We live in a world of terrible inconsistencies. Society is made up of double standards and illogical entreaties that are confusing and blatantly stupid. Society claims morality but is exceedingly immoral and ridiculous in its insane standards. Let’s discuss the current Jodie Arias, Travis Alexander debacle, as an example of what I’m getting at through my introduction.
We, in America, believe in the death penalty, whereby we allow government to put to death those who meet a criteria set out by a governing body we have elected. Somehow many of us believe this is moral, logical, and not inconsistent.
The law says that we should not kill or murder, yet it is not illegal, illogical, or inconsistent to put to death the obviously criminally mentally ill and disturbed via the death penalty; somehow we make this okay within our own minds. We also allow mothers to kill their unborn babies without batting an eye — and we don’t hesitate to commit genocide upon those in other countries whom we feel meet a certain standard that allows us to annihilate them in good conscience. Somehow we expect the populace of this country to make sense of what absolutely doesn’t make sense, and of what is inconsistent to the extreme.
We may soon decide to put to death this very mentally ill woman, Jodi Arias, who lacks adequate conscience development, who is potentially a borderline personality, who has little impulse control, is suicidal, and obviously needs dire mental health intervention and has for a very long time; yet somehow she needs to recognize that she is the “bad one.” Somehow she is the evil, brutal murderer who must pay with her life, who must be “put to sleep,” so that justice will be served for the Alexander family and the victim, Travis Alexander.
We may do to her what she did to someone else, though we will be far less brutal about it; thus we will “put down” a human being like we put down our suffering and elderly animals — and this makes some kind of convoluted sense, how? This is “justice?”
How can we as a society claim that murder and killing are bad when we turn right around and murder and kill our own people every time we decide to rationalize that it’s okay or necessary to do so? We murder the mentally ill in this country! We don’t care to rehabilitate them! Even though it would be far less expensive to offer these mentally sick people the rehabilitative help that they need, we prefer to put them to death or stack them on top of one another in brutal institutions and super prisons that hardly address their problems and needs.
Our society is so technologically advanced but we have not kept up the same pace morally; thus we still lag somewhere behind the medieval era in many ways. We are still a very uncivilized and barbaric people here in America.
We now have this latest media spectacle in Jodi Arias whom we look at like a virus on a slide, impersonally turning her personal trial into a reality television show. We analyze, re-analyze and attempt to understand why Jodi brutally murdered a young man who was taught and encouraged by us, (society), to use and treat women like whores and basically just throw them away when finished with them, like we dispose of everything we’re done with — and we wonder why she did the same in return to him. We applaud with glee like we’re at a football game her murder one conviction and claim it’s all in the name of “justice.”
We’ve taught Jodi Arias the brutality she learned through our own actions, through video games, movies, advertisement that distorts what should be valued, etc. We’ve encouraged her lack of respect for life. Our actions, through double standards and lack of any real morality, say one thing, while our hypocritical lips say another. We have set no example for Jodi Arias as a society, or for Travis Alexander, for that matter. We should not be at all surprised what is occurring to our youth day in, day out.
Jodi, in her confusion and attempt to function among us, fights back, manipulates, lies, acts out in brutal violence and rage, and tries to make sense of living in a world that just does not make sense. She fails miserably, screws up, and now will pay with her young life for the flaws of a society that created her.
Because of society’s mixed messages and insufficient entreaties that an increasing few can navigate without psychiatric prescription, escape, or self medicating through illegal drugs and alcohol, our youth are killing themselves, us, and each other. Many of them descend into perverse distractions like pornography addiction, embracing dysfunctional and aberrant lifestyles like BDSM, and the newest kind of lust, (bloodlust), horror-core etc.,
Jodi Arias is a victim of our society, just as Travis Alexander is her victim. And we are creating more and more of her in this nation every single day. The relentless school shootings, explosion of domestic violence, child abuse, crime and violence, pedophilia, and a world that is spiraling out of control into the pits of debauchery and degeneracy are proof of our fall from grace. It is all a terribly sad statement of where we are in this life, of a tremendous need for a savior, (Jesus Christ), and unfathomable mercy from our Creator, God. I pray to God that we will all wake up soon.