George Floyd didn’t get a knee because his killer was a racist. He got it because his killer is an armed government worker.
The distinction is important.
Daniel Shaver wasn’t black – and the AGW (Philip Brailsford) who got away with killing this unarmed white man who was crawling on the floor begging for his life wasn’t motivated by racism, either.
He was motivated by something far worse than racism – because authoritarianism is policy.
AGWs – the term is used not in a derogatory but in a literal sense – are not in the business of protecting rights. They are in the business of enforcing laws (they use exactly this term to describe themselves). To the nth degree, submission to the law being the fundamental thing.
Including, implicitly, submission to them.
Think carefully about that – about what it means. As opposed to what it used to mean to be a peace officer, whose business was protecting people’s rights.
The AGW who killed Shaver didn’t get away with killing him because of white privilege, either. He had something infinitely more potent because codified:
This isn’t a rhetorical device, like the other (political) use of the term. It is literally true. Armed government workers – all colors, both sexes – have legal privileges unique to their class. Among the most dangerous is qualified immunity, which limits the extent to which they can be held accountable for the harm they cause.
This includes personal civil liability.
Even when they’re found guilty of some heinous offense – they don’t pay. We do. Taxpayers finance the settlements handed out to the victims of AGWs – including (soon) the family of George Floyd.
Similarly, the $1.6 million taxpayers paid out to 54-year-old David Eckert (incidentally white) of New Mexico, who was subjected to “multiple digital penetrations” and “three forced enemas” by an AGW who abused him not because he was white but just because.
Also, Johnny Wheatcroft – also incidentally white – repeatedly Tazered in the testicles (by incidentally white AGWs) while lying prone on the ground and helpless . . . just because.
Do you suppose being able to abuse people just because – and not be held accountable, personally – makes AGWs more or less likely to abuse people just because?
If you shot someone who was unarmed, lying on the ground and begging for his life – or choked the life out of a man using your knee – you’d not only go to prison for many years, you’d be sued personally – into the poorhouse. Your family would lose everything. Your kids would be destitute.
Do you suppose that knowledge makes it more or less likely that you’ll shoot someone who is unarmed, lying on the ground and begging you not to shoot him?
Are you more – or less – likely to attack someone who hasn’t attacked you – and who has the legal right to defend himself?
You have no legal right to defend yourself against the attack of an AGW – even if you’ve done nothing to provoke the attack. You are required to submit and obey and hope you survive. If you do, maybe your neighbors will be forced to pay your medical bills.
The Shaver incident (more here) is one of many involving white victims of AGWs, but the point being missed – deliberately – isn’t the color of the victims of AGWs but rather that all of us – regardless of color the color of our skin – are literally at the mercy of anyone with a badge and a gun.
We have an authoritarian problem. Not a race problem – though race is being used to distract us from that fact.
Racist AGWs do exist, of course. Just like the WuFlu. But in both cases the reality has been grossly exaggerated to manipulate, terrify and divide and demoralize us. The threat presented by Wuflu was – is – incidental. The harm imposed by the government using WuFlu as the excuse has been catastrophic.
Similarly, while there are racist AGWs, it is the AGW as such that’s the inherently dangerous creature – like the rattlesnake some backwoods people dance with in order to test their faith.
Whether the AGW dislikes you on account of your skin is far less relevant than what the AGW can do to you, regardless of your skin – because of his (or her) almost limitless authority.
Even in a best-case scenario – an AGW who isn’t an outright sadist looking to hurt/kill you – the essence of the threat is the same. All AGWs have effectively unlimited power to do as they like to any of us, anytime they like. The law doesn’t protect us.
It shields them.
This ugly reality hangs over every interaction between an AGW and a “civilian.”
We all know it. Who feels “safe” when they look in the rearview and see an AGW behind them? It is because we know that at any moment – at the whim of the AGW behind the wheel – those lights might come on and we’ll be forced to “pull over” – even if we haven’t violated any law – because AGWs have the power to make us and we are required to defer to their authority.
This ought to tell people something.
The “good cop” is like the Social Security “contribution” – an oxymoron. He is “good” to the extent that he doesn’t use the essentially unlimited authority he has; that he refrains from enforcing the myriad petty and not-so-petty laws he has at his disposal to ruin your day, empty your wallet and perhaps end your life.
That he won’t scream at you to get on the ground, now! for hesitating to obey his order to hand over your ID, just because he demanded it. That he won’t just take the $5,000 in cash he found in the glovebox of your car, which you had planned to use to buy the motorcycle you were on your way to check out when you got “pulled over” for not wearing a seatbelt.
Nothing restrains AGWs but themselves.
That kind of power is dangerous, intoxicating and corrupting. It is very hard to resist the rip tide of an unequal balance of power when it tilts your way.
That it is not abused more often is the wonder.
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Armed Government Worker.
When a taxi driver or a convenience store clerk goes off to work, does anyone worry whether he will return home? He has no back-up, and in many places is forbidden the means to defend himself, that all privileged AGW’s may carry.
The media glorifies the Harry Callahan or Danny Reagan style cop. Cops watch the same movies and TV shows as the rest of us. Apparently they don’t tune in to reruns of Andy of Mayberry. Of course, the worst offender Sheriff Andy had to put up with was Otis the Drunk.
The other side of the story consists of the urban business owners who suffer endlessly from the activities of unrestrained savages who vandalize their property, break in and steal. litter. foul the sidewalks, and drive away customers. Even when caught on video, their identities known to all, the police and the courts do not respond. If the cops show up at all it is only to arrest the businessman who has the audacity to defend his property and his livelihood. I’ve seen it. It is real.
There are people on the streets who have literally destroyed large swaths of my city with impunity. Hundreds of arrests. No convictions or token punishment. For the moment the county is not arresting anyone. The Sheriff doesn’t want a China virus outbreak in his jail. The nearby State prison lost two guards and several inmates to the disease.
Just as lawyers should not be permitted to serve in the legislature (separation of powers), soldiers should probably not be hired as police. On the other hand, when 18 un named men are shot to death in Chicago each weekend, that IS a war zone.
Here’s my prediction: Dems don’t necessarily control the police anymore as they have moved radically left, especially in the big cities. Defund the Police, to me means, get rid something they can’t control anymore and replace it with their so called ‘social justice people’. They will be unarmed at first, but very shortly as city people get accosted and killed, they will then be armed and then the Lefty nuts control them. IMO, all part of the plan.
