by Shorty Dawkins
I saw an article at the Daily Sheeple today, and at first it made me angry, but then, suddenly, it made me smile, and then to laugh. You see, I had an epiphany. I suddenly realized how absolutely ridiculous the powers that be (PTB) have become. I suddenly saw the emperor has no clothes.
Let me first talk of the article.
George Capsis, an 85 year old man, was riding his bicycle in a bicycle path, when a police van pulled into the bicycle path in front of him. George apparently was a bit outraged that the Police should pull their van into a bicycle path. “Police shouldn’t break the law”, he yelled at them. Capsis says the two cops then pinned him to the van and ordered him to dismount his bike.
“Capsis said he couldn’t move, and that amid “the political deceptions, the arrogance of monied power, an irresistible rush of hate welled up and I slapped him.” Capsis said one officer punched him and he struggled while another tried to cuff him. More cops came, took Capsis to the precinct and then to Beth Israel’s emergency room.”
Well, George Capsis won a $45,000 settlement in an excessive force case against the NYPD and is now being sued by the cop who punched him. That’s right, the cop, Juan Perez, is suing George Capsis for assault and defamation.
Think about this for a minute. An 85 year old man is falsely arrested, and in the heat of the moment he slaps Officer Perez. Perez, no doubt being one of NYC’s finest men in blue, is distressed at the treatment he received from Capsis and decided to sue in retaliation. Poor Officer Perez. No doubt he feared for his life. No doubt he thought he was being disrespected. After all, men in blue should be respected by those he serves.
It was as I was thinking of poor Officer Perez, that I began to smile, and then to laugh. I began to recognize the absurdity of it all. No doubt Officer Perez thinks of himself as a public servant, doing a difficult job. No doubt he respects the law and the badge he wears. But, (and this is a big but), Officer Perez hasn’t a clue what serving the public means. He is part of the system of so-called Justice, that allows him to think he can brutalize an old man for daring to show disrespect for men like himself.
And Officer Perez is not the only cop who thinks like this. The police forces across the Country are breeding many such men. Most every day, while searching the Web, I see an article, or two, where police are using excessive force, searching women’s privates in full public view, beating unarmed people viciously because they didn’t react fast enough to their orders. Some instances result in the death of the victim.
So why should I laugh? Because I saw how thin the veneer of power is. Cops want to be respected, (or feared), because of their position. So do politicians, judges, prosecutors, bureaucrats, educators, people with fancy degrees from so-called formal education, all those who seek positions of power, in whatever station, in order to be respected. Judges demand to be called “Your Honor”, in their courtroom. I’m sorry, but that title is earned through honorable actions, not because of the robe they wear, or the fancy courtroom we all pay for. Senators and Congressmen and women call each other Honorable when sitting in session, regardless of whether their actions are honorable or not. When being introduced to speak before a crowd, those with fancy degrees have them listed, as if the fact they have worked their way through so-called schooling is important; that it confers some amount of wisdom upon them. Truly wise men or women do not proclaim themselves to be wise. They are recognized by others to be wise. Honor is equally earned. It cannot be demanded. Respect is likewise earned.
This brings me to my epiphany.
If those who seek power really are seeking respect and honor, what if that respect and honor were deprived them? What if, instead of respect, they were met with laughter? Or smiles. When a politician speaks lies, what if he was met with laughter, rather than applause and cheers?
The veneer is thin. If those who seek power, honor and respect are denied what they seek, and are laughed at, met with derision, or even silence, what would their reaction be? I wonder.
What if, when we are called “conspiracy theorists”, we simply smile and say “Thank you”? When truth is called falsehood, and falsehood is called truth, I think I’d prefer to be called false, for it would be truth.
In this Orwellian time, being labeled an Outlaw is a compliment. I choose to be an Outlaw. When Laws are unjust, the just become Outlaws. When words are used opposite to their true meanings, I prefer to be called names those who speak falsely call insults.
I will smile at the PTB, as I know they are thin-skinned and will not like my smiles, or my laughter. Or I will remain silent when they seek applause or approval. Truth cannot be made a lie, for it is truth, regardless of the lies. And so I will continue exposing the lies, but I will do so with a happy heart. It is a time for laughter. After all, we are winning.
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