Showing posts from August, 2016

The Travails Of Paul Blart And Barney Fife

Social media such as Facebook and Twitter are like many things in life. They can be used for good or evil. There is nothing so frustrating as when social media is used to lie about security and police officers and they cannot respond to the lies or defend themselves. Winston Churchill said that “A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.” I used Paul Blart and Barney Fife's pictures because they are the image that many people have of a mall cop. I have been called Paul Blart and Barney Fife more times than I can count, along with many colorful curse words. My favorite names so far have been (lumpy assed old man) and (stinky fingers). This lumpy assed old man escorted the guy off of mall property that called me that. I was called stinky fingers by a belligerent drunk who accused me of giving him a prostrate exam. Being human, on occasion I have been untruthful in my life. I have discovered that I am a terrible liar and I don't enjo…

Hurt Feelings

I am aware, that many object to the severity of my language; but is there not cause for severity? I will be as harsh as truth, and as un-compromising as justice. On this subject, I do not wish to think, or speak, or write, with moderation. No! no! Tell a man whose house is on fire, to give a moderate alarm; tell him to moderately rescue his wife from the hands of the ravisher; tell the mother to gradually extricate her babe from the fire into which it has fallen; – but urge me not to use moderation in a cause like the present. I am in earnest- I will not equivocate- I will not excuse- I will not retreat a single inch- AND I WILL BE HEARD.
–William Lloyd Garrison, in the first issue of The Liberator
This quote by Garrison and a quote from Lincoln's Lyceum speech are probably my two favorite quotes of all time. Garrison and Lincoln were both talking about the thing that posed the greatest threat to the country in their time. The institution of slavery. Garrison saw slavery as a mor…