43 results for 'society'
...but if that were true…then why are there even “whistleblowers” willing to divulge what we never knew? Why do we attack and denounce those that actually do let their good nature prevail? Sounds a bit topsy-turvy to me.
Why is it so hard to fathom that there are elements within our society that wish to stifle knowledge for their own benefit? I mean, really? History is replete with examples of this, yet we deny it when it comes to certain subjects because the damage it will do to our world view is more than we can bare. I say we toughen up, ask the hard questions and accept the... (more)
... children. They will be the ones to invent the merging technology. They will be the ones to chart the course of our government. They will be the answer to every question about the future, but we will be the problem if the future goes poorly from our parental teachings.
When we look at our society, it’s easy for some of us to judge the abhorrent among us. After all, we convince ourselves that we are normal…and they are not. We care little for the excuses of their past as we ask them to be accountable for their present. To hear that they had “mommy” or “daddy” issues is old... (more)
The police are out of control. I have been of the mindset that this is something that just happened, but I now have to face the distinct possibility that it has been going on all along, and that the advent of better video technology and availability is simply showing us something that has always been present.
Not all police officers are negligent in the performance of their duties, but the blue code of silence makes all of them culpable since all it takes for evil to prevail is for good people to do or say nothing. I know well the label any officer will get for speaking out, but also... (more)
The above are new terms that have emerged to describe the young, middle-aged and old people in our digital society today; a radical immigration model for a new world where one’s degree of foreignness grows with age.
The theory goes that young people, “the digital natives,” i.e. those born after the Internet know nothing about paper encyclopaedias, postal mail and about paying for content. Their preferred shop for most things is found online. They don’t have to memorize anything – just ask God, I mean, Google. Their relationships are vast and temporary, their attention spans are fragile... (more)
...under the draconian practices and belief? It sucks me to see the outrageous hypocrisy over the issues like domestic violence and marital discord. Many with no fault of their own are receiving a raw deal from the life and on top of that, an incendiary evaluation with heinous strictures by the society makes things worse for them. Are we not overzealous with presumptuous assessment about such people? Why the hell we believe in Parthian expletives of estranged philosophy, which just suck the soul out of a life. In the generic orchestration, we all are made to believe and to laud that now we... (more)
Marginalization means that one group of people are denied things that others are allowed, treated as insignificant.
When we talk about male verses female privilege, and the examination of those various denials, this should lead us in the direction of understanding just who in our society is being marginalized and disposed of like old inoperable appliances, and who really has privilege in society.
MARGINALIZATION; You mean!
Like not getting taken seriously when crying rape?
Like not being protected by the law when they become victims of violence by another... (more)
I bet that it’s been some time since you cared about what was happening in Iraq. After all, the media has barely covered the new wave of killing, the worst bloodshed since 2008.
What about the 3,852 civilian casualties in Afghanistan in the first half of this year? When was the last time you watched, read or thought about them?
And until last week, like the media, most Americans did not care about the two and a half years of civil war in Syria that killed over 100,000 people. Not until Obama declared, “Let’s bomb them.”Suddenly, the media is discovering how immoral these Syrian... (more)
On the day we are called to remember those who died serving the country, we walk dogs in the park, enjoying the sunny weather; we get a higher, nearly ghostly, view of the world from top of ferris wheels, and we spend on hotdogs and carnival food.
This Memorial Day, more veterans will come back to homelessness and joblessness, because those who served the country have done their job, and can go away – nobody cares where, as long as it’s cheap.
This Memorial Day, more of those wounded in battle, who were not lucky enough to suffer fatal wounds, will run out of medical care and... (more)
...in most countries this behavior is unlawful. In China it warrants the capital punishment.
There are many moral and sociological reasons why the rich should not be allowed to bend laws in their favor – at least not bluntly and directly. This is an unstoppable slope that leads to a society where the rich are above the law and the poor are slaves – a typical third world country.
As we have seen here in recent years, once a law favors a group, it become easier for group to ensure that future laws will favor them as well, making them richer and even more powerful in their... (more)
... organizers and sponsors of bloggers unite are joining together with bloggers to "do the right thing.”
What is right varies from culture to culture and is often coloured by more pressing issues of survival, tradition, desires, ambition etc. So how do we define what is right in today’s society? A suicide bomber believes that killing innocent lives, for what he or she thinks is the greater good, is right. Politicians always circumvent the truth and introduce policies that suit their purposes; they believe it is their right. Parents in rural regions of undeveloped countries value male ... (more)