Isegoria: I suspect that immediate-death-by-mob serves as enough of a deterrent to reduce the need for follow-through.
Alrenous: I did enjoy that. Except the part where that’s the story of feminism, only in real life the giant apologized for knocking down the church, then was tackled and beaten by other giants, and then the town took all the credit for being ‘strong’ and ‘independent.̵ 7; Meanwhile a second town was worshiping a giant that had rolled a boulder over a third town on purpose.
Bert E.: Lynching a negro for looking at a white woman was a very rare instance I might think. You had about the same chance of being lynched for such an “offense” as being hit by lightning fifty or so times and surviving.
Bruce Charlton: In complete contrast – I thought you might be interested by this http://souloftheeast.org /2014/10/31/a-russian-ce nturion/
Mike: I’ll have to check out Bagehot — lots of his stuff on archive.org.
Candide III: I understand the Cathedral would like nothing better than finally bust Defense and Security, but is it smart to draw attention to how USG really works? Although, as seen in the comments, most readers of Boston Globe (a prime Cathedral newspaper) will not notice the analogies or believe the idea that the rest of the government also works this way, and the rednecks and rubes don’t read it anyway.
Isegoria: Scott Adams (Dilbert offers some feedback for feminists with his own personal reaction to the video: The video is unintentionally racist as hell, and that doesn’t help feminism. The video editing feels manipulative and turns me off to the message. It makes women look like idiots for living in such a place voluntarily. Every man featured in the video is a creep. Isn’t that sexist? The harassment was mostly in the form of powerless men hurling compliments at a woman that probably has...
Isegoria: The Funny or Die riff on this is pretty funny — and lends itself to ironic interpretation.
Scipio Americanus: What’s been interesting is seeing this show up about a dozen times among my Facebook pseudo-acquaintances, yet no mention of the obvious, even by way of apologetics.
Dan: Violent events like this are usually over in a matter of minutes. Frequently before LEO arrive. The attention seeking school shooter….the angry vindictive worker just terminated….this type often commits suicide when cornered, when they have achieved their “objective”, when they lose control of the venue they are in. I would not count on the izzie jihadists taking the self check out lane when they encounter resistance. I would plan on them fighting till they are taken down....