“And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if every Security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive and had to say good-bye to his family? Or if, during periods of mass arrests, as for example in Leningrad, when they arrested a quarter of the entire city, people had not simply sat there in their lairs, paling with terror at every bang of the downstairs door and at every step on the staircase, but had understood they had nothing left to lose and had boldly set up in the downstairs hall an ambush of half a dozen people with axes, hammers, pokers, or whatever else was at hand?… The Organs would very quickly have suffered a shortage of officers and transport and, notwithstanding all of Stalin’s thirst, the cursed machine would have ground to a halt! If…if…We didn’t love freedom enough. And even more – we had no awareness of the real situation…. We purely and simply deserved everything that happened afterward.”

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Prompted by a report of this incident: Tased Motorist to CBP Agent: ‘What the Fuck Is Wrong With You?’. Here, from the report, is a report on a citizen with it so deep in his throat it is a wonder he can speak.

Even though she was preparing for a career as a CBP [Customs and Border Protection] agent, Cooke clearly was disturbed by this development. But the Watertown Daily Times found some local residents who think her objections are much ado about nothing. “I’m all for border patrol checks,” said one. “Look at the drugs seized weekly by these that would otherwise go right onto the streets. If you have nothing to hide, why be a jerk? Just cooperate.”

That is some real humor – the tased motorist was studying to be a Border Patrol Agent.

But we don’t have to go so far as Watertown to find that kind of opinion. It comes up in our comments. The gentleman in question wants order. I wonder if he has considered prison. Lots of order in prison. Most of the time.

And he likes the idea of Prohibition. Any kind of Prohibition. Prohibition of Murder, Prohibition of Drugs. What is the difference? Because me murdering some one else is exactly the same as me consuming (unapproved) plant matter. The government needs Power and Control so it can impose Order. We should all be grateful. Limited Government!

We are fortunate to live in a time and place where we do not have to start with shooting (although the shooting has started). I’m encouraged that we have a lively comment section. Maybe we can talk this down before it comes to mass murder.

Update: 17 May 2015 0629z

It appears the border patrol has made a visit to Ms Cooke’s residence. No doubt they were interested in discussing the finer details of her videography and the shit storm it has created.

You know if I was a betting man I’d bet she has no future with the border patrol.