This is a huge disconnect, and we let it happen. The problem isn’t
with the NYPD, the problem is with the blanket total support we
give our military when it fights in Afghanistan and Iraq. The
price of placing zero value on the lives of the people of these
countries is that our lives in turn become worthless. What goes
around comes around. You reap what you sow. There are dozens of
adages and fables that explain this phenomenon. The lives of the
people of the foreign countries are worth exactly as much as ours.
We overlooked the behavior of American soldiers in these
countries. Now the cops want to know why we treat them
And they’re right to ask. Why? If the army can arbitrarily kill
thousands in Iraq, why can’t they kill a few people in Staten
Island, Missouri, or Ohio? You “support the troops” why don’t you
support us, they ask.