Back in July of 2012 a D.C. police officer who was sometimes called upon to be part of the presidential motorcade threatened to shoot First Lady Michelle Obama. During his recent hearing on the matter he says he was just joking. You can read the full article here:
And then there is Pete Santilli, a radio host that said that Former-First Lady Hillary Clinton needed to be “shot in her vagina” for her Sept. 11, 2012 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya.
Read about that here:
Both of these instances are examples of the hatred that seems to be growing in our society. First of all, these are women and since when is it ok to talk about women in that manner? Second of all, these are First Ladies present and former. There was a time when we as a society treated our leaders and their wives with respect and I don’t understand what has happened. Maybe you, dear reader can explain.
The people who made these remarks are grown men that should have better directed moral compasses. One is a police officer and the role of a police officer is to serve and protect, not threaten and the other is a public figure that also should be held to a higher standard. But neither have been held to any standard. The officer was not charged in the incident but put on desk duty and it still has to be decided if he will be internally disciplined. The radio host still is on the radio. Of course the Secret Service is keeping a closer eye on him.
These are supposed to be adults. How in the hell are we going to raise another generation to be respectful when you have people running around being hateful, racist, misogynistic and just plain disgusting? How many times have you heard that the youth of our nation’s problems start in their home? Do they really? Couldn’t they start with the influence of hate and violence that is not just perpetrated through rap videos and video games but out of the mouths of people in leadership roles? Police officers, radio hosts, government officials, religious leaders, the press and on and on and on………………..
Think about it. If you would like let me know what those thoughts are. Keep in mind that if you plan to make vile, abusive comments they will be deleted ASAP. I like to think that the people who read my blog are decent, concerned adults that want a better life for themselves and their children.