Multidimensional food for thought...
“When all other rights are taken away, the right of rebellion is made perfect.” ~Thomas Paine
I know what you’re probably thinking, here at the outset: “Not all cops are bad.” To which I say, “Pull your head out of authority’s ass!” Yes. Do exactly that. Saying, “Not all cops are bad” is a red herring. F#ck your red herring! It doesn’t matter that all cops are “not bad.” What matters is that all cops represent “the state,” and the state is bad, wrong, unhealthy, evil. And any “law” enforced by an unhealthy state is “bad” (unhealthy) until deemed otherwise by free, healthy individuals. Your belief in authority is nothing more than a shared delusion. It’s time to pull the Rabbit of Your Courageous Freedom out of the Hat of Your Blind Obedience. Un-f#cking the police, like with all things, begins with un-f#cking yourself.
It comes down to this: Authority is an illusion, a cartoon in the brain, an agreed-upon social construct that is equal parts authoritative conditioning and cultural brainwashing. It’s psychology 101. If you’re raised in a state (and most of us are) where authority and power are revered without question and without the earning of prestige, then your basic psychological programming will be the default position of blind respect for authority. And instead of questioning authority, your default programming will have you questioning those few who actually gain the courage to question authority. It will even have you questioning your own right to be free. You unwittingly become a sheepdog for an evil shepherd. And all because you didn’t have the courageous wherewithal to question authority. Belief in authority is a disease plaguing the human condition. The free human being with the audacity to question authority is the cure.
Freedom is paramount. It’s the overriding principle of life. Without freedom there is only servitude, captivity, oppression, and enslavement. With freedom there is a space to contest such things, a place to breathe and to question our conditioning, whether good or bad, healthy or unhealthy. Until we reclaim our own freedom, until we empower ourselves, we will continue swimming around in circles inside an unhealthy fishbowl that doesn’t give two sh#ts about us. That fishbowl is the State, we are the fish, and the cops are the sharks hired by the state to keep us enslaved to authority. Reclaiming our freedom is learning how to fly, and learning how to fly gives us a bird’s eye view of the atrocities going on inside the fishbowl. It’s time to rise above it. It’s time to stop breathing the bloody waters of an unhealthy fishbowl. It’s time to reclaim the fresh air of freedom. And it begins with taking our power back from those who wish to take it from us under the banner of “authority.”
If you can’t stand the heat; get out of the kitchen!
…When it comes down to it (inside the cultural box, inside the bloody fishbowl of the state), law enforcement is a job. It’s a dirty job, and everyone seems to be under the impression that “someone’s got to do it.” To which I call b*******! But that’s neither here nor there. What is here or there, is the fact that it is a job that carries a lot of power, or at least perceived power. And we all know the common cliché: “with great power comes great responsibility (Stan Lee).” The problem is that there is a serious lack of responsibility when it comes to the job of policing. There are way too many order-followers and way too few questioning bad orders. There are too many scared and ill-trained bullies, and those who are well-trained are still stuck in a policing system that simply does not work well for free human beings. The thin blue line might as well be a thick wool blindfold.
The problem isn’t so much the police themselves, but the fundamentally unhealthy, violent, and unsustainable system in which police are expected to withhold. They are merely hired thugs for an unhealthy state that doesn’t have the best interest of the people. Conveniently forgetting the fact that they too are people, placing duty before decency, the gun before morality, and the thin-blue-line before justice. Which brings to mind another cliché saying: “It’s no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society (Krishnamurti)”…
…And so police, above almost all other jobs, must constantly fight an internal moral battle between being a decent human being (which usually means going against the law) and upholding the law (which usually means going against being a decent human being). The misery of it all is that most police officers probably aren’t even aware of this internal moral conflict, which just breeds deeper and deeper psychological conflict… The entire authoritative system needs to un-f#ck itself. The authoritative system is the disease. Bad cops are merely a symptom.
