Murder, rape, assault, kidnapping, theft…these are things we can all pretty much agree should be on the moral no-no list. And yet we live in a society ridden with so many laws that it is not even possible to find a handful of sources that agree on the same number.
The codification of human morals, values and ethics into law long ago veered from preserving the spirit of freedom and possibility, into preserving a vampiric system of law makers, interpreters and enforcers. The need for laws that serve actual individual human beings and their best interests have been buried under mountains of laws that serve politicians, courts and police. An unstoppable paragon of growth, the legal system is a runaway bull in the china shop of the mostly peaceful and harmonious interactions between individuals and groups.
Yet there are even more nefarious benefactors of the unending string of laws we must navigate to travel safely through this legislatively booby-trapped society. Lobbyists employed by multinational corporate interests have recently been caught red-handed in the act of sponsoring and co-authoring legislation with Georgia lawmakers. While this is of very little surprise to many of us, there are still those that refuse to believe that our country has not in fact been taken over by shadowy oligarchs who control the agendas of our ‘elected leaders’. The video below (and article here) is evidence beyond a reasonable doubt that corporations are running the game from the sidelines.
Most of those laws that the police enforce are not for your safety or the benefit of society. They are for the safety and benefit of the ruling elite and their agenda. They are legal detritus conjured up to preserve wealth and power where it is already concentrated the most. The laws are not for the people, by the people. They are for the oligarchs, by the oligarchs. They are parasitical pronouncements foisted on us by psychopaths and megalomaniacs.
This is why we say there are no good cops. Until we see them peacefully arresting those who currently create and give their orders, there can be no good cops. Only corporate mercenaries who would sell your life away with a bullet to keep the bottom line on target. And often do.
Yet we invite someone to prove us wrong. If you wear that badge and really meant everything you took an oath to uphold, then you have a duty to squirrel out these illegal activities and bring these perpetrators of treason to justice. That is what a hero would do.