Smokey, the Commando

The militarization of the local police and every nitwit bureaucracy is going to lead to more and more "accidents."  When you stop being a civil servant and perceive yourself as civil enforcer, violence will surely follow.  Angelo Codevilla in a recent article notes the following: Modern militarized government stems from the Progressive idea that society … Continue reading Smokey, the Commando

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Life in a Soft Tyranny

This is how it looks: The United States has 5 percent of the world’s people, 25 percent of its incarcerated people, and half of its trained lawyers (who now take about 10 percent of the GDP); the legal system is an embarrassment, and the criminal-justice system is a disgrace, in which prosecutors win 99.5 percent … Continue reading Life in a Soft Tyranny

A Drill Bit Boring Into Your Entire Life

Let the abuse begin. This is without a doubt going to be an epic failure. As it turns out, as the Washington Post reported last week, ”the federal government is paying Equifax to collect annual income information on consumers so they have another resource to check people’s eligibility for subsidies.” So it appears they are also … Continue reading A Drill Bit Boring Into Your Entire Life