Bringing Babies & Children into Misery

Life seems a maze filled with uncertainties all around. Most people get so caught up in the affairs of life that they bring babies into the horrors of existence without thinking of what they are doing.
Life seems a maze filled with uncertainties all around. Most people get so caught up in the affairs of life that they bring babies into the horrors of existence without thinking of what they are doing. | Source
Alienation comes with communication failure. Usually the problem emerges out of egoism, selfishness and the failure to truly listen..
Alienation comes with communication failure. Usually the problem emerges out of egoism, selfishness and the failure to truly listen.. | Source
Is this what it takes to wake us up to our own cruelty? Does one have to hold their own war killed baby to wake them up?
Is this what it takes to wake us up to our own cruelty? Does one have to hold their own war killed baby to wake them up? | Source
In many places, young children are forced into the army and are engaged in lethal combat. This is bullying taken to extreme. It matters little if the young warriors are boys or girls.
In many places, young children are forced into the army and are engaged in lethal combat. This is bullying taken to extreme. It matters little if the young warriors are boys or girls. | Source
Even when there is plenty of food to go around, many hundreds of millions, mostly children and babies are just too poor to survive.
Even when there is plenty of food to go around, many hundreds of millions, mostly children and babies are just too poor to survive. | Source
This archive photo of enforced starvation in Auschwitz comes from a Greek site and is ironic insofar as Greece is drifting into Nazi like fascism.
This archive photo of enforced starvation in Auschwitz comes from a Greek site and is ironic insofar as Greece is drifting into Nazi like fascism. | Source
Bullying is endemic despite efforts to reduce it. Everyone has either done it or been the victim. Bullying exists throughout society.
Bullying is endemic despite efforts to reduce it. Everyone has either done it or been the victim. Bullying exists throughout society. | Source
This protester was assaulted by the police at a London G20 protest. Similar assaults happen at other protests around the world, usually because the protesters want a say or practice free speech.
This protester was assaulted by the police at a London G20 protest. Similar assaults happen at other protests around the world, usually because the protesters want a say or practice free speech. | Source
Sometimes protesters fight back such as in this anti-austerity protest in Athens Greece.
Sometimes protesters fight back such as in this anti-austerity protest in Athens Greece. | Source
Buddha is one of the greats who meditated on the questions plaguing humanity and came up with a way to the cessation of suffering. We would do well to seek out ways to the cessation of suffering and misery.
Buddha is one of the greats who meditated on the questions plaguing humanity and came up with a way to the cessation of suffering. We would do well to seek out ways to the cessation of suffering and misery. | Source

In a World of Terror, War, Poverty, Disease, Filth, Bullying Tortured Pain, Why Would You Want to Bring More Babies into this Messy Fate?

Buddha recognized that this world is filled with pain, suffering and ignorance. Let's face facts! All babies are born different and this is where the problem of suffering begins. They grow up all in different circumstances but for the most part, that is in a filthy, disease ridden slums of poverty, set upon by all kinds of hooligans. Every single day we are barraged by a flood of news about wars, disasters, new diseases, famines, propaganda in the form of misinformation, economic woes and human shortcomings, yet we seem to be ready for even more. The world is also filled with distractions, especially in the more civilized regions, such as sports, shopping and gadgets. Many people would rather that there was no such thing as war, economic woes and a flood of other pressing concerns that plagues daily life. Many seek escape through drugs, booze and other means. Few seem ready to face the horror dead on and fewer still, to deal with it both for themselves and humanity. This is not for mere escape but an effort to achieve real solutions both for oneself and for all others. As the world is now, it is not fit for man nor beast. Why would anyone want to bring a helpless infant into a world of bombing, poverty, disease and perpetual ignorance? Why would they want them just to escape through consumerist methods?

Most parents genuinely want a good life for their baby and growing child, but this is a goal that is moving further away rather than getting closer despite all their efforts. Like the fox jumping in the vineyard, the luscious grapes are always just out of reach. In the end, they end up bowing to the ground hoping for a windfall. Every now and then, the good life appears to be almost attainable, but then it moves away again out of reach. This is almost predictable. For all their sacrifices, the end result is often alienation between child and parent. This is one of the psychological woes that are experienced by both the parent and the child.