Don’t forget poor Tony Timpa. Circumstances very close to George Floyd.
I loved this. There was only one passage I disagree with: “We have an authoritarian problem. Not a race problem …”
We can have both. And we do.
AGWs fuck people over regularly. And, all else being equal, a black is more likely to be on the receiving end than a white.
See how simple?
All the slivered ism’s is but chips off the authoritarian block.
Good point Oyz. It has been well said, that there are two classes of people. Those who seek to control others, and those who don’t.
But I’ve always preferred; There are 10 types of people in the world. Those who understand binary, and those who don’t. ^^
The base is a good bit larger than the gold (96 to 4).
Smegol goes to school, gets STEM’d, gets his precious ring, “becomes” Dr. Gollum, & the trilogy has fathers holy ghostin’ sons over, & over, & over again.
Gee, thanks dad.
Since deservin’s got nada to do, whatcha’ want for fathers day? Tin man, scarecrow, lion, Dot, Oz, Munchkin, Witch (which? both?), Flyin’ Monkey? Pick yer fight club alters, daddy-o.
Would it were, since those stage actors was picked simultaneous with “you.”
Me myself and I are doing fine™. As for Big Daddy, Junior and the Spook, that’s a Mass Con, of an entirely different collective.
Way too many tim men, and not enough toto’s around here.
Not to mention buckets.
STEM is better than gender studies, pays better too. Matter doesn’t need to be Dark, to influence minds.
Fine’s good, three amigos. But are there fines for changing the subject?
Subject is education, educability.
STEM don’t correlate that subject any better than gender studies do (but/& in some ways, as mentioned, no shortage of stemmers is even less educated, educable…did you see this recent bit on public health technocrats? https://www.lewrockwell.com/2020/06/allan-stevo/public-health-is-another-term-for-marxism/ ).
Technocrats sounds like Tenochtitlan & smells like human sacrifice. & hoo-boy here comes the Spanish accelerant.
Nuthin’ pays better, nor makes “friends” & influences “minds” better ‘n’ oligarchies ‘r weus!
But them ain’t got enough buckets to ever get me in brigade.
And that’s true: most toto’s are better people than most people.
Hell Oyz, if fines for changing subjects there be, we’d both be off to the p(oo)r house. Or was that Citizens? I transpose those too much. Or was that protest?
Some STEM’s are tastier than pl ants, but not as prone to creative spoilage.
Assemble first, repent at Leisure. Thats why the five year old child is never included.
Democracy is two wolves, and a lamb, voting on whats for dinner. But slight of mind produces monsters. Are you a good witch, or a bad witch?
Um, no. The stats don’t back that up because it’s bullsh*t.
The widespread, but false, belief that police violence is primarily about race is driven by two major factors. First, the media relentlessly pushes the systemic racism/white privilege narrative; born in the minds of radical academics, it has poisoned nearly all of education and appeals to the shallow virtue signaling and guilt appeasement of privileged, white lefties. Ask anyone who is genuinely concerned about police violence if they have ever heard of Daniel Shaver, Levoy Finicum, Kelly Thomas, Eugene Mallory, etc…, and you will likely get a blank stare. Mainstream media rarely reports any instances of police violence that don’t support the narrative. If they do, they’re usually confined to local papers and never pushed nationally. This willful misrepresentation of reality is despicable and serves only to generate conflict, whether the individual participants are aware of it or not.
The second reason is that blacks are over represented for arrest, fines and convictions for many low level “crimes”. This can appear to be racist but is probably due to economic, not racial, profiling. Police target poor communities and milk them, through a petty and vindictive escalating fine system, until they’re dry. The practice is known as “policing for profit”. Cops are bullies and cowards, which is why “policing for profit” activities take place almost exclusively in poor neighborhoods. People who lack the resources to fight back are easier to target and exploit. Because blacks are over represented in poor communities, this despicable practice, driven by greed and arrogance, appears to be motivated by racism, but is not.
No, the problem with police is not racism, but it is systemic. A coercive, monopoly institution, dedicated to enforcing the will of the political class, whose members are largely immune from the consequences of their actions, will reliably produce exactly what we see.
& if little boxes ♫ is dispensed with – incl poor communities seeming disproportionate share — Ruby Ridge, Waco, 9-11 1&2, OKC for some closer temporal locals, then all the stuff done outside murika’s little box…
…it’s the Tao o’ pow! The Tao’r o’ “Power.” It’s Babel, countless languages all saying the same looped, loopy, thing.
That’s systemic, for sure.
Everywhere I read, Floyd was asphyxiated. But the autopsy states otherwise. Yes the cop had his knee on floyd for 8-9 minutes. But he arrived at the hospital alive. How could he have been asphyxiated if he was still alive for an hour at the hospital?
The autopsy states he died of a heart attack and that he was loaded up big time with fentanyl. Do we no longer believe autopsy’s. Once this gets to court you know they’re gonna lose unless it’s a Chinese style court. And if they do lose prepare for more of those “peaceful” protesting.
Anyways for those that are interested here is the autopsy. I’m sure BLM will call it rayciss…
In 1972 at the first Libertarian Party national convention, when their first platform was written, there was a section (still there I think) calling for the abolition of “sovereign immunity” for all government actions. The existing immunity for law enforcement is based on this broader doctrine.
Now as a matter of logic, while most citizen/AGW interactions are peaceful on both sides, AGWs do have to deal with and arrest/constrain/subdue the most dangerous, crazed and sometimes heavily armed people walking around loose. Some are literally crazy; others high or drunk, a few are sociopaths/psychopaths for whom hurting others is not a moral concern. So I would give AGWs (or others who have to deal with this kind of person) some latitude on liability. However, with police militarization and an ongoing absence of much concern for actual citizen welfare, this immunity needs to be limited. As is it now, even in non police matters sovereign immunity runs amok. One local state university stole a professional photo online and argued that they had no liability for taking private property. What if they steal your car?
Police need to be supported when they are doing a tough job in dangerous situations. They risk their lives. But limiting the immunity mentality will go a long way to making things safer for them and us.
Standard should be higher, not lower. “Immunity” is as low as it gets. And as an incentive, attracts the lowest, too. But…that is the doublestandard of gov, every where & when.
