Posted On: Thursday - August 31st 2017 1:01PM MST
In Topics:   US Police State  Anarcho-tyranny
(Continued from the previous post on anarcho-tyranny)
The objective of the previous Peak Stupidity post on anarcho-tyranny was to give a basic definition and some examples of how we are living under this kind of system in America today. It might be assumed by the reader that a country or land under anarcho-tyranny MUST have various sectors of un-like populations to be in effect. I did not mean to include that as part of the definition, but it does seem like there is a cause-and-effect there. In addition, an
That assumption may be correct, as I can't think of a situation off the bat with a homogenous population that falls or fell under anarcho-tyranny. For one thing, almost by definition, a homogenous population is more united, and can still be separated by class, but will not let itself be divided in the ways you may see in a die-verse society as we now have. One can look back in history to places like the Soviet Union where you had most of the population under a heavy yoke of rules while others, the inner Party and such, were not. However, that is just the way that just plain-Jane tyranny goes - there's always the animals that are "a little more equal" than the others. It may be, then, that it is only under diversity/multiculturalism that this effect can even happen.
Let's get out of the clouds here to more specifics as in the last post. Oh yeah, speaking of all the rules and The LAW, that falls heavily on the (mostly white) middle class, why and how does it happen like this? In keeping just with the traffic and local law enforcement hassles for now, though it pertains to all levels of government, I give you 3 words: Low-Hanging Fruit.
Low-Hanging Fruit: Yes, this has been a phrase used in the business world, but it doesn't grate on me like some of most egregious corporate-speak, as it makes complete sense. "Take care of the low-hanging fruit first", you will hear. Well, the literal meaning is obvious. In the business world, we mean that we'd be best served taking care of things first that are both fairly easy AND will make lots of improvement. For examples, we will use both the computer software world and the engineering world in an upcoming post to illustrate the concept. (It was right there, see where it's a space now... I hate when the post gets totally derailed, but I did want to write on this.) It comes down to what is easier AND will pay off more vs. harder with a high pay-off, easier with a low pay-off or lastly, harder with a low pay-off.
OK, please don't be naive enough (on Peak Stupidity? Nah!) to think that many areas of law enforcement aren't simply about monetary collection to support, well, what else, the "force" and the government of the jurisdiction. Think about the low-hanging fruit in traffic law enforcement. You pull over the soccer Mom or working Dad in the mini-van going 8 mph over the limit. The job is easy - no guff, not any chance of danger during the stop. The pay-off is high, maybe a 95% chance that the $217 for the ticket will be in the mail by the end of the week. Will the "perp" go to court? Not likely, he's too busy working to pay for the monthly bills and the tyrannical taxes to support the anarcho side of the systems' kids food, phones, and schooling. [Easy and high pay-off]
What about the hispanic beaner in the beater with old tags who rolled through the light? It may be fairly easy, plenty of stuff to write up, but where's the pay-off? What's the chances that money will get to the courthouse, when it's hard to tell who the guy even is, really? The city will lose money as this guy gets sent back and forth to get a real registration and insurance and probably quits showing up at some point, if he even bothered to begin with. [Easy, but low payoff]. Or, here's a known drug-dealer breaking about 10 laws inside a city block. Yeah, he's got warrants and people to pay his bail. The city can get its cut, but the danger in pulling this guy over is high. Let the DEA guys do it - that's their thing. [Decent pay-off, but not easy]
What about this black guy in the hood blasting the rap music? You can find something wrong with the car and the driving, but man, it may be a dangerous stop, and this guy may be indigent, driving a car he got with low-low-credit on his last few gas bucks. Just leave him be, it's not worth it. [Not easy, and no pay-off]
That's the low-hanging-fruit logic. The examples above are just in the one area of traffic enforcement, but this logic is around in all areas and levels of government. The middle-class working man must drive, work and live very carefully to avoid getting hit by the tyranny-stick, while the folks on the anarcho- side can take it a lot easier.
There will have to be at least a part 3 here on this topic, as this one dealt more with HTF? (the How?) than WTF? (the Why?) which must be addressed.