Demilitarization through non-violent rebellion and creative insurgence:
“The ultimate weakness of violence is that it is a descending spiral, begetting the very thing it seeks to destroy. Instead of diminishing evil, it multiplies it. Through violence you may murder the liar, but you cannot murder the lie, nor establish the truth. Through violence you murder the hater, but you do not murder hate. In fact, violence merely increases hate. Returning violence for violence multiplies violence, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate. Only love can do that.” ~Martin Luther King
…The spell cast by authority dissipates only when courageous individuals begin to question the ways of things. Our fear conditioning reconditions itself only when courageous individuals are able to dig down deep and empower themselves to recondition their original programming. The same goes with our violence conditioning. This applies to everyone, cops or not. There is a war being fought inside each and every one of us between fear and courage. If the “secret of courage is freedom (Thucydides),” then the secret of fear is blind obedience to authority. And the secret of non-violence is imagination.
Whatever that perceived authority may be –cops, politicians, teachers, presidents, queens, emperors… Rail against it. Protest it. Question it to the nth degree, and then question it further. Use your imagination. Be creative. Just be smart about it. If the so-called authority can handle your ridicule, your scorn, and your derision, then maybe they are worthy of prestige. Even then, always question power, lest power corrupt…
Sharpen your sling shot skills… “Sling shot” is a metaphor for strategic non-violent disobedience that pulls us back, way back, back to the roots of things. And when we’ve been pulled back far enough we are launched far beyond the pettiness of Goliath and the unhealthiness of the State. Far beyond violence and authoritative policing that upholds outdated laws rather than updated human decency. We land in a state of freedom, a sacred state of anarchy, self-empowered and hungry to empower others toward further freedom.
As Jeffrey Tucker surmised: “Anarchy is all around us. Without it, our world would fall apart. All progress is due to it. All order extends from it. All blessed things that rise above the state of nature are owed to it. The human race thrives only because of the lack of control, not because of it. I’m saying that we need ever more absence of control to make the world a more beautiful place. It is a paradox that we must forever explain.”
Absence of control is a disorder that brings a higher order. Cops don’t want to hear this. Domesticated comfort junkies addicted to their luxuries don’t want to hear this. But it cannot be denied. The truth can only be muffled for so long. Eventually it comes out blaring like God on a bullhorn. And so we come around full-circle. The rebellion against the police state is a healthy rebellion (disorder) against an unhealthy order. It’s only “against the law” when you’re thinking inside the box of the unhealthy police state, when your swimming in circles in the bloody fishbowl. But if we can begin thinking outside the box of the police state, outside the violent and bloody waters of an unhealthy fishbowl, we come to realize that it is a measure of health to be un-adjusted to a profoundly sick society. And our amoral rebellion becomes the exact tool of courage needed to leverage morality. As the now famous graffito reads: “When freedom is outlawed, only outlaw will be free.”
The corrupt militarized police state wants to keep us cowed and controlled, anxious and afraid, terrorized and reliant on them for our “security” and “safety.” The state is afraid to lose its power. The unhealthy system of “order” wants to maintain its mandate. It’s afraid of healthy disorder. That’s why the police aren’t in place to protect us. They are in place to protect the state from us. And it will continue doing so until we choose to demilitarize it, or even abandon it. Until we find creative ways to reveal the illusion of false authority, we’ll keep spiraling further and further into an unhealthy militarized state…
*read entire article at: http://www.wakingtimes.com/2016/07/08/un-f***-police-anarchy-demili...
Hey, this is a good topic, authority in General. Were all being forced to stick up for ourselves. Abandon fear of Government oppression and create better systems.
At the heart of all of this is "Greed" at everybody's barely f**king able to tolerate level. Those who control mainstream media are manipulating the masses to hate each other and become enemies.
That's what I believe anyways. I believe those in Government, Globalists Banking Elite spinning their dark web, they want to take the attention completely off themselves. Since were all so invested in media, television and movies.
