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posted by [personal profile] dglenn at 05:25am on 2011-11-11

While it's Tommy this, an' Tommy that, an' "Tommy, fall be'ind",
But it's "Please to walk in front, sir", when there's trouble in the wind,
[...]
 
You talk o' better food for us, an' schools, an' fires, an' all:
We'll wait for extry rations if you treat us rational.
Don't mess about the cook-room slops, but prove it to our face
The Widow's Uniform is not the soldier-man's disgrace.
For it's Tommy this, an' Tommy that, an' "Chuck him out, the brute!"
But it's "Saviour of 'is country" when the guns begin to shoot
[...]
     -- Rudyard Kipling, "Tommy"

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posted by (anonymous) at 11:23am on 2011-11-11
And the same applies to law enforcement.
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posted by [personal profile] minoanmiss at 09:38pm on 2011-11-12
Only if you believe they should consider the citizens they police to be enemy combatants. I've had quite enough of police who act like an occupying army, thank you.

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