As we are taught with our pledge of allegiance, our pledge to our national identity and sacred oath to mind our manners and lay our wrists upon the line that American freedom and world freedom are cut in two, joining the police force is a noble career. It’s all lumped in early like that to keep us obedient and obedience is key to an oligarchy, which America certainly is. I shed a good bit of American guilt and obedience after a few years of loose living and lots of reading. I can tear away from those ideas at this point. Be objective to the idea of a police force. I can acknowledge the truth of its shitty roots to its tree tops which seem to keep the sky from collapsing.
They prowl the streets with an authority that’s unquestioned by your average citizen. Held in high regard in most economically stable communities. When there’s a hint of unrest, they begin to crack down with force. Hence the term “force” being a part of their social identity. Good or bad; they are the local, on the street, hands of justice. Necessary pillars of the community. Here to protect and serve. But as I’ve known them and as a lot of American citizens have known them, they are pillars to a strange prison called The American Dream. A thing we pay to see projected into our living rooms, bedrooms, kitchens, and places of leisure and folly. We see it in adverts, entertainment, while sitting in pews, at desks in school, and most every stitch of our daily existence. It’s the great promise of a nation of millionaires. A nation where the cops work with and for you. That big ole dream where if you work hard enough, reward is inevitable, and not that shitty type of reward, The prize is in the puddle of sweat at your feet.
In theory, work leads to the good freedom. The top shelf freedom. The Macallan ‘24 of freedom. Freedom that lets you walk up to a cop at night without shouting out you’re unarmed. Freedom that lets you step out of a vehicle without bullets riddling your body. The freedom to question. The freedom to speak, protest, allow free press, and protect ourselves from the corruption of humanity’s darkness; violence, greed, and tyranny. But as with the whole bag of ideas that our society is based upon, we’re taught to not obstruct justice. Shit part of that is; justice is subjective and the justice a lot of cops are seeking is an obstruction to our freedom.