Please enjoy my recent conversation with Dale Brown. Herein we discussed what is public safety, VIPERS Threat Management philosophy, diffusing tense situations, acting without fear, his humble beginnings, movie that have inspired him, preventing conflict, perverse incentives of law enforcement, always record everything, sovereign immunity, cannabis myths, crack myths, selfless law enforcement officers protect the innocent fallacy, transparency, defining your purpose, it’s not about the money, why having a black boat is a bad idea, a drunk driver story, peace brings prosperity, no lawsuits, no court dates, no prosecutions, no deaths, his largest and longest client, facilitating safe commerce, cops breaking in to investigate a break in and more!
Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value.
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“What did you think about the Oregon Community College shooting?”
It happened in a gun free zone where it was illegal for students and faculty to possess firearms to protect themselves. It seems as though this psychopath did not get the memo. Psychopaths do not obey laws. If laws truly prevent crime all we have to do to eliminate theft, rape, assault, and murder is to make them illegal. The more laws, the more criminals will be created who will inevitably find ways around the laws to achieve their psychopathic ends.
After the shooting “government” enacted a martial law lockdown of the college and treated all the students there as criminals with no individual rights. This was more a display of military might than it was for any practical or productive purposes. “Government” control is achieved when the populace is maintained in a constant state of fear and intimation. This is the climate wherein true sociopaths reign supreme.
What truly frightens me is the predicable response by politicians is to call for tighter gun control laws, regulations, and background checks. These fruitless actions only serve to further disarm the good obedient law abiding citizens whilst the psychopaths will obtain their firearms on the black market outside of “government” reach thereby leading to more mass shootings. The self-licking ice cream cone that is the State is revealed in all its horridness. The Hegelian Dialectic is a truly effective and sinister method for expanding State power. Moreover those who support gun control laws are not against guns, there are simply against the people owning guns, for in order for those guns to be confiscated they must be visited by agents of the State armed with guns. Therefore advocates for gun control laws support “government” police and any other militarized State agency as the sole monopoly on violence of the land.
A gun like a computer, car, hammer, ax, or chainsaw is merely a tool that humans use to improve their lives. Such inanimate objects have multiple uses depending on who uses them. That a drunk driver might kill a few people on the sidewalk does not justify imposing car control laws restricting car use for everyone else. That a hacker might use a computer to steal the account numbers of a few people does not justify imposing computer control laws restricting computer use for everyone else. That an ax might be used to kill a man and hack him into multiple pieces does not justify imposing ax control laws restricting ax use for everyone else. If guns kill people, then spoons make people fat and pens misspell words. Evil resides in the heart, not the tool.
When the people fear government there is tyranny. When government fears the people, there is freedom.
Please enjoy this recent episode of the Seeds of Liberty Podcast. This week we were joined by Raeford Davis, a former police officer turned voluntaryist. Herein we discuss being part of the “War on Drugs”, the massive failure of the “War on Drugs”, how making drugs “illegal” creates 80% of the problems in law enforcement, the Soviet era gulag numbers of the modern U’S’ prison system, supporting the use of violence against peaceful people, how prohibition fosters the environment we see around us, using artificial profit motives to pay for violence, the use of force continuum, Ron Paul/Lew Rockwell/Rothbard, how 95% of cops enforcing immoral laws are actually worse than the 5% of “bad cops”, asking doctors if they would lock up asymptomatic people, not getting arrested unless you’re running through a daycare with a bloody hatchet, the process is the punishment, policing for profit, legalization vs. decriminalization, how over 18,000 per year are arrested in SC, abolishing violent/immoral prohibition enforcement, how the East India Trading Company was the original drug cartel, the CIA funding the drug trade, kicking the CIA?FBI out of your country, the balloon effect, the iron law of prohibition, the Harrison Narcotic Act of 1914, addiction rates, how badges don’t grant extra rights, Nancy Pelosi being right (for once), and more!
Instead of giving money to found colleges to promote learning, why don’t they pass a constitutional amendment prohibiting anybody from learning anything? If it works as good as the Prohibition one did, why, in five years we would have the smartest race of people on earth.
When I discuss police brutality with some apologists, some of them assert, “Not all officer are abusive and that there are actually good officers.” Now I did not claim that all officers are abusive and that there are no good officers but like anything in order to understand the kernel we must examine the incentives. The fact is “government” is a monopoly on initiated aggression financed by the stolen funds of taxation and propped up by the belief in authority. Law enforcement is the agency that gives teeth and claws to every piece of politician scribble that Washington DC hemorrhages, regardless of how inane the law is. Strictly speaking law enforcement offices must enforce the law unilaterally and without prejudice. Now if that would be the case we would ALL have been kidnapped and caged, according to a book written by attorney Harvey A. Silverglate called Three Felonies a Day: How The Feds Target the Innocent published in 2009. According to this book we all commit at least 3 felonies per day regardless of our desire to obey every law, every regulation, and pay every tax. The sheer number of legislation makes it positively impossible for anyone to claim complete compliance with the law.
