20 Years of Law Enforcement (some in the Border Patrol) with zero complaints of excessive force and one accommodation for showing restraint among other accolades and my boss decides that I might be a danger to public safety upon my retirement due to my training. Funny thing, they’re the ones that trained me. Pissed off the wrong people.
I thought that I would keep with my prior post and try and relate relatable quotes from the bible to todays endemic of stupidity….. Have you ever read revelations. If you want the bejesus, no pun intended, scared out of you, or maybe into you, you can watch The exorcist or you can read Revelations. I think that guy that wrote Revelations must have been a great ancestor of Stephen King. It’s some scary stuff. This blarticle is about courage. The courage of good people and the dispassionate and glacial ease of how some people allow other people to get away with what is obviously wrong so as not to confront them or not to suffer their scorn. That was a whole lot of thesaurus in that sentence. Now, courage is not fighting with weapons and fists but it can be not fighting with weapons and fists, I’m just saying… Mother Teresa never picked up an AR-15 and she was one of the most courageous women ever to live. Guns don’t make you courageous like beers don’t make you Sugar Ray Robinson, they just give you that allusion or make you think you are those things. Courage is doing the right thing when the time comes, standing up not only for yourself but for your fellow good person, I have chosen to divide people into two races… Good and bad, but not irredeemable, no one is irredeemable unless they choose to be that way.
Now, how does this relate to today… no effing clue… its Revelation that have not yet been revealed. I’m going to be on the look out for some massive volcanoes to blow. But I thought is was a good subject and fine recipe for making it through tough times… a pinch of courage with a bunch of understanding and top it off with a delicious morsel of Love…. blahhhhhhhh. Just threw up in my mouth a little bit. Nevertheless, don’t know why it’s so hard for us hombres to write and say that, it is ultimately a true recipe. I really sound like a fucking wuss. Anyway, for those that are faithless (faith can be in the law, or any faith, or just humankind, just anything other than yourself) the detestable (is that people that lost their sense of taste because man, that would be fucked up to go to hell because of COVID, I hope not), the sexually immoral (yikes, a ton of those), sorcerers (David Copperfield??? no right? maybe the ones that think they practice magic, apple eyephones?) idolaters, and all liars (Madre, I did eat the last pastry and, well, City Tavern). This lake of fire, I’m wondering if they are going to have any barbecue pits, I hope never to find out, but it sounds like a really bad place where you might need a bunch of Coppertone 1,000,000. Do you think that Stephen King’s great ancestor means the sun or a star, because there are bunch of those out there. I mean, I touched a stove once, and that hurt like the dickens, I can’t imagine sunbathing on the Sun, that shit must hurt. So, stop being cowards and if you can’t say the truth don’t say anything at all. For all those going through tough times, stay true to yourself and you’ll make it through. This blarticle is dedicated to my abuelo, a religious fella, may he Rest with the Angels. (Not the Los Angeles team, the holy ones)
I would like to start by leading us in prayer… forgive us oh lord because my blarticle just might be blasphemous. We enter the light because I forgot to turn off the switch last night before I went to sleep. It is through your divine power that nuclear reactors work, amen. I’m not really all that good at prayers. I’m not poking fun at the omnipotent one and crossing my fingers that the almighty has a sense of humor (I mean for the aforementioned names sake, the lord invented humor), I really do suck at prayers and it seems that my narcolepsy hits me harder during church than any other time in my life so I might be mixing up my science with my theology, is that scientology???. That being said, I do like taking some scripture and see if it can apply to todays nonsensical world. While some of it may be a stretch and I couldn’t find anything about electrical vehicles in the good book, I do see some that are relatable.
The devil knows the good book better than you and will confuse you. A lot like when Jesus was on Mount of Temptation and couldn’t find his way back to the campfire for 40 days, with the devil whispering in his ear, well, the way I see it is, criminals know the law better than you and will use their knowledge of it and try and whisper things in your ear to take advantage of you. That, in all its glory, is true. The people that are the biggest swindlers and criminals are the ones that know the law the best. They know the law like the back of their hand, to the last little detail of every follicle. They know what they can do and what they can get away with and where they are protected and test the waters constantly of our legal system, blessed be the Supreme Court and Congressional Laws. That is not to say that everyone that knows the law really well is a criminal or that everyone that knows their scripture is evil but the evilest and most hardened criminals generally know their law and scripture. Oddly enough, during the crusades, they were one and the same and their biggest weapon is always confusion and chaos.
