Most of my posts of the past few days have been inspired by my frustration over a discussion in a liberty-oriented forum. Where I am the only one apparently willing to admit there can be no such thing as a “good cop“.

It’s a little disappointing, I’ll admit. I expected more.

I can give all the reasoning which leads inevitably to the only rational conclusion. Those who disagree with me give feelings, anecdotes, objections, and whatever else, but have nothing to contribute to make an actual argument to the contrary. They just engage in wishful thinking.

Which leads to one inevitable conclusion: People desperately want to believe cops are good. Even those who are otherwise “pro-liberty”.

By pointing out the logical, inescapable reasons why cops can’t be good, you threaten their beliefs. By pointing out that “cop” isn’t a person so much as a set of behaviors which violate life, liberty, and property– exactly in the same way “rapist” is– you offend them.

Not only this, but in order to bolster their “argument” they put words in my mouth, they make assumptions about my motivations, and they leap to conclusions as to what I propose doing about the situation.

Why this childish attachment to a set of destructive behaviors and the gang members who commit them? Is something akin to an “archation culture” being exposed here?

I guess it’s a pointless battle, even among the pro-liberty crowd. I’m still right, but I will walk away from the discussion. You can’t get through to those who are so desperate to not understand.


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