(Originally posted on the Facebook- Jack)
After the last few days I’ve decided “ally” is a term mostly used by vapid people who want to sound virtuous, but not actually do anything beyond posture on the internet.
I bet every police chief with bad policies calls himself an ally.
Every mayor who’s town is on fire labels himself an ally.
Every politician you have re-elected for decades promising to fix things but never does, surely a self-described ally.
The morons who come to your neighborhood to spray graffiti and throw bricks, but not in their neighborhood? Total ally.
The guy who is cheering on arsonists, who then calls the cops on the “animals” because they got too close to his gated community. Fantastic ally there.
The people who are happy that businesses are being destroyed, never to return or who will rebuild elsewhere so those neighborhoods can be economically devastated for generations? Great allies. But don’t worry. Their towns are safe and have plenty of jobs.
The people blocking roads so the fire department can’t get through? Allies. Don’t worry though. Their houses are safe. It isn’t their kids trapped in the fire.
I’m sure the ally who won’t hesitate to sic the cops on a dude for her not having her dog leashed changed her profile picture to a black square today.
The companies that sent out In These Troubling Times ads during the pandemic totally support you today. Buy more shoes. Next week they’ll change all their logos to rainbows. This isn’t cynical at all I’m sure.
Allies are quick to explain that the real bad guys are the people who protested last week, even though you are both protesting the same control freak government. Because a government that will tell you where you can shop, which stores can be open, and that you can’t go to church or swim, totally isn’t the kind of government that will kneel on your neck.
And since the government has mistreated you, the only possible solution is to make the government even bigger, more unaccountable, and more powerful. That never backfires.
Everyone is expendable to the allies. Business burn, people die, neighborhoods are ruined, cops become even more militarized, rights are trampled, but the allies are fine. The politicians get re-elected and the rest of them get to feel self-righteous on the internet. Pat them on the back, because they are so stunning and brave.
It’s a great deal for the allies though. They don’t have to ever actually do anything but be smug. They speak for you, know what’s best for you, start shit, and when the shooting starts they go back to their white liberal suburbs and nice universities. Come November, they expect to have your vote as usual.
With friends like that, who needs enemies?
Edit to add: I posted this thing on facebook the day before I wrote the post about the left calling gun owners chicken because we didn’t want to go shoot the National Guard on behalf of Antifa. That post went nuts. 6000 shares, 3000 comments. I had to block like 70 something people.
Here is where it gets interesting though, and relates to this post about allies. I had actual BLM people posting there, saying no, this guy is right. Leave your guns home. We want peaceful protests. Stop burning shit. You’re making us look awful.
But all the people screaming for blood? The people declaring riots good and cheering on the arson, declaring we were cowards for not rushing to the cities to shoot government employees to fight this super obvious tyranny?
Those people, across the board, almost all white liberal “allies”.
Seriously, you have to click on somebody’s profile to block them. Some people have fake avatars of course (one was a noble manatee, which is a filthy lie) but those with pictures? Mostly fat old white guys with socialist shit all over their page. Or young soy boy looking fuckers with punchable faces and Antifa memes. Or women with rainbow hair and feminist rants. Or vapid college chicks who think this is all some Rage Against the Machine song.
And I’m talking overwhelmingly white. Like bad stereotypes of a Portland do-gooder white. There were a couple Latinos, and I think one super angry black dude I blocked, but that was is. How much you want to bet the vast majority of these assholes advocating carnage don’t live in the neighborhoods that are getting destroyed?
They’re opportunistic fucking scum, getting off on the suffering of others. This is just a little excitement for their dull, coddled lives. They love upheaval and violence, as long as they’re not the ones bleeding.