Lawlessness Leads to Tyranny


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Lawlessness Leads to Tyranny
By Todd Strandberg

If I were to describe the level of lawlessness that we are now seeing in America to a year 2000 audience, they would likely think that was crazy. We don’t just have high crime in our major cities; we are losing the ability to have a functioning society.

In my youth, drugs, gangs, and robbery were the top concerns. Some people didn’t need to worry that much about crime because most of that stuff took place in the bad part of town. Today shoplifting is at such an epidemic level, we may soon see retailers and drug stores become as rare as record and book stores.

I’ve written before about stores closing because thieves are legally allowed to just walk in, fill their bags up with goods, and walk out the front door. On average, thieves are stealing more than 100 million dollars worth of merchandise from our retailers every single day. Since most retailers only make a profit at around 2-3%, they can’t stay in business with this level of theft.

This crisis wasn’t the result of a bad economy. Liberal city leaders rolled back laws that punished shoplifters. In many cities, as long as you only steal a certain dollar amount, you will not be charged with a felony. The few people who are arrested are normally released after being booked, and they never see a day before a judge.

Gangs of professional looters will sweep in on a target and snatch items that can be easily sold on the street. It’s not just the high-end designer clothing that is being targeted. In Connecticut, a group of thieves stole vast quantities of laundry detergent from a store.

The store workers just stood around and watched the crime take place. In a video that someone posted to Twitter, you can hear an employee warning another not to intervene because he will get fired. If the store goes out of business, he’ll still get fired. There was a time when a person would be made employee of the month for stopping the most amount of theft.

I found one news item that said Target had to close several of its bathrooms because people were taking merchandise into the bathroom, taking the item out of its container, and flushing the cardboard or plastic down the toilet. It’s a huge expense to clean out the plumbing. To combat the problem, Target installed mobile baths outside their stores and said they were remodeling the ones inside the store.

If you thought that leaders in these liberal cities would be embarrassed by the looting they’ve triggered, you would be wrong. The people of San Francisco don’t understand the pitfalls of changing the rules that allow people to steal $950 worth of goods at any one time.

The drugstore chain Walgreens recently said it would be closing an additional five stores in the city, bringing the number of shuttered locations to 22 in the past five years, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. The company has cited “organized retail crime” for the closings. Instead of crying for a crackdown on crime, the news has been met with intense skepticism.

The Chronicle published a story that, citing data from the city’s Police Department, pointed out how one store set to close “had only seven reported shoplifting incidents this year and a total of 23 since 2018.” While it is important to note that not all incidents are reported to police, the five stores being shut down “had fewer than two recorded shoplifting incidents a month on average since 2018.”

San Francisco’s own leaders have openly questioned the company’s claims. “They are saying [retail theft is] the primary reason, but I also think when a place is not generating revenue, and when they’re saturated — S.F. has a lot of Walgreens locations all over the city — so I do think that there are other factors that come into play,” Mayor London Breed said last week.

Walgreens obviously has a financial reason for closing those 22 stores. If it were me, I would close all my stores in San Francisco just because I would not want to support the most leftist city in America. Walgreens is a corporation that has a financial responsibility to make money for its shareholders. If it’s in a location that is losing money, it needs to stop the bleeding.

In addition to retail theft, there has been an alarming rise in the number of “follow-home robberies.” Apparently, criminals are specifically targeting highly vulnerable people. Once a sufficient target has been identified, the crooks follow the target all the way home before robbing the individual.

In some cases, professional criminals are not just satisfied with robbing people. In Las Vegas, an 82-year-old woman was buried in her backyard, and then the criminals took over her home and her finances.

“After finding her, the decision was made between several people that they were going to dismember her body and bury her,” Metro homicide Lt. Ray Spencer told KLAS-TV. “And then basically drain her finances and sell off her belongings, fraudulently.”

Lucille Payne’s neighbors said that her house appeared empty for years, but the police did not become suspicious of her home until they received a tip this April.

Finding Payne’s body did not take long as “she was not buried very deeply,” Spencer told the news station. “An officer started to move the dirt and found her arm inside a very shallow grave in the backyard,” he said.

In Seattle, the downtown area has become so dangerous that city employees are now being escorted by security guards once they leave work.

King County’s new ‘walking bus’ will debut on November 15, and see council workers based in Downtown Seattle and nearby Pioneer Square escorted to a nearby train station and ferry terminal each evening before being left to continue their commute home.

As our nation reaches the point where it becomes dysfunctional, people will reach the point where they support a vital backlash against crime. Shoplifters may be executed on the spot. When drug crime got bad in the Philippines, the people voted in a president that gave the police freedom to kill drug traffickers on the spot.

The world will soon surrender to a man that will save international problems. Of course, he will be the antichrist, the man who will plunge the planet into World War III. The lawlessness we now see is a clear indicator that the rapture is very near.

“But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be” (Mat. 24:37).

– Todd


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This article is spot on. Throughout history, the one thing people cannot tolerate is anarchy (lawlessness); it always leads to totalitarianism. I believe this is why the Bible refers several times to the lawlessness that will prevail in the end times- it will help usher in the reign of the Antichrist. People will be so desperate for 'peace and safety' that they will willingly accept an phony messiah who promises to deliver better times.

