GOod morning. I was reminded this am of two things. One, we all have a place in production. Two, that we are desperate for an Advocacy WAtch.
I was on me porch when I heard a neighbour family heading out for day, middle boys bike broke. I got up and thot I might help as it seemed the chain had simply come off.
As it turned out, I needed a wrench and to loosen a few things to get it unstuck. Was so great to help them out so that they cold be on their way again. I was so so happy to be able to fix this child’s bike, I am still aglow.
I know them well and this mom is an amasing mom with great security culture, matches my own. I say that because of a story she told me which upset me.
So, while the little fellow is trying out his bike she tells me someone called the cops on her! I was like “What? You?” She was at a park, maybe oaklands area, and there are adjoining parks beside each other attached by grass. Her wee one in in a bike trailer which is locked to bike and bike is locked, baby was sleeping so, she went to get other one, had a clear view of her carriage and baby, anyone got too close, this woman can run and you do NOT want to get in her way, ok?
So, I guess she noticed folks walking kind of by her bike and baby, all was well nas they kept walking, so she thot. They called the cops on her. OMFG!? People have asked me why do I think we need an advocacy watch when we have cop blocks and neighbourhood watch and the like.
Well, Advocacy WAtch helps empower power to be brave and move past their stigma’s and learn how to resolve conflicts and learn when to call police. This was completely unwarranted in every way, except this woman called the cops!
In this case, these people could have simply went over to mom, whom they knew where she was since the complaint to cops was that “mom was too far away from her baby…”.
So, these folks wasted the tax payers money and the cops time, they could have asked mom them selves. Advocacy WAtch is about folks everywhere looking out for one another, get to know one another and build community which is right around you/us. Why not just trust she is on it and help watch her back for her? Or, go to her kindly and with concern and share your concerns. I know she would have calmed your concerns.
We must learn to deal with our own conflicts citizens, we give far too much power to police state which is ruled by Neo CONservative’s currently in Canada aka Kanada aka First Nations Land. Neo Liar Liberals also seem fine with Prison Industrial COmplex. Its a lobby which see’s us a slaves, resources is the new word for us. The potential for us to have to go to one of these jails due to minimal sentencing CONservative’s and the like are PUSHING RIGHT NOW as Texas and the like try and get rid of them as they DO NOT WORK! They know that now but, the Prison Industrial COmplex is selling to us here thru Harperite’s and the like.
This kind of system encourages bullying. We give our power away, this is not good folks. Bully’s learn this too and find ways to get power, we are all in power struggles of some kind when you think of it, playing a game of power.
Game of thrones in our day to day lives.Folks sadly give their power away over years and generations. We are however waking up socially so, its just a matter of time we all get this.
This mom is amasing and dealt with it all well and, what a sad reminder of our community, no one knows each other cause most do NOT want to know others, prefer to keep that distance with the charity mind or down right judgemental and punitive like those I know who pushed for the by law to remove campers from the tent city on Pandora Green/Harris Green a few years ago.
Can we change? Can we save ourselves and help each other, experience unity in community? We shall see. Its only a matter of time.
kym hothead hines
ps: not to mention the guy who ended up on another neighbours stairs and was cowering from another guy on the sidewalk waiving a bat yelling “don’t you EVER come back here again!” Yes, police were called as kids were around and, guy who was cowering talked to 911 rudely then yelled at the operator and threw phone back into house walking off…he was confused and high. Smart of family not to let person in, you never know what he is carrying or why a fellow is chasing him with a bat. Good call. Asked him if he wanted to call 911, after operator answered, they gave him the phone. End of story.
Police called back and spoke to household parent, they said “it might have been a con..”. Hmmm? Folks assumed drug related conflict. I agreed. Unless you know of a con like this going on?
stay safe, get to know your neighbours…reach out.