Raising a baby is a demanding and difficult job and really demands full time attention, which, due to circumstances, most parents are incapable of providing. Babies and children are too often relegated to the care of almost complete strangers. Among the species, human beings have one of the longest child dependency periods ranging well over a decade. Yet, many parents are very much like infants, specialized in one avenue of knowledge and little else. If for any reason, their familiar life circumstances change, they are often incapable of dealing with the new circumstances. Yet, this is the kind of world we are emerging into, where the sum of life is a learning curve. Raising babies and children if even more difficult if you have to work and learn as well, which form part of the intervening circumstances. Despite all the valiant struggles, most people find themselves more behind than ahead. Grandiose visions for a better life for children become nothing more than unfulfilled dreams and what is worse, our absence does not make the heart grow fonder, but increases alienation between generations. Parents who consider themselves failures, attempt to live vicariously through their children, hoping for them to fulfil where the parents failed. The child all too often wants nothing to do with that agenda, having desires and dreams of their own. Both are caught up in illusion, but one would be hard pressed to convince either of that illusion.

As babies, we are all totally dependant and ignorant of the world. Parents themselves vary between being reliable and loving to totally dependant and also unreliable. Be that as it may, the parents are far from the only influence. Some babies grow up in an atmosphere of carpet bombing. Many grow up in squalor, filth and disease. More find an inequality of what they can expect out of life. Further, they are born in a multi-divided society with the chief division being of classes. In many societies, there exists a desire to have males as opposed to females. Given the nature of society, there are reasons for this. When considering bringing a child into the world, consider these facts!

  • Uncertainty on all sides

  • Bullying from all quarters from the top of society down to ones direct associates

  • Unknown and known diseases, some of which can be caught and others hereditary

  • Economic trends outside of personal control and even those in the personal sphere

  • War and rebellions

  • Sexism where males have more rights than females

  • Predation of all kinds, from unwanted attention to pests

  • Natural calamities like earthquakes, floods, drought, plagues, impacts

  • Accidents

  • Poverty, starvation, filth, homelessness, slum living, indebtedness

  • Prejudice along a host of reasons due to differences and jealousies, victimizing targets

  • Crime and gang influences

  • Injustice and oppressive laws

  • Substance abuse

  • Political and religious intolerance and persecution

  • Slavery

  • Torture

  • Pollution and toxic waste of all kinds from rubbish to nuclear hazards

  • Breakdown in communication and interpersonal relationships

  • Education and misinformation promoted as education and one's own knowledge base

  • Lies and false flag operations

  • Secret agendas of others, unknown and out of control


War is hell and yet it goes on continually

There are, no doubt other woes too, but the foregoing appears to be a who's who of what life would be like in hell. We all, more or less, have experienced the gamut of the foregoing. In some cases, girls have it tougher than boys. In some cultures it is forbidden for girls to be educated and when a man and woman is caught in adultery, it is the women that pays the penalty, often death by stoning, and not the man. In China, the one child policy has caused a dearth of girls where the population has become skewed to the male side with far more boys than girls. The long held old Chinese concept of boy equals big happiness and girl equals small happiness is behind this in conjunction with the one child policy. Elsewhere, whole societies have been destroyed by forcibly taking the children from parents and re-educating them. Almost all of us have experienced bullying, whether we were bullied or were doing the bullying. Let's be honest! When was the last time you were not intimidated by a disgruntled boss or a peace officer who approached you? Bullying extends from the home front all the way up to foreign policy where we attempt to coerce other nations into what we want of them by war, threats of war or by blockades and economic sanctions. In fact, there was a recent incident where economic sanctions weakened the economy of the target nation and the results were cheered by those imposing the sanctions. They were actually celebrating the fact of making children starve and get ill due to weakening the economy of the target nation.

Many of our problems and those that are imposed upon the new born, are of our own making and can presumably be corrected. Notice, that in the foregoing categories, there is only a few that are not of our doing and that is natural calamities, accidents, disease and pestilence. But we have managed in some cases to use disease as a weapon of mass destruction. What does that say about us? Why would you bring a baby into the world with the certain knowledge that others have these designs for you and the helpless baby? Would it not be better to concentrate on making a better world, if not for yourself, but for the children that will inherit whatever we make of it? Consider well what you do by bringing a newborn into misery. It would be better if we concentrated on the essentials first before wishing hell on innocents even if they were the inadvertent product of a moment of lust. There are many things that can be done and some situations are being addressed, but not enough. Many people are learning to recycle. Iceland has brought its economy under direct control of the people and it is booming. But this is a country of only 300,000 people and the rest of the world is in an economic morass. More people are protesting injustice and war. Some of them have been jailed for protesting government foreign policy the promotes war and economic sanctions that not only makes children suffer, but animals and nature that has no relation to our destructive ways. These non combatants are more victim than we who design and participate in such activity. Then there are those who think and meditate on such questions, seeking answers to the medley of problems swirling around them. We offer our solutions are are too often ignored or at best ridiculed. This is not a joke, but a very serious issue! It would be terrible if sense was only gained one day when the newly murdered bloody baby in your arms leaves you screaming in torment. Resolve now to fix the issues that can be fixed!