When the top cops (Un-AGW’s) of the nation behave in a manner that suits their own interests and politics and to hell with the law and constitution sets a fine example for the rest of AGW’s to follow. Comey, McCabe gave Trump an attempted coup as cops. Anyone surprise cops (AGW’s) behave badly towards our rights and the constitution?
Another side effect of the deep state that runs the country, not representatives of the people.
Some really good points here. Race should not even enter into the equation. Like statistics and percentages, you can turn anything into more than it is or something it’s not. As far as the AGWs, it is now the question of them enforcing dictates of the state (or even their own personal hidden agendas) verses protecting a citizen’s rights. The scale has titled far to the point where our rights are going the way of the dodo.
De-fund the police? After many months of lockdown and reduce revenues going forward, many smaller municipalities might not have much choice. Then there will be a vacuum and it will be filled with an army of government thugs that will be far more dangerous than even the event of Communism where 100’s of millions perished at the hands of insane megalomaniacs.
After the fake Covid panic, you can see the willingness of people to bow down to the insane dictates of government and other authorities. That is the scary part. We have been infiltrated by die hard leftists, Marxists, Communists and socialists in virtually every aspect of our economic, social and financial lives. Most people will remain glued to the TV where they are given their marching orders. The new AGW force will be created by the Democrats to make sure the real protestors, those are the people who value true freedom and non-government interference in their everyday lives, are eventually extinguished by various nefarious methods.
Fear and division are the primary tools of tyrants. We are getting a lethal dose of both. They’re the only product the Democrats produce, and the Republicans talk the talk, but most definitely don’t walk the walk. We are governed by one party of gangsters, and another party of pussies. Gangs of Psychopaths In Charge who are concerned with our welfare only when it intersects with theirs.
If you look at America over the past hundred and fifty years, you will see that the Government, state, local, and especially federal, HAS given itself the Authority that you spoke about. It is another case of “government” enriching itself, empowering itself, and encroaching on and eventually eliminating the freedoms that were previously enjoyed by its citizens. As happens with ALL governments. As of right now, at least until the recent state-ordered shutdown of the economy, and the resulting coming Greater Depression, the main evil was manifested in the federal government, in that over 90% of what is does is EVIL. Yes, evil. Now with the states’ and cities’ recent power-grab we have seen that the populace has been completely fooled and has accepted the largest loss of freedom in our country’s 244 year history. The government- that means our local, state, and federal government- has demonstrated that it doesn’t need to declare Martial Law. We have Martial Law without any declaration of it. And most people fell for it.
And look for it to get worse as the riots continue until election day. Civil unrest is the democrats/communists only strategy to try to win the election. Will it work ? Probably not. Many voters are shocked to see the protests which they at first supported turn violent and they are seeing that one side is backing the violence and demanding the abolition of the police. There will be a backlash if they keep it up, and Trump will win.
But in the mean time, I am afraid that rioting will only lead to more repression, and the same if there is a recurrance of the Chinese Flue- more loss of our freedom. I am afraid that we are headed for a MAJOR CIVIL WAR.
Above comment is directed at “Ice Age”.
I think that unCivil War has already started. At least that is what the history books will say.
It’s still to be determined whether it’ll be a civil war – i.e., a war for control over the government – or a war of separation/secession (which is what the so-called “Civil” War was actually all about). I prefer the latter because it could be done without war. Just let those of us who still want to live as free individuals have our half of the country and let the Face Diaper Brigades have the other half.
Several things. First, the same government that used all its power to “lock down” honest people who work and pay the taxes that support the government exercised none of its power to prevent the Golden Horde from torching cities. If the government cannot perform this most basic of tasks, the core thing that justifies (if it does) the existence of government – then we not defund it?
Second, learn from the rioters. Without in any way condoning what they’re doing – in particular, the absurd why they are doing it – note that they have the balls to do it.
Meanwhile, the locked-down sheep – baaaaaa! baaaaaaaaa! – passively submit to the destruction of their lives and businesses and bow to sickness kabuki regimes.
Such pussies deserve to get fucked.
Eric… I understand your frustration, but I disagree that the “silent majority”, deserve what is happening to them.
They are victims of the public “educational” system, and the corporate mass media. They have been indoctrinated, and conditioned to obey “authority” since early childhood.
Remember that video, on explaining government? Most people have never, ever, asked the questions that the alien did. Why? Because it never enters their minds. They are mentally, and emotionally stunted.
They are the intended product, of a system that was designed from its origins, to produce obedient, docile, ignorant, consumerist sheep. Which it has done with great success, for generations now.
I have contacts in China, who tell me that the CCP is in awe, of the system that the US uses to control its population.
The horrible implications of this, are bad enough, without giving into our frustrations and anger. That way lies “collateral damage”, and we both know thats wrong.
Agree about deserving. Persons, places, things are what they are. “Deservin’s got nuthin’ to do with it.”
No choice but to disagree that arrival at deservinglessness was via the transit system you’d like to blame it on. I made that same transit. Presumably you did, too. So did most, probably all, others here.
Incoming is not the bogey. What catches the incoming is either already bogey, or it isn’t (along a continuum, of course, black & white at opposite ends).
Nurture rides nature’s rumble seat. All pretending otherwise does is keep lots of people busily spinning wheels in make-work “new deals.”
Meet the new drug dealers, same as the old.
You know Oyz, I used to believe that myself. But that was before I had experience with a project, that took around one hundred inner city kids, and turned them into scientists, engineers and other STEM focused people. I’m not talking about cherry picking best cases. It was a broad spectrum of kids, with different back grounds.
What made the difference, was that the teachers understood that different people learn most effectively in different fashions.
That, and they really cared about what they where doing.
It was one of those foundation projects, that pop up, once in awhile.
It completely changed my perspective, on what can be done with a REAL educational system, that teaches people to love reading, math, and learning.
The current system is a tragic joke. But its what we’ve come to expect, from years of government training…
BJ angles…I’ve seen that movie, too.
Stand & Deliver, right?
Add an exclamation point to include the highwaywo/man aspect of state “education” (no matter how it’s done to better fit those being trained, for whatever, including STEM).
Add Billy Ocean for a good soundtrack. Cool. (Tho I prefer Get Into My Car.)
Is there a distinction between education, & training?
Are STEM folk largely not just as uneducated, & uneducable as most?
