Speaking Ill of the Dead … ?

[ Tate: The Great Day of his Wrath, John Martin, 1853 ]

There has been, during the past 30 years,
a very observable pattern of mass social engineering
which has been designed to make adults look stupid,
be stupid, and act stupidly.

Children in Hollywood films and television
( excerpts of which, I have taken quite literal pains to view ),
since the early-1990’s, have been routinely 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.

About a decade into this visible deterioration of humanity,
there was a plethora of ‘media’ stories from America
concerning … “forgiveness”.

Some vicious sadist kidnaps, rapes, tortures,
and kills a teenage girl … and the parents
are on the television
expressing their … “forgiveness”

of an unrepentant sadist
who is just serving time before he will be released
to do the same again to some other family’s child.

Fitting nicely into this travesty of moral outrage,
mockery of justice, and willing acceptance
of evil in society, is the tired old ‘sentiment’ –

“I was taught not to speak ill of the dead.”

“Speaking ill of the Dead” …

This nauseating, fuzzy-wuzzy, infantile outlook
that has been pushed particularly during the past 30 years
as a way of eradicating objective morality
from the human race …
is a sentiment that deserves consideration.

“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 whom their selfish conduct leaves in misery –

WHAT expectation can such an individual possibly have
( other than arrogance ),
to expect that death excuses them …
from all moral accountability?

None.

The family members of evil, vicious, conscienceless
creatures may spew forth the usual retinue of excuses –

“Oh, he was on medication”;
“She 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 timid, weak,
or unsuspecting victims … by THEIR 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.

Your death does not obliterate the effects of your Cruelty.
People continue to suffer the effects of your cruelty.

Often, all it would have taken was an heartfelt apology:
SOME attempt at restitution; an effort to ‘make it right’.
Some display of regret or remorse.

But you would not do that.

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

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