As we grow in a civilized society we learn more about the nature of mankind. It will always be debatable to me just how disabled people are, who are considered disabled, since when we lose the function of one part or more of our body we gain a clarity in other parts of our self. I write about it for the same reason that I write about abuse. We are starting to recognize that what in the past was seen as truth,incorrigible behavior or sin is in truth, myth.
To take the Bible literally, when some chapters in the Old Testament have been proven to come from mythology, that was written approximately 1000 years prior to the old testament, in most of our minds is ludicrous. For instance, the original writing in the Old Testament show that Adam and Eve together made the decision to eat from the tree of knowledge and it was most likely a pomegranate tree over an apple tree.
There is no mention what-so-ever about Satan or a snake in the original writings of the Bible. Both Satan in the form of the snake and Eve tempting Adam were added much later by men. Therefore the sin of woman and mankind’s belief through religion, that she is a temptress and to be feared and controlled by the man, stems from what man wrote years later instead of what was actually written by inspired men of the Bible.
We have irrefutable proof that gays are born gay at birth, but still cling to the Bible as to reasons they are not entitled to equal rights. The story of Adam and Eve, that is still generally accepted by many regardless of the our current knowledge, also spells out why men should fear women and take control over them before they destroy mankind. We seem to pass over the facts as well, that one in four children, are being born with attention deficit disorder and or autism even though we realize that more than likely Science is just now starting to catch up with behavior in the past that was seen as incorrigible or sin.
These children were accused of disrespecting their parents or elders, therefore not minding them, and made to feel like they were sinners and punished harshly as a result of the same. Never, until recently, did the thought cross the brains of others that these children were incapable of understanding. In many ways abuse and disability still go hand in hand in our society.True, there are also reasons, to believe that even with the knowledge of these differences and disorders, the diagnosis are on the increase due possibly to environmental concerns that the right-wing will tell us is nothing but lies.
One in every three homes have abuse going on in them and 1/3 of all the abuse is coming from women rather than men. Even when Doctors saw signs of abuse in children it took them years to accept that Fathers could abuse their own child much less Mothers, even though both had been doing so for generations. As we learn more about ourselves we have less reason to feel lost as sheep, and more need to find hope and help through medicine.
We are currently living in an era of paranoia where some believe that if we think for ourselves, we are misdirected or off basis, when it comes to fact but if we quote someone else, who in truth is using inaccuracies, then we have basis for fact. The television ads written by special interests groups, to many, becomes grounds for fact even when we tell them,they are lies. Although many efforts fall short as a result of these errors in thinking, it is never the person who is in error who is at fault, but the person telling them they are mistaken who is lying or guilty of blasphemy. They keep slaying the messenger in favor of believing the liars.
What many are viewing as the signs of the end of the earth, as revealed in Revelations in the Bible and the Jesse Ventura type thinking is stirring up, is fear. Nothing is more powerful than fear when it comes from the mouths of those on the pulpit as well as people we hold in reverence.
It explains the success of the Tea Party and other grassroots organizations that are using it to make people feel more pessimistic than they need to be. 911 has given these Americans entitlement to hate ALL people of the Muslim Faith as well as everyone else different from themselves. How sad are we if we find it necessary to use tragedy as an excuse to hate. It makes a mockery of both the memory as well as the bravery of the people who lost their lives in the tragedy.
Remember how optimistic the whole world felt just a short week ago when the miners were rescued? Wouldn’t it be wonderful to quiet these hatemongers and pessimists and get back to being the United States of America?
How for instance can the majority of Americans believe that the Republicans caused the mess we are in but it will be the Republicans that fix it when their Pledge to America is absolutely nothing more than the same that led us to the mess we are in? When was the last pledge made by the Republicans ever kept? The only conclusion that I can draw is, some people have become so enmeshed in believing what they hear quoted by the fear and hate mongers that they believe them over their own ability to use common sense. When fear controls reason then reason goes out the window.
How else can we explain what is going on when the truth is, as man learns more about him/herself, the more hope we have of fixing what for years have been seen as the social ills of Society. With knowledge of ourself we can defeat diseases, prejudices,inequalities and find treatment for those that truly have been victims of the bigoted society of the past. Instead of embracing fear, as the fear and hate mongers would wish we do, we currently can have real hope, for the first time in the history of mankind, that we can all find grounds to be concern for all of us and together we can find the answers to both treat and cure the mess we are in. “A Country divided will not long endure.” Take back your own individual reasoning and vote for Honor again on November 2nd.