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Raptus Humanitatem

Updated on January 3, 2014
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The Defilement of Humanity

When did we as a Human Beings, the world as a whole, lose touch with our humanity?

Every day, we see on the television, numbing shows like CNN's "Nancy Grace", or we might read a headline article about some young couple's unborn child found "Tebowing" in the womb as shown in an ultrasound picture. I find ridiculous stories like this take preference as a headliner rather than important articles about genocide taking place in Africa, or the brutal murder of a yet another child. I am saddened, by the way, the media have numbed our minds and de-valued the preciousness of human life ...

May our creator,

whomever he may be for you,

forgive us ..

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Raptus Humanitatem

My eyes they grow tired,

for they have seen.

Savagery ...

My heart remains heavy,

my lament unseen.

Despondency ...

My ears feign deafness

they hearken no more.

Indifference ...

This defilement of humanity

Mankind continues to ignore.

Disparity ...

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    ziyena 3 years ago from Southern Colorado

    Cat ~

    I wrote this at a time when nothing but negative tragic events replayed over and over on the television. The end result is that nowadays I watch less television than ever before. Just can't handle it any more. Have a wonderful day :)

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    Cat 3 years ago from New York


    This is heartbreaking, but I suppose it's not breaking news is it? It is there, it's happening and it's tragic. It's sad that we live in a place and time where I fear turning on the news. I know there are horrible things happening all over the world and the people who can make a difference, just continue on about their days, as if to say, 'better them than me' or 'we can't save them all'. Well, we can certainly try, can't we?

    What an excellent hub!

    Voted up and others ~ Sharing too!


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    April Reynolds 5 years ago from Arizona

    Well done, I wish the media would take note, but we still vote with our remotes!

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    ziyena 5 years ago from Southern Colorado

    Amen Bob ... to all three

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    ziyena 5 years ago from Southern Colorado


    Not looking forward to another revolution ... but with these politicians running the dung show, what other choice do I have?

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    diogenes 5 years ago from UK and Mexico

    Too many, too many:

    Too many celebrities

    To many billionaires

    Too many children

    Evolution forgot one thing. When to call "enough!"


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    Barnsey 5 years ago from Happy Hunting Grounds

    Well stated. I have said forever that if you wan't to see what's really going on in the world you have to watch BBC news! The British pull no punches and hide nothing from the public! Why is it we do? Why is it ok for us to help one group of people but not another? I'll tell you why. Our country is run by the government, not the people. The gov only helps those who they have a vested interest in. No oil in your country? Then we can't help you. Why? Because we already are involved in wars we started in order to protect our access to oil. Help the Syrians? Why? They have nothing as a nation to offer us so let them all be victimized by their government.

    Everyone take note because when our government finally brings the hammer down and officially tries to make this a dictatorship or something of that nature, no other country is going to come to our rescue.

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    Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

    Well that was powerful! Beautifully done with style and force! Hopefully someone will actually pay attention.

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    ziyena 5 years ago from Southern Colorado

    And for the record ... I think that Nancy Grace is one of many who are the bane of our society. I wish someone would would put a fork in her mouth and keep it there. :)

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    ziyena 5 years ago from Southern Colorado

    Becky, Thanks for your input . I should have been more specific in my example about Tebow ... and so I will edit my writing to make people understand my point. I sometimes forget that Tebow is considered a hero to some, but unfortunately I am not a sports fan and consider him as trivial as the next celebrity. I agree that there is too much sorrow in this world and that we need a feel good story once in awhile but if those stories are ridiculous then they should never overshadow those that are important such as the Genocide in Darfour, or the inhumane treatment of women in the Middle Eastern world just to name a few. God Bless

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    Becky Katz 5 years ago from Hereford, AZ

    I believe that stories of people like Tebow are necessary to keep our humanity going. We need to see that someone is out there trying to do something right in this world. If we see nothing but the stories of death, murder, mayhem and destruction, I go spinning into a depression which is very hard to get out of. I need to see feel good stories also. I do not believe that we need to see near as much of the Kardashians and people like them as we see. They just show us how the dumbing down of America is working. I also believe that Nancy Grace is working the plight of these children so that she can look good. She goes too overly dramatic.

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