Thursday, June 11, 2020

Defense for the incapable

A common tactic from those who want to at least appear to have an argument against abolishing the police is to either claim that they themselves are incapable of protecting their own life, liberty, or property, or to try to scapegoat someone else as being incapable.


Plus, when you try to blame others for your desire to keep "employing" the gang, it's rude!

I've seen enough examples of kids, small women, the elderly, and the disabled protecting themselves and others from archation (and so have you) that I don't buy that anyone who isn't completely helpless is incapable. It's a coward's lie.

Maybe some don't want to accept the responsibility, but they can.

It's not your job to coddle those who refuse, but you can if you want-- at your own expense. It doesn't give anyone the right to enslave everyone else for their imagined weaknesses.

Yes, there are some who are truly incapable of defending themselves, feeding themselves, or wiping their own butts. Nice people take care of this kind of person, sometimes for money-- but society doesn't revolve around their inability. That would be like living in a prison established to make certain that no one could be any more capable than the least capable among us. I'm not going to live that way.

Refusing to consider abolishing the police based on the lie that people who are otherwise capable can't protect themselves is antisocial, unethical, and statist (but I repeat myself).

Writing to promote liberty is my job.
YOU get to decide if I get paid.
I hope I add something you find valuable enough to support.


  1. I have been my own first line of protection for the last 15 years, and am quite comfortable with that position. I live in a rural town with no municipal police force, only state police. LE is only available to investigate and charge any surviving bad guys, or remove their remains.

    1. This town only got police a few years before I moved (back) here. Oh, lucky me...
      Now it has 3 of the vermin, always looking to molest for money.

  2. I try never to have contact with the police as it is, and rarely if ever ask for their services. I am hampered in my ability to defend myself but I'm also not delusional enough to think the police are any protection. They aren't there to prevent crime anyway. So I rely on staying away from dangerous areas, carrying what weapons I can, and using various means to evade trouble if I see it. I live like a rabbit, but at least I try to live like a WILD rabbit, not one in a cage for fattening. And no, I'm not interested in the "protection" of that dodgy looking dog...

    1. It "protects" like the sheepdog-- just to keep you alive until you can be sheared or butchered.