posted on Dec, 6 2011 @ 05:10 PM
reply to post by TheEnlightenedOne
Respect to you for acknowledging your generalizations. I think that if the corrupt LEOs were the norm, the resulting chaos would be apparent. I
know several LEOs both here (who are local as well as from Canada and the UK) and in the U.S. I know that the personae that they project often is
-- and has to be -- different than who they really are. Listen, the world has changed, and gee hello Mr. Policeman that used to walk a beat and know
all the people and stop and say hey to the grocer and fruitstand man have gone the way of the ........ fruitstand! LEOs are continually, daily,
hourly put in an unknown position, sometimes facing overwhelming odds. You have to remember that what we see on the news and in youtubes are often
(imo) the extreme -- the ordinary, normal do not make the news. Nobody cares about a story of an ordinary man or woman doing their job, day in, day
out, without problems.
I see how the world has changed. I distrust governments, and law enforcement seems to us to be an extension of that distrust. Most of them want
to do a job, and live to talk about it. I'm not afraid of them. If i screw up, they are coming, nothing personal.
Anyway, I appreciated your perspective and your narrative. Good, heartfelt writing, and I feel your position.
reply to post by Druid42
I would never denigrate a LEO by calling them "pig" anymore than I would use a racial invective. Those labels are used by people who intend to
marginalize the good works that people do by cubbyholing people into a same-size-fits-all box. That's the way I see it -- my opinion. Don't taze
me bro.......... don't try to cram me into a box of someone else's making. I won't fit, I promise you.
ETA: I realize you put the j/k on it, but that doesn't make it cut much less deep. Just food for thought.
edit on 6/12/11 by argentus because: (no reason given)
edit on 6/12/11 by argentus because: additional blabbery