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somethgblue 4 years ago from Shelbyville, Tennessee

So perhaps the real question we should ask ourselves in all fairness is "Does the human race deserve to survive the coming chaos of the Polar Shift?" or what ever cataclysm The Powers That Be are using to attempt to rid this Planet of the teeming masses!

It seems we share some common interests, it is late where I live and I just found you before turning off my computer so . . . I'll be back!


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syzygyastro 4 years ago from Vancouver, Canada Author

I often wonder about that myself and then find that during a cataclysm, people then come together to help one another. Take Sandy in NY. Occupy Wall St. organizers came out with cooked food (what they learned to do in the street) collected blankets, cloths and tents for the newly homeless and at one time even feed FEMA volunteers who were stymied by the conditions. So in effect, it seems that a great disaster is what jogs us into a sense of collectivism, helping and sharing. And then, once the remnants are cleaned up and things return to what they were, we revert to selfishness to the point of war and rain disaster down on civilians like in Israel, Palestine and Syria among countless other places.

Would a asteroid impact or physical pole shift wake us up? I would say, for a time before greed, ignorance and forgetfulness takes over again. The powers that be are busy manufacturing disasters for profit. It's called disaster capitalism and it is concerned only about the bottom line regardless of the cost.


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somethgblue 4 years ago from Shelbyville, Tennessee

Agree with everything you just said however I would like to add that their seems to be an alternative lingering on the sidelines that the majority hasn't even remotely considered, all be brief . . .

Perhaps the Mayans were actually talking about how mankind perceives time (ATM linear) when they intuited that time would end?

What I'm suggesting is that the ensuing chaos from a global cataclysm will spark mankind into creating a New Paradigm in which we no longer think of 'time' in a linear fashion.

This ascension in the way we think about time will enable us to move beyond the greed, which is what the ground crew called Occupy Wall Street is effectively demonstrating. Giving to others first before thinking of yourself, sharing the World's resources and allowing a New Paradigm to begin to manifest before the Polar Shift.

This way the seed is planted and the idea is powered by the energy of our thoughts and emotions. The global Polar Shift occurs and those that are already returning to a frugal lifestyle are able to carry the torch into a new era of mankind.

If you have read anything about exopolitics it has been revealed in constant literature, messages channeled or remotely viewed that Aliens are standing by willing to help but our prevented from doing so until humanity begins to help themselves (prime directive if you will).

We must take the individual responsibility to stop pointing fingers and expecting help from sources that are obviously in service to self (Government, Powers That Be, Banks, MIC and the list goes on) and take action in the form of small service to other communities (Occupy) committed to help create this New Paradigm.

The coming chaos is an opportunity that will work if we allow it to work in our favor instead of fighting superior forces and giving them power over us.


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syzygyastro 4 years ago from Vancouver, Canada Author

Today, two countries are signs of hope and these are;

1. Iceland that has broken away from the existing greed oriented imperialist world order. They now manage their own economy without the intervention of the IMF. They recently reached a 100% power sustainability by generating all their needs from geothermal sources, thus they don't need oil, coal or uranium.

2. Cuba. Yes, Cuba that has been under sanction and blockade for the last half century. No resources go in and little information gets out. Yet, despite that, they have achieved the greenest agriculture on the planet and received recognition from Sweden, that is also green. Cuba has gone bio-diverse, uses no chemical fertilizers and not pesticides. They have gone totally organic. As no parts and fuel arrive for outdated and broken down tractors, they have gone back to animal farming. Large land holdings and mono-crops are a thing of the past as more and more families get involved in sustainable agriculture, which includes local, inside cities farming.

While the rest of us dither and get caught up in distractions, the seeds of hope sprout and grow in these two places.


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somethgblue 4 years ago from Shelbyville, Tennessee

thanks for sharing, will have to read more of you Hubs but now I must go off to dither . . .


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sparkster 4 years ago from United Kingdom

Wow, superb write-up and insightful comments too.

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