One thing we all have to understand and most people don’t, there are the protestors and there are the troublemakers. And they are not the same people. In the Bay Area the troublemakers are the Anarchists and the thugs. Those are not the people who are protesting the disproportionate deaths of African American men at the hands of the police. It must stop. I said when it happened that Eric Garner’s death was egregious. It still is. And if they shut down every highway in the bay area until change is implemented, I’m fine with that. Because at the end of the day, we all bleed one color. Red. And that’s what matters. Stop the bloodshed. Stop the killing.
Here’s the deal and I’ve been talking about this for months. Everyone talks about how few Realtors are actually good at their jobs. About 10% will really rock your world. Another 10-15% can do a decent job. The next 60% are just average. They don’t do anything amazing but they don’t screw up fantastically either. The last 20% are thieves, liars and cheats. Completely incompetent. Think about the field you’re in. The same thing is true. It’s true for lawyers, it’s true in the military, it’s true for every other field out there. Including policing. The problem is cops have guns and interact with the general public. So their screw ups are magnified.
Let’s use the military for instance. There is this ideal in the country right now that every service person right now is above reproach. Sorry, there have been dummies in the military since day one. Idiots shooting their own limbs off, accidentally shooting their comrades and defecting. About 20% of them do an amazing job. About 60% of them are average and about 20% of them are just jackasses. See how that works?
Stop protecting the jackasses. All of them. Including the lower 20% who authorized torture in the name of our government. Lean into the upper 20% and for the love of God, don’t be average your own damned self.
On a happier note and a certainly not average note….this.