Just following orders

Superior Orders or the Nurenburg Defence (after the 1945-49 trials of Nazi War Crimes) is not likely a viable defence whether soldier or civilian. If an order is immoral whether given by a general, a councillor, a manager, a politician, a government, or even head of state should be questioned and refused.
Now in 1940’s Germany not following an order would more often than not result in summary execution, in Palestine today a Courts Marshall with a prison term, in the UK civilian police? A reprimand? A written warning? Loss of promotion? Yet still these ‘servants of the people’ obey the most horrible and immoral orders, removing the few belongings from those with nothing, impounding homeless bus to ensure its hidden from view on Royal Vermin Day, to subduing workers and communities, subjugation of the masses to keep those with wealth and power in their place.
To me Constables you have already chose your sides, just remember if a day arrives where you will be judged, you will need a far better defence than ‘it was my job’ or ‘I was just following orders’!
Remember, for we shall!
Jonesy

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Jonesy the Dog of Socialism

I am in my 50's (ok 51), I have life challenges but still continue to be a father, a biker, a socialist and a human being. I fight hate and injustice in any way I can. I am me.

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