Casual Crime

Crimeby Anniel11/8/16
When I was very young there were some things I never expected I would ever see. I had read a few crime novels, hey, I had even read about the rape of Nanking, but I thought that I, personally, would never meet a violent criminal, least of all a murderer. They simply did not exist in the world where I lived.

Some 70 or so years later, I realize how naive that thinking was. Bear is much more pragmatic about such things, but we have been discussing how shocking the casual nature of violent crime has become. All kinds of crime, from cop killing to random murder and terrorism. As someone in the EU said, “It’s the world’s new reality, get used to it.”

Even the victims are treated very casually, tossed aside by the MSM and the justice system like so many pieces of garbage, especially if the perpetrator is an illegal alien living in a so-called “Sanctuary City.”

Our discussion turned to the people we personally know who have been involved with violent crimes. We counted six victim families we have known, some very well. We have also known three perpetrators of such senseless violence.

There are some things I can tell you about the families left behind when a violent crime occurs. They never really recover. I only discovered one good friend’s grief when I found her weeping on the 30th Anniversary of the rape and murder of her sister.

Then I remember a young mother I knew and often tended her baby. Her family moved to another state where a teenage neighbor boy assaulted and murdered that child when she was but 3-years-old. The boy’s family knew he was a pedophile, but moved from their old home to protect their own child from a juvenile record.

Even realizing how intimate we have been with the sad victims of crime and actually knowing one, at least, who was criminally insane, Bear and I are agreed that over the years, and especially since our culture has strayed from God and Biblical principles, the nature of crime can only be termed as casual, almost as though people have determined they have a right to violence and murder. And they can always blame their crimes on someone else, or on drugs, or on an “unfair” society in general. In their own eyes, they are the “real” victims.

A few days ago a criminal illegal alien in Denver was reportedly traveling 134 mph in a 35 mph zone when his car crashed and caused a four car pile-up that killed one woman. He walked away and was found naked and dancing in a pond. We can assume drugs were involved, but he confessed and said he “was just being stupid.” He didn’t seem to care what he had done. Maybe “being stupid” is the new get out of jail free card.

There seems to be no sense of shame left for the casual criminals amongst us, and society, particularly the schools and courts, do nothing to develop any character or teach truth, or punish the guilty, while parents shield their darlings, fearing their loss of “self esteem.”

Politicians and judges (is there a difference?), from the top down, are the biggest group of cheerleaders and enablers for these criminals. Such politicians and judges are the worst criminals of all. Some of the casual. criminals get invited to the White House to meet the President, and some are invited as props for State of the Union addresses.

Our society is more horrified by the politically incorrect than by capital crimes. And the politicos want to repeal our Constitutional right to keep and bear arms. Defending ourselves seems to be less important than making sure the criminals are never punished.

How long can our country be held hostage to such sickeningly casual criminals and violence? How do we, you and I, fight them? I surely do not have any answers to those questions. As long as society continues to tolerate high crimes and misdemeanors amongst those at the top, what hope do the rest of us lowly beings have?

Sorry, but I’m afraid things will only get worse. Please tell me where I’m wrong. • (805 views)

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7 Responses to Casual Crime

  1. Steve Lancaster says:

    The equalizer for a senior, woman, handicapped or under size person is a weapon and the skill to use it. I also suggest some martial arts instruction Krav Maga would be my preference.

    Most important is to live defensively, just like defensive driving once you leave your home take a moment to gear up your senses, look around, and be alert. In the Marines we call this keeping your head on a swivel. Be aware that one place you are most vulnerable is getting into an out of your automobile. However, it is important that you examine where you are going and what you would do if violence comes your way; just like you were driving and a car suddenly crossed into your lane. Think about the threat and even if you never practice what you would do to gain muscle memory awareness is a major step to safety.

    Yes, in many ways the world we live in is more violent that it seemed when we were growing up. I was a teenager in a small town in Arkansas where the last murder was in the 30s. Today in that same town we have about one murder per month.

    • Anniel says:

      Thanks Steve for the thoughts on situational awareness. The sucker punches that are being used against mostly white persons today are another symptom of the casual violence in cities. Just walking peacefully in some areas can be a life threatening experience. Anchorage is still safe, mostly, but there have been home invasions and lots of robberies, too. Drugs exacerbate the problems and seem to be used to claim a legal defense that should not be allowed.

      • Timothy Lane says:

        A lot of this stems from hatreds resulting from identity politics and senses of victimhood and grievance. This is carefully taught (as they sing in South Pacific by activists and the synoptic media, who thus serve as accomplices before the fact to these crimes.

  2. Rosalys says:

    “Bear and I are agreed that over the years, and especially since our culture has strayed from God and Biblical principles…”

    That’s it, Annie.

    And while we are on the subject of evil… On your recommendation (and thank you for that) I read both I Speak for the Silent Prisoners and Escape from the Soviets. I had some knowledge of the horrors of Stalinist Russia, but the depth of the depravity, greed, and cruelty was beyond what I had thought. But you know what really struck me? It was the incredible stupidity.

    • Anniel says:


      I’m glad you finished both books. I think Mr. Tchernavin is such a heroic man and his wife’s account of their flight is an incredible adventure story, made even worse by her poor health.

      Yes, the stupidity in the USSR was, and probably still is, profound.

      The profanity used so liberally to create such dehumanism and pain was an eyeopener, too. And our citizens flirt with socialism and communism without ever understanding their peril. We’re in a precarious time.


    I wish I could tell you that you were wrong, Annie, but you’re right: things are very likely to get worse as the assaults on our culture, which is to say our traditional values, continue. The black subculture of our inner cities is riddled with pathologies; the alien cultures our political class has imported along with probably 50 million immigrants in as many years have similar problems, as we see with that illegal alien whose recklessness cost a life.

    I think Steve has some good thoughts on how to live defensively. I can only add that I think we need to continue to fight these trends, basically by calling out the corrupt and corrupting elements in our midst. I don’t think we’ll live long enough to see things restored to where they were in our youth, but just maybe we’ll get to see the beginnings of a cultural revival. Honestly, I think the odds are against us, but we should try.

    • Anniel says:


      I obviously think the odds are against us, but the election of Trump gives me some hope that we can begin a small turn around.

      For the first time in a long while I’m beginning to sense some things we can actually try to save our freedoms. Not ready to give up yet. Maybe more people than we think will join in the fray. Blessings to you.

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