America at the crossroads: The silent majority vs. the advancing power of the mob

“The strength of the vampire is that people will not believe in him.” Dr. Van Helsing, fictional character in 1931 film, Dracula

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Ray McKnight lost his job this week for publicly stating what most folks were thinking about a grisly murder in rural Georgia.

There’s been a lot of talk lately about the “silent majority.”

You hear it on conservative talk-radio, Fox News and various YouTube channels.

Clearly we are living through dark times in America, unrest that feels different from anything we’ve previously known. The battle lines are more clearly drawn, the mobs more angry, the demands more audacious, the fear more palpable. Guns are flying off store shelves and ammunition is becoming an expense outside the reach of many average citizens.

But cooler heads will ultimately prevail, the theory goes, if for no other reason that this is America and they always do. The mythical silent majority will rise up at some point to save us from the chaos and insanity of these days.

We’ve witnessed the vandalizing and desecration of churches, toppling of historic monuments, smashing, looting and burning of businesses. We’ve seen the cancel culture destroying the lives of innocent, hardworking Americans whose only crime was to state the obvious.

They are coming for you

The cancel culture has grown into a full-blown Cultural Revolution. Even small towns aren’t exempt.

Take, for example, the case of Ray McKnight. He worked for many years as an announcer for the Newnan High School football team in Newnan, Georgia, in ultra-conservative Coweta County. But he was fired over a Facebook post he made this past weekend that his employer deemed “controversial” and offensive, even hurtful, according to the Times-Herald.

What did McKnight say that was so horrible as to warrant his immediate termination?

He said that four people deserved to “hang” for beating and burning 83-year-old Dorothy “Dot” Dow in her Meriwether County home in 2016. The four killers, two girls and two guys, broke into Dow’s home with the intention of finding her son’s money stash. He wasn’t there so they tried to pry the information out of her through brute force. She pleaded for her life, telling her attackers that she didn’t have any money, so they beat her, broke both her arms, slashed her face, poured lighter fluid down her back and set her on fire.

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Dorothy Dow

They disabled the helpless great-grandmother’s telephone and grabbed her medical-alert device from around her neck so she could not call for help. She crawled to a cell phone to call for help and used water from a sleep-apnea machine to put out the flames. She died in the hospital 20 days later.

McKnight apologized profusely for his Facebook comment. But that didn’t help him keep his job.

This was an “extremely insensitive and inexcusable” comment, said Newnan High School Principal Chase Puckett in a statement on Facebook, and McKnight was immediately removed from his position.

Boom. Gone. Canceled.

“Mr. Ray McKnight is no longer affiliated with our school or athletic program,” the principal said in his virtue-signaling Facebook post. “We would like to reassure you of our continued commitment to fostering a safe and loving environment for all our students, staff members, stakeholders, and all our student-athletes.”

It’s not clear what McKnight’s comment, aimed at four cold-blooded killers sitting in prison cells, had to do with students, staff, stakeholders or student-athletes at Newnan High School. But he had to be punished, severely, for the principal to look good in the eyes of the mob.

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Clockwise from top left are convicted killers Justin Pierce Grady, Angel Latrice Harmon, Cortavious Deshun Heard, and Mina Christine Ellery

If the silent majority had any influence over their high school in Newnan, it would be the principal, Mr. Puckett, who loses his job, not McKnight. Puckett is a coward who panders to the loudest voices, the biggest bullies in the room, regardless of the facts.

Some of us have warned that these are not victims of social injustice who are pressuring everyone to bend the knee. No, these are Marxist agitators bent on grabbing power. But Americans have trouble believing that. Marxists in America? You’ve got to be kidding.

“Didn’t communism die in 1990?” they say. “A Trojan horse? Really?”

Nevermind the fact that the co-founder of Black Lives Matter, Patrisse Cullors, has come out and admitted she and her partner are “trained Marxists” who are “super well versed in ideological theories.”

A new autonomous zone in Atlanta?