Funny, huh. How evil whispers in you ear then and now…. How a book that is over 2000 years old could be so on the money….. maybe it’s just a coincidence.
I’m not going to go into the whole story but unless they pushed him in, there is very little they could have done to save him. Lifeguards go through some intense training to learn how to to do water rescues and sometimes they get drowned, it hasn’t happened in a long time, by the people they are trying to save. Not any one person, in their right mind, unless they were trained in water rescue had a good chance of saving him. I understand the human aspect of this story and that people sometimes think that police officers are something else other than human, that they should be able to leap tall buildings in a single bound, but they can’t. I get the sympathetic feelings that overwhelm you just thinking about this poor guy drowning and that somebody should have helped, but that’s not realistic. Chances are, the officer would have drowned with him. I also get the possible accountability feature of that story, but there is no there ..there for what happened here. A man, for whatever reason, lost his life when he felt like going for a swim. I feel bad for his family and the loss they must feel. The officers are not responsible for that. Police officers are there to prevent crimes and to make arrests when a crime occurs, not to save people from themselves.
I write a blog and the only thing massive about my blog is the amount of space the pics I download to put on my blarticles take up on my hard drive. It’s crazy, I know I can delete them but I like to re-use some of them and I like to keep some for posterity, my posterity obviously, not historical posterity, which I’m sure my blog will not be a blip in. But I like to vent and this is my method… blarticling, a combination of blog, article and just plain old blahhh… due to the content and educational substance in it, or lack thereof. It also allows me to put my point of view out there, just in case, when the aliens get here and enslave us, they ask me what were my point of views on certain subjects. Of course I’m talking Martians not illegal aliens, I’m not crazy. It isn’t massive in the same way that a bodega isn’t massive compared to Walmart and if you say what bodega, or maybe you’re saying “what is a bodega”, then I say exactly. Now that I thoroughly confused you, I’m talking about mass media, i.e. Internet, television, radio, newspapers and magazines, ha, I just got that off of the picture. Mass media creating mass hysteria. To think about how important of a factor mass media is you have to travel way back in time, to 2015… wait that doesn’t sound right… let me check the internet.. ahhh, 1215, June 15th, 1215 to be exact. What happened that day, the signing of the Magna Carta, what is a Magna Carta you ask, and you might be, I had to, it’s a document guaranteeing English political liberties that was drafted at Runnymede, a meadow by the River Thames, and signed by King John on June 15, 1215, under pressure from his rebellious barons, or that is what we’re told. Now, why would mass media have anything to do with the signing of the Magna Carta, a legal document that is the basis for our constitutional foundation, because it wasn’t the Barons (just people with money back then) or the land owners or the King that wanted that document, it was the people, what the nobleman (Barons) called the peasants. It was also the French that brought the Magna Carta into fruition, how you might wonder or you may not and just want me to get to the point, the French attacked England and they, the people, told the noble numbnuts that they weren’t going to fight unless they hashed out some details. Those details are all in the Magna Carta but the land owners and Barons, who controlled the printing presses, wrote, in mass media, that it was their idea. They had the least to do with it. Do you think that these rich people all of a sudden had a change a heart and said, man I really want to pay these people a proper wage and I want to live less rich or also known as poorer or do you think that they wanted, all of a sudden, to give the right to the people to bring them to court for anything, no. The deal was struck by, what we’ll call the first organized union (United farmers and peasants of England) and the King, the nobles opposed it until they realized that the first strike was happening and they were about to lose everything. Even though, through mass media (see how its in bold, its important), in history, and because they controlled all the printing presses and the King just said fuck it, write what you want, it was these fucking losers that came out looking like the saviors of England and the creators of the greatest legal document in history, not the sheep herders, pig farmers, cow milkers, ranch hands and merchant navy workers, you know, that people that actually fought. Mass media flipped the script. People and King bad, Barons and land owners good, I think was the headline. Some historians might disagree, but wtf do they know, they weren’t there, they just know what they read. And who wrote it…
I’m not telling you not to read newspapers or watch TV, I’m just suggesting that everything that you read might not be exactly true. Mass media is an important weapon against tyranny but even they have some biases. All media nowadays have an attached label. Those labels are liberal and conservative, just like the old days. They go mass hysteria on certain subjects that favors their particular interest and go soft on what doesn’t. Media is important but its more important to be truthful, which very few are.
