Today i stopped caring

Discussion in 'General Chit-Chat' started by LT2108, Dec 24, 2015.

  1. LT2108

    LT2108 Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporting

    Today, I stopped caring about my fellow man. I stopped caring about my community, my neighbors, and those I serve. I stopped caring today because a once noble profession has become despised, hated, distrusted, and mostly unwanted.

    I stopped caring today because parents refuse to teach their kids right from wrong and blame us when they are caught breaking the law. I stopped caring today because parents tell their little kids to be good or “the police will take you away” embedding a fear from year one. Moms hate us in their schools because we frighten them and remind them of the evil that lurks in the world.

    They would rather we stay unseen, but close by if needed, but readily available to “fix their kid.” I stopped caring today because we work to keep our streets safe from mayhem in the form of reckless, drunk, high, or speeding drivers, only to be hated for it, yet hated even more because we didn’t catch the drunk before he killed someone they may know.

    Nevertheless, we are just another tool used by government to generate “revenue.” I stopped caring today because Liberals hate the police as we carry guns, scare kids, and take away their drugs. We always kill innocent people with unjust violence. We are called bullies for using a Taser during a fight, but are condemned further for not first tasing the guy who pulls a gun on us.

    And if we do have to shoot, we are asked “why didn’t you just shoot the gun out of their hand?” And when one of us is killed by the countless attacks that do happen (but are rarely reported in the mainstream media) the haters say, “Its just part of the job.” I stopped caring today because Conservatives hate us as we are “the Government.” We try to take away their guns, freedoms, and liberty at every turn.

    We represent a “Police State” where “jackbooted badge-wearing thugs” randomly attack innocent people without cause or concern for constitutional rights. We are Waco, Ruby Ridge, and Rodney King all rolled into one lone police officer stopping to help change an old lady’s tire. I stopped caring today as no one wants us around, but instantly demands answers, results, arrests, when a crime takes place.

    If a crime isn’t solved within the allocated 60 minutes it takes CSI on television, we are inept, incompetent, or covering something up. If we do get “lucky” it was just that and everyone with a Facebook account can post wonderful comments of how “they” would solve the case and how “we” are not nearly as clever.

    I stopped caring today because a video of a cop six states away, from a department that you never heard of, screws up and forgets his oath of honor, thus firing up an internet lynch-mob of cop haters even though 99% of us work twice as hard not to end up in the news and to still be “the good guys.” We are “militarized” because we wear body armor and kevlar helmets when shots are fired or rocks thrown at us and carry scary looking rifles even though everyone knows that they are easier to shoot and are more accurate than a handgun or a shotgun.

    I stopped caring today because the culture of today’s instantly connected youth is only there to take and never give back. To never accept responsibility for ones actions, but to blame everyone else instead of themselves. To ask “what is in it for me?” versus “what can I do for you?”

    To idolize gangsters, thugs, sexually promiscuous behavior, and criminals over hard work, dedication, and achievement. To argue that getting stoned should be a right, yet getting a job or an education is a hassle. To steal versus earn. To hate versus help. Yes, I stopped caring today. But tomorrow, I will put my uniform back on and I will care again.
  2. Nogoat

    Nogoat Well-Known Member

    Thanks for your service and your thoughts. Have a good Christmas

  3. Gumpy

    Gumpy AKA Richard Prestage

    Amen! It's not a good thing that we have progressed to the point that a few can make life so miserable for so many!
  4. havasu

    havasu Well-Known Member

    You love it, you care, and you will be back tomorrow, because you are you!
  5. LT2108

    LT2108 Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporting

    Amen to that, I am here today, and caring
  6. Truckman

    Truckman Well-Known Member

    Sir, I thank you for doing a job very few are willing, or capable of doing. I would not want to walk a step in your shoes, but I am deeply respectful of what you do, and I know that without you, and your brethren, society would soon crumble.
    It really is the "squeaky wheels" giving all the bad publicity, the majority support you.
    Be careful out there!
  7. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 RETIRED MODERATOR Lifetime Supporting

    It may be a thankless job...but THANK GOD for the Men & Women in Blue !!

    God Bless YOU ALL for being that thin blue line...Be Safe Out There !!
  8. straightshooter

    straightshooter Well-Known Member

    If the morons would consider what it would be like for just one day without the men in blue then they might just quit thinking and talking stupid. Nah! Can't tell a liberal moron anything. They just go on another rampant direction.
    To bad television is being controlled and used by the government to brainwash the sheople. If television could be used for truthful reporting this country would turn around in a days time. This is exactly why Obama wants to control the internet. It is the last of semi free means of the people telling the truth about what is going on.
    So far I haven't feared the law enforcement but who knows as we become more of a police state that might change. Our taxes at work but who are they working for anymore?
    I wish I had the guts to be a LEO but not in this lifetime I guess.
  9. havasu

    havasu Well-Known Member

    I took a drive today. I didn't get pulled over, or beaten or shot by the police. Then again, I wasn't drinking and I obeyed the laws of the state. Seems pretty easy to stay out of trouble, if you just behave like human beings.
  10. MattNH

    MattNH Well-Known Member

    I read the OP and then wanted to wait a few day and read it again. I've actually read it a few times. My father is a retired NY State Trooper, my mother was a teacher, my one brother was Ft. Laduderdale PD and is now US Secret Service, his wife, my sister-in-law is retired FLPD, my other brother is US Border Patrol and his wife is a teacher, my sister is a nurse and her husband is a radiologist.

    I can't disagree with much of what the OP wrote, which is unfortunate.

    I also believe there is a large percentage of police officers who should not be police officers. They are the wrong personality for the job or are in the job for the wrong reasons.

    I also believe that glock26USMC is the right type of person for the job
  11. LT2108

    LT2108 Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporting

    Agree with your post, this profession, certainly isn't for everyone, it takes a special kind of person for this profession.

    Thank you sir, for the kind words