While I am not an expert I’ve seen first hand how our legal and political systems work to empower the victim. At face value this seems like a very common sense thing to do. Those in need should get help. We can all accept this, I don’t intend to deny it here. A society has laws and rules, but these are not enough. We require cultural initiatives as well to foster good will and values. At some point the scales tipped and our laws began to dictate our values. As we fell down this slippery slope we lost our ethical compass. Cultural initiatives have shifted from being focused on values and cultural development to promoting special interests. It’s difficult to navigate now. It’s hard to know what cause to get behind, to see what’s genuine.
The American dream is nothing but false promises. The very thing our nation was founded upon. The idea that if you work hard, anything is possible. It’s so naïve. This would require life to be fair. Life isn’t fair. People every day work hard, do the right thing, and are stricken with illnesses and hardships that are in blatant disregard for ‘fair’. Now don’t get me wrong. There’s nothing wrong with a world of indifference. I’m a firm believer in the strength of humanity and we can overcome. We can bring order and hope to a world of primal indifference. However, it simply doesn’t ring true to our world views. The truth is if we work hard, we will get ahead, but only so far.
Laws now empower us to be indifferent.
Taxation leaves us bitter and resentful.
Volunteerism is now tracked at roughly 25% of the population volunteered at least once. Once… that’s sad. We have 365 days, 24 hours a day, and only 1/4 of us gave a few hours out of that year.