Sunday, March 30, 2008

Thought for the day

There has never been a police state in human history that had a problem recruiting enough thugs to enforce its will upon the people.

-- Badtux the "What does that say about humanity?" Penguin


  1. Ahhh , my daily snarkism . Thank you for returning to ' us ' .

  2. Why does penguin care about humanity?

    Go swallow some more herring.

  3. Nick is sort of right, only an omnipresent spirit should worry about humanity.

    The coming anarchy should be interesting though, does the penguin have a gun?

  4. I feel so much better now.

  5. To add a bit more, police states fail for a lot of reasons, generally when their dictator gets old and feeble and no longer capable of controlling his thugs, or when the economy gets so bad due to bad economic policies on the part of the dictator that even the thugs are hurting and decide to overthrow their dictator, or maybe their dictator is so nasty that another country invades and gets rid of him as a public hygiene measure. A lack of thugs to enforce their rule is not generally one of the lacks that cause the collapse of police states. Indeed, most police states have more applicants than they can deal with for positions within the secret and not-so-secret police establishments.

    - Badtux the Clarity Penguin


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