How many STEMs (along with many/most other sheep/holdin’ their/skins) aren’t psych/emotionally freeze-dried in the proposition that they are educated, particularly in whatever their specialty is, & so how dare anyone not so likewise tanned arrogate themselves anything but abject obeisance?
Technocracy, the latest term for highly trained SEAL’s.
Let’s put Gates mug on one side of the scrip, & Fauci’s on the other (just to pick a random pair o’ parers that’d like nothing better than to au pair the world).
Education is an inside job. The educable “get educated” (that beat goes on until the last heartbeat). Despite “education systems.” Despite anything. (given net minimums – those variable also to each individual pre-existing terrain – in nutrition, sanitation/hygiene, etc.)
That’s the surround, & noticing/not noticing is a litmus. AJ Nock wrote about it, too. Memoirs of a Superfluous Man, I’m pretty sure it was. It’s a fact, not a belief.
I knew a man Bojangles and he’d dance for you
In worn out shoes ♪♫♪
Oyz, education is indeed internal. But the seeds can be planted, by those who care enough to do it right. The first is a love of reading. Reading (and math) are the keys to the universe. Systems no matter how well intended, are not the answer.
Especially not government systems… ^^
Men in Black
Are our sinister lefts tied together, blades in our righteous rights? Nah. I’d never do it like that, bring symbolism to a knife fight.
Seeds only grow in hospitable terroir.
Further than that even: like bags o’ flour in the pantry, growin’ unplanted weevils – the seeds is already there…or they ain’t.
(and grain brain, wheat belly, if it’s a thing – prolly is — has to do with hybridization, processing methods. ‘Let food be thy medicine’ somebody said, but poisoners have other medicinal schemes.)
Terroir, each unique, ain’t radically egalitarian, “come one, come all ye seeds, joyful & triumphant…”…”teachers” ain’t radical agrarians (tho I had some conscripted, constipated, grammarians…).
Reading & math are the keys to the board they’s already aboard of. Or on. Or in.
Just got me a new mechanical keyboard. Old school.
Have jumped off a canvas-wrapped oak high-dive board. Even older school. (Plus, it was warped. School it came from hadn’t seen a studentured servant in 50 years, I bet.)
Leadin’ schools to keys & boards ain’t got naught to do with takin’ the leaps…& that mischaracter•wry•zes, too, cuz the leaps ain’t took, the jumpers was all pushed, compelled to find, & tap, those keys.
& have come to discover, by way o’ researchin’ my new board, there’s a subculture o’ mech keyboard freaks out there – you would not believe the variety sold to the boutique people, who’s all aboard the collectin’ o’ keys & boards…there’s a site called Drop (a lotta cash?) devoted, albeit not purely, to it.
Ain’t even eye exams gov systematized these days?
I can see clearly now, anyhow ♫♪♫…
I know that it way too late to put the toothpaste back in the tube, at least without making a BIG mess but the dude who first thought up the idea of ‘government’ should have been quietly strangled by members of his tribe before his horrible secret got out.
The idea of government was just a change in the tactics of a thoughtful gang of marauders who figured out that instead of raping all the women, stealing all they could carry, enslaving all they could feed and use profitably, and killing and burning the rest, it would be to their advantage to settle in place and bleed their victims on an ongoing basis. Rothbard’s description of them as “gangs writ large” is not just metaphorical. The one and only time an attempt was made to establish a somewhat equitable government, the founding of the United States, it was founded using a constitution that was deliberately filled with holes allowing said government to resume governments normal activity. The enslavement of the population. It’s fatal flaw is not providing for an external means of enforcement. Leaving the fox in charge of the hen house. Such was not an accident. It was a deliberate attempt to disguise their true desire, thus making their victims more amenable.
Just so. But & yet even so the deification of “founding fathers” keeps finding losts at the foundry o’ father addicts, & the demi-gadda-da-vida iron butterflies only get off the ground when pinned like costume jewelry to the breasts of those “great men.”
And that condition ain’t the product of public schoolin’, neither.
Great men from history, usually have a great deal of blood on their hands. Those who founded our country, just happened to be the wealthy land owners of the time. Looking at the Federalists, is akin to looking at the Oligarchs of that age.
Of course they would establish a system, that over time would be come corrupted and centralized. That bastard Hamilton, wanted to replicate the British monarchy, as just one example.
But all of these words, mean little in the face of generations of indoctrination
and conditioning, to obey “authority”. It is only when the great number, lose faith and trust in that “authority”, that change will be possible. Let us just hope that it is change for the better.
Most salient aspect of “great men” as lovingly embraced by generations well-removed seems to be “they got away with it.”
Which they did, then as now, by making full use of the “indoctrinated” of their times & places.
Marchin’ is marchin’, there has never been a paucity of marchers, & no reason to suspect there ever will be.
“Authority” is hardwired.
Every once in awhile those wires come out crossed, short out, are missing, or otherwise wired. Luck of the draw/n schematic.
That “Bastard” Hamilton, which we all know he was after the play. In my opinion, Hamilton was a tool of the international banking cartel of the time. Best thing Burr ever did was stop the bastard. For which he has been vilified in the histories, but not ignored as other great Americans have been ignored, like Tom Paine. Just need to keep up the battle. It’s not one that can ever be “won” or “lost” there will always be tomorrow so keep fighting in whatever manner you wish. It is the journey, keep going others will follow from your example.
Ugg, Thomas Paine will be remembered. A few in each generation, will be moved by his timeless words, and pass them along. That has been the case for centuries now. I suspect that it will continue.
“Great men from history, usually have a great deal of blood on their hands”.
Brings to mind the second sentence of Lord Acton’s famous quote,
“Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men.”
And were so before they became “great men.”
Yes, years ago some libertarian, maybe Robert Higgs, added this addendum to the quote, “power attracts the already corrupt”.
Hell, I thought that was mine all mine observation, & doubly so when confirmed by obstinate disapproval by some umbrage takers at my polishing modification to “1st Baron” Acton.
Brilliantly observant as always Eric: “We have an authoritarian problem. Not a race problem – though race is being used to distract us from that fact.”
If AGWs had no power – legal authority – to screw with people of any race using the current almost limitless pretexts, almost all of this would just go away. Imagine no “checkpoints” or window tint or “safety” sticker or seatbelt checkpoints… people would be free to travel again without fear of being “pulled over” – and the end of that would mean the end of the worse that often comes after the pulling over.
