A Life for a Life?
By Darric May
What is the value of a life? Where do you begin, what is the basis you use to place value to human life? Do you measure it in units and if so which one Kg, or maybe lbs.? When did the value of a human life lose all respect?
It would seem by modern standards that we have actually lost complete comprehension of the value that life holds in our modern times.
In our current day abortions are common and hold no shock value. Hell even if you make it past birth and survive to infancy there is a good chance you’ll get shot by a dumb ass vigilante or some pathetic excuse for a law officer who feels empowered holding what he mistakes to be his dick in his hand. I say this because it’s getting past ridiculous, as quick as they are to pull the trigger. Every day there is news of kids getting shot by some ignorant douche who is not man enough to own up to his actions. As quickly as these individuals pull the trigger to take a life without thought or conscience, it is with the same equal force they hide behind a law or a lawyer to escape the repercussions of their actions. So the pattern I am seeing is that a vigilante can unjustly take a life and hide behind a law, and the law officers can shoot innocent individuals and say they were doing there job regardless of the circumstance.
The law or justice system was created to act as a buffer to filter out the injustices and deliver justice; thus serving a basic need in maintaining order. When the political institutions that are set up by the people to serve the public interests fail, they no longer are serving their purpose, and have reached the end of their life cycle. When the people that set up the political institutions continue to serve an impotent system they are supporting a dead cause. Take a look around open your eyes the system is in disarray and in desperate need of upheaval.
There is no one to blame but the people for the current state of affairs. The current state of apathy being demonstrated by the people is readily seen by their unwillingness to participate in the political arena. These issues will not address themselves; but require leadership, organization and participation, ask yourself where do you fit in? If we continue to support, by our inaction, these institutions, that are failing us, then you are in agreement and accept their decisions and support the message that is being sent. So why expect a different outcome or change, it’s not going to happen! Public outcry is not out of order and political action is warranted to stop the pattern of abuse.
You see it use to be that if you took a life then yours was given in return. That way there was actual thought given before actions were put into play and you made sure that you were willing to pay the PRICE. That was of course when people understood the value of life and a value was placed on it. Several things have happened for us to get to this condition. We have sat back and watched, waiting for justice to prevail and wrongs to turn into rights. When justice was not found it was chalked up as a loss. I have looked at the losses and it appears overall that due to inaction, insensitivity, and outright not giving a F@#K; humanity is the loser. Ultimately the message that is being sent is that you have no rights, and its open season on your ass. So continue to sit back and be entertained, oh by the way just so you know, the revolution will not be televised!
Last but not least for those who don’t know how to act or what to do when approached by a police officer or are unaware of their rights!