On September 27, 2023, a peculiar incident unfolded in the heart of Philadelphia, leaving me both baffled and amused. A group of audacious individuals, their faces concealed by masks, descended upon the Apple Walnut Street store like pirates with their eyes on the iPhone 15 treasure chest.

The sight of these thieves boldly snatching up the latest Apple gadgets might have seemed like something out of a heist movie. However, as I watched the viral video capturing this escapade, I couldn’t help but shake my head at the futility of it all.

In this age of cutting-edge technology, it’s no secret that Apple has its security game on point. As I pondered this peculiar episode, a famous quote from the late Steve Jobs himself came to mind: “Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.”

These thieves, it seems, were desperately trying to be followers, attempting to snatch the latest iPhone models from the Apple Store’s sleek, minimalist shelves. But here’s the catch: they were trying to rob a corporation renowned for its innovative approach to technology and security.

In their quest to snatch the shiny iPhone 15 handsets and other coveted products, these would-be burglars unwittingly placed a virtual bull’s eye on their backs. Apple, whose products they were trying to steal, has engineered their devices with state-of-the-art anti-theft features.

As the thieves escaped, clutching their ill-gotten gains, they likely believed they had pulled off the perfect crime. Yet, they couldn’t have been more wrong. The irony is that stealing an iPhone or any Apple product is as futile as trying to steal a rainbow.

Apple has already implemented a robust system to remotely disable stolen iPhones, rendering them as useful as a brick. It’s like taking a joyride in a car with no wheels—quite impressive.

Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO, echoed: “We believe in protecting your privacy and data. We believe in giving you the power to choose.” Apple’s commitment to safeguarding its customers’ interests goes beyond the transaction; it ensures its products stay in the right hands.

This incident, caught on video and shared across social media platforms, soon went viral. As the world watched the daring thieves make their escape, little did they know that this escapade would quickly lead to their downfall.

The viral video caught law enforcement agencies’ attention, and the police launched a pursuit swiftly. The result would be that, at least, some of the thieves would be apprehended sooner or later, and their dreams of becoming iPhone-wielding renegades would be dashed.

Sure enough, “The Philadelphia interim Police Commissioner John Stanford said: by Wednesday, there had been 52 arrests, almost all of whom were adults. He said two guns were recovered, and the arrests included three juveniles.”

Following the Apple store looting, CNN reported:

“All liquor stores in Philadelphia were closed Wednesday after several locations were looted shortly after the conclusion of peaceful protests against a judge’s decision to dismiss all charges against a former Philadelphia police officer in a fatal traffic stop shooting.”

Ultimately, as the stolen iPhone 15s lay dormant, their screens blank, and their functionality disabled, one can’t help but marvel at the irony of it all. Attempting to steal from a tech giant like Apple is like trying to outsmart a chess grandmaster in a game you’ve never played before—it’s a surefire way to checkmate yourself.

As I reflect on this incident, I can’t help but wonder if those would-be thieves now wish they had heeded the sage words of Steve Jobs: “Stay hungry, stay foolish.”

However, moving beyond the immediate implications of this bewildering outbreak compels us to confront more profound questions about our societal landscape. It beckons us to delve into the root causes of this upsurge in theft and the unsettling emergence of what some cynics call “zero-dollar shopping.”

Is it an ominous symptom of deepening desperation within specific communities? Or is it a reflection of our increasingly materialistic society, where the allure of the latest gadgets blinds individuals to the consequences of their actions?

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez has excused shoplifters, saying they were just trying to feed their families.”

Moreover, it’s paramount that our authorities remain vigilant, as this incident serves as a stark reminder of the potential ramifications if this trend remains unchecked. While purloining iPhones and consumer trinkets may seem relatively innocuous compared to graver offenses, it raises a disquieting question: Could these audacious thieves escalate their criminal pursuits, potentially targeting institutions that form the bedrock of our society?

Are we inexorably inching toward a disturbing reality where banks, armories, or even government edifices become vulnerable to these criminals’ audacity, thereby imperiling our communities’ safety and stability?

In the aftermath of this enigmatic caper at the Apple Walnut Street store, it becomes imperative that we not only address the immediate concerns of ramped looting that has become an epidemic in almost all US liberal cities.

This demonstrates the futility and hopelessness of our now impending rush toward tyranny. These would-be thieves must have realized that with the loss and power of law enforcement, their ability to have any control has been misplaced through these actions. When Obama and now Biden had power, they implied to their followers this behavior was both acceptable and necessary in lieu of “political aim.”


In an op-ed piece by Monica Showalter, “Obama admits it: Riots and protests are ‘tailor-made’ for electing Joe Biden,” she said: Obama has a stake and interest in perpetrating riots and lootings, regardless of the cost to the little guy, because it advances his political aims.  That’s in characters, from the words of his former chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel, to “never let a crisis go to waste.”


She continues: ‘If riots will do it, Obama and his Democrats will be happy with more riots.  Even the New York Times admitted that the riots excited him:’

That calculus, though, may be changing in the wake of George Floyd’s killing by the police in Minneapolis. As America’s first black president, now its first black ex-president, Mr. Obama sees the current social and racial awakening as an opportunity to elevate a 2020 election dictated by Mr. Trump’s mud-wrestling style into something more meaningful — to channel a new, youthful movement toward a political aim, as he did in 2008.


Obama’s ‘youthful movement’ is called Antifa and BLM, the Obama/Biden

foot soldiers whose every move is anticipated. These lootings and rioting are by design. It’s a double-edged sword, and no one wins, neither Biden/Obama nor the foot soldiers.


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