Has Evil Become the Norm?

Tragedy has struck in the wake of the many shootings occurring throughout our nation. I could name a list, but you already know. I believe every right minded individual has a duty to protect themselves, loved ones, friends, community, and especially those that can’t protect themselves.

It is perplexing, as to why our society seems to be bankrupt in respect of others, an appreciation of life, and natural love for family. In a perfect world people should want to protect family, friends, and neighbors. But it seems our world is becoming more and more volatile by the day.

Some people will disagree, but the lack of order in our world has been largely replaced by those who want chaos. With terrifying results society has turned away from traditional values of God, family, and community. Moral structure is necessary for the institutions of society to function.

Evil can be found where there is hate or selfishness. Anytime there is a desire for the death of God, fathers, the institutions of community, society, and family, or unborn babies for profit or convenience, then maybe the heart is in the wrong place. Though these are a few of the reasons we have pain, depression, and societal decay. The despisement of God and morality have taken a toll.

Here are some suggestions on how to fix the problems that plague our society whereby each individual can make a difference:

  1. Parents, spend so much time with your kids it becomes normal.
  2. Spend time with the people you love and care about.
  3. Unplug from the virtual world and enjoy real life.
  4. Stop carrying a cell phone when you are with your family.
  5. Do not WATCH MEDIA portraying evil and violence or think that evil does not want your soul. Games, movies, and even the evening news makes an impression in your consciousness. Get away from the things that pull your life perception into despair and depression.
  6. Treat yourself as if you love yourself: Get sleep, relax, drink plenty of water, exercise and eat as healthy as possible.
  7. Treat others the way you want to be treated.
  8. Pray or meditate. Be thankful for all you have.
  9. Love your neighbor as you love yourself. Love your family even when it is hard, and forgive little offenses as if they didn’t happen.
  10. Decide to be happy.

If you see someone needing a moment of friendship, be generous. If they need help, be helpful; and if they need intervention, get it for them by calling the police. Tough love is much better than no love.

Edmund Burke wrote, “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”

Violence and Our Youth

How much evil can a nation take before it turns on itself?

This is my opinion on the correlation of violence, particularly the mass shootings that have plagued our nation, and the media fed to our children from video games, movies, and evening news.

If you look at the tragedies that have broken our hearts, terrorized our children, and scarred our personal rights and privacy, nothing compares to bad players creating chaos at our schools, churches, and entertainment centers. The persons that bring such evil to the table are not soulless. They are walking around in their own hellish misery; broken and angry. They believe society has victimized them and they want payback. If they could they would destroy the world if given opportunity.

The result is being blamed for the cause. Politicians hungrily await the next tragedy to push an agenda, or blame an opponent so that they can appear to be doing something to stop the violence. It’s easier to take away the right of self defense than to force Hollywood and the video gaming industry to quit feeding our children violence for profit. The resultant suffering that some broken individual creates readily feeds the public addiction for violence in the news media’s quest for drama and increased ratings. These same corporate drivers blame the broken person and guns instead of their own glorifying involvement. They should instead stop the display and glorification of violence.

Violence like porn, sex, drugs, and gambling can be addictive. These things are the basis for corruption and loss of life, families, and careers. The addiction has to do with cognitive architecture, and the release of dopamine, serotonin, and other neuron-transmitters in our brains. Neurotransmitters produce pleasure, influence our mood, and how we think and act.

Lack or courage is another problem. For whatever reason; professional psychologists will not come out and say that those who display an affinity for violence are mentally ill. What psychologist will say is these evil bad players have an unhealthy mind. Mental healthcare professionals will take a stand against guns, but play the PC game when it comes to patients.

Often the people with angry psychological problems are hurt, shunned, bullied, victimized, and they want someone else to feel their pain. They usually realize an idea after being influenced through media. Statistically these people are the outliers. The violence they see in media does not make them mentally ill. However; it effects them differently than someone with a healthy mind. Often they do not process reality from fantasy. It only takes one person to visit undo evil upon potential victims of opportunity.

