The Legitimacy Crisis

In Polytricks on March 30, 2013 at 9:41 am

Governments invariably respond with violence when their legitimacy is questioned.  Unsurprisingly this violence results further erosion of legitimacy.

This is why the ‘war on terror’ or the ‘war on drugs’ has failed so miserably.  But that is besides the point.

I feel the point is that ‘foreign’ wars are really wars within.  Our governments are at war with us.

The militarized police on our streets are an expression of the government losing the crisis of legitimacy.

A corrupt and unpopular government is a dangerous beast.  Its violence is an expression of its losing control.

Militarized police clearly expose a government running a counter-insurgency program against its own citizens.


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