There I was sentiment my own business, innocently scrolling through Facebook, in search of funny memes and cute babies, when I came across a shocking news article detailing( thankfully not more detailing) the recent delivery of a newborn to an un-expectant mother. That’s nothing new, you say. So what’s the outrage factor in this story( in case you missed it ), you may ask? Well, the woman who had the newborn was in a vegetative regime!
Here’s the original story.
A person in a vegetative position is awake but demonstrates no signs of awareness. I’ve heard some people describe it as “the daylights are on, but nobody’s home.” Perhaps not the most likable description, but accurate in the fact that a person in a vegetative commonwealth doesn’t show any meaningful responses, such as following an object with their attentions or responds to tones. They likewise prove no signeds of knowledge passions nor of cognitive part( brainfoundation.org ).
Yeah, so as you can imagine a person in this state can in no way consent to sexual intimacy. It was abuse plain and simple.
I read that particular essay not long after ensure another about a gentleman is still in a public bathroom bouncing a baby daughter on his lap. Well, he wasn’t merely 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. Odious!
So what does abusing babies and women in vegetative territories say about our society as a whole?
Not as much as our response 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 moves amongst us. These terrifying behaves remind us to watch our children, be vigilant, and stay alert to those we stand close to us and our families. Sadly, they make it hard to trust strangers, and they action us to make decisions for our children that our mothers may not have been compelled to draw. It’s like helicopter mommies emerged when boys started popping up on milk cartons. Coincidence? I don’t think so.
So, it’s not so much better what these troubling acts of sexual violence say about us, but what we don’t say that speak the loudest.
I actually first is known about the article above before I read it. Someone at work mentioned it, and when they did my response startled me. Or rather my nonresponse. Like, it didn’t surprise me at all. I wasn’t offended. I mean, it was terrible, but it wasn’t unheard of. Even the section of the child in the shower, while frightful, it wasn’t a brand-new thing. Severely, if I had a dollar for every article that junctions my newsfeed that tells the story of some girl’s boyfriend raping her child to extinction, I would have enough money to purchase something extremely magnificent with which to castrate these paltry excuses for men.
My point is, we as a society are overcome and devastated with bad news. It inundates our newsfeeds and report canals daily. It’s a conclude most tribes don’t watch the news anymore, for if they did they’d likely be extended into a kitty of melancholy and hopeless feeling, being exclusively 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 collapse factor. We’re no longer astonished when women prostitute their little girls or stepdads use their daughters for their own satisfaction. Rape tales don’t cause us to shed a rend[ as] they are able to, and child abuse, while terribly lamentable , no longer surprises us. Neglect is commonplace, and savagery is not “sensational” news. It’s old bulletin to our hardened centers, centers drew like stone to an ever-present evil among us. I wish it wasn’t so.
I wish that child abuse wasn’t so everyday that it didn’t surprise us. In fact, I wish that it built us stand up in anger, but the majority of cases 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 tittering babes. Heaven help us!
Evil has become so normal that it even disguises itself as amusement. The movie industry and the Internet is inundated with nudity and porn, so it’s no wonder that sex crime is on the rise. Now don’t misunderstand me! There is never an excuse for sexual abuse, whether it’s against children, elderly, person in a coma, or any single woman or male who uses the word “no”! But I do find it peculiar that while sex fictions and porn be increased, so is sexual crime. Coincidence? I make not. We’ve become complacent to the onslaught and over/ abundance of sex crime, but so too have we become complacent to allowing sex to sale. Precisely saying.
You know what? Evil does march among us. It’s everywhere. But we are just as guilty. We’re guilty because we let evil into our dwellings. We make it in little by little, so slowly that we hardly notice. Then crime rates rise. And we dislike it. We shake our honchoes 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 tack ), “equality”( sprinkled 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 girl in a coma do we notice. And sometimes even then, we don’t blink an eye.
Now, what does that say about our society?