Be Careful what you wish for Ferguson

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Be Careful what you wish for Ferguson

Dalek Sec: My Daleks, just under­stand this; if you choose death and destruc­tion, then death and destruc­tion will choose you.

Doc­tor Who Evo­lu­tion of the Daleks 2007

Hun­dreds of guys depended on Paulie and he got a piece of every­thing they made. And it was trib­ute, just like in the old coun­try, except they were doing it here in Amer­ica. And all they got from Paulie was pro­tec­tion from other guys look­ing to rip them off. And that’s what it’s all about. That’s what the FBI could never under­stand. That what Paulie and the orga­ni­za­tion does is offer pro­tec­tion for peo­ple who can’t go to the cops. That’s it. That’s all it is. They’re like the police depart­ment for wiseguys.

Good Fel­las 1990

For all of the hyper­bole that is being said con­cern­ing Fer­gu­son jus­tice etc and all the anti-​police rhetoric I think a few things need to be explained to the peo­ple who will be liv­ing in the neigh­bor­hoods that black “lead­ers” would cre­ate for them. So let me give you a warning.

If you want a com­mu­nity where the police have no incen­tive to come & enforce the law…you’ll get it

If you want a neigh­bor­hood where small store own­ers believe they can’t oper­ate safely …they won’t.

If you want a neigh­bor­hood where insur­ance com­pa­nies will either not issue insur­ance or price it pro­hib­i­tively .…you’ll pay it.

If you want a neigh­bor­hood where national chains where oper­at­ing involves great sub­stan­tial risk...they won’t take it

If you want a neigh­bor­hood were job cre­ators won’t ven­ture…they won’t

If you want a neigh­bor­hood where crim­i­nals can oper­ate with impunity... they will.

And finally if you want a neigh­bor­hood where you have to pay your own ver­sion of Paulie to pro­tect you from every­one (but him) so you can live a life I say this…

…may you be happy in the path you choose.

And remem­ber that the peo­ple who are mak­ing the loud­est argu­ments nation­ally toward this direc­tion are peo­ple who will never con­sent to live in such a state.

Dalek Sec: My Daleks, just understand this; if you choose death and destruction, then death and destruction will choose you.

Doctor Who Evolution of the Daleks 2007

Hundreds of guys depended on Paulie and he got a piece of everything they made. And it was tribute, just like in the old country, except they were doing it here in America. And all they got from Paulie was protection from other guys looking to rip them off. And that’s what it’s all about. That’s what the FBI could never understand. That what Paulie and the organization does is offer protection for people who can’t go to the cops. That’s it. That’s all it is. They’re like the police department for wiseguys.

Good Fellas 1990

 

For all of the hyperbole that is being said concerning Ferguson justice etc and all the anti-police rhetoric I think a few things need to be explained to the people who will be living in the neighborhoods that black “leaders” would create for them.   So let me give you a warning.

 

If you want a community where the police have no incentive to come & enforce the law…you’ll get it

If you want a neighborhood where small store owners believe they can’t operate safely …they won’t.

If you want a neighborhood where insurance companies will either not issue insurance or price it prohibitively ….you’ll pay it.

If you want a neighborhood where national chains where operating involves great substantial risk...they won’t take it

If you want a neighborhood were job creators won’t venture…they won’t

If you want a neighborhood where criminals can operate with impunity... they will.

And finally if you want a neighborhood where you have to pay your own version of Paulie to protect you from everyone (but him) so you can live a life I say this…

…may you be happy in the path you choose.

And remember that the people who are making the loudest arguments nationally toward this direction are people who will never consent to live in such a state.