So, what are we meant to learn from this?
(What? No, I mean besides applying the term “failed state” to any non-Progressivism.)
The thing that really marks it as a failed state is that the state has lost its monopoly on violence”
One would presume, then, that a viable state is one which maintains a monopoly on violence.
I’ll pause, here, to let that sink in. *tick*tick*tick*tick*
Yes, it’s appropriate to bring historical examples to bear.
(You won’t need my help for that, unless you’re a Prog or attended a public school.)
Okay, more from the vid:
And what the movie depicts is that it’s very difficult in a failed state to tell what is just and unjust violence, right? What’s the difference between a terrorist like the Joker, and [Batman], a vigilante? And so you look at America now, and it’s not too much a stretch to say that in those horrific moments in Aurora we approached a failed state. When someone can buy that kind of ammunition and these weapons online… When you have people like George Zimmerman encouraged to vigilantism because we’ve cut all these police forces…you have the shards of a failed state so I think that’s a very profound, a very profound, sort of reflection, a dark reflection, really. Do we want to live in that night? [more]
The moral vacuum, here, is staggering — the moral equivalent of saying, “You didn’t build that.”
Personally, I mourn the failed humanity of this MSNBC joker.
No, I agree with the other Doug:
For those who say, “Doug’s insane with all this concealed weapons crap. We should leave such affairs to the police,” allow me to point out that the theater was crawling with cops for the Batman opening to control the crowds. By the time the police got to the particular theater, it was all over. Blood was already running down the aisles and the gunman had already left the building. You, my friend, are your first responder … your first line of defense. [more]
Monopoly on violence THAT !
* Dylan Thomas-ish