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.