“Never smile at a Crocodile
Never tip your hat and stop to talk awhile
Don’t be taken in by his big wide grin
He’s imagining how well you’d fit within his skin.”
I’ve been called for jury duty this month. At their orientation, they were sure to thank us for doing our civic duty. But they didn’t bother telling us that we could be arrested and/or fined if we didn’t show up without giving them a good reason first. They were smiling as they spoke.
The man taking a beating from the thugs of United Airlines shows very clearly what happens when we fail to comply. This provides yet another example of what any of us could get if we don’t obey on command. That’s one of the reasons why they made an example of this man.
When you allow those in high places to get away with something that the rest of us would be imprisoned for, you end up with a justice system and its police “force” that has gone rogue. As we continue to aggress upon other countries for schizophrenic reasons (killing more on behalf of those killed), it follows that the level of aggression against the people here at home would also increase. Evidence of this is now commonplace due to the enforcers ramping up their level of brutality as well as the technology that captures it and sends across the world.
In the past, I’ve worked with the developmentally disabled in my community. Unfortunately, these organizations that employed me still wish to be part of a militaristic vertical hierarchy that is harmful to my soul so I can’t work within these confines for very long before I find myself turning back into a pod person. The more I compromise myself, the more I must lose myself in materialism as a distraction from my servitude. But that’s for another story.
Anyway, I know many people with disabilities running around loose in the world. They are the only group of people that I have any respect for. As for the reasons, let’s just say that it’s a valuable lesson to see what it looks like when someone will not tolerate belittlement in favor of conventionality.
But, as with all groups, you have the bad apples also. I was speaking with someone I had previously worked with in this field. We talked about our clients with disabilities and what they were doing now.
I asked the lady about one person in particular. He certainly was not always a likeable fellow, but I had wondered about him as he didn’t seem to be learning his lessons regarding cause and effect very well. For background, the guy was the typical bully and required repeated correction due to picking on his co-workers.
Now he’s a security guard who carries a gun on the job. I suppose I shouldn’t be surprised. Low intelligence coupled with a thirst for power appears to be the only prerequisites for joining the “force” these days.
So be cautious in your encounters when entering the waters of “civilized society” these days, my friends. One never knows what lurks just beneath the surface of their uniform smiles.