Monday, January 10, 2011

Grigg weighs in on the blood dance.

And as usual, it's a must-read.
Shorn of the sophistries that provide it with a moral disguise, pared down to its essentials, political government is the systematic use of exactly the same kind of criminal violence employed by Loughner, only on a much grander scale. This was illustrated the day before Loughner's murderous rampage, when agents of the government ruling us used a remote-controlled drone operated from the safety of an office building in Nevada to murder six people in Pakistan's North Waziristan region.

Americans were not admonished to observe a moment of chastened silence in memory of the victims of that exercise in criminal violence. This is, in part, because observances of that kind would quickly become tedious: Since 2008, Pakistan -- a country with which the government ruling us is not formally at war -- has endured at least 250 drone attacks, in which roughly 1,400 people have been killed.

And he's only getting warmed up, there.

It's hard to explain Grigg to a new reader, so dense are his metaphors.  This may be nothing more than the economy of so much experience telling the same story as it happens over, and over, and over again (otra vez!), but it is certainly nothing less, either.

And I find it interesting that he chose to conclude with the "OKC moment" possibility.  I don't think I'd bet against it...

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