While I’ve lately been amused and disgusted at the behavior of the system and it’s enforcers, I’ve also been reading. One of the thinkers I’ve revisited is Thomas Hobbes, and his work Leviathan.
In case you’re joining late, we have all been learning some important lessons about American police officers. We have learned what they will and will not do for you. Specifically, the typical pig cop will:
- arrest you (with maximum violence) the minute a wimminz tells him “I’m scared.”
- jail you for being late on your child support or alimony payment.
- kidnap your children on the order of a divorce court judge.
- beat your ass for merely looking askance at him.
The typical pig cop will not:
- show up if you have an actual problem, for example, if violent looters are stealing all your stuff.
Of course, the typical pig will disarm you, if you attempt to defend your stuff, so that the looters can rob you blind. We have seen that play out multiple times on this blog.
For those of y’all unfamiliar, Thomas Hobbes was a political philosopher who wrote about the social contract. None of us have signed an explicit contract with anyone, but the contract still exists.
What is the contract? It’s a quid-pro-quo bargain. Being part of civilized society includes a man giving up some of his natural rights. For example: I agree to keep my lawn mowed, to drive the speed limit, and to not to enrich uranium in my washing machine. In return, I supposedly get privileges, such as having a fire and police department which will come around if I’m being looted and burned out of my home by a mob.
Many of us are now coming to realize that the contract has been broken.