Jack Booted Thugs have been part of our popular culture ( “our” as in our subset niche, preppers and militia ) since the early 90’s with the federales going Full Retard at Waco and Ruby Ridge, Oklahoma City and Florida and elsewhere. In the late 70’s and early 80’s, as I was eagerly perusing all of the gun magazines and related periodicals, LEO’s, even FLEAS ( Federal Law Enforcement Agencies ) because they remained focused exclusively on drug dealers rather than civilians, reflected a culture where the police were respected. I’m not sure when the perception changed.
In the late ‘80’s after leaving the military I was burned out on gung ho BS, leadership by morons, spit shining and all the rest. I took a few years of meaningless jobs not seriously trying for any continuation in the LEO field. When I did, I found out that experience was worthless without college although I could have gotten my foot in the door by going into corrections. But by then I had also finally figured out my temperament wasn’t suited for the career. That plus the Baby Momma was pushing me in that direction and I naturally rebelled. But out of all those factors, I like to think I hated the move from peace officers to law enforcement officers and that turned me away morally.
I’m not sure when the rest of us got turned off by the switch. Was it Clinton exclusively or did he just run with trends already in place? Did Bush Sr. with his New World Order BS flip the culture? Was it simply the end of the Soviet Empire that forced agencies now without a purpose to turn on American civilians in a new cold war, a repeat of the nineteen teens and twenties as new money pouring in from the new income tax and the money creation of the new central bank was funding chasing a reason? I’m not sure.
But it seemed like almost overnight the Thin Blue Line turned into Jack Booted Thugs. Or maybe I was just immersing myself in the counterculture ‘zine movement furthering my Libertarian tendencies from literature to popular culture amateur protest publications. I could have missed the forest as I gazed at one tree. Wasn’t the phrase from the NRA President? That should have tipped us all off that this was merely a money making operation, but I guess with the Clinton Semi-Ban we embraced the only devil we knew ( the more I read about the organization the more it seems they actually HELP with gun control to keep their paychecks coming in ).
Another clue we should have been tipped off that the JBT scare was more myth than threat was the idiot hawking video tapes. There he was standing at a podium giving a lecture on how the JBT’s were recruiting L.A. gangs as part of their military shock troops to take us all over and turn us into serfs ( this was the one containing the infamous “butter knife brigades“ ). That was nicely done. Spread the fear about total gun control, AND evil Black Dudes raping our women and killing the men ( this was only implied ). But even if the early chicken little flopping about was about Getten’ Paid!, it still became one of our endearing myths ( look at the recent “feds are buying up all the ammo to kill and enslave us all” that was used to ignore resource depletion ).
And for the love of Baby Jesus, PLEASE!, please don’t start being stupid about “the militarization of the police”. That started at least as early, if not sooner, with the outlawing of drugs a century ago, as well as the original gun control measures outlawing Evil Assault Tommy-Guns and such, along with the main enforcement laws on Interstate Commerce. The only thing that changed recently was the cultural change of middle class white boys realizing the fact that we were no longer in alliance with the police ( although I believe Brown of SOF magazine kept up the hero worship the whole time, but that was probably pandering to his reader base ). So even if “JBT” shrill alarms were just money grubbing, it did note the sea change in perception.
But, as usual, given that the American public always Goes Big Or Goes Home, we over did it and rather than simply not trusting the government ( which, embarrassingly, the Hippies had figured out twenty or thirty years previously ) we turned fearing JBT’s into careers and hobbies. How many of you buried a gun during the Clinton reign? How many of you right now are planning on JBT’s taking everything you own during the die-off phase of the collapse? You are still falling for the myth. They simply don’t have the numbers. At the very most, the police are one gang amongst many fighting for resources. And mostly, they are going to get their asses handed to them. They are fat and overweight, driving everywhere being a mechanized army totally useless without fuel and over the air communications.
They are the local unit of the national second generation military ( a quick reminder to any NUG’s, first generation was columns and formations, second industrial equipped artillery protected by infantry, both rigid centralized command. Third generation was maneuver warfare of semi-autonomous units and Forth is guerilla war. Americans have been stuck in 2nd, the Germans introduced 3rd. All our enemies today are 4th ). Today, the police have the advantage using high tech and invested infrastructure for an EXTREMELY small number to oversee a huge population ( which is controlled by bread and circuses, not by fear of the police ). But like their military cousins, they rely on those “force multipliers” which are not sustainable.
In case you forgot, while Vietnam was a total Industrial War Of Quantity, it also was the birth of technology war we enjoy today. “Enjoy” as in getting more bang for our buck. But technology doesn’t win wars by themselves which is what we rely on. And although tech allows a huge saving on workers/soldiers, it does by necessity require an even bigger infrastructure supporting it than industrialized war does ( our electronic device consumption subsidizes the war spending to a degree ), at least as far as complexity. And since we are moving into energy deficit, complexity is going to lose. Yes, beware the enemy. But understand him so you don’t fear him and can fight him more effectively.
