As the New Year unfolds, reality hits. Ever year I, along with hundreds of hundreds of thousands of people work at making a change.. a rippling effect of some sort as we fight, scream, report, boycott, strike, make our phone calls and write our letters. We work the back scenes, reading reports, working the spay and neuter clinics; waving our flags of advocacy. We fight for non GMO foods, for the right to choose..We fight to save the children, the tigers, the bears, the wolves,oh no!… we fight to save the mustangs, the dogs and cats; the elephants…. We fight for rights.. mine, yours, ours.. the elderly, the people lost in the crack , stuck in miles of red tape…… and yet, the simplest word can be twisted into a weapon, a sword… the highest of the highest office can effectively shut down … or start up…. another attack.. like hunting wolves and slaughtering horses…. the power manipulated often in the interest of the “big” companies.
There are days like now , I wonder how the world will survive…. in our revolution of technology I feel the downward spiral of humanity . What happened to our values? At one time Society’s values were based on like minded individuals with similar values and perhaps goals.
“A system based on limited government will lead to anarchy and exploitation of the weak by the strong, in the absence of values outside the legal system which are accepted by the community.” Doctor Mark Cooray
Lord Devlin, in an essay “Morals and the Criminal Law” in The Philosophy of Law (ed R M Dworkin) Oxford (1977) at p 74 said:
“… society means a community of ideas, without shared ideas on politics, morals, and ethics no society can exist. Each one of us has ideas about what is good and what is evil; they cannot be kept private from the society in which we live. If men and women try to create a society in which there is no fundamental agreement about good and evil they will fail; if having based it on common agreement, the agreement goes, the society will disintegrate. For society is not something that is kept together physically; it is held by the invisible bonds of common thought. If the bonds were too far relaxed the members would drift apart. A common morality is part of the bondage. The bondage is part of the price of society; and mankind, which needs society, must pay its price.”
We are.. …a transient Society on many levels. We’ve gone global. reality though, our connections are lost despite our latest in technology; our roots are dying. Change has brought a different face to the power welding muscles in our country. A coldness has invaded and humanity is losing its grip as our government changes ….less Democratic , having more Dictatorship qualities. Unfortunately, this movement is causing not just small changes, but riptides through our personal rights… our own lives affected in many ways as yet unknown as well as those changes previously implemented and felt today.
Let your voices be heard in 2013…. Raise your voice…. stand for something….