Oakland Mayor Jean Quan’s pathetic, but typically liberal, attempts to appease the Occupy Oakland rioters by offering to “dialogue” with them has resulted in chaos and destruction as the rioters vandalized businesses, set fires, smashed windows, blocked traffic, and shut down the Port of Oakland.
Now that we’ve had several years of direct observation of how well appeasement works, what’s the logical conclusion? It doesn’t work. The only thing that works with troublemakers is strict law enforcement and swift punishment.
The age of appeasement is over. The time for strong leaders and strict law enforcement has arrived.