Re: Gutless Leaders
Posted by 3Dee on June 2, 2020, 9:59 pm, in reply to "Gutless Leaders"
How well did it work in 1968? Those cities still haven't recovered. |
You know good and well what will happen if they use that kind of force.
I don't believe it has anything to do with guts. That kind of guts is of no service to the situation and only results in needless death.
I would venture to say that since North side of St. Louis has never recovered, the entire city would be engulfed and the same blight would engulf the South Side as further racial divisions would precipitate even more white flight.
Detroit would be right around the corner.
St. Louis is slowly on the mend, has some things going for it. But it's a fragile balance.
All of these hard nose approaches simply don't work. The death penalty doesn't stop murders. Riot police cracking skulls doesn't stop rioting...or else it sends people back home with simmering tensions with deadly skirmishes that have no end in sight.
All of this has been tried...
What we need are leaders who would support those on the front lines of this issue at the local level. We need leaders that stay off their Tweetbox -- and stop using language that triggers such as THUGS.
Having guts to speak the truth.....having guts to listen to a truth that's inconvenient while remaining respectful. Having guts to meet people one on one and do the hard work of bridging age old divides.....now that takes guts.
Joe Biden is YOUR President!