Anti-Police, Anti-State, Pro-Liberty: My Anti-Police Message
Lord of Columbia is the series name and Libertarian Revolution is the manifesto. Northern Knights is the first book in the series and yes, it’s an entertaining read. Not just because I wrote it, but because those who read it before publication (beta-readers) found it entertaining in a genre they never read with a philosophy they disagreed with.
Or thought they disagreed with.
What’s the philosophy?
Anti-police, anti-state, pro-liberty. More than anything, Northern Knights carries an anti-police message, that a government-funded monopoly enforcing unjust laws at gunpoint cannot exist in a free society.
Yes, Northern Knights and any future book in the Lord of Columbia Series is going to spark controversy for whoever reads it. Northern Knights will burn bridges, long-held bridges. Northern Knights will cause open-minded people to think different, the closed-minded to shutter, and the weak-minded to anger.
Who would love the book and the series?
1) Those who believe in the Libertarian mindset.
2) Harry Potter fans, as Harry Potter was my primary inspiration for writing the work. Hey, J.K. Rowling turned me into a Libertarian, without realizing it, of course.
3) Anyone who can’t stand the police or a police state. I’m not talking about dystopia, but anyone fearing totalitarianism will learn more of the dangers of totalitarianism in the work.
4) Anyone who loves a good new adult read in an urban fantasy setting, if they’re okay with what’s listed above.
For avid readers who aren’t politically inclined, you might want to stop reading here! Feel free to read on, however.
Combatting the Police
From an early age, I’ve questioned the role police play in our society. I always asked how can a monopolized government force, whose paychecks we pay for be compatible with a free society?
Does it mean there isn’t a role for police?
I never said that.
Is there a role for a government-funded monopoly claiming to “serve and protect” the masses when the same masses being served and protected are the ones forced to pay the protection at gunpoint?
It’s either pay us to serve and protect you or we’ll take you to jail.
Not a single citizen has a choice. This isn’t serving and protecting. This is force.
Once again, is this compatible with a free society?
My answer is no, especially when we’ve seen countless videos and heard countless stories of:
1. Police shooting unarmed suspects.
2. Police barging into a house, holding resident at gunpoint, and in some cases, children, while beating family members to the ground.
3. Police gaining thousands of pages of data. Yes, it’s usually a higher organization like the NSA, but police know who you are the second they screen your license plate.
4. Police beating individuals who are held in custody, or, police beating individuals suspected of wrongdoing, even if no wrongdoing had taken place.
It’s where the anti-police message comes in and I don’t care whose bridges I burn, I will not stop until the police force is held accountable, that is a truth and a duty to liberty.
Do I believe more and more Americans, especially those in the conservative crowd, are experiencing Stockholm Syndrome?
They claim we need police to protect our liberties, much like the military, whom they claim defends liberty.
And here’s where my anti-state mantra falls into play. See, the more statism we see in society, the fewer the civil liberties, the greater the welfare state, the greater the warfare state, the greater the national poverty level.
Riddle me this:
1. How does a military protect anyone’s liberty by going on the offensive? This doesn’t even make sense!
2. How does a monopoly who are paid with your tax dollars by force to enforce laws to protect and defend freedom? Half of which are victimless crimes like going a mile or two over the speed limit or driving without a seatbelt. Or better yet, marijuana possession. But we’re forced to pay them at gunpoint.
3. TSA, NSA Spying, CIA, FBI (who by the way, will go out of their way to spend your hard-earned money taken by force to stage huge busts to give the media something to report), Patriot Act, NDAA, I could go on and on here. These organizations invade our personal privacy, both from a physical and distant standpoint. Are the police protecting us from them?
This is all happening in the Land of the Free. Dear International Audience, don’t think the US is the freedom capital of the world, it’s not.
Yet, what do you see, mainly the Right, do?
Protect our police! Support our troops! Obey the law! Respect cops!
That’s just the tip of the iceberg, excuse my cliché.
Or worse yet, what about the old, “If a cop orders you to stop, you stop.”
I think these people need to check the Constitution.
1. Fourth Amendment states no individual may be subject to search and seizure without a written warrant.
2. Fifth Amendment states individuals may not be forced to testify against themselves.
3. Sixth Amendment states every individual has the right to speedy and public trial.
4. Seventh Amendment states every individual has the right to a trial by jury.
5. Eighth Amendment prohibits cruel and unusual punishment.
6. Ninth Amendment states all other key rights are kept by the people.
There are six amendments, which I call federal laws…THE federal law telling law enforcement, which is part of the executive branch, literally, what they can and can’t do….or, tells them what they can’t do.
