Since I wrote my last blog I have been focusing on what subject I should pick to write about this time. There is so very much going on in our World that I couldn’t seem to settle on any one subject, which is unlike my usual habit of publishing one post and forming an outline for the next one almost immediately. But then, on Monday, April 24th. the news that Tucker Carlson (and, yes, I did think that he was cute many moons ago and until he lost every ounce of Integrity that he ever had) was fired by the Evil Rupert Murdoch’s FOX News. The reasons remain murky, dirty and disgusting, however, it was quite a stunning firing! Some were saying that it was because of his incendiary opinions and foul language? Maybe due to his continuing to spread lies such as what FOX News and many of its so-called journalists continue to blare out regarding our “rigged” Presidential Elections when there is no proof of that whatsoever??!! Tsk! Tsk!
And, yes, Don Lemon was also fired from CNN. I’m not quite sure as to the true reasons for his firing either, however, time will tell. Nevertheless, Tucker was just one of the brigades of Disruptive People of all kinds and sorts swirling around in our country. They are attempting in any and every way that they are able to manifest at creating as much havoc as possible everywhere that they can. One of their Wicked Disruptions is to malign and taint the FBI, the Police and any Law Enforcement Organization, and I should mention that both Parties have done that for their different reasons. That is unfortunate and distressing. Yes, there are Bad Apples who commit Bad Actions amongst Law Enforcement People as there are in Every Sector, Profession, Community and even Family. When we hear of the few Bad Apples we might sometimes tend to sweep all Law Enforcement with one stroke and condemn them all. We do this at our own peril, because no civilized society can function in an environment of Lawlessness. None! One has only to look at Haiti and Sudan, for example? I have personally lived in circumstances of Lawlessness, which is why such events reenforce my respect for The Law and those that execute it, while not being so naive as to forget the thousands of Innocent people who have been beaten, jailed and, sometimes, executed by Law Enforcement. We certainly need to correct this Criminality by those that purport to punish Criminals. That’s why I have the greatest Respect for The Innocence Project, and its Lawyers who are working hard to correct this egregious behavior.
So, while, yes, there are Bad Apples at the FBI and elsewhere amongst Law Enforcement, what is absolutely true is that the Vast Majority of Humans working at all these agencies are working hard every day at nabbing Criminals and at Disrupting their Wicked Doings, often at the risk of their own lives. So go ahead and call me a Pollyanna if you wish. That’s okay!
In mentioning Wicked Doings, I heard a great interview on C-Span with Kelly Richmond Pope who has written a book titled: Fool Me Once: Scams, Stories and Secrets from the Trillion-Dollar Fraud Industry. Here are a few sentences about her book that I excerpted from The Harvard Business Review:
“. . . Have you ever wondered why Bernie Madoff thought he could brazenly steal his clients’ money? Or why investors were so easily duped by Elizabeth Holmes? Or how courageous people like Jeffrey Wigand are willing to become whistleblowers and put their careers on the line? Fraud is everywhere, from Nigerian “princes,” embezzlers, and Ponzi schemers to corporate giants like Enron and Volkswagen. And fraud is costly. Each year, consumers, small businesses, governments, and corporations lose trillions of dollars to financial crime. We’re so accustomed to hearing about fraud that our abilities to identify it and speak about it are limited . . . It will inspire you to question your own preconceived notions about fraud. It will challenge your beliefs about yourself and other people. And it will help you understand a phenomenon that most of us fail to grasp until it’s too late.” Click here to read the full review.
Fascinating stuff! I love Whistleblowers! I also love the aspect of our modern technology that has opened the doors for the unmasking of so much Criminality, Fraud and Outright Lies (such as Tucker Carlson’s unending stream of them). On the flip side, it has also allowed for much Libel and Slandering.
Do you remember the post in which I wrote of my fraudulent dentist? Check it out if you wish. This is why I am always delighted when I hear that Anyone in the Medical Profession is caught in Criminal Activity. The “Do No Harm Motto” that they swear to is a sham for some of them! Here are two shameful examples:
- Two Doctors Sentenced for Stealing $31M From Medicare
- Local Dentist & Hygienist Charged With Offenses Related to Healthcare Fraud
Wicked Disruptions are phenomenon that we should all be indignant about whether they are from hard core criminals, medical professionals, media personalities, politicians or otherwise. Our country despite all its Positives and Negatives (and I rave and rant about those Negatives constantly!) is polarized and angry and lost at this point. Therefore, I hope that I can always rise up against obnoxious behavior of this kind, and call it out. Moreover, I try my best to be discerning and reasonable any time I come across Wicked People and Disruptions and their Perpetrators. Lastly, our Shameless Media, on All Platforms and Outlets should be extinguishing the flames and not stoking them with their vapid blah-blah-blah simply to garner more Clicks and Revenue! Enough of that! Enough!
Finally, I am very thankful for my wonderful son who draws my attention to the FBI Press Releases and other important information about which I would otherwise not be aware! I hope that all of you reading this will be careful also!
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Yep, you said it, Hala. I am also a huge supporter of The Innocence Project. There are so many good people in this world. It’s heartening. The disrupters will always be around, but thankfully there are counter-weights.
Great article as always dear Hala . Thanks for sharing your thoughts. I am so disgusted with how politicians are acting. I used to be a democrat, but now after seeing who is really running the country, namely our cousins (you know who they are) I have decided to go independent and I have flatly refused to pay a dime in support of that party . I know many of my friends are not happy with the party, just like me. It really is a SAD situation and what makes it even worse is situations in Palestine 🇵🇸 with this corrupt administration headed by Abbas.