SPIRAL OF THE RABBIT HOLE14/06/21
One of the fundamental principles of my belief is Forgiveness. That's why Jesus died on the cross to save us sinners, to have a second chance and making a difference. But religion doesn't rule our static world of the material. If you are a non-European then you are most likely to be prosecuted for life no matter the crime. These folks may serve a couple of weeks' incarceration, but they pay for it for the rest of their lives.
They are labelled, stigmatised and ostracised by a righteous and political culture of society. They not only lose their families and friends; but are also deprived from social services and not able to hold down a job. It's not for lack of trying when the employer or supervisor turns a blind eye while the target endures coercive treatments. Soon enough it would be easier to walk out of a job or service with dignity intact than to endure psychological humiliation. Many people have various experiences of this dark force, and I'm not generalising in here.
An incident is embedded in sights and sounds of the police presence; red lights, sirens and flash cameras of reporters who seemed to have a media frenzy of a human time of need. It's a raw and personal experience that seems to define how successful a media is in drawing an audience. It is an emotional trigger today on the street, at school or on the sports arena. It's a public persecution live all over again!
However, economic restructure and stimulus means can initiate social trends that develop and establish addiction. A little while ago, the experience validated a relationship between economic restructures and family break-ups correlated with stress and escalated to drugs and alcohol. It was the parent who was hooked in alcohol and drugs. Today; abuse, bully, isolation, social media and possession of digital devices is added to extend the addictive correlation with children.
According to Internet social media whether it's addiction for food, alcohol or drugs and selfish desire, the need to satisfy a fix is major. Failure to meet a fix bores a whole lot of strong emotions; frustration, anger, difficult to concentrate, truancy, and working overtime to get a fix. The younger folks are more static than their older peers in coping. Older folks may experience loss of family and friends; younger folks may experience depression when a fix is not available.
Caregivers including family and parents may work selflessly to monitor an addict, but according to Internet experts, addiction is a selfish disease. Sufferers don't care about anybody else. And not getting a fix can heighten selfish decisions to lethal consequences.
Coming to terms with the problem has own pressure of parent expectation, not trying hard enough, embarrassed, ashamed, too hard and giving up.
The relationship may cover the span of different generations, but the experience is relatively the same. And that suggests a genetic inheritance, a further illustration of the static cycle of deterioration.
How much an adverse political culture can ruin people's lives' only serves to keep the cycle of deterioration turning. And this fits in nicely with the systemic organisation of social structures of society. Now mental illness is passed down the generations.
You could have the suspected strand removed from your DNA, or you could become tone deaf and ignorant, but whatever you decide to do, you are still organised to turn the static cycle of deterioration.
Preachers may deliver sermons from the sincerity of the altar, but pure principles remain subjective in the absence of quantified objectives. At the same time, a hungry man or woman fills his/her needs in the generosity of a humbled handout on the street, before embarking on one's journey. How insignificant a simple act of compassion may have been, but it served a Saving Grace in the humble reminder of hope to continue the journey of life.
When the purpose of organisation is solely for the achievement of material gain, the soul is deprived of humble acts of compassion, of generosity and charity. You see, food for life is not limited to the material alone, but also the nutritional values of the social.
At the bottom of the spiral, there is no one there and nowhere to go. Yet folks who recovered have shared phenomenal experiences.
Somewhere along the journey, we come to a two way point and it's time for making a decision which way to take. Most if not all have chosen the easy road. And the easy road led us to the bottom of the spiral. So did we make the right decision or have we been chosen? If the two way point is our conscience, then it wasn't the conscience which made the choice. But it was the right decision which led to the discovery of the conscience. You!
Saving Grace is a simple means of sustaining life. Some folks in the community give their time and money to help others in need. I know some have been through the spiral and realised the need, but their service sustains their lives journey.