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Social Injustices: The Absolving of human Absurdities by Abstention

Updated on August 10, 2013

Depiction of most people when it comes to influencing social injustices. Duh!!

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Trying to understand the mentality of how society is influenced by ignorance on a daily basis. And the majority of us simply do nothing to stop it.

The Absolving of human Absurdities by Abstention. (The thinking that we are personally absolved from guilt by simply ignoring the problems of society)

The ignorance regarding the homosexual phenomenon around the world still amazes me.

With such wide spread global communications, it shows undeniable evidence that clearly defines this human behavior as a "natural" occurrence in all global societies.

With homosexuality being such a widespread global phenomenon, in every country, every nationality, and every community, this evidence should alert the naysayers that this is definitely not an "individual" choice of lifestyle.

And yet - the idea that homosexuality is a ''choice'', or is caused by some kind of abuse, is still on the same level of absurdity as the following statements borne out of ignorance and/or just plain stupidity:

  • For years the catholic church preached that eating meat on Friday was a sin.
  • women are naturally smarter than men
  • men are superior to women
  • the world is flat (see: )
  • the earth was created 6,000 years ago (still the current belief in some religions)
  • the world will end in 12/21/2012 (? what happened with that?)
  • The "devil" is responsible for all evil in the world
  • greed is good
  • any religions that believe themselves to be the only gateway to heaven
  • that any man has the inalienable right to "morally" judge another
  • that religion does more good to a society than harm
  • Mentally abusing children from birth into believing any cult doctrine is "right" and "just" and societally acceptable.
  • that "modifying" what mother nature gave us as nourishment is more intelligent, safer, and better, than what creation has given us naturally (the advent of GMO foods)
  • that religion trumps science
  • that homosexuality is an individual 'choice' that one consciously makes.

There are many more examples that can be given, proving the stupidity of humanity.

Not just in thinking the absurd, preaching the absurd, or practicing the absurd; but allowing only a very few greedy and self serving individuals to think, say, and do those absurdities to the rest of us, without even giving it a second thought, is simply another absurdity in itself.

We are not absolved of guilt when we simply ignore the injustices being waged on others in our society every minute of every day. This shame is shared by everyone who does, or says nothing, equally as much as those who do the visible discriminating themselves.

Placing logic and the law in the hands of the 9 fallible "supreme court' judges is also an absurdity of monumental proportions as proven by their deeming corporations the same status as individuals, with all the constitutional rights of individuals (except paying taxes) to the very detriment of all except those corporations that they favor.

Now they will be deciding once and for all the fates of over 6% of the country's population. And even at that i am sure they will somehow manage to NOT solve the national problem of discrimination.

When our constitution was created, the clause regarding our "inalienable" rights did not have and "exception" clause - nor should it. The reason for naming those "basic inalienable rights" was so that, no majority could take any of these basic rights away from any minority, or deny any minority from enjoying these rights.

So the fates of billions of individuals will be based on the personal likes, and dislikes, of our "supreme" court by allowing religious influences to once again trump the law and deny the most basic rights to this minority.

If these 9 flawed humans rule against basic civil rights for this segment of our population then what is next?

Reversing the slavery laws? After all the GOP has already stated that black people were better off as slaves than they are today.

Reversing women's rights? This is already happening in many GOP run states. After all, we all know that men can better judge what is best for women when it comes to their reproductive and health care issues. According to our politicians, women do not have the mental ability to make these kinds of decisions for themselves.

Who will be targeted next? We, as a nation, have learned nothing from the past - and that too is being re-written by a few small minded individual in Texas: and rewriting our history:

We are sliding down a slippery slope that leads directly to the repressive ignorance of the past.

Heck, we already gave the government the right to hunt down "terrorists" without due process of the law and incarcerate, torture and kill them. Wow, does this sound familiar to anyone?

What is the difference between this activity and the "witch hunts" of the past? The principles are the same, the end results are the same, and one is as "real" as the other.

There should be no moral judgments made by government, and certainly no influence to do so, by religions when it comes to basic human rights.

The only criteria for, who loves who, and who is allowed to marry whomever they love, is by virtue of simply being consulting adults.

No man has an inalienable right to choose for another based on their individual beliefs.

We can only pray that the ''supreme court'' is indeed 'supreme' with their interpretations of the rights for everyone as equals - instead of again acting as irresponsibly as they did with the re-defining of the status of corporations.

