Originally posted by Maddogkull
Why are you bashing the cops?? Yeah there are always bad ones out of the group, but common a world without police or law?? It would be like
Who says? Why would it be dog eat dog? Throughout all of recorded history, whenever people gather in confined areas to live, there are means to
defend the people. Case in point: In my grandfathers day, back in the early 1900's up until, say...1940 or so, there was almost No cops at all. In
all of south Florida, where my ancestors pioneered right after the civil war,there would be at best a Sheriff and a deputy or two, depending.
It would take hours, maybe longer, to get attention from the law. At night it was NO protection at all from the cops. To simply respond to a
call..AFTER telephones became available, at one end of a county, would take a long time. The people could NOT depend on the cops, and they did not.
Now, this part is controversial,. and I am NOT appproving or condoning some of the actions of some of the people involved, but am merely reporting
history, most of it direct from the source.
Most of the men back then were Klansmen...it was NOT the type of organization back then that it became later...or that it was originally descended
from...basically it was the way the people made sure that the laws were at least kept to a degree in the abscence of formal police presence.
I heard stories from my granddad about white men getting a whipping for thievery..or wife beating or child abuse...
or excessive drunkenness that led to some bad influence on society..they could not rely on the law to take care of all these matters, or at least
effectively, so they became the law. I never heard my grandad ever say say a bad word against anyone..he was not a bigot. Back then it was understood
that minorities were..different, not bad, but not like ' us'..but there was not a lot of overt racism, at least in his group.
It was all about keeping the peace and the community safe, and when the cops could not, or wopuld not, take action then the people would. Again, I
am NOT in any way in favor of any vigilante group...but the facts are plain: In the past, when no cops were there, the people took a stand.
Most of the cops were Klansmen as well, and they supported the men who would take care of what they could not. SURE, the Klan did horrible things,
and no one is glorifying them, but history shows that in times of a lack of police, the people do NOT co crazy and panic and run rampant; they band
together for the common good.
But when a society gets too big, and the people are not all willing to step up...and not all the people are armed and capable of defense..then we
hire cops to take our responsibility away from us. People today will call the cops for anything...ridiculous reasons...simply because we have been
brainwashed into NOT stepping up and interacting with each other and solving issues on our own.
The cops LOVE for us to give them the role of confessor and judge and bodyguard...the more we allow them into our lives the deeper they dig in. Cops
are like chiggers; they burrow in and remain, always trying to get deeper in, always itching and demanding blood, but unreachable without excision.
In other areas where the Klan was not big, the people formed local watch committes, and there has always been some form or other of community
policing when the cops are gone. It is NOT dog eat dog; it is neighbors coming together to watch out for each other and report any crimes and act to
stop them. The old ' hue and cry' started with people, not cops.
Do we need cops today? YES!! Why? Because the people can no longer be relied upon to protect themselves and their neighbors. Simple. If the cops
went away, the people would again, as always, in some way, band together for the common good.
We only need cops as long as we are lazy and uncaring and selfish. Thats society today. Sad.