SHAME! SHAME!

In a world where public shame is the name of the game and where no holds are barred in the perceived justified online lynching of those who are deemed “deserving” of such, and using the most recent rally as an example and specifically the subsequent posting of the faces of those in attendance, did anyone ever stop and think of the ramifications and/or how easy it would be to ruin someone’s life?

Ever heard of Photoshop?

All someone needs to do is take the photo of  someone in attendance and Photoshop the face of someone they want to seek revenge upon, or they simply do not like, and insert the face over the person who was actually there.

Then, it falls upon the innocent victim to prove that they were not even remotely in attendance, but that is not enough.  It may be too late.  Once a picture goes viral, the damage may already be done.

It only takes a matter of hours, but beyond that scenario, where is the line drawn?

Does anyone stop and think:

  • What is it that you (we/I) did that would have been most embarrassing if someone were watching?
    • Nothing? Ever??? Really?
  • How has your (our/my) viewpoints changed since you (we/I) were young and stupid?
  • Have you (we/I) ever done something incriminating in your life?
    • Has your parents?
    • Have your children?
    • Have your significant other?
  • Have you gone someplace or done something that is not within societal norms?
  • Have you done something you regret?
    • Has your parents?
    • Has your children?
    • Has your significant other?
  • Have you done something stupid, or childish that could have done harm to another whether you(we/I) meant it?
  • Have you done something you regret?
    • Has your parents?
    • Has your children?
    • Has your significant other?

What is deemed as appropriate public shaming, and what basis is the justification?

Is public shaming a positive response to a negative act?

More aptly, is it an effective response?

If so, when?  And, how?

And, most importantly, what are the consequences?

 

 

 

Maybe Today, Maybe Tomorrow

The Lover
Today
May be
The Stranger
Tomorrow

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The Stranger
Today
May be
The Lover
Tomorrow

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The Unknown
Today
May be
The Known
Tomorrow

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The Known
Today
May be
The Unknown
Tomorrow

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Wrong
Today
May be
Right
Tomorrow

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Right
Today
May be
Wrong
Tomorrow

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Clarity
Today
May be
Confusion
Tomorrow

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Confusion
Today
May be
Clarity
Tomorrow

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Too Blind To See

Love
Is Color Blind

There are
Individuals
Of all colors
From all walks of life
From all faiths
From all backgrounds
From all corners
Of the world
Rich and poor

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Spreading
Love

Evoking
Decency

Showing
Compassion

Practicing
Kindness

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Hate
Is Color Blind

There are
Individuals
Of all colors
From all walks of life
From all faiths
From all backgrounds
From all corners
Of the world
Rich and poor

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Spreading
Hatred

Evoking
Fear

Showing
Indifference

Practicing
Intolerance

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Truth Is Beauty, Beauty Is Life

Truth is Beauty, Beauty is Life

Courage is finding
Truth
and then honoring
Truth
therein resides
the pure potential
that is inside
and being able to
silent the voices
externally and internally
who say otherwise

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What’s good,
may not be good for you
What’s right,
may not be right to you
What’s correct,
may not correct for you

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Otherwise say who
internally and externally
silences the voices
and finds inside
the pure potential
residing therein
by honoring the
Truth
that with courage
finds

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NOW…NOW….NOW…..

This moment
THE most pivotal
In all history
To stay
Or go
To turn right
Or go left
Or to take it slow

These are but a few
Choices to be made
In this moment
THE most pivotal
In all history

That was
For it is now
Then
And this
Is now.

Forgotten
the moment
it will be
THE most pivotal
in all history

As quickly
As it came
And went
But without it
We would have not
Gotten from there
To here.