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Comment: Gangs given "authority" are the scariest kind.

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Gangs given "authority" are the scariest kind.

You make an excellent point. People underestimate the power of "brotherhood."
I think much of the reason the traditional concept of "family" has been dismantled is to distance us from our biological "gang." That leaves us endlessly seeking that type of "belonging" in other groups. Good people chose a career to "protect and serve" and once in that particular gang, they are constantly telling each other how dangerous their work is, how every person they stop might be their killer... And indeed, they get to deal with the worst of humanity. Compared to the "bad guys" their co-workers little misdeeds seem so trivial... They are perhaps the most fear-mongered "gang" around. In this world of constant violence and threats of violence, we are given the perception that all they do is noble and lawful. The media encourages the people turn a blind eye as they have become little more than revenuers for their own budgets and the prison for profit system.
It has really gotten quite excessive. In the past month, we were stopped for not having our turn signal on long enough before we turned, a friend was given the whole "field sobriety" shakedown for dodging HUGE potholes, and my son was pulled over for touching the white line when he went around a corner. I live in the boondocks, the long arm of the goons is clear out here.

Love or fear? Choose again with every breath.