Our nation is being torn apart by corporate media opportunist. The issue is that there are always bad actors in the corporate world that will take advantage of peoples addictive needs and weaknesses. You would think you only had to worry about the producers of illegal pharmaceuticals, games, and movies. But it goes way deeper. These violent products produce large profits in our system. Legal and normal should never be confused with moral obligations to humanity.

I truly believe that that it is time for victims to not only hold the bad actor accountable, but also the producers of violent media. Prosecutors should pursue legal action against the purveyors of media violence as co-conspirators. If law enforcement caught someone giving a broken person advice or coaching them on how to do evil and cause great harm; then accountability is exactly what would happen. Why should producers of violence in media get a free ride and profit off of our suffering?

NYC and The Police Dousing

Today, I viewed a very disturbing a CBS2’s New York Reporter Natalie Duddridge video reporting Assemblymen (Mike LiPetri), calling for the action of throwing water on law enforcement to be treated as a felony. First everyone should obey law enforcement and treat them with dignity and respect. Remember the Golden Rule.

Back around October 2011, I remember a NYC police officer highly ranked by his insignia pepper spraying kids sitting on a sidewalk protesting the banking system (Occupy Wall Street), which had just fleeced the American public out of untold billions. That has been seven years ago, and I still see it in my minds eye.

Remember, that most of these policemen and women are heroes. They deserve respect until they don’t. It is always smart to consider your consequences and choices before you find yourself in the wrong place at the wrong time. But if you make a poor decision, remember who made the decision and understand the police officer is only doing his job.

It’s true, that there will always be a few bad eggs in the system. It’s up to that system to self police so that they do not suffer the animosity of being a tyrant. In many ways law enforcement training, poor leadership, and lack of moral courage within the ranks has made many people view law enforcement as a necessary evil instead of an honorable hero.

What is also true is that if someone is throwing water, and no one is getting physically hurt, that we do not create a knee jerk law putting some kid in jail for four years for doing something stupid that only hurt someones feelings, unlike the action of pepper spraying or battoning someone for protesting a real crime that to this day has not been punished, ie the bank fiasco of 2008 and the last ten years of recession.

Punishment should fit the crime, and not overburden the prisons because someone is offended. We do not want to suffer the tyranny of days past when the King placed people into the dungeon for small crimes and stealing bread. We should not elect representatives who would do the same.

Tell me what you think, I want to know.

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Response to report by Natalie Duddridge, CBS2, New York, July 31, 2019

Introduce Yourself (Example Post)

This is an example post, originally published as part of Blogging University. Enroll in one of our ten programs, and start your blog right.

You’re going to publish a post today. Don’t worry about how your blog looks. Don’t worry if you haven’t given it a name yet, or you’re feeling overwhelmed. Just click the “New Post” button, and tell us why you’re here.

Why do this?

  • Because it gives new readers context. What are you about? Why should they read your blog?
  • Because it will help you focus you own ideas about your blog and what you’d like to do with it.

The post can be short or long, a personal intro to your life or a bloggy mission statement, a manifesto for the future or a simple outline of your the types of things you hope to publish.

To help you get started, here are a few questions:

  • Why are you blogging publicly, rather than keeping a personal journal?
  • What topics do you think you’ll write about?
  • Who would you love to connect with via your blog?
  • If you blog successfully throughout the next year, what would you hope to have accomplished?

You’re not locked into any of this; one of the wonderful things about blogs is how they constantly evolve as we learn, grow, and interact with one another — but it’s good to know where and why you started, and articulating your goals may just give you a few other post ideas.

Can’t think how to get started? Just write the first thing that pops into your head. Anne Lamott, author of a book on writing we love, says that you need to give yourself permission to write a “crappy first draft”. Anne makes a great point — just start writing, and worry about editing it later.

When you’re ready to publish, give your post three to five tags that describe your blog’s focus — writing, photography, fiction, parenting, food, cars, movies, sports, whatever. These tags will help others who care about your topics find you in the Reader. Make sure one of the tags is “zerotohero,” so other new bloggers can find you, too.