It's about damn time...Submitted by atlasdaddy on Tue, 09/03/2013 - 15:22
I'll be upfront and honest with anyone who reads this. It won't be nice, sweat, pretty, or tied up in a nice little bow at the end for you. I'll not sugar coat my opinion nor will I attempt to lighten the mood with a joke or two. With that said, here goes...
I've just finished watching a video on YouTube called, "Female Veteran Arrested and Brutalized After No War With Syria Rally". Above all else, the thing that bothers me the most is not how the lady was treated nor how the police were behaving. It was not what she was standing up for or what the police were trying to do. It was in fact the camera man. Yes, the camera man, as well as ALL OF THE ONLOOKERS just standing around. Yup, just standing around.
This is what I see as the problem. We as a society have been trained and conditioned to just stand by and allow these things to happen. " Oh, I better not get involved or I may go to jail too.". This type of mentality is what is killing us. It is absolutely destroying us. We as a people now live in a society where instinctively we know that absolutely NO ONE has got our back and that we are all alone in this. We as a society have absolutely no problem with watching a fellow citizen, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, or religious beliefs, being thrown to the ground and for lack of a better word, raped by sometimes as little as 4 or 5 people all the while 40 or 50 people stand and watch. 40 OR 50!!! Do you follow me!?! Do you get it?!?
How is that ok? How is it ok for someone to use the excuse of a camera as justification to stand by and do nothing of real importance in the then and there?
Let me put it this way. What would George Washington have done if he where there? What would General Patton have done? Hell, what would John Wayne have done? Your right, they all would have cowered behind a camera or walked around shaking their heads in disgust at how mean and nasty the police are instead of getting involved. LOL!
It is my opinion, and only mine I'm sure, that the real problem here is the lack of real heroes. Those that would stand up for someone who was UN-able to stand up on their own. Those that would put their life in harms way to defend this lady. Those that would be willing to go to jail with her if only to make the point that she was not alone. Those that would stand up to the police with measured force and say, " No! This far. No further."
I make this promise to anyone who cares. If I ever see this sort of thing happening and I still have air in my lungs, you can bet your butt, I'll put the camera down. How bout you?
P.S. watch this video if your still a little in the dark about what I was saying.