A recruitment pitch made earlier this week by the Manchester Police Outfit touted qualified immunity as a job perk. Qualified immunity being the legalese that says that some people (those with badges) are not to be held accountable for their actions unless their counterparts in legaland deem it so.
Unsurprisingly this post received a lot of attention. And, in keeping with police protocols to limit transparency, it was quickly deleted.
In a follow-up, the the top-dog of the Manchester Police outfit Allen Aldenberg voiced platitudes: “This post was not the place to mention qualified immunity.” Why not? Is it that Aldenberg is against qualified immunity, as asked by commenter Justin O’Donnell?
I don’t think so. Nowhere has Aldenberg questioned the “qualified immunity” guise. So again, if qualified immunity is indeed claimed, why does Aldenberg say that it should not be mentioned in a job pitch?
Aldenberg is motivated to mitigate any discussion around qualified immunity. He does not want us to think about it, because he knows it will only make us realize the utter lack of accountability to which he and his band of cohorts adhere. Aldenberg knows that perception is critical, that unthinking faith in their outfit is necessary to perpetuate their charade.
As Ben Stone wrote in SEDITION, SUBVERSION & SABOTAGE:
So long as the evidence seems to support the State’s narrative, the believers have no reason to question their faith. But when the system fails and fails again in spite of the State’s efforts and promises, faith can be shaken. This is the single largest flaw in the armor of the State; it can’t provide what it promises.
So, in some small way, I guess a “Thanks!” is due to Aldenberg for causing many thousands of individuals to be more aware of the double standard he and his accomplices claim, and thusly, further making their coercive institutions less relevant.