Comment: IF you take away religion and don't replace it with anything

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IF you take away religion and don't replace it with anything

IF you take away religion and don't replace it with anything, such as education or nationalism or some other social-cultural standards, then you get a total pig-sty. But I disagree there's not enough police. The DHS snitch-on-your-neighbor policy is based on Stasi practices in East Germany, and that was sufficient to maintain strict order. Combine it with NSA mass surveillance, and the police will be able to target and liquidate resistance in short order.

Unlike in Holland, in the U.S., religion cannot be replaced with education, as clearly the education system is unfit for anything anymore, civics having been eliminated in the 60s, and practical education being fatally wounded at around the same time. Religious conviction would be the only thing compelling the unwashed masses from abusing one another for selfish gain. Socialist "we're all in this together" mantras never worked -- except through the barrel of a gun.

"Cowards & idiots can come along for the ride but they gotta sit in the back seat!"