By Gordon Duff, Senior Editor
The media is filled with stories of police murdering the black, the poor, veterans, hispanics, of police corruption, of entire police forces owned by drug cartels or, as with the local of Mara Lago and Trumpland Florida, police condoned and protected human trafficking.
The truth is worse so much worse. Being a cop can, in some cases, be the worst job in America. As most whites will tell you, the average cop is a “good guy,” with a desire to help. Others don’t see it that way, the poor, minorities, and those in communities with corrupt departments.
My own time as a cop, while in grad school, was amusing. I had 6 years of Marine Corps seniority and combat experience in Vietnam. By those standards, the police academy was beyond “unchallenging” with low standards, exceedingly low by Marine Corp marks.
For a Marine, passing the rifle qualification for the police was easy….with a pistol.
I could still pass the physical fitness part, and I am 70.
The issue isn’t about police so much as what we have created for police. Imagine having a job where you have the worst, most corrupt and thieving co-workers imaginable, mentally ill, violent, blatantly dishonest. Then give these maniacs guns and make them the “favorites’ of supervisors and local corrupt politicians, always in bed with meth dealers, pimps and the local gentry, meaning “the Republicans.”
Then figure any day you might end up at a traffic incident with children smashed into unrecognizable pulp or be called to a domestic disturbance where either or both party would gladly put aside their own homicidal dispute to kill you.
This is the life of a cop.
For those who have to interact with the armed, uniformed police, sometimes ignorant thugs, that are sworn to ‘protect and defend,’ it can be domestic terrorism.
On the whole, most armed Americans see two potential uses of their exotic assault rifles. Remember, there are more assault weapons in the hands of American civilians than in all the armies of the world combined.
The big threat is zombies. No, I’m not kidding. I am not going to explain, but Americans are terrified of zombies. Hell, we elected one to the White House.
Past that, Americans are armed to shoot it out with police. There are dozens of scenarios where any American family can be slaughtered by police. A wrong address on a warrant can do it or perhaps speaking up, making a wrong comment of fakebook, or being on “the list.”
Violence is endemic to America. Rural America is wrought with poverty, drug labs, crooked police and multi-generational families right out of Texas Chainsaw.
To escape being a victim is easy. As Billy Joel once said, “all it takes is looks and a whole lot of money.”
Living in a gated community filled with rich people helps. I live on a private road surrounded by 1%ers. It works for me. No police here, just extremely well armed neighbors with useless alarm systems.
Hell, police here are decent albeit useless for protection. If you want protection, hire a few former IDF/Mossad to sit on your porch with Uzi’s. If you don’t have that kind of money, good luck with that.
In general, if you stay home in a wealthy private area, miles from crime or any minority, live in a huge home and drive a Mercedes or, better still, a Bentley or Rolls Royce, you are going to get a good reception from police. A good reception is in actuality, no reception at all.
If you are otherwise, living in a working class neighborhood, or in or near an area with crime and you look a bit unkept, good luck with that also. Expect to deal with police, expect disrespect, perhaps being shot and certainly being questioned and jailed, whether you did anything or not.
The answer is always having cash, even if you have to steal it. The advice, and this has worked so well for Trump, is to steal and steal big. After all, police are no better than the politicians they serve.
Where I stop is speaking for minorities. Imagine having your child pull out his mobile phone and being shot because police think its a gun? Most handguns that police see are phones. No, not kidding about this.
There are reasonably safe communities in America but none free of heroin, meth and human trafficking, crimes that attract corrupt police like flies to sugar.
The real issue in America is drugs and the money drugs bring, starting with hundreds of billions that run the banking world and Washington politics to the tens of billions that buy the Pentagon and CIA to the millions that buy police and local government, why heroin is easier to find at an American school than chalk.
For the honest cops out there holding the line, know you are appreciated. For the rest of you, our wishes you are hunted down as soon as possible.
But, it isn’t them, we reap what we have sewn and we have sewn the seeds of our own suffering.
Gordon Duff is a Marine combat veteran of the Vietnam War. He is a disabled veteran and has worked on veterans and POW issues for decades. Gordon is an accredited diplomat and is generally accepted as one of the top global intelligence specialists. He manages the world’s largest private intelligence organization and regularly consults with governments challenged by security issues.
Duff has traveled extensively, is published around the world, and is a regular guest on TV and radio in more than “several” countries. He is also a trained chef, wine enthusiast, avid motorcyclist, and gunsmith specializing in historical weapons and restoration. Business experience and interests are in energy and defense technology.