Monday, August 13, 2012

Anarcho-Tyranny 101

Anarcho-Tyranny is defined as a situation where the Government harshly enforces excessive punishments on the law abiding while ignoring actual crimes committed by favored classes.  Here's how it's done in Practice, in the People's Republic of Massachusetts.

Tyranny

Massachusetts' gun control laws are famously strict, although the murder rate in Dorchester doesn't suggest that they're effective at preventing gun deaths.  The gun laws aren't aimed at this, although it's the nominal justification.  Rather, they are aimed at disarming the law abiding population.

L'affair TJIC is a particularly egregious example of this, where a Massachusetts resident lost his gun permit because of his exercise of free speech.  Since Massachusetts gun permits are issued at the discretion of the local Police Chief, they can be revoked at any time, for any reason.

I myself nearly ran afoul of those same laws, when an empty .22 case got embedded in my boot tread during a trip to the range.  Since the law makes it a felony for an unlicensed individual to possess "ammunition or ammunition components", it was a good thing that I checked my boots before I left.  While it's unclear whether I would have been prosecuted for having a unreloadable case or not, this would have been at the discretion of the Organs of the State.

The arbitrary nature of the laws is what is proof of the tyrannical nature and presumed intent, to intimidate the law abiding population, or at least put so many ridiculous hurdles in their way that they forgo the exercise of their rights.

Anarchy

Criminals in Massachusetts routinely go unpunished, or receive sentences so light as to be essentially unpunished.  For example, child molestation:
A 45-year-old Ayer man was given 10 years probation and will spend no time in jail after a jury found him guilty of attempting to sexually assault a 19-month-old child.

After a four-day trial last month, a Lowell Superior Court jury found Joseph Sacramone guilty of one count of assault to rape a child...

At his sentencing hearing Monday, prosecutors requested a five-to seven-year state prison sentence, but Judge Janet Kenton-Walker sentenced Sacramone to 10 years probation with conditions.
Attempted child rape gets you zero jail time in the Commonwealth, because Governor Patrick appoints judges who believe - as a philosophical ideal - that the poor dears are oppressed, and so we mustn't judge too harshly.

And lest you think I'm cherry picking my examples, remember the former Marine Dad who caught subdood trying to molest his kid in the restroom, and punched his lights out?  Sumdood never saw the inside of a courthouse (and was in fact an illegal alien; the local Police Chief was astonished when he didn't show up for his Court date).  The Dad, of course, was arrested and charged with assault.

This was the incident when Massachusetts' dumb as a rock Attorney General Martha Coakley said that the State "didn't encourage self-help".

So there you have it, Anarcho-Tyranny 101, brought to you by those Intellectual Giants from Harvard Yard.  Remember, they're smarter than you and me.

Nicer, too.  They helpfully keep reminding us of that.

10 comments:

drjim said...

Sounds more and more like "Great" Britain every day.

Anonymous said...

drjim where do you thing the UK gets it's ideas from, it's the loonies on the left usually from California and they come up with some amazing ideas. That could only have been designed by some person who did way too many drugs in the 60's and the morality and ethics of a weasel.

Old NFO said...

Pathetic... Just sayin... Glad you moved to America!!!

kx59 said...

Describes Holder's inJustice Department perfectly.

Borepatch said...

Old NFO, me too.

kx59, this time it was Massachusetts all by themselves. But yeah, this is coming to the rest of the country if Obama gets his way.

Anonymous said...

Just as well the Gubmn't choose M*cr*s*ft it's the most secure operating system evah to run the dr*n*s on and as an security measure they need to leave the pr*c*ss control machines hooked to the interweb thingy for security's sake. So the Gubmn't can rest safe knowing it has done it's best to protect us all. I can rest easy at night knowing this. Very soundly knowing this, that the future will indeed be rosy.
Who needs John Galt.

Murphy's Law said...

Let's not forget this special treatment for Andrew Sullivan, in Mass., naturally.

http://lagniappeslair.blogspot.com/2010/02/tale-of-two-potheads.html

Ken said...

I think it wants a more descriptive term than anarcho-tyranny, because there decidedly is an archon. The law-abiding would be better off if there were not, in the cases described.

TerriLiGunn said...

I realized this was getting worse here, it's a sign of civilization. Unavoidable, you can only minimize it's amount. Still the leaps and bounds that it is increasing is scary. I've seen just how bad it can get. Some places the local cops are more like a gang then a government body, but then again the various parts of the governments are acting more like gangs every day, it's not just a federal level issue.

TJIC said...

> @Ken:
> I think it wants a more descriptive term than anarcho-tyranny, because there decidedly is an archon. The law-abiding would be better off if there were not, in the cases described.

Wonderfully said.

@TerriLiGunn:
> Some places the local cops are more like a gang then a government body, but then again the various parts of the governments are acting more like gangs every day, it's not just a federal level issue.

Also wonderfully said.