All police and military are individuals, this is a fact

Often I find myself verbalizing or writing my opinion. Those opinions are the focus of much irritation from both statists and self proclaimed anarchists. The most recent focus of irritation has been my approach to self defense, use of force and of course my absolute loathing for the system that supports the uniformed and badged, those self proclaimed “heroes” of the states enforcement systems. IMG_00000115

As a result of yet more nasty grams from easily tracked law enforcement officers and their supporting fan club across the United States I decided to write this clearly worded response. For the sake of clarity I will be using bold points for each individual thought. This response goes to the Texas sheriffs deputies, Tennessee police officers, California highway patrol officers and the other irritating badge wearing idiots who have chosen to harass me using email and “private” accounts. Understand this, I and others like myself invented the things you idiots use to try and mask yourselves.Jeremy Morlock posing with victim Gul Mudin

So let us begin –

  • All police and military are individuals, this is a simple fact and cannot be disputed. While they are all individuals, in my experience the vast majority are assholes who would rather support their policies, uniforms and false propaganda then take personal responsibility for wrong action. There is a very small minority with whom I have had positive interactions with. Recently a D.A. police officer on a local fort was both polite and positive in interaction. He stated quietly that he disagreed with local policies and asked that I be careful as not everyone else thought as he did. I thanked him, and would have shaken his hand and bought him a beer, for he is what cops should be. Of course some of my very closest friends are or were military and or police. The good ones do exist, my position is, however, that the number is exceedingly small and getting smaller every day. I will guarantee that if you line 100 cops or soldiers up less then ten will openly disagree with their policies regardless the immoral nature of the same. 20130303-172900.jpg
  • No uniform can make a hero automatically and you are not a hero by virtue of wearing one. Popular culture would have you believe that all men and women in uniforms are heroes and that you should thank a cop and praise them for being such wonderful protectors. This same culture would have you believe that all soldiers are heroes and the same treatment should be afforded them for, “serving and doing their duty for freedom!” My response is simple, bullshit. None of those jobs is that dangerous, none of those jobs is mandatory and none of those jobs has ever increased freedom. Why you ask? The answer is simple, freedom cannot be won for you by someone else. To be free you must understand that only you can take, hold and have it. Cops volunteer for their job, so do soldiers. They all have different reasons, however, they volunteer. This does not take strength of character or great bravery. romneyobama

So here is the point, I am capable of questioning, and so I do. The simple fact that so many of these “fine heroes” and their support are incapable of doing anything except launching more threats towards those who think and question shows the mindset. I have avoided directly addressing individuals because I believe in the individual. I know that each person regardless their current role is capable of questioning and becoming the good person they may be. Of course I also know that the reality is most wont because they cannot face the truth. The truth is they believe a lie and perpetrate it through their own cowardice.

If you believe we need these individuals, then make sure you understand no one is safe from them.

If you do not like that I have my own opinions, stop reading.

 

Free the mind and the body will follow.

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About Jesse Mathewson

Jesse Mathewson is the author of the popular blog, jessetalksback.com and provides commentary to many varied places based on a background that includes education in criminal justice, history, religion and even insurgency tactics and tactical training. His current role in his community is as an organizer of sorts and a preacher of community solidarity and agorism. He also runs Liberty Practical Training, a self defense school specializing in the practical applications of defensive approaches versus the theoretical. As an agorist, voluntaryist and atheist his life is seen as crazy and wild by many, though once they get to know him most realize he is a bluntly honest individual who will give you the shirt off his back if he believes it is necessary to help you. Very simple, "That which is voluntary between all individuals involved is always right, if it is not voluntary, it is always wrong."
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4 Responses to All police and military are individuals, this is a fact

  1. john jeffers says:

    I have read you latest blog entry. I would like to respond. While I will agree that just because you decide to put on the uniform, that in of itself does not make you a hero, but rather it is what you do while in uniform. As a young law enforcement officer 26 years ago, I was struck with “Rookie-idus”. I would go out and actively look to fight crime. However, as I became more seasoned, I came to realize that we in Law Enforcement are not the solution to society’s ills. While there are members of the Law Enforcement community who take advantage of their position, and some do engage in unethical behavior, some even criminal behavior, does not mean that the whole is bad and evil. There are bad members in every part of societal institutions. I think it is just part of the human condition. As I do agree there are some policies that are carried out by some departments are not the choice of the individual officer/deputy, but rather the wishes of the local Politicos. We all know that traffic citations really do not enhance public safety, except for DUI. Traffic citations are a revenue enhancement to local governments. Don’t believe me, look at the increase in citations written nation wide when the economy went to Hell. How many police administrators were told to write more tickets?
    I too am concerned at the increasing influx of military equipment into the law enforcement inventory. I would think that the politicians are actually responsible for it due to the increasing “missions” they keep coming up with for Police to perform. While I cannot speak to the officers/deputies you have come in contact with, or the circumstances of your contact, I do have to wonder what has influenced your overriding dislike for the profession, either law enforcement or military. Either way it isn’t my business.
    You have read my blog over at contrafighter, so I would think you get a sense of me, since we have never met, but you do see my lines of thinking. I have often thought of stop reading your blog, but I do realize I gain some valuable insight to you and others who think like you do, so I keep reading. As a 26 year veteran of my sheriff’s Office, I take the time to try and teach the new, younger deputies as to how to act towards the public, how to speak to them so that they get the results they want. They all start out ordering and yelling and swearing. I let them do it a few times till they realize their way does not work. Then I show them the right way. I just wanted to let you know, that perhaps all is not as it seems. Thanks

