The police have chosen sides. They want the left to be in control. I can no longer support the police. I know what many of you are saying: “I have a friend who is a cop, and he is a good guy.”
To that I ask you: “Imagine that you were the man who was walking down this sidewalk in front of a protest and were being harassed by these leftist idiots, just like in the video below. The cops came up to you and were plainly taking the side of the leftists. You tell those cops to get lost and one of them arrests you for stalking and assaulting the protesters. Your friend the cop then approaches. Whose side will he choose? Yours? Or his fellow officers?”
Watch this and see how the cop, who is following the guy and saw the entire incident, takes the side of the leftists. Then see how the other cops arrive and immediately defer to the first cop’s judgment. That is how it ALWAYS works.
I promise you that he will choose to support the other cops 100% of the time. He will protect his pension, his job, and support the blue wall over those who think that they are his friends. Cops do not go against other cops, mostly because they want to protect their jobs and pensions.
The only exception to this is if the aggrieved party is a part of the protected minority class, and there is a public lynching in progress by the left. (Ask Derek Chauvin how much he was supported by his “brothers in blue.”)
Anonymous · June 5, 2022 at 11:06 am
The difference between a government and a protection racket like the Mafia is that government’s existence as a protection racket is hidden by a state religion promulgated by an established church. In the US, the civic religion is promulgated by the public school system. As a retired soldier and public school teacher, you were once religiously dedicated enough to be a Vestal Virgin, a keeper of the state religion.
Now you are intellectually sifting through your life experiences and realizing the confession of faith story doesn’t add up. But considering how dedicated you were for how long, it’s going to take years to change your fundamental values. It’s supposed to take years, that means you have good mental health.
There is a related rates math problem here. Are people who formerly believed the Norman Rockwell Saturday Evening Post covers are reality, opening their eyes fast enough to avoid the Gulag?
Divemedic · June 5, 2022 at 12:19 pm
You must be new here. Not a retired soldier. I became a teacher after I did retire, because I thought I could change at least a small part of what I saw was a broken system. It was far more broken than I ever imagined, so I went back to medicine- what I knew best.
Every fight in medicine is ultimately doomed to failure in the form of the patient’s death. Still less futile than fixing education in the USA.
Anonymous · June 5, 2022 at 10:47 pm
Not a retired soldier.
I searched for “about” and got the following, which I read as “soldier”. Were you a medic for the military?
The roots of this name [“Confessions of a Street Pharmacist”] go back to my military days. Some friends and I were doing our taxes, and we got to the line where you have to list your occupation. We all put down “paid professional killer” on the line, and mailed it in.
Government-funded school was imposed by elites to make docile assembly line workers, and to oppress Catholics. Long version of that history: https://www.amazon.com/Underground-History-American-Education-Investigation/dp/0945700040 The Underground History of American Education: A School Teacher’s Intimate Investigation Into the Problem of Modern Schooling by John Taylor Gatto. Short version of the results: https://www.cantrip.org/gatto.html
J. Smith · June 6, 2022 at 8:05 am
Not everyone that served in the military is “retired military”, some are “former”, as in they served, they separated from the service without reaching retirement age and status. Fucking idiots playing semantic games to try and sharp shoot.
The root of the problems plaguing an agreeable social order is the lack of people who have had their face fucking punched in as a kid, teenager and some adults as a consequence of things they said or did. This also goes for the military, all those we tend to overuse the term “warriors” on. I taught combatives and to see the wimp out, break downs and pure cowardice over punch in the face day is epic, true character comes out some rise, most wimp out and shut their fucking mouths swiftly and accordingly. Most people should take that vignette and apply it accordingly to their life. If you cant or aren’t willing to take a good smash in the mouth for something your saying or doing, its a good measure you shouldn’t be saying it or doing it. Now, when you understand that we can talk civilly.
Big Ruckus D · June 5, 2022 at 11:27 am
Yes, they have chosen. And poorly – but predictably – at that. It has been evident to me for a long time that there are no good cops, as even the ones who are personable on their off time are still fully committed to protecting the big blue club. People who have engaged in the “not all cops are like that” defense are just mindlessly throwing out more “yeah, but”ism. Same thing is seen regarding so-called conservative politicians, “yeah, they suck, but MY guy is different”. No, he isn’t. And there is virtually no cop to be found who will throw away their career (and thereby financial security) by taking the side of a civvie over fellow cops, even when said fellow cops are objectively wrong.
