Democrat politicians expect you to hand over your brain when thinking about recent lootings, the killing of an unarmed black by a white cop and how to manage Covid-19. Do you live in a town or city run by Democrats? Watch out! Think for your self!
What can you do about Covid-19, looting in the streets and Democrat policy failures? For sure, vote in November. In the meanwhile, use your brain to make decisions and do so with courage and a heart that is caring.
Courage. A heart. A brain. That’s what the lion, the tin man and the scarecrow wanted. And those are precisely what Democrat Party policies lacks.
New York is a Democrat stronghold. New York been a hot spot during the Covid-19 epidemic with a higher death rate than the rest of the U.S. The actual disparity is absolutely shocking. As a proportion of the population, the number of excess deaths in New York City during the epidemic has been 16 times as high as in the rest of America.(Wall Street Journal, The Measure of New York’s Covid Devastation, June 3, 2020).
Many east coast and west coast cities and states are controlled by the Democrat parties. Thanks to Democrat progressive policies, San Francisco on the west coast is known as the city of feces and homeless. That’s Nancy Pelosi’s home town.
Democrat controlled New York City is now known as the place where the most die from Covid-19. That’s where 4,300 Covid-19 patients were transfered from New York hospitals to nursing homes. This exposed the oldest, frailest and most vulnerable to the virus. (WSJ, The Measure of New York’s Covid Devastation, June 3, 2020).
The Democrat politicians that run cities have bought into the belief that the police are a bigger problem than rampant disorder. Where did that belief come from? Remember President Obama and his policies towards the police. Eight years of Obama and his AG Eric Holder have had a huge impact.
In response to the recent killing of a black unarmed man by a white policeman Eric Holder was asked to day 6/3/2020 in a podcast on Obama’s website, ‘what is your most radical dream?‘ Holder replied,‘that people be judged by their deeds and not sterotype people.”
Deeds — let’s judge people based on their deeds says AG Eric Holder. Blacks make up 13% of the USA population and in 2018 African-Americans and made up 53% of known homocide offenders in the U.S.. African-Americans commit about 60% of all robberies.
What about who is killed by the police? In 2019, the police fatally shot 9 unarmed blacks and 19 unarmed whites according to a Washington Post database, down from 38 and 32, respectively in 2015.
So, last year in 2019 twice as many unarmed whites were killed compared to unarmed blacks. There’s been no outrage or looting because unarmed white men died.
In 2018 there were 7,404 black homocide victims. That’s alot of blacks dying and most of them are killed by another black person That is the sad, rarely discussed story than Democrat politicians do not address.
What about the safety of police officers? A police officer is 18 times more likely to be killed by a black male than an unarmed black male is to be killed by a police officer. The above statistics are from The Myth of Systemic Police Racism, WSJ, June 8, 2020.
California and New York are both run by Democrats. Both states have been slow to re-open from the Covid-19 pandemic. In Santa Cruz, CA people are still kept off the beaches during th 11-5 hours and people are still “sheltering in place” wearing masks.
What to do? Use your brain, have a heart and show courage.
written by Cameron Jackson PSY14762 licensed CA psychologist