Remember in The Incredibles when Mr. Incredible had to go to Nomanisan Island to figure out that NO MAN IS AN ISLAND?
Mr. Incredible’s motto was “I work alone.” He had to learn to cherish his family and those around him to make a better life and a better world.
I keep thinking about that when I hear or read about New York City mayor Bill De Blasio and his abhorrent treatment of his own police department and the president.
They are so attached to their principles, they are so arrogant in their political correctness. They don’t care who they hurt in order to achieve their political agenda. They, like Mr. Incredible, don’t seem to appreciate the people around them.
And, it is done with surprising aplomb. Obama has had no problem discussing his disdain for white people, for capitalism, for America, the police, Christians.
De Blasio is of the exact same ilk. He distrusts police. That was cute when he was a young hippie, but now that he commands the police force, not so cute anymore. The NYPD is made up of real human beings who put their lives on the line everyday to keep the city and De Blasio safe.
It is different to call a nameless, faceless group “pigs.” But, now it is time to take off the tie-dye, cut the hair and be respectful to the men and women in blue. I have heard a lot about the police turning their backs on De Blasio at the funerals for the murdered NYPD officers.
Turning their backs was a respectful, silent protest. It was peaceful and it was a perfect response to a man who clearly distrusts them. It showed how they really feel about a man who, unfairly, implies that the police are racist and oppressive.
Did you know that the 35,000 member NYPD is mostly minority? Both men who were brutally murdered while doing their jobs were minorities. One was Asian and one was Hispanic. Think about that for a second.
In our nation’s largest city and across the country, radical progressive liberalism is on full display. Do you agree with it? Do you want to stand with these principles? With these men?
Remember, no man is an island.
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