Porretto: The Professionals - Parts I, II, & III
No, not the Lee Marvin/Burt Lancaster classic.
A much more seamy and cutthroat crowd -- the professional politician and their parasites, each in it purely for himself or herself.
Fran Porretto is in the middle of his analysis:
He begins Part I with:
When force is the standard, the murderer wins over the pickpocket. -- Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged
There are times when the restatement of the obvious is the most important duty of the public thinker. The truth of Rand's statement above should be impossible for anyone to ignore. It takes very little intelligence even to comprehend it. Yet a great many Americans act -- and vote -- as if it were false.
So it's time for an explication...
Read and think, and remember how dangerous the herd is.
They will stomp and kill you, simply out of fear or even crowd mentality.
Just think what they will do when purposely excited....