Our police force is too big. Not just the police officers in uniform, but a far greater number who police our daily lives but wear no uniform. Policing is our modern obsession. Principles are not.
Because it must be obvious to many that much of what passes for politics in the modern world is a seemingly endless series of false flag operations. False flags widely used to insert more and more policing into civil society under familiar and once useful guises such as health or child care. From river inspectors to nursery staff who log childhood bruises, the modern trend is a policing trend.
Sadly, cradle to grave welfare doesn’t mean what it says on the tin. It means cradle to grave policing. Maybe they simply forgot to mention it. But in this we seem to have the essential political conflict of our time between:-
Those who believe a society should be governed.
Those who believe a society should be policed.
The two are entangled of course, but socialism, communism, fascism and even modern conservatism are all predicated on policing rather than governing. It’s easier for one thing, especially for busy MPs with expenses to claim.
Even US citizens will soon have a presidential choice between Obama who seems to believe in widespread policing and Romney who seems to believe he should be president. Not a happy choice.
Drugs policy is a false-flag tactic, a means to criminalise a once legal activity and introduce more policing into civil society. However strong the arguments may be for decriminalizing drugs or sticking with the status quo, established drugs policing is too well funded and powerful to be ousted anyway.
Yet drug prohibition seems aimed not so much at protecting us from drug abuse, because it doesn't do that, but at promoting policing simply for the sake of policing. It isn’t necessarily a case of malign central direction either. Policing offers a secure career and a certain amount of status to those impressed by spurious responsibilities. On the other hand, allowing people to live their lives as they see fit is no basis for a policing career.
Anti-smoking clamour comes across as yet another false flag. Waving the flag of perfect health, it seems bent on criminalizing a legal activity, to slip yet another policing tentacle into civil society. In the end I suppose, tobacco smuggling and illegal smoking will be their miserable reward, alcohol their next project.
Education and childcare in its widest sense have, step by step, been brought under the control of police-minded functionaries. The effect has been to destroy the independence of schools and teachers together with any real concept of parental responsibility.
Once the false flag of child abuse is planted, there will always be recruits and media pundits willing to rally round any new policing operation supposedly designed to protect children. Superficial sentiment and false flags mix well.
That is not to say that child abuse is unreal of course. That’s the malign attraction of false flags – the rallying call sounds less disingenuous if there is a genuine issue behind it all. Of course the purpose of the operation is not to resolve the issue or punish the guilty, but to police as many innocent people as possible.
Climate change is a huge false flag operation. UN-mandated energy policing imposed on civil society on a global scale. The science may be silly, but the false flag is planted with a copious supply of useful idiots prepared to raise their shrill voices to the dismal cause.
As for discrimination, well there’s none of that - anyone may join and the attractions are obvious. Secure employment in the public sector or one of myriad outfits propped up by our taxes. None but the terminally principled could possibly resist.
Yet such is human nature that sometimes the malign delight of policing your neighbour seems to be enough - the simple sanctimonious thrill of finger-pointing. The Guardian made a business of it for decades.
Many UK charities are funded by government to promote a whole raft of false-flag strategies designed to introduce yet more policing and do away with what little is left of traditional government. Principles and personal responsibility are passé – mass policing is the way.
What could possibly go wrong?