As a result law enforcement officers blindly enforce the law, which any robot can be programmed to do; rather they also are given what is known as discretionary authority. This is defined as the ability to arbitrarily enforce whichever law they deem fit to enforce given the situation or their current mood. This a massive power placed in the hands of people who can, at a whim, extort, kidnap, and cage any peasant who displays the temerity to challenge their authority, whether justified or unjustified. If it is ruled by the “government” kangaroo courts that the peasant is in the wrong, the peasant may face a hefty fine, extensive prison sentence, or some other such drastic punishment. If it is ruled by the “government” kangaroo courts that the peasant is in the right, the officer, due to judicial immunity, may receive a small fine, a vacation with pay, or at most a short prison sentence with the ability to return to his/her position afterwards. This is a blatant bias towards the law enforcement officer that is typical of any “government” agent. This gives law enforcement the ability or license to rob, assault, rape, and kill with impunity.
As long there are rulers and the ruled and masters and slaves there is no equality under the law. There are only the political elite who fabricate the man-made laws, the special interest groups that sidestep the man-made laws with sovereign immunity, and law enforcement that arbitrarily enforce the man-made laws with discretionary authority. There is no equality that “government” can grant the people without first extorting and oppressing them. Being an advocate for “government” signifies that the people do not own themselves or the fruits of their labor; rather they are owned by the State. Voluntaryism is the only truly humane, compassionate, and peaceful philosophy because it grants full self-ownership and property rights for oneself as well as for every human being on Earth. This immediately repudiates and excludes any forceful authority AKA “government”. One cannot have two masters. Either you own yourself and the fruits of your 100% or you do not. If you do not then you are implying that someone else has a higher claim on you. This belief in authority has been responsible for some of the worst atrocities in history. It is the most dangerous superstition! Vacate the State!
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And, indeed, what is the State anyway but organized banditry? What is taxation but theft on a gigantic, unchecked, scale? What is war but mass murder on a scale impossible by private police forces? What is conscription but mass enslavement? Can anyone envision a private police force getting away with a tiny fraction of what States get away with, and do habitually, year after year, century after century?
Murray N. Rothbard, For a New Liberty: The Libertarian Manifesto
There are many blatant double standards that clothe the local monopoly on violence known as law enforcement. When some people are given superhuman rights over other people simply by virtue of their shiny piece of metal, costume, or special hat and are thus able to interpret the arbitrary political edicts at their discretion to murderous ends with immunity, it is quite apparent that we do indeed live in a state of chaos and disorder. They are entirely unaccountable for their actions and do not respond to the incentives and feedback mechanisms that bind the actions of a private security agency. Regardless of their heinous actions they will get paid through extorted funds, so what then is the incentive to treat the populace as customers to be satisfied? Rather the populace is viewed more and more as sheep to be frightened into submission.
This also illustrates the lunacy of the notion “equality under the law”. When there is clearly a difference between the rulers and the subjects or the lords and their serfs, equality under the law becomes a laughable notion accepted only by the morally blind who, no doubt, have been raised to believe such contradictory nonsense through their “government schooling”. There never existed equality under the law, even back when the Constitution was just written, for the very reason that there has always been a clear separation between lawmakers and law-abiding citizens. It is the mark of a successful representative democracy to persuade the peasants into believing that they can influence the violent legislation that subjugates them nay that they are in control of their “government” at all. Man-made laws are ideas so good that they must be forced upon the population by pain of death.
We live in an era of the appeal to force AKA argumentum ad baculum. He who has the bigger guns rules. In our current society it is “government” who holds most of the guns. By this logic if “government” can kidnap, cage, or murder you then they must be the rightful authority of all things moral and just. Just like superior numbers do not change the laws of morality so too does superior force not change the laws of morality. They may have most of the guns but their true power lies in the belief in authority AKA argumentum ad verecundiam. When the people stop believing “government” has such superhuman rights and stop giving them legitimacy for their evil, then they will be recognized as the liars, extortionists, thieves, molesters, rapists, and murderers that they are. The extent to which we choose to interact with our neighbor through the violence of “government” is the extent to which we have failed as a civilized society. The extent to which we live by the sword instead of by the plough is the extent to which we have chosen to become the monsters we fear our neighbors to be. Let us put the guns down to slough away our medieval Statist shell replete with mandates, rulers, and taxations. Let us relegate Statism to the dustbin of history along with the other demon children it has spawned such as war, genocide, chain slavery etc. Let us finally emerge to recognize the dawn of man’s true Renaissance, the age of voluntary interaction amongst peaceful people. When no one obeys, no one rules!
A free market in police would reward efficient and courteous police protection to customers and penalize any falling off this standard. No longer would there be the current disjunction between service and payment inherent in all government operations, a disjunction which means that police, like all other government agencies, acquire their revenue, not voluntarily and competitively from consumers, but from the taxpayers coercively.