I for one will not be the least bit surprised if their judgmental stupidity rules once again. It will not be the first, nor will it be the last, travesty of justice doled out by our esteemed "supreme" court.

by: d.william 03/03/13

It's Been A Long Time Coming - But a Change is Gonna Come

Rewriting our history

© 2013 d.william


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    • d.william profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Somewhere in the south

      Thank you for taking the time to read and leave your comments.

      Your comments [ ".......and the only "moral" consideration of whether to get involve in the problems of society or not should be the question "How does it affect me?" This is a more honest and realistic answer"] is probably the most appropriate way of answering your questions.

      That is exactly the point of this article. We absolve ourselves from any responsibility for social problems by abstaining from speaking out for social injustices. Just because those injustices do not directly affect you, or me, does not give us absolution from responsibility by remaining silent. Discrimination is discrimination no matter how you look at it.

      We are then guilty of promoting discrimination by our very silence.

      Those who discriminate against one person, or a minority group, are passing their own judgments on those who are discriminated against. No one has the right to do that - deny someone equal rights because we do not choose to understand them or because our religions tells us to do so.

      That kind of attitude is morally reprehensible. The idea of citing equal rights at all in the constitution was to prevent the majority from discriminating against minorities. Any yet, here we are 250 years later, trying to re-write our constitution to allow the majority to discriminate against those they disagree with for any reason. And even more shamefully on someone else's perceived "moral" grounds .

      We are moving backwards instead of trying to promote the same equality for everyone who lives on this planet with us.

      There is an old saying that people tend to ignore the plights of others because their plight does not personally affect them. But when all of those minorities being discriminated against are put away somewhere, and the next group that government and religion decides to "purge" from their perfected societies includes you - then ask yourself this: Who in this world will be left to defend YOUR rights when you have refused to defend the rights of others?

      We cannot afford to abstain from the responsibility of protecting everyone in this country because those people simply do not matter in our personal lives.

      I hope this clarifies your concerns about this article.

    • SilentReed profile image


      6 years ago from Philippines

      Societies are form to provide the means and security for like minded people to exercise their rights to self preservation and the pursuit of a better life. Ideally, laws enacted should not only protect the majority in that society (country) but the minority as well. Am I my brother's keeper? Human nature by instinct is given to self interest and survival. Altruism and selfishness are two sides of the same coin that promotes that self interest, and the only "moral" consideration of whether to get involve in the problems of society or not should be the question "How does it affect me?" This is a more honest and realistic answer.

      I do have my own views regarding homosexuality. I like to believe they were form after careful thoughts and not through mindless acceptance of other people's opinion and prejudice. I am still trying to understand the connection of the statement "the absolving of human absurdities by abstention" to the substance of this article. Does this mean I am morally obligated to champion the civil rights of gay people even if I have no interest nor am involved in any activities relevant to that cause? Wouldn't those who have a personal interest be better equip with the expertise and wherewithal to deal with the problem? I would appreciate some clarification. Thank you.

    • d.william profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Somewhere in the south

      thanks for your comments. These are all good questions without any rational answers.

      Wars are an economic necessity to keep money flowing in the direction of the wealthy.

      And i am afraid you might be correct about heading for yet another useless war if it is only based on conjecture and grand standing. (like Bush did to Iraq - lets hope Obama does not do to Iran)

      However, the greatest threat to the U.S. today is the rambunctiousness of the new No. Korean bully. I see that one shooting missiles at the U.S. if for no other reason than there is no one to stop him from doing so. I really do not think he is mentally capable of understand the ramifications of his actions.

      He is certainly a good example of having idiots in charge.

    • tirelesstraveler profile image

      Judy Specht 

      6 years ago from California

      If these were Bush's wars why are we still there. Why did we just send fighters planes and tanks to Egypt last month. Why are we giving 60 million to rebels in the Syria.

      Sound like ....Vietnam all over again. I think the current president is about to bring us into a war to take us out of the economic slump .

    • d.william profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Somewhere in the south

      Or perhaps no one dares to speak out against wars or religious interference because during the GWBush years anyone who did so was labeled un-American and a traitor. After all, all of these wars were based on the premise of "protecting" us from terrorism. And the only ones who would dare to object were those who sided with the terrorists.

    • f_hruz profile image


      6 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, Canada

      One of the largest public immoralities people should be aggressively opposed to is the enormous wast of money and lives on all these criminal wars by the US government.

      Why is there no outcry by a broad spectrum of ordinary folks about it? Are too many so brainwashed as not to see their own loss of humanity in all of this or what?

      Maybe all these religious motives are just another cheap excuse for wanting to justify US war crimes as ".. in the interests of America .." ?

