Sally Kellerman may have summed up the situations best in the 1970 movie M*A*S*H when in a fit of rage to the head of her unit she shouted “This isn’t a hospital. This is an insane …
Sally Kellerman may have summed up the situations best in the 1970 movie M*A*S*H when in a fit of rage to the head of her unit she shouted “This isn’t a hospital. This is an insane asylum. And it’s your fault.”
Well, our world isn’t a hospital. But it has become an insane asylum of sorts with the inmates taking over. And a lot of it is our fault on so many levels.
In our new world that is probably not politically correct to say anymore, but I fear it is accurate. If so I apologize to anyone I might have offended.
Stores around the country are having to keep items under lock and key to prevent them from being shoplifted. Some people like the CEO of Lululemon have defended firing employees who tried to stop shoplifters saying “it’s only merchandise”.
Name a place you can go to this day and time without wondering if you could be shot, stabbed or beaten while there.
I just returned from a trip that required me to be on four airplanes. Every time I boarded, I wondered if someone was going to be drunk and unruly or violent in some way because they didn’t like where you were sitting or for some other trivial reason.
My daughter went to a public event in Nashville over the weekend. And I feared for her safety based on the current climate where people are expressing their views in irrational and violent ways.
Be honest with yourself. Don’t you look a little more cautiously at people based on the way they are dressed or the way they act. Sure, you do. We all have to be more circumspect about our surroundings.
While you are out don’t say anything to anyone that might offend them and provoke a violent response. So much for free speech.
Use the wrong pronoun in some schools or businesses, and there are more new pronouns each day, and you run the risk of having your job terminated.
We live in a world where there are few consequences for actions that used to be considered rude or even criminal.
In New York City vending machines are being placed near areas of drug activity according to the New York Post. The machines distribute everything from clean crack pipes to Narcan for overdoses and a test strip for fentanyl. All of the items are free. In some ways it can prevent deaths, but the machines also promote drug use, which is increasing exponentially.
Plus, social media is leading a charge in dangerous effects on mental health, especially in teenagers. The majority of studies point to social media for increases in depression, loneliness and anxiety, all of which can lead to people acting in less than appropriate ways.
Help needs to be on the way from somewhere. It is time we took the keys back.
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