AGWs are mostly (at best) crime historians anyhow. They are almost never there to “protect” anyone – even assuming they had a legal obligation to do so (the don’t). They arrive after the fact, to “investigate.” Our protection remains largely up to us. So why bother with the rest of it?
Many good points. Even libertarian police (private service) would be mainly historians. They would arrive, survey the scene (nice grouping! Ok, tag’em and bag’em).
The reason that doesn’t happen much, is that a coercive government couldn’t exist without an enforcer class. Which is why the Oligarchs who rule, make certain the enforcer class is always taken care of, and has every advantage possible.
But Grandma, what nasty thugs you have!
The better to rule you, my dear!… ^^
Don’t know if you’ve seen it, but this one’s an example of AGWs protecting and serving, good and hard, to some innocent young’ens: Military Firing on Americans on Their PORCH (only paint rounds this time) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hH98i_McWqQ
Seems to me the thing always missed with such events is we have a SEXISM problem.
A big black man handcuffed with 3 goons holding him down is no more “powerful” than a skinny white girl – but we all know damn well those goons would not have knelt on the neck of such a girl.
They WOULD and do kneel on the necks of white MEN.
Yes, men are physically bigger, stronger, more likely to be violent (outside of the home; inside women are more violent). That is no reason kill or cripple them but if America were honest with itself it would admit the American public doesn’t care about MEN.
Raped in jail? Hahaha! Bend over the soap, Bubba is horny, hahaah! Unless it’s a woman, in which case it’s terrible sexism, misogyny and utterly barbaric, and someone should DO something, because rape is terrible, right?
Mention how the police and courts are racist against black men and you’ll be told how disproportionately blacks are prisoners, and that is clear and evident proof of racist bias against them.
Mention how the police and courts are sexist against men and you’ll be told how most disproportionately men are prisoners and so they obviously deserve it, with their toxic masculinity.
We see a strong push across the Western world to not even arrest women and if they ARE arrested to not charge them, to avoid charging them with anything serious and if we really have to, to not give them any prison time anyway. And that’s ignoring how the crimes typical of women are classified as not serious in the first place, while crimes typical of men are basically hanging offenses.
If a woman denies you access to your own child? She’s just being “protective” and you’re a “bully” at best. If she runs off with that child? She can just accuse you of ‘abuse’ and she’s the victim and will get police help.
Deny a woman access to her child and you’re a “kidnapper” (felony), even threaten to use your greater strength while doing so and it’s a long list of felonies. Heck, in many Western places today, you even raise your voice and that’s “domestic abuse”. Slam your door on the way out after an argument? Domestic violence.
But if she beats upon you, threatens you with weapons, threatens to hurt your child..? Then she’s a victim in need of support and you were probably abusing her, you filth!
Until we take the violence, abuse and deaths inflicted upon MEN as seriously as we do upon women, we will continue to have wars, let alone death during arrests, of all colors.
See what happens when you start letting them wear shoes? 🙂
If you’re interested in damaging qualified immunity (hopefully fatally), throw a little fiat here — the most effective libertarian organization in the country:
From H. L. Mencken’s “The Malevolent Jobholder” (1924):
IN THE … monarchies of the continent of Europe, … there was, in the old days … , an intelligent and effective way of dealing with delinquent officials. Not only were they subject, when taken in downright corruption, to the ordinary processes of the criminal laws; in addition they were liable to prosecution in special courts for such offenses as were peculiar to their offices. In this business the … Prussian state … took the lead. It maintained a tribunal in Berlin that devoted itself wholly to the trial of officials accused of malfeasance, corruption, tyranny and incompetence, and any citizen was free to lodge a complaint with the learned judges. The trial was public and in accord with rules fixed by law. An official found guilty could be punished summarily and in a dozen different ways. He could be reprimanded, reduced in rank, suspended from office for a definite period, transferred to a less desirable job, removed from the rolls altogether, fined, or sent to jail. If he was removed from office he could be deprived of his right to a pension in addition, or fined or jailed in addition. He could be made to pay damages to any citizen he had injured, or to apologize publicly.
All this, remember, was in addition to his liability under the ordinary law, and the statutes specifically provided that he could be punished twice for the same offence, once in the ordinary courts and once in the administrative court. Thus, a Prussian official who assaulted a citizen, invaded his house without a warrant, or seized his property without process of law, could be deprived of his office and fined heavily by the administrative court, sent to jail by an ordinary court, and forced to pay damages to his victim by either or both. Had a Prussian judge … , overcome by a brain-storm of kaiserliche passion, done any of the high-handed and irrational things that our own judges, Federal and State, do almost every day, an aggrieved citizen might have haled him before the administrative court and recovered heavy damages from him, besides enjoying the felicity of seeing him transferred to some distant swamp in East Prussia … . The law specifically provided that responsible officials should be punished, not more leniently than subordinate or ordinary offenders, but more severely. If a corrupt policeman got six months a corrupt chief of police got two years. More, these statutes were enforced with Prussian barbarity (Mencken is being ironic here), and the jails were constantly full of errant officials.
Here is a guest article that deserves the light of day:
No One Cares If You Go Home Safe At The End Of Your Shift
Jan 02, 201812:50AM
Posted by: Michael Z. Williamson
Here at the house, I have a couple of decades plus of military experience. I have tools to dig in or out of natural disasters. I have extinguishers and hoses. I have a field trauma kit and bandages. I have weapons both melee and firearm. I know how to use them. I know how to trench, support and revet. I understand the fire triangle and appropriate approaches. I understand breathing, bleeding and shock. I know how to detain, restrain and control. I have done all of these at least occasionally, professionally. I’ve stood on top of a collapsing levee in a flood. I’ve fought a structure fire from inside so we could get everyone out before the fire department showed up, which only took two minutes, but people can die that fast. I’ve had structures collapse while I was working on them. I’ve been in an aircraft that had a “mechanical” on approach and had to be repaired in-flight before landing. I’ve helped control a brush fire. I’ve hauled disabled vehicles out of ditches in sub-zero weather.
My ex wife has over a decade of service and some of the same training.
We have trained our young adult children.
My wife is a rancher who knows her way around a shotgun, livestock, sutures and tools, hurricanes and floods, and works in investigations professionally.
Our current house guest is another veteran.
