“Nice cops”

Source: Center for a Stateless Society
by Abbey Bee

“A cop, soldier, fed, migra agent, and the like, can all hold exceptional ethics relative to their context and still be beneficiaries and enforcers of unjust cruelty. To preempt appeals to Godwin’s Law; you can be a good Nazi and a terrible person. In fact, they go hand in hand. The stronger the personal integrity of the statist criminal, the better the propaganda value they hold. The same goes for agents that utilize likability, contextual politeness, interpersonal kindness, community service, and the like. They are uniquely valuable weapons! The fact is that most terrible people think they’re good, or at least cling to certain symbolically good acts as a means of keeping their cognitive dissonance at bay.” (05/31/17)