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I think the JBT that you have to most worry about are the local cops/sheriffs/etc. They now work for/with the federal agencies and have actual military equipment. If you don't come to their attention in any negative way they wont look at you - at least initially. But anything, like an argument with a neighbor or family member, or any other issue where they come to your place you will be and remain on their radar FOREVER. At least until you pick up and move to someplace else. Which is what I recommend anyone who has had any run-ins with local or federal authorities do, *move* and leave no forwarding address. Preferably at least a whole state away as LEOs talk with their neighboring jurisdictions a lot.ReplyDelete
Agreed. Amazing the dumb assness most people show in this regard. Back to the ex and her devil daughter, she drew cops like flies to dung. She was too smart, they could never hurt her. They finally got kicked out when they called the sheriff's deputies on each other over a domestic. After they had been told not to. Previously and then again that night. I'm trusting that all their run ins with me ( also responding to the ex's medical emergencies ) I was never seem as anything other than a schmuck.Delete
If they went to your place your place is on their radar. If you wor cuffs, you are on their radar. One needs to move or have _lots_ of time go past before you quit being on their radar. If you are on their radar, even just as a schmuck they will likely have you on the list they make of people to visit as they become the new local warlords.Delete
I'm pretty confident I'm way down on the list. Being a hovel, no wealth implicit or implied, and not disrespecting anyone's A-thor-I-ty, I believe I'm lost in the clutter. I'm not "just hoping", I'm plying the probability numbers game. One deputy MIGHT remember the underground shelter-he seemed to like it and was friendly. The other obnoxious asswhores were given no reason to remember it being anything other than a BS call on a boring night.Delete
Who is the most dangerous person on this planet?ReplyDelete
Your local JBT.
He, or she, has the ability, permission from on high, and unlimited resources up to and including air strikes, to take your guns, everything you own, and your very life.
Stop paying taxes, and within one year the severest penalty you ever heard of will be leveled on your ass.
I care not about conjured demons in distant lands, or even the next county over, they have little initiative to harm me. But the local JBT's do. They have nothing to lose and everything to gain by attacking me. They'll make up the closing act after the fact. I stay the hell away from them, will never call them for any reason, and if I can do so without bring anything back on myself, will cause them every problem I can imagine. They are far beyond useless, they are outright dangerous to everyone.
Lastly, according to John Lott - using the police's own records spanning 20+ years, you are 13 times more likely to be shot by a cop than anyone else. That alone is reason enough to stay the hell away from them. I'd like to see every last one of them kidnapped in the night, gutted, and set on fire with diesel in a ditch along a country road for they are sociopaths on constant patrol for someone to victimize. fukem ded
Individual cops are decent human beings 90% of the time ( except State Troopers who have a much higher percentage of strutting incompetent douches ), and if they are one on one with you and you are cool, they are too. But the institution they belong to is just as much in decline as the civilization they inhabit and when any conflict arises between you and the tribe, you lose. Nothing personal, but Blacks and cops can see past your dumb ass rose colored glasses and they understand how important tribal loyalty and fealty is. You don't. Don't bet on logic or human decency to sway them from their tribe. Tribal hate and exploitation on you as a non-tribe member isn't easy for us to understand as we've been away from it too long. Ignore this iron law at your own risk.Delete
Are you out of your mind? "Individual cops"? What other king are there, multiple cops?Delete
No. Stealing for any reason is wrong and you know it. Stealing for the state is the number one reason cops exist. Like you said, at one time they were *peace officers* and the inclination to steal was based in punitive measures to make you stop doing the bad behavior you did. Now, they are law enforcement officers and you don't matter any more than the contents of your wallet.
Had to go to Indianapolis VA this morning and I hadn't been there since last Jan. First thing I noticed was the speed limit had been lowered on the interstate, from 65 to 60. Just enough that you don't notice. Monday morning traffic with people hurrying to their jobs had those jackboots working overtime. 9 people were pulled over and my radar detector couldn't keep it's mouth shut (it has a whiney female voice). So I got in the middle of a line of truckers and set the cruise control.
Is "cops as individuals" better? Look, the government doesn't even need cops to steal. You buy a Big Mac, there are already fifty plus taxes on it. You voluntarily buy anything, you have paid taxes without any need of force. Granted, you don't pay property tax, they use force to evict you. Just not ALL, or perhaps even most taxes need enforcement. For "permission" to exist, most cattle line up to the chute, helpfully narcing on anyone not playing the game. So, I'd say that the theft is agreeable to most. I'm not just trying to split hairs here. Cops do in fact exist as final arbitrator to government monopoly force, but they are only needed sparingly due to widespread voluntary handing over of demanded bribes. It is cheaper that way, as the protection racket is built that way. I don't like the theft myself, but it does little good to decry the act when everyone else is going along with it. I used to be a lot more butt hurt about it, until I realized it cannot change without returning to tribes without agriculture. Meaning, never.Delete
"Look, the government doesn't even need cops to steal."ReplyDelete
ALL gov't are insatiable. They are all about finding as many ways as possible to steal as money as they can. ALL gov't are leveraged out to here and constantly in the red and tryuing every way they can to find more money.
Plus, my understanding is there are new laws on the books that ENCOURAGE the cops to steal. Pull you over, steal your stuff, then make you prove they were wrong in stealing it. There's a name for this but it eludes me at the moment.
You are right in claiming that they don't NEED to steal, nobody "Needs" to steal, but citizens are held accountable but cops are encouraged.
All the cops could drop dead right now and it wouldn't change my life one iota and the best I can determine I have never received any benefit from their existence. The couple times over my lifespan that I was required by law to use the service of cops were all very disappointing and costly.
Asset forfeiture. Just remember that the police are like every other institution. In collapse and desperate. What is the difference if Wal-Mart screws you with extra low quality merchandise or the cops steal the money out of your wallet, literally, other than the amounts? Still fraud and theft.Delete