Monday, 11 July 2011

Policing and Security interests

Moving away from social issues in a financial prosperity sense to social issues in the sense of security; national security mainly, which infers a degree of international security where international security is distinct. The mainstay of a nations internal security comes in the form of a Police force and their network of intelligence gatherers so called informants and under-cover officers. Whilst it is apparent that some nations have less of a problem with crime than others (and those countries are of a socialist inclination as opposed to capitalist!), it no less apparent that all nations have to some extent a degree of criminality in their population. Sometimes more white collar crime than blue collar but in most instances, especially with the rise of illicit drugs, blue collar crime predominates.

How a Police force goes about dealing with the menace of blue collar crime and illicit drug distribution is going to be the mainstay of this argument and where such crime enters into terrorism i.e. drug cartels funding terrorism, a brief synopses is given.

Narcotics have been a menace to society since at least the 1980's and the mass import of cocaine which gave incentive to criminals who were otherwise subsidising their incomes with marijuana distribution to become focussed on the highly lucrative Class A market (cocaine, heroin and ecstasy). The profits from such endeavours have made not a few criminals very influential not least in the underworld but also in the straight as a lace general population. This is most evident in America where crime families have taken a major interest in the corporate lifestyle.

Although it is evident that much is being done by the authorities to counter and eliminate the criminal element in society since the mass import of cocaine and the proliferation of Class A across the world, it seems to me that the tactics that have been deployed are obtuse and counter intuitive. Intelligence led Policing is obviously the only way in which there is going to be any success however it does not appear to me to be a truth that is self-evident that capitalism without rules to promote order is realistic, or indeed advisable. By this I mean to say that allowing criminals to become informers whilst turning a blind eye to their criminal activities whilst being productive in one sense i.e. the prosecution for criminal offences, it is extremely counter productive as well in that the mentality of such criminals, a Judas mentality in actual fact (note: such is not identical to a devil mentality, which would be an improvement), spreads like wildfire in the lower echelons of society where such people can be the alpha males and role models of the populace, right up into the establishment, where such a Judas mentality is at first viewed mockingly in humour then, once constructs are added to the psyche, becomes a prejudice that tears the fabric of good governance asunder albeit piece by piece and apparently by stealth - surely it is in the interests of the establishment to keep such improprieties secret (even from themselves!). What happens in all eventuality is that society ends up being run "from the bottom up" and because of moral and materiel corruption a nation, and then nations, become bankrupt and dissociated, that is to say pathologically insane on one count, capable of the most shocking and murderous activities.

To add further weight to my contention that there is an ill in the way security is being addressed I want to make reference to a conclusion drawn by ecologist, biologist and author Lyall Watson who suggests in regards to natures habitat that:-

"1. Good things get to be bad if they are displaced, taken out of context or removed from their locus".

Clearly this has relevance to the modern phenomenon of mass migration in the world and globalisation. Terrorism in the UK being a prime example.

"2. Good things get to be very bad if there are too few or too many of them."

Clearly this has relevance to a 'Police state' or at least a state where Police informers out number criminals in the classical sense.

"3. Good things get really rotten if they cannot relate to each other properly and their degree of association is impoverished."

This is what happens in a society that identifies with its shadow. What is good is forsaken illness follows and people then become at a loss to understand each other.

Lyall Watson goes on to make another valid point to my argument which is as follows, "Lying is merely the most obvious way of cheating in a social situation, and so common that it must be seen as universal.... Yet it only exists because 'honesty' already forms part of the same system. Deception cannot work unless it is a rare variant of an honest response". We can adapt this sentiment to reflect on our Police informant paradime the inference that can and should be taken being that if informants are not a rarity, the game is up, and the flow of information is compromised as to good outcomes. What can happen in consequence is that crime becomes the norm amongst those charged with fighting crime!

Whilst it may appear to be ridiculous what needs to be done in the capitalist domain in actual fact is to accept that criminality will occur and indeed allow it to occur to some extent. If life is a conundrum of circumstance and opportunity (if life gives you melons make lemonade!!) and more to the point life is far from perfect (at least for now), surely it is only too apparent that not all citizens will be leading "the good life" but of course that is the objective - for most criminals as well. Whilst allowing criminality to some extent terrorism is in some part excluded because no one likes a Judas and in today's climate of state sponsored terrorism this is all the most prolific terrorists amount to; Judas's. Besides moral exclusion and as unfortunate as it may sound one must also take into account that terrorists do not have a monopoly on violence.

There is then the issue of how does one prevent the criminal underworld from becoming so powerful that society is influenced in another way - not by corruption of public morals caused by the Police informant paradime, but by a nation led by the temptation of the devil! It seems to me that in answer one should propose that crime is still policed (but not run!) with informants and undercover operatives however informants should be kept on a tight leash and moreover punitively pursued for the crimes that they commit, on a periodic basis. Major criminals should be harassed and pursued in the normal manner only with an eye on the bigger picture. There should be a shelf life for such major criminals before the full weight of the law is sent in to close them down, in such a way is one able to prevent an explosion of the underbelly in society into mainstream society.

Respect is the name of the game is these difficult times, and certainly never corruption.

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