posted on Jun, 28 2011 @ 03:01 PM
I never believe the person who lives in an industrialized nation, but claims to be an anarchist.
It's too easy. It's like a porn star who believes in Monogamy outside of the work place.
It's easy to claim you are an anarchist when you live in a country with police and fire and emergency responders at the beck and call of anyone with
a cell phone.
Shouldn't you be so disgusted by the system in most industrialized nations that they would attempt to move to somewhere like Rwanda, or some truly
remote South American places where they could practice their philosophy in truth.
So I'm a hardcore Communist living the capitalist dream in America. Why? uhm, because moving to Cuba would suck.
To claim that the police don't deserve your respect because you disagree with the system of the entire nation, which exists to protect your right to
make that complaint in the first place. It's childish.
I count self professed anarchists in the same group with self professed satanists. They have no real commitment to an ideology, they just like saying
it out loud because they live in a country where they are allowed to say it out loud.
None of this is a personal attack, and in my opinion it does relate to directly to the topic. Because so few people in America have actually lived in
situations where your human rights and your giant list of civil rights are at the worst, marginally "bent" sometimes, it's easy to throw around
powerful phrases like Police State and other such nonsense.
I wouldn't hazard to guess how many self professed anarchists there were in the Soviet Union 20 years ago or any of the other true police states
around the world.
But I would hazard to say that if you were living there at the time, your philosophy would be completely different than the one your are espousing in
You are emboldened by the freedoms and entitlements afforded you throughout your lifetime without the acknowledgement of the giants on whose shoulders
you stand to give your speeches.
While I certainly understand your mistrust, and fear of police, I think your reasons are aggrandized and ring false. If your last post is how you
really feel then it is a petulant display that only succeeds in acting mainly as a challenge to perceived authority. A machine for you to rage
I still say that the general attitude toward cops is based on people, in cities, who have to deal with cops who are being trained to be more
aggressive, more militant, and who walk onto the first day of the job with a clearly defined "enemy".
I don't really think it is a failure of community or society as a whole.
I live in a part of town on the edges of a decent sized city. My area isn't considered wealthy, it is often called, Ghetto, and I admit there are a
great many people who live in my neighborhood, whom I feel are just ignorant animals for the most part. But I still talk to them. I still walk my
dogs, gun on hip, answer the same dumb questions over and over and try desperately not to run over the children and toddlers they let run loose in the
streets until 2 am during the summer, and school nights.
I judge them, yes. I just did so. I honestly think some of them are so dumb they are the living equivalent to eating pooping baby making machines.
That is all they do, and all they will ever be.
But I still talk to them. I try to be nice, I try to be interested in whats going on with them, and while I may scoff internally at the "important"
things they fill up their time complaining about, I do try to be a part of my community.
I try to make myself available so that I have the chance to be a part of my community.
And lots of them are the same way. I can see it on their faces. They don't want to talk to me? They don't "get" me. But they talk to me anyway.
They are nice, and they try to make small talk, and then we go back to stuff we were actually interested in.
Something that unifies us in conversation, is the ever present threat of the police. Now in my area we actually hit 3 jurisdictions right on the mark.
Unincorporated county, with Sheriffs, but also One city municipal police force and another municipal city police force, converge and overlap inside
So a 911 call can and has generated 3 different police forces converging on the same place at the same time. And I can tell you honestly out of the 3
I'll take the Sheriffs deputies any day of the week.
The Sheriffs deputies are in general less concerned with arrests and tickets, and often seem more concerned with making sure everyone involved is
safe, and understands WHY what just happened was a bad thing.
The two municipal police officers always seem like they are just hoping, someone will do something that allows them to pull the taser, the
extenda-stick thing, or a pistol.
I think the training is totally different. The municipal/city cops, wear tacticool pants and combat boots and button up duty shirts. The Sheriffs
deputies wear the ugly brown and yellow uniforms and duty shoes.
The city cops have much more gear on their belts than the deputies, and their cruisers have bike racks and all kinds of junk while the sheriffs
deputies have a big shovel for moving roadkill.
The sheriffs deputies seem more like public servants, while every member of the municipal police force I've encountered here, come across like they
are just waiting, impatiently, to join the swat team so they can do some "real" work.