The very screening process for entering police work is structured to weed out anyone aspiring to any higher ideals of fairness and justice over “do as you are told by upper command, and never betray your blue brothers”. It is much like an extension of public schooling, expressly set up to create compliant and reliable drones to do the job within narrow constaints, not critical thinkers who will self-assess their own ethics and biases, and adjust their tactics accordingly.
fitzhamilton · June 5, 2022 at 11:53 am
I dunno. If crap really hits the fan, it will come down to each individual and his own conscience. The American police and military are indeed deeply corrupt, and are often lead by sycophantic homunculi.. But not always, and not everywhere. Because cops and soldiers are people, too, and each makes and will have to make his own decisions.
Take Spain in 1936 as an illustrative model. The military, the Guardia Civil, the government in general, split. Some remained loyal to the Republic, others joined Franco. Our circumstance now is not that different than Spain in the 30’s. If the “liberal” Maoist/Leninist fascists go too far – and they are inching perilously close to the edge – we are going to want and need the good cops, bureaucrats and soldiers on our side. It’s a mistake to demonize them categorically, as a group. Take them as they come individually.. And as local corporate groups like those particular sheriffs departments that are pushing back against Soros DA’s for example..
Judge them by the content of their character and actions, as a class. tWe’re going to need as many people as possible to be with us, especially those people who are well armed and trained, if things get truly crazy.
Divemedic · June 5, 2022 at 12:20 pm
Conscience? Like the cops who I documented on this very blog, who were driving around shooting people from their moving, disguised van? How many cops spoke up about that again?
fitzhamilton · June 5, 2022 at 12:51 pm
I’ve been treated poorly by cops, and also been saved from som very difficult situations by cops. The half dozen negative interactions are out weighed by the couple dozen positive ones..
The fact that there are so many bad cops is due to the general corruption of our society, the fact that we as a people are losing our moral and spiritual compass, and thus are becoming unable to govern ourselves. There’s a precept in the Church that we have the pastors we deserve. The same is true of government: corrupt people inevitably produce corrupt governments, corrupt laws and corrupt law enforcement.
I agree wholeheartedly that we have a crisis of authority in this country, and the corruption runs deep. Be the fantasy that we can just completely dispense with policing and live in some libertarian utopia is completely nuts, like all utopian desires. We need laws, and we need law enforcement. We just need to fight for good lawmakers and good cops, and eliminate the bad lawmakers and bad cops.. The fact that there is corruption is normal, it’s the fallen human condition. The corruption will always be with us, but so will virtue and hope. Corruption will pass, goodness is eternal.
If we are survive and prosper as a people, we need to be virtuous and reward virtue. The solution to bad policing isn’t hating or abolishing the police, it’s reforming the police and rewarding good policing.
Don’t throw the proverbial baby out with the bathwater, in other words. We want the baby. Clean it up, feed then put it down for a nap, then toss the nasty water. That’s what sane people do. But we’re insane, the sort of people who murder babies wholesale, then cry when our society falls apart from cultural and population collapse.
Divemedic · June 5, 2022 at 1:05 pm
I disagree. The answer is to do what the founders did. They realized that power attracts those who would corrupt it to serve their own ends, so they endeavored to keep government as powerless as possible.
I am not calling for abolishing the police. I am looking at keeping them as powerless as possible. I refer you to this post to see my point.
fitzhamilton · June 5, 2022 at 1:30 pm
Right. Exactly. I’m not calling for more powerful government. I’m advocating for a strictly limited one, one that **we the people** constitute and control. I’m asserting that **we** are the government, the government – whether it be fascist or republican, democratic or totalitarian in nature – is a thing that originates in each of us, that we all participate in and consent to.
That’s exactly the doctrine the Founders articulated in our founding documents, and you and I are hewing to the same republican philosophy.
I’m only saying that to conceptualize the government, police, military as entities alienated from ourselves is a huge mistake. That’s what these incipient tyrants want us to do: Alienating the police and military from the people, turning them against us, turning them into tools of terror, is the first thing totalitarians must do, in order to seize total power.
If, on the other hand, the judges, lawmakers, police and military keep their oaths to the Constitution, these fascists will never succeed. They’ll be arrested, tried and imprisoned or executed as soon as they transgress the bounds of the law.
