Repairing rule by law and enforcement
The evolving expression of American government seems to be turning to "rule by law and enforcement", as a response to the the prior form of "rule by business feudalism anarchy" that was a carryover from an identity reaction to the Cold War era economic principle in opposition to Communism and had sought to take over the American government ever since back then and found the public weakness in the plush times that the Clinton era had achieved for America which unfortunately produced a nation of "couch potatoes."
Each such extremism expression of governmental rule has its weaknesses, and two of the ones of "rule by law & order" is the lack of padding to forgive some tolerable level of human lack of infallibility; in a system of following the rules, people find they have made mistakes and sometimes coworkers discover those mistakes and keep them stashed away as "things they have on so-and-so" to guarantee their jobs (in the case where the subordinate has "things on the boss";) the counter force to this is the stern and ruthless penalty for "talking."
The movie "It's A Mad Mad World" in its later parts portrayed the play-out of officialdom's hoarded mistakes being used to force a decision, a retirement bonus in that case; and the movie "Untouchables" portrayed the ruthless enforcement of "not talking" when the mobster had his teeth shot out one by one; and of course the meaning of "The Untouchables" itself is involved here, the small subset of law enforcement that could not be swayed by powerful political and business forces.
The other critical weakness of a system of living strictly by the rules, the published written set of "laws," is illustrated by the old wisdom that goes "there are two things you don't want to know for peace of mind, and they are the ingredients of making sausage, and the making of laws." How crippling this system can be is currently illustrated by the law against sale of the essential nutrient L-Tryptophan as a supplement, a substance required for competent mental functioning and is very hard to get in proper ratio in the American diet; and in the law against growing and using hemp, a common native plant including in America throughout history up until it was made illegal due to some irritation about the relatively recent practice of recreational use by some segments of society to temporarily escape some of the pressures of life; yet the hemp plant had been used very beneficially as a sturdy substitute for cotton and wood pulp in the manufacture of durable clothing and paper products and of course the now ridiculed use for making rope, considering the rope was widely used, such as to tie up battleships to piers during WWII, and at that time was the highest strength-to-tensile-weight material known to civilization throughout history; and all cheaply grown and utilized for construction, clothing, writing materials, and the seed an outstandingly balanced nutritional food source. One might think that banning these two example substances, L-Tryptophan and all growth of the hemp plant, would be an action by an enemy force to weaken America; but most likely was just accidental expressions of the failure weaknesses of the law-making process along with deliberate use of those weaknesses by cunning greedy business and political special interest groups; the ploys worked and still do so, sadly for the American people. Ferreting out the real ways those laws got on the books would likely expose powerful special interests to embarrassment or worse, and thus is not likely to happen, sadly. How they could continue to consider those substances, even the "psychoactive weed" part of the hemp plant itself, as worse for the American public than, say the still legal MonoSodium Glutamate, the currently widespread food-craving obesity-inducing additive that also converts to a neurotoxic substance in the body, is quite baffling to this naive Aspie: are they really on the side of the American public? How could they be, I wonder. Big business games, I suppose, preying on the people of this nation, justified by producing maximum dividends to investors, so it is therefore OK to do.
And those laws continue to remain on the books and are currently used as excuses to destroy hemp crops and imprison people, amazing; as well as blocking the inexpensive availability of L-Tryptophane to balance the nutrition needed for adequate sleep and sleep's restoration of the ability to cope with new challenges of the day, thus enabling the sale of vast quantities of expensive sleeping pills and psychiatric drugs; all making lots of money for the perpetrators, while causing incredible aggregate dysfunction to the people of this nation. The admission that they were actually wrongful laws, and that society has committed grievous injury to vast numbers of people, perhaps the entire nation in the case of L-Tryptophan, would have quite scary implications for those responsible; and they being in power, will understandably seek to prevent knowledge of the huge problem, business-as-usual continuing to triumph; whew.
Another aspect is the hordes of enforcers of the rules, ranging from the mobsters silencing squealers, to the gun-waving flame-thrower wielding assaulters of farmers growing hemp plants, possibly are a way to cope with the otherwise unruly large number of men who find their identity in abusing other men to show superiority, a reproductive strategy that has worked from very ancient times.
