Excuse me for existing
This is the lead sentence of a story in today’s Daily Mail:
Police today admitted they were prepared to use plastic bullets against rioters if a fourth night of lawlessness sees gangs of youths marauding across London and looting businesses.They ADMITTED that they were prepared to use plastic bullets? Meaning, they didn’t LOUDLY ANNOUNCE that they were prepared to use plastic bullets? Meaning, they were guilty about being prepared to use plastic bullets, and this information had to be forced out of them?
What’s particularly sad is, by saying “they admitted … ,” they are saying “we apologize.” You don’t admit to something you believe is right, only to something you think is wrong. This ties in correctly with what you said, but I’ll take it a step further; why didn’t they announce they were DEFINITELY going to use this force?
Posted by Lawrence Auster at August 09, 2011 01:09 PM | Send