Editorial #342 Do We Need Law Enforcement?
Do we need law enforcement? With terrorist attacks, homicides, riots, looting and demonstrations, the question is rhetorical. But what result are expected from those wanting to defund the police and encouraging these atrocities?
Is it peace, harmony or trying to set a good example for the next generation? Do they really expect their cries for less racism, more equality, less discrimination and more inclusion will now occur sooner? To think a movement could destroy so much in such a short time with so little resistance is unbelievable.
The mass invasions of thugs upon shopping malls can only happen if looters, vandals and attackers go free where there is no certainty of punishment. They rationalize that these items were insured and these thugs are justified as reparations for their ancestors who were mistreated 150 years ago. It would be hard to find better examples hypocrisy and corruption.
I try to imagine what perverted logic would show this sort of behavior could advance peace, harmony and goodwill. Is the desperation of depression, addiction or poverty the driving force behind the demands which makes us tolerate and accept these unsustainable, criminal acts?
How does the flagrant disregard for personal responsibility become so prevalent in a society that says they want to be treated with respect? One must first trust to be trusted. One must first respect others to get respect. One must first be kind to expect kindness and one must first love to expect love. Are these virtues no longer taught by parents or in schools?
Society has been struggling with social, economic and cultural problems for thousands of years. This too shall pass, either through civilization’s destruction or through a resurgence of the faith that created the freest country in history. This was why so many fled totalitarian regimes and embarked upon a life in this country where potential was only limited by oneself.
Survival of the fittest has reached a point where those who are exposed to this chaos are realizing it is no longer possible to bury our head in the sand and expect it to all go away.
There has never been better time to be alive with all the wonders of technology, medicine and science. As with anything, the pendulum always swings with that same technology destroying the innocents of childhood far too quickly, but only if we let it.
This is Keith Kube wishing you the best in making the world a better place.
Keith has a regular commentary on WJAG 780 radio at 7:40 on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. Check his website www.keithkube.com for past editorials.