Denninger: We Just Don't Quit, Do We?
Karl Denninger looks first to Egypt, then to the bigger picture:
...Here's the ultimate expression of the problem, as has been repeatedly shown over the years and throughout nations worldwide: Political power, once the people responsible decide to dig in their heels, is only ceded when the people are willing to attach an "or else" to their protests and convince those in power they mean it...
Got 100 container-loads or more of "or else"?
The Bad People, in Egypt and here in their nominal master's lair, sure do.
And you can bet that these folks do, as well - despite what this imbecile said and is now being walked back.
Now, ask yourself this:
If you were a lifer in the FedGov, would you have any fact-based reason to fear (or even respect) the American people you ostensibly serve?
Any non-fantasy-based reason at all?
And so to quote Causapatet:
Well ... here we are. Imagine where we will be.