In every way possible with technology they are manipulating all sides with mind control.
~Agreed, Zachary... thanks for sharing. From my perspective, this topic is actually at the center point of an internal shift each & everyone of us is b e i n g called to wrestle with... in the ongoing journey of Humanity to reclaim our Spiritual Sovereignty & effectively r e m e m b e r our true Birthright:
Well said, Roaring..!!!
Agreed... thanks for sharing your wisdom, Roaring.
Rise Up,,,Power to the People.!!!...I feel a revolution of consciousness happening...and it feels like we have a momentum that nothing can stop. Great article,,it woke me right up..
Frankly I was utterly appalled to see this video which is graphic and shows the full situation for poor Alton Sterling, the victim of Police madness...Note the idiot cop shouts, "get on the ground," after shooting supine and helpless Sterling, in the chest at point blank range...Awful, but humanity must see this and LEARN COMPASSION...
If some members find this too disturbing to view I do apologise......Please do not view if of a nervous disposition....
Now, in the UK, policing is far more rational...We do not have our Policeman placed in such counterproductive scenarios, and much of the problem in the US, stems from the 25-foot rule, a survey which defines the safe distance for officers to respond to an armed assailant.....If within 25 feet, officers are allowed to use deadly force, which is completely aborant to human rights values and defies our UK common law principle of innocent until proven guilty....Thus, some US officers have visited the UK to learn about British policing methods, to correct their culture of violence...
I was also appalled by the recent killing of Philando Castile, by US Police, in his car.....His girlfriend was amazingly self composed and dignified, under the greatest of strains.....Again, US police do need to learn about human rights, before they pin on their badges...
Sorry if the vids shock...But some need to see the TRUTH.......
~Indeed, it is beyond time that the masses take a closer look at the truth of what is a long standing history of police brutality in the U.S. ... these two latest, truly horrific cases, serve as powerful amplifiers of a systemic problem that simply has to be healed... Now! Humanities reclamation of Unity-Consciousness demands our willingness to look directly at the havoc & outrageous amounts of social injustice that has been wrecked in the name of 'Law Enforcement'. It's not a pretty picture, but we will remain in mental bondage to the shitstem if we continue to look away at the shadows we effectively co-create my not taking meaningful action in our daily affairs. Thanks for the post, Drekx ~InLight555
~That fu#ked up little graphic you provided is a perfect example of the kind of fear based, control shitstem propaganda that has kept millions of people in mental slavery to the Time-loop... & all the ongoing shadows that come with it. That you provide it as a credo to be honored speaks volumes about your state of consciousness, Malcolm... is this the kind of data you fawn over as you're cleaning your arsenal of guns? What are you afraid of, Malcolm?... Freedom???
"There is a war being fought inside each & every one of us between fear & courage... Authority is an illusion, a cartoon in the brain, an agreed-upon social construct that is equal parts authoritative conditioning & cultural brainwashing." ... Time to wake up!!!!
HEY STICK: raw statistics from police reports are not "fear porn," and Morpheus is a fictional character in a fictional movie. And black-on-black crime leads all criminal statistics for murders against black people, not police officers per F.B.I. data:
Black-on-black crime is the "elephant in the room" that Obama, Lynch, Sharpton, and the Clintons avoid because they cannot use this non-racist element as a means to get sympathy votes from liberal white people.
If Black Lives Matter used their energy to clean out the criminal elements in their neighborhoods (INSTEAD OF SINGLING OUT BATON ROUGE COPS WHO DEFEND THEMSELVES AGAINST REGISTERED S** OFFENDERS TRYING TO GRAB THEIR TASER WEAPON), they would get a lot of respect that would be similar to the respect that the old Black Panthers party received in the 1960's (BEFORE THE F.B.I. screwed them over with COINTELPRO).
Here's more statistics on police use of deadly force from a black sheriff elected by a significant majority white population in a major city: