Thursday, March 2, 2017

Chicago Travel Money

You used to be able to hand over $20 with your license and registration when you got pulled over in Chicago, and that was it for the traffic stop: license and registration returned with a warning after a walk to the patrol vehicle, no mark on the record, and you kept a few twenties in the glove compartment as the cost of doing business. In theory, it worked lots of other places too, but Chicago was notorious not only for the comparatively cheap price (even then), but for the brusqueness and habituality of the exchange. It was unfair, but it was honestly unfair, in the sense that cops were just trying to do their jobs, and giving them $20 per stop was a decent way to speed up the general process of extortion when they were being forced to perform traffic duty anyway, pad police incomes (often deservedly--a lot of this happened when police unions were officially weaker, controlled by subsidiary criminal organizations ("the mob") instead of globe-spanning ones ("the government"), and patrolmen were receiving crappier and less-reliable recompense for making American metropolises safer on paper. The beauty of the older exchange was the cooperation between cop and community, wherein the cop, by accepting a bribe far too low to be worth risking his career over, acknowledged to the citizen the stupidity of the law he was being asked to enforce, and the citizen correspondingly acknowledged his respect for the officer for not shoving him through the system the way he was being told to do by the comptroller's goons.

(Interesting urban legend note: the cop fondness for donuts arises out of the WW2-era traffic stop, since frequenting coffee places allowed cops to plausibly claim they carried cash "to pay for coffee and stuff" and not because they were gathering it from traffic stops; also, laundering-wise, paying for stuff with cash, besides a plethora of other benefits, helped keep the unofficial income stay unofficial. This is why cops used to have better community relations--stop at the pawnshop, buy a TV or an armchair or a ring for the wife with cash, and suddenly there's no need for a $7.1 million community outreach program [generated from property taxes on the business owner] to find out who's been selling hot stuff lately. Another interesting note for race-realists is that this policy of "cash up front right now and then take off" was better at keeping violent roving morons in their own hoods than is picking them up, giving them a place to sleep, and scheduling them for a future trial date, since an expectancy of twenty dollars right now affects the behavior of high-time-preference individuals more than what are, to such individuals, hypothetical future interactions with a magistrate.)

The head highwaymen put an official stop to the practice, effective enough that, nowadays, you can't really do it anymore; it affects the cash-hoard of the higher-ups, as gathered from official ticket processors, significantly enough that they cut salaries and benefits in retribution against the actual-cops, and waste millions on consulting firms to "analyze traffic stops" (harass actual cops [as contrasted from administrators] through video-watching courses) until revenue for the branch of the Bank ("local government") goes up to where it should be.

Before the police became tacit enforcers of political correctness, they had to have their honor broken and scattered and be made into sellouts in some more primal ways, and one of the very first ways--nearly as significant as turning them into home-invaders for the school system via exploiting Sheriffs' offices for property-tax auctions--was in deputizing them to kickback to local development kingpins (via state and federal "highway funds") and pay their own salaries by robbing travelers. People take it for granted nowadays that all peace officers in their community are extensions of the Internal Revenue Service, the local school board, and real estate developers, but it wasn't always that way. Similarly, the new respect for cops being fostered by predictable anti-BLM reactions--which WLM movements are, needless to say, funded and scripted by the same essential sources as La Raza, Black Lives Matter, and similar patronizing and indulgent fluffery--is meant to provide a localized historical narrative, taking it for granted that all local safety officers are meant to be carrying the community's banner of legitimized robbery in exchange for protection. The "traditionalists" who correspondingly revere police are, yet again, anything but traditional; rather, they're role-playing a tiny modern slice of (mis)understanding of what "the law" is and was meant to be, cheering on their own loss of freedom one generation removed.

Prior to communal security forces being turned into roving bands of robbers, communities managed to be not only segregated, but safer and cleaner and healthier (vibrant areas notwithstanding), without the derivative employment of lifesavers needing to steal to survive. Standing armies, standing sub-armies, income taxes, property taxes, sales taxes, et cetera, existed and exist only as derivatives of the local central bank (sic), ergo attempts to legitimize them or their bagmen as traditional or conservative in any way--a laugh, considering they can't even get paid without robbery and extortion--will ultimately fail inasmuch as they will reaffirm earlier versions of the invasion. Whether or not the officer shoots Tyrone upon crossing the tracks, he will divest Jimmy and Jenny of more money than Tyrone was planning to take anyway, and unlike Tyrone, the officer comes twice a year, monitors the roadways, and cannot be resisted by concarry.

Liberals, in some sense, understood (understand?) this concept: the police are enforcers of existing wrongness. Whether or not the "liberals" as you call or think of them are right or wrong about what is or isn't a social or individual "wrong," they tend to recognize that the police are an integral part of any such wrong, ergo their systematic understanding is in some ways superior. Conservatives, though, have been so easily misled by staged dichotomies that they're coming--in appropriate Cathedralizing of the System's perspective--to see the police as allies, despite the past several decades of the police being the actual, not-theoretical, completely gung-ho enforcers of deseg, AA, state-subsidized poopdick marching, teachers' unions, NFA transfer paperwork, war on poverty, war on drugs, AFFH, et cetera. That's a side effect of centralized management, intended by the Bank: once every core sin is linked by expansive subsidiary enforcement, all lawmen are accepting responsibility not for protecting their people and/or communities, but for carrying out every delegated and correlated federalized task. Lawmen are, regardless of their personal beliefs, representatives of the Swamp. Getting them to be seen as something else--as allies of the people, rather than as thieves who only rob when they have overwhelming backup--was a fiendishly clever successful move by the Bank, much as playing upon ancestral notions of soldiers turned the modern Zionist enforcer into an imaginary hedge against the neoliberalism to which he has committed his body and soul.

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