“Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will.
Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have found out the exact measure of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them, and these will continue till they are resisted with either words or blows, or with both.
The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppress.”
– Frederick Douglass
Op-Edge — If you’re in a boat that just went over Niagara Falls, it’s a little late to be saying, “We really need to turn around!” You need to start thinking about what happens when you land. Frantically paddling backward will not help.
Similarly, some people’s level of denial and wishful thinking when it comes to police abuse borders on delusional. The police are a street gang—the biggest, most violent street gang in the country, which murders more people, and steals more property than all the others combined. They are not your friends. They don’t serve you. They never will. Nothing is going to make the average badge-wearer give a damn about you, your freedom, or your life. Petitions, lawsuits, elections, and protests cannot change the mindset or the behavior of a pack of predators.
By now the countless examples of cops acting as thugs, thieves and murderers should make it obvious that we have reached a point of no return. The very rare occasion on which a cop gets prosecuted, and the even more rare occasion when one is convicted, are obviously not creating a significant deterrent to the fascist mentality and behavior of the Bullies in Blue.
Mercenaries of the state love to tell the rest of us how important they are (a lie), how dangerous their job is (a lie), how brave they are (a lie), how they keep us safe (a lie), how there would be chaos without them (a lie), and how only criminals and terrorists have any reason to dislike or distrust cops (a profoundly stupid lie). And when they get criticized and condemned for being sadistic, power-happy thugs, they talk as if they are the victims. Like all bullies, the cowardly pigs can dish it out, but can’t take it. So while they continue to assault, rob, and murder innocents, they also continue to whine about the imaginary “war on cops.”
Let me be clear. There is no war on cops. But there should be.
No, I don’t mean indiscriminately attacking anyone with badge. But I do mean that I support the use of defensive force against aggressive thugs, even when those thugs have badges and wear uniforms. We are way beyond petitions and protests. The jackbooted thugs will keep getting more and more vicious and out of control, unless and until some of their victims start actually resisting.
American cops have earned the contempt and hatred of the people. And instead of the supposedly good cops being quick to expose and condemn misconduct by other cops, they almost always “circle the wagons,” making ridiculous excuses for the despicable behavior of their fellow state mercenaries. Every time the police do that, they are sending a clear message that if there is ever a conflict between you and a lawless, sadistic badge-wearer, they will side with their fellow gang member.
Cops have already declared war on the people, to the point where they are often indistinguishable from any other power-happy gang of sadistic thugs. The only question now is how long this “war” will be one-sided. When will the people start to defend themselves from the openly malicious and criminal thuggery of “government” criminals? And no, writing a strongly-worded letter to some politician after the cops have beaten another unarmed victim to death does not constitute defending the innocent. And trusting the cops to “investigate” and punish themselves is just plain moronic.
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