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January 6, 2014

"Yet dangerous crowds remain. Cities, for one."

All cities have absolute, no kidding no-go zones where the life expectancy of an ingenue is measured in parts of a city block.
No surprise, the top three are in Detroit. These places exist because, incredibly, the "victim class" has insisted it be disarmed through force of law, to protect the "thugga class" from unconscionable risk, apparently. It's politically incorrect to say this, but in matters of life or death, too bad: demographics are an obvious and reliable tip-off. It's what the phrase "being in the wrong place" means. And there is no "right time" to be in the wrong place. ol remus and the woodpile report

Posted by gerardvanderleun at January 6, 2014 11:03 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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Twenty years ago I I had a conversation with the chief of police of Sao Paulo, Brazil, who told me there was a large section of the city that not even the army would enter. The army tried once, he said, but got beat.

Meaning that the army did not attack that section as if it was an enemy objective; when the commanders discerned that the cost in lives on both sides would be too high, they withdrew the troops.

The chief told me that the section of Sao Paulo is literally an independent nation inside Brazil. No properly established government of Brazil has any sway there.

Posted by: Donald Sensing at January 6, 2014 1:35 PM

I will mildly disagree with this one point. There are these areas in American cities that are "no-go zones" because the police refuse to do their job. I will guarantee you that when any crime is committed in these areas they are committed by people the police know, that the police already have sufficient evidence to prsecute and jail AND that more then likely after the next crime the thugs will again be turned out on the street to continue their career. This is a failing of our government. I will also guarantee you that the police in charge of these sections spend considerable amounts of their budget to catch speeders and other minor traffic violators while turning a blind eye to major crimes.

Posted by: GoneWithTheWind at January 6, 2014 1:56 PM

All true about the surrender of no-go zones by the "authorities"; absolutely no question that large portions of civilization have been ceded to the vandals long since.

Remus's larger point, however, goes unnoticed: "The Excellent and Eternal Prime Rule - Stay away from crowds." Nothing good ever happens in crowded conditions, and the distinction between crowds and mobs grows ever fainter. John D. MacDonald (of blessed memory) once opined that the intelligence quotient of a mob could be determined by ascertaining the lowest IQ present and then dividing by the number of people involved.

Works for me.

It occurs to me that complaining about the cops or the National Guard or.......somebody....failing to fix this is the response of just another damn fool without the sense to walk the other way when he sees, off in the distance, a large group of people waving their arms around and making loud noises. How hard is this? A housecat would have the foresight to stay the hell away from most of the areas that are considered acceptable by city-dwellers.

Posted by: Rob De Witt at January 6, 2014 2:33 PM

Let's see - Schools become killing zones with no protection provided by society (we guard our banks,government offices,transportation facilities but not our children although we will abort them up to birth).
Our borders are insecure and border areas hostile to citizens because we will not patrol and enforce border laws.
Cities unsafe because the indigents 'didn't see anything' and police are too scared/frustrated/understaffed/busy writing traffic tickets to intervene.
The world incrementally unsafer due to the lack of leadership/vision/competence of this administration.
Governments: local,state,federal always attempting to limit our 2nd amendment right to self defense.
But cheer up, we beat global warming. Priorities priorities, priorities.

Posted by: tripletap at January 7, 2014 9:15 AM

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