In another case this past weekend in Atlanta, a couple was attacked for no other reason than they happened to be driving through a section of town declared off limits to those with a particular skin color.

Police say a man and woman, both white, were attacked by an angry, armed mob gathered in front of the burned-down Wendy’s restaurant where Rayshard Brooks was shot by an Atlanta cop after he attacked two cops and stole their taser, then ran and fired the taser at one of the cops, according to WSB-TV.

Ty Spiceland and his friend were confronted by an armed group of thugs on Atlanta’s University Avenue about 1:30 p.m. Saturday, June 20. Spiceland told police that members of the group punched him in the face three times when he came up on roadblocks and rolled down his window. It only got worse from there.

His companion in the car, Jenny Edwards, gave the following harrowing account on her Facebook page:

“I was on Channel 2 at 11 p.m. Saturday night with one of my friends because we were assaulted. My friend and I were driving in my car on University Ave. trying to get on the highway. When we got to the light we were approached by about 20 people who told us we were not allowed on that road because we were white.

Edwards said she and her friend tried to turn around but the car was quickly surrounded.

“My friend was rolling his window up when he was sucker punched three times in the face. I rolled the window up when someone else picked up that huge boulder and threw it through one window and hit my arm and then my leg landing where it is in this picture. Then they threw another boulder through the other window. A guy in front of my car took a gun out of his waistband and pointed it at me and I just gunned it around him while they were preoccupied with trying to destroy my car. My friend was on the phone with the police…where we were met around the corner with the police. They called the paramedics because I was bleeding and bleeding badly because I take blood thinners…My friend and I were also hit with shards of glass from both windows being smashed. Basically…be careful and I don’t know what else to say except how ashamed I am to be born and raised in Atlanta right now. We were told by these people that we were being attacked because we were white…the news didn’t let everyone know how bad this was. My friend and I almost died today. This is serious…we need to do something together as humans not as black and white people. I am open to any and all suggestions.”

This was barely reported in the Atlanta media and ignored by the national media. University Avenue near the Wendy’s has apparently become a no-go zone for white people.

Fox News showed roving bands of black men armed with long rifles patroling the area around the Wendy’s Tuesday night, June 24. The men told reporters that cops are not welcomed. Meet America’s newest breakaway autonomous zone, where police and white people have now been warned. Enter at your own risk. Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms has a problem on her hands but she has already demonstrated that her master is the mob. She will likely take a knee.

NASCAR leaps to support fake victim of racist ‘noose’

As if race relations haven’t suffered enough, some look for any excuse to fan the flames. They will even try to stage fake news. That’s what happened at NASCAR’s Talladega raceway this past weekend.

The “noose” found “hanging” in black driver Bubba Wallace’s No. 4 garage made international headlines with saturation coverage at ESPN, CNN, the New York Times and the rest of the fake-new media. NASCAR legend Richard Petty and all current NASCAR drivers dutifully posed for photos to “show their support” for Wallace, the latest supposed victim of “systemic racism” in America.

Former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley also jumped in, offering her support for Wallace’s fake victimhood. [You can always spot a fake conservative GOP politician because they are the first to fall for this type of trap, so eager are they to virtue signal to the mob.] Haley couldn’t even wait for the FBI to finish sorting the facts before she sent out the following tweet.

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But an investigation by the FBI concluded Tuesday that the rope had been in NASCAR’S No. 4 garage since October 2019, well before Wallace was assigned to that particular garage, reports USA Today.  And in fact it was not a noose at all, just a pull-down rope for the garage door. Another hoax exposed.

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Bubba Wallace with NASCAR legend Richard Petty.

Where is this heading?

It appears we are witnessing the breakdown of civil society. The total collapse of law and order, revved up by the media in collusion with the leftist mob.

The anarchy, fear and confusion unleashed by the enabling of mob rule will eventually be used by the globalist elites to launch Act Two of their revolution — the reset of the world economy under a new one-world system that replaces free-enterprise capitalism and representative democracy with a technocratic dictatorship.

