links for 2010-07-29
"As society broke down, the police became warlords. The state police broke apart, and the officers were subsumed into the local forces of their communities. The newly formed tribes expanded to encompass the relatives and friends of the police."
You're not your embroidery. You're not how much money your father has set aside for your dowry. You're not the carriage you drive. You're not the contents of your reticule. You're not your fucking pelisse. You're the all-singing, all-dancing crap of the Empire.