This means if anything happens at the house, and last year we had a lightning strike, a tornado and a flood within 10 days’ we’re pretty well prepared.
Now, we’re probably better off than 95% of the households out there. The level of disaster that necessitates backup varies.
If we find it necessary to call 911, it means the party is in progress and it’s bad.
You will probably not be going home safe at the end of your shift.
And you know what? If it gets to that point, I really don’t give a shit. I don’t give a shit if you get smoked. I don’t give a shit if you fall under a tree. I don’t give a shit if you get shot at.
Because at that point, I’ve done everything I can with that same circumstance, and run out of resources.
If my concern was “you going home safe,” then I’d just fucking hunker down and die. Because I wouldn’t want that poor responder to endanger himself.
Except, that’s what I pay taxes for, and that’s what you signed up for. Just like I signed up to walk into a potential nuke war in Germany and hold off the Soviets, and did walk into the Middle East and prepare to take fire while keeping expensive equipment functioning so our shooters could keep shooting.
There’s not a single set of orders I got that said my primary job was to “Come home safe.” They said it was to “support the mission” or “complete the objective.” Coming home safe was the ideal outcome, but entirely secondary to “supporting” or “completing.” Nor, once that started, did I get a choice to quit. Once in, all in.
When that 80 year old lady smells smoke or hears a noise outside her first floor bedroom in the ghetto, she doesn’t care if you go home safe, either. She’s afraid she or the kids next door won’t wake up in the morning.
If I call, I expect your ass to show up, sober, trained, professional. I expect you to wade in with me or in place of me, and drag a child out of a hole, or out from a burning room, or actually stand up and block bullets from hitting said child, because by the time you get there, I’ll have already done all that. And there will be field dressings, chainsawed trees, buckets and empty brass scattered about.
I don’t want to hear some drunk and confused guy squirming on the ground playing “Simon Says” terrified you so much you had to blow him away. I don’t want to hear that some random guy 35 yards away who you had no actual information on , may have reached toward his waist band. Or that “the tree might fall any moment” or that “the smoke makes it hard to see.”
Near as I can tell, I don’t hear the smokejumpers, or the firefighters, or the disaster rescue people say such things.
But it’s all I ever hear from the cops. If you and your five girlfriends in body armor, with rifles, are that terrified of actually risking your life for the theoretically dangerous job you volunteered for and can quit any time, then please do quit.
You can get a job doing pest control and go home safe every night.
Until a bunch of fucking pussies with big tattoos, small dicks, body armor and guns blow you away for minding your own business.
Because what you’re telling me with that statement is, your only concern is cashing a check. That’s fine. But if that’s your concern, don’t pretend you’re serving the public. If you wanted to help people at risk of life, you would be a firefighter, running into buildings, dragging people out, getting scorched regularly.
If you’re cool with writing tickets, then there’s jobs where you can do just that.
If you want to tangle with bad guys and blow them away, fair enough. But understand: That means they get to shoot first to prove their intent, just as happens with the military these days. Our ROE these days are usually “only if fired upon and no civilians are at risk.”
If your plan is “shoot first, shoot later, shoot some more, then if anyone is still alive try to ask questions,” and bleat, “But I was afeard fer mah lahf!” you’re absolutely no better than the thugs you claim to oppose. All you are is another combatant in a turf war I don’t care about.
Since I know your primary concern is “being safe,” then I’ll do you the favor of not calling. Cash your welfare check, and try not to shoot me at a “courtesy” sobriety checkpoint for “twitching my eye “in a way that suggested range estimation.
If you’re one of the vanishingly few cops who isn’t like that, then what the hell are you doing about it? If there’s going to be a lawsuit costing the city millions, isn’t it better that it be a labor suit from the union over the clown you fired, than a wrongful death suit over the poor bastard the clown shot? Both are expensive, but one has a dead victim you enabled. So how much do you actually care about that life?
How is the training so bad that it’s not clear who is the scene commander who gives the orders?
How is it that trigger happy bozos who, out of costume, look no different from the gangbangers you claim to oppose, get sent up front to fulfill their wish of hosing someone down because “I was afraid for my life!”?
Why does the rot exist in your department?
If you can’t do anything about it, why are you still in that department?
At some point, collective guilt is a thing.
You’ve probably not been a good cop for a long time.
And I still don’t care if you go home safe. I care that everyone you purport to “serve and protect” goes home safe.
I like it. But that “purport” at the end’s the thing. Actions are the words that’re backed by gold.
& as is typically the case, the blue line’s backers is the ones got most all the gold.
“Stroke of the pen. Law of the land. Pretty cool.” ~ some skunk from the Clinton admin, wasn’t it?
Michael Z. Williamson is pretty good libertarian writer in the Science Fiction universe. His works are well written, his characters are pretty well developed and he is hard core libertarian/Anarchyst. I would recommend his works if you are a reader.
Mr Williamson’s long, rambling post does describe the point where policing in America became corrupted and degraded. That’s when their priority shifted away from serving and protecting the public to serving and protecting themselves.
I do have to call BS on one thing Williamson says…
“If you want to tangle with bad guys and blow them away, fair enough. But understand: That means they get to shoot first to prove their intent, just as happens with the military these days. Our ROE these days are usually “only if fired upon and no civilians are at risk.”
That may be true in some of the limited engagement, politically restrained conflicts in the middle east. But that’s not the way it’s going to be in America. You’re going to have ‘no man’s lands,” and “de-militarized zones,” where soldiers shoot to kill anyone who happens to be there. No condemnation implied: that’s just the nature of war. Deaths of non combatants will simply be collateral damage.
That is what soldiers are trained to do. And that is what they will do as members of a city-state’s mercenary army (and much more.) The most optimistic way we can interpret this is that things are advancing toward a resolution…..for better or worse. And that’s where we’re going to be in about six months.
This is a scintillating column. Thanks for posting it.
Maybe the upshot of the defund movement will be that the police may stop and think, however fleeting and however poorly the neurons ultimately fire, about potential consequences to themselves before commencing the beat down. I think this may represent the high water mark for qualified immunity, and juries granting latitude to the officer. These would be positive developments, if short of the ideal. Here’s to eternal optimism for a rollback of Chimp-induced devolution.
You are behind the curve with this cop rant.
