There I was knowledge my own business, innocently scrolling through Facebook, in search of funny memes and cute babies, when I came across a horrific news article detailing( thankfully not more detailing) the recent delivery of a newborn to an un-expectant mother. That’s nothing brand-new, “youre telling”. So what’s the stun factor in this story( in case you missed it ), you may ask? Well, the woman who had the babe was in a vegetative state!
Here’s the original story.
A person in a vegetative state is awake but testifies no signalings of awareness. I’ve heard some people describe it as “the daylights are on, but nobody’s home.” Perhaps not “the worlds largest” likable definition, but accurate in the fact that person or persons in a vegetative position doesn’t show any meaningful responses, such as adhering an objective with their attentions or responding to expressions. They too show no clues of knowing spirits nor of cognitive function( brainfoundation.org ).
Yeah, so as you can imagine a person in this state can in no way consent to sex friendship. It was crime plain and simple.
I read that particular article not long after viewing another about a gentleman is still in a public bathroom bouncing a babe girlfriend on his lap. Well, he wasn’t just bouncing her. Much like the unfortunate woman who was impregnated in a long-term care home, this toddler did not consent to her insult either. Abhorrent!
So what does raping children and women in vegetative districts say about our society as a whole?
Not as much as our answer to it.
I mean, it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to describe what such atrocities say about the world. They say that evil exists, that it’s real, and it treads amongst us. These frightful behaves remind us to watch our children, be vigilant, and stay alert to those we tolerate close to us and our families. Sadly, they make it hard to trust strangers, and they push us to make decisions for their own children that our parents may not have been compelled to prepare. It’s like helicopter mommas seemed when minors started popping up on milk containers. Coincidence? I don’t think so.
So, it’s not so much better what these disturbing acts of sexual violence say about us, but what we don’t say that speaks the loudest.
I actually first heard about the essay above before I read it. Someone at work mentioned it, and when they did my response startled me. Or preferably my nonresponse. Like, it didn’t surprise me at all. I wasn’t stunned. I mean, it was terrible, but it wasn’t unheard of. Even the article of the child in the shower, while appalling, it wasn’t a brand-new occasion. Gravely, if I had a dollar for every article that crisscross my newsfeed that tells the story of some girl’s boyfriend crimes her baby to extinction, I would have enough money to purchase something extremely fantastic with which to castrate these piteous apologies for men.
My point is, we as a society are overcome and devastated with bad news. It floods our newsfeeds and information canals daily. It’s a reasonablenes most kinfolks don’t watch the news anymore, for if they did they’d likely be contributed into a reserve of melancholy and hopeless hollow, being merely fed the worst of what happens in our world. We are a society that is so accustomed to the horrendous crimes committed against the innocent that we have( out of necessity) lost the shock cause. We’re no longer stunned when women prostitute their little girls or stepdads use their daughters for their own satisfaction. Rape legends don’t cause us to shed a snap[ as] they are able to, and child abuse, while exceedingly pathetic , no longer amazes us. Neglect is commonplace, and savagery is not “sensational” news. It’s old information to our hardened hearts, souls reached like stone to an ever-present evil among us. I wish it wasn’t so.
I wish that child abuse wasn’t so ordinary that it didn’t surprise us. In information, I wish that it drawn us stand up in anger, but most of the time it doesn’t. We’ve become numb to the ugly, and we go right on scrolling. Back at it in search of funny memes, cute puppies, and videos of chortling babies. Heaven help us!
Evil has become so ordinary that it even disguises itself as entertainment. The movie industry and the Internet is inundated with nudity and pornography, so it’s no wonder that sexual felony is increased. Now don’t misunderstand me! There is never an excuse for sexual abuse, whether it’s against offsprings, elderly, person in a coma, or any single woman or guy who uses the word “no”! But I do find it singular that while sex fictions and porn is increased, so is sex crime. Coincidence? I contemplate not. We’ve become complacent to the onslaught and over/ abundance of sexual misdemeanour, but so too have we become complacent to allowing sex to sale. Precisely saying.
You know what? Evil does walking among us. It’s everywhere. But we are just as guilty. We’re guilty because we let evil into our residences. We make it in little by little, so gradually that we hardly see. Then crime rates rise. And we detest it. We shake our intelligences at the evil among us, but we never think to imagine that we’ve let it happen. We’ve pushed God out, and we’ve instead welcomed “progress”( in the wrong counseling ), “equality”( dispersed with hate ), and “freedom of speech”( for some ). Or whatever you want to call it. It’s wolves in sheep’s clothing, most of the time, and it’s not until the wolf relishes an innocent offspring or dame in a lethargy do we discover. And sometimes even then, we don’t blink an eye.
Now, what does that say about our society?