Comeuppance for BLM Corporate Sycophants; Trump-Deranged DC Gulag Commandant; Minneapolis Ghetto Lottery; Etc.—Five Updates On Lawless America, by John Derbyshire

There’s nothing wrong with extracting joy from a situation in which people espousing policies you don’t like end up getting bitten on the ass by them. From John Derbyshire at

I’ve been banging on recently about how we have become a lawless society. Here are some random updates on that.

  • When I got my Suffolk County NY pistol permit back in 2000 there was a three-month wait between applying and getting the permit. I just learned this week that the current wait time is a year and a half.

How did wait time for approval of a pistol permit go from three months to six times as long? I asked the police spokeslady. She replied: “We’re hopelessly backed up. Everyone wants a pistol permit nowadays.”

I think that’s what financial analysts call “a leading indicator.”

  • There’s a meme going round—I think it’s a meme—from which I am deriving much quiet pleasure: Black Lives Matter corporate sycophants getting their comeuppance.

Pedro Gonzalez of Chronicles Magazine offered it on Twitter the other day.

Pedro started from a letter dated December 9th to the leaders of the Senate and the House of Representatives in D.C.: Schumer, McConnell, Pelosi, and McCarthy.

The letter is signed by 21 members of the Retail Industry Leaders Association, representing big chain retailers like Best Buy, Foot Locker, Nordstrom, Target, CVS, Walgreens, and so on. These retailers beg the congressfolk to do something or other about the current outbreak of flagrant looting that is mostly going unpunished.

Above the link to that letter Pedro tweets the following, tweet:

Virtually every CEO here supported Black Lives Matter amid last year’s riots while people got killed and small businesses got ruined.

A June 2020 sample from one recent looting victim:

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