On Adam Curry’s Daily Source Code podcast a few days back, Curry, a political conservative who rarely mentions politics, he said he grew up in the States where police and military are respected and has found the opposite to be true in the ‘mostly socialist’ European countries that he’s lived in for years. He says the military and police in these countries are seen as being part of the war machine and mistrusted. My reaction upon hearing this was, I didn’t know such wondrous countries existed.