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    • I respect everything you do now, and given your level of integrity shown would likely have respected you then as well. For myself it is simply a dislike of a failed system that has created more problems then it has solved.

      Would love to discuss more, and tell you the whys- either here or privately. It is a long boring story, and really comes down to a lifetime of experience, education and knowledge as well as my personal journey to freedom of the mind.

      Thank you for taking the time to comment.

      Sincerely,

      Jesse Mathewson

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    • 07Negative says:

      You sir just threw my hair back. Last year I went through and still am, Going through, an arrest that fucked my life up beyond belief. Over a drive by shooting in front of my house (I’m a home owner) while vacuuming out my jeep with my (at the time) 18 month old kid. After the punk kid crashed into a truck in front of my home and aimed a pistol in my direction. My Rottweiler took after the gun. All while I reached for my Remie 870 (legally owned & registered firearm). But yet I got arrested by a bunch of knuckle head LEO’s. who knew nothing of the laws. Made racial statements b/c I was the only white guy in a black neighborhood it’s these young punk ass LEO’s thinking they’re combating crime. After giving up respect for damn near everyone. I personally appreciate your diligence to making a broken system somewhat ethical. I know my story is short and somewhat vague. But now my medical licenses is suspended b/c of this militant style LE. Not to mention $35k in debt to a lawyer & bail. Keep up the good work. Hopefully shit changes.

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      • conelrad says:

        One of the things I try to impress upon the young officers is that when they make an arrest, it is just not as simple as doing the paperwork, but they are in fact changing someones life, usually for the worse. Being arrested is a traumatic experience for most people. The legal fees are just the beginning, not to mention the humiliation, the anger, and the fear of what the future holds for that person. While I understand the situation you have described, I can see why you have those feelings. I do not use racial statements in any situation as that tends to make my job harder, and only inflames the sense of injustice the arrestee is already feeling.
        I do have a co-worker who was arrested and later the courts threw out the charge with prejudice. He told me that since then he is more careful about when to arrest someone, since he has experienced the arrest from the other perspective. I gave him props for that realization.
        I am careful about when to use my position as an arm of government to interfere in someones life. I especially hate the domestic orders of protection. While I understand their use, I have found that it is an over used use of government power in what should be in many cases, adults handling their affairs as adults. I can say I have seen about 10% of family members that actually truly need it. I also have the effects of when the courts have chosen not to intervene with tragic consequences. So I understand how a Judge (still human) is somewhat hesitant about not issuing an Order of Protection.
        The political masters keep increasing the roles of what they want from law enforcement. More tickets, more arrests to justify expanding the budget and raising taxes, arrest illegal immigrants here, but not there, stop the drug trade, stop domestic violence, solve burglaries when the victims don’t even bother to lock their doors when they leave their house or park their cars. Stop gun violence, get guns off the streets. Watch for terrorist (foreign) activity. I mean the list goes on and on.
        I do fear that the Federal government has an overall master plan to use Law Enforcement more forcefully. I checked our local motorpool this morning with another deputy. We counted at least 2 armored vehicles, a Humvee (unknown if it is up armored) and a box van, again unknown if it is armored. So 4 tactical vehicles for a TAC Team of 12 members. We only have 1 TAC Team. I asked if he knew why we needed those vehicles. His response was like mine, he didn’t know.
        Our TAC Team is not called out that often. I think twice this year. A few years back, they issued AR-15 rifles to all deputies. I told them I didn’t want it. When asked why, I told them I did not need a rifle to do my job. My .40 cal is more than enough. If a rifle is needed, then call the TAC Team. Also refused a Taser. Though a Taser is more humane than Pepper Spray, it was just another piece of equipment I had to be responsible for.
        I read where you lost your medical license, yeah, that would not only piss me off, but that revocation has impacted how you support your family, and your marriage, if you’re married.
        I do salute your choice of dog–my personal favorite canine breed.
        I do respect the fact that you were ready to take responsibility for your own safety and well being. I do hope you prevail in court. That somewhere soon down the line, you get the justice you deserve. -jj

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