In this video a jewlers in a London highstreet is being robbed in broad daylight. Not guns just sledgehammers are being used to break the shops
windows. A lone old lady attacks trying to stop them and only after the others have sped of and she has stunned the one left behind do the 'brave'
public subdue him. I want to note that the older lady is from a generation where people had better morals and less fear about doing the right thing,
compared with modern day people who are too afraid to act a lot of the time.
Others watch and film while calling police, but noone tries to stop them. This is not a unique case, I have seen many people watch as assaults take
place and have even got involved while a friend of mine sgtand idley by.
In this clip I would like to have thought that when the old women moves in that the public would at least go to help to ensure that she is not harmed
by the robbers, but no it seems that everyone only moves in when one is alone and outnumbered after she has stunned him, which I find truely cowardly,
she could have been killed easily had they attacked her and the noble thing at least would have been to get in between her and them in a
non-threatening way to ensure she is not harmed.
This really gets to me because as a society we are so selfish that we dont help others in danger. I know the shop has insurance and its silly to get
killed over it blah blah, but its just an example and if everyone stood up everytime these crimes happened they just could not take place.
But is there another agenda here? Shopkeepers are told to cooperate with robbers even when they are not armed!??! Police tell us to not try and get
involved in incidents. In this video in Seattle - www.youtube.com...
a girl is viciously assaulted as securty stand by, making
no real effort to interfere, no public try and get involved, too afraid that the gang will harm them. Why? The security are told to not put themselves
in harms way!!! Am I the only one who thinks we are being made into a passive mass of people scared of our own shadows?
I know some people subscribe to the theory that you shouldnt put yourself at risk, but im sorry you need to in order to stop awful acts happening. I
myself when I was younger have been in a situation where I was hit in the face with a glass while out alone with my x girlfriend (on her birthday) and
two passes by got in between me and the group of people who attacked me. I was arrested for defending myself, cautioned for assuault and told I could
appeal it, bit would risk a criminal record. My x was in hysterics as I was covered in blood and her birthday had been ruined at the first bar we went
to after just one drink, they told her she was making a scene and arrrested her for a public order offence. She was give na £70 fine and I just had a
caution and no fine and they had me on cctv punching a guy after I had been glassed.....very odd.
By punching the much larger GENTLEMAN!!?! (as the police described him) to try and make him think twice about following up the attack, gave me enough
time to get some distance away as bullies like this like to pick targets who they think wont fight back. This probably got me arrested, but saved me
from a much worse beating. Despite being told I wasnt at fault I was told I used excessive force (one punch)
I believe that as a society we are being taught to be passive so that if eventually there is a strict crackdown on our rights we wont try and fight
back. Say what you will about America and its gun laws, but I am glad at least one country has a large group of citizens who are armed and willing to
defend themselves if they have to.
If we as a society all stood up to oppression in any form it would make it nearly impossible to break us down. Attackers in the street would be too
worried about citizens who would not hesitate to stop them and collectively we would be too much for the government to control (not to mention our
armed forces and police all have relatives and friends who are civilians who im sure they would feel wrongly about severly oppressing....i hope!)
Anyway this really gets to me as you can tell. I used to have a best friend (god knowws why) who I fell out with as he was very selfish and when we
were in blackpool for a festival we saw a guy getting badly beaten up, I was seriously worried that it had gone too far and went over to at least get
them to back of. My friend stopped me and later said 'why risk getting beaten up for some random guy'. This time I actually didnt do as much as I
should have and felt awful about it. The guy was ok in the end and taken to hospital but I cant help feeling it could have been much worse. To answer
my friend though why??? because its moraly wrong to not try and do something and also if everyone did this then when it happens to you maybe someone
might do you the same favour out of the goodness of their heart. The same time on the beach some drunk chavs started on a drunker older guy and a
brummie punk kid who was there for the festival on his own stood up to the group who left in fear that someone wasnt afraid of them (very funny indeed
btw) and acts like this give me some hope.
Anyway this is draggin on, I just wanted to make the point that this attitude is makingus easier to control and its not morally right to stand by when
someone else is being harmed or in danger. Feel free to discuss what you think and your experiences good and bad. I have great faith in humanity, but
feel that we as a collective have become very selfish in the face of danger.