Living life peacefully, taking a stance for real justice, true ethics, and making sure that truth abounds – is at least part of “Real Life,” and what America is about. It should be a part of our character to have respect for each other and that everyone is innocent until proven guilty. We cannot help but wonder- Has Truth, Ethics And Respect For Mankind Died in America.
With the chaos of what is occurring right this minute in our Nation is one example of how America is becoming a Nation of changed principles, and changing our American Values.It is rather scary and not of benefit to its people. The question of “Has The Truth, Ethics and Respect for Mankind Died in America” is warranted as it appears our values are not as they once were.
Today, people who are talking the most are trying desperately to tell everyone else how to think, what to believe, who to believe, and why to believe them. Most individuals do not have to be a member of a political party to know what is right and just and believe that the truth about ethics and respect for mankind should still be a significant part of our beliefs..
If an individual depends upon their party to know how to live, we think, they are going to miss the boat. When political parties begin to act like children with all of the fighting, bickering and throwing stones, it becomes necessary to break loose from either or. All of this seems to tell us that respect for one another’s liberty and beliefs has died.
The News Gathers:
Some time ago, one journalist indicated on the air, that it was their duty to make their audience believe what they report. Well, it appears this would only be true if they were reporting the facts as seen or known by their own investigation. In most cases, this is not true; they are repeating what someone else has said. Of course, that is not what journalist should do, right? They seem to have lost their respect for their audience’s ability to rationalize, interpret, and speculate if it is truth or just an interpretation.
Journalism has developed a variety of ethics and standards. While objectivity and a lack of bias are of primary concern and importance, more liberal types of journalism such as advocacy journalism and activism, intentionally adopt a non-objective viewpoint. This has become more prevalent with the advent of social media and blogs, as well as other platforms that are used to manipulate or sway social and political opinions and policies. These platforms often project extreme bias, as “sources” are not always held accountable or considered necessary in order to produce a written, televised, or otherwise “published” end product.
It seems that that if one is to take everyone else’s word for something; they would be classified as being naive, unscholarly, or ignorant. Here is why: if another person has not seen any situation with their own eyes, they do not hold the full truth about anything. This is a known truth throughout most of our lives. Are the individuals who are giving hear- say, indisputable? It is rather doubtful.
The individuals who are elaborating on the leaks, memos they say they have seen, and the unknown sources who cannot tell who they are seem to think that there is only “one” truth. Very often from true experience, there can be “two,” maybe “three” truths to any one situation. Those truths must be intermingled to get to the final or real truth.
In our past life, most people wanted to give another person the benefit of the doubt. Not anymore, they take what someone else has said, run with it without their own investigation to find the truth. It does not matter who says it if it connects with the hatred being displayed; it is already true.
What Are Facts? – a thing that is indisputably reality, actuality, and certainty that is not questionable.
What Are Ethics? – moral principles that govern a person’s behavior or the conducting of an activity.
What is Truth? – truth is about events as opposed to interpretation.
The latter speaks for itself. Every person can hear a conversation and interpret what was said or done differently, depending upon their thoughts, beliefs, and their genuine ability to see the truth. Some individuals do not want to see the truth.
Our country is hurting; most genuine people want the truth, not as interpreted, but as seen, facts. In real life who has time for so much bickering, opposition, and “we are going to get you,” attitude. It is time to let the truth surface, talk about something to actually benefit another soul, and stop trying to destroy someone that you actually, do not know.
America is supposed to the land of liberty, success, and truth. It now seems to be the country of “I know better than you.” People are labeled because they are not rich, have not learned how to manipulate someone or something else to become rich, or, because they are not from New York or Washington.
We are not biased against true journalism, reporting, or journalist. Everyone has the privilege to join whichever political party he or she chooses. They can have beliefs that are contrary to another’s. However, there are certain parameters that should be in place to have a Nation that lives peacefully with all people who respect each other differences.
We are biased against hate, no respect, and those who do not seek truth. We do not think anyone should try to destroy another individual, just because one political party says it should be done. That is the way everyone should be. If you think, you are a good example of a decent, and truthful individual, it would then mean that you are objective and want to know the truth about anyone before you seal his or her tomb. That is respect for all human life.