Thursday, May 21, 2015

Can We Hire Enough Police?

@AskACatholicNun turned me on to this excellent, short video.

It meshes well with BDaddy's post on Gay Marriage and craft beer which contains this tidbit.
Destroying traditional pillars of culture and morality results in the need for more government control to make up for the lack of self-control in the population. This is a feature, not a bug, of the process of destroying the culture and is embraced by the left. For example, rampant sex between undergraduates on college campuses is the norm today, or so we are led to believe. While perhaps that has always happened to some extent; it was far less in degree and done with far greater discretion in times past. But since this behavior gives rise to sex under questionable circumstances, we have the California have the California State Legislature considering how to regulate sex on campus.
It's kind of what I was driving at in my snarky mock-caption of a photo of rioters in Baltimore.

The whole sexual assault prevention craze is another symptom of this problem. We did away with religion-based objective morality, but not the need for it. Now we're trying to derive that same morality from first principles when those first principles are suffused with total individual freedom.

That doesn't seem to be working out so well.


tom said...

Sort of like the US Navy insisting on deploying females to all sorts of confined and isolated duties like ships and submarines, the complaining that sexual assault is suddenly a problem?

Probably should have prepped the fleet a bit better before insisting on social changes..

Trigger Warning said...

What we are seeing [in Baltimore] is nation-building and low level counter-insurgency on American streets. The enforcement mechanism of the state is perceived to be illegitimate by the population and basic services are beginning to break down.

Thank you, Mr President. I'm enjoying the spectacle.

My suggestion to urban police:
General Strike.