The State of America . . .

I read an article in a news publication today in which people were asked to say what they thought of the state of America today using one word. Let it suffice to say, there were very few favorable responses and no visible argument to the negativity noted. Why? What has happened to America? Has America become both financially and morally bankrupt? Has the Pandemic destroyed the heart of America? Has racial divide and failure of us to educate our young brought about the end of peace on our streets? What exactly has happened to America?

The Pandemic brought about a lot of loss. Family, friends, and neighbors suddenly were sick or dead. We were unable to be in close contact with others which for many is a human need. When we did go out into the community again it waws with a mask covering our face. Our neighbors and friends fought over this requirement in public stores and streets largely because of misinformation passed on social media. Dis-trust of our Government grew significantly day-by-day, and nothing could be done to stop the downhill trend not to believe in Government. This dis-trust continues today because our Government to date has failed to identify the source of the Covid-19 virus that almost killed a Nation that has done nothing to discover the reasons why.

A Nation of unemployed supported by Government with far too much time on their hands as Pandemic restrictions eased allowed the growth of criminal activity on our streets, followed by the unfortunate death of George Floyd while in police custody on a public street brought racial tensions to the top of our Nations issues as well as the crippling of our police departments across the Nation. Presently, crime has increased to such a degree that our city streets are unsafe even during daylight hours Police Officers disheartened by cries of the public to “defund the police” and the inability of Government to acquire enough recruits to fill the required police officer employees, has left police departments unable to meet the challenges of fighting crime in our neighborhoods to the extreme that store closures are necessary due to rampant theft.

Inmates that were released from our prisons and jails control our streets with the help of local street thugs that even when law enforcement catches them, are back on the streets within hours leaving the community living in fear. People that had previously lived a life of lawful living suddenly found the only way to prosper in life was to take what you wanted, has begun to do so. Even in the best of neighborhoods, crime riddles the streets and fear of “home-invasion” is real While it has in the past been offensive to declare “martial law” to protect the community, may become necessity in the near future.

Failure of “gun owners” to properly secure their weapons continues to be a primary factor in many school mass shootings, and other shootings of our children. And, no matter how loud it is hollered people still cannot hear our pleas to “please secure your guns.” Our Government still fails to prosecute gun owners for the mis-use of their guns by others, even when negligence by the gun owner is obvious continues. Parents as well as children fear school days and wait for the dreaded call of an incident at their local schools. On the adult venue, people no longer feel safe attending events such as concerts, fairs, or even movies.

I have to stop writing this. The negativity compiled by simply writing this thus far, hurts. Where is this headed? How and to what degree are we going to have to go to defend ourselves? This is not the America I grew up in nor the America our children should live in. You see, the previous paragraphs written are just the tips of the ice-berg. I could write for days on this topic and not repeat the same concern twice. I’m unsure of whom to point a finger at to blame for the state of America today, without the finger eventually pointing back at myself, as in all of us. And to make things even worse, I cannot think of a single thing to say good on this topic . . .

Can you? Feel free to comment below.

Racism in Progress – Reparations

USA Article this morning: Most Black people want reparations. They don’t believe America will give them any

Reparations do nothing to end racism. Reparations do nothing but give to a single class of people and disregards all other issues that stem from racism. Are we going to end racism by giving wealth to Black people that could be used to benefit all races, or are we going to create a class of person that is elite and government-made wealthy just on the color of their skin.

Before we consider reparations to anyone shouldn’t we look at how racism affected everyone. Black people believe they were the only race subject to harm in the past. How many Black people have been lynched in support of White people? During the Civil War, how many White People gave their lives in support of abolishing slavery? My point is not to diminish the loss of Black people brought upon due to slavery, but to demonstrate Black people have made no progress in achieving equality on their own. In order for Black people to enjoy the freedom they enjoy today, a whole bunch of White people has had to willingly sacrifice their lives, their families, and their futures to help Black people get here.

Do Black people give credit to those that have worked in support of their cause? Then why are reparations for Black people even being considered instead of reparations for all those that have suffered due to slavery? Don’t you see, reparations is nothing less than a continuation of racism that will negatively affect generations to come.

For reference: ” Lynching was not a crime committed exclusively against black people. Between the 1830s and the 1850s the majority of those lynched in the United States were whites. From 1882-1968, some 4,743 lynchings occurred in the United States (not all lynchings were recorded). Of these, 3,446 or 73 percent were black and 1,297 (27 percent) were white.”

