Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Take your "protection" and ...

I'm having real trouble seeing any real difference between having cops running around town extorting money from people and ordering them around, and having the same done by mafia enforcers.

Even when I mentioned this to someone else, the only objection she could think of was "The mafia will kill you". I mentioned that the cops will, too. So she said "But the mafia will kill you for no reason".

I doubt it. Where's the profit in that? As long as you pay your "protection money" ("taxes"), don't try to resist the shakedown, and don't undermine the organization, you'll probably be left alone. Why kill the cash cow? As long as you do things the way the mafia/cops demand, you'll probably be left alone to enjoy your "freedom".

The enforcers don't make the rules; their bosses do. You have as much say in the rules The State (or city council) imposes on you as you do in setting the mafia's agenda. You have been fooled if you believe otherwise.

The mafia will protect those within their sphere from attacks by other thugs, just as will cops. You can't be a successful parasite if your host dies, and if others drain off some of the money you had planned to steal there is less for you and your bosses.

I don't need cops or mafia goons. Take your "protection" and shove it. I am not impressed by your fancy uniforms or shiny cars (with the flashing lights) bought with stolen money. You are a disgusting parasite and you should be flushed out.



  1. Whenever I hear a police siren, and especially at night, I can't shake the image of a clown car driven by a maniacally-grinning madman.


  2. And if everyone obeyed the law with anal retentive precision to destroy the organized criminals' system, because of no income, there would be some "new crime" invented that would need the services of the mob soldiers protection. Either that or they would impose higher taxes and say, "See the system is working". But in reality the laws are so many and so ludicrous that it is pretty much impossible to go around day to day without breaking at least one. I guess that is the whole point of having a bazillion laws against liberty in the first place, job security for the criminal justice system. Plus you can't be making the big bucks without expanding your business. Need to secure that pension and health benefits.

  3. I wrote a couple of articles along the same line: