I have noticed this cloying sentiment expressed elsewhere recently,
and wish to address it here.
There has been, during the past 30 years,
a very observable pattern of mass engineering
which has been designed to make adults look stupid,
be stupid, and act stupidly.
Children (in Hollywood excerpts of films and television
that I have taken literal pains to view),
since the mid-1990’s, have been presented
as being more intelligent than their parents.
That this IS increasingly true,
is the fault of parents who refuse to
act like mature adults,
dress like mature adults,
talk like mature adults,
discipline their children (like mature adults once did),
or even attempt to set an example
of what a mature adult used to be.
As near as I can gather, this presentation of adults as
stupid, slovenly, sluggish blobs of dim-witted sloth,
being “guided” by back-talking, belligerent children,
became prevalent with a “prime time”
(I believe is the American term) programme
( and “programme” they certainly do)
on television called “The Simpsons”.
[ That this atrocity would lead to other cartoons for adults
– (am I truly the only person on this earth
who finds utter incredulity in that statement alone ?) –
which feature vulgar, crude, slovenly examples of
The Modern-Day Adult,
merely illustrates the utter degradation
of humanity over the past few decades. ]
Well, lo and behold, it must have worked,
because discernment, moral discrimination, and
‘owning up’ to personal responsibility and accountability,
are things that are No Where in evidence
anywhere in ‘western’ society.
Stupid, ignorant, slovenly, loud and vulgar
is now commonplace – “normal” – in the western world.
Open your eyes, and look.
About a decade into this deterioration of humanity,
there was a plethora of ‘media’ stories from America
about … “forgiveness”.
Some vicious sadist kidnaps, rapes,
tortures, and kills a teenage girl …
and the parents are on the TV
expressing their … “forgiveness”
of an unrepentant monster who is just serving time
before he will be released to do the same again
to some other family’s child.
And amidst this travesty of moral outrage,
mockery of justice, and removal of evil from society,
is dredged up the tired old ‘sentiment’ –
“I was taught not to speak ill of the dead.”
You see, NOTHING MATTERS any more —
NOTHING must interfere with the
of 21st century humanity.
It is not that people will not get rid of the TV,
but that they Can Not get rid of the television.
Something is needed to fill the brain.
And heaven knows, conversation, and family activities,
and the reading of quality books, is “too much effort”.
Using the brain … is “too much effort”.
Supermarkets know this.
Doctor’s offices and Dentist’s offices know this.
Hotel lobbies know this.
Even banks (from what I can see) now have ‘big screen TV’s’.
Human beings have been prevented from thinking –
allowed no silence in which to think –
for about 30 years now.
The sound of NOISE is EVERYWHERE.
The MODERN human brain No Longer Functions
On Its Own.
Thinking is a thing of the past.
People do not stop, think, and discern.
They ‘think’ whatever is programmed into them.
This nauseating, fuzzy-wuzzy, infantile mentality
that has been pushed particularly during the past 30 years
as a way of eradicating objective morality from the human race
… deserves consideration:
I would ask anyone possessing a moral conscience,
to pause long enough to actually think …
“Speaking ill of the dead” ?
If a human being willingly CHOOSES to live their life
in order to gratify their own vanity … manipulate people …
and show not the slightest bit of compassion
for those people whom their selfish conduct leaves in misery,
can such an individual possibly have – (other than arrogance),
to expect that death excuses them
from all moral accountability?
The family members of vicious creatures
may spew forth the usual retinue of excuses –
“Oh, he was on medication”;
“he was raised in a poor neighbourhood”;
“his mummy did not hug him enough”,
and every other disgusting, insulting, degrading vindication
that conscienceless creatures can conjure
in order to justify the desolation
inflicted upon the timid, weak, or unsuspecting victims
of a relative or friend;
but those who possess a functioning moral conscience
will have an eye to the legacy of pain, and misery, and grief
– that lives on in those who suffered.
Life is an opportunity
to stand boldly against evil and error;
to exercise mercy to those who are truly repentant; and
to show compassion to those who truly deserve it …
… to live as though you are NOT the centre of the world.
The life you live now … is the biography that YOU
write about yourself
for anyone who knows, or will ever hear of, your name.
If you choose to be selfish … merciless …
and leave a legacy of pain and grief in this life –
do not then, have the obscene arrogance
to expect people of integrity
to forget about you later.
The pain and grief that you have willingly inflicted upon others
– in your life …
does not vanish simply because you die.
You reap what you sow.
This world does not exist for you to abuse animals,
children, or peaceful adults:
you may ‘get away with it’ in this life,
but do not expect to escape in the next.
[ P Livingstone ]