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Friday, June 14, 2024

Rationalizing sins in our society!

Humans are given a streak to spin the arguments and history to their advantage to appease their conscience. Manmade laws are molded not even by men but by nations to have their way. The media who acts as a spokesperson create logic for all the atrocities and hypocrisies happening in this world. The nations become a dumb mob and follow the media propaganda because it suits them and suffice their so-called ethics.

Man commits all kinds of sins in a day from lying to rape or being a hypocrite or committing a murder, from selling the souls to being selfish traitor, or a mere jealous to cheat. Gluttony, greed, arrogance or killing in the name of God. Despite committing horrific sins and horrendous evils, men yes, all men sleep well without having any bearing on their conscience. Ever wonder why? The answer is simple, Homo sapiens have a great ability to rationalize and justify their Sins and debaucheries. Mankind has a great ability to validate and provide explanation to their conscience of being mean and dreadful for a reason.

The reason could be as simple as its not being done for the first time or everyone does it so what if I have done. The scruples and Principals are bookish and in the real world one must survive and make all kinds of acts and compromises. The rationale can be if I will not do it some one else will sell the soul and make the day. For the uneducated and ignorant, the reason for committing a crime is even more simple and easy. It becomes easier for them to put all the blame on customs, traditions of honor.

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Hence, rationalize and sleep well, no burden, no pressure

Humans are given a streak to spin the arguments and history to their advantage to appease their conscience. Manmade laws are molded not even by men but by nations to have their way. The media who acts as a spokesperson create logic for all the atrocities and hypocrisies happening in this world. The nations become a dumb mob and follow the media propaganda because it suits them and suffice their so-called ethics. The unfortunate part is that even religious ethos and believe the system is maneuvered and manipulated for the political and self-interest.  The political and democratic values often change, every leader and his beneficiaries sell the benefits of changed value to people for their personal gains and people choose to believe them, either to get rid of a bigger thug or simply give in to the propaganda machinery.

There have been people who have sacrificed their lives for the causes. There are men who have stood by their principals and changed the course of history. There were men who have lived their entire life for principals. They upheld their conscience for the betterment of mankind. Imagine slavery prevailed till 19th century and there were all kind of men who rationalized slavery and slept well. Till date, women are not given equal rights or treatment, women are killed in the name of honor, women remain house arrested, not given right to inheritance and so on and so forth. But all around the globe, men rationalize these inequities and unjust practices by giving themselves all kind of frivolous arguments. Religion, tradition and tribal customs are being used to justify all the inequalities.

Killing millions in the name of patriotism has been going on till date. The human life lost its value when man made lines are crossed. Leaders motivate men for genocide just because they can not control the men on the other side of lines. It’s a shame that even during this century there are incursions, invasions and bombings. So sad to see that humans have learnt nothing from the history and egos of few men can cause atrocious bloodshed. In the end all the leaders sell that they are fighting for the resources for their nations while snatching the same resources from others.

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They justify their vile actions and sleep well

During this time and age, condemning transgenders prevails. Parents refuse to own them and left them in streets specially in the south Asian part of the world. These poor souls get abused and humiliated by the entire society and there is no one to stand for them and raise voice. All the religious, political leaders hide behind concocted reasons. These fictional reasons force people to live their entire life in a subhuman way.

Treachery, murder, genocide, discrimination, divide, rape, soul-selling albeit everything can be reduced and eliminated if humanity is taught and given preference. Humanity should come first, and all the other ethos should come later. In case people are aware and educated about humanity. Humanity could be defined as a virtue where all mankind is treated as equals and has right to freedom. All humans must be treated with dignity and wellbeing of humans is ensured. The question which needs to be asked is why in this time and age humanity lessons are not being imparted. Why there is a focus on divide may the cause be for patriotism, religion, color or class? Why don’t leaders teach humanity and why human race is not working together for the well-being for all?

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Can we say if all believe in humanity then probably it will be difficult for mankind to put their conscience to sleep!

 

Moied Javeed is a senior telecom executive in Pakistan and can be reached at mj@tptglobal.net. The views expressed in the article are the author’s own and do not necessarily reflect the editorial policy of Global Village Space.