Washington Post Writer Says It's Official: Shoplifting Rampage Is Just "Racial Reparations"

If you've been reading the news about these 3rd World shopping experiences that're becoming all too familiar in the America's majar cities...

By Stephen Green
WASHINGTON, D.C. (Texas Insider Report) — You know what the problem with Free Enterprise & American Capitalism is? Calling it "a late-capitalism horror story," the Washington Post's Maura Judkis might have just written the stupidest possible piece about Blue America's state-sponsored shoplifting craze ever
"America is a sticky-fingered nation built on stolen land," Judkis scolded her readers recently, to their self-loathing delight.

"And its current moral panic is... about shoplifting."

Judkis tells the story of her friendly local Washington, D.C. neighborhood shoplifter – who at a beloved Columbia Heights CVS location in D.C. last week had "almost nothing left to steal... and that gives you an idea of which items have actual value."

Yes America – we are a great and free-enterprise system that just doesn't want to sell enogh stuff to people... so that others in this upside-down world have it available to steal.

"The thieves don’t even bother" with blank CDs or greeting cards, we're told – without surprise.

"The good magazines like Vogue and GQ and Sports Illustrated are gone, but there are still a few copies of Traditional Home, some special issues of Life devoted to Willie Nelson, and a Woman’s World that declares: 'Bye Bye, Jiggly Fat!'"
The soft drinks are gone, "but three gallon-sized jugs of Arizona Green Tea are still on the shelves on one recent visit."

The good stuff – including Dawn Dish Soap, L’Oreal Shampoo, MiraLax, Clairol Root Touch-Up hair dye kits, DayQuil, NyQuil, diapers, Cetaphil, Neutrogena face wash – are all either behind Plexiglass, available only at the counter – or under lock and key. 

"Other shelves, stretching entire aisles, are totally empty."

If you've been reading the news these last four years, you know that these 3rd World shopping experiences are a familiar sight in cities like Washington, D.C., San Francisco, Los Angeles, and New York.
  Yet Judkis insists that "the data is murky" as to whether or not America really has a shoplifting problem. But that misses the point, doesn't it?

America overall, perhaps, doesn't have a shoplifting "problem" (althought the situation is rapidly growing, exponentially) –  but poorly policed neighborhoods in America's Democrat-dominated blue cities do.

The problem is so exaggerated that corporate finally had to shut down the Columbia Heights CVS last week.

"Besides, there’s a Robin Hood mentality," Judkis wrote, that allows thieves (and politicians and well-to-do white progressives) to "assume that a massive corporation can absorb the losses of petty thefts. Some shoplifters view it as a form of anti-capitalist social activism."

And they're being encouraged by the current zeitgeist that whites are racist, so are the police, and that petty crimes shouldn't be punished.

Judkis did leave one question unanswered:
"Where are those free-lance 'reparations specialists' going to shoplift now that the local CVS has closed?

"I'd wager – this month's car payment – that she'll have a somewhat less understanding take if the O.C. Shoplifting Gangs ever come to (the swanky neighborhoods of) Georgetown or Adams Morgan."

I'm reminded once again of Barack Obama aide Ben Rhodes' blithe assessment of young reporters – the ones who cut their teeth covering politics during the Obama years.
"All these newspapers used to have foreign bureaus. Now they don’t – they call us to explain to them what’s happening in Moscow and Cairo," he told New York Times Magazine in 2016.

"Most of the outlets are reporting on world events from Washington,

"The average reporter we talk to is 27 years old, and their only reporting experience consists of being around political campaigns.

"That’s a sea change – they literally know nothing."

Ms.Maura Judkis might not be 27 anymore, but she certainly knows... nothing.
Steve launched VodkaPundit on a well-planned whim in 2002 – and has been with PJ Media since its launch in 2005. He served as one of the hosts of PJTV, cohosts "Right Angle" with Bill Whittle & Scott Ott at BillWhittle.com, and lives with his wife and sons in the wooded hills of Monument, Colorado.