Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Question everything...but do Nothing

Image result for question everything do nothing cartoonI am flabbergasted with the current trend of not only our political system but in the overall systems of everyday life.  What was understood is now in question and up to interpretation.  What was considered abhorrent is now considered normal.  The shift to our sensibilities is undergoing a wrecking ball of changes that not only change what we think but transform our ability to even consider, leaving us with no foundation of right or wrong, no footing to firmly stand upon while we attempt to process the negative renovations to our existence.

Where we once understood the differences between male and female, we are confronted with a myriad of gender choices.  Being a man or a woman is no longer sufficient, we must identify ourselves as an individual, over and above our pre-assigned gender. 

Bicurious- People who are open to experiment with genders that are not only their own, but do not know if they are open to forming any sort of relationship with multiple genders.  Polysexual- When you are attracted to many genders.  Monosexual- Being attracted to only one gender.  Allosexual- When you are not asexual (attracted to at least one gender).  Androsexual- Being attracted to masculine gender presentation.  Gynosexual- Being attracted to feminine gender presentation.  Questioning- People who are debating their own sexuality/gender.  Asexual- Not experiencing sexual attraction (note that you can also be aromantic and you do not necessarily have to be asexual and aromantic at the same time).  Sometimes the term, ace, is used to describe asexuals.  Demisexual- When you only experience sexual attraction after forming a strong emotional bond first or a romantic bond.  Grey Asexual- When you only experience attraction rarely, on a very low scale, or only under certain circumstances.  - Perioriented When your sexual and romantic orientation targets the same gender (for example being heteromantic and heterosexual or being biromantic and bisexual).  Varioriented- When your sexual and romantic orientations do not target the same set of genders (for example being heteromantic and bisexual or being homoromantic and pansexual).   The belief that hetersexuality is the norm and that sex, gender, sexuality, and gender roles all align.  Erasure- Ignoring the existance of genders and sexualities in the middle of the spectrum.  Cishet- Someone who is both cisgendered and heterosexual.  This is sometimes used as a slur.  Polyamorous- An umbrella term referring to people who have or are open to have consensually have relationships with multiple people at the same time.  Monoamorous- People who have or or open to have relationships with only one other person at a time.  The term, monogamous, is also sometimes used.  Queer- A reclaimed slur for anybody in the LGBT+ community or who do not identify as cisgender and/or hetersexual/heteromantic.  Ally- A supporter of the LGBT+ community that does not identify as LGBT+

Sorry for the small type but I couldn’t get them all in using standard practices.  Also, I don’t wish to offend anyone so, If I didn’t mention a label that you associate with please feel free to make up your own, but please include the definition so that others may understand more fully who you really are.
The Gender roles are only one of many changes that are being thrust upon us, recreating what was already defined and understood. 

Another foundational principle that is being changed is the role of Morality.  Morality is usually defined as a set of societal principles that are adopted and followed by that society in order to sustain that order and provide the basis for laws and punishments. 

The new definition (my own) is that morality is a measure that defines an individual based on his or her own life experiences, creating a sense of being while establishing the fluid parameters of actions based on present needs and desires.

One example is the softening toward the sexual assaults of boys by the repugnant MBLA (the man-boy love association).  In a recent Ted Talk, we were encouraged to understand these individuals, while giving more deference to “who they are”.

You may not agree with this new definition but I think it’s pretty easy to see that we’re moving in that direction.  The same goes with the truth that used to mean an unchanging constant that was the same Yesterday, Today and Forever.  Truths were rare and hard to find but now they can be achieved by anyone at any time and for any reason. 

The last of many changes that are occurring is within the area of personal freedom.  Personal freedom has always had some controversy surrounding it but it was generally understood that in order to gain freedom one had to abide by the laws of the land.  This may sound a bit counterintuitive but when taken from the context of natural laws the truth is very evident.  Stand by a cliff and you will notice the severity of not living the law of gravity.  Obey that law and you are allowed to be free.  Obey the traffic laws and you can drive, disobey and your license the privilege to drive is revoked. 

The new paradigm is laws are only obeyed when it’s convenient and if it serves the means to an end of the motivation of the individual.  More often than before we forgive the punishments and reduce the consequences of creating a pattern of behavior that promotes the willful and deliberate excusal of lawful conduct. 

Depending on who you are those laws are often a non-issue.  Politicians routinely pass laws for the public but distance themselves from the consequences.  Or as is being viewed by millions in the Kavanagh hearings, his confirmation is being stalled due to an unsubstantiated accusation with no evidence, no witnesses and no corroboration.  Our laws are becoming fluid and changeable to fit the needs of those in power. 

The short-term effects of these changes might allow those most interested in gaining some political ground but the long-term consequences will result in lawlessness, increases in graft and corruption, more increases in public disobedience and when taken to its logical conclusion, the result will destroy our society, our Constitution and destroy the United States of America.

It is your choice to follow suit down the rabbit hole but my prediction is that once you are in that hole, backing out is extremely difficult.