Reader Question: Talking to AGWs?

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Here’s the latest reader question, along with my reply!

Mark asks: I sent my brother three videos about why you never talk to the cops. I sent him the Regent Law School one with the fast talking professor, which was in two parts; I also sent him Jay Ramey’s intro about your rights. My brother sent me this in response:

It shows a guy sitting in the police station parking lot where his wife works, like he’s done every day for years. The wife isn’t not a cop; she works in the office. While waiting for his wife, he decides to tape the AGWs leaving the lot. There’s a stop sign that they run. They don’t even slow down for it; they blow right through it like it wasn’t there! Because he taped them breaking the law for which they’d mulct us, they Hut! Hut! Hut! the guy. The guy politely but firmly asserts his rights and holds his ground. First, they say he’s suspicious. Why? Because he backed in to a parking space! They can’t see his plate to run it, which is the real reason. They also find his taping them suspicious. The video is about 21 minutes in length. If you could post it, I’d appreciate it. The guys need to see this. I don’t know about you, but I think the AGWs’ conduct is bullshit! Thanks, and have a great day!

My reply: I’ve seen this one; the “offense” was Affronting Authority – which AGWs enforce severely. It is a pathology with them and while I understand why they suffer from it (AGWs are psychologically defective people with control/anger issues; usually also low IQs) I have never understood why we tolerate it.

It is bad enough that “the law” routinely runs roughshod over our rights. What’s insufferable is law enforcers who don’t abide by the law – and who make up and enforce made-up laws, as here.

And then aren’t subject to punishment when caught – on video – violating “the law.” The actual law, I mean.

This double standard has had one positive effect, though. It has delegitimized the morally illegitimate authority of these AGWs, whom more and more good people now detest and shun. Videos of AGWs abusing people under color of law  as here – only accelerate what the Germans of the WW I era referred to as der tag – the day – which they patiently awaited.

Der tag kommt.

The day will come.

Soon, I think.

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  1. Hey Eric,

    “It is a pathology with them and while I understand why they suffer from it (AGWs are psychologically defective people with control/anger issues; usually also low IQs) I have never understood why we tolerate it”.

    The answer is simple, and extremely difficult to overcome. As long as most people accept the legitimacy of political authority, and the “right” of AGW’s to enforce the will of GovCo, open resistance is likely to be met with force, often lethal. Tragically, most people will regard the victim as being at fault, and the armed sociopath as being correct and, even worse, virtuous.

    As the late, great William Norman Grigg noted, those who instinctively side with the cops when witnessing a “beat down”, are mostly beyond reach (he called this the “Tom Joad test”). “We”, who instinctively side with the victim, but are capable of changing our view with more information (cop suckers cannot do this), are what Nock called the “remnant”.

    “The Ghost of Tom Joad”, Bruce Springsteen.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qi0kWe2ixzU

    Check out verse 3,

    Now Tom said, “Mom, wherever there’s a cop beating a guy
    Wherever a hungry newborn baby cries
    Where there’s a fight against the blood and hatred in the air
    Look for me, Mom, I’ll be there
    Wherever somebody’s fighting for a place to stand
    Or a decent job or a helping hand
    Wherever somebody’s struggling to be free
    Look in their eyes, Ma, and you’ll see me”

    Cheers,
    Jeremy

    • Hi Anon,

      “But when there’s an actual crime against a private citizen, they do nothing”.

      Why would they? All of the economic, “safety” and legal incentives line up behind exactly the type of behavior we see here. The courts have ruled repeatedly that AGW’s have no obligation to protect us. The dominant narrative, dutifully regurgitated by a paid liar, whenever an AGW performs a summary execution, is to bleat, “officer safety is paramount”. Another common DRL (dutifully regurgitated lie), is to ludicrously claim that, “if you just follow orders, you won’t get hurt”. Then this howler is compounded by the claim, “if we do something wrong, you will receive compensation through the courts”.

      This fetid heap of self serving arrogance is a museum quality example of the tactic.

      https://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2014/08/19/im-a-cop-if-you-dont-want-to-get-hurt-dont-challenge-me/

      To any sane, even marginally intelligent person, the insulting boast that “we put our lives on the line for you everyday”, is obviously incompatible with the “officer safety is paramount” excuse. Those who value safety for themselves, above all else are unlikely to expose themselves to danger to protect another person. Add qualified immunity, which amounts to de facto absolute immunity, to the mix and you create an incentive to “shoot first, ask questions later”.

      Finally, the common practice of “policing for profit” rewards those who concentrate their time and effort on stealing from poor and mostly powerless people, rather than protecting them. Those extremely rare cops who cling to the quaint notion that they have a duty to protect people, which requires risk, are actively punished. None of this will change until there is a profound shift in the attitude toward “authority” by the average person. The other necessary change, elimination of incentives designed to produce bad behavior and implementation of incentives designed to produce good behavior, can only occur after the first condition is met. I’m not holding my breath.

      Cheers,
      Jeremy

    • Hi Anon,

      One more thing, beneath the article, Wapo claimed, “there are no comments to the article”. Yeah, right: translation, “Most of the comments were extremely negative, which could give the mundanes some unacceptable ideas, thus we decided not to show any of them”.

      Cheers,
      Jeremy

    • Hi Aljer,

      It’s neither, of course – but it is a useful (to AGWs) if not legal pretext for screwing with people who’ve committed no crime and who haven’t done anything specific to engender legitimate suspicion (i.e., probable cause) a crime has been or is about to be committed.

      The only way to check this abuse is to make it a firing offense – and a prosecutable offense and a tort offense – to place any person under duress absent specific probable cause (i.e., legitimate suspicion).

      AGWs ought to be held to at least the same legal obligations as other people to know the law and – arguably – ought to be more severely dealt with when they abuse the law under the color of authority.

      In this case, the man in the truck could have told an ordinary person who assaulted him in this manner to fuck off. And if he didn’t fuck off, the man could have just driven away … and if the person fucking with him tried to stop him, the man in the truck could have defended himself against the assault.

      But when an armed government worker does it, the person being assaulted knows he has to sit there and take it – because the thug is not only armed with a gun, he’s armed with the power of government authority – which gives him a de facto license to assault (and kill) people. We are forced to take it from these creeps. We’re not allowed to just walk away – much less defend ourselves against them.

      Until that changes, nothing else will.

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