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The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.

H.L. Mencken

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Well, At Least The Dog Didn't Shoot Him

I'm sure George Zimmerman would agree that Antonio Morrison looks like a punk, and frankly when I googled his image... yeah, not impressed.  He got in trouble for punching a bouncer, and that's not OK.  Punching people is not OK.

Now, thirty years ago, getting into a fight with a bouncer would've been considered kind of cool.

But two things: One, every fight is not a criminal case.  I've been punched in one form or another plenty of times.  Cross faces in wrestling; rugby is just one long series of punches in the face.

Two, do you seriously arrest a guy for barking at a police dog?  Seriously?  Personally, I think that's hilarious.

There are a lot of cultural right wing commentators talking about a "War on Men" to counteract the "War on Women" idea.  I disagree.

What we have is a War on Boys.  We've taken the rambunctiousness of youth and turned it into a police matter.  Men are doing just fine.  But boys - and that includes the overgrown boys of semi-pro sports - are no longer able to make youthful mistakes without getting the law involved.

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