Hello friends, just one very simple wish this holiday season. Support your emergency responders. I don’t want to get into too much detail, but the retaliations that are going on right now based on the rage that the media seems to pump the public with is ridiculous. Recently I read an article stating that police cadets were being warned not to wear uniform in public. Really?
It seems that the more we broadcast the bad, the more bad there is in the world. Am I wrong? People want their five seconds of fame and the cost, is unimportant to them, on their quest to outdo whatever is being broadcast. I’m honestly thinking of “unliking” every news channel on my Facebook, just because I’m so tired of seeing all the horrible posts that they choose to broadcast.
God forbid that I walk into work one day and get shot, or that one of the officers I work with does. I don’t know what that would make me feel like. What my family would do, what their family would do? I mean how dare someone take a life, just to take it. What type of world do we live in where some people think that it’s ok, or to give that young man that walked up to those poor New York Police officers and shot them props? What’s wrong with our society? What makes us any better than the other major crime and terror organizations for allowing it?
Ok that’s it, it just really pains me to think that as Americans we sometimes think we’re so much better off than other countries and we’re really not. We’re just like them. We just go about it in a different way. We allow media to control our mindset, we allow ourselves to be brainwashed and it starts at a young age, one where we don’t even realize that it’s happening. Rather than to be pumped with education, we are pumped with hatred for one another. The news station that pushes us the furthest wins the ratings and the money that comes with it. All that and we give it up willingly, we lose value for ourselves and for each other after watching and feeding in to whatever it is that they’re trying to sell us.
I have one simple wish this season and that is for myself to refrain from being misguided. Money isn’t of value to me, but my soul is. God bless you all and lets keep officers all over the United States in our prayers. May each and everyone of them be able to return home to their families this Christmas.
I was a NYC Auxiliary Police Officer in the early 1970s when NYPD officers were being randomly ambushed – I still automatically cry when I hear TAPS on the bugle because of all the department funerals I went to that year – the Auxiliary units were pulled out of uniform and off the streets and we were assigned to in-house duties. So when I heard about the two Brooklyn officers being ambushed “in retaliation” and the Florida cop being killed by a fleeing fugitive, my heart sank. I worry about all uniforms on the streets, 3 of my 4 kids are career EMS in uniform and it is scary.
I share your wish for the safety of all first responders and time home with their families. Happy and safe holidays to all.
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Thanks Chelle. I’ll keep your kids in my prayers.