Classic Essays

The People and the Law

riot_police-by David Sims

I’VE NOTHING against police officers. Policing is a necessary social function.

But, having said that, there has been a conspicuous rise in the proportion of bad cops. That is a fact, however unsavory it might be. Sweeping it under the rug will only make matters worse.

I’d rather that there be two civilian murderers on the loose than one bad cop on the job. Why? Because the established authority won’t punish civilians who use lethal force to defend themselves from an attack by ordinary murderers, but it will swing the hammer heavily on those who defend themselves from an attack by bad cops.

It is a very good question whether society is better off with a professional police force, as opposed to making the police function universal: something that we all would do when we see evildoers doing evil.

Is police power better centralized, or is it better that it be non-centralized? Centralized, we gain the benefit of specialization of labor and the elite skills that it might offer, but we also gain the risks of institutional treason and official corruption, which a dictator might someday use as convenient tools for his rise to power. Non-centralized, we lose the benefit of specialization in the fight against evil, but, as long as good people far outnumber bad people, we gain the power of sheer numbers, and we end the possibility that the policing function could be a tool for the promotion of dictatorship.

Also, I’ve heard from police officers the phrase: “The law is the law is the law,” meaning that regardless of what people might want or need, the law must be conformed to. The law is holy. The law is God. Mere mortals must obey.

I’ve a different idea. I think that the law was made for man, and not man for the law. I think that legislation, like any other human activity, is something that can be done either well or poorly. And if the laws are poorly made, then the people who obey them will live poor lives. And the only thing the state can do to compel obedience to bad laws is by inflicting such suffering on the disobedient that their lives would be made thereby even poorer than are those of the obedient. Obeying the law is then the lesser of two evils, but it remains an evil.

Instead of blaming “criminals” for breaking bad laws, laws that generate more problems that they solve, I approve of their “crimes.” When a law, or some combination of laws, create a bad situation, and if a lawful remedy cannot be found speedily, then an unlawful one, if it is effective, can be better than no remedy at all.

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6 Comments

  1. WHITE_WARRIOR
    April 3, 2016 at 7:16 pm — Reply

    SELECTING COPS

    What you must understand about Police officers is that they are not thinkers. They are selected for obedience to authority – not for independent thought. Essentially they are pre-programmed guard dogs of the state.

    Police officers (gumshoes) are carefully selected through a battery of psychometric tests – personality and intelligence. The personality tests are specifically designed to select only those candidates who are willingly to conform to authority. The intelligence tests screen out any thinkers who may have made it through the personality testing stage. The accepted IQ range of successful police trainees is 90 to 115. It is extremely unlikely that anyone with an IQ above 115 would be accepted as a police officer. The rational of the psychologists is that anyone with an IQ greater than 115 would tend to think rather than act. Those who make it to the rank of detective are in the 110-115 IQ range. Thus only a small percentage of those selected to be patrol officers ever make it to the rank of detective.

    The Police are successful for several reasons. Firstly being the guard dogs of the state they are well supplied with toys – guns, tasers, fast cars, surveillance equipment and much more. Secondly they have a well-trained and intelligent support staff. The support staff comprises lawyers, medical officers, forensic scientists and psychologists to name a few.

    Changing demographics will benefit racially conscious whites enormously by eroding the average intelligence of the police and the general competence of the support staff.

  2. George Wright
    April 3, 2016 at 7:57 pm — Reply

    White Warrior has essentially said all that needs to be said. The average police officer is little more than an armed automaton. Their training severely impedes them from using logic or personal judgement. As far as the artcle noting a rise in the number of bad cops, this is obvious to any American city dweller. I personally have seen this in Baltimore, where the line between the police and the criminals is usually blurred and sometimes nonexistent.

  3. Joe
    April 4, 2016 at 10:48 pm — Reply

    I would bet that the rise in “bad cops” is proportionate to the rise in cops who have taken the Israeli Defense Force’s officer training courses.

  4. April 6, 2016 at 4:35 pm — Reply

    Cops and officers of the court don’t have to go to Israel to learn how to recognize and fight White “haters,” Joe. They can attend mandatory, closed door, invitation-only seminars conducted for them by the Southern Poverty Law Center “hate” experts: https://www.splcenter.org/fighting-hate/law-enforcement-resources.

    The Intelligence Report is the Southern Poverty Law Center’s slick quarterly publication that provides comprehensive updates on anything pro-White to all law enforcement agencies and mass media free of charge.

    Aren’t Americans fortunate to have such a concerned, civic-minded group looking out for the well-being of our communities?

  5. July 9, 2016 at 12:50 pm — Reply

    I’ve heard from police officers the phrase: “The law is the law is the law,” meaning that regardless of what people might want or need, the law must be conformed to. The law is holy. The law is God. Mere mortals must obey.

    The supremacy of law qua law is an archetypal Jewish mentality. Judaism is (and is proud to be) revealed religion; and Jewish philosophers actually claim the superiority of Judaism over both “paganism” and natural philosophy not despite, but for reason of the fact that its Law, capital L, is blindly obeyed for its own sake. The sole axiom underpinning Jewish moral epistemology is what written and oral Torah allege to have been said by the Big Jew Upstairs. Thus it is a mitzvah to perform nonsensical actions and follow absurd prohibitions, simply because such are “the Law”.

    The Jews like to claim Judaism as the original and genuine “revealed religion”. Likely for once they are telling the truth, because in the times of antiquity nobody else was so delusional as to hold a book to be superior to observed natural reality. It is definitional psychosis.

    Yehuda Ha-Levy’s Kuzari is quite instructive on this point and many others, if you can stand to wade through all that crazy Jewish thinking. And that is only scratching the surface. The “People of the Book”, so-called because their god is a book, are extraordinarily prolific in producing more books about that book, and more books about books about books about that book, ad infinitum.

    Understanding the foregoing is the key to understanding, among other things, the case law in Jew-run Anglo-American courts which were once Aryan common-law and are now quasi-Talmudic argumentation forums.

    That it is and now long has been commonplace for non-Jews to see law as the source of morality rather than its product and guardian, only demonstrates how far Judaized they have become. Once upon a time, Aryans were more naturalistic in their approach to discovering the difference between right and wrong. Once upon a time, crimes were against the law because they were wrong rather than being wrong because they were against the law.

  6. July 9, 2016 at 2:15 pm — Reply

    Most cops matriculate through the military so are accustomed to an authoritarian system that they accept unquestioningly. LE is part of the ultraauthoritarian judicial system where “the law is the law is the law” and cops know their place in it. This is a related article that’s not listed above in Related Articles : https://nationalvanguard.org/2016/05/william-pierce-on-lawyers-and-the-splc/

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