In my book, the state and the police are just criminal organizations like any other.
Collecting fees, taking a cut of every profit, sometimes waging war against other states, imposing rules on their laborers in order to maximize efficiency and profit.
How are the cops different from any other criminal organization's enforcers that roams the streets?
To be honest, the police are actually more violent and criminal than almost any given criminal organization.
They cause more damage, harass people more and enforce laws that are really quite dubious.
In my book, they are just another gang. The difference is that they virtually have Carte Blanche.
They get to carry their guns everywhere. They get to do violence and intimidation. Enforcing the rules.
They get to collect debts or punish those who can't pay. If a shop owner doesn't want to pay a cut of his profit to the state, they punish him.
That's racketeering, people. Nothing else.
Really, how is it different? Or even better than the Hells Angels? The IRA? The Italian Mafia?
It's funny that just by "being in power", they get away with so much.
When will people realize that they are living in a cage that limits human potential and freedom in benefit of cheap comfort?
You know what, in my book, just skip the word "criminal" altogether. It's just a ridiculous word used in propaganda against competing organizations.
Honestly. When soldiers from both the EU and the USA are all over Afghanistan, protecting the interests of druglords, something is wrong.
Our boys are dying out there, protecting 87% of the heroin on the world market.
Why are the yankee boys fighting in Iraq, then? That's entirely different.
You know that Saddam wanted to change the oil buy/sell currency to the Euro instead of the Dollar?
Well, that would have triggered a domino effect and the dollar would have lost most of its value.
Bigass crisis á la grande would have ensued. I can understand that the U.S went to war, so would I have done if the U.S was my organization.
Right, how is this different from a turf war of some sort?
It's all about the same thing. Profit. It's never about ideals of any sort, or "freedom".
You know the alleged "war on drugs"? It's all a hoax. Why the hell is the U.S supporting druglords in both South America (Colombia, prdominantly) and Afghanistan?
It's funny how they try to depict the FARC guerilla as terrorists and drug farmers/traffickers. It's sort of weird, since last I heard it's the FARC boys who burn the opium fields of the big ranchers as well as teach and encourage small farmers to grow other crops.
According to the laws of any nation, many, many things that we are involved in are just wrong.
I'm not saying Sweden, my country is any better than any other, we're all in this mess.
Our boys are "peacekeeping" in Afghanistan. I.E protecting opium plantations at least part-time.
We also manufacture weapons and ammunition in huge quantities for the NATO countries.
Everyone knows that the criminal organizations deal in drugs.
Well, the states does that as well, we just can't see it happening right in front of us because it's all normal.
In my book, they're even worse, since countries are so damn large and they do far worse things than any criminal organization that doesn't claim to actually be a country.
In my book, countries and criminal organizations are just competitors on the same market.
Now to the point... Again, how the hell are countries any different from criminal organizations?
(And i'm perfectly aware that I wrote "In my book" five times. You know what, name this little speech of mine "In my book". You know, kinda like "I have a dream".)