03/01/2017 (Wed) 19:44:02
ANd if I may comment further, having watched entirely his speech to Congress, I must say he is a powerful and fine speaker, and the teleprompter is a powerful tool, and he uses it well. However, in terms of police having more backup, what they need, is to have less duties. Less duties means they need to be doing less code enforcement and more flatfooting to find the true evil that is at this time, being ignored.
As a Captain in the USMC I commanded sometimes over a hundred Marines. They will follow orders from a little Sicilian likea me. However they are merciless verbally with you, if you fuck up, and especially if you get any of them killed. You see, a good cadre values itself, each member cherishes the life of his brothers. The way to make this work in real life and have it not be just words, is, to ask only a few basic things from the men, under your command.
When for example, Forrest Gump in that movie, shows up into Vietnam, his commander tells him the basics, keep your feet in good condition. Keep your weapon operation and ready at all times. In having less to think about, your footsoldier is able to be a better man, a better father, and TIME is what all men run out of, time and the childhood of their children. So you have to give them less to do, not more to do. You cannot load them up with powerful Cicero type words and then ask them to go do it, with double the workload. You have to know the backs of the men whom you ask to do this thing for you.
Your cadre is therefore improved by having more time to work together in solutions, mapping, planning, fieldcraft, because you didn't ask them to do a bunch of pushups and so forth, unnecessary things, just to impress your superiors or those who wrote your ticket. Soldiers can tell when you see them as brass polish.
Therefore, for this administration to lean into merging cops and military, and toward more laws and codes, "ala muerte" as one might say, more death, means less freedom for Americans. I would ask instead, that they show respect for common folk of both lands, and total decriminalization of drugs. yes, I advocate complete decriminalization combined with funding of some of these military billions, into hospitals to help people get off the drugs and to help families rebuild and heal. Said hospitals would be military necessity under the admission that the drug war was a failure and has caused a true national emergency requiring all drug agencies and policing to be stopped immediately.
Admittedly I have never been and never will b President, so please forgive this crude comment and it's location in time and space. I wish no disrespect, and my Original Post perhaps was in a moment of anger. That is not ho I normally am, I am normally very calm. Thanks to cannabis.
I applaud his idea to track immigrant violence, because these mooks have no honor like hmm, well, historically violent immigrants like me and my family. I am being funny here, can you see the humor? Truth is, my family is populated with military men. Many mafia fathers were Generals, and how does a son compete in peacetime with the relic of his father, a war hero? Thankfully my own father was just a humble man, known to be good. But not all immigrants are good, nor are they all children, as he was.