If you think all you're hearing in the media is “Wah!” you’re not alone. It appears, when life gets tough, and fails to go thier way, 2020's human adult is content on throwing a fit. We’ve slowly descended to the proverbial cry-baby hell on earth. Let's examine a few examples: Many forgot about 2011 when the one-percent, corporate villains controlled our lives. This narrative caused the 99%-ers to occupy public spaces in order to visually vent their inane frustrations. We were right to ignore them.
Following that nonsense was the desperate plea to discontinue the use of plastic straws. We were told this .42 grams of fish-killing menace was damaging our climate! Failure to discontinue their usage would cause the planet’s demise in nine years. Oh the humanity.
The mob panic has become so bad recently, the justice warrior citizen now complains to the police when others a fail to social distance. “They don’t appear to be from the same family-and they’re playing soccer!” one woman told me. My sarcastic eye-roll seemed to ignite her inner child because she stomped off muttering something about my indifference. (I'm going to spare you the current, anti-police elephant in the room that seems to poke his head up every four years or-so).
In this war for humanity there is no neutrality. If the movement makers are to be believed, you are either on one side or the other. You are either with us or against us. But is that right? Are there Americans who support racial and societal justice but don’t subscribe to demonizing and defunding the police? Well, if you’re reading this then you are one. You obtain a quality that is quickly vanishing in our country: an open mind. You’re someone who is willing to take information, evaluate it and make informed decisions based on facts, experiences and your apperceptive base. But according to the leader of the newest movement, if you’re not willing to stand in the center of town holding a black and white sign declaring your unwavering support, you are a racist.
In order to be accepted in today's millennium world you’re not allowed to shut your mouth and cheer from the sidelines. You need to publicly support the winning team. Just sitting back and listening is the racial equivalent of being the Grand Cyclops of the defunct Ku Klux Klan. Your silence is equal to damaging property or another's person’s face. You are the problem.
But do you know what isn’t violence? An outward attack on a person or property in the name of social justice is now an approved response in today's adult tantrum. So do it...your T.V. told you to.
Hey, Police agencies: you thought you had recruitment problems before? How about adding nonstop police riots, independent review boards announced by the New York Attorney General even BEFORE they made any looting arrests and nonstop abuse from average everyday citizens? That seems like an unpleasant environment for a human. What’s worse, are those who currently are police officers packing up their lockers and heading for the exit after this is over. Good luck with all that recruitment stuff.
In my book Abolish the Police I discussed recruitment issues facing law enforcement agencies long before a crooked Minneapolis cop murdered an innocent man:
When candidates apply to become police officers, the community hopes to get the best members of the community. Unfortunately, due to the anti-police rhetoric being spun by community and political leaders, it appears communities are just getting warm bodies to fill vacancies. I predict police departments will begin to shrink as the recruitment pool grows even more shallow. With smaller police departments comes a reallocation of resources. Specialized units, such as community outreach programs will be liquidated as officers will be specifically tasked with law enforcement duties. Hence, quality of life complaints will go unheeded. Gone are the days of police officers responding to parking complaints, dogs off leashes, fire alarms, medical emergencies and conducting building checks. The role of the police officer is reduced out of areas that are either unrelated or beyond the reasonable scope of their duties.
This is the future of policing in America. I, for one, welcome the change. Police departments have been overpriced conglomerates who seek only to violate the rights of others. Several local elected officials in Massachusetts have called for leaner police departments and to defund them altogether. This is the very essence of my book Abolish the Police.
So for every hard working citizen of the United States who is decent and follows the rules, you’re essentially on your own. Sorry.
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