Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Disorderly Conduct

Michelle posts on the question of shooting the looters. As I said last night, they should be shot on sight. Even if the authorities are not yet ready to go that far, property owners appear to be more than prepared.

In times like these, one wonders just how we ever manage to keep order. I suppose, though, that it's a good thing for our society to get an occasional glimpse of the alternative to the social order that our nation has worked to preserve for over 200 years. Bear in mind that what is happening in New Orleans is exactly what would happen in a world where the World Bank/IMF-hating anarchists had their way. Either our modern anarchists believe absolute chaos is a preferred state of affairs or their view of human nature is removed from reality by several orders of magnitude. My view? It's Hobbes all the way down.