By now, unless you are living under a rock, you have heard of the riots that began in Baltimore, Maryland. The riots began after it was stated that Freddie May died in police custody.
Now today, a new report states that Freddie inflicted the wounds upon himself while in a transport vehicle with a solid metal partition separating him from police. They could supposedly hear him banging around in the back of the vehicle.
Now, whether this is true or not this entire scenario remains a tragedy. It’s a tragedy for Freddie May, who is still deceased. It is a tragedy for Baltimorans (is that the correct term?) people from Baltimore. It is a tragedy for the police, not only of Baltimore, but of our entire country.
And that leads me to another question, why is it that the media outlets seem to vilify the police lately? Okay, maybe vilify is the wrong word, but they sure make it look like they are out of control. It always comes down to a question of “who shot first?” Lately. More than fifty years ago that question was never asked. Police caught and took care of the bad guys, the criminals.
Now, I am in no way saying the rioters are criminals, or even thugs as some have suggested. I am asking questions to find out why is our nation quickly spiraling out of control? Could it possibly be so certain people, or a group of people can take control? Look at World War 2 and how Hitler tried to take control. He caused confusion and arrests of innocents. Now, I am not saying one way or the other who is taking control. For all I know it could be someone from another country. But the question needs to be asked, “why is our society so madly out of control and divided in so many different ways?” It has NEVER been like this in our 250 years of history!!! Why now? Why are we a nation that is ruled by entitlement, even at the cost of another’s free entitlements that they have been granted since the beginning of this nation?!
Is it time to go back to the drawing board? I am writing thoughts to begin a dialog. None of this makes sense to me at the moment, other than, God still loves us and God can still take ANY bad situation and make it right and good. Is it too late for our nation to turn back to Him? Are we on a slippery slope from which there is no return? I want to talk about these things. And I am totally interested in any outsiders opinions. Other countries, how do you view what is happening in The United States? In order for us to be United, we ALL need to start thinking about these things TOGETHER AND UNITED!!!! We were once a United States, but I fear we haven’t been since 1860! Can we turn the tide and get back our great nation once again? No riots! No murders! No crimes being committed against others!! Can we?! Can WE?!!