Don't Talk to Pigs!

Introduction

What's this about? It's about the subject of policing and dealing with "civil" and "religious" "authority." This subject will be uncomfortable for many, especially Christians. Christians in my country, which is the United States, are very patriotic and sentimental towards police officers because they're under the impression that the police are here to protect and serve us, the citizens.

But the reality is that they don't. The police serve to protect the interests of The State. They hate you and don't understand your rights.[*] Here are some interesting facts found in a Forbes article related to public trust in our "heroes":

Key Facts

The Post-ABC poll, which surveyed over 1,000 U.S. adults between January 27 and February 1, finds only 39% of those surveyed are confident police are properly trained to use excessive force.

This is the lowest level of confidence in police training the Post-ABC poll has ever recorded, down 5% from 2021 and 15% from the first survey in 2014.

A 2022 Gallup poll found 45% of surveyed American adults are confident in the police, down 3% points from the previous low of 48% following George Floyd’s murder in 2020.

The same poll found only 30% of non-white Americans surveyed have “a great deal” or “quite a lot of confidence” in the police, compared to 53% of white Americans polled.

Confidence in the police has fallen among Black and White people surveyed since 2010, but the difference in confidence by race is growing, from an average difference of 25 percentage points from 1993-2013 to 30 points from 2014-2019.

Black and white people surveyed diverged most sharply in 2020–37 percentage points–after Floyd’s death, with 19% of Black Americans expressing confidence in police compared to 56% of white Americans.

Let me just say that as a white man (not that race matters), I have a very healthy and reasonable distrust of the cops. Why should I trust them?

Cops and Priests (swine and dogs) Killed Jesus

Jesus was killed, for all intents and purposes, by The State and The Church. While being persecuted by the priests and cops, he didn't violently resist. One thing he told us to do was exercise what we now call our "fifth amendment." Jesus taught us, "Don't talk to Dogs and Pigs." (Really this principle can apply to any government and church "official.")

Prophecy:

Isaiah 53:7:
"He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth."

Command:
Matthew 7:6:
"Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you."

Fulfillment of the prophecy and obedience to the command that his Father taught him:

Matthew 27:12-14:
"And when he was accused of the chief priests and elders, he answered nothing. Then said Pilate unto him, Hearest thou not how many things they witness against thee? And he answered him to never a word; insomuch that the governor marvelled greatly."

Mark 15:3-5:
"And the chief priests accused him of many things: but he answered nothing. And Pilate asked him again, saying, Answerest thou nothing? behold how many things they witness against thee. But Jesus yet answered nothing; so that Pilate marvelled."

John 19:9-10:
"And went again into the judgment hall, and saith unto Jesus, Whence art thou? But Jesus gave him no answer. Then saith Pilate unto him, Speakest thou not unto me? knowest thou not that I have power to crucify thee, and have power to release thee?"

Matthew 26:63:
"But Jesus held his peace. And the high priest answered and said unto him, I adjure thee by the living God, that thou tell us whether thou be the Christ, the Son of God."

Mark 14:60-61:
"And the high priest stood up in the midst, and asked Jesus, saying, Answerest thou nothing? what is it which these witness against thee? But he held his peace, and answered nothing. Again the high priest asked him, and said unto him, Art thou the Christ, the Son of the Blessed?"

Conclusion: The Example Unpacked

Many will object and wonder if I'm suggesting that we make no effort at communication with these people who desperately need the Gospel. This isn't the case at all. What should be obvious is that there is a point when you stop talking--despite their threats. Because we love our neighbor and enemy, we do well to peacefully communicate to everyone when possible. But if you're exercising your rights, and The Police, or State, or Church, or Pastors want to hinder you, you're obligated to disobey. And one way is to not speak. You simply don't have to answer questions. Use wisdom when dealing with theses people, especially in such dire situations as "detainment" and "arrest" or "court appearances." But always follow Jesus' example: be peaceful; be respectful as possible; face their threats of violence. In short, let the Dogs and Pigs rend you. When it's to that point in the interaction, you must suffer how Jesus did. The reward will come later.

This is the example Jesus gave us.

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[*] Visit my [new] Youtube playlist "Pork Is Unclean" documenting police abuse and tyranny. Please understand that I'll be updating the content on that playlist regularly.