Normally I try to post positive articles here, but I was led to write this one this morning.
I’m tired. Aren’t you? I’m tired of watching people destroy our country. I’m tired of staying in the house, wearing a mask when I go out, disinfecting everything, washing my hands numerous times a day and safe distancing when people around me at public places are not. I just wonder what gives them the right to possibly put me and others like me who have compromised immune systems in danger.
I’m tired of watching political news that goes no where. Trying to find a person among either party that you believe is totally honest is a useless quest. No matter who you think is the right one, someone will manage to dig up some kind of garbage on them. Politics is no longer a race to run. It has turned into an all out war.
I’m tired of reading about riots and protests. I have never, ever understood how burning others property, stealing from the stores you wreck, beating and sometimes killing innocent people who just happen to be in your way shows that you want things to change for the better. It seems to me, through the research and articles I have read, that other than the Floyd episode, and other than innocent bystanders and children being shot, that most of the people that everyone is protesting over are career criminals.
I’ve watched the videos and for the most part, if they had complied with the police mandates, they would be alive today. I just don’t understand, in a world where rules and protection are put in place for our benefit, how just a few think that none of it applies to them. If a person is stopped, and if that person resists, fights (hits a police officer or grabs for his gun or runs) then if he gets shot or dies, he has brought it on himself.
I know that a few years ago, the cities of some of these criminals were sued by the families and the family got a big payday. In the meantime the person who has taken on the job of protecting us all, no matter what our racial back ground, age or religious beliefs are has lost his income, lost any hope of protecting or taking care of his family because he was out trying to take care of and protect the public.
I’ve watched the videos of people breaking windows and running off with giant screen plasma TV’s, cell phones, clothes, computers and the like and I don’t understand how that shows respect and sorrow for the person who died. How does that protest the killing, what message does that send?
It seems that every time there is a protest that turns into a riot, the people consider it a green light to start a free for all of property theft and violence. Anyone with a conscience would know this isn’t the way to solve a problem.
I’m tired of worrying that if I speak my mind, if I say what I feel, or I question what is going on, then I’m labeled a bigot, a racists, a traitor or unpatriotic. I’m just plain tired of watching our country go down the drain.