I was just reading about an attack on a Nordstroms store in California. A group of at least 80 thieves drove up in numerous vehicles and blocked traffic. They then rushed into the store and starting stealing everything they could get their hands on. Several employees were injured in the episode, though thankfully, none were severely hurt. The looters then rushed backed to their cars with their merchandise and sped away. Two were arrested, and now the police are studying security tapes trying to identify others. This seems to be a new way of looting and plundering- the pirates of old would have been impressed! what is really sad is that the laws of California are being weakened to the point that crooks can get away with almost anything. Life and property rights don't seem to mean much anymore. As this kind of lawlessness spreads throughout our country and world, it is easy to see how people will eventually become so frightened and hassled, they will turn to anyone who promises relief. We all know how that will turn out.


I Shall Not Be Moved
It hurts the honest consumer. I am sure folks in SF depend on neighborhood drug stores, same as most people in the nation. We have a mail in pharmacy but still pick up some items locally.

It is a shame and disgrace to let crime run rampant. Those dang elected officials need to have their offices moved to the worst part of town and see how they like dealing with the crime that they are allowing and encouraging.

I will be so happy to see the rule of Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ in His MK.

Rocky R.

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Lawlessness leads to tyranny is right! John Adams said, "Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other." That's because once the people become immoral and irreligious, then it finds itself more in need of masters. I've heard that a communist student from China said that the way a democracy works is because people in a democracy obligate themselves to obey the law because they believe they are accountable to God for doing so. Therefore, it can be assumed that once people stop believing in God, they stop believing in a Judge who will hold them accountable for how they live.


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It hurts the honest consumer. I am sure folks in SF depend on neighborhood drug stores, same as most people in the nation. We have a mail in pharmacy but still pick up some items locally.

It is a shame and disgrace to let crime run rampant. Those dang elected officials need to have their offices moved to the worst part of town and see how they like dealing with the crime that they are allowing and encouraging.

I will be so happy to see the rule of Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ in His MK.
My heart hurt when I read about the looting of Nordstrom's in the stonestown galleria in San Francisco. San Francisco is my hometown. I went to school there, I worked there and I thought San Francisco was one of the most beautiful cities in the world. That particular Nordstrom's was less than 2 miles from the home where I grew up. It was across the highway from the high school where I went, Mercy high School. So I saw this looting and took it personally. This used to be my home City. Not only the looting but the homelessness is completely destroyed what was once a beautiful city. When I visited my parents when they were alive I remember going to that Nordstrom's to do shopping. In my wildest dreams I can't imagine that many thugs rushing into a store and getting away with all of that merchandise without getting caught or arrested. Maybe with the few thugs that were caught from another heist the police will find out who is organizing this terror.

There was an area where I lived called the West Portal district. It comprised three to four blocks of little shops, drugstores, grocery stores Banks and doctors. The streetcar line would go along the street before it went into the tunnel to get downtown. The place was always busy with people. People would get off the streetcar and do some shopping and hop on another one to get home. There was at one time even a Baskin-Robbins 31 flavors ice cream store and a Woolworths five and dime store. Several of those stores are gone and it was sad. But what I'm really thinking about is if there was a huge looting frenzy in this particular part of the world where I grew up it would be devastating to the mom and pop stores. It's so senseless and I don't know if this madness is going to get worse or will it get better.

I live in Ocala Florida now and I haven't seen the presence of any of this crime in my area, so far. I figure once all those thugs empty all of the stores in the blue States, they may invade the red States. God help us. Better still, Jesus come quickly. I'm tired of reading all of the bad news, wearing a mask, wondering if my covid shots will keep me safe. There's always something that Satan is trying to stir up. All I can say is news at 6:00. We'll find out then what's new in the news.

Reason & Hope

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In the newspaper article, the police department spokesman claims that the stores aren't closing because of theft because they report only a few thefts a year. But we're not talking about a $20 item one day and a $15 item two months later. This is teams of a dozen or more thieves storming in and taking armsfuls of the most expensive items all at one go, adding up to thousands of dollars. What store can withstand that sort of theft on a regular basis?

The politicians pretend this is about poor Jean Valjean stealing a loaf of bread to feed his family. Well, no loaf of bread is worth $900!

In fact, this is just part of the destabilization of society pushed by Soros and Marxists. First, you get prosecutors elected who are soft on crime (unless the perpetrator might be a non-leftist like Kyle Rittenhouse). Then you have city councils who defund the police, and judges who will grant bail of only $1,000 to a career criminal who just tried to run over his girlfriend. The city leadership all turn a blind eye to rioting, arson, looting, and assault when done by Antifa etc, leaving regular people fearful and often jobless.

The people perpetrating this don't want people to turn to a right-wing leader. What they want to do is stoke racial, ethnic, sexual and other social tensions so much that mass violence erupts and then they can have their revolution. The worse things are, the more people will accept Build Back Better; anything just to have a semi-normal life again.