As I close my eyes and drift away to a land where there is love, health, peace, and blessings. I wanted to take the time to think and reflect.
The truth is that the other day I wrote about Jeff Sessions use of the law, and how he is using the law to restrict individuals, who might be in danger of their lives due to domestic violence. This use of the law revealed how law can be manipulated, and hurt the very vulnerable who need assistance and care. The fact that I wrote about the limits of the law, and his use of the law, reminded me of my time as a high school student, where I volunteered at a prestige law / solicitors firm, and also my study of law through my readings. For the volunteering I was happy to learn, and gain insights. From the reading of the law, from the course that I took through my Business Administration Honor's program, I realized the harsh histories, and what is involved in law making, these led me to question Sessions. Forgive me if I am wrong, but aren't laws supposed to be debated upon, before they are passed by the house / senate?
While I continue to question his reasoning, and the process, I also thought that there is no better time for equity mindedness, and ethical mindedness for every single profession that we can think of. From the teachers, doctors, or to the law makers, and so on, all have to begin to think through this lens - Because as I mentioned in an earlier writing, the human intellect has grown, developed. In other words human beings are getting smarter, and not only that we have an internet where any query, or information can be searched. People, or the masses if you will are not easy to fool, or we could say that the hierarchical system contain fewer layers that there were previously. While those who are oppressed, vulnerable, or who don't possess the power to exercise their voice, they will also have access to a voice through advocates, advocacy groups, more educated individuals, individuals with specific skills / training, or those who possess a higher status to speak on their behalf.
Equity mindedness, or ethical mindedness might even sound strange to those who have used their accumulation of knowledge as a manipulation, or what philosophers call, the evil genius. The call to view individuals through this lens could not come sooner. When we see human rights abuses, or desperate migrants who are forced to return home to their oppressors, because their reality is that they have no choice. When we see vulnerability, and continue to oppress through structures or systems - this is nothing less than ignorance. Ignorant acts not only lower the standards of a nation, but they also lower the standards of the self. Yes, the possession of knowledge is a tool, but what is the purpose or point of this possession if individuals can't even attempt to improve the human condition? These thoughts also question the very quest of freedom, for freedom.