The liberal’s mantra is: to defend the defenseless. The problem is how do we identify—who the defenseless are? In the Bible it reads: “Defend the defenseless, the fatherless and the forgotten, the disenfranchised and the destitute. Your duty is to deliver the poor and the powerless; liberate them from the grasp of the wicked. Psalms 82:3-4” According to these verses, it appears that the defenseless are typically the abandoned women, orphans, the poor and the marginalized groups whom are targeted by prejudiced social clubs and bigots.
However the question remains: am I obliged to excuse the behavior of another adult who made a bad decision or poor choice, causing them to be discriminated by affluent society? Is it my fault, if an unwed mother chooses a deadbeat father for her unborn? Do we give them a pass, because they were too naive and not mature enough to raise a nuclear family? Is society obliged to support the parent and her children with our tax dollars via social programs? Will it escalates from there—when the unwed mom’s child becomes a teenager and messes up, due to drunk driving, drug addictions or any other immoral life style; do we give the kid a pass also, because the absent parent or grand parents failed to properly rear their offspring? Is society now obliged to become the surrogate parent and support the juveniles with our tax dollars via reform programs? Are we now stuck in an all-encompassing vicious cycle of societal delinquency and government intervention?
In America, we appear to be living in alternate universes. We have the affluent society and the counter-culture community it contends with. Most of the time they are able to keep each other at arm’s length. However when they infringe on each other, culture wars and fear mongering arise. When I came to the realization that life as we know it, was on a downward spiral, I wrote this social justice poem in 2020, to try to make sense of it:
The facts of the matter:
Democracy is better
and freedom is best;
but is it sustainable?
Even though we are
all created equal;
some of us have evolved
into more equal beings—
while others have regressed.
More freedom for the more equal,
dictates less for the rest;
for their simple brains
can’t seem to grasp:
the concept of liberty
their interpretation is free rein.
When uncultured beings
have undisciplined freedom,
they tend to go extinct
and we always get stuck—
cleaning up their mess.
So the dilemma is that our democracy appears to be failing, because republicans keep clamoring for autocracy to replace it. Hierarchic societies always seem to revert to aristocracy, theocracy or oligarchy, because evil capitalists always breed the cronyism, that is necessary to perpetuate the classism, which is what a civilized world historically resorts to. After observing this deplorable human inclination, I wrote a political poem, to illustrate the point:
The Enemy Of The People
Middle class beware,
The union is out to get you.
There can’t be
A bourgeois society
If the elites don’t need you.
In an authoritarian state,
It’s too hard to differentiate,
Between all the nationalist drones.
You’re either in the in-group,
And since you’re not, you’re out.
Religion can’t save you,
And academics aren’t allowed,
Because syndicates hate media.
Democracy is just too difficult,
Fascism is so much easier.
In conclusion, our country is standing on a slippery slope. It appears that our freedoms have become corrupt; that’s why we can’t continue to allow slick politicians to misinterpret our constitution. Now we know—having too much of a good thing, isn’t really a good thing—we need moderation in all things. Extremism on either side is a dangerous predicament for the public at large. Cheaters never win and if left unchecked will ultimately be the cause for thriving communities to become defunct.
By: ElRoyPoet , 2023
What Happens When You Only Pursue Pleasure
Commentary: Everybody learns the hard way! The middle class is okay with the status quo—right now, because they have the voting power. They also have the luxury of blaming the lower class for all the social ills that are afflicting America—claiming that the minorities have brought it upon themselves. The fact of the matter is that the lower class has no real power, so even though they might complain or protest against being profiled as the dregs of society, it doesn’t really matter because they don’t have any political power. Besides the politicians don’t really care about them, because they don’t have any economic power, either. The only ones that have any real power to make a difference—right now, are the middle class. However if they allow the government to become an ultra-nationalist regime, by voting in authoritarian representatives, they will get relegated to second class citizens, because they’re not elites. Even if they complain and protest, by that time, it will be too late, because they will have no power, just like the lower class has no power today. Case in point any authoritarian country in the world is proof that the state and the elites are first class and the citizens are second class. I repeat, fools always learn the hard way!
“Conservatism consists of exactly one proposition, to wit: There must be in-groups whom the law protects but does not bind, alongside out-groups whom the law binds but does not protect.
The law cannot protect anyone unless it binds everyone; and it cannot bind anyone unless it protects everyone.”
Excerpt from Conservatism and Who the Law Protects
The totalitarian regime of George Orwell’s book “1984” explained
“I don’t write my post-apocalyptic stories, because that’s what I think our future will become. I write them, so that you’ll know what future to avoid.” By: Ray Bradbury
The righteous care about justice for the poor, but the wicked have no such concern. Where there is no vision, the people perish….Many seek the ruler’s favor; but every man’s judgment comes from The Lord. There is a way that appears to be right, but in the end it leads to death. The simple believe anything, but the prudent give thought to their steps. The wise fear The Lord and shun evil, but a fool is hotheaded and yet feels secure. Bible, Proverbs 29:7,18,26; 14:12,15,16