Saturday, October 12, 2013

If a government shuts down in a forest and no one hears it...

... will a jackboot still step on your neck?

"We is not amused."
Courtesy of Five Feet of Fury, today we have Mark Steyn making the point I was trying to make earlier in the week, better. The bastard!

But the one place where a full-scale shutdown is being enforced is in America's alleged "National Park Service," a term of art that covers everything from canyons and glaciers to war memorials and historic taverns. The NPS has spent the last two weeks behaving as the paramilitary wing of the DNC, expending more resources in trying to close down open-air, unfenced areas than it would normally do in keeping them open. It began with the war memorials on the National Mall — that's to say, stone monuments on pieces of grass under blue sky. It's the equivalent of my New Hampshire town government shutting down and deciding therefore to ring the Civil War statue on the village common with yellow police tape and barricades.

 Back on October 2nd I opined the following: "Now, without getting too jazzed up about Their Sacrifice and all that, I'd just like to observe that Barry sent his apparatchiks out to deliberately screw over a bunch of sick old men. For cheap political theater. Not who I want in charge of my healthcare, eh?" 

Kind of flippant, but to the point. Steyn makes the point better:

The government is telling you something profound and important about how it understands the power relationship between them and you.

"Let them eat lead."
Paraphrasing Agent Smith: "Americans are a disease, a cancer of this planet. You're a plague, and we... are the cure."

The Phantom

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