We are assured by many of our fellow conservatives, however, not to worry. This will all blow over if we, the silent majority, just hunker down and ride it out. President Trump’s got our backs and he’s certain to win re-election in November.

Besides, when the chips are down, I mean really down, that invisible “majority” will ride in on their white horses.

I can still hear the voices from my past, good conservative folk, who told me, whenever we got into deep discussions about far-left fringe groups taking over American culture: Don’t worry, the American people would never stand for that!”

  • Then came June 2015 and the highest court in the land ruled that people of the same sex could “marry” in a ceremony that since time immemorial had been reserved for a man and a woman. We stood for that.
  • Then came the toppling of Confederate monuments and some of us warned that this lawless activity, if allowed to continue, would eventually spread beyond Confederate statuary to include all historically significant American figures like George Washington, Francis Scott Key and Thomas Jefferson. Why? Because these weren’t just marginalized victims with hurt feelings who were driving this movement. These are anarchists and cold-blooded Marxists determined to erase our national history. That’s what Marxists do before they take over. We were dismissed as “conspiracy theorists” and told Americans would never stand for that, but then came June 2020 and it happened – Washington, Jefferson, Andrew Jackson, Lincoln, every one of them have been either defaced or torn down. We stood for that.
  • In 2018, inappropriately dressed transgendered folks started showing up in public libraries and reading books to kids. These events were promoted by librarians paid by your tax dollars. They suggested to the children that they did not need to accept their God-created gender but could decide for themselves if they wanted to be male, female, or one of the 30-plus other “identities” created out of thin air. We stood for that.
  • In 2018 and 2019 a revamped sex-ed curriculum started appearing in public schools that exposed very young children, as young as first and second grade, to graphic sex including that engaged in by various sexual orientations. We stood for that.
  • Then came 2020 and we were told by our governors that all churches and almost all small businesses were “non-essential” and had to close, because if they didn’t they would be ravaged by a coronavirus that carried a 99.7 percent recovery rate. We stood for that.
  • Then many cities and even whole states issued edicts forcing every citizen to wear a facemask if they leave their home. It didn’t matter that the coronavirus’s death rate continued to plummet, we still stood for that.
  • Then came the riots of 2020, followed by a movement by far-left radicals to form separatist states, they called them autonomous zones, that would not allow cops to enter. Police precincts were occupied in Seattle. A precinct in Minneapolis was burned down. We stood for that.
  • As 2020 wore on, many of our friends and neighbors lost jobs because they said something deemed offensive to Black Lives Matter and other Marxist groups posing as victims and raking in hundreds of millions of dollars from corporate America. We stood for that, too.
  • Bill Gates told us that life will never return to normal until the “entire world gets vaccinated.” But, no, that is not to be taken seriously because President Trump has assured us that coronavirus vaccines will not be mandatory. Besides, Americans would never stand for that.

So apparently the future of America hinges on a silent majority that lies down for everything and never seems to find its voice. They’re hunkering down right now but you just wait… when you least expect it they will ride in to save us.

We keep waiting for those white horses. I dream of them every time another truth-teller gets banned by YouTube or Twitter, labeled a racist or conspiracy theorist, fired from their job, silenced, all because their political opinion doesn’t meet with the approval of the above-mentioned mob.

I’ll keep watching, keep waiting. Maybe that white horse will appear over the horizon. Where is Bill Barr when you need him? Surely he’s saddling up his horse, ready to ride to our rescue.

It’s time to forget these fantasies and get real.

It’s time to take a serious look at mob psychology and how it works to accumulate power, and once it has reached a certain threshold, it will not hesitate to use that power in the most ruthless ways imaginable.

History is littered with examples of folks hunkering down and waiting for a leader to rise up from the silent majority and protect them from the mob.

Where was Germany’s silent majority when Hitler used his Brownshirts to terrorize his political opponents, eventually leading to the near extermination of an entire race of people?

