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Sun Jul 17, 2016, 06:18 PM

Who thinks the neo-liberals don't want private armies and private police

the same way they are destroying the public schools and everything else that's part of the social good - that was all part of Hayek's dream/our nightmare.

Who do you think has been starving them of resources?

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Reply Who thinks the neo-liberals don't want private armies and private police (Original post)
malaise Jul 2016 OP
rjsquirrel Jul 2016 #1
malaise Jul 2016 #5
rjsquirrel Jul 2016 #6
applegrove Jul 2016 #2
malaise Jul 2016 #3
Igel Jul 2016 #4
applegrove Jul 2016 #7
Shandris Jul 2016 #8
malaise Jul 2016 #9

Response to malaise (Original post)

Sun Jul 17, 2016, 06:22 PM

1. Haven't seen a hyphen used in "neo-liberal"

 

since I left the collective farm and moved to the industrial heartland.

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Response to rjsquirrel (Reply #1)

Sun Jul 17, 2016, 06:32 PM

5. I have

in several texts - both are OK

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Response to malaise (Reply #5)

Sun Jul 17, 2016, 06:35 PM

6. Whatever fits on your placard man

 

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Sun Jul 17, 2016, 06:27 PM

2. Then they can say public police don't work after gutting them.

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Response to applegrove (Reply #2)

Sun Jul 17, 2016, 06:29 PM

3. Same with the teachers and on and on and on n/t

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Sun Jul 17, 2016, 06:30 PM

4. Police funding was gutted?

Not where I live.

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Response to Igel (Reply #4)

Sun Jul 17, 2016, 07:07 PM

7. Starting salary in Dallas for police is $44,000. That is terrible.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Sun Jul 17, 2016, 07:21 PM

8. You seem to be under the illusion that they don't.

 

I suppose that's okay, but it's probably not going to remain healthy for us for much longer to continue believing that particular illusion.

Query: If the Supreme Court has ruled that the police have no duty to defend (and it has, with a very very fine caveat), who do the police 'protect and serve'? If your answer is 'the people', then why are they being shot? Why are so many marching in the streets over them?

The neo-liberals (and yes, I too have seen it spelled out both ways, malaise, although I do visit a huge number of sites most here wouldn't, so it's possible that it's something picked up from them. I hope not.) already have their private armies. One standing and occupying every single city, and the other on the periphery expanding the reach of Imperium. Also, as a side note the schools aren't failing at all. In fact, they're succeeding beyond their WILDEST expectations.

It's just that most of the people still think they're playing a game where the goal is to improve the lot of their lives by electing people who care and by following 'the rules' and still refuse to face the reality of the actual game being played around them. It's like watching a group of people playing a classic game of Go with Monopoly tokens and money, wondering why they keep getting clobbered even though they have stacks of $500 bills.

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Response to Shandris (Reply #8)

Sun Jul 17, 2016, 07:33 PM

9. Illusion?

Look the state has four parts - governmental, administrative, coercive and ideological. The police are very much part of the coercive part.

You are correct re the tension between the people and the police who have been instructed to plunder the poor for the financial shortfall that not taxing the rich has created - all textbook neo-liberal policies.
And schools are failing in poor communities although that is nothing new - it has to be deliberate.

We the people are suckers.

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