It’s a terrible shame when someone chooses to throw their life away in service to a gang of nasty thugs. That shame is compounded by delusional friends and family who think this tragic turn of events is something to be proud of. It’s most certainly NOT.
I have known a few very messed up people who became cops. The “job” didn’t really change them, but did give their messed up nature a veil of legitimacy and a free pass from the state-lovers around them. They could commit evil and get praised for it.
To my mind, this is not much of a loss. Evil remains evil.
I have also known decent people who became cops. The “job” did change them. From decent people to aggressive “tax” junkies–even if the change wasn’t visible to those around them. This is a huge loss for the world–when a person who could have contributed decides to be a parasite instead.
It is a tragedy when any (formerly) good person joins that gang. This is nothing to be “proud” of; there is no “good” in being a cop.
Yes, it is socially acceptable to be a cop or most other types of government employee. I even know people who believe it’s OK to work for the IRS or BATFEces gangs! Socially acceptable or not, it is wrong. Just as wrong as being a mass murdering rapist. You can deny it. You can hate those who point it out. It doesn’t change reality. Wrong is what wrong does.
Yes, the person is choosing a safe career (vastly safer than they want you to believe), and the money paid to them is wildly out of proportion to the “dangers” faced and “service” provided (but they’ll whine about being underpaid). They can pretend to be doing something “good” while living on stolen money and being safe.
If someone you know plans to join some gang of vermin who aren’t government sanctioned, are you proud of that, too? Because the reality is that other gangs of thugs are probably better people than the government gang your loved one is choosing to join. The only difference lies in who supports the gang.
It tears at my gut to hear of some young person making the hideous choice to get a government “job,” and it is compounded when that “job” revolves around molesting people.
Just. Don’t. Do. It! It’s not right even if it makes delusional people proud.
It hurts me that people I am closest to won’t read this blog, and continue to fall for the lies of the archators–while often being archators themselves. It hurts when people betray the values they claim to hold as soon as those values become inconvenient, and when standing firm would require holding their ground against popular opinion (popular with one political correctness faction or another). Wrong is wrong, even if someone you love is doing it. Even if it is socially acceptable. Even if the masses respect and support it. It’s the bandwagon of death. Jump off before it’s too late.