Perhaps you haven’t noticed, but these AGWs, LEOs or whatever acronym you use to describe them, are on their way out. They have proven their uselessness by standing around with their thumbs you know where, while passively observing the riots. Have you not seen all the publicity about cops marching arm in arm, or even “taking a knee” to the rioters. Plus, they are in the process of being “de-funded.”
This isn’t really Good News. These days, when something bad disappears, it is replaced with something worse. Big cities soon will be replacing cops with their own “private armies,” that will operate without any of the previous legal restraints, weak as those may have been. Some of those private soldiers will be former cops: others will be members of even nastier gangs, like MS13.
Jurisdictions that can’t afford private armies will be in bad shape too. They will be pillaged by independent War Lords that may be more or less horrific than the thugs working in New York, Chicago or LA.
Even in better funded, less liberal regions that can afford to maintain police departments with relatively honest cops, those cops soon will become a non-factor. When things really hit the fan, you know those cops will fade away….deserting the community they supposedly serve to go and protect their own families.
Your descriptions of cop atrocities were accurate enough. And they certainly gave us a good preview of coming attractions. But don’t condemn yourself to always trying to re-fight the previous war.
Wake up. Smell the coffee. And focus on the New Reality.
Buy guns, lots of ammo, and a backhoe 🙂
Thank you for pointing this out in a feature article.
It’s hard to say who I loathe more, the cops or the rioters (“protestors”). That guy Floyd was a worthless piece of trash. How come there were no protests/riots over that blonde lady that was murdered in cold blood by a black cop in the same city?
The disgusting AGWs are aiding and abetting these savages. They’re too busy harassing hairdressers and bending the knee to cultural Marxism.
It’s exactly what the late, great Sam Francis had predicted – anarcho-tyranny.
Because her “intersectional” affinity groups were civilized white folks.
Not saying there aren’t collections of uncivilized white people, now — for example, English soccer rioters, or that numbnuts in Phoenix who pegged a Sikh in cold blood after 9/11 because he was a collectivist jackass to whom all turbans looked alike.
Integrity is what you do when nobody is watching. When you still do the wrong stuff even when the whole world is watching, you’ve pretty much written your own indictment.
I ask people whether they’d tolerate being bullied by a neighbor. If they say no, I ask why they accept being bullied by a neighbor who has a government name tag. What is the difference? How does the name tag give a man the right to bully you?
I loathe violence but resistance is necessary. The time to resist is now. If you own a business, open it on your terms – and resist any threats to pull your license for refusing to enforce “social distancing” and so on. Learn from the rioters. It’s time we did.
While there is still time.
Let’s be clear about something.
This is not Authoritarianism. That word derives from Authority, which can be defined as, “the right to rule without the consent of the governed.”
Since men are born equal, no man has Authority over any other.
Men wield Power, not Authority.
No adult human being has Authority over any other adult human being.
No cop, no judge, no school principal, no military officer ever has Authority, though they do have Power.
Parents have Authority over their minor children, which evaporates when each child becomes an adult, but that’s the only case of a person having Authority over another person
I dig poetics, idealization, & poetic idealization as much as the next 96 in line.
I got a collection of sentimentally valued hallmark cards, too, that got even more valuable thusly after some of those senders died – just like Melville’s, other artists’, work did.
But semantics, word choices, cunning linguist lavage, all the very best/sounding things ever written & recited never have & never will dent the fact that this ideal never existed.
Or if did exist, to a relative enough extent to stand out enough to be noticed, was such a teensy anomaly that its real purpose was as rule proving exception.
Last & not least, plenty of children grow up under the “authority” of power-mad parents.
I have been re-watching Hell on Wheels lately. The newspaper lady, finding she has something in common with the whore, something that revolves around being on the receiving end of power’s authority (but vice versa just as well – it is commutative), is brought up short of her ability to grasp with the whore’s retort, ”You don’t nuthin but words.”
Words, like all other practices, are a training wheel phase. Something to be gotten past. For too many the training wheel becomes more like the Catherine wheel, & breaks them.
Another glaring case is Charles Kinsey; the therapist in Miami who had an autistic patient who was playing with a toy train and cops “thought” it was a gun.
Good ol’ Charlie can be seen doing everything perfectly right, moving slower than molasses in winter, hands high in the air trying to tell his patient to “obey”, cops even acknowledging that the autistic dude had a toy and the cop still shot the therapist and the kicker was when one piggy asked the shooter piggy why he shot, his answer was “I don’t know.”
He was allowed to retire, got the most minor slap on the back of the hand because the worshipers of the Holy Swine couldn’t decide to convict him, and the people of Miami will eventually be paying more in lawsuits.
the kicker was when one piggy asked the shooter piggy why he shot, his answer was “I don’t know.”
He was allowed to retire, got the most minor slap on the back of the hand because the worshipers of the Holy Swine couldn’t decide to convict him, and the people of Miami will eventually be paying more in lawsuits.
Conclusion: cops are akin to “made” guys in the Mafia in that they’re untouchable by “civilians.”
Actually, cops are even more despicable and depraved than “made” Mafiosi. Even the Mafia has rules about who can be whacked and under what circumstances, and if a made guy whacks someone without authorization from on high, he’s in deep Scheiße, sometimes even leading to his own elimination. Cops, on the other hand, can pretty much murder at will, no authorization necessary, and no matter what destruction it it causes, even for themselves. While “rules” exist on paper, the swine ignore them with impunity.
Stupidity and depravity can be dealt with in isolation. Combined, however, they are an intolerable menace to the functioning of human civilization. Cops are an intolerable menace to human civilization.
I have much more respect for the mob. First, they don’t pretend to be other than the mob. Second, the mob guys are generally more decent than AGWs in that they usually won’t beat up on old people, women or kids. And they get that you – as a man – have the right to stand up to them, even if that means you sleep with the fishes. No lunacy about an obligation to worship them as “heroes.”
Not to mention they don’t abuse their victims to the point they can no longer pay the “protection” bill. They demonstrate intellect superior to government’s. Only profitable business can be fleeced.
“Racist AGWs do exist, of course. Just like the WuFlu.”
Sorry Eric, but I’ve done extensive research into the WuFlu from the beginning, and can find zero credible evidence that it does indeed exist. Jon Rappoport has done a series of articles with logical arguments detailing how the whole thing is a fairy tale mindfuck. None of his questions regarding the identification of the virus, the credibility of the test or how the deaths are counted have been addressed by our ‘medical authorities’.
