Apocalyptic News From The U.S. Virgin Islands

BY Herschel Smith
2 months ago

News of St. John.

I’m scared. Those are words I never thought I would write when referring to St. John. But I’m scared. We’re only four days into this mess, and we’re hearing some awful things. For starters, Joe’s Rum Hut was broken into the day after Irma hit. The ATM was stolen. They attempted to get cash out of the register, but it was empty as Joe’s closed for season earlier this month. The ATM next to Cruz Bay Landing was stolen. The ATM at the ferry dock was stolen. Scoops has been broken into. St. John Insurance has been broken into. They hold almost all of the insurance policies on this island. Makes you wonder the intentions of that burglary, doesn’t it? Dolphin Market in Coral Bay was looted the very first night. The very first night. We heard this morning that the Customs building in Cruz Bay was broken into and that guns were stolen. We heard that there was at least three robberies at gunpoint on Gifft Hill. This is not St. John anymore. I’m not sure what it is. What I do know is that I am scared. My friends are scared. And we don’t know what to do.

Last night I was able to go home. What I failed to mention was that we had to install a bar on the inside of our door so no one could break in. This is our new reality. Last night, for the first time since moving here, I was afraid to walk down the streets of Cruz Bay. And it was only 6:30 p.m. People are getting desperate, and desperate times call for desperate measures from some unfortunately. We are only on day four. What’s going to happen next?

I have seen absolutely no aid today except a few boxes of MREs walking down the street. I haven’t seen one helicopter land today. We hear help is on the way. Let’s hope so. We need the military. We need men and women guarding our streets with guns. Our police force does nothing. They sit in their cars and yell at people over the loudspeaker. I kid you not. They’re not even helping with traffic in areas where it’s needed. You know who is? Our homeless people. Our homeless people are directing traffic, and our police are not. Let that sink in for a minute. Several police officers can be seen constantly at Ronnie’s Pizza – our new cell phone spot – and they’re scrolling through Facebook rather than patrolling our streets. Im (sic)shocked they actually got out of their cars for that. I took pictures and I cannot wait until I have internet so I can share them with the world.

We need help. We need the United States government to step up. We need military. We need security. We all survived this monster storm. But will we survive the aftermath? No one knows. And that’s not me being dramatic at all. That, unfortunately, is the new reality of St. John. This is no longer paradise. This is no longer my happy place.

Ah, the wonderful police.  People still believe the myth that the police are there to protect and provide security.  It’s all a lie, so says the U.S. court system.  Understand that.  Your life depends on it.

Neither is it the job of the U.S. military to protect you or your family.  That’s your duty, your responsibility, your God-given right.  These poor people are in a place where they cannot effect that security because guns are not allowed for the peaceable and law abiding citizens, only the criminals.

I’m always of two minds when I hear reports like this.  On the one hand, I have compassion (what normal man wouldn’t have compassion for these people or people in situations like that), and I want the criminals killed.  Not imprisoned, but killed.

Similar thoughts sweep over me when I hear of criminals and gangs dominating cities where gun control is king.  I feel especially sorry for those who want to defend their families but can’t because they live in places where the collectivists rule.

On the other hand, there is nothing more basic and dutiful that the protection of family and life, and if you live in a place where that protection cannot obtain because the collectivists rule you, then you need to get out of there.  That goes for the U.S. Virgin Islands, New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey, California or Hawaii.

Relocating, pulling up roots and leaving is hard, and nearly impossible in some circumstances.  But you either have to fight the good fight and win, or you have to leave.  Fighting the good fight and losing, while no reflection on you or your character, is the same as not fighting at all.  Either way, you lose and cannot effect the protection of your family.

At some point, you have to be willing to cut your loses and move on.  I feel sorry for the woman writing the blog.  I’m sure her report is accurate.  I feel compassion for her plight.  But if change doesn’t come, and very soon, she has to cut her ties to the place and people and move on.

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  1. On September 12, 2017 at 12:04 am, Joshua Smith said:

    Well, There are currently two amphibious assault ships, a dock landing ship, and 700 Marines in the USVI. They’ve been busy evacuating critical care patients, etc.

    In the meantime, she is on her own. That’s what she chose by moving to a place as remote and disconnect as St. John. Sounds like it’s time for her and those around her to take some responsibility for their own safety. And even though weapon confiscations were carried out before the storm hit, I somehow doubt she is the type to taint her “happy place” with something as wicked and hateful as a firearm. So she relies on the state’s guns.

    Well lady, the state abandoned you. Their hired guns don’t give a shit – they never did.

    Hopefully this will be a lesson that sticks with her.

  2. On September 12, 2017 at 9:11 am, Fred said:

    As awful as this is I couldn’t help but laugh that the cops are hanging out at Ronnie’s Pizza. No doubt that’s what they did before, are doing during, and will do after this passes.

    Rule #1 Nobody is coming to save you.
    Rule #2 EVERYTHING is your responsibility.
    Rule #3 Save who needs to be saved.
    Rule #4 Kill who needs to be killed.
    Rule #5 Always be working.
    – Graham Combat Killhouse

    Seems these principles are scalable.

    God did not say to be disarmed. The Holy Bible is clear; you and nobody else, is responsible for the defense of yourself, family, tribe, clan, nation. The looters who stole the guns…DID THE RIGHT THING, albeit for the wrong reasons.

    And let’s make a prediction. She is begging for the state bring many men with guns. She’ll get her wish no doubt but if she stays for anything other than the warm and lovely winters her paradise will be gone. Careful what you ask for.

  3. On September 18, 2017 at 10:07 am, Dirk said:

    The SCOTUS, defined law enforcements definition as follows.

    1. Investigate crimes.
    2. Make arrested for said crimes.
    3. To protect the infastructure!

    The author is on point, the police have zero duties to protect citizens. By definition their job is to protect, GOVT. City, County, State, Federal.

    Dirk

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