If I posted every great SMBC strip here then this blog would just be a backup of that comic’s RSS feed. But this one is particularly trenchant.

We usually think of effective governments as limiting violence by citizens through the exercise of power. Consider the alternative: maybe some of our success in reducing violence is due to giving people who are naturally inclined to be thugs a legitimate outlet for doing so, through state-sanctioned military and law-enforcement activities that don’t “count” as violence.

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