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Wednesday, October 20, 2021

What are we becoming?

When I read the story of the woman raped on a subway as the passengers recorded the incident I was sickened...I really have no words to adequately describe the feeling that overwhelmed me. 

What has happened to us as human beings? Have we become so self absorbed that another’s suffering is oblivious on us? Have we just decided women are objects to be used and tossed aside? Have we truly lost the ability to feel compassion for our fellow human being? 

We pride ourselves in how intelligent we are as a species yet our behavior says to the contrary! We cannot call ourselves intelligent and continue to abuse, bully and lack compassion for people suffering. 

Bullying is out of control amongst children and adults in this country. We see it in our schools and on social media. Children bully others at school and we must ask where did they learn such disgusting behavior...a quick look at the parents social media will quickly yield the answer....parents post memes making fun of others, our leaders make fun of others so I guess in some minds that makes it acceptable!

We seeing bullying from our pulpits in churches to our presidential platform...it’s not just in a certain partisan group, it’s across the board. We see people stating opinions on Facebook and then bullying those that disagree...we see social media gaslighting....posters post something just to bait an argument so they can feel superior.....we see adult parents bullying and assaulting their child’s teachers over wearing a mask, restaurant workers being abused and assaulted for doing their job...and then we ask why this woman was raped in public...

We need to ALL sit down and re-examine what we are teaching the younger generation...we ALL need to look in the mirror and ask ourselves the hard questions...are YOU part of the problem! Am I? If we admit it, if we truly are part of the issue we must change it within ourselves....I see this trend of  using the excuse I’m trying to wake people up so that’s  why I say the things I say...NO! You are a bully that can’t accept people have a different outlook on the situation. People lie to stir the pot. Or tell half truths.

We all have the right to our own opinions, viewpoints and way of living our life...as long as it’s within the scope of the law why do you care?  Let it be!

When we see a woman being assaulted, violated, and humiliated and you record it...YOU ARE THE PROBLEM!

Multiple people were there, they easily could’ve taken the assailant down and helped the woman long before the actual rape while he was harassing her!

Have we become so robotic, so unfeeling that we live our lives just waiting with phone in hand to see what brutality we can capture and share on social media? For what...likes? To pander to our egos? To somehow give a thrill or a rush? What if that was your sister, mom, aunt, grandma? Would you want that all over hell and half acre for strangers to see and watch? 

What the hell has happened to us? It’s scary to think we have become so indifferent to each other that ruining someone’s reputation or life is ok because it’s just social media. We need to remember behind that phone screen is a real human being. When those people recorded that rape did they forget that woman was a human being? When you bully online do you forget the person you are bullying is a real person?

We are living in a world I really thought I’d never see..it’s terrifying honestly...I literally ask myself daily...what are we becoming as a society.

What.are.we.becoming? Sigh...

Until next time...

1 comment:

  1. Hear Hear I totally agree. What are we becoming complacent? Are we really that stupid and hell bent on destroying are lifestyles and compassion. Not me I shall always help out our fellow Americans.