Everyone thinks like a child now. It's all good guys and bad guys, all a game board. Back then everything was cash. If you didn't want to get robbed you got protection. When the criminals knew your restaurant belonged to Albert Anastasia, they didn't bother you.YES. The Mafia works better than police. I've seen it in Enid, which was a fully connected city when I lived there in the '70s. There was very little petty crime, the social structure was 'flatter' and more accessible, and the city government was COMPETENT. The government actually SERVED THE PEOPLE because it functioned on a COMMERCIAL BASIS. I learned the cultural lesson a few years earlier in prison. The guards were incapable of protecting you from private rapes. If you had a Man, you were protected. You could also find a less violent cellmate through Beasley's Realty Service. = = = = = Retail transactions create a personal two-way obligation. True in business and in governance. When you forbid the analog adaptiveness of retail, all transactions become binary. In a binary system, one man has all the power. The evolution of this new setup began around 1910 and accelerated in 1946. "Good Government" movements eliminated local retail politics and stressed the importance of "rule of law". At the same time, parenting and personal relationships were destroyed by all-consuming EXPERTS. Never trust your senses. Always trust the Scientist and the Economist and the Doctor and the FBI Agent. 2020 exposed the total and absolute failure of all systems and abstractions. It's all medieval now, all old-culture, all raw PERSONAL POWER. If you still believe in systems, you're a fool.
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