Opinion from a Libertarian ViewPoint

Obergruppenfuhrer AGWs – EPautos – Libertarian Car Talk

Posted by M. C. on December 22, 2018

About 1,000 Americans are killed by police in this country each year. Some are criminals, certainly. But other countries have them, too – and even the Chinese don’t shoot as many of them dead in the streets as American police do.

A traffic stop is incredibly dangerous . . . for the person stopped.

Here’s news coverage from a local Vegas, NV ABC affiliate about the former Obergruppenfuhrer (note his four stars and “campaign” ribbons) and his stellvertreter (deputy) who were both fired after an internal investigation regarding sexual harassment, including ass grabbing.
Leaving aside the ass-grabbing, it’s both hilarious – and depressing – to see these geeks wearing military rank insignia.

The pictured Obergruppenfuhrer is not a commissioned officer. He is not even a gefreiter.  He is certainly not a four-star general. Yet he is wearing costume jewelry so indicating. The badges of rank on my old Boy Scout uniform are more legitimate. I am, after all, actually an Eagle Scout. But I don’t expect anyone to salute me.

Why isn’t he – and other exemplars of stolen valor – confronted for impersonating an officer

Allowing these geeks to get away with wearing military rank insignia is dangerous because it inflates their already pathological sense of self-importance. Officers (real ones) are entitled to deference (in the military, by those of lesser rank) and expect their orders to be followed without question…

It is as dangerous outrage to let civilian police appoint themselves military ranks as it is to provide them with military kit – Battle Dress Uniforms, high-powered weaponry – and then train them as if they were in the military. It induces a psychosis in them. They begin to think they are in the military – and to act like it. They come to regard themselves as a “warrior caste”…

Most Americans, being cognitively dissonant and historically oblivious as well as trained in dog-like devotion to anything wearing a uniform – do not grok this, in part because they do not remember what happened in other countries where wanna-be soldiers began appointing themselves ranks and strutting down the street, expecting and then demanding deference to their Authority, treating “civilians” with derision, contempt and – inevitably – murderous cruelty.

Mark Twain supposedly said that while history doesn’t repeat, it often rhymes

Be seeing you




2 Responses to “Obergruppenfuhrer AGWs – EPautos – Libertarian Car Talk”

  1. Doug Rowley said

    Next they will be awarding themselves, and wearing, campaign ribbons on their uniforms.. You know, for example, a no knock home invasion ribbon.

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