The High Price of Not Standing Up to Injustice and Violence

Many questions are coming up about the police response to the school shooting in Uvalde, Texas. Gunman Salvador Ramos stormed the school, killing 19 kids and two teachers, while not being stopped for almost an hour.

The initial responding officers were shot at; other parents and cops were told to stay outside until a group of Border Tactical (BORTAC) agents got frustrated.

They went in anyway, taking down the psychopathic killer and saving the remaining kids.

The cost of not acting can be extremely high. It can mean kids never coming home, a woman getting raped, people being robbed and individuals being beaten, traumatized, and murdered.

The High Price of Inaction

The high price of inaction is evident to see every day.

We see it especially in places like the New York subway, where a recent video shows a crazed black male terrorizing passengers. He’s shouting at them, cursing, then grabs one woman by the hair and begins mumbling as he drags and pushes her around.

A man filming the incident comments on it, but nobody steps up to help, despite the attacker appearing to be unarmed. He eventually jumps and tries to smash the windows of the train before getting off at a station.

The point is the onlookers didn’t want any “trouble.” Their mentality was to freeze and shrink into their shells, hoping the bad man would leave them alone. That mentality will get you killed.

To be fair, reckless action without thinking is also a very bad idea. You need to see the situation and then decide what to do. If the man had been armed, for example, a response would have to be much swifter and more strategic.

Though in general, civilians need to get out of this passive mindset they are in. Particularly as a crime wave sweeps our cities and society, we simply can’t afford to play dumb and hide.

The predators love that.

The Brave Few

There are still brave people out there, including the BORTAC agents who stormed Robb Elementary in Uvalde, saved the kids, and took out the disgusting shooter.

Though as we see all too often, particularly in our big cities, many people have become accustomed to only doing what they’re told and hiding to try to stay safe.

Perhaps it’s the several years of lockdowns and this nanny state mentality: the idea somebody else will do it and somebody else will solve the problem. In many cases, they will not.

If you’re wondering why somebody doesn’t do something, then do something.

That’s exactly what Jean Paul Lapierre did, for example, several years ago in Chicago. He was there to run a marathon when a thug pulled out a gun on the subway.

This retired boxer was furious and grabbed the gun before pushing the man up against the door and shouting at him to stop.Ā Who knows how many lives Lapierre saved.