isn’t how the Left thinks.
They think that, in order to “fix” the police, we need to punish them by taking away money. Except that doesn’t really fix anything—it only hurts their ability to help people.
What Did They Think Would Happen?
So, of course people are going to laugh at a movement that wants to take these resources away but is then somehow hurt, shocked, or surprised that they don’t feel safe in their city. When a group that hates the police feels like the police didn’t do enough to protect them, the hypocrisy is just hard to ignore.
Anthony Lorenzo Green, a DC BLM activist, says of the recent rally, “As we’ve witnessed for many months now during this uprising and for years in our own communities, MPD does not, cannot, will not keep us safe.”
Of course, we can’t help but laugh. They’re getting EXACTLY what they asked for: less of a police presence.
Another BLM activist, Nee Nee Taylor, said at the same press conference, “Here at Black Lives Matter Plaza is where we uplift the defunding of the police. MPD doesn’t keep us safe,” and we can’t help but chuckle.
This is what you get when you remove resources from the organization that is put in place to keep you safe.
This is the exact consequence of their own actions.
When police disappear, crime skyrockets. Look at Minneapolis, where the city council voted to immediately defund their police. Their crime rates are soaring through the stratosphere right now (read the FreedomWire article on this HERE).
But they shouldn’t be surprised…
This is what they wanted – it’s just not what they expected.
Hopefully, it will be enough to get them to listen to common sense.
Doubtful, but you never know.
“So learn one thing, that to expect is bad and that the world is not here to fulfill your expectations.” ― Osho