I was not going to enter this horrible race war when Paula Dean had her problems with the past. I wasn’t going to get into the mess with all the white policemen when they started getting into trouble. I wasn’t going to say much for or against Hulk Hogan when he got dragged (or dragged himself) in to the race war.
Then, I read this article about a woman of 4 who accidentally left her child in a carrier in the grocery cart at the store for 45 minutes when she got home, realized, and drove back. By then police had been called and she was charged with child endangerment.
Now, I have to say something for all of these. Ferguson may be the exception, but the rule still fits a little.
Now here’s what I found on FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/search/str/istandwithcherish/keywords_top
I am not going to stand up particularly for any of these people or situations. What I am going to do is to take a second and yell at all the people who made instant decisions to “hate” all these people, policemen, celebs, whoever. I understand the horrible feelings if your loved one was killed and it looks like prejudice or bad judgment or even selected error. But, people, where did all your compassion go? Where did the treat people like yourself go? Where did your positive feelings go? The network has dropped Hulk Hogan because of one thing said, something he has apologized over and over for and has said where he was at the time and how low he felt.
Paula Dean has fought to climb back a little from something that, may have been said, but was brought about by a disgruntled employee who may or may not have been totally accurate. I won’t get into the Ferguson deal. Sorry…that one’s a bomb ready to go off…
Then, here is this mother, horrified and mortified that she made a mistake. Sure, it could have ended up very badly. The child could have been hit or kidnapped, or died. Yes, it could have happened. But, she did everything she could as quickly as she could to fix it. And, in the end, because of people with feelings, the child is okay. I am not saying that the parents (or, at least, Mom) should not have some sort of punishment, but, hey, in this case couldn’t we make it a minimum thing, write it up, file it, make sure she can’t make another mistake like this, but ease off…
People lately must be really scared for themselves, because they jump at the first chance to “put someone away”, “make them pay,” “show them who’s boss”. And, it is, mostly — CRAP!
Help each other a little, smile a little, yep, you may get knocked down once in awhile for being nice, but the world in general raises up a bit with ever nice thing that happens.
I better stop and let you speak your pieces, good or not-so-good. I don’t judge and I am not here. I just notice and speak my piece, too.