It is a strange notion. But it has been building for some 40 years now. If you are Black in America, 90% of the time, the police will watch you with suspicion. [ I will admit I’m not white, so I can’t go into those numbers ] Categorically, the police are not here to protect African American, U.S. citizens. Categorically, the police are here to incarcerate, harass, fine, watch and apply any and all obscure laws they see fit to subdue African Americans.
As a whole, are police here to protect all of us? No! The police are here to chaperon and guard the citizens. The entire population is thrown into one pool, and that is “them”. They have an “us” versus “them” philosophy.
This entire notion stems from the collectivism view point. The very people that wanted police protection, went over board and are not being just as watched and harassed as the rest of us.
What is collectivism? Collectivism is worse than communism, fascism, nazism, socialism. The underlying factor to all of them is collectivism. The theory is that the group is more important than the individual. The individual if necessary must be sacrificed for the greater good of the group. Even the notion of a democracy is based on the concept of majority rule. We in America are taught that our country is a democracy. The fact is, the founding fathers, to a man, did not want our country to be based on a democracy. A bad example would be a lynch mob voting to lynch the minority. The founding fathers knew this and wanted us to be a republic, a constitutional republic. This constitution would be to limit the majority, i.e. government.
Analyze the individualist against the collectivist. The founding fathers believed in the rights of the individuals. You can readily see this in all of the “ratified” amendments to the constitution. The individualist doesn’t sacrifice the individual for the greater good. The collectivist does.
Let us step out of this definition and see how it’s implemented. On the surface the collectivist might believe they are right and nice and want for the safety of citizens, however, the individualist does as well. The collectivist thinks that it’s their obligation to force people to do things which protects themselves. How? By passing laws that has penalties if you do not do these things. The individualist is the exact opposite. The individualist wouldn’t pass a law which would penalize someone for not doing something to protect themselves, they may post signs.
The collectivist ideology is now indoctrinated in our schools. As a child you are taught to believe that citizens should want to have laws that force them to do things for their own good.
How does that apply to the police? Most of the laws, on the books today, are collectivist laws: buckle your seat belt; wear a helmet. It is a collectivist notion that driving is a privilege. I can imagine jaws dropping at that notion. Step back for a second and consider this. The founding fathers would never have thought the state, or government, could tell an individual he could not drive a vehicle he purchased with his own money. It is a collectivist notion that we need police to watch over us, which is exactly what the police have become.
Instead of police being master minds of figuring out, watching and apprehending evil individuals and removing them from society, we have police enforcing collectivist laws and applying them to all citizens. The government tells you to send your child to school, and taxes you for the privilege. In fact, they tax you for people that don’t pay taxes for school. Imagine 100 years ago, they didn’t have government run schools, no taxes, no administration, no bureaucrats, no school boards. They even tax you for the police to enforce children to go to school that don’t want to be in school.
When you think of the police, do you honestly think of them as baby sitters? Do you think that is supposed to be their job definition? Do you like being taxed for that?
The argument against me is:
but what if someone wrecks their car into mine? We need police to sort it out. We need laws to tell us who can and can not drive on the roads for our own safety.
That is a pure collectivist brain washing going on. Imagine if this were 1812. You are on your farm and you send your eldest boy, to town to buy corn feed for the cattle. Someone barrels down the dirt road and side swipes the wagon and maims the horse. Who would take care of that? You would of course. You would tell your neighbor to buy you new wheels for the carriage, and buy you a new horse, because you have to shoot the lame one. The wagon store supplies the wheels and the horse ranch supplies the new horse. Your neighbor isn’t thrown in jail, his farm doesn’t go to waste and life continues.
Why did i put that example so far back in time? Because, I think people can see how ridiculous collectivist laws are with such a glaring example. For those hard liners that say the neighbor still should go to jail, imagine that neighbor is the slaughter house. You’d have to travel a day, if you had a wagon, but you don’t because you put the neighbor in jail, not ask him for money, just to get to the nearest slaughterhouse. But, because of the distance and time, all your meat is ruined by the time you get back. So not only is your neighbor ruined, but so are you, and so is the town you provide meat for.
Do you think those are too dramatic? Imagine, fast forward to now, you throw a man in jail, who was going to work and wrecked into you. The family he was feeding starves and dies. Or, worse, they all become wards of the state, and you pay more taxes to take care of them. Multiply that by 10 million and you have a notion of what these collectivist laws are doing to this country.
Another argument is:
People shouldn’t do drugs and should go to jail for it. We need police to protect us from drugs and drug dealers.
No, we do not. If you can imagine, I went to school and children did drugs and talked about drugs, and i never once in my life did drugs. I don’t even drink alcohol nor smoke. So obviously the enforcement doesn’t work and we don’t need the enforcement to begin with. If people want to do drugs, that’s is their business, who are you to tell them they shouldn’t. Even a parent has no more say so over their children’s habits, especially these days. If you can’t force your child not to wear that old blue sweater he loves, what makes you think you have the right to tell someone else’s child not to do drugs and force them not to?
Government and the police are made for one thing and that’s what they should be sticking to. That one thing is protecting us, from those that would do us direct harm. Someone smoking cigarettes in the hall is not direct harm, we don’t need laws to tell them to stop smoking cigarettes. We don’t need the police to be paid to tell people to stop smoking cigarettes or stop using their cell phones while driving.
Do the police protect us? No! Crime rates have remained the same for over 100 years. Even, with the incarceration of millions of African American males, the crime rates have remained the same. Oh, did you think putting Black men in jail did something to crime? No, the numbers don’t lie. Crime rates have remained the same for over 100 years. The reason so many Black men are in jail? To make all the privately run jails money. To make the government run jails money, by taxing you more and more. Crime rates have remained the same for over 100 years.
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