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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

It's always a little embarrassing when…..

Personally, I used to hate it when I wanted to do a little rioting with my homies and my mom would show up, grab me by the scruff of my neck, start smacking me around, and make me come home.

That video is actually borderline inspirational. The inner city needs more mothers like that.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

With a mom like that, there might be hope for that boy, growing up to be a decent human being. The other thugs are a lost cause.

-birdie

John Craig said...

Birdie --
Yes, in another context the way she hit him on his head might be considered abusive, but in this context, somehow, it seemed like the right thing to do.

And yes, most of those guys are lost causes.

Anonymous said...

Also, you're right, it was inspirational to see a black woman take charge of her boy and steer him away from criminal activity (e.g., looting, arson, stealing, etc.). Hope he does him mom proud in the future. It would be nice if members of law enforcement would do what's necessary to stop the thugs who are MISBEHAVING, burning a city down (for no good reason).

-birdie

John Craig said...

Birdie --
It is a little dismaying to see the police just stand by and watch the destruction sometimes. They've usually been ordered to stand down by the local mayor, who is obviously just hoping for the riot to burn itself out without any more confrontation between the police and the rioters, which might just give the rioters more "reason" to riot if one of their own gets hurt. A mayor's number one job is to cover his or her own ass.

Shaun F said...

John - This is a total feel good story! What happened? Was it in the Facebook Newslinq Feed? I'm being a tad glib. Moments like this captured on video - make me smile. Now will she be dining at the White House with Obama soon?

John Craig said...

Shaun --
It made me feel good too. The woman didn't come across like the type of upper class black the Obamas like to associate with, so I doubt she'll be going to the WH, but her heart was in the right place.

Steven said...

I thought about sharing this with you and that's exactly what I said. Great mum and the others need a mum like her.

John Craig said...

Steven --
Yeah, she's actually all over the internet now.

Anonymous said...

I don't think that a single mother of six really is an example for a great mum.
Does anybody believe she supports all these children by herself?
She deserves some respect for dragging her son home but she created the problem she is trying to fix now.

John Craig said...

Anon --
You are of course right. But that's sort of why the video is almost "borderline" inspirational, as I said. About the last person you'd expect to show such good judgment is a fat, not-too-intelligent mother of six who's probably on welfare. Little rays of sunshine in unexpected places always shine the brightest.

In the long run, of course, the dysgenic trend of our society -- with low IQ welfare moms far outbreeding the higher IQ career-oriented parents -- spells our doom.