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Concentrated Evil (/Time Bandits) August 16, 2022

Posted by geoff in News.
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As I wander the interwebbytubules I’ve seen people decry the hypocrisy of the Dems’ support for the FBI raid contrasted with their drive to defund the police. The claims of hypocrisy go the other way as well, with liberals mocking conservatives’ support for the police but shock at the FBI raid.

I don’t see hypocrisy here, I see evil.

The Democrats are clearly very comfortable with extending police powers at the federal level. Expanding the Capitol Police, the IRS, the EPA, and supporting the FBI are all part of that comfort level, which is derived from the fact that they expect to control those institutions forevermore.

Conservatives like local law enforcement, but are wary of centralizing police powers in DC. The objection to the expansion of federal policing stems not only from the Democrats’ control of those powers, but from an inherent distrust of concentrating authority and enforcement at that level.

I suspect the battle over local vs. federal powers is also a part of the Democrats’ objections to the recent overturning of Roe v. Wade. Sure they love themselves some abortion, but the fact that the power over abortion rights was returned to the states is a real setback for their plans to centralize control of, well, everything. Education, health care, the economy, personal freedom, transportation, and, of course, law enforcement.

Destabilizing the safety and economic well-being of the citizens allows the Dems to claim that the federal government must step in to solve these problems. The same gameplan they followed with COVID, until a few states started rebelling.

Crisis creation and enabling totalitarianism?

That there’s evil.

Comments»

1. vaitguy - August 16, 2022

Definitely agree- globalists want an even playing field, economically. Socialists just want centralized power as far away from the individual citizen’s control or participation as possible. Evil is a good word for your example Geoff.

2. skinbad - August 17, 2022

Can’t remember who said it, something like “The only thing the left is pro-choice on is abortion. Everything else needs more control/restriction/regulation.”

3. skinbad - August 17, 2022

“Everything” should be in caps.

4. Jimbro - August 20, 2022

Time Bandits was on heavy rotation here when my boys were young. My wife didn’t particularly care for it which was too bad because we watched it so often. I just picked up a couple of copies of the Marvel comic book adaptation recently for a little over cover price.

5. Elizabeth - August 20, 2022

Is Retired Geezer still here?

6. geoff - August 20, 2022

He is, but I don’t think he’s commented since Dave passed away last month.

7. Elizabeth - August 20, 2022

I am so sorry to hear about Dave.

8. geoff - August 20, 2022

Thanks. Seems like our little blog has had far more than its share of premature passings.

9. retiredgeezer - August 20, 2022

Hi Elizbth.
Looks like you found your vowels.


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