My favorite mass media, movies. Since the Depp v Heard case, I didn’t watch it and it really shouldn’t have been televised, it seems that they are getting a lot of criticism. I’m not saying that the actors are a reliable source for politics but movies have a simple message, and its that good should triumph over evil. That is the message that is sent. It doesn’t inform me on current affairs, I get a lot of skewed views from every other mass media so I don’t want it from them. It doesn’t tell me that I need to donate to rich people, I get that at church and in emails when an election is about to happen. It just has a simple message, good should triumph over bad. The problem is deciding who is good and who is bad. But that’s something I can figure out on my own. This isn’t to say that the actors are good or bad people, I don’t know them so I don’t know but the mass media message is preferable over stories I read on actual news outlets. Hollywood has somewhat of an important job. Imagine if every movie was about one particular race being better than another, like it was in Hi Hitler’s regime. That would be demoralizing. They all said Hi Hitler and that lousy motherfucker never said hi back. What a prick. A simple acknowledgement would have been nice. Hi or hail? What were they saying to him?
Anyway, mass media, if they choose sides can be a problem. For instance, not one media outlet has ever been truthful about how those mass shootings really occurred, a “thumbs down” for them but everyone knows. That creates mass hysteria. You have to be careful when there’s only good stories and nothing negative about anyone or groups of anyones and vice versa. That goes for all things run by people. That isn’t realistic. We’re all human therefore we all make human mistakes. That’s Police, Federal or State, politicians, corporations, everything.
Now my favorite places to get the news are places where debates can be had. The Daily Show was excellent for that. John Oliver, though he does lean one way, he does make logical and common sense arguments at times. And Bill Maher, even though, sometimes, I would like to see more opposing views on his show. I like content that makes me think, even if I always don’t agree.
Another mass shooting at a school and everyone is up in arms about…hmmm.. arms. I don’t know what to think here. I don’t think that the kid was a happy kid, turned 18… bought a gun and that polymer blend turned him into a mass killer as soon it touched his skin. I’ll let the scientists confirm that theory. In a world where technology has surpassed our ability to reason or make sane decisions, I think that technology is more to blame then a piece of metal.
In a country where insta is the sought after remedy, insta-famous, insta-rich, insta-strong (steroids), insta-popular, insta-sex appeal (phones), the building blocks of hard work and work ethic is quickly diminishing, quickly eroding the fabric of a civil society. People want everything and they want it delivered the next day by Amazon. There is no sex appeal in working for what you want anymore, its only sexy if you can get it quickly. It used to be that family and education were the important things, now, with the progression of technology, family and education are no where to be seen, only the next tik tok challenge is important. Or being the next big influencer. What people don’t get is that even those people had to work hard to get where they are and depended on family. Family, education and hard work are no longer a priority and the government doesn’t help because they no longer feel like protecting those family values and in some instances they are the ones that defile those ideologies with their high tech solutions to having to be liked. Their lack of self control bleeds over to society, who sees them as how to achieve things, right. All these TV shows that portray government officials as these moral and respectful people, only to be let down, sometimes, by the real version. (not all of them, there are still some that are admirable)
I’m not saying that gun control isn’t right, I don’t know why you need a fully automatic weapon, they don’t even go fully auto in war, we’re taught short bursts. but maybe a return to praising work ethic and keeping families together. This country leads industrialized world countries in divorces, incarcerations and mass shootings. That can’t be a coincidence. Maybe keeping families together should be more important than who tweets what.
There’s the government conspiracy portion of this story, MKUltra and what Justice Thurgood Marshall called mind control techniques and technology coupled with pseudo psycho doodads and thingamajigs not to forget the mumbo jumbo and hooohaaas watchamacallits, but I won’t get into it. It will just make my head hurt. I’ll wait to comment on that when they run out of lithium and the electrical grid goes offline.