More Blind Followers

There have been a few times when I have posted about blind followership. I see some with the Dems, but mostly with the GQP. Yes, GQP, since they seems to have adopted conspiracy theories as a way of life. Now we see it with the Chauvin verdict. He they come, crawling out of the woodwork to cry out how terrible that JUSTICE WAS FUCKIN SERVED.

What damned trial were they watching?!?

Oh! Wait… the trial consisted of facts, not alt-facts as the former Turd-In-Chief used to dole out and all of his toe lickers would applaud him for. Sorry Tucker Carlson, your three quarter stupid, deer in the headlights look will not help you. You were seen being just as much of a fool as the flock of brainless twits that listen oh so intently to you.

Yes, former officer Chauvin was entitled to an attorney… he damned well needed one. He really didn’t have a defense to be put forward, but his attorneys did the best that they could with the utter shit hand that they were dealt.

I saw many people online boo hooing about how this was such a travesty and the case was being decided by public opinion. We ALLLLL saw what former officer puss-wad did. In the end, will he sound like the end of every Scooby Doo show at the unmasking? I would have gotten away with it too, if it hadn’t have been for you meddling kids. Those meddling kids were the minors who witnessed and recorded the incident. Their courage to stand for what was right needs to be lauded.

Had the murder of George Floyd not been captured so well on mobile devices, Chauvin would have likely gotten swept under the rug like all too many that we have seen in my lifetime and the lifetimes of those before me.

Today, the world wonders if this is the turning of a new leaf or just a lucky stroke in the favor of the oppressed. I would like to think that it is a new trend in holding the police accountable for their actions.

Do I hate the police? No! I respect the hell out of most cops. I have interacted with so many great, caring, and compassionate officers, that it helps overpower the interactions that I have had with some scuzz balls. The trend that we need to see, is the falling on the blue wall. Officer need to out the blue sludge from their ranks. Stand tall and help make their badges shine brightly. People don’t go into policing for the piles of cash, because they do not exist. They put their lives on the line having to make life and death decisions all too often. They have to stand holding back protesters that they may even share the views of just because it is their job, just as much as it was for the defense attorney in the Chauvin case. When you interact with a cop, I suggest that you start with SOME level of respect. If not for the badge, then the human being that is wearing it. Let their actions in your presence determine where that respect level goes. You know know, with an open mind, it could be a good experience. I have had cops cite me for things that I fully earned. It wasn’t a hey you pig, fuck off and take that ticket with you… I have debated positions, but with respect even if they could not see it at the moment. When that ticket book, or cuffs come out, the debate/fight is over. Since I am white, the advice given by the ALCU will probably work. Keep your mouth shut and comply and file complaints after. Life to fight another day. I used to believe that if people of color just complied with the cops’ instructions that they would enjoy the same rights. I had THOUGHT that we had come farther than that over the 50+ years of my life. The last five years or more have taught me that my brothers and sisters with different skin tones do not have the same experience. I am deeply sorry that it is the case.

I utterly reject and despise the concept of ACAB. No not all cops are bad… not even close, but the pain that those that are bad… make it hard to forget the good.

In the end, do not blindly follow that thin blue line, it will take you to an ugly place. Watch the events with open eyes and hopefully an open heart so that you may see things for how they really are. If you see wrongs being done, have the courage to stand up and call it out.

4 thoughts on “More Blind Followers”

  1. It's one of the reasons why I left facebook, soo much false information that was twisted to the point it became echo chambers for the ones with no open mind and desperately looked for people who thought and acted liked them.

    I am all for having an open conversation but it needs to be with people that will actually listen and take into consideration what is being said.

    I work in a very conservative field, I mean conservative, when some found out I was liberal they looked at me like I grew a 3rd eye. It was like they could not believe someone normal (or as normal as can pass for) can be liberal and not a raving lunatic that fox news and cheeto von tweeto makes them out to be.

    There was one guy that was ranting about how the dems wanted to change the constitution and that he believed it should be just like what the original framers did. I looked him dead in the eye and asked.. you know what amendments are right? 1st amendment, 2nd amendment?… he was like yeah! I am protecting my second amendment! I was like.. those are changes .. to the original constitution.. the framers of the constitution intended for it to be changed .. it's why they do amendments..

    Watching the wheels as he truly thought this through was amazing..

    After that he and another one would come to and ask if something was true that they heard and we would have some interesting conversations.

    1. I am so glad that you have come back to play here for a bit. LOL Have you ever noticed that I prefer the original pledge of allegiance? Just like how God was not shoved down our throats until the great communists hunts.

    2. Welcome back home!
      Have you noticed that I like the old school stuff, like the original pledge of allegiance, or money, all that stuff before the commie scare when they shoved god down our throats?

  2. I am so glad that you have come back to play here for a bit. LOL Have you ever noticed that I prefer the original pledge of allegiance? Just like how God was not shoved down our throats until the great communists hunts.

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