I must admit that I’ve seen this a few times – various places all over…
But the other day Waiting to unlock for Work,
I saw something that once more Pulled the Dread through my Heart.
I can suspect that in All aspects of our Society there are Idiots and Morons,
People who behave as they do,
Believing that They’ve got some Profound Right to treat other’s Horrible!
No, nothing happened to me in this instance,
But while I looked at this happening and Can recall at Other instances where I’d seen something Similar to this,
I once again Realized something here are well.
MOST People’s Fear of the Unknown, dictate a Great Deal of their Actions!
So here it is, and I can tell you that it’s None Specific to Race either.
Yet, as I sat in my Car – waiting for time to Pass me by AND the other Part of the Day to start,
I saw an Older Black man, standing against the Curb, waiting to see if the Road is Clear and safe enough to cross it.
Then I saw a Black Taxi Driver coming past him,
Not in the least worried, passing the Older man too Close,
BUT – while he came up to the man;
Continuously blowing the Taxi’s horn while he came at the man and well past him.
Having an Infinite LOVE for the Fringe Series,
IN this Series Doctor Walter Bishop was placed in a Psychiatric Hospital for the Character’s Background…
BUT seeing more than One film where a Character is in some kind of Trouble in this Regard,
You can well Imagine yourself just How Horrible such a Life can be!
I cannot say that the Old man who crossed the Road as fast as he Humanly could,
Was or Should be in an Institute – but he Did look like he was Living on the Streets,
As well as the fact that I could see there was something amiss with the Poor man physical condition – making Crossing the road so Much More Dangerous to him!
ON ONE can ever just say that Me, You, They might be Responsible for This kind of Disease – they could have taken Something OR their Bodies just react in a Specific way somewhere down the Line and Life just kick you in the Groin!
Excluding what happened to this man,
Leaving him in the Position he’s in at the Moment;
What caught My eye and mind, thoughts –
The Actual Action I’ve seen taken against People like him…
I can say that I’ve seen White Men in general who had Behaved like this as well,
ESPECIALLY when they’d have something to drink;
Allowing their Inhibitions to leave them and DO what they actually Want to do,
In this case – Especially when they’re in a Group… Doing the Same thing as well,
Harassing someone who should receive our help!
Hence the Idea that What we Don’t understand,
Scares the Living Daylights out of us!
I can Imagine myself that Most General People would be Fearful,
Having worked at the Correctional Services with one Man who didn’t have the Ability at controlling his Own Outbursts, when he got Really Upset or Drunk –
In my Mind’s Eye, I can Clearly see how he’d behaved that Early Evening when the Member in Charge of the Shift confronted him,
Why he arrived Drunk at work…
In this case, the Alcohol numbed his reaction to those around him.
Yet, there was something off about this man and
Here’s the Rub – he would Physically Assault anyone who, In his Mind, was a Threat to him!
YET, in all his actions he was already Perceived as a Threat to everyone around him,
When he acted as he did.
THUS, there are instances where things goes Really bonkers and I can imagine myself as well – if you’re not Trained at dealing with Special Needs People,
It would Upset and Scare Most People around unstable people.
While I was Watching this Older man Crossing the Street,
I also could see that he wasn’t Angry in the least – He might not have Registered how the Other man had behaved toward him OR
It so Regularly happens, it’s like Water of a Duck’s Back and he just goes on.
I saw that with his Physical Impairment, he clothes also spoke of a Very Hard and Difficult life he’d been living so far…
With his Age and Possibly NOT getting the Correct or Necessary Medical Assistance,
Over time something which had broken, maybe healed incorrectly;
It looked Almost Impossible that he would Receive the Correct help along the way.
Mentioning all of this,
I suspect that the Man for the most part of his Day and Possibly Life,
Is content at Living a Life where a Little Help here and there would be Nice –
BUT mostly, not being Harassed as Often as it might happen,
Would be Infinitely Better!
Remembering the One lady from when I was in Primary School,
Everyone called her “Mal Martha”
And this I can Promise you – at the Age we were then,
13 and less, when ANY woman screams at you on your way Home from School
Looking as terrible as she did;
You crossed the Road,
Especially when Even the Adults didn’t take any Action against her Rantings…
UNFORTUNATE for this;
There’s So much we can Most of the time do in Helping Someone who Might not want the Help these Days,
What is a Definite Possibility,
How we Behave towards those How might Not be able to Help themselves,
That we can Do for sure!
Jumping out and Fighting with that Driver or even Those Drunk men might not be a Good idea in the least,
BUT – showing that Person some kind of Kindness Might BLOW their Mind or just Show them that the World at Large don’t want them Gone,
Even if there are some Asses out there,
We can choose to do something more,
Helping where we can…
Seeing that No One ever can Know when Something as Terrible MIGHT happen to anyone of us?!