Just Don’t Believe The Hype

Your dedicated Hype-Man or Hype-Woman is just gassing you up

6 min readOct 25, 2020


You’ve got to admit it, some, if not most, are easily gassed by cheap talk, hyperbole, and plain nonsense. When repetition is added to that noxious verbosity it becomes this hardwired insensitive belief that warrants nothing more than the affirmative such as “YEAH!”🙌🏻

Take for instance the term “Defund The Police!” followed by Yeah! 🙌🏻

Nah! 🤨 🤦🏻‍♀️

Defund the police is all hype. It is phrasing used and taken in without much context and when seen or spoken without much context is just an overstatment or exaggeration. Since all humans in one form or another are on the spectrum we must really pause to familiarize ourselves with any rhetorical device so oft used by politically opposed sides and filter out hyperbole.

So imagine that. Defund the police. 🧐 Essentially and literally no police now?!?. That would be akin to inviting epic proportions of chaos. Because these men and women who actually do brave it day in and day out to protect and serve would find little to no incentive in doing so without compensation, one should pause to find out what Defund The Police actually means instead of getting hyped off of it. It can’t possibly mean that we no longer should have dedicated civil servants whose aim is “to enforce the law, to ensure the safety, health and possessions of citizens, and to prevent crime and civil disorder.”¹ Taking it literally and then running with the phrase defund the police as a sticking point is kind of silly without context and without facts.

According to the David M. Rubenstein fellow and Governance expert for the Brookings Institution, Rayshawn Ray contextualizes this phrase so that people should understand on both sides that …

“Defund the police” means reallocating or redirecting funding away from the police department to other government agencies funded by the local municipality. That’s it. It’s that simple. Defund does not mean abolish policing. And, even some who say abolish, do not necessarily mean to do away with law enforcement altogether. Rather, they want to see the rotten trees of policing chopped down and fresh roots replanted anew.

For conservatives this should be seen as a good policy because as Mr. Ray elicits “defunding police highlights fiscal responsibility, and advocates for a market-driven approach to taxpayer money, and




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