Just some quick thoughts on some of the bullshit that has been squirting like diarrhea from the media tubes about Ferguson, MO, Mike Brown, and the militarization of the American police.
I heard this from journalist GW Shultz : “I interact with these individuals a lot, through my job. I know these individuals don’t wake up each day and set out to violate peoples’ civil liberties. There’s a lot of cops in the United States, thousands, who didn’t become police officers to ruin peoples’ lives. They’re well intentioned.”
I’m not denying any of what he said but it shocks me that a journalist can phrase any of it like this. Examine any villain in world history and you find very few who did what they did for the sake of evil. Believe it or not, (I originally made a refrence to Hitler here. I've removed it. Never any real need to mention Hitler. Unless your actually writing "about" Hitler. My apologies.) Charles Manson always claimed he did what he did to usher peace and love. Every Rwandan who hacked a baby to death did It for the good of his people. Darth fucking Vader’s entire vision was one of peace.
There are good people who are cops but that doesn’t mean they should be cops.
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