Where was Russia’s silent majority when the Bolsheviks rained down terror on that country? It stood down and watched as blood flowed in the streets of St. Petersburg, and when the dust settled the silent majority were told they could no longer go to church, own private property, or choose for themselves how to make a living.

Where was China’s silent majority when Mao unleashed his Cultural Revolution, requiring citizens to publicly apologize for their middle-class sins before being sentenced to prison or shot? They stood down and we ended up with the People’s Republic of China, where to this day Christians, Falon Gong and Muslims are “disappeared,” and those who aren’t killed waste away in hard-labor camps.

You could find the silent majority of every other formerly free country hunkered down in their homes, unwilling to speak up, apologizing when they do, in the early stages of revolution, when they still had a chance to stand up and stop the insanity.

We’ve waited long enough. America’s silent majority can’t afford to be silent any longer. The time to find our voices is now.

Leo Hohmann is an independent freelance journalist and author of the 2017 book “Stealth Invasion.” If you appreciate the research and reporting of LeoHohmann.com, please consider a donation of any size to support our continued work on the front lines of the culture wars.
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28 thoughts on “America at the crossroads: The silent majority vs. the advancing power of the mob”

  1. Great article. This is my biggest fear. Too many are hunkering down. We all need to get Out there and vote! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. VOTE these “D” Marxists out ! Then, Time for all Conservatives to get their Concealed Pistol License and ARM UP !! The Lefty Liberals already disarmed themselves… The last Civil War the Democrats started was to keep their slaves. this one they will start to keep their base indentured. Short war with one side being armed.

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  2. First they attacked the conservatists, and I did not speak out—
    Because I was not a conservatist.

    Then they attacked those of colour, and I did not speak out—
    Because I was not someone of colour.

    Then they attacked the Jews, and I did not speak out—
    Because I was not a Jew.

    Then it was the time for the Christians but I was the only one left!
    With apologies to Martin Niemoller.

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    1. Onward, Christian soldiers! marching as to war,
      with the cross of Jesus going on before.
      Christ, the royal master, leads his armies on:
      forward into battle till the fight is won!
      Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war,
      with the cross of Jesus going on before.

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  3. Hello Leo, I am going to applaud you again for another GREAT article, BUT I also implore you to request of all your readers to purchase an American flag and proudly fly it EVERY DAY!My daughter’s small community has seen a HUGE uptick in flags being flown and it has brought a sense of pride and community cohesion, it lets us know we are not alone and we KNOW who is for righteousness. It also REMINDS us of the TRUE POWER behind the founding of the flag and ALL it stands for, GOD!!!!THAT FLAG survived our country’s inception only with GOD’S intervention on behalf of RIGHTEOUS believers.We must NEVER DOUBT nor FORGET the POWER of the LIVING God. Let’s ALL FLY that FLAG!!!Thank you and God Bless you. Sharon & Don Gricol 

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    1. I doubt it would go down well where I live – I live on an island in the Eastern Mediterranean close to the coasts of Turkey and Syria! Also I am not American!

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    2. I so very totally and utterly agree with you about our sacred flag, tfrc13—but if I wear, or wave, an American flag, or wear a MAGA hat, anywhere in my area: downtown San Francisco, in a slum called the Tenderloin, I would be KILLED, literally. The thousands of the so-called “homeless”, who live, get high, and buy and sell drugs in huge, expensive tents, completely blocking the sidewalks in every direction, all paid for and provided by the City taxpayers, and who can’t be arrested for ANYTHING, thanks to the City’s regulation of the police, but who are allowed to band together in huge groups to attack the police, while I and all the law-abiding citizens have to stay inside after the 6 or 8 PM curfew…..will slit my 66-year-old white throat in a heartbeat for walking through their huge gatherings while white, let alone wearing a MAGA hat!! But please: wear one for me, and for everyone in this country who can’t, because of where they live!! Thank you.

