Sunday, January 24, 2010

Hold on for a moment

In northern Sweden a police officer came home Sunday morning and was meet with a couple of Molotov cocktails (or something similar). His house and his car caught fire but it was quickly put out.

The police now have three men in custody suspected of this crime.

In Göteborg another incident with a man shooting at police officers out of uniform took place.

Now, so far I’m guessing everyone is thinking about the same as I do. No matter if the fire-bombed guy is a member of the police force or not or whether the police was in their uniform or not during the shooting, this is serious crimes and what madmen could ever think of doing something like this.

But hold on, why think that? Isn’t possible that these guys actually had a valid reason? Just because someone is a member of the police force don’t exempt him automatically. Had the police stolen property and/or manhandled somebody? Had the police officer evicted them from their home because the bank stole all their money? Had he raped their sister or shot anyone? Nothing of this is unheard of and we all know that such events rarely get investigated. Ever heard of a police officer getting convicted for beating up some teens voicing their opinion? How many cops do get found guilty for shooting someone unnecessary?

So far the news doesn’t tell us the real reason behind the mentioned crimes this post is about – it’s under investigation. All I'm asking for here is a moment of thoughtfulness.

Before I continue to thrash the police you should all be aware of (especially you policing guys reading this), that I actually like the police. Of all the things our government throws money at I believe our justice system and those set to withhold said system are the most important. I can even concede that we should have more police officers. I’ve also known several police officers throughout the years and they’ve all been nice, professional and mostly good people. There are rotten eggs within the police, of course, but few occupations have so great people working within.

With this said, there’s one big problem with the police; they do their job.

I know it sounds kind of contradictory, but it isn’t. The police are there to withhold the law, to catch criminals and make our streets safer. The problem with this is that we have politicians and arbitrary laws that decides who’s a criminal and who’s not.

Victimless crimes like drug-use, moonshine making and driving without a seat-belt have been decided to be illegal hence police arrest, manhandle and lock up ordinary harmless citizens perpetrating such ‘crimes’. They have to, it’s their job. Doing their jobs just like the guards at Treblinka or the officers watching the Gulag camps.

I know I know, I Godwin’ed myself, but it is nevertheless a valid point.

In the aftermath of these incidents mentioned spokespersons for the police have already said that it was ghastly crimes against both the police as a person but also against the whole justice system and so against everyone, implying that any crime against any representative of the law is worse than an ordinary crime, although they try to make a point of saying that this isn’t the case...

Looking around at blogs and seeing how journalists write, they seem to agree on this. I don’t.

Sometimes ordinary people taking a stand and using force against an unjust system, overzealous police officers and authorities run amok is a good thing. Citizens that have had enough should react and act. Loud protests and even violence against those normally deemed better isn’t necessarily an evil thing to do.

Sweden today is very close to being a fascist country. Everything we do from the cradle to the grave is monitored, taxed and controlled. All communication is surveillance and we have so many unjust and totally wrong laws that if we applied this situation and went back a couple of hundred of years, then our ancestors would be rallying with pitch-forks and torches stringing up politicians in trees. We don’t do that; we’ve become too lazy and too compliant.

Our entire system is built around a status que were the elitist of the gramscoFabiaNazi enemy-class rule with impunity. Media, big business, large corporations, banks, politicians and pundits sleep together and pretend they listen, they don’t. We’ve gone so far down this road that it isn’t really about socialism versus capitalism, it isn’t about libertarians versus communists, not at this stage - it’s all about the elitist’s übermenchen against the common man. And in this fight the police stand with the elitists, that’s their job.

I’m certainly not saying this act of violence was okay or that aggression against the police or those that rule us isn’t a crime, no, what I am saying is that we shouldn’t automatically dismiss any such actions as that of madmen and criminals. Maybe these idiots should be trialed and locked away, but maybe, just maybe, what they did should be viewed as; some people have had enough.

And when that shit-storm of an economic disaster hits the famous fan the coming years, unemployment goes up, the elitists crack down even harder on internet users and ordinary citizens, then comes the real test for the police. Will they stand with the people or with the enemy class?


  1. My first thought was, why didn't the police shoot back? I'm tired of the bad guys always having the upper hand. Too often I have seen the police back down, putting others at risk, instead of drawing their weapon, including once when two uniformed police officers where hiding behind bouncers at a bar while the bouncers almost got their ass beaten by a group of bodybuilders.

  2. What you mention is could also be said to be a part of the problem. We’ve gotten ourselves so many laws so the police hardly know how to act anymore. We even have laws that contradict each other. I don’t know if that was the case here, but certainly there should be many within the police that don’t know how to act during certain situations.

    Or maybe the one shooting was a handicapped female black immigrant with a non-Swedish name? huhu, just imagine if they shoot someone like that. Then we shall see how the elitists crack down on the police…

  3. I agree in full with the writer of this article, our corrupted politicians define what is "right" and "wrong" all after how they may profit from it. This is the result, I myself being a person who hates the government and all that it represents and do everything one only can to try to sabotage for them, I rejoice when people start not seeing the police as some kind of representativ for the good but for what they really are, they are just the enforcers of the elite. An attack on them is everything but ghastly and horrible but just a common man's way of showing that the police no longer have their respect.
    At the same time, why would we care when there is an officer instead of the regular victim? When we are robbed, beaten and murdered the police do not care or bother to look into it at all, and then suddenly, they themselvs get hit and it's the end of the world.
    Well I do not see it like that and many with me. May the corrupted politicians and their enforcers instead get what they deserve, the same treatment we do...

  4. Hey, you forgot the HBT-groups! You might get sued for leaving them out. Well, it would have been funny if it wasn't just realistic.