This is the first time I've used a blog. Not sure what they are or how to do it, any feedback would be very helpful. I don't use Facebook, Twitter or much else besides CairnTalk and the store sites for shopping to see what is on sale. Since about 1998 chat rooms were my favorite especially the Senior Citizens Chat. We became a family. The members passed on. There are two of us left and we talk on the phone now. CairnTalk is my new online family.
So here goes.
I had to write this after reading the latest posts about Buffy's attack. The newspaper story Brad posted about the mail carrier brought "Stitches for Snitches" to mind. A good friend of mine is a retired school teacher from a poverty school. He bought books with his own money, some new some from second hand stores, because the school didn't have the money for a library. He is a dedicated compassionate man. We would talk about life in the school. One day a grammar school boy was at a school event wearing a hat that said "Stitches for Snitches." He asked the boy where he got that hat. He said his father gave it to him. Every week I hear about a young person getting shot and sometimes killed because of gang violence. Here is the latest incident. http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-mom-boy-13-shot-dead-running-from-gang-members-quit-doing-this-20140929-story.html
That is 5 blocks from my house. Things like this happen because people will not report crime. Our last mayor complained about it. He said if people do not report crime the police can't do much about it. He forgot to mention that when people do report crime nothing is done to protect them. The mayor and police let "Stitches for Snitches" take precedence over police protection.
When I read the mail carrier story my first thought was "Stitches for Snitches." If the mail carrier reported someone like a supervisor doing something wrong the mail carrier would be punished. Seems to me first the gang kids started running the streets. Then the gang kids started running the schools. Now its like the adult gang kids are running our government institutions. Anyone remember the book Lord of the Flies? Its about what happens when adults aren't around to teach and supervise the kids. One good kid like Ralph isn't enough to counter the bad gang of kids led by Jack. There were no adults on the island with Ralph and Jack's gang. We do have adults around in our society but it seems they have abdicated their responsibility and now give their kids hats that say "Stitches for Snitches."
I think what is happening to hheldorfer is terrible. What happened to Buffy is terrible. That amazing little dog is taking it in stride. Unfortunately those pitbulls are going to seriously injure or kill someone or a dog. To me its because the adults will not take the responsibility a civilized society requires. And what happens is good kids and good people like hheldorfer and good dogs like Buffy suffer.
Ok I'm done. This is way off topic for a pet forum so if its not appropriate let me know and I'll delete it.