11/15/17

It'll Get Better...After it Keeps Getting Worse


very recently: roy moore, louis c.k., sexual assault and abuse has become mainstream. it's no longer the "open secret" it once was. or isn't it? as the list of offenders masked as powerful men lengthens, as it did a while back with men of the faith--in the church to spread the word of god and molest some boys, the question really becomes, "then what?" are we looking at trials? just more out of court settlements and trips to recovery spas? obviously, men in these positions of fame and power are suddenly and quietly trying to figure out how to let everyone know they're one of the "good guys". but, we can be certain events and behaviors like these exposed, are still happening. it's hard to put a brake on the evil train. this is also why we can expect a lot more to come out. this is liberating. it validates victim's suffering and years of silence. it sends a message to men, "no one is safe." or aren't they? see, while as many of these cases are now coming to light, there are many more out there that still have a tight lid on top.

and what will make the lid popping harder is when some members of society feel the need to defend these men. for example, roy moore. the offender honestly believes as long as he sought permission for the victims' mothers, it'd make everything okay. forgivable at best. and some politicians support him. which is rotten since these people in government forget the influence their actions and behavior has on their citizens. like when the reality real estate star became president, there were numerous events of groping and hate crimes. were some falsified? sure, as is the case with anything these days. look at the military academy where a black student admitted to spraypainting racial slurs on the school; but once blamed others and brought the school together to combat such racism. it happens, however, these rare acts of bullshit hardly outweigh the number of actual, fucked up events. and that's when society plays judge and jury-we so quickly decide who's worse, which act of depravity was most evil? as seen across social media platforms, everyone is weighing in on everything from north korea to harvey weinstein. and rarely does anyone agree. even when they do, they don't. what harvey did was terrible yet louis somehow gets a pass in some cliques. the las vegas shooter lost his marbles yet the church shooter was worse because his killings were execution style and the military failed to notify the feds of his mental instability.

shootings are happening so frequently, they've become normalized. all society wants to know at this point is: how many killed? injured? children? race of the shooter? it's now akin to checking the sports pages for yesterday's boxscore. attention is fleeting these days because as soon as say a natural disaster strikes somewhere, there's a mass killing or exposed sex offender happening. it's also giving reason for many to reinforce their bubbles. stay put. nowhere is safe. stay in, watch the news, read the feed and form an opinion to share with others as a means of trying to connect and relate with other humans.

back in 2001, not many people liked w bush. but that seemed to be a time when tragedy brought people together. today's political climate has affected society to a point where even during times of despair and terror, we seem incapable of getting together. as if the notion is some sorta pre-historic hippie stuff. eventually, as more heads roll and the evil continues to be brought to the forefront, society will either implode on itself from its inabilities to come together or succeed in thriving on an individualistic, me-first basis blueprint for survival. 

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