Blog Credo

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

Friday, May 9, 2014

About Damned Time

Another nail in the coffin of a "post-racial" America was not so much Cliven Bundy's eloquent thoughts on the Negro.  It was the idea that these militia yahoos could blatantly intimidate law enforcement with automatic weaponry and not get shot at.

Reverse the races in "Bundystan" and you get a bloodbath.

I do think the authorities took the right tack in letting things cool off.  But they HAVE to prosecute people who threatened law enforcement.

This reminds me of the lesson of Libya.  Qaddafi gave up nukes in a negotiated settlement with the West.  Look where it got him.  Meanwhile Kim is still in power in North Korea.

The lesson becomes to engage in MORE destabilizing behavior, not less.

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