Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Emerging Pockets of Anarchy
From Oregon and California comes news that cash-strapped city and county governments have begun to ignore petty crimes committed against citizens (trespassing, disorderly conduct, even shoplifting). It's the same process that has reached a more advanced stage in Cairo, Illinois: the ebbing of local law enforcement due to a withering economy. If the downward slide continues, we will see large pockets of genuine anarchy emerge in America, where inhabitants will either learn to cooperate for mutual protection or cower in their homes from the barbarians prowling all around.