Mobs do not even want power or authority. They would not know what to do with power or authority if they acquired it. They merely want to destroy, and they want others to see them do it.
That poor guy is suffering so much. We all want to knock the policeman off, but the uniforms and the guns are too much. No one wants to get shot, and most of us are black.
Domestic law enforcement might become effective again, and the army would solve its recruiting problem. Moreover, each force could make better use of its training in its new role.
Looking over the calendar, history thinks, “If you thought impeachment was a big deal, just wait.”
Corruption corrodes democracy, and produces cynicism. Cynicism does not cause our difficulties. It results from them.
I have always thought that presidents do not have to be all that intelligent. You need a lot of qualities, but you don’t need to be a genius. You do need to be able to think, though.
Yet for its victims, the law presses its knee on your neck until you die. It threatens your life – no one cares to be equal before that.
Start with budgets, leadership, employment contracts and qualifications, disciplinary processes, training programs: administrative details every organization must address to function effectively. Academic concepts like systemic racism do not give you traction you need for deep change.
We need to accept the fact that this president, if given the opportunity, will try to be a dictator.
The FBI expects to police the 2020 election, secretly. First priority: do not get caught. They understand now that partial transparency does not work.
I know the word criminal conveys more contempt than one would like, but crimes include blatant violations of the Constitution, and of the rights we hold under the Constitution.