Editor’s note: This popular post was first published on January 7 here.
Leftism is a cancer eating away at foundations of our society. It is in fact the goal of the Left to destroy those foundations so that our society can be replaced with the Marxist “Utopia” they believe in, a Hell on Earth of mass murder and rape camps in which they have the power over others they crave. At its core leftism is about inflicting pain and suffering on others and nowhere is that more obvious than in how the Left views and treats criminality.
Still enamored with the Soviet Union’s medicalization of crime, the Left has long pushed theories which explain deviant antisocial behavior as mental illness that can be treated. This view of rape and murder takes responsibility for the crime away from the criminal and puts it in the hands of the rest of us, who are made responsible for “healing” this “sick” individual. But this view, injurious as it is, is mild compared to the more common view of criminality that flies around these days which states that crime is caused by “oppression.”
For the Left, pushing class warfare is the goal of any theory they espouse, from global warming to financial reform. In the field of criminology the Left finds the root cause of crime in “inequality” and the evils of capitalism. People steal, they say, because capitalism denies them equal access to wealth. Rape is caused by America’s supposed sexism and racism is at the heart of inner city crimes. All crime is created by some “ism” which is perpetuated by you and me, who are the “real” criminals.
And while we’re up to our knees in the filth they vomit from their Ivory Towers, our crippled criminal justice system struggles to deal with law and order while hampered by a society that thinks it can rehabilitate thugs and murderers.
The murder of 12-year-old Jonathan Foster was the last act in a family tragedy that we witness everyday. The boy bounced from foster home to foster home until he landed with his uncle at age six. There at least he was happy and well cared for, but at age 11 Jonathan’s maternal grandmother requested he come live with her. That way he could be closer to his mother.