Of course people love rags to riches stories, but like many of the things humanity has claims to love it is a fantasy and a falsehood. It is fantasy that a person has the ability to change their present condition through hard work alone, it is an ideal but not a reality. The far more bitter truth is, that in this era of increasing inequality that people are not as able to change their economic conditions, that if not already, in the coming decades we will come to witness more people that will be born poor, live poor and die poor. That increasingly firmness of economic status and the discrimination based upon it will seem no less unjust as discrimination based upon race or gender. Human Rights as I have studied spoke much of the threat it posed to both political and legal systems and in turn changed them. That was human rights of the past, The human rights of the future will be a threat and bulwark to the economic system. Some would say that such a stance is revolutionary, perhaps it is, for like the sun or the hands of clock, revolutions are inevitable. That is but the nature of progress slow but unstoppable and like a wind when it blows, economic systems have a choice either to be build a windmill or build a wall.
Most people speak of the awesome power of love, yet most also know it in limited amounts. Most in their lifetimes eventually to love another, learning to speak to another’s soul perhaps move it. And yet every now and them have come men and women, that learn to not simply love another, but all others as well. In possessing that uncommon love for humanity, they do not speak to nor move just the soul of another, no rather they come to speak and come to shift the very souls of peoples, nations and societies.
The issue in the states of regarding the hatred towards the trans gendered, is not about the leftist versus rightist. Its an issue about common human decency. To say that its a new concept in of itself would be wrong and unjust for they have existed throughout history, but it is a new concept to me, to my understanding that it is and I do not know much about it, let alone understand in the same way who is trans-gendered would. It’s fine that I don’t understand, I may never will. What is not right is to expect an another human being who as much a right to exist and desire to exist as I, to conform, to conform only to bring comfort to my own ignorance. That is something I do understand.
So some people on FB have been a tad upset about the Cincinnati zoo incident where a gorilla was shot. I honestly think the zoo did the right thing in shooting the animal. Yeah it is unfortunate the animal concerned is an endangered species and had to die, in general animals should handled in a manner that provides the least amount of mistreatment. But this action was undertaken by experts, and they did so to preserve a human life. What I don’t agree is with statements by certain people who in their knee jerk reaction saying that shooting was unjustified, that maybe they could have waited despite the risk to the child. A human life was in mortal danger it had to be preserved simple as that even above the life of animal if necessary. While animal rights activists would argue that statement in of itself expresses “anthropocentric” view, it is. However coming from a human rights background I cannot hold another viewpoint. The fact is when we go down the path of evaluating another humans right to existence that perhaps any other human life is worth less as another human let alone an animal, we begin to go down a very dark and dangerous path, a path walked by man many times in his time on this earth, and many times man has brought great suffering upon himself for it. It is a path we cannot tread down again, for every journey begins with one step. It is rather in my opinion is simply a step not worth taking.