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Have you ever had a dream that was so real to you think it had you questioning reality?

All I can say it that it can be quite disturbing and disorienting until you’re fully awake. While in the dream state, anything can happen, even it half awake.

Here's a good article which explains differentiations on accountability between the Military & Cops

Why the US Military Usually Punishes Misconduct but Police Often Close Ranks

No ‘blue wall of silence:’ A military lawyer explains why the US armed forces take accountability and justice seriously.
The Conversation

Dwight Stirling

Many U.S. military members publicly disavowed President Trump’s decision to pardon Edward Gallagher, the former SEAL commando convicted of killing a teenage detainee in Iraq in 2017.

Gallagher’s alleged war crimes were nearly universally condemned up the chain of command, from enlisted men to Navy Secretary Richard Spencer. Indeed, it was Gallagher’s SEAL colleagues who reported the former commando’s actions.

This insistence on holding fellow service members accountable for bad behavior sharply differentiates the military from the police.

When police are revealed to have killed an unarmed suspect or used excessive force during arrest, police generally defend those actions. Cops who report wrongdoing are routinely ostracized as “rats” and denied promotions, according to a 1998 Human Rights Watch study. Researchers identify this so-called “blue wall of silence” – the refusal to “snitch” on other officers – as a defining feature of U.S. cop culture today.

Yet both soldiers and police officers put their lives on the line for their team every day. So what explains these two armed forces’ divergent attitudes toward bad behavior?


"So you were saying..."

You had ONE Job!

The TRUE villain of the story was ALWAYS Glinda.


Let's Boogie.

OK, who picked Apocalypse by cuteness for August?


Why are Karens and Chads so generally angry?

I’m thinking not necessarily because of anything specifically, such as over police brutality, Trump or politics, but it’s occurring in an overly general sense. I’m looking at these videos of mostly white people losing their freakin’ minds at the slightest inconvenience or that they’re in the presence of Black and Brown people within their proximity and I can only speculate that the core is mass cognitive dissonance in these rage encounters.

These people simply can’t process the fact that the real world doesn’t really comport with the whitewashed Fantasy America that they’ve been sold.

There’s a lot of irrational thinking that gets triggered any time these people realize that they’re sharing space with people that they’ve designated as “the other.”

I find it interesting when white people are triggered by blackness and their only choices are flight (denial that their words and actions have racist impact), or fight (outright racist outrage). They’re unable to act rationally because their thought processes are diverting to mental and emotional gridlock.

It doesn’t matter what’s right in front of them, namely another human being, it only matters that the default of whiteness has come within proximity of non-whiteness. Something that’s too difficult tolerate.

Stress is relative between people and groups who have developed coping mechanisms over generations and those who haven’t.

For me, those who go straight into fear, hatred and paranoia are people who have only lived a life of privilege and entitlement and are triggered because they’ve never never had to develop an existential imperative to interact with a significant amount of people outside of their own socially cloistered environment.

All I can say about that it sucks to be them.

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