Is big Government changing the roll of the nation’s police forces? Are you noticing that police are starting to resemble the military more than a force that was originally designed “to protect and serve” as their motto states? I have to rely on you folks to help me out with this one. I just don’t know and here’s the reason for me saying this.
Since I’ve lived out of the western nations for so long I can’t honestly say. All I would be doing is forming an inaccurate opinion caused by a total lack of experience. For me there’s already way too much of that expert with no experience stuff already exhibited throughout the net. So when I don’t know I just say I don’t know and pass it over to others with more experience about the particular subject in question. This BUD’s for you, I’m asking all of you folks what are you seeing? Please take a minute and share with the rest of us what’s you take of it? I always share mine but only when I have sound experience on the subject. This time I have NO experience on the subject other than what I’ve seen on the net… and I never rely solely on that as mentioned above “Many Experts few with Experience”. So what say you…? I need your input on this one.
I have my sources of information and have surprised many with their accuracy. Most of this information has been mentioned months before appearing on any web site. Several of my readers have made mention of this but with this one subject I’m asking for your assistance. All I ask in return is you adhere to the following statement that a very wise friend of mine once shared with me. “first I want you to tell me what you know (100% no chance of being mistaken) second I want you to tell me what you don’t know (100% no chance of being mistaken) Last tell me what you think you know”.
I would appreciate if you folks would take a moment or two and comment on what you know is true. I’m seeing much on the net in regards to police being sent away for special training… training that’s more in line with being in the military than of the police force. Training that’s covering a wide range of areas from Riot control to border patrol and everything in between. I’ve even read they’re receiving training on the prevention of mass exodus of the nation. Equipment that’s being supplied to small town police forces that would be best suited on the front line of a major full-fledged war between nations. In other words OVER KILL deluxe excuse the choice of words.
Homeland Security stockpiling enough ammunition to actually shoot every citizen several times and with a type of ammunition that’s actually not even allowed to be used in combat but somehow seems fine for U.S. citizens. Six wheeled explosive resistant armored vehicles around police stations and colleges in almost every city. Is anyone seeing anything like this where you’re currently residing? I would really like to know and I’m sure our readers would also like to know.
On the other hand I’ve always referred to Cabrera as a Mayberry with Internet. Over here the cops just seem to leave you alone. I know most of them and you can too if you decide that this is the correct choice for you and your family. They pretty much keep to themselves. If you’re not causing problems for the most part they won’t even know you exist.
In fact last year they went on strike for a day because our voluntary fire department receives a party once a year and they don’t. Yep once a year we close off a small section of the road next to the park and out comes the plastic tables and chairs. The music follows and there’s a party in the streets that consists of a lot of fruit juice, rum and music for listing and dancing.
The police were jealous and went on strike because they felt they deserved the same party. So you guessed it we close off the street and repeat the same party once a year. Yes the police station closes and you can party with the police if you want to. Full bore drinking, dancing the whole enchilada. It goes on for several hours and I have to admit it is a pretty good time. But as always that’s just one side of things. I know this sounds kind of hard to believe but never the less it’s for real.
However here’s the other side of the coin. The police don’t really do much either. Crime is not a huge problem in Cabrera but it does exist. Although the police are great guys their not the most efficient when it comes to doing much. If there’s an issue between neighbors they’ll take the “you’re not adults? You can’t figure this out by yourselves” kind of position about it. So it’s more we figure out things for ourselves without needing big brother deciding what we can and Can’t do.
For some that’s a blessing to hear and for others… well it might sound good but experience has taught me they won’t be able to handle it. Everyone screams for freedom but several have long ago lost the ability of actually thinking for themselves even though they themselves seem to be the last to actually realize it. So sad but so true.
This is why I’ve always maintained these two understandings. First no one place is for everyone and second… you want to surround yourself with locals as well as with expats. It’s kind of like the old rum and fruit juice scenario… if you don’t mix it up real well, it’s never gonna taste right… and on that note I think I’ll cut this off after the next paragraph and have one or two myself.
Learn and enjoy from one of the most brilliant spot on people that ever blessed this planet with a little truth. That’s right if you thought Carlin was just a comedian guess what the jokes on you. In my thought he’s right up there with Ron Paul and perhaps has even done more to wake up the sleeping. Check out his later work just before his death in 2008 and I assure you that YOU WILL BE FLOORED! Until next time this is Barry in DR.