Monday, March 23, 2009


Is there any two words in the English language…let me start that over. Are there. Are there any two words in the English language that provoke the same kind of response as cop down? No, there are not. Cop down means there’s someone out there who values his own life so little that he’s willing to do the one thing guaranteed to make that life absolutely worthless. He’s willing to kill a cop. If you’re willing to kill a cop, either you’ve convinced yourself that you’re bulletproof, or you don’t care what’s going to happen when the bullets start hitting you. Well, there’s someone like that out there right now, because today at the Shankly soiree somebody shot a cop. Whereupon the rest of the cops waded in and pounded the living shit out of everybody but the guy who fired the shots. So, as the great Vonnegut would have said, it goes. Riots and rumors of riots. People, man. I mean, if you’re not going to kill a cop because you’re in a mad fury about the injustice of commercialized state murder, when are you going to kill a cop? It makes absolute, incorrigible sense. If you’re a certain kind of crazy person.

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