While I have not necessarily covered this too much, it is pretty much impossible to ignore the “Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone” or CHAZ (some call it “CHOP” which stands for "Capitol Hill Organized/Occupied Protest"). Without going into too much detail, for those who do not know, communists have basically staged an insurrection at the Capitol Hill in Seattle, Washington, taking over six entire city blocks and declaring it to be a “police-free”, autonomous zone separate from the United States (complete with borders and border patrol, ironically).
Because of the way in which this CHAZ is set up, police cannot actually go in there to do much of anything at all. They are both not allowed to enter the zone by the Mayor and not really capable of going in and out with the concrete barriers that make up the “borders” of the zone. They are not really even allowed to operate all that close to it either, as we will see in a particular instance that I will talk about now.
You see, roughly a week ago, one Mason McDermott apprehended a suspect who was trying to set fire to an auto shop (probably McDermott’s) and McDermott’s father repeatedly called 911 to try and get an officer to take the suspect to jail. However, they were denied assistance a full NINETEEN TIMES.
The suspect, at one point after having been confronted and pinned down by McDermott, attempted to cut him with a box cutter, damaging McDermott’s jeans. And like I said, McDermott’s father tried calling 911 nineteen times and in the final attempt, the dispatcher finally said they wouldn’t be sending anybody.
The McDermotts, out of options for getting justice, decided it would be the safest option to just let the guy go, and they were correct, as a number of people from CHAZ eventually surrounded the McDermotts and demanded the release of the suspect, though they had already released him by that point.
This incident led the McDermotts to consider the important role that police serve to communities. “It could’ve really gotten out of hand,” Mason said. “I think the mayor and governor need to get their act together – because this is beyond a protest.”
Agreed. These people are an insurrecting force, having taken over a good number of blocks and having the possibility to take over more of the city, all at the behest of the cowardly (at best) mayor and governor, who view this as nothing but a positive thing that shouldn’t concern anyone. Meanwhile, a death has been reported in the CHAZ… and the victim was a black man. I could swear there was some sort of reason behind these “protests”. I swear it was something akin to back lies scatter, or slack likes manner. Ah, it’ll come to me.
But this sort of response is only a small preview into what a world without a police presence would be: the mob rules and rules completely. "Justice" is only ever done when the mob decides it has been done. To the mob, defacing and destroying a statue of George Washington is “justice”. To the mob, letting a potential arsonist go without punishment is “justice”. To the mob, heckling business owners and making threats to them if they don’t comply with the mob is “justice.” To the mob, lawlessness is the law of the land and chaos is the accepted and encouraged status quo.
No one is safe, not even people within the mob itself. The funny thing about CHAZ making references to the French Revolution (there is literally a video of someone saying to a crowd: “Does anybody know what happened to the people who did not get on board with the French Revolution?” And the crowd answered: “CHOPPED”), perhaps even believing them to be a sort of revolution, French style, is that even the people who supported and orchestrated the French Revolution got eventually “chopped”.
Robespierre, one of the leaders of the French Revolution, sent over a thousand people to the guillotine during the infamous “Reign of Terror”. He would send people who were just SUSPECTED of being enemies of the revolution, and as soon as any of Robespierre’s confidants began to think “maybe this is too much” and voiced their concerns, they also got executed. The Reign of Terror officially ended with the execution of Robespierre himself. So again, it’s really funny that these people believe themselves to be carrying out a sort of “French Revolution” and that they will execute those who do not adhere to their beliefs (as terrorists tend to do) and yet do not at all expect to be subjected to the same gruesome and unfair rules they set on others.
In any case, this is but a small preview of what it would be like to live in a world entirely devoid of police. You would call 911 and hear nothing on the other end, or simply have no reason to expect assistance of any kind. You would have to take the law into your own hands, if you are brave enough. Either that, or simply let injustice prevail and people go unpunished when they need to be.
Some might look at CHAZ and think it to be a great experiment in self-governance. I do not see it this way at all. People’s natural instinct for self-preservation is to form groups, which often evolve into governments to uphold a set of rules agreed upon by the group. Even the people in CHAZ have talked about setting up a “council” of a black man, black woman and a white woman. People tend to like order, so this is not an experiment in self-governance or no government at all. The mob is the government and what the mob says, goes.
Without some amount of government, enough to enforce the laws that have been set up, we devolve into tribes and mobs that rule with an iron fist. If the mob says you gotta die, then you gonna die. If the mob says that an arsonist must be set free, then they will be set free. This is just how people work. I am a conservative and want as little government as possible, but that doesn’t mean a complete lack of a government, because that is simply not a realistic outcome either way. Again, in order to preserve themselves, people form groups. Those groups grow and evolve to become governments. CHAZ cannot really operate without some form of government, which is why they are setting one up.
Like Ronald Reagan said, the government’s first duty is to protect the people, not run their lives. If the government cannot protect its people, it’s worthless and useless. Some amount of government is necessary and at bare minimum it has to have a police force – which the Left is trying to get rid of nationwide.
What happens when we live in a society without police is nothing short of barbarism and mob rule.
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