Realistically there are some problems with this assessment, but overall I could get behind this. My local government ‘enforcers’ act like thugs anyway. At least with the Mafia I know exactly what I’m getting, my family at least has a history with them. No, I will not elaborate. ETA: well Prohibition was really the only way to make a living back in the day. Just sayin’.
From a talk by Emily Sandblade via The Art of Not Being Governed
Reason Number 10: The Mafia has a sense of honor. If they say that they will do something, they stick to it. Nobody in the government has a clue what a sense of honor is. If they say that they will do something, you can count on it only if you’re getting screwed.
Reason Number 9: The Mafia code of conduct is simple and clear, and unfettered by legal doublespeak and millions of regulations.
Reason Number 8: When competing Mafia families go to war, they don’t kill hundreds of thousands of civilians as “collateral damage.” War is the health of the state, but for the Mafia, it’s bad for business.
Reason Number 7: Instead of conducting the war on drugs and the American people, the Mafia is perfectly happy to peacefully provide high-quality products to those who…
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