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We went through this sort of thing in the US

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Submitted by Sandra (United States), Dec 29, 2015 at 10:13

I remember that sometime in the past, perhaps in the 1970's, fire trucks used to be pelted while on a fire-fighting call. The neighborhoods were dominated by drug dealers and gangsters. it took years to clean them up. Abdicating responsibility just does not work.

Of course, we still have no-go areas. For instance, way out west, a bunch of gun nuts stood off the US government who wanted them to pay for the grazing they were doing on government land. We don't have the will to stand against our own reactionary, anti-American, ostensibly Christian gangsters. We don't even have the will to keep them from buying more guns "to hold off tyranny by the government".

Anarchy is the enemy of good governance, and is the nourishment of gangsters. If you squint your eyes enough, you can see the Sunni versus Shia as a parallel to the Bloods and Crips. Men in a power vacuum will grab for power, as it it the opportunity presented to men who would otherwise be nobodies.

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