Friends have complained, society is being controlled by the imposition of martial law. While living in western nations, under constant surveillance, I certainly understand what these friends perceive. Yet I find their definition is misfired at people who protect freedom.
Martial law is rule by military forces. Police detect crime. And Politicians rule what is criminal. Politics determines what crimes, if any, have been committed. Thus, police are politicians’ muscle.
In the United States the Politic is supposed to be representative of the people. Yet the Politic has militarized the police force. So today we live under Po-litical and Po-lice rule, not martial law. Perhaps I’m not always the best with words so let me show you some contrast.
Two pictures of four posted including the header contain soldiers. They are dressed in fatigues. The other two photos are police. They bear the word police. See if you can find the photo Politicians call terrorists. It’s unbelievable!
So what’s wrong with calling a militarized police state martial law?
It’s not martial law, the police have been militarized. There is a difference. But if I point out all the differences then actors might change their roles and police will start wearing fatigues, terrorists will start flashing peace signs; the people and their politicians will still confuse them.
View it this way: The line between military and police is the locations they’ve slept. Cops sleep at home while soldiers sleep in conflict. Look at all four pirctures again. We don’t really live by marital law. We’re residing in a Political Mobocracy controlled by police. Welcome to the party.