Saturday, July 9, 2016

Law Enforcement: A Plague to Civilized Society

Divide and conquer being the most potent weapon in the establishment's arsenal, before I get started I want to draw a clear distinction between the ego identities human beings often associate themselves with, which are illusory, and the actual human individual, which is real. Human beings are real; our ego identities are not. So when we identify as a particular “race” – Caucasian, Asian, African, etc – or religion – Christian, Jewish, Muslim, etc – etc, these are mental abstractions that have no concrete reality. They are stories we tell ourselves that we think define us. So although I begin with the declaration, there is no such thing as a good cop, it should be kept in mind, especially if that statement offends you, that “police” is a mental abstraction, an ego identity that mustn't necessarily define the individual.

We all know of the old adage, the road to hell is paved with good intentions. Even the greatest crimes ever committed were carried out with what the perpetrators believes were good intentions, for “the greater good.” As a voluntaryist, I almost necessarily have to believe in the inherent goodness of the individual. However, alas, otherwise good people very often believe and act in ways that are not good, not moral, and do not even realize it. So when I say, “There are no good cops,” as I will begin to explain now, “police” is not what an individual is; it's a learned behavior that can be unlearned and redeemed.