Sunday, January 29, 2012

Sun, Jan 29, 2012 1:09 pm
Subject: Disorder

At the Chinese New Year parade. You may not be able to make out what it says on
the cop's jacket -- it's "disorder control unit".

Also the distinguished Senator Chuck Schumer just got out of the car in the
foreground. Wonder if the cop will control him.


I can't make it out, but I have no reason to doubt it. You and I are among the one percent who see irony in those words.

Most right-thinking people regard theft, extortion, murder, mayhem, bludgeoning, thumb-breaking, counterfeiting, kidnapping, surveillance, etc., as instrinsically disordered acts. But if central political authority is meting out those instrinsically disordered acts, those same people blithely assume it's doing so only to advance the cause of order. That's why we have central political authority, don't you know?

Central political authority controls the disorder all right. It's at the helm.

What's the alternative? Anarchy? Anarchists trust people too much. Because cops, judges, prosecutors, politicians, bureaucrats, soldiers and generals are angels or automotons. Everybody knows that. How naive can the anarchists be?



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