Tuesday, July 12, 2016

We are culture driven

Consider what we learn from family and where those lessons come from. I was taught mostly fear of police, but also do what they say because they carry guns. Father was raised in the time of the Black and Tans in Ireland. Thugs with clubs and guns. Mother was raised in the west with RCMP before they took on traffic. There was one RCMP to serve an area of several thousand square miles. Not much contact with them until late in life, long after I was gone. In adult life, avoiding contact with police was preferred.

Now consider the increased police presence we see today. I doubt if I go a day without seeing at least a police car. They are everywhere, and with a egotistical aggressive attitude on most of them. What is this telling our youth about them? They have the same attitude as the guards in the Stanford Prison Experiment. 

Consider the black culture in the US. What are they teaching for an attitude to the cops, which likely have the same egotistical aggressive attitude, on of escalating force until they achieve compliance. Attitude on one side or the other must change before the issues can be resolved. There is no obvious way to change other that that of the citizens. Citizens must obey else the trouble will continue. But the real problem is the attitude of the police all over, that they are right, always. There are laws that even thy must follow, and those need to be a bit tighter.

Baiting, forcing bad situations in traffic and then ticketing those who do not handle the situation correctly is one of those bait situations. Sitting at stop signs when they have clearance to go is just baiting or is distracted driving, if they are fiddling equipment. That is there culture. Ours must deal with their baiting. We may all need car cams also for our own protection. Until a open citizens revolt happens nothing is going to change. They have gone beyond safety, law and order and become a revenue generating industry here in Canada.

“If you do it, they’ll do it,” David S. Ludwig, an obesity specialist at Children’s Hospital Boston, said. “Young children are like ducklings, they want to do what their mothers [and fathers?] do.”

and so it begins.   

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