You cannot fight racism, giving to one while another suffers. Slavery has happened numerous times in history and all races have suffered from it. Look at America today. People of all races , colors, and creeds are suffering. I look down my street and I see everyone suffering from low incomes, lack of work, lack of opportunity. It is not just Blacks, it is everybody. If you want to fix America, quit trying to fix just a single skin color.

Hot Topic: Officer’s Immunity

DOES ANYONE UNDERSTAND WHY THERE IS IMMUNITY FOR PEACE OFFICERS? They are granted certain immunity so they can just go out there shoot stupid !@#$& that holds still long enough to get shot. Everybody seems to think the only one responsible for most of this so let’s make the cops more liable and require the cops get more training that won’t fix the problem.

Where the liability needs to go is to the citizen. Why are people allowed to resist and fight with cops? Do you really think that cop is getting paid well enough to have to fight some idiot every day? Do you realize that it is still legal to shoot a fleeing felon in certain parts of this country? And, you only have to suspect he committed a felony? As far as training goes, parents why are your children fighting and running from the law? Parents need to stop blaming cops for your childs poor decision-making skills. Isn’t this country screwed up enough? Our parent’s parents took responsibility for their stoopids and fails, why can’t we? And at this rate or children’s children won’t have to accept responsibility for anything. Of course, that will be our failure.

Cops DO NOT just grab an innocent person slam him to the ground and shove a knee in their back. Okay it doesn’t happen like that most the time. Usually, in order to end up dropped to the ground, you had to do something. And probably what you did was scared the cop by acting like an ass instead of doing what the cop told you to do. And this just comes back to your parents not teaching you good decision-making skills.

If a cop comes at you for a crime you didn’t commit, do you:

1.) Argue and fight with the cop, getting your ass whipped and pissing the cop off more because you tear his uniform?

2.) Or, do you cooperate with the officer, allow the arrest, call an attorney as soon as you can and file suit for false arrest? Without getting your ass hurt or shot.

AND MOST POLICE DEPARTMENTS DON’T EVEN TRY TO GET YOUR CASE IN COURT, THEY JUST PAY YOU TO SETTLE.

Now, If ya’all was paying attention I just learned you something that your parents likely failed to learn ya growing up. You are as responsible as that cop if you end up with your ass tossed to the ground and believe it or not real men accept responsibility for their actions, as you should teach your children.

“Lord please save us from our own stoopidity” (Yes, I spelled it that way on purpose)

The Thing I Hate Most About Getting Old . . .

Damn, I hate getting old . . .

But, the thing I hate most about getting old is . . . What was I talking about? Oh yeah! Some folks have aches and pains, others have weight loss or gain, and others have sexual problems or suffer loneliness. My point being everybody suffers something as they grow old, and most of us do so quietly.

The good Lord has a wicked sense of humor. Nobody goes without suffering something. There is no easy way out, everybody gets some form of suffering. My problem is not the suffering itself, but the lack of knowing the longevity of the suffering. I get it. I know for the rest of my life I can’t eat what I want. I can’t stay up partying all night and still make it to work the next day. It is understood that I have nowhere near the physical abilities I used to have. BUT FOR HOW LONG!

No, I am not suicidal. I just think getting old becomes a prison with no escape, except no longer getting old. You know the end is near and while you want to avoid it at all costs, you can’t help but wonder how much longer you have to suffer whatever you have the pleasure of suffering. Think about it! You work hard all your life and then they put you out to pasture. You think you are being put out to stud, yeah good luck with that! You think, cool my kick-back years coming up. Then reality strikes in the form of waking every morning to your legs or back, or your top and/or your bottom screaming with pain. Sure, you had that pain before sometimes, but you had to go to work so you walked it off. Walking it off now is not the same. Having to work distracted you from the hurt. Now, walking it off reminds you how much it hurts. And, HOW MANY MORE YEARS?

If you see an old man living alone, he is lonely. Sure we try to keep busy and stuff, but when you wake up to an empty house or wake in the middle of the night realizing you are all alone, you’re lonely. There was a time in my life when I wished everybody would just leave me alone, leaving me with peace and quiet. Now, all the peace and quiet does is release the demons from my past to haunt me.

After all the suffering, the pains, special diet, loneliness, and demon fighting, what to do next? Like you still have 20 more years ?. . . Damn, I hate getting old.

I intended for this to be more humorous, then here comes reality. DAMN, I HATE GETTING OLD!

