It seems our heads should be our bastion of privacy. At least we thought so except we think now it is also the last illusion we hold. For among us walk those whose heads are like magnets. Picking up thoughts lying profusely about, without an anchor.
But there they sit ready for the picking from the audience about and wondering why nothing seems to shock anymore.
Not what we are seeing, not especially what we are hearing. Not from the young in years and not from those who sit in heads of government, companies or families.
What is going on? Coming out of mouths are words we might have had in mind but manners being taught since kindergarten, have kept them silent. Now we have in power people who voice things long kept at bay.
Now they speak and in public say what comes to mind, lawless, unkind, prurient, vile, defiant and demeaning of humanity and sacredness. Yet we are not shocked. Why not?
Because they simply say out loud what has taken centuries to civilize humanity, to make us mannerly and to live communally in peace as we could.
We know all the words and thoughts that are now shouted from the stages to roaring crowds who agree. And know without doubt we cannot look our young in face and tell them to behave when we in the stadiums throughout the world are without manners. Without civility. Without shame.
So all those who have walked lifetimes nearing a century with their antenna up and have heard their fellows’ thoughts and cringed with belly whoppers to the solar plexus, now see in visual discordance the behaviors kept in abeyance because we loved life enough to work hard and guard it zealously.
We see and grind our teeth because we see defamation to the work of lives dedicated to the sacredness of this planet. The best classroom in the universes Earth has always been. The most desirable school because the classes are of caliber; mountains are high but we are tested.
The barn and barnyard are too clean for the vile behavior in practice whether in private or in the public offices of presidencies in countries or companies; whether in boardrooms or congresses.
I am an old woman now who has learned that to be human is the excuse only for those who do not know where their god resides. Think on it and think it through.