A re-post from April 01,2013 with an update
In Kaufman county Texas, Mike Mclelland and his wife Cynthia were both found shot to death in their home. This happened Saturday, two months after Assistant District Attorney Mark Hasse was gunned down and less than two weeks after Colorado prisons chief Tom Clements was also killed. It seems that what they are experiencing is a breakdown of the “System”. When the “System” functions as it should, criminals take their punishment, do their time and don’t go out looking for revenge. The entire prison system operates with the approval of the inmates. They get up when they are told to, eat when they are told to and sleep when they are told to. The entire thing works because inmates cooperate with their own imprisonment. If they all refused to leave their cells or to obey any order at all, the prison staff would almost have to match the inmate population. The entire endeavor would be so costly that no state could afford it. Now, cracks are in showing in the very fabric of the prison system and the judicial system. Normally an official in the “System” is not held responsible for their actions unless they break the laws of the “System” and that is judged from within. Their actions don’t have consequences because they are insulated and protected by the rest of the “System” which taken collectively is all powerful. But just like the prison system, everyone has to agree and cooperate with the orders that come down or it doesn’t work. Take Christopher Dorner and his cop hit list as an example. Because he took it upon himself to go outside the law he threw the entire System into chaos. It would have been even worse if he hadn’t named a hit list because they would have had to protect even more cops. Cops will do their job as long as they think that the other cops can protect them and people will cooperate and fear that protection. I am not judging or defaming any of the deceased, as I know nothing about them; They may have been the greatest of heroes. I am simply saying that they died as a direct result of their actions because individuals decided to work outside of the system . None of these killings were random acts; They were targeted attacks not just on individuals but also on the “System” itself. Acts like these are usually dealt with harshly and quickly as the facade of the System cannot be broken for long. You see, the system operates like a bank; It doesn’t work without faith. With banks the faith has to come from the outside,from customers who believe the bank will give them their money. With the system the faith has to come from the inside; Those within must believe the system can protect them from the harm. Now think about this for a moment; Right now millions of people are being forced out of the system. In states like new York ,Connecticut, Colorado, California and others they are criminalizing many of their citizens. Many, if not most of those citizens are taking their first small steps outside the system by flat out refusing to do as the law states. Cracks in the facade of the larger system are now starting to show. The question is though when you force someone to be a criminal outside of the system, how far will that person go? Personally, when all these laws go into full effect, I think we are going to find out. I think that there will be consequences for their actions.
Update: I am supporting a candidate for sheriff and he drops by my office from time to time. He stopped in the other day just as my office manager was finishing reading an open letter from Cliven Bundy to the Clark County sheriff.
Conversation quickly turned to the events at the Bundy ranch and he expressed his extreme displeasure at what had transpired.He was completely freaked out about what transpired because as he put it” The law cannot function that way.When you go to serve a warrant, you can’t be met by men with guns. That is not law, that is anarchy”
He saw the Jared and Amanda Miller shootings as the culmination of the of the lawlessness of the Bundy situation. As LEO looking to be sheriff he saw this as a very serious breakdown of law and order and he is quite spooked by it.
He was right of course. Cracks in the veneer of the system are starting to open up and not just on one level, but many. From states declaring weed legal to Colorado and New York sheriffs declaring that they would not enforce gun laws. The system cannot function when hundreds of thousands of people openly defy the law as they are doing in Colorado, Connecticut and New York. Of course that also does not take into account the Threepers and millions of others who have declared a hearty Molon Labe.
The system has to maintain it’s facade of power to continue to function but it has to balance that against outright rebellion,because in outright rebellion their law does not exist at all and that poses the biggest threat of all. In Connecticut, when it became apparent that back up was going to be flooding into their state if they went for enforcing their law, they had to back off. It culminated with Mr. “I’ll give my left nut to kick your door in” going into hiding for fear of reprisal.(Of course , don’t think that they are done)
These are not the only instances and if you look around carefully, you will see what I am talking about. From the states reclaiming rights to nullifying federal law to gun owners standing up to the fed, an air of defiance is beginning to permeate our culture. There is a standing sense of outrage at the brutality and militarization of the police and a disgust for those that govern us.
I don’t think that I am exaggerating when I say that our system is in the process of breaking down. The question is only when one of the cracks will open wide enough to unleash a flood.