Here I am again. I believe I lost a couple of you, and I would have to surmise that you were either:
- violently anti-Trump, or
- vehemently pro-Hillary
Speaking of that ill-advised decision - I've made this point before, but I think it bears repeating:
You like in a multiple dwelling. It doesn't have to be an apartment building, but someplace where your doors are adjacent to each other. You work in the morning, and you come home, take care of things and retire for the next day of work.
Your neighbor parties all day and all night. You've never seen them leave to go to work; of course, it's none of your business.
One morning, you happen to wake up early, and, being so close to the time you need to arise, you just start getting ready early. You leave a bit earlier than you usually do, and when you step out of your door, you see the weirdest thing.
There is a huge stack of bills in front of your neighbor's door.
Well, it doesn't belong to you, so you leave...but the thought nags at you all day.
You arrive at home, and you try to put the thought out of your mind. You can't - the thought eats at you all night, and once again, you wake up early.
This time, the first thing you do is to check for the aforementioned money.
Just like before, there is a stack of money in front of your neighbor's door.
This time, you grab about a third of the stack, and then you return to your apartment, and get ready for work.
Of course, now you're dreading the inevitable phone call.
It never comes.
The whole way home, you're imagining the note that you know will be left upon your door.
You arrive home...and there is no note.
You open your door...no envelope. No voicemail. Nothing.
You breathe a sigh of relief.
You eventually go to sleep...and now you wake up early with a purpose.
This time, you go to the neighbor's door, and you take half of the money.
The next day, you do it again.
The following day...and so on, and so on...
The neighbor never says a bad word to you; never shoots you accusing looks; it seems that they are totally oblivious as to your theft.
If you can steal this money, without repercussion...why would you STOP?!?
When you allow criminals to escape punishment, you embolden them to commit further crimes.
If you want to see a non-violent example of this, this weekend, watch Inside Job, Margin Call and The Big Short. It seems the only people to ever be indicted were:
Ivan Boesky (who parked money with his ex-wife; once he finished his sentence, he sued her for the funds, citing, "he can't live as a poor man". He got those funds, IIRC);
Martha Stewart (and that was a SCAM from beginning to end)
The murder of JFK and the inaction that followed set the stage for the murders of RFK (which had been captured on film by Jamie Scott Enyart, performed by Thane Eugene Caesar), MLK (the shirt Jesse Jackson had on was dabbled in chicken blood!) and Malcolm X, among others.