We already tried this malign experiment beginning back in the late 1950s and early 1960s; the result was the massive crime/murder surge that finally culminated in the mid `1990s
Where is the state?
If you want murder and violent crimes to return to the levels that triggered films like Escape from New York Progressive policies are the way to go, if not, stop following these authoritarian policies now and vote in politicians who are on the side of individual liberty. The operational definition of a state is an entity which is conceded the privilege of using coercive force by the residents of some region. The residents of the region concede the state that privilege because they also concede it to have jurisdiction (remember that word) over events in that region. Thus, there exists an implicit bargain between the state and its residents: “You,” the residents say, “may wield coercive force, but in return we expect that you will enforce the laws you have dictated.”
Jurisdiction, etymologically, means “the pronouncement of laws.” In a land that upholds individual rights as a fundamental concept, for the state’s jurisdiction to be other than a tyranny, it must pronounce and enforce laws that protect and defend those rights. Should the state default on that obligation, it will forfeit its claim to jurisdiction – and therefore to its monopoly over the use of coercive force.
Which brings us to this atrocity:
The two teen girls accused of killing an Uber driver in a botched carjacking in Washington, DC, in March are expected to reach a plea deal with prosecutors in the case.
The bargain should be reached in the coming days, but it’s unclear if it will fully resolve the case, according to the Washington Post.
The girls are due back in court on April 20 to discuss the status of the case, the outlet said.
The pair, ages 13 and 15, have been charged with felony murder, carjacking and armed robbery in the deadly incident, which they allegedly carried out near Nationals Park in the Southeast section of the nation’s capital.
Under DC law, the 13-year-old can’t be charged as an adult — even in a murder case, according to the Post. The 15-year-old suspect could be charged as an adult, but that would increase the burden of proof on prosecutors, the report said.
Other sources suggest that the deal mentioned above has already been concluded, and that it guarantees no prison time to either of the young murderers. Some might find this tolerable…possibly even praiseworthy. “They’re just kids,” the chant will run. “You can’t treat them as if they were fully responsible adults!” If the deal proves real, would you say that the state has enforced the law against felony murder?
There are also laws in all fifty states against rioting, arson, and vandalism. Those laws have gone conspicuously unenforced in a slew of American cities this past year. Moreover, those who have engineered and encouraged those riots are pleased with the results. Why else would they “predict” even more of them?
MODEL and Black Lives Matter activist Maya Echols has warned “all hell is gonna break loose” if Derek Chauvin isn’t convicted for the death of George Floyd.
In a video published on TikTok, Echols cautioned that Minneapolis would suffer more riots and vandalism, similar to the chaos that unfolded in the city last May in response to Floyd’s fatal Memorial Day arrest.
“If George Floyd’s murderer is not sentenced, just know that all hell is gonna break loose,” the activist is heard saying in the since-deleted clip.
“Don’t be surprised when building are on fire. Just sayin’,” she added.
Let’s imagine Miss Echols’s prediction to be accurate. Should that prove true, would you say the afflicted states have enforced the laws against rioting, arson, and vandalism?
No, I wouldn’t either.
The complete failure of the states to enforce the most fundamental of their laws – the ones that purport to defend the rights to life, liberty, and property – must be counterpoised to those states’ ever more relentless enforcement of laws that have no such import:
Can you say anarcho-tyranny?
It cannot be put better than that. They who wield coercive force without penalty have a fair claim to being agents of the state, if not the whole of it. In such a situation, civil war is not only inevitable but desirable:
War is not coming. It is here. If you need any more proof than the shortage of available firearms and ammunition, look to the censorship of the news from the front. War may not be at your doorstep today, but any sapient individual understands that time is of the essence.
And for its sins the state, whatever its elevation or claimed locale, will be responsible for everything that follows.
Are you more or less likely to die from sunstroke or the Rona? Oddly, those chances are equal—the chances of death from choking dwarf the Rona by a lot.
