Stop the madness!! You’re barking up the wrong tree.

I don’t know how to even begin. Anything you say, is construed as racist. I don’t have a racist bone in my body. I grew up in the civil rights era, in the heart of it, Montgomery, Alabama. As a young boy I watched the people from the Selma to Montgomery march, pass within 10 feet of me as I sat on the steps of my house. I was raised, that people are not different because of skin color, they are only different by circumstances.

BLM, NAACP, Southern Poverty Law, all of them may have started as good projects, but they are corrupted by greed, and other agendas. They remind me of NASA: “Going nowhere, since 1958” There is no help there, only the people on the street, of all colors can effect change. The first change has got to be replacing all these “supportive” organizations. They are the ones pitting humans against one another. If it’s not race, then they play ethnicity differences.

His neighborhood is full of criminally insane

This post was penned after I just watched a news clip. An eight-year-old boy was shot by a stray bullet while the denizens of an apartment complex held a roving 20 round shootout among themselves. He was travelling home with his parents in a vehicle when the stray round critically injured him. This is the cause people should be marching for. An innocent eight-year-old may not get to play, or go to school again, because his neighborhood is full of criminally insane people, that want to blame all their woes on those outside their “hoods”.

The police don’t even want to go there

Who is the real bad guy here. A few officers that shouldn’t be working? We have bad preachers, teachers, and day care workers. A few out of every profession are bad apples, that is just the world. But look at the gangs and groups that hang out together in the area where this child was harmed. I can bet you, that nine out of ten you approached in that area, just as soon hurt you as not. The police don’t even want to go there, so where is the real danger to those citizens, the police or the ones that everyone fears speaking out against.

They should march, demonstrate, shut down interstates, for this childs harm that was done. Turn in those that leisurely shoot at one another on a Monday night. Take back your communities. This is directed insanity of the highest magnitude. The “organizations” are directing this madness. Why not at the same time, push for less crime in the neighborhoods. Turn in the thugs. Yes, there will be retaliation, some will get hurt or killed for standing up, but isn’t that what you are chancing when you’re sent out into the street to commit mayhem in the name of justice?

Peace, and control, can only come from those that stand up against oppression. No one will though. 10 years ago, gang signs were painted on streets in the Civil Rights Capitol of the United States (Montgomery, Alabama). They marked neighbor(hoods) where police were warned not to go.

If the only outcry we can get, is when one color hurts another, we are doomed.

Comments, always welcome.

10 thoughts on “Stop the madness!! You’re barking up the wrong tree.

  1. It seems nobody is allowed to say anything at the moment that doesn’t agree with the White= Bad, Black= Good mainstream agenda. Having worked for the police, it is just a fact that we both know who actually commits the crimes, and who the majority of them are. When social deprivation and lack of education is given as the reason, I think back to the time when my own family members were very poor, had left school at 14, and all lived in one house. None of them ever committed a single crime.
    There are bad things in the history of the treatment of black people in the USA; very bad things including lynchings, segregation, and the KKK. But becoming gangsters, controlling districts by fear, and going around heavily armed is simply going to reinforce a stereotype, and nothing will ever change or move on.
    Best wishes, Pete.

  2. Yes, of course thuggery is bad. Murder and mayhem in the streets are bad.
    And dozens of shooting & chokehold killings of unarmed black males by police are also bad.
    Can we agree those are all bad?
    I know you’re a good man, Ron. I’m sure you’d agree with that.

  3. Amen to all that. All those things are horrible.
    They need to make an example of any officer like the one in the choke hold, give him hard time, and stiff penalties for those that stood around and watched/allowed it to continue.

    We need to demilitarize the police forces, and only have special units for special cases. No more super soldier looking police. Return to the uniforms, and regular vehicles.

    There needs to be a total rethink/retrain of law enforcement.

  4. I agree with you 100% Ron … the world is a very scary place. I am 64 years old and the first ten years of my life were spent in Canada (I am still a Canadian citizen). We had no racial issues, my playmates were Negroes as we called them then. We moved to Detroit in 1966 and were horrified to see what was taking place here as to Black and White people. The following year were the Detroit Race Riots. We were horrified and my mother begged my father to return to Canada. We moved here as he put in for a transfer with Ford Motor Company to work in the U.S.. I’ll quickly share two stories. I work from home as a legal secretary for a sole practitioner. Yesterday my handyman was at the house doing gutters and some routine maintenance in places where I won’t climb. He called me out to show me something he had fixed. Suddenly two police cars pulled up in front of my house and within five minutes five more police cars were up and down the street. Soon an EMS vehicle arrived. They donned face masks and all the officers and two ambulance drivers walked single file up the stairs to a group home. This is not a home for incorrigible young adults where a violent argument might be taking place … it’s just a few residents, some elderly, some younger adults whose families cannot take care of them, (mental limitations or physical limitations). The first responders went in single file, returned single file, no one was brought out of the house – no ruckus. That many first responders to a single incident just made me gulp and swallow hard.

    Yes, you made a point about the police officers – I was always taught to respect them … but, as you point out, it is not just a few rogue police officers doing this senseless and cruel violence. In this story, you will see what these three staff members did to this young man and the scenario will sound familiar. The family of the boy has hired Geoffrey Fieger, a well-known, somewhat flamboyant, but successful Plaintiffs attorney to seek retribution for the death of their son. I hate the world we live in today and often wish I could step off and rewind to a kinder, simpler era. Here is the link:

    1. That is a horrible story. I worked for eight years in the mental health field as an investigator and instructor. I taught “Handling the emotionally and mentally disturbed” at three police academies one year. You didn’t hear of this type of excessive force. I would know, as I investigated anything to do with patient/client abuse.

      Thanks for the great comment, and the link.

  5. Hi Ron – I don’t know why I published as Anonymous as I am here in WordPress but it is Linda Schaub, at any rate.

  6. Sorry about that, Linda. Make sure you are signed in to your WordPress account. If it keeps giving problems, contact their support and ask them why. 🙂

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