Okay, the chattering class elites along with their brain-dead “useful idiots” (“ i.e., Antifa, BLM) have recently latched onto the catchphrase, “Let’s reimagine the police”.
Hurray! Oh goody!
Now what? Let’s see, after the police are defunded, disbanded, and abolished, what’s next?
Power to the people! No more “the man” keeping me down don’t cha know? Great slogans, but slogans don’t get the job done.
This utopian (dystopian) philosophy of “reimagining the police” is definitely a one-way ticket to crazy town in the land of looney tunes in Gumshoe’s opinion. All aboard! That’s all folks!
Look! The signpost is just up ahead, “Pandemonium” (Thank you Mr. John Milton) my fellow sojourners. Paradise will definitely be lost.
Be prepared to enter this bedlam of “The Brave New World” of Re-Imagining the police. Let’s see.
The first item is the toxic term “police”. The word “police” will no longer be used nor tolerated.
Hmmm? the new acceptable (and can be used interchangeably) terms for the antiquated “police” are “counselor-advisor” (CA), “behavior-guide” (BG), and the popular “feelings-coach” (FC).
These new euphemisms are now employed nomenclature that can denote that warm and fuzzy feeling. Ahhh! Soothing and definitely not confrontational. Pop, pop, fizz, fizz, what a relief it is!
Parties (clients) now call “911+” and are offered a cornucopia of numbered options to choose from.
These enumerated options will provide the calling party, now termed “CC“ (client-callers) the choice for the type of service that they desire.
But, there will be some caveats.
If there happens to be a phone delay for the CC (client-caller) on the line; the recorded song of John Lennon’s “Imagine” will play while the client-caller (CC)waits their turn on the recorded phone line. Relaxing.
Note: There are no longer deemed “emergencies”; just confused individuals that are currently making poor life choices. (???)
Dial One, please.
Additional Note: All “911?” calls will be completely evaluated by a highly trained and insightful team comprised of social scientists (SS’s) led by a forensic physiologist (FP) who will determine the “needs” of the caller-client (CC) and the “proper” response (if deemed politically correct) in a timely manner. The doctor will see (hear) you now.
Keep in mind kind readers that even these “peace & freedom” keepers have to be controlled by someone; let me think a moment—the elites! But of course, someone must control the controls.
Some unexpected delays may occur based on the fickle winds of social, economic, critical race theory, white fragility, educational bias, sexual orientation and the use of gender-bias personal pronouns (flavor of the day). Soup de jour my pacified patrons.
Dial Two, please.
Warning: Separate lines will be designated for those with non-secular beliefs; i.e., the lowly ones (Christians) who still believe that their inalienable rights come from God and not from the state.
Dial Three, please.
Note: It will be generally accepted and a much-ballyhooed “given” that there are no bad individuals (folks just seeking their own truths)—Truth Seekers (TS’s) with moral compasses with broken needles. But who am I to judge?
Dial Four, please.
There will be no jails! Just verbally imposed “time outs” (monitored via Zoom) within your own personal space with appropriate social distancing from other TC’s (truth seekers) and from CC’s (client-callers). Posted “Snowflake Zones”.
Dial Zero, please.
Wow! Unrestrained freedom without boundaries, rules or laws. A free for all to be sure!
Except . . . for the old, the weak, the young, the vulnerable and for the infirm and helpless.
Busy signal. Busy signal.
Now Gumshoe submits to my gentle readers for us all to come back to reality guided by “common sense” and not for us to fall for the empty utopian dreams and false promises that ultimately lead to a “Big Brother” authoritarian state.
Note: Read world history under the subject headings: socialism, nazism, fascism, communism. See how they worked out for the “woke”.
While you are at it, pick up “The Lord of Flies” and “Animal Farm” for some light bedtime reading.
In Gumshoe’s opinion, why don’t we all re-imagined a society where we all respect each other’s rights.
We don’t need to reimagine the police we already have them.
Please don’t trust the ruling elites (no matter how they wrap the lie) who would decide what rights we have by their reimagined police force that would only be accountable to them—not to us! Lockstep march! Papers, please!
It takes the REAL police to enforce the constitutional laws that we do have which keeps our free society from evolving into total disorder, division disaster, and finally to desegregation.
Our dedicated men and women of law enforcement are the “better angels” among us who protect and serve at their own personal peril. It’s definitely not for the money folks. God bless ‘em and keep ‘em all!
Gumshoe now resorts to his closing admonition; remember to love the ones who love you, and even try to love the ones who don’t.
PS: I’ve always loved John Lennon’s “Imagine” by the way.