    • d.william profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Somewhere in the south

      thank you for reading and taking the time to leave a comment.

      If you are referring to my spelling, yes, the constitution spells the word: unalienable, but both words mean the same thing. Here is the line that is of most importance:

      ''We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. ''

      There is no exception clauses that state: these rights (the pursuit of happiness) are only for the heterosexual community. This is clearly a blatant violation of the constitution. And please do not insult me by stating that this should be a state matter, not a federal one.

      When states start making their own rules and regulations that exclude others, and harbor discrimination then we are opening up the door for greater social unrest in this country.

      Equal rights and just that : equal. Discrimination defined by state laws are still just that: discrimination.

      Your reference to ''moral laws'' is ludicrous at best. There are laws that pertain to what is right and what is wrong that are universal. That means that murder, abuse (physical & mental), theft...etc... are in place to protect everyone.

      When it comes to one's sexual orientation these laws are of a religious moral nature and have no place in government business. To reiterate: equal rights mean equality for all american citizens.

      Redefining the constitution to take basic rights away from any minority including the gay community and women's reproductive rights and their ability to make their own decisions regarding their health care, are exercises in ''morality'' manipulation. Nothing more, nothing less.

      And again, please do not insult me by throwing that old line out about abortion being murder. That is not the government or religion's choice to impose on the population.

      This is where the separation of church and state falls short of its intent. Religious influences on government should never have been allowed. And please do not insult me by preaching about the religious 'intentions' of our forefathers.

      If religions want to influence government then they should be made to pay taxes for that privilege. They are nothing more than businesses that are allowed a free ride like the large corporations are.

    • tirelesstraveler profile image

      Judy Specht 

      6 years ago from California

      You say the,"Inalienable rights clause," of the constitution did not have an exception. I agree, but could you please state what rights the you see the constitution giving.

      When you say the government should make no moral laws is that all inclusive. If so, why would it be wrong for me to take your wallet and use your credit cards ?

    • d.william profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Somewhere in the south

      Thanks. It is difficult to not lose hope when you see the stupidity in Washington continuing to sink to new lows every year. I wish i could be as optimistic as you are.

      The GOP (tea party idiots especially) have made it perfectly clear that they do not care about improving the economy because their main goal is to destroy President Obama. They simply do not want a black democrat going down in history as a better leader than any GOP president.

      It is really sad that we have ended up with these mindless spoiled rich kids running this country.

    • f_hruz profile image


      6 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, Canada

      The many who keep their heads in the sand or look the other way, do it because they don't know any better and sure as heck don't want to be anti-american by getting a clearer view through the smoke screen.

      They just can't get themselves to see Dick Cheney and his friends as the war criminals they really are ... and stand up against all this abuse of basic human values!

      It's still time to avoid a real big global disaster ... not much, but a lot more folks would have to stop acting as mindless as they do and instead get things into focus like you have done ... so don't lose hope, my friend, ok?

    • d.william profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Somewhere in the south

      WOW what a powerful and frightening video you attached.

      Everyone should be made to watch it. The majority of people have no clue of what is happening in our government and around the world.

      We WILL be seeing a new war in the near future.

      As long as we are powered by financial greed, and those who lust for power and control over others, nothing will ever change. And there is no one person strong or influential enough anywhere in this world to stop it from happening.

      Thank you so much for taking time to read and leave such great comments for others to read as well.

      I do hope that my meager writings will help in some small way to open a few eyes as to what government, corporations and religions are doing to cause the total destruction of the world as we know it today.

      And you are correct in that anyone who reads this will only confirm to them that i am just another conspiracy nut to be be ignored or ridiculed.

    • f_hruz profile image


      6 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, Canada

      WOW - what a great hub!

      The amount of social ignorance and political stupidity among so many in the US comes out very clearly here. I don't think you'll get too many comments which will explain why they like to look the other way, instead of trying to grasp the danger of so much BS as you have documented here.

      Thanks for adding the videos, especially "Rewriting our history". How is so much stupidity permitted to pass as "free speech" instead of causing a national uproar?

      Obama knows he is just one guy swimming in a zest pool of immorality and corruption. He would be done away with much faster than JFK and his brother, if he didn't play along with the criminal consortium of government and business who are running the US today ... so he keeps his nose clean and makes his own family the number one issue in his life.

      It's people like you, Rev. Al Sharpton and others who can use the power of the word ... to go beyond just talking, but also lead the way towards a national movement to drain this criminal zest pool of all the political stupidity for starters ...

      Good work, my friend!

      PS: Another, sowhat related problem ...


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