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Do the police think that they are gods? [View all]

Or the guardians of gods?

I think they see themselves as such.

In the past I have laughed at news of entire court systems losing funding and people got angry because of the general fear that without the cops and the court systems, things will get ugly for normal American citizens.

In light of this
http://www.democraticunderground.com/1002705316
http://www.democraticunderground.com/1002706367

and this (warning: quite horrible)
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2012/05/kelly-thomas-video-homeless-man-beaten-as-he-cried-for-help-1.html

and a thousand other cases that have popped up in just the last few months alone, a rational person must ask: are we not headed for much worse if we stay our current course?

What is much worse?

Well, let's start with assuming the cops and courts go away. Worst case scenario: people are mugging and killing each other for resources, with no cops to watch over us.

Now let's look at the reality: the cops routinely don't even bother to respond to thefts. In Oakland, recently, they declined to deal with a hostile intruder in a man's house and the man got killed as a result - they were too busy handling an Occupy protest. The police routinely shoot unarmed people who aren't aggressive, they plant false evidence on people (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/False_evidence#Cases_of_false_evidence), and other transgressions that often go unpunished by the court system. (See: Rodney King.) When the citizenry really start fighting back, we get COINTELPRO and Ruby Ridge. (Really, who here is psycho enough to argue that Vicky Weaver deserved to be shot dead when she was holding a BABY in her arms?)

We have a massive, growing and increasingly privatized prison-industrial complex with arguably the largest prison population in the world outside of China, and an increasingly large number of prisoners doing cheap slave labor that is increasingly replacing paid industrial labor by free people.

We have the NDAA with the indefinite detention clause, a clause which has been denied by many but now finally recognized AND blocked by a Federal judge. We have CERTAINLY not seen the end of this. You can imagine the consequences.

Our government is now involved in the increasing use of EXTRAJUDICIAL aka summary executions of not only pesky evil foreigners, but also American citizens. All based on accusations of terrorism that we will never see any proof of. And we're being told to just drink the purple kool-aid and trust the Government that this was necessary. Oh but they'll NEVER use drones to carry out a summary execution on a U.S. citizen on American soil. Trust them, they're the Government!

We also have the National Security Agency now openly flaunting their use of a global surveillance system which, formerly called ECHELON, was flatly denied as a conspiracy theory decades ago. Think I'm wrong? Then read this. What the NSA used to deny as a conspiracy theory, they all but brag about now. Why? Because the evil terrorists are out to get us and Big Brother is here FOR OUR SAFETY!!!

It doesn't take a rocket scientist to see where all this is leading to: a world where the police are the raiders, terrorists and thugs that we are scared would plague us if they never existed. You just have to spend a day visiting the prison-industrial complex to see the smelly guts of the world of tomorrow for a great number of Americans: for them, it's here today. For you, it could be here tomorrow morning, literally, if you do so much as catch a police officer on film.

And you cannot hate these thugs because to hate them is to be a psychotic demon. Because, despite all of what they do to society, they are gods, or the guardians of the gods. They are part of the new religion of America: the cult of the Blue servants of Robber Baron Capitalism.

What should we do about this? We need to eliminate their sources of funding. We need to replace America's psychopath-dominated police force with a new system of law enforcement. One that, for instance, doesn't come equipped for an all-out war against the American people:







Most importantly, when you are considering the hellish possibility of a world without the police gangs that we have now, consider this also: what kind of world are we creating when we give the police gangs of today A MONOPOLY ON THE USE OF EXTREME ARMORED FORCE?

We need to re-think the concept of law enforcement. Quickly.

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