The Sensible Knave

"I do not see that we are further along today than where Hume left us. The Humean predicament is the human predicament." - W.V.O. Quine

Friday, November 04, 2005

Riots are Bad

The schadenfreude on the right side of the blogging world over the Parisian rioting is palpable. It's time for everyone to come to their senses.

Sure, I think that the French leadership is corrupt and dishonorable, but the same could be said of the mayors of many large American cities. The French have by no means cornered the market on social dysfunction spawned from misguided policy. Should we take pleasure when rioting breaks out here as well?

Addendum: One wonders why more leftists aren't calling out the right on this. I suppose it's because that would require them to acknowledge these events.