If It Can Happen In Kenosha… 1

The natural consequences of half a century of excessive piggishness.

By Rod Dreher

The American Conservative

I don’t know about you, but “Kenosha, Wisconsin” has always been for me one of those place names — like “Duluth, Minnesota,” “Peoria, Illinois” — that convey a certain Midwestern solidity and decency. Nothing happens in Kenosha, and that’s how it should be.

Well. Last night in Kenosha was — how to put this? — full of happenings.

Postcard from Kenosha, Wisconsin (Photo by KAMIL KRZACZYNSKI/AFP via Getty Images)

A reader sends a link to a Twitter thread about the deadly overnight violence there among rival gangs — political militias, seems like — armed locals, and the police. The reader comments:

I never would have imagined we’d be cos-playing Syria here in America, to paraphrase someone on twitter. I’m not a big government guy, but I do believe one of THE major functions is law and order. Where is it? Why should I support any government that can’t provide it? Do we even HAVE a government now?

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One comment

  1. I’ve been told that a government only takes off the velvet gloves when it begins to loose control of the populace. If true, the fact our small town cops are beginning to look like third-world enforcers may indicate a coming intra-state/warring state “dark age”. My instinct is that the foundation for technocrat statist regime is being laid for the other side of this.

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