You can feel "disgusted," Jochie... But is that the best you can find, to react to? Is that really the most pressing problem? (Nothing in your country, for instance...) Bizarre cases occur.
Pathetic that police elsewhere can deal with many routine incidents without battering a person to bits or shooting them repeatedly even when the person concerned is not armed.
Years ago on one of my two haunts to the ex-colonies and got into a chat with a city policeman in NYC he saidto me was it kind of true at the time that our cops dealt with issues with a truncheon and a notebook and I laughed and said "yes." He looked at me for a minute with a look of almost disbelief and didn't know what to say. Kind of says it all dear Police State acceptor
So, yes, leave us to ourselves.
You have had over two centuries to grow up and still not there yet.
As the historian Jill Lepore once summarized it, in reviewing Pieter Spierenburg's A History of Murder: By the time European states became democracies, the populace had accepted the authority of the state. But the American Revolution happened before Americans had got used to the idea of a state monopoly on force. Americans therefore preserved for themselves not only the right to bear arms -- rather than yielding that right to a strong central government -- but also medieval manners: impulsiveness, crudeness, and fidelity to a culture of honor. We're backward, in other words, because we became free before we learned how to control ourselves.(source)
I'd note, that we became free
Free from Europeans who think they can tell us how to live. That'll do for starters.
Quote from: mjmsprt40 on 2015-12-05, 05:07:37Free from Europeans who think they can tell us how to live. That'll do for starters.You are Europeans. *grins*
Free from Europeans who think they can tell us how to live.
You are Europeans. *grins*
You are Europeans.
Have you? really? how interesting.Free from what? Indians? Buffalos?
Only partially. I seem to have Chippewa on my mother's side of the family.
Does Obama look like an European?
Some wish only to serve, Bel; they need Masters! Others would be their own masters... Is that why you dislike Americans so much? They think they're their own masters?
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