The inevitable Ferguson riots. ‘Inevitable’ thanks to the media, of course.

Look, I don’t want to get into the details of this case, largely because I haven’t been following it that closely and I suspect that I’d just blame the whole thing on Jay Nixon, whether he deserved it or not. Which he so totally deserves. Anyway, look at this picture:

You know why that police car is getting flipped over? It’s getting flipped over because there’s a guy with a camera there to put the whole thing on the nightly news. Most of the media has been absolutely salivating over the chance to cover a riot, and it looks like they’re getting their wish. Hope the newsies get their bylines in fast, though: it’s going to get a lot colder tomorrow in Ferguson, and on Wednesday it will snow.

I have only one real comment about the rioting/attacks in Europe.

And it’s this: if the current people in charge over there don’t come up with an acceptable answer to the problem of Islamist (note suffix*) violence, the people on the sharp end of that violence will go looking for groups that do have an acceptable answer – or at least one that’s acceptable to the people on the sharp end.  And Western Europeans have a profoundly sh*tty track record when it comes to peaceful wholesale revisions of the social contract**.

So I guess that’s two comments.

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What the National Guard flap tells us about Bloomberg (who btw endorsed Obama).

This is from yesterday, but it bears noting:

Mayor Bloomberg has snubbed Borough President Markowitz’s impassioned plea to bring the National Guard to Hurricane Sandy-scarred Brooklyn — arguing that approving the Beep’s request would be a waste of federal manpower and turn the borough into a police state.

“We don’t need it,” Mayor Bloomberg said on Wednesday during a press update on the city’s ongoing Hurricane Sandy cleanup. “The NYPD is the only people we want on the street with guns.”

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“Our fathers, the Britons.”

What?  Oh, I certainly hope that the use of that phrase infuriates the cultural relativists: it’s largely because of them that we’re seeing rioting in Great Britain right now (well, that and the straight-up bigotry of low expectations racism that’s a good deal more prevalent among the Left than the Left perhaps would care to admit, or even acknowledge).  Frankly, I am all about cultural imperialism.  More accurately, I am all about my culture’s cultural imperialism.  It’s nothing personal: we’re just better than everybody else.

But I digress.

Anyway, it’s said that good fences make good neighbors; turns out that good neighbors make one heck of a good fence, too.  Particularly when they’ve just embraced the hot new fad of American-style baseball.  Or just come from their place of work so quickly that they completely forgot to put down their kebab doner knives.  Or whatever creative excuse that the Brits are coming up with to be standing around in groups with a wide variety of hand weapons. Continue reading “Our fathers, the Britons.”

#rsrh Toronto rioting and the moral spectrum.

Via Treacher, we have two competing concepts.

this is barbarism. This is the dream of the anti-globalization fanatics: to be “free and wild and beyond good and evil, with laws and morals thrown aside and all men shouting and killing and reveling in joy.

And this is civilization.  Because if their parents won’t teach them, and their peers won’t teach them, and certainly their teachers won’t teach them, then apparently we’re counting on random passerby to teach the Hard Left to stop acting like deranged Lovecraft cultistsWhich we can do; but I suspect that the recipients of this particular form of remedial education won’t enjoy it much.

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