“Soft despotism is a term coined by Alexis de Tocqueville describing the state into which a country overrun by "a network of small complicated rules" might degrade. Soft despotism is different from despotism (also called 'hard despotism') in the sense that it is not obvious to the people."
Saturday, March 10, 2007
The man, believed to be in his thirties, rides a pink bicycle and was seen wearing a winter jacket with a fur collar around the hood, police said.
Notice anything missing from the description of this punk ass that assaulted the 101 year old woman? They got the fur collar part down. Seems they noticed the color of his bike. Pink. What do you look for if he is not on his bike and hung up his fur collared jacket?
Now the purpose of a description is to find him and spare another 101 year old woman. He did nail an 83 year old as well. But the media may have not noticed that this individual on his pink bike belongs to a class of fur collared people that make up 12% of the US population. He is a male so that further distinguished him. He is about thirty. He is black. That puts him in a class of 3% of the US population. That class of Americans commits 55% of the violent crimes.Not that there is anything wrong with it.
Hardly worthy noticing. let alone mentioning.