I don’t often link to other blog articles. And, this may be the first time I’ve linked to a non-dental blog article. But, I found this article SO riveting and compelling. It’s a bit of a long read, but it tells an amazing story with which any family man or woman (momma or papa bear) can surely identify.
This is one man’s harrowing account of how he had to get his family home from a movie premiere to their home as the L.A. Riots (Rodney King) broke out. Imagine being out in the open, amidst mobs and rioters. The police have been ordered to STAND DOWN for THEIR own protection. You are on your own, miles from home, navigating through a lawless land, your family trembling at your side. You have no way to protect yourself other than your wits.
The article (click link): Jew Without a Gun by ROBERT J. AVRECH
I would imagine this story is one that any man with a family can’t help projecting himself into as he reads it. What would you do? What would you be WILLING to do?
It’s not only worth considering… I dare say it’s a moral IMPERATIVE to PLAN what you would do BEFOREHAND. Visualize the situation. Work through it in your head. Are you willing and able to protect yourself or your family? What if the craps hit the fan while you are at the office, and your family is at home?
This could happen anywhere, anytime. Things got ugly after Katrina. There are suppressed reports of similar looting and mob behavior after Sandy. In fact, I fully expect it to happen again… soon… when Zimmerman is likely acquitted in the Trayvon Martin case here in Florida.
I ask again…
What would you be willing to do? What are you PREPARED to do?
It is my true hope and prayer that none of us face a situation like Mr. Avrech did. But, I also hope that none of us sticks our head in the sand, hallucinating that it can’t happen to us… or where we live. The police are armed, not to protect you, but to protect THEMSELVES. The Supreme Court has ruled that the police are NOT obligated to protect citizens. You are on your own.
What do you think? Chime in below!