In colonial India, China under the East India Company and in other militarily defeated regions of the Ottoman Empire, there were two kinds of law after the Capitulations.(link) Foreign occupiers decreed their own sovereign, qualified or even unqualified immunity from the primitive laws of the unwashed subject races. The King of England, once he’d been declared as infallible as the Pope of Rome, could not be sued for cruelty, injustice, expropriations, murder, rape, torture or unmentionable affronts. After all, the premise itself made it logically silly to allow the courts to waste time prosecuting lawsuits already frivolous by definition.
Another, no less logical consequence of this was that British imperial policeman Eric Arthur Blair considered it a perfectly natural thing to raise and lay about himself a stick expressly designed for the purpose of beating human beings into submission–casually and routinely clearing his path through crowded railway stations and street markets. These were the heady Burmese Days of the 1920s.(link)
Officials less sensitive, concerned and aware than the future George Orwell doubtless delighted in even more brutal methods of clearing a path through the riffraff. In fact, it was probably Orwell’s ironic reference to Acting Brigadier-General Reginald Dyer, the “Hero of Amritsar”–who in those days was as infamous as American Lieutenant William Calley of My Lai Massacre fame–that got one of Orwell’s books banned during WW2.(link) Dyer ordered his troop to fire on unarmed “colored” civilians as if at an Atlanta Wendy’s, causing some 1600 casualties, a third of whom died. Unequal treaties eased the White Man’s Burden in that their extraterritoriality clauses protected them from liability for crimes in “native” courts. It was One Law for Thee, Another for Me. (link)
But that was long ago, before Socialist progress brought us the Ukraine famines, Siberian gulags, National Socialist death camps and Cambodian killing fields. Civilized America now grants Imperial style immunity to militarized police forces packed with violent, unionized, racial collectivists. Giving them free reign to shoot people in the back or break down doors to shoot us in our sleep over suspicion of plant leaves has brought results surprising only to the Imperial Kleptocracy.
Recent riots wouldn’t even be surprising if the Kleptocracy could manage to censor the information out of existence the way the British Empire did George Orwell’s book “Burmese Days.” Instead of the memory hole or a gentleman’s agreement that the news “wouldn’t serve any real purpose,” we are instead subjected to jamming by noise in the form of fake news and propaganda, most of it unverifiable. Yet the principle hasn’t changed: One Law for Thee, Another for Me. All men are equal, but Kleptocracy minions with service pistols are more equal than others.(link)
The difference in America, however, is that the Bill of Rights ensures individuals (and state/national militia) the right to keep and bear arms–up to and including nuclear-tipped antimissile defenses. Flailing your way with a stick through a crowd of Americans is an altogether different proposition from doing that to natives legally disarmed by His Majesty’s or Kristallnacht gun laws. If police union masterminds understood this distinction clearly, they would lobby less for asset forfeiture and more for repeal of prohibition laws–lest the little people they exploit for bribes and protection money find a way to replace them… with unexpected suddenness.
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Brazilian Sci-fi from 1926 featuring the usual beautiful daughter of a scientist touting prohibition and racial collectivism in America’s Black President 2228 by Monteiro Lobato, translated by J Henry Phillips (link)