At night, when the objective world has slunk back into its cavern and left dreamers to their own, there come inspirations and capabilities impossible at any less magical and quiet hour.
Some are born to sweet delight, some are born to endless night.
When a local government’s very existence depends on its citizens breaking the law — when fines from ordinance violations are written into city budgets for the upcoming year as a primary or even the main expected source of revenue — the relationship between the government and the governed is not one of public officials serving their constituents, but of preying off of them. When the primary mission of a police department isn’t to protect citizens but to extract money from them, and when the cops themselves don’t look like, live near or have much in common with the people from whom they’re extracting that money, you get cops who start to see the people they’re supposed to be serving not as citizens with rights, but as potential sources of revenue, as lawbreakers to be caught. The residents of these towns then see cops not as public servants drawn from their own community to enforce the laws and keep the peace, but as outsiders brought in to harass them, whose salaries are drawn from that harassment. The same goes for the judges and prosecutors, who also rarely live in the towns that employ them.
Morgan has returned.
This guy has done such a great job with this character.
It’s true. I’m an anarchist at heart.
The Wythe, Brooklyn NY on the Williamsburg waterfront. Photo by Sleeper Magazine. This is the Historic King Room ($400ish/night) but the available lofts look amazing! I can’t imagine the price for those though.
There is something very odd about a society where the most talented people all get tracked toward the same elite colleges, where they end up studying the same small number of subjects and going to the same small number of careers. And that strikes me as a lack of diversity in thinking about the kinds of things people should be doing that’s very limiting for our society, as well as for students.