On a funny aside, I have two brothers; middle bro came home from school one day back near the dawn of time; yes, we still had school back in the dawn of time, unlike the modern era where kids have no school.
Anyroad, we were all sitting down to roast beef dinner. As we ate, middle bro regaled us with the story of the Heimlich maneuver, complete with descriptions and short-acted performances of how to do it.
On cue, youngest bro started behaving oddly. Middle bro continued in his best books on tape voice, stating that youngest bro was choking, and you could tell because [add a long description of choking symptoms here]. Middle bro then got up, went around the table, dragged now wobbly and weak youngest bro upright, and gave him a good Heimlich maneuver. Nothing happened, so middle bro explained that it doesn't always work on the first or second try. I looked at my parents; they were small and pale. They looked like they were melting into their chairs.
For his second try, middle bro gave the Heimlich the old college try, which caused a large chunk of beef to shoot out of younger bros mouth, ricochet off the table, just missing Dad, and slap into the window.
Thus endeth dinner. Middle bro took a bow. The parents unmelted. I took my plate to the sink, then went to my room to study.
Thanks for the link to the post Two From Bookworm
The FBI is very good at woke politics, not so good at catching killers
Time to start over. We need to clean slate our government and only build bureaus and agencies with real functions that make sense. Or we can continue to use our current bloated, dystopian bureaucracy that fetes the wealthy and connected while persecuting the innocent and average—your choice.
Don't be surprised if, after this dance kicks off, the Chinese start kicking up dust in the South China Sea
Insanity Wrap #179: Who Had Russia and Ukraine Start WWIII on Their 2021 Bingo Card?
Think back to how WWII started. No, not with Pearl Harbor; it started incrementally with each of the axis powers acting slowly and incrementally until total war.
This problem, if it escalates, will likely follow a similar path. First, one party will act, then another party will use the cover of the firsts act to propagate a new belligerent act, followed by others taking their desired bites in other places and against other adversaries. Before we know it, the world will again be at war.
How cool is that? Oh, and we need Biden because one cannot have this kind of slowly escalating problem with a Trump or a Churchill. No, this kind of failure requires someone like British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain!
Rich and Entitled Allies Don’t Need US Support
Protector nations have a parental relationship with the protected nations. This is never a healthy relationship, and it creates the same problems one finds when adult children continue to live with the parents and are unwilling to accept responsibility.
I have been pointing out since the early 1980s that America's allies behave more like children in parent/child relations than economic and military partners. This is most obvious with Europe. The Europeans since WWII have behaved like children, and we should have cut them loose back in 1990 when it was obvious the Soviet Union was a dead letter. Because we carried them since the end of WWII, the Asians now believe we should carry them.
It is time to find new, responsible, and active allies and partners both militarily and economically. Europe is a dying "continent" (once it dies, can we please eliminate "Europe" as a continent, it is simply part of the Asian continent. We need to look to nations with whom we have shared interests and goals.
CNN analyst Asha Rangappa wants gov't to punish all the 'goobers' who still believe in stuff like 'individual 'freedom'' during the pandemic
The authoritarian fascists are falling all over themselves to out themselves as authoritarian fascists.
ASU Dean Writes Book Alleging That Grading Students' Writing Is "White Supremacy"
Do not attempt to investigate why young black elementary school children perform poorly; you might find out the problem is the public school system and the teachers' unions.
Do not attempt to investigate why black high schoolers do so poorly; you might find out it is the public school system and the teachers' unions.
Do not attempt to determine why blacks do poorly in college; you might find out bad prior schooling and progressive policies that push undereducated black students into rigorous schools and programs that they are not prepared to navigate.
No, it is better to virtue signal here by destroying the potential of as many blacks as possible by eliminating grading, the one thing that allows the individual to understand how his performance compares to his peers.
The progressive movement has spent the past 60 years finding ever uglier ways to keep the black on the Democratic Voting Plantation. This is but the most recent of these racist, anti-human policies. Call these people out for what they are - racist.