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Reaping the Whirlwind
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Teenagers attacking SUV on Fifth Avenue, December 30, 2020 (YouTube screenshot)

Wednesday

It’s Wednesday night here in Rancho Mirage. December 30, 2020. Very quiet and a magnificent full moon over the palm trees next to the pool and over the golf course. But this is a gated community.

In Manhattan, definitely not a gated community, on Fifth Avenue and 21st Street, an extremely fancy neighborhood, a middle-aged man and his elderly mother were sitting in their SUV with medical license plates.

Suddenly, out of nowhere, 50 teenagers, mostly non-white, although of course that does not matter, surrounded the car, and some of them grabbed the car’s door handles. The driver slowed down, and one of the boys fell off his bike. At that point dozens of the boys attacked the vehicle. They smashed it with their bikes. One jumped onto the windshield, shattering it. Others punched through the glass windows, sending flying glass shards into the faces of the man and his mother inside. All the time, they shouted obscenities and cheered each other on.

The kids blocked traffic for many minutes, then drove off, leaving the man and his mother injured and in shock and terror.

The police did not show up until the bicycling terrorists had left the scene. There are 55,000 men and women in the NYPD. Not one showed up to save the couple.

Google did not feature the story. Neither did any other U.S. social media except Fox. Several European media entrants did cover it heavily.

Welcome to 2021, a couple of days early. Welcome to de Blasio’s New York City, and what will soon be Biden’s America. Right out of A Clockwork Orange. Random violence. Police scared to act. No one at all except one columnist points out that it was a racial attack by a racial group that is supposedly the victims of “systemic racism.” Oh, you Democrats. You have sown the wind, and you will reap the whirlwind. My wife’s nurse said when she saw the video, “Only when people wear masks can you see who they really are.” These kids have figured out something quite brilliant. They are compelled by law to wear a disguise. While they’re at it, why not commit crimes?

Ben Stein
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Ben Stein is a writer, actor, economist, and lawyer living in Beverly Hills and Malibu. He writes “Ben Stein’s Diary” for every issue of The American Spectator.
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