If you take exception to Jon Rappoport for whatever reason, listen to Dr. Andrew Kaufman explain why it is a fairy tale mindfuck. Dr. Kaufman has the credentials to back up his analysis.
I think it is a mistake to get on board with ‘the virus is real’ dogma. It’s just accepting and furthering the fear porn agenda.
You’re probably right. Or at least, I agree that whatever WuFlu is, it’s at most (at worst) a flu variant not meaningfully different from the usual ones. It’s telling that the propaganda organs tout all the cases… as opposed to the number of healthy/not-elderly people who’ve actually died, supposedly Because WuFlu.
Which is almost none.
How many cases of acne are there in the U.S. each year?
indeed, the “case count” is the new and improved fear porn. The ever decreasing mortality rate isn’t scary enough. Besides, the more cases the better. The closer we get to herd immunity, and the less likely a “second wave” this Fall when temps get lower and viruses typically get more virulent. The attempt to control spread is deliberately put in place to insure a second wave, and more tyranny because of it.
well…yeah. But. Those “old” stereotypical racist southern cops are real alright. Plenty of spots were never Mayberry. But I can tell stories about Detroit that are just as “southern.”
What’s happened is that those “old” a bit more focal pointed authoritarians have broadened their scope. That’s it & that’s all. Empire drills out, empire drills down.
But the chilluns look to “research” from the parental unit substitutes that tell ’em it’s racial, rather than parental.
Driving around my little town, last week, saw young whites, carryin’ signs (sayin’ mostly hooray for our side), wearin’ masks, one forever-young was down on one knee with his right fist in the air…
…As We Go Marching marches as far back in time, “history,” as you care to look. Ain’t nuthin’ new about it.
Not to mention, getting fooled again, and again, and again… Now lets get out there, and Fight for Peace…
Parental Unit; Naaat!
Ha. Forgot about conehead usage. Or maybe that’s where I got it – then forgot it.
Intellectual property has no mass. But leads to all sorts of dark matters.
And so the cones caldera again, & again, & again…& I’m too close to the supposedly re-massing Yellowstone cone…but too close is better than not close enough…the quick & the dead & the quickly dead & the walking dead…them COGs, other “elites” raiders with seats on the ark.
I’m glad you brought up Daniel Shaver, most people I bet don’t even know what happened, and would be outraged to hear that the cop was not only found not guilty, but allowed to temporarily reapply so he could get a pension
As I tell idiots who think White Privilege and shit are real, if I got caught speeding, I get treated the same way as they would, especially if I talked back and didn’t record the interaction.
Need to strip down some of their power, restore common sense and get the right people in charge, plus increase the standards so not just anyone could be an AGW
Yup. The Shaver thing was even worse than the Floyd thing. Shaver wasn’t a criminal; Floyd was. Not that it justified what was done to Floyd – it just makes what was done to Shaver worse. No “resisting,” either. Just a man crawling on the floor and begging not to be murdered… and was.
The most interesting aspect about the Floyd case to me are the stories that floated out of Florida over the weekend about the cop, Chauvin, voting illegally in two states in the last election, MN and FL.
Chauvin was able to get a FL ballot thanks to the address of his (retirement?) $200k condo in Windermere, a very nice section of Orlando.
Not to play the class warfare game here, but I find it interesting that the officer’s vacation and/or retirement plans include a second home which would be unaffordable to all but maybe the top 5% of household incomes in the US.
The AGW racket will throw Chauvin under the bus real fast. I’ll bet he’s not the only AGW with a condo in that development.
Yup. Ever watch the under-rated Stallone flick, Copland? It struck very close to the bone.
Think a lot of this modern race bait nonsense is nothing more than the good old fashion divide and conquer of the people. One side of the media scares brown/black people of that evil racist gun touting white guy, the other side of the media scares the white guy of the brown/black guy, bearded guy on the other side of the world, etc. While society seems to get more polarised and arguing amongst itself, the powers that be use these unlimited powers to continue to loot and plunder, sometimes in far away lands, sometimes right here at home….
I think the one useful thing about this whole thing is they are actually taking about de-funding the police – think that will actually happen? Who will collect the taxes and extort the people then?
Think a lot of this modern race bait nonsense is nothing more than the good old fashion divide and conquer of the people.
That’s ALL it is. The more distracted our Rulers keep us by setting us constantly at one another’s throats, the less attention we focus on their criminal, murderous, exploitative depredations against us.
The script is so old, so frequently played, so shopworn, and so easy to spot that’s it’s unbelievable that “we” still fall for it. No wonder our “betters” treat us like mentally retarded sheep. “We” give them no reason to treat us otherwise.
It’s not “we,” of course… it’s some of us (who fall for it every time). My protege – the kid I have been helping learn to work on cars – is all in. He has been fuming about the abuse of “people of color.” I ask him whether some people are translucent. I ask him whether he thinks his translucent grouchy old friend (me) can rest easy given my “privilege” that secures me from being attacked/threatened with attack if I take my motorcycle out for a ride without a helmet, say. These kids have been ruined by government schools. Not all of them. But so many of them.
What you say is true, but… the police, or any other oppressive government agency , be it irs, epa, whatever, is MUCH more likely to harm – be it physically, emotionally, financially – a white person. Period. This is fact and can be demonstrated/proven. Naturally, they do this because they know they can get away with it, but also yes, because of ‘institutional racism’. White folk have fewer rights in the former USA due to (((courts))), and governmnet edict. Plus, white folk dont riot. Yet. Even tho blacks commit crimes FAR disproportionate to their numbers, [as do ‘hispanics’ ] the black is as protected, if not moreso, than the ‘AGWs’ – they are given a pass, because, well, ya know, it be rayciss an s**t…
Sorry, one cannot take race out of the equation. The white race is discriminated against and have more reason than others to ‘fear’ the AGWs…
By the numbers, you’re right of course – because whites are still by far the majority demographic in this country. Ergo, more likely to fall into the sights of an AGW. I’m a middle-aged, college-educated white guy who looks presentable and is articulate; no “record” or anything else to justify reasonable “suspicion.” Yet I’ve had AGWs draw – or almost draw – guns on me three times so far, all over petty traffic “offenses.” AGWs have relieved me of thousands of dollars over the past 30-something years – whereas I’ve not been mugged once yet by an ordinary thief.