And Now For Something Different

Did you really think that a thing like Dallas would never happen? The police have been stopping people on the highway and stealing money they have in the car, making them beg the government for it back, dragging people out of their cars and beating them black and blue, shooting running people in the back, killing pets as they walk through the dog’s back yard, or killing sleeping people as they break the bedroom door down in the middle of the night, burning babies up in their cribs with flash grenades–you know, keeping us safe…at the same time, the government is granting us all permission to buy and hide guns all over the place, to protect us from the government. Well, people are going to start fighting back and the fight is not going to be smart or pretty. It isn’t going to make any sense to anyone but the murderer, nobody is going to appreciate the effort. The Dallas killer is an animal. Crazy. Evil. Yes. But the Dallas killer is a symptom, not a disease.

We cannot control the Dallas killers to come. We cannot prevent them from getting weapons. We cannot prevent them from getting ammo. We can prevent us from fueling their rage. The difference between the police and the killers is the rules. The police must follow them. Only by changing the rules to make one side act humanely will we encourage the other side to return to humanity. Even if something like Dallas happens every weekend for the rest of the year, the situation will only diffuse because the police once again begin making their brutality against the rules. A policeman must be a neutral conductor of the written law of the land. A policeman must cease being the writer of law (scaring me is illegal), passer of the sentence (you are guilty of scaring me), hander down of the sentence (you will die for scaring me) and executioner (5 bullets to the chest so you will never scare anyone again) for a initiating offense that was not illegal (carrying a gun I have permission to carry, for instance).

Watch the movie “Unforgiven” by Clint Eastwood.


Do not watch it without thinking about the police officers in the movie. “Little Bill’ the sheriff played by Gene Hackman is called upon to determine crime, criminal identity, sentence, and execute the sentence all in a moment’s time. He disarms English Bob, who protests that taking his last gun will leave him at the mercy of his enemies. Little Bill beats Bob half to death and jails him, to prevent a crime. Little Bill beats the cowboys that commit the prostitute mutilation and fines them horses, to be given to the owner of the brothel. No judge, no jury, no appeals, no victims rights. Little Bill beats Ned Logan (Morgan Freeman) to death, but Ned committed no crime. He handed the gun to Will Muny to commit the crime, but Ned was killed by the police during an investigation of a few hours. When Will Muny shows up in town to get revenge on the police who among you defended Little Bill in your minds? Who among you thought that it was wrong for Will Muny to kill Little Bill and all of his innocent deputies in that saloon? What is the difference between where we find ourselves today, 130 years later, and the 1870 western town of the fictional “Unforgiven” world? Please tell me how the police all over the country are not 100,000 Little Bills, breeding 1000 more Will Munys every new year we live under a government that allows one branch to pass and execute laws and determine guilt all in the blink of an eye!

About dcarmack

I am an instrument technician at the electric utility servicing the Kansas City Missouri metropolitan area. I am in the IBEW, Local 412. I was trained to be a nuclear power plant operator in the USN and served on submarines. I am a Democrat, even more so than those serving in Congress or the White House.
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