LESS THAN HUMAN

How unfortunate is the world in which we all live in the twenty first century that blessed with human rights by nation states and sanctifying organisations, no human is equal to another.

There should be no more slavery.

There should be no more human inequality.

There should be no more genocide.

There should be no more ethnic cleansing.

There should be no more savagery.

There should be no more assassins, tramps, whores, maniacs or monsters in our society.

There should be no more giants, dragons, witches or fairies.

There should be no more brainwashing or indoctrination if we have truly embraced knowledge and science.

There should be no more of it.

Humans are not rats, parasites, dogs, wild animals or cockroaches.

They are supposedly intelligent beings who have just forgotten who they are and how far they have come in pursuit of civilisation, peace, togetherness and understanding of life itself.

The ironies are many.

We live in a metaphorical rat-race where every human is out for material gain in the name of survival and existence to get ahead.

Many humans are underprivileged and disadvantaged to the point that they must offer sexual services to strangers, sell their body parts or resort to theft or narcotic contraband acts to make a living on the planet with total disregard of any morality.

Our sense of morality is underpinned yet mocked and distorted by inappropriate language, acts of terrorism, extreme violence, unnatural sexuality, discriminatory influences and a thirst for blood as if every one of us is a vampire, soldier or cannibal.

This contradicts the mission of our education in school which our ancestors fought so hard to get for every man and woman, an education which aims to provide humans with an informed knowledge about the world in which we live and to use it wisely, to show good character, humanitarian understanding in our daily life.

We condone in real life what we cheer and celebrate in fantasy brought alive in books, theatre, films and inter-active computer games where we live out and become whatever we want in a virtual, untouchable world.

The Nazis sought the extermination of Jews during the so called holocaust of world war two because their propaganda to the German people and quite probably to the world was that Jews were sub-human.

The same thinking was in the minds of tribal people in the african country of Rwanda several decades  later.

It happened during the fragmentation and ethnic cleansing of former Yugoslavia and it is happening today in Iraq, Syria and Libya before our very own eyes with every modern means of technology at our disposal.

It is a rat race.

It is a world where dog-eats-dog.

It is a world where slavery is as prevalent now as it was at any time through history.

Beyond a customary greeting, humans are not kind to each other and they are somehow uanble to shake off the ideaology that some people among us are less than human.

We are then not civilised beings as we perceive ourselves to be but savages still living in a jungle.

Except the jungle is now a concrete jungle of towns and cities where we posture to be what we definitely are not.

We only return to the real jungle as a call to nature when we want to moralise about character building for an experience which will be totally alien to us.

It is every man for himself.  We are hunters being hunted.

Subordination is one thing when someone has earned the right to command another, whether as a family member father to son or in the workplace.

We do not idolise, worship or look up to Gods or prophets except when prompted to do so.

When we look up to the stars, it is not the astrological ones to which we aspire but to the stars of cinema, popular music, literature, politics, art and sport.

Those same people double up as ambassadors for apparent good causes in our world.

Slaves, pirates, soldiers, spies, assassins, gladiators, war heroes and hunters are all the subjects of stories throughout history which we continue to embellish today.

We must go beyond the point of ridicule if we are to exterminate the notion that anyone living among us can or should be seen as less than human.

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