Sunday, February 15, 2009

Quote of the Week: John Robb

From John Robb at Global Guerrillas we have this Quote of the Week:

"I suspect that one reason for the atrocious behavior of our current crop of elites is that they (being historically naive) don't fear the mob anymore. They should."


drjim said...

Great quote!
I don't The Elite ever learn from history, because they sure seem to want to repeat it!

kahr40 said...

No they don't fear it. They think they can control it case in point the last election. But mobs are fickle and when they don't get what they want can turn on you.

Johnny said...

I'm not so sure. Seems to me it could equally be that the reason they disarm the general population and rely on Janissaries to maintain order, using a different interpretation of supposedly "universal" and "blind" (unbiased) justice for agents of the government, is because they very much fear the mob and know their only real "legitimacy" is delivered via the barrel of a gun.