posted on Jul, 13 2012 @ 12:29 PM
Originally posted by EvilSadamClone
This is one of several attitude i'm incredibly frustrated with, that you have to cooperate with police in all things and abdicate your
Let me put it another way, ESC. You only need to abdicate your rights with a cop
, specifically, if you care about whether or not
The ultimate source of the State's power over the individual, is that individual's fear of death; and so conversely, the source of sovereignty, is the
absence of fear of it. If you are not concerned about the fact that a police officer can, in practical terms, kill you at his discretion, then by all
means; turn around and walk away when he attempts to interrogate you, or keep your door closed if he tries to come into your home without a
Personally, however, I see greater wisdom in longer term survival. If a cop wants to ticket me for something, then if I know the system well enough,
I can likely get it thrown out of court later. So it makes a lot more sense for me, as far as self-preservation is concerned, to take the ticket (or
the arrest) at that moment, and save my arguing for the judge, who isn't going to have a gun, and also isn't going to have the attitude that he can
murder me on a whim, because of the presence of witnesses.
It's not about lying down completely. It's about choosing your battles wisely, in terms of knowing which ones you can or cannot win. Nobody ever
wins against cops. Against judges, yes; but against cops, no.
It is also not about the law. The law has absolutely nothing to do with it. Where cops are concerned, it is about pure, raw force; who has more of
Military tactics are like unto water; for water in its natural course runs away from high places and hastens downwards.
So in war, the way is to avoid what is strong and to strike at what is weak.
Like water, taking the line of least resistance.
Water shapes its course according to the nature of the ground over which it flows; the soldier works out his victory in relation to the foe whom he is
Therefore, just as water retains no constant shape, so in warfare there are no constant conditions.
He who can modify his tactics in relation to his opponent and thereby succeed in winning, may be called a heaven-born captain.
-- Sun Tzu, 6:29-33
, The Art of War
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