I Got Robbed Last Night

Without going into too much detail . . . I work for a retail store/gas station. Last night two Black men with guns came into the store and robbed us for around 100 cartons of cigarettes, at approximately $100.00 to $110.00 per carton. That is a fast $10,000.00.

My question is: Is this what the future holds for us as a society. Are the criminals going to be so many that we won’t bed able to defend ourselves and the police departments are so lacking in support that you can’t get a cop. I always believe a person a good person unless he proves himself not to be, am I going to have to give up that belief and distrust everybody.

I work with people that distrust everybody, and I do not like the way they interact with others. But with the worlds superhuman forces occupied elsewhere i cant very well call on Superman to come to the rescue. And there are so many people doing so many fucked up things to others, you have to consider damn near everything a scam. So are we to become a society of distrust of all our fellow man?

Have you ever gone into a store and asked the store clerk for something behind the counter and watched him hold the item out of your reach until he has your money. Watch him for a couple minutes. Does he do the same to all races? If he doesn’t it does not mean he a racist. It may just mean he has had a bad experience with certain races, or something you have done has set his “spidy sense” to tingling.

When it comes to scams at the cash register, I’m sorry Block folk but you seem to be masters. From the “snatch and run” to the “my daughter is in the hospital” Black folk should receive sidewalk Oscars for their performances. What impressed me most about my robbery is the bad guy was soft spoken and polite. The only threat was the showing of the gun. There was no raised voices other than my own, no thugery, and no acting crazy. Other than myself when yelling for customers to get out of the store, there wasn’t even any cursing. Even I was well behaved during the whole episode. There were no customers or employees harmed in any way. No property damage, nothing but the actual theft of items they wanted. They didn’t even n ask for any money from the cash register.

I don’t like this stealing and thievery crap. A person works his ass off so he can buy something. and somebody steals it. Even if unintended, stealing sucks. Some think its okay to steal from a corporation, but its not. The corporation isn’t going to give a rat’s ass about the loss once they figure out how to “write it off” or otherwise profit from their loss. The consumer is the real loser in this situation because eventually prices will go up to cover the loss.

Society seems to accept stealing and thievery as acceptable conduct and there are a whole bunch of folks that do this stuff. But . . .; , it is NOT acceptable conduct. Society is suffering a lack of ethics.

If you are strolling down the street and spot a five dollar bill on the ground, whose is it? If you hesitated in any way to say “Not Mine”, you may be suffering your own ethics crisis. That bill may have been dropped by some kid that stole from his mothers purse, but it is not yours. The only way that the five dollar bill could be yours is if you lost it. You would be amazed how many people think they own the money found. Society is struggling in every way, America is supposed to be the “good guys,”

Hey, ya’all have as good night!

Nothing Worse Than Being Forced . . .

I don’t care what the situation, the moment I feel forced, I’m pissed. Have you noticed the abundance of new games that promise payment tro the player via PayPal for your cell phone? It seems like 4 ot of 5 of these little games grab hold of you and try to force you to install their game or another app all together.

Games like “Lucky Plinko – Happy Dropping Ball,” “Lucky Word,” “Solitaire Cash” and a bunch of others have found a way to mess up your entire day by trying to force us to install their games and other apps. “I can not stand it!” If they are so unscrupulous that they will force their app on you, who is to say they arern’t forcing some hack on to your phone?

Then you have to ask, “Why does PayPal allow their service to be affiliated with this kind of activity?” In PayPals defense I imagine gobs of new accounts are opened each day that untill complaint is made about them they don’t even have the time to look. So, that is exactly what I plan to do. Every one of these little games I happen upon that tries to force the installation of their app or others upon me, I’m going to bitch at PayPal about it. I don’t know if it will do any good but I am confident that PayPal doesn’t want their name included in the hijacking these apps are doing. Maybe PayPal will close the accounts of these apps, we will see.

In the interim, if you should happen upon this or similar situation, let us know. I’m dying to know if this pisses others off as much as myself. Have you ever been in a Country in which you were a tourist and when walking down the street kids gather around you asking for you to give them something while at the same time you feel little hands reaching into your pockets? That’s what these apps have me feeling. If you make a good app, they will come. There is no need for trickery, hijacking, or other stupidity to happen. If you find yourself victim of this type of foolishness, the app likely bullshit to begin with.

Okay, that’s my bitch for this morning. Off to my day job as King of the world, ya’all have a nice day!