Residents chatter about Gadfly around Gadfly’s water cooler

Latest in a series of posts about the Bethlehem Police

ref: What’s missing in LVGNA’s march to victory? et al

  • Gadfly’s assault on LVGNA shows immense bias on his part.
  • And a lack of common sense: Tuesday was precisely the right night to call in, the time to influence council before they offered amendments.
  • And some naivete: just because 2 council members may have said 2 weeks before that they would not defund the police doesn’t mean that they would not have 4 votes to do so.
  • Hey, Waldron pulled a tricky maneuver, diffusing call-ins by announcing at the beginning that there were no amendments.
  • I think he [Gadfly] has been sucker-punched by the BLM agenda to destroy America. A majority of those scary July 7th speakers subscribe to that BLM agenda.
  • Yeah, and that husband and wife that keep calling in are avowed Marxists.
  • I thought so.
  • Marxism is totally unacceptable.
  • I think Gadfly is basically a good guy, I just don’t see how he goes along with mantras like “What do we want — Dead cops” or “Pigs in a blanket.”
  • There’s a lot of ignorance: police do not kill black criminals at a higher rate than whites, and no one is talking about black on black crime which kills 90% of blacks—they focus on a limited number of blacks killed by police instead of addressing the inner city drug culture & fatherless households & crime.
  • Don’t forget that Blacks themselves don’t want a reduced police presence in their neighborhoods by an 80% poll preference.
  • So the Neighbors have every right to be concerned.
  • No question the George Floyd thing was awful but that occurs to white & Hispanics as well and particularly when they resist arrest or are juiced up on drugs like Floyd was.
  • The Neighbors were civil, how about the guy from Broad St that screamed at the top of his lungs, he . . .

7 thoughts on “Residents chatter about Gadfly around Gadfly’s water cooler

  1. Lots of thoughtful rhetoric to consider here…… I do get a laugh out of the black on black crime stuff; Are we discussing Asian on Asian crime, or maybe indigenous on indigenous , maybe gay on gay crime.?… nope; any thoughts on why that might be folks?
    I appreciate the credit but must be honest here; while Im not exactly sure which “married couple who always calls in” we might be discussing (there are only 2 that I observe) , I must share that neither I nor my husband has ever even read Marx, haven’t even checked it out of the library. Avowed might be a stretch folks.

  2. I agree with much of what you say, especially about the idiot thoughts of the lvgna. But why do you seem to feel that you must explain that neither you or your husband have read anything by Karl Marx? What if you had? He should not be thought of in the same breath as Hitler. Was he a racist? Sexist? Mass murderer? Defunder?

  3. “Lots of thoughtful rhetoric to consider here…… I do get a laugh out of the black on black crime stuff; Are we discussing Asian on Asian crime, or maybe indigenous on indigenous , maybe gay on gay crime.?… nope; any thoughts on why that might be folks?” Why, because it distracts people from the bigger problem, crime, which is predominantly one group on itself

    “I must share that neither I nor my husband has ever even read Marx.” I don’t think that is a requirement to be a marxist. In vogue now is the tendency to widen the definition of supposed derogatory terms to include those one has a disagreement with; ala Trump is a Fascist. It is so much easier to assign a name than to study and analyze actions.

    Racism, which is real, has been diluted by the expansion of the term to include personal definitions as to what is a marker of it in action eg. if I am ill at ease I am the subject of racism.

  4. Everyone has a comment, myself included, but nobody is volunteering to provide the service that you do. That being the case I would think you deserve much credit even if some disagree with your viewpoint.

  5. Well thanks Robert but (1) it was sarcasm and (2) Fascism is a clearly definable state; words do have meanings and our president is a fascist.

  6. I must have been slow that day. A little more obvious would help. I only like sarcasm I get. Your thoughts are good.

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