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  4. This story is appalling..

    It is the principal who should be fired, and not Mr.McKnight..

    I just left a respectful telephone message for Mr. Puckett, the principal.. I want to express mu disappointment personally..

    What a disgraceful reaction..

    Give this man a call would you.. Let’s see if he returns mine..

    Thew Dorothy ‘Dot’ Dow’s of the world deserves so much better than present day ‘America’, which resembles NAZI Germany or The Soviet Union, more than it resembles the America in which I was raised..

    ..Rest in Peace ‘Dot’..

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    1. This story is appalling..

      It is the principal who should be fired, and not Mr McKnight.

      I just left a respectful telephone message for Mr. Puckett, the principal.. I want to express mu disappointment personally..

      What a disgraceful reaction..

      Give this man a call would you.. Let’s see if he returns mine..

      The Dorothy ‘Dot’ Dow’s of the world deserve so much better than present day ‘America’, which resembles NAZI Germany or The Soviet Union, more than it resembles the America in which I was raised..

      ..Rest in Peace ‘Dot’..

      Administration – Newnan High School
      Search domain nhs.cowetaschools.net/administration-7b611d22nhs.cowetaschools.net/administration-7b611d22
      Chase Puckett Principal. Bennie Rhodes Assistant Principal. Randy Robbins Assistant Principal. Rick Surrett Assistant Principal. Expand. Newnan High School. 190 LAGRANGE ST NEWNAN, GA 30263 . 770-254-2880. 770-254-2797. district. Contact; school. Teachers & Staff; Contact; Follow Us …

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  5. “Even as we push the envelope and we are bold in our vision, we also have to be rooted in reality. The average American doesn’t think we have to completely tear down the system and remake it.”

    — Barack Obama

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    1. No Barack Obama, the system does not have to be completely “torn down” as you put it to find peace and start fresh. What the system needs right NOW is law and order!! We needed it as soon as the “protesters” for George Floyd turned into RIOTERS. Those words have two different definitions. It is so VERY OBVIOUS that every large city that these riots are in have democratic mayors and city government. Mmmmmmm…… why don’t we all-I say “we” meaning the human, AMERICAN race, why don’t we all calm down, PRAY and act like the adults that most of us are?? We are ALL for living in America, we ALL want freedom, we ALL want to raise our children, or have children one day, we ALL love our families and friends. We ALL should be able to agree to disagree on things and MOVE ON. It’s OKAY that you may like broccoli and I can’t stand it. What do I care if you continue to eat it? That’s your right. It does not hurt or bother me one little bit. What DOES bother me though, is all of our country divided!!!! We have GOT to grow up and realize that we are ALL THE SAME!!! We all bleed red, we ALL have feelings, we ALL WANT WHATS BEST FOR OURSELVES!! AND WE SHOULD ALL WANT WHATS BEST FOR EACH OTHER!! Can you, Barack Obama, help Americans start to unite?? I have no voice, not one that I can get out there like you can get yours out there!!! Please!! For your girls’, your wife, and friends and for America!!!
      I am an honest human being so while I’m asking this if you, I feel it fair to let you know that I did not vote for you in either election. But, I damn well respected you as my president!!! I didn’t agree with everything you said or did, but I trusted you. I was taught to respect your elders, authority figures and the president of the U.S. That’s what I did. Thank you for serving me and my fellow Americans for eight years!!!🇺🇸

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  6. Hello Leo Hohmann,

    Just read your latest Blog Article, “America at the Crossroads …. ”
    Great article – the best you have written!

    Sadly however, what you had to say in that Blog Article only convinces me more than ever that my own prediction will come true:

    By early 2021 two things are going to occur: A CIVIL WAR in the United States; followed somewhat later (but soon) World War III – I am totally convinced that both will happen.

    DJ

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    1. There is a great possibility you could be right, however, the Bride of Christ will then have been removed! Yippee! Therefore it behoves all who love Jesus Christ of Nazareth to be aware of the urgency of snatching as many as we can from the flames of the Tribulation to come.

