Donut Fail

There is something deliciously ironic about the case of a man impersonating a police officer in an attempt to obtain discounted donuts, and the cops setting up a sting operation to catch him. Aside from the obvious jokes about donuts, there is the fact that being a well-paid state enforcer funded by property coercively expropriated from its owners would merit a discount at all. It is also notable that the cops would put so much effort into catching this “offender” — impersonating a god is blasphemy, you see. This whole story has FAIL written all over it, but the one thing that stands out most to me is that if it were widely recognized that badges do not grant special rights, not one aspect of this story would have occurred.


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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.