That’s why we shouldn’t demonize the police and military, they are our first line of defense against tyranny, and if they do their duty, and keep their oaths, we won’t have to do their jobs for them..
If they do their duty, and refuse to cooperate with fascists, we won’t have to resist them. Let’s hope then that they do, and that we won’t.
Anonymous · June 5, 2022 at 12:14 pm
“ it will come down to each individual and his own conscience. ”
And that is the best we can expect.
Big Ruckus D · June 5, 2022 at 12:30 pm
I expect those cops with a functional conscience will only fall away once it becomes plainly evident that their pay and benefits have ceased to exist, and/or they begin to recognize a clear pattern of cops and their famailies being targeted for retribution by an insatiable public anger. Then, at worst, they hopefully will simply drop off the radar and protect themselves and their families. At best they will join the good guys in the fight, but it will be very difficult – perhaps impossible – to ever fully trust those who “come around”, knowing they only joined up because their previous better deal went away.
Those cops without a conscience will more likely become warlords or localized independent operators, carving out whatever power they can by brute force. As to what the balance is between this type of cop, and the type I spoke of in the first paragraph, is anybody’s guess.
Elrod · June 5, 2022 at 1:05 pm
“…we are going to want and need the good cops, bureaucrats and soldiers on our side. It’s a mistake to demonize them categorically, as a group.”
Uh, well, OK. So, tell me – when they all wear the same outfit how are we supposed to tell the “good ones” from the “bad ones”? If one waits to observe (experience first hand?) behavior as basis for that judgment it could be fatal.
Divemedic · June 5, 2022 at 1:55 pm
This ignores Pournelle’s Iron law of bureaucracy. No one will place the collective good of society over their own. The “good” cops will look at their wives and children before deciding that their well being is more important than yours. This is the precise reason why so many prison camp guards have committed atrocities.
It is that attitude that allowed Nazi Germany to engage in the holocaust. No one thought that things would go bad, because good Germans would never…
Big Ruckus D · June 5, 2022 at 4:40 pm
Ding ding ding, we have a winnah! And just in case their is any lingering doubt, the past 2.5 years of branch covidian insanity has more than clearly reaffirmed that we have an endless supply of authoritarian stasi wannabes in our midst. Say hello to Karen, because she’s watching.
Cops are a cross section of the population at large, but are heavily slanted toward the types who have a personality that enjoys excercising power over others to begin with, and for following orders handed down from on high. So there you go. Expect the worst, because we’ll more than likely get it.
BobF · June 5, 2022 at 5:40 pm
I’ve read far too much of “they live among us and will therefore be on our side” to keep my lunch down.
Assign percentages as you will to the total of 100% they will opt to confiscate if that order is given:
* Following orders is second nature, a first response
* It’s their job and they know it
* Their job is their paycheck and benefits and they know it
* They have families that need food, clothing, shelter, and medical benefits and they know it
* All others (you and I) are on a priority scale many levels below all above
No, they are coming for us when the order is given, and not in a good way. 100% sure.
why · June 5, 2022 at 3:38 pm
Y’all realize this is Dallas TX?? Where the DPS interviewed Amber Guyger (Dallas police officer who entered the WRONG apartment and shot/killed Botham Jean, in his own apartment) and said while tragic, there was no crime committed.
Where restaurant-goers were harassed by BLM activists and nothing was done….
Divemedic · June 5, 2022 at 3:59 pm
Doesn’t that pretty much make my point? The cops have chosen sides, and it ain’t your side.
joe · June 5, 2022 at 5:03 pm
did i mention i learned depts are buying green tip 223/556…it’s not to zero at the range with…they are getting ready for what we all know is coming…
Divemedic · June 5, 2022 at 7:03 pm
That isn’t anything to sweat. You and I have to buy FMJ to practice with because it is more economical to use cheaper ammo for practice. The cops buy hollowpoints for handgun practice and green tip for rifle ammo because it isn’t their money, so they don’t care what it costs.
I ran into this many years ago when I was an FFL. I used to bid on police contracts. They buy the best of everything from the lowest bidder.
joe · June 6, 2022 at 4:13 am
DM… not all depts buy the best of everything… there is regular “range” ammo on the market… and besides, green tip is not a reliable zero ammo and most duty ammo is a smaller grain… you are correct on the point of depts spending money though…I see it all the time….
Daniel K Day · June 6, 2022 at 7:01 pm
That video is enraging. Consider your point made.
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