Good Morning people. I’m back with another post. This one is likely to cost me some friends but I cannot help that. I’m not going to apologize to anyone for who or what I am or, my beliefs. It isn’t going to be a fun read so if that’s what you’re hoping for, you’ve been duly warned that it isn’t. You may want to go and read one of Empress’s many fine posts. Personally, I’d highly recommend the RHONJ reuion 2027 post.
Still with me? Okay, here we go. I’m going to show you another video with the warning, it’s graphic, to say the least.
There is a lot of material in this video I could have chosen to comment on. As you may have guessed from my title, the part I choose to comment on is the bus driver ending the confrontation with his passenger. In case you chose not to view it, I’ll recap it for you. A Cleveland bus driver was having an argument with one of his female passengers. I don’t know what started the argument but I have my suspicions. The passenger at one point hits the bus driver and his response, after he stops the bus, is to deliver a devastating uppercut to the woman’s jaw, followed by throwing her and her belongings off of the bus.
I said a couple weeks ago that I do not condone violence and I’ve said repeatedly, I don’t condone hitting women. Society tells me that’s how it should be. A man should NEVER hit a woman. Really? We aren’t talking here about a man who went home and beat the shit out of his wife, we are talking about a man who responded to being hit, himself. I will add, that when she hit him as well as while she was screeching in his ear, she put the lives of every single person on that bus, at risk. There are probably a number of different ways the driver could have handled that. He could have simply removed her from the bus. He could have called the police and had them do it. To name a couple.
I find myself asking, when I see something like this, at what point, would *I* cross that line and what would it take to push me to that point? I know I’m capable of doing it and I believe that everybody, has the right to defend himself or herself. Society tells me to just sit there and take it in this case because, again, it’s NEVER right to hit a woman. Again, Really? If you watched the video, you heard my answer to that. If you act like a man, I’m going to treat you like one. I’m reasonably certain, that in this case, I would have done the exact same thing. Now that I’ve lost half or more of you as friends, I’ll continue and see if I can drive the rest of you away.
I said above and earlier that, again, I do not condone violence regardless of the who or what. That doesn’t mean however that I don’t believe I have the right to protect myself against it, by any means necessary up to and including, deadly force. Yes, I went there. I think that bus driver had every right to defend himself as well. Part of me thinks he went there a little too easily but again, I don’t know what happened before people started recording the incident. I mean, most people don’t just record a bus ride now do they? Something was going on before people decided to capture it for all posterity. I mean, did she hit him only that one time or had he already turned the other cheek to have it hit as well? I say that woman got exactly what she had coming to her. That is, from what I viewed on the video alone.
I’ve never been a personal witness to anything like this and I’ve never been confronted by it but, it always comes back to another saying I like to use. Don’t start none, won’t be none. For those of you who don’t know what that means, it’s really simple. Don’t hit somebody if you don’t want what may come flying back at you. Gender really doesn’t factor into that from my perspective. I’ve seen many recordings of such incidents and in most cases, it took a lot to evoke a similar response and in every one of them, I say it was justified.
So, before I hit the publish button here at WP, I’m going to ask this question. How many of you women out there, honestly believe you have the right to hit a man, AND believe in the societal shield, that there shouldn’t be an equal response? Before any of you get it twisted, I’m not asking you to give up your right to defend yourselves, by any means necessary including deadly force if need be. That is a right that is equal across the board as far as I’m concerned.
Those of you who are still with me, I’ll see you next time. Those who are not, that’s your right as well. I said in the fourth sentence of this piece, I’m not going to apologize to anyone, for who and what I am.