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      1. You are right Julia! And we are to comfort one another with these words (of the rapture). Things are bad in the world right now but not as bad as when the bride of Christ and the Holy Spirit are removed. THEN there will be “great tribulation, such as has not been from the beginning of the world until now, no, and never will be”. There are a lot of people who don’t know this but it needs to be said. In 2nd Thessalonians 2:3 most Christians think that the “falling away” is a departure from the faith but it is not. It is in fact the rapture. In the 1599 Geneva Bible and other translations before the King James came out this is how the verse reads:

        3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a departing first, and that that man of sin be disclosed, even the son of perdition.

        Notice the words…”except there come a departing first”. This is the rapture! I’ve got more to say on this if anyone would dispute this translation.

        Anyways God Bless! Our hope and anchor is in Christ. Come what may…and what’s coming is not good. To someone without Christ this is frightening. We know what’s happening and where the trajectory of all this is heading. Leo so accurately points out what’s really going down out there. This all needs to be tempered with the sovereignty of God….God is in control and rules over the affairs of man. It’s no time to be messing around. Spiritual houses need to be put in order. Let him who has ears to hear…

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  7. I’ve been calling my Sen/Reps and not very nicely asking them WHAT THE HE!! ARE THEY WAITING FOR???

    DO SOMETHING, YOU USELESS P O S’s !!!

    Will they do anything? Probably not.

    Will *I* something?

    I won’t look for trouble, but if it finds me, I will raise the cost of being an insurrectionist and a Domestic Enemy.

    I swore an Oath to defend the Constitution, against all enemies, foreign and DOMESTIC.

    Like probably everyone else, I want the authorities to do their job, but those of us who have taken the Oath have not only the Right to do something, but the DUTY.

    Of course, I don’t expect the authorities to see it that way.

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    1. It is allowed to happen. We are on our own. Any government that ceases to protect rights and property is null and void.
      The buck has been passed on down the line just like the rest of a distracted and checked out society.

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  8. Just thought I’d include here a post I just left on Ann Corcoran’s site Frauds, Crooks and Criminals, after reading the above article, which she posted there.

    Thanks so much for this, Ann. Leo Hohmann is my all-time hero. He’s part of a tiny, tiny, tiny—less than a thousand, I’m sure, if not a hundred—handful of people who are speaking up about the obvious: we are in the middle of a full-scale revolution, and the beginnings of a genuine Civil War. It’s 1968 all over again, only this time it’s MUCH more serious. Our beautiful, beloved country will almost certainly die a horrible death in November, without some kind of miracle. How we can get the supposed two million evangelical Christians who don’t vote, to do so in this year’s election, I have no idea. But thank goodness for Mr. Hohmann: he’s on his white horse, at least. Too bad he has no cavalry!!

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  9. Thank you for a great article and wonderful comments. Our God is awesome and He will prevail.
    Is it enough to vote and fly our flags? How can we engage the culture to hopefully change minds. I sometimes feel like the days of Jeremiah 7:26-28 where Jeremiah is told by God to speak but the people will not obey, he (Jeremiah)will call to them but they will not answer, Jeremiah tells the people that this is a nation that does not obey God.
    God brings judgement on the people.
    We need more prayer and continue to speak truth to any and everyone even if they mock us.
    Psalm 119:105 “Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.”

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  10. every single riot was predicated by a person who had previous run ins with the law…every single one including Brooks…he knew as soon as those cuffs were taken out that he would be going back to jail to finish out his sentence for beating his family..he was out early because of the covid virus….NO ONE ever says lets change things. I was stationed in Canada they don’t have the screw ups the US has, they take kids early and train them so that by the time they are teens they have a self awareness about themselves..etc. sports for example…let’s stop making heroes of the screw ups there are so many others out there that take responsibility for their lives….don’t do stupid things and you’ll never meet a cop….

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