“THE MORAL ARC ~ IS HUMANKIND TEETERING?”

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Perhaps I ask the question in this title because the local and international news venues of every ilk tend to deliver humankind’s worse traits to our homes, cell phones, social media, churches, schools etc. And if that were not enough, they interweave the wording toward one ideology or another. Recognizing this ploy is what drew me to ask this question: “What is The Moral Arc of truth these days?” Okay, for those who would remind me that there are warm moments included in the news to counterbalance the unthinkable I would ask: which news story actually remains in your awareness?

Moral is a word with many implications. My 1966 Dictionary A-Z has a three-inch column devoted to this one very important utterance. Here are a few: character; genuine; concerned; teaching; virtuous; duty; goodness, and moral fiber. And Arc is a word that is part of any curve; especially of a circle.

We Humankind are the writers—whether we believe it or not—of our life story. There are also elements we have in common like wondering of a Big Bang or a Cosmos Energy or God or Mother Earth—Our Home.

And second-by-second Mother Time Inquires: “The Moral Arc ~ Is Humankind Teetering?”

“INTENDED THINKERS…”

typewriter_legswtypewriter_sample_img_2You may have heard of them, even of more consequence, read their treatise: Cicero, Virgil, Rousseau, Augustine, Aquinas, Marcus Aurelius, Bacon, Mill, etc. Please, do not be fooled into thinking these orators are no longer of value. What they said centuries ago is worth as much exposure/analysis today as during their lifetimes. These Intended Thinkers remain silent unless you and I dust off the cover of their thoughts.

So, I throw the gauntlet and ask you, the Intended Thinkers out there, to rediscover century-old truths that still speak volumes…

Jean–Jacques Rousseau Political Economy… “The more laws are multiplied, the more they are despised, and all the new officials appointed to supervise them are only so many more people to break them, and either to share the plunder with their predecessors, or to plunder apart on their own…”

Marcus Tullius Cicero De Officiis, I, 41… “We are obligated to respect, defend, and maintain the common bonds of union and fellowship that exist among all members of the human race.”

John Stuart Mill Utilitarianism, V… It is part of the notion of Duty in every one of its forms, that a person may rightfully be compelled to fulfill it…”