I'm making this note to clarify on something from my last note. I don't hate all police. I think we need police. However, my problem is with the police as they currently stand. As a communist, I believe that as long as we live in a statist society, we will need police. The thing is, police are supposedly obligated to serve and protect the people...contrary to common belief, it seems, the police only serve and protect the interests of the rich. Police powers seem to go to the highest bidder. The police do not at all act within democratic process; they do as they are ordered by the bourgeoisie without question.
The police should serve and protect the people in a democratic manner. The interests of the police should be synonymous with the interests of the people. However, no matter what the people want, the police will still line up in those fucking rows to block tens of thousands of people who want change...to block them from going up to those 20 dictators and stopping their downright horrific plans. The police are biting the hand that feeds them and contributing to their own suffering as the plans of the G20 unfold. I used to think that police are people too, but...I don't see it anymore. I can't see those armor-clad thugs as human anymore. I can only see them as mindless tools of the state who will do what is ordered regardless of what those orders actually are.
In summary, I think we need police. The police should protect and serve the people in a democratic manner; then and only then, would the police truly be the heroes that the right-wing propaganda says they are. Police as they stand today are hired thugs with no minds of their own, whose loyalty is to the wealthy minority and not the majority. It has never been clearer that there is no democracy here. We are slowly slipping into fascism, and it is up to the people to continue protesting to prevent it. Once the populace is educated and aware...maybe then we'll have a chance to be free. Maybe then we can revolutionize. Maybe then we can have police who we can shake hands with in the street and love as our brothers and sisters in humanity. Maybe then we can have police who are of the people.