maybe its due to my *current* state of mind but I was watching Friends (only second time thru!) and suddenly struck by how similar the government is to a criminal gang. I know its not an original idea but damn is the resemblance is uncanny, especially when youve experienced both up front and personally.
they take someones shit, and then threaten that same person that people are out to get em, but pay us for protection and you’ve nothing to worry about…when in reality the only people with designs on your shit was that gang/ the government.
the only difference is the government can punish their competition without risking their own existence.