August 13, 2017
Charlottesville was preventable. Any competent police force could have managed that incident without conflict and loss of life. First time I’ve seen a president blame “many sides” for a terrorist incident.
The hospital put plans in place since the night before, yet the local police went on a stroll in the park.
The Denver Post: Denver’s tab to settle police and sheriff cases: $14.5 million in 3 years. http://google.com/newsstand/s/CBIwyNPx6jQ
Just imagine the kind of society where this report was not necessary. But what is done is done.
Let’s now imagine a society where, having acknowledged its wrongs and flaws, actually took the report seriously, and went directly to work with the best of human resources and capital focused on fairness and justice, something like the Marshall Plan. Wow, what would America be like today?
Lastly, imagine such a dark report delivered to small, timid men, whose vision for humanity doesn’t rise beyond the walls and ceilings of their commodious offices; their loftiest dream is date-stamped on a pension, and a job held in trust for them by mysterious lobbyists.
Well, hey, time to get out of bed. Look around, nothing is there to imagine. The smell is that of wounds neglected and the body politic fast headed to mass graves. America chose that option as its destiny.