Let’s talk about Dallas, and the monopoly the state has on the initiation of violence and the use of force. I am going to make several broad statements as always, to hopefully foster some thought and dialogue.
- We have too many laws, and give law enforcement officers a monstrous task that they do not have the resources or training to carry out.
Spend a day doing a ride along, listening to the police radio or a “sit along” with a 911 call taker/dispatcher. People call 911 for the dumbest shit. Our society has created a situation where the people are completely helpless and dependent on the state. We cannot do anything for ourselves anymore. As a corollary, there is no incentive, and quite a few disincentives, to doing anything ourselves. The system is designed to make the people dependent on it.
Then we add in a basic level of training, and send police out to deal with impossible situations. Even if you do your job perfect, 50% are not satisfied. Bad guy goes to jail; bad guy’s family is pissed.
Why are street cops enforcing tax violations and other bullshit? Officers should not be contacting people because they’re selling untaxed single cigarettes and DVDs. Such actions only threaten the hegemony of the state.
Officers and prisons should have 1 purpose, and that is protecting the people from violent criminals. If you’re not a violent danger to society, why are you being segregated from it?
The obvious conclusion is, law enforcement no longer exists to serve and protect the people, but rather to serve and protect the state. Period, full stop. HRC and her continuing freedom is a great example. Police are merely the strong arm of the oligarchy. Their job is to bolster the efforts of the state, and to protect the state from the people.
- If you are not a cop, you do not understand what they’re dealing with. You have no frame of reference, and therefore cannot judge.
I believe that most officers are out there trying to do the right thing for the right reasons. But again, impossible job. However, the shit they deal with you cannot imagine. I have been in uniform and known fear. I have looked someone in the eye that I thought was about to initiate violence against me.
Have you ever rolled around with a violent suspect, knowing that if he wins you will die? He is trying to kill you, take your weapon, stomp your head in and flee. You are merely trying to subdue him, and are prevented from using lethal force except in specific circumstances. He loses and goes to jail, you lose and die.
Do you know how fast many encounters turn deadly? One second you’re having a conversation, the next second that suspect is emptying his gun into you and fleeing. Less than a second, life and death. Every contact, every suspect.
- Police officers in general are a tribe, a gang, a closed society. They consider themselves “us.”
Just for fun, I pulled up the NIJ’s definition of a gang. An excerpt;
- An association of three or more individuals;
- Whose members collectively identify themselves by adopting a group identity, which they use to create an atmosphere of fear or intimidation, frequently by employing one or more of the following: a common name, slogan, identifying sign, symbol, tattoo or other physical marking, style or color of clothing, hairstyle, hand sign or graffiti;
- Whose purpose in part is to engage in criminal activity and which uses violence or intimidation to further its criminal objectives.
- Whose members engage in criminal activity or acts of juvenile delinquency that if committed by an adult would be crimes with the intent to enhance or preserve the association’s power, reputation or economic resources.
- The association may also possess some of the following characteristics:
- The members may employ rules for joining and operating within the association.
- The members may meet on a recurring basis.
- The association may provide physical protection of its members from others.
- The association may seek to exercise control over a particular geographic location or region, or it may simply defend its perceived interests against rivals.
- The association may have an identifiable structure.
What does that sound like to you? Does the NIJ definition of a gang sound like a police force? They are the biggest, most well-funded, best organized gang, a government.
What these means for us is that we have to recognize that to them, they are “us” and we are “them.” It is “us” versus “them.” That’s ok, we recognize that, and we work around it. I do not threaten the hegemony of the state. Therefore, I am left alone. I am in a much smaller gang, but an affiliated one, working along parallel lines, that makes their job easier. The life of a member of a competing gang…is basically forfeit. The bigger gang will win, and kill you.
Any gang, any tribe, works for its own best interest. This is obvious. And so are the actions of law enforcement, when viewed through this lens. This is classic tribal behavior, going back to the very dawn of human existence. Certainly older than civilization, literally as old as man. Therefore, I bear no ill will to law enforcement. They’re a tribe, acting like a tribe. Their actions are predictable and ancient. We know that their tribe is different than ours, and we avoid conflict with their tribe.
- The training of police inherently reinforces the above, and we suffer for it.
“Everyone goes home tonight, be safe.” This is a common law enforcement mantra. It reinforces tribe, “we” will get to go home, “they” might not. If law enforcement was truly a public service, I think a spirit of sacrifice would be more prevalent, but it’s not. No gang member, or tribe member, willfully sacrifices themselves to help a different tribe. Again, that is classic tribe, and that’s ok. I would do the same thing.
A competing example from Coast Guard rescuers is “You have to go out, but you don’t have to come back.” Sacrifice. Recognition that your job is dangerous, and you accept those dangers.
“Be safe” is ridiculous. If we wanted to be safe, we would stay home. Law enforcement is inherently dangerous. That responsibility should be accepted, and the safety aspects let go. What we can do, is mitigate our risk. Police are great at that. Waiting for backup, seeking cover, and being over the top with aggressiveness while contacting a suspect. You know what helps them go home, and be safe, and mitigate their risk? Shooting you before you shoot them. Easy, and obvious. You are not their tribe. They go home, you don’t. Classic.
A bomb was placed near the Dallas suspect with a robot. Because it was too dangerous for police officers.
- The angst that is being fomented divides us against each other along racial lines, rather than “the people” against “the state.”
Divided we will fall. The system is breaking up the tribe of the people. Only a unified people can resist the state. The state is winning, because we are fractured. The state has seen to that. It is in their best interest that our tribes are fighting each other, instead of them. Again, this is obvious, classic tribal behavior. The government is one big tribe, supported by many smaller tribes, all working in concert toward a common goal. Any tribe, or gang, that opposes them, is destroyed. Either through direct state sponsored violence, or through a divisive process.
Reject the tribe of the state. Build your tribe, your family, your block. But do not steal, or deal drugs, or initiate violence, those are the jobs of the state, and they hate competition. Your family unit should come first, then your extended family, and maybe your geographical area. Look for people that share you culture, traditions and values. The state does not.
Do not allow the state to raise your children with their culture, traditions and values.
Reject the narrative. This is not about white vs. black. This is not about guns, and not about the NRA. This is not about DT vs. HRC, nor D vs. R. That is all narrative. It is a false narrative. This is about We the People. About being left alone. About getting government out of our homes, and businesses, and wallets, and bedrooms, and families, and bathrooms, and gun safes, and relationships.
The tribe of the state ultimately wants to be the only one with the tools and ability to be aggressive and initiate violence. They want a monopoly on violence, on the use of force. We will exist only as tax and debt drones. Keep that in mind.
Do not fight the state. Do not initiate violence. Build your tribe, read Jack Donovan and John Mosby. Reject the state’s narrative and their tribe. They do not share your culture, traditions and values.
Some of my statements probably seem contradictory. I am not anti-law enforcement. I have seen that side. It is an impossible job. We’re all just people. People haven’t changed much. Everyone is doing what they see as the right thing. We cannot view the world through their lens, nor can we condemn them. You might just do the same thing in their shoes.