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    Seattle mayor proposes $20 million in cuts to police to help budget

    It's only about 5% of the police budget, actually. (Q13 Fox TV Seattle)

    The CHOP smellies want a 50% cut.

    Intellectual lefties wil explain endlessly that "defunding the police" is a "poorly worded" slogan that really means reform, and good things generally.

    There's a wonderful old video of James Brown performing in front of a European audience, seated in their seats for his concert. The video eludes me just now. But anyway, he's singing "Get up offa that thing, and dance til you feel better," and he goes into a riff, saying "What do I mean?" "Get up offa that thing, and dance till you feel better -- what do I mean?!"

    And he sticks on it for quite a long time, until the audience slowly gets it, and starts standing up to dance.

    So it is with "defund the police." The intelligentsia will rationalize and contextualize, the NY Times will headline "Protesters demand police reform," the mayor of Seattle will take baby steps and make excuses, but the radical anarchists themselves keep insisting, "Defund the police. What do we mean? We mean Defund the police."
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    I have a nephew that is a straight up anarchist. He would love nothing better than to have the world get rid of governments. When I ask him how things would work, he believes that people would agree on things. Well, that is government, isn't it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 80zephyr View Post
    I have a nephew that is a straight up anarchist. He would love nothing better than to have the world get rid of governments. When I ask him how things would work, he believes that people would agree on things. Well, that is government, isn't it?

    Mark


    Yes! He's right! Without governments people would agree on things. Lots of bloodshed, but never mind that.

    Early in the adventures of the CHAZ smellies, there was some incident in which the rapper dubbed by some the "warlord" assaulted some lower grade stinker. Some people said, "Aha! Lawlessness!"

    But apologists quickly put out word that all was OK, and the "victim" was cool with it, and it was "as if it never happened."

    Amazing how people can agree, idn't it?



    In the musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, the Pharaoh sings a song ("Stone the Crows") that includes the lines,

    Joseph we are the perfect team
    Old buddies that's you and me
    I was wise to have chosen you
    You'd be wise to agree
    • “Weakness is refusing to take responsibility for your own actions, weakness is pointing your finger at someone else in a time of crisis." — Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey, blaming Trump.
    • "We hold these truths to be self evident. All men and women created by the, you know, you know, the thing." —Joe Biden, explaining the Creator.
    • "The way I see it, there's always, c'mon, there's always money. It's there." —Elizabeth Warren, explaining socialism.
    • “The interesting thing about the Green New Deal is it wasn’t originally a climate thing at all.... We really think of it as a how-do-you-change-the-entire-economy thing.” —Saikat Chakrabarti, then AOC's Chief of Staff.
    • "We have to stop demonizing people and realize the biggest terror threat in this country is white men, most of them radicalized to the right, and we have to start doing something about them." —CNN's Don Lemon, showing how to stop demonizing people.


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    Anarchy always ends up with warlords. Every time.

    Human beings have human natures and often that nature is self-interested and vicious. It will only be curbed by force or the threat of force. Someone somewhere will take on that role. Not to coax the better angels of human nature out but to focus the worse impulses into profit or some other useful end.

    People do not just agree with each other. U.S. history is littered with various utopian movements and collectives. A few lasted some time under very strong leadership but the vast majority devolved almost immediately into sexual abuse, larceny, fraud, and other unsavory pursuits.

    The default setting for human beings is slavery and oppression, not sunshine and puppies.
    "Alexa, slaughter the fatted calf."

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