I wish to share with you a few observations on the nature of policing, the principles of policing and the actions of far too many police whist in office.
Policing, by it’s nature, is really an act of subservience to The State, no matter what the nature of a given State may be. It is the imposition of State control over the people of a given land-mass or claimed jurisdiction.
The world over, for centuries, certain individuals choose to take the side of The State regardless of the extent of the tyranny being imposed, regardless of the crimes of the supposed ‘leaders; of that State. – And it is a fact that even the most egalitarian of States is, to some extent, tyrannical.
Here in the ‘United Kingdom’ (I use inverted commas because there is, in fact no such thing) since the days of Margaret Thatcher (and for a long time before) The State has used you, its police force, to crush the spirit of the people, to crush the power of the unions, to subdue free thinkers opposed to The State.
In crushing the unions you effectively removed your own ‘right’ to strike, even as The State steals YOUR pensions. Not a particularly clever move, I’m sure you’ll agree. But such is the nature of The State and of it’s police ‘force’. You crush and subdue our rights even as you crush and subdue your own.
This, to me says a whole lot about the type of ‘citizen’ attracted to your particular job, but more on that later.
Many of you I know personally joined ‘the force’ with good intentions. You wished to fight crime and to make the country a safer place for us all. However, as you are aware (and if you are not then you simply are not paying attention) the crimes committed by your ‘superiors’ within The State go un-investigated and unpunished. – When you ignore the crimes of politicians, of Prime Ministers, of Chief Constables, of councillors, of business executives and of your own colleagues, so you create and/or allow a huge imbalance.
You are sworn to investigate crime, yet your investigations are overwhelmingly focused on the petty crimes of the poor and disadvantaged. You fail, at every turn, to investigate the crimes of those you know to be criminals, but who claim ‘superiority’ over you. And this is the same throughout the world.
War criminals, high ranking paedophiles and wealthy fraudsters go unpunished whilst you assist bailiffs to remove people from their homes on behalf of a criminal banking system. Do you not realise, when you turn a blind eye to the criminal, violent behaviour of so many bailiffs and locksmiths, that it’s only a matter of time before you yourselves will be on the receiving end of this injustice, that you yourselves are only a couple of pay-days away from defaulting on your mortgage or rent? That the mortgage you struggle to pay every month is entirely fraudulent? That this fraud is being maintained and upheld by judges across the land who have agreed that the banks loan nothing at all to the borrower? That the loan agreement is, IN FACT, a ‘deed of gift’ to the bank?
This is how YOU perpetuate a system which targets the weak and powerless in favour of the wealthy and powerful. And just as with the miners and dockers strikes of the 1980’s, when your violence against those fighting for the right to work ultimately left you yourselves powerless to protect your own interests when it came to having your pensions stolen by your pay-masters, so you now erode your own power to fight for your family home when you can no longer pay to live there.
And all the while you actively protect those war criminals, paedophiles, et al, who claim superiority over you.
Today this land is under threat. Supported and encouraged by YOUR government, your water is about to be permanently and irrevocably poisoned. You, your family, your friends, your colleagues will all be forced to buy water from private corporations who’s only ‘legal’ requirement is to make a profit on behalf of it’s shareholders.
And it’s not just deliberately poisoned water we have to worry about. The land and the air will also be contaminated and poisoned. And YOU will help it happen!
The frackers have arrived in Britain, as they have around the world, determined to ‘exploit’ natural gas reserves trapped within the shale rock which lies several hundred feet beneath our feet. And you are on hand to assist them in this exploitation, despite the huge dangers the fracking process poses to your health and the health of the land.
We are told by the frackers that fracking is safe. We are told that there has never been a proven link between fracking and adverse health effects. We are told that the earth tremors caused by fracking are not important. Some of us have taken the time and trouble to investigate these claims for ourselves. But it seems YOU have not.
We know how unspeakably dangerous fracking is, how it will decimate the countryside, how it will contaminate the water, land and air. And so we gather in small camps to do all we can to slow down and stop the frackers, protect the land, the water, the people.
And there you, on behalf of those criminals in power who you protect, stand against us. And, of course, standing against your own best interests. You facilitate the fracking of this land, you act with over-zealous force against peaceful protectors. You arrive in overwhelming numbers in order to assist the fracturing of this land. You say you are there to facilitate our peaceful protests, yet your violent actions suggest otherwise. You are there to CRUSH our ability to protect the land, YOUR land.
I’ve deliberately avoided the subject of police brutality, deaths in custody and the violent policing of protests in the capital. But I will say, that for these crimes you are ALL guilty. Even those of you who conduct yourselves with exploratory calm and intelligence, the second you witness a colleague acting violently towards a member of the public and do nothing, say nothing, report nothing, so you condone and perpetuate the culture of violent policing which is all too obvious. And so you share in the shame and guilt of these crimes.
It is not my intention in writing this to shame and embarrass you (I think so many of you do a fine job of that for yourselves) but to make you think about what you do, why you do it, how you do it.
I have to say, that in my opinion, the profession which you have chosen reveals far too much about your nature, in that your job requires you to subject yourself to the command of your supposed ‘superiors’, and to the better judgement of The State, which is your ultimate master. This, without wishing to appear unkind, makes you somewhat of a ‘brain-donor’.
The fact that your job affords you the opportunity to commit acts of violence against members of the public, something which far too many of you seem to relish (I’ve been assaulted by two constables over recent years, one of which took considerable delight in his action) also speaks volumes about the type of people attracted to you particular profession. Bullies and cowards, not to put too fine a point on it. And whilst I know that this in no way describes all of you, as I stated earlier, if you witness and do nothing, then you condone your colleagues brutality.
I sincerely hope that I have given the more intelligent amongst you food for thought here. That you will consider who it is you work for, why you do not investigate the crimes of high-ranking paedophiles and war-criminals, why you invariably side with corporate interests over your own simply because somebody tells you that is what you must do.
There is so much more I could say in this blog/open letter, but hopefully what I have said will be enough for you, both collectively as a force, and individually to consider changing the way you do your job, actually holding the real criminals to account (including amongst your colleagues and in Westminster) and joining us in the struggle to protect our home from the corporate frackers which you currently assist.
Yours most sincerely,
Kali Prajita and Prajna Pranab