a reply to: JBurns
Amen to that... I apologize for getting off base. Maybe it shows that I grew up poor and harassed by cops more than people would like to talk about,
I don't know. Typically, if I am throwing heated debate into an arena, its squarely because I feel that people don't talk enough about the people
that have been experiencing loss at the hands of guns for much longer than other factions of society.
Poor people are essentially watching the rest of the country wake up to the concepts of having to live their days and nights through the eyes of fear
and safe planning. Hell, I had to move away from my beloved home and essentially live without family or companionship in order to have a safer plan
of existence. Poor people watch the media storms surrounding these newly fearful citizens as if the wealthy are just being born into the world of
living through fear. Do we really think that poor people are going to make the correct decision and planning on the future of crime fighting going
forward? I think not, and instead I feel that a police officer should have these thoughts in the back of their mind when they pull someone over for a
light bulb violation. Criminals view police and the public as 'scared infants' to crime... often making it worse by having financial attachment to
their own freedoms or lack thereof
No areas have seen worse deaths by guns than poor people in metropolis' have witnessed. The rest of the country accepted those crimes to be part of
the culture, yet cry endless empathy when the problems creep into areas of wealth. I feel crime and gun violence would be pushed to the perimeters of
metropolis' if poor people weren't forced into ghettos. Well, bad planning caused the problems to bleed into the areas that were supposed to be kept
safe from such planning.
As much as it pains me to see another human lose their life to a bullet, I guess I have to consider myself to be desensitized to it all. I have
empathy for all life, but welcome to the world of poor people... where death by bullet/drugs is a 50/50 chance to be the certain way one dies in a
I see it like I see the NFL anthem protests. Where were all the people that are frustrated with anthem kneeling prior to 2009 when NFL players
remained in the locker room during anthem time. People are just getting upset by anthems and gun violence because the media is pushing to make the
entire mass pool to be more fearful and or upset.
If 80 people control over half of the world's assets, then it relates to the direct erosion of the middle class. Remove the middle class from the
U.S., and you see a large level of social justice awareness' rising to the top. The tactics then move to pit the aspects of which can be seen against
each other. They know no limits... cop vs. suspect, roe vs. wade, color vs, shade, right vs. wrong, etc. You will never hear or witness policy
makers tell people that the separation of wealth gap growing is directly feeding the differences of divide of which the masses are fuming over.
Black/white is the 60's version of what we see in these current time... the rich/poor divide. Wealth is sitting pretty comfy with the concepts that
Americans won't come together to fight the real causes. If the masses can't put the cause/affect relationship together, then there lays the distinct
reality that people aren't bickering with each other over things that will actually result in a cohesive society formed to address wealth oppression.
Instead, we cry over single incidents of spread out vulnerabilities and remain numb to where these things happen every day.
I wish people would start treating others as they would want their own child treated... finally took things beyond what we want for ourselves. I'm
willing to take a few blows of pain, but very few would be willing to let children get abused or mistreated. I learned to leave the ghetto behind...
now I'm in a situation where I am the change of which I want for our children. Once I establish some wealth, I will rush right back into the poor
neighborhoods to mentor and rebuild.
People are born and people die... it's an aspect of life that nobody can escape from. Life isn't about learning to dodge rain drops... life is about
learning to dance in the rain. We can really only be the change that we want to be, and love our fellow neighbor as if they are our child along the