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Classic Misdirection

A power of defense in any form that works to effectively defend innocent people from criminals is precisely that in time and place.

If the form that effective defense takes in time and place is a man or woman with a badge, then all the credit of having accomplished the work required to defend the innocent victim is accountable to the one responsible for having done that work in that way.

If the form that effective defense takes in time and place is a man or woman without a badge, then all the credit of having accomplished the work required to defend the innocent victim is accountable to the one responsible for having done that work in that way.

Blaming badges for the work done by criminals works the same way as blaming guns for the work done by criminals.

Collective punishment is classic misdirection, no matter who does it, and no matter which people are blamed for things that those people did not do, cannot do, will not do, or not do, in time and place.

While the innocent are being blamed, or while things are being blamed, or while people who work for defense are being blamed, the actual criminals remain hidden behind the classic misdirections such as Collective Punishment.

Here are words that convey similar ideas:

"In all complaints of a citizen against a public law enforcement officer, the complaining citizen has the general responsibility of protecting the general enforcement of the laws by giving every opportunity of grace and escape to the officer complained about. The complainant must always remain sensitive to the fact that a law enforcement officer is constantly subject to the most psychologically demanding emergency situations and the most dangerous social combinations, and must be given every benefit of the doubt so that he can survive his daily work."

When good people are blamed for the actions of criminals all hell can then break loose as the criminals take over our power of self defense against criminals.

"Likewise a government infested with malfeasant officials, officers and clerks is in no position to pursue felons in the public sphere. If it would be credible in the eyes of the public and the bonding companies, then it must first eliminate its own malfeasance with the same diligence that it would pursue the civilian felon."

Even within a so called "police force" (free market defense force if not a criminal force) the classic misdirection used by the "leaders" if the "leaders" become criminals includes blaming the "system" or blaming the failure of the "underlings" to obey without question the criminal orders ordered by the false leaders, on, and on, and on, as the criminals take over at the so called "top" of the organized crime heap.

Good people in that type of situation become known as whistle blowers when the actual accurate account would be merely people doing their job, finding the criminals, and holding the criminals to an accurate accounting, even when the criminals are "your boss" so to speak.

In free market government systems there are no bosses other than those who do the work best and it is then their actions, not their "stature" that determines their leadership.

Joe