Sunday, November 10, 2013

Shouldn't the Police Have a "Do Not Fire Unless Fired Upon" Rule?

 
Dees Illustration
Eric Blair
Activist Post

I'm bordering on hating the police state, and I'm the type of person who wishes away all forms of hate. It seems like there's a new police abuse story everyday worse than the last.

It's gotten to where I despise watching, posting, and sharing police brutality videos. I may stop clicking on them altogether for the same reason I don't watch horror movies: you can't un-see something, and I don't enjoy knowingly exposing myself to fear or hate.

In one sense I feel a duty to inform people of the growing tyranny, but in another sense I think it feeds exactly what the establishment wants -- outrage and retaliatory violence -- to justify its own brutality. The swelling police state is like a fat bully on the playground who pokes you over and over again with a stick until you've finally had enough and rip the stick out of his hand and beat the shit out of him with it. The government seems to be bullying citizens into responding in kind.