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I work in the insurance industry and consider it a highly noble profession. I work with a lot of wonderful people and I compete against a lot of wonderful people.
I also know that there are a lot of crooks and shysters in my industry who are only looking to make a fast buck and simply do not care about the welfare of their clients.
I don’t believe that simply being in insurance makes me superior to the rest of society. Any accolades – and commissions – that come my way have to be EARNED. I am not simply entitled to them because I am in such a groovy profession.
Where do people get the idea that just because someone rocks a blue uni, collects a government paycheck and consumes several times as many donuts than the average American that they are automatically superior to the rest of us? When cops are properly arresting violent criminals, yes, let’s applaud them. But when they violate the rights of non-violent people, they themselves become criminals and need to be punished accordingly.
Yes, let’s mourn the five Dallas cops that were killed Thursday night and pray for all those injured as well as all those affected by this horrific crime. But let us not ignore the police brutality that is so rampant all over America. What brutality, you ask? Start by clicking here and here and here and here. And then go to Google and YouTube and search for “police brutality”. You will never get to it all.
Over 600 Americans have been killed by police this year. If you automatically assume that these 600 people “must have done something to deserve it” or if you give the cops a free pass again and again because you “support” them, or if you rationalize crime-by-cops away with clichés like “they have a dangerous job” or “they don’t know who they are dealing with”, you are only contributing to the evils you insist you deplore.
How so? There are millions of other people who like other government officials – i.e. Obama, Hillary, etc. – and will make endless excuses for their criminality thereby placing them above the law. Is the word “enable” anywhere in your vocabulary?
It is so tribal. As a caveman might put it, “Cop, him good.”
If gun confiscation ever comes to America – and I don’t think it will as it will cause too many people to wake up – who do you think will be in your neighborhood and on your doorstep doing the actual enforcing?
Let me help you with the answer: cops! Will you still idolize them then?
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