So, if you’re walking down the street minding your own business and if a cop says stop, you may continue walking. If they have zero probable cause to stop you, zero reason, you’re not compelled by any means to stop and let them confront you.
Guys, we’re living in a society of government Stockholm Syndrome. Stockholm Syndrome is when feelings of trust or affection is felt by a victim toward a captor.
In other words, or as it pertains to America, when the populace gets used to continued reduction in civil liberty, and they see pro-police propaganda at every turn, it’s a predictable outcome. They gain affection toward their overlords and are in denial over the fact of decreased liberty.
People get used to more security to the point they demand it, and for more security, liberty is sacrificed. If someone says you can’t do this or can’t do that for your own safety, or if it’s for your own good, that’s justification for security at liberty’s expense.
And cop apologists somehow think they’re free when you can’t even drive a sensible speed without hitting the breaks when you see a cop car hiding with only its bumper sticking out up the road.
A Word on the US Military
One reason why I’m writing the Lord of Columbia Series is to spread awareness to the fact the police, and even the military, yes, the military, aren’t friends of the people. They aren’t friends of liberty.
Again, the military is a state-funded, government monopoly whose funds must be received by force at gunpoint. Yep, your tax dollars go straight to the military, and if you don’t pay, you just may end up in federal prison.
Hey, when the US Military claims to be humanitarian and you see the aftermath of the Raqqa bombing, where they claim they haven’t targeted civilians, you question your country’s military’s role in the world. Especially when their “humanitarianism” comes after their own bombings to cover up their own actions.
But the problem is, most Americans, conservatives and liberals alike, refuse to question America’s military role in the world. They’re convinced we need a military overseas to “protect us from the bad guys.”
But who are the bad guys?
What kind of threat is Syria, Russia, or Iran to the United States?
Does the US have warships near these nations?
Do the US have bases inside or surrounding these nations?
Does Syria, Russia, and Iran have warships speeding for our coastline?
Does Syria, Russia, and Iran have bases surrounding our northern and southern border?
I don’t know about you, but if I were an outsider, someone from another world, and if I could look at the Earth from a telescope and document everything I’m watching, I wouldn’t be the one stating America is the good guy.
If I knew nothing about foreign policy. If I knew nothing about how things are done on Earth, but I saw stars and stripes with bases, weapons, and men holding weapons, bombing the hell out of another country, I’m not going to sit there and say the men with stars and stripes are the good guys.
Especially if I documented the four questions and answers above.
Guys, it’s time to swallow the red pill.
The US Military isn’t a friend to the world.
You’re going to see pictures of them being so, however. You’re going to see slanted news reports on how brutal regimes like they claim the Assad regime is, or how the Ghaddafi regime was. Or how brutal Rouhani is so we need to overthrow Iran now.
And you’re going to see members of the US Military carrying kids out of the rubble, likely caused by their own bombings. You’re going to see them talking, laughing, joking with civilians. You’re going to see them giving others supplies.
And you’re going to see this all in the name of propaganda in a media controlled by members of the CFR like Ben Sherwood, by a man named Rupert Murdoch, who happens to be on the board of advisors for Genie Energy, an oil company who happens to have permission from Israeli Prime Minister Ben Netanyahu to dig for oil in the illegally occupied Golan Heights. For the record, Sherwood’s the President of ABC and Murdoch owns Fox Broadcasting.
Do Something About It, Todd!
Well, I’m playing to my strengths here. I’ve written one book that’s an allegory to the topic, with several more on the way. Swords of Destiny will be out soon, later than I’m expecting but for good reason!
Book Three is written, too. And I’m halfway through penning Book Four. If you read Northern Knights and the next works, be prepared to see plenty of allegories pertaining to the United States.
Also, I’m looking to market and really use ads in both the newspaper and online to bolster the sales ranking to the point I’m consistently in the Top 100 on Amazon. All that’s to come soon enough.
I also look to continue expanding My Freedom Flame, and to whoever shared my articles on Flipboard, keep doing so, please! It’s upping my blog’s traffic like none other.
To that measure, I’m looking to dive more and more into Libertarianism and Global Affairs, as they’re key themes in the Lord of Columbia Series and in my Neo Skyehawk Series, the novella prequel series to Lord of Columbia.
So, that’s what I’m doing; planting seeds in readers’ minds to get them motivated. To tell them the truth in ways that are entertaining. I know dry videos or articles aren’t for everyone, which is another reason I love my fictional work, as it’s all based off real life issues we face in the world today.
I’d like to thank everyone for coming across My Freedom Flame, please come back soon.