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Rad Geek Charles Johnson opens up with both barrels on the institution of State policing, and rightly so.
I saw this video about 2 weeks ago. Twice, three times. I left it up on my screen, I read the articles, I read the comments, I tried to organize my thoughts. Nothing came out but a high-pitched keening sound, so I knew it was time to move on.
Read his full post. He’s done the research and picked apart the assumptions and lies. He’s looked into this pit of filth and come back with something instructive. Bravo, Charles.
His conclusion is as apt as it is obvious. It’s nothing shocking to those of us who share the same critique of the state, but worth repeating nonetheless:
The plain fact is that what we have here is one of two things: either a professionalized system of violent control which tacitly permits and encourages cops to exercise this kind of rampant, repeated, intense, and unrepentant abuse against powerless people—or else a system which has clearly demonstrated that it can do nothing effectual to prevent it. In either case, it is unfit to exist.
As for the Aryan Nation connection, well, imagine my shock. You didn’t really think that cops are selected for their dignity or their integrity or their intelligence or their tolerance or their morality, did you?