Government is tha gangsta

Mario Loyola of NRO explains that NWA had it right all along:

This refusal to recognize any central monopoly of violence is of course what doomed all the negotiations. It was also the central element of Hamas’s political program. And naturally, what it means is the negation of statehood, because the most essential foundation of a state is the ability of central authority to claim a monopoly of legitimate violence.

And that, in a nutshell, is why I am anti-statist. A monopoly on anything, but especially violence, (however “legitimate”), is always a very bad thing.

It’s official

George Bush admits that the immigration bill is amnesty:

“You know, I’ve heard all the rhetoric – you’ve heard it, too – about how this is amnesty. Amnesty means that you’ve got to pay a price for having been here illegally, and this bill does that.”

Ladies and gentlemen, your Republican president!

How dare they!

Iranian forces enter Iraq and engage the British contingent:

IRANIAN forces are being choppered over the Iraqi border to bomb Our Boys, intelligence chiefs say. Military experts claim this worrying move means we are at WAR with Iran in all but name. Last night an intelligence source told The Sun: “It is an extremely alarming development and raises the stakes considerably. In effect, it means we are in a full on war with Iran — but nobody has officially declared it.

“We have hard proof that the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps have crossed the border to attack us. It is very hard for us to strike back. All we can do is try to defend ourselves. We are badly on the back foot.”

Don’t those mad mullahs know that ignoring national borders and invading other countries is an American perogative? And a British and Polish and Australian and Danish and South Korean and Romanian….

The important thing is to recognize that when someone is looking for a fight, the biggest mistake you can make is to give him one on his terms. Eastern military strategy revolves around traps and ambushes, so it would be extremely unwise for Petraeus to suddenly divert part of his forces to protect the British from these Iranian incursions.

They may be an attempt to distract US forces from Arrowhead Ripper, but more likely they are being made in response to the change in the British government, putting pressure on Brown and giving him an excuse to withdraw from the Coalition of the Willing.

Lying is what lying whores do

I know I’m shocked that Tony Blair isn’t telling the truth about his betrayal of Britain:

Mr Blair, making his penultimate appearance in the Commons as Prime Minister, insisted he had secured a legally-binding protocol on the Charter of Fundamental Rights that would prevent the European Court of Justice applying it to the UK.

It was the most important of the four so-called “red lines” that Mr Blair said he would defend at his final EU summit, which drew up a binding negotiating mandate for a new treaty to replace the proposed constitution, rejected by the voters of France and Holland two years ago. But a legal opinion prepared yesterday by Michael Carpenter, the legal adviser to the Commons European scrutiny committee, said Mr Blair might not have achieved as much as he claimed on “the line of deepest red”.

Mr Carpenter also said that Mr Blair’s declared protection of Britain’s foreign policy following the development of a EU-wide foreign policy “may turn out to be meaningless”…. The legal advice prepared by Mr Carpenter for MPs pointed out that “it appears that all the significant changes made in the constitutional treaty have been reintroduced in one form or another”.

I’m just hoping that’s the extent of Blair’s willingness to sell himself. If he’s taking money for sex too, I truly do not wish to know anything about it.

A metaphorical near-rape

When did Dennis Prager start blogging for Pandagon:

The rape of a name can be as vicious a crime and as destructive an act as the rape of a body. Sometimes the rape of a body is worse; sometimes the rape of a name is worse. But they are both rapes. And morally likening the two is in no way meant to lessen the horror of rape; it is meant only to heighten awareness of the horror of intentionally destroying the name of an innocent person.

This is as deeply and profoundly silly as anything that the rape fetishists on the feminist Left have invented. It confuses metaphor with reality. I have never been raped – although by the expanded Pandagonian definition I am a serial rapist given my willful failure to ever obtain verbal or written consent from any of my victims – but I have been labled a Nazi, a racist, a homosexual, a mysogynist and pretty much every other insult in the limited vocabulary of the Left.

I seem to have survived without the need for therapy. Although sometimes I sit on the beach in front of my villa, looking out over the Mediterranean with a glass of Amaretto in my hand, and a single tear will trickle down my face….

The thing is, there’s no point in losing any sleep over what a lying whore happens to call you, because falsely accusing people is one of the two things that lying whores do. In the very rare circumstance that she causes any legal problems or generates any genuine economic costs to you, sue her and financially ruin her for life. The problem is that most people would rather whine about being victimized than making the effort to strike back effectively.

There should, of course, be some cost to falsely accusing someone. I favor a return to the honor system, wherein the price of attacking a man’s reputation is the chance to cross swords with him. It would certainly make the blogosphere more interesting, as well as more polite.

Media silence

Fred points out how the media hides the fact that blacks commit nearly all of the inter-racial crime in the United States:

Why do the government and the press consciously hide the race of criminals? Part of it is abject cowardice. Part of it is reflex, the journalistic templating that is now almost genetic. Reporters are not thoughtful. White-on-black crime is something you write about. Black-on-white isn’t. Truth doesn’t matter. A reporter wants to keep his job and get along in the news room. You don’t make waves where you work.

The deeper reason, though, is otherwise. If the press reported the extent of black crime, hell could easily break loose.

This is why the Duke charade was obviously false from the start, because white men almost never rape black women. The incidence is so low that it is almost statistical static, whereas black men rape white women thirty times as often. Considering that there are 6.2 times more white men in the USA, this means that a black man is 185 times more likely to rape a white woman. Celebrate diversity!

The delta between what they say

And what girls do is why this won’t work:

The latest TV campaign to encourage drivers to respect speed limits features young women wiggling their little fingers at passing speedsters. The gesture represents a small penis in youth culture but in the ads, even an elderly woman uses the signal. So, too, do other young men who are not in the driver’s seat.

Of course, all the purported audience for these ads have to do is look at the women following the Moto and F1 circuits to realize that girls very much like boys who drive very fast. Because girls don’t like boys, girls like cars and money….