The American Dream
Monday, April 9, 2012
How would you feel if a group of young thugs punched you in the face, knocked you to the ground, stripped you naked and took off with your car keys, your watch, your money and your cell phone? Well, that is exactly what happened to one man in Baltimore recently and it was all caught on camera. Perhaps the most frightening thing about this incident is that nobody from the crowd of onlookers helped this man. Instead, most of them appear to have been too busy laughing hysterically at what was happening to him. Sadly, this kind of behavior is becoming all too common on the streets of America. The hearts of our young people are growing very cold, and in a lot of major U.S. cities it is simply not safe to go strolling around after the sun goes down anymore. The man in the video that you are about to see is lucky to have gotten away alive. When he was punched in the face he fell directly backward and in the video you can hear the sound of his skull loudly hitting the pavement. But instead of checking to see if he needed medical help, the crowd around the man descended on him like a bunch of crazed looters. This incident happened on St. Patrick’s Day, but it is only now that the media is starting to take notice of this video.
The YouTube video posted below is a local news report about this incident. It contains footage of him being knocked out, but it does not contain footage of him being stripped of his clothes….
The video footage of him being violently stripped of his clothes and belongings is on YouTube and it is quite easy to find. But please be warned that it is quite graphic, and you might not want to watch it.
Sadly, this is just another sign of how much our society is decaying. And it is not just happening in the big cities. This kind of behavior is going on in every area of the country and not even the very rural communities are immune from the craziness that is going on.
As I have written about previously, America is becoming a very lawless place and criminals are becoming much bolder. Very creepy home invasion horror stories are being reported all over the United States and there has been a shocking increase in gang activity in the past few years.
America is rapidly changing and you simply cannot count on most people to show you even an ounce of compassion these days. Most people simply do not want to get involved in something that is not their business.
For example, would you stop and help an 86-year-old man with a broken leg that was crawling across the pavement at a gas station trying to get assistance?
Well, that exact scenario played out near Detroit recently. An 86-year-old World War II veteran was brutally carjacked in broad daylight. After the attack, his leg was broken and he could not walk. So he started to crawl across the parking lot toward the door of the gas station.
So did anyone help him?
Not according to the surveillance video….
A surveillance video shows Aaron Brantley, 86, struggling to get from the fuel pump to the gas station’s door to get help as people walked and drove by him Wednesday morning.
This is what America is becoming. A place where nobody cares about each other.
If you get caught in the wrong place at the wrong time, don’t count on anyone helping you out or even showing you a single ounce of compassion.
But just because the hearts of most Americans are growing cold and hard does not mean that has to happen to you. The next time that you see someone in a desperate situation out on the streets I hope that you will remember to stop and be kind to that person.
So what do all of you think about the video posted above? Please feel free to leave a comment with your thoughts below….