How to go back and clean out such weaseled-in laws, and to prevent more such wrongful laws from getting on the books, would be very hard; perhaps as difficult as the cleaning up of the proverbial sausage's ingredients; but surely ought to be done somehow, to help the American people and nation.
So employing the innately-abusive type of people as security employees and subjecting them to a life in a hierarchy that attempts to require them to live by "the rules" somewhat brings law and order to that large subset of the population, and fulfills the urges of such individuals to threaten and sometimes visibly carry out, raids on other folks; but supposedly only when the other folks have broken the "laws" somehow.
This urge to assault is also partially controlled by the experiences of teams assaulting other teams by-the-rules, with varying levels of physical bodily violence against other men's bodies required, such as in the hallowed game of football, which also enables tolerable expression of the urge to team-participation plot and act with the sole purpose of preventing success of the opponent team's goals for their success. Unfortunately these conditioned mindsets still have the permissibility to abusively relate to others and to work to prevent others' success, beyond the confines of the football field; hardly a wholesome modality, especially when the nation is struggling as she is now.
Perhaps the enlisting of those instinctively abusively violent men, and some women similarly, into careers that are tolerable to the community, by having the hired ones express their urges in preparation, and occasional carrying-out in direct abuse-by-the-rules nominally against others of their kind who are not in their "team" who have "broken the laws" and thereby are fair game to be hunted down and righteously treated abusively. Effective supervision of such endeavors looks difficult, however, to this Aspie.
Such efforts to control the rule-by-abuse through law enforcement's stalking, spying, harassing, invasion of property, eavesdropping, and finally destruction of property, cornering and imprisoning the opponent if not killing them outright, has a very long history, of course; and if they cannot dig up excuse to assault a targeted person, then by hyping themselves up, they can become so sure of the targetability of the person as to then cunningly salt evidence to frame up the targeted person, to provide excuse for the team to righteously assault.
Getting those kind of folks into teams that attempt to live by a set of rules and rewarding them with paychecks and social position power, and hope it all adequately tames them so they are "off the streets," seems a much better mode than letting them run amok as they otherwise would be doing, such as exemplified by the rein of the mobsters of the American 1920's and the reputed equivalent tragic state of affairs in such places as Ukraine in present time.
The secret system of "who has got what on whom" is apparently an inherent weakness of the form of rule by law-and-enforcement, and its very mention can be done only at grave risk (I have yet to see if I have the courage to post this as a blog entry; and yet, the high quality of America was not created in cowardice;) yet if a whole nation is to be governed that way, then it seems very wise to find some other more hospitable means for acknowledging the occasional goofs each individual makes each day despite diligent efforts to live properly, so as to not have the secret ability to threaten to proclaim the hidden collection of someone's goofs as a way to force favoritism in certain circumstances, which are likely to be similar discovery of the other's goof too. The means to differentiate this from other forms of failures to fully perform one's duties responsibly, ought to be derivable; and if achieved, hopefully would resolve that hidden undercurrent that undermines the conduct of living by the rules at all stations in the country.
Such folks would probably read this solely with an eye for how to discredit, hide and erase its implications to the public; instead of seeking its truth and seeking ways to fix the existing system's weaknesses; since those folks are caught up in their position in the social web, and that is what they do in it.
Fortunately, (or unfortunately) all this perhaps can engage the compulsive game-playing urges of such assaultive-wannabe folks; and so the wise intelligent design and implementation of new rules for the big game might be able to increasingly harmonize the system. Well, one can hope so, anyway.
Most likely no such law-and-order system can be derived that will take the place of understanding, forgiveness and loving support of all others, while this planet of life and living grows. Yet there are some emergent very inexpensive and simple ways for each individual to clear out the embossed psyche energy of abuse in oneself, along with lots of other internally disruptive energetic patterns too; for example, the "Emotional Freedom Technique or EFT" that look like they could fix much of the problem at its root cause; but they have to be adequately used to be effective; and also are unlikely to become widely used quickly enough to help the nation through the present crisis, since it would be seen as undercutting the way-things-are that is so necessary for business-as-usual that is providing such plush times for the powerful who have their identity partially in the abuse-excuse-by-the-rule's results.
In the meantime, we continue to need, as a people, to create the goods and services that are needed by us all; and need to utilize the existing business-political structures insofar as possible to get it all done as efficiently and comfortably as possible for all.