Atlas Shrugged: The Mocking

Friday, May 7, 2010

Iraqi Drug Body Count

Megan McArdle and family are extremely upset that the police shot some dogs in front of a family during a drug raid. Evidently P. Suderman takes the laws against possession of marijuana quite personally.

I am waiting for her article declaring that we really can't tell how many animals and people died in drug-related police malfeasance because of the lack of scientific rigour while making the estimates, and how people who are against drug raids only want to be right and don't care about the real statistics, which are much lower than ignorant people think.


NutellaonToast said...

I just remembered her bullshit response the video of the apache helicopter mowing down civilians, and then mowing down the civilians and their children who came to the aid of the first set. Ah, good times.

Anonymous said...

I'm no psychologist, but it seems like a lot of these self-involved, narcissistic, borderline-sociopathic types seem to be incapable of empathizing with fellow humans, while at the same time they have disproportionately over-the-top emotional reactions to animals. Crazy Cat Lady Syndrome.

Susan of Texas said...

Nutella, we just can't tell what was really going on, and what were those dogs doing in a drug den anyway? It's their own fault!

Anon, maybe they just prefer to deal with creatures that can't hurt them emotionally. Or they want absolute devotion like they never got from Mom and Dad. Or they just really, really like cats.

aimai said...

I always think the issue is really one that they don't have any real feelings except those that are socially approved. There's no constituency, except the dog fight constituency, that thinks that shooting or maiming animals is good and necessary so Megan doesn't either. People she likes and wants to be liked by, important people, think that the Iraqis are just weird not to want to be killed in their own homes, or on their own streets, so Megan doesn't think its important either.

But I think Susan of T is right, as usual, that there's some kind of weird projection and denial going on. They overreact to the killing of animals because they've hardened themselves against feeling bad over the killing of humans. Plus, its really clear that Megan only cares about this incident because she grasps, dimly, that she and suderman and their recrational drug using friends could be on the wrong end of the gun barrell some time.