Leviathan and its Enforcers

People are finally waking up to the realities of the growing (and already well-established) police state that this country and many others have become, but they by and large still don’t seem to grasp that it is not just the tools and training of the enforcers that are to blame, but also the nature of the entity that employs them. While it is true that Leviathan is dependent on its enforcers, the enforcers are likewise dependent on Leviathan not only for the stolen loot that it redistributes to them in exchange for their loyalty, but also for the mantle of legitimacy that it provides to their acts of crime and terrorism. Without the widespread acceptance of the notion that kidnapping people, chaining them up, assaulting them, torturing them, indefinitely detaining them, shooting their dogs, stealing their property, harassing them, and even murdering them in cold blood is acceptable behavior for the ‘thin blue line’; these enforcers would be recognized and reviled as the criminal gang that they have become. The modern police officer is no longer employed ‘to protect and serve,’ but to be a hitman for the state.

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Parrish Miller has worked as a web designer, policy analyst, blogger, journalist, digital media manager, and social media marketing consultant. Having been largely cured of his political inclinations, he now finds philosophy more interesting than politics and is focused particularly on alternative ideas such as counter-economics, agorism, voluntaryism, and unschooling.

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