I can agree in principle . However human are human. And our feelings over injustices are very real ?.
Even back within biblical times, there was anger being shed over feeling of injustices, back in those times as well too. Even Jesus is reported to have chased out the money changers too, by making use of a whip. I have yet to see someone chasing other people away, by making use of a whip, without them looking pissed-off, or angry at all
Can anyone imagine Jesus chasing money changers with a whip, while only smiling at them and greeting them with a look of complete gentle kindness?
Why even bother to use a whip then?
Now even although im an agnostic atheist. And although i don’t feel like i see reason to believe in God, at all, in the traditional sense of what people define God as being. It makes little difference to me, that we may share different faith . I still sense that there is been some level of injustice served upon this group of people involved in Global Witness. To me, they generally seem fairly decent nice gentle “down to the earth” type people
We are all part of the same HUMAN family when all said and done? (theist and atheist alike). When the rights of people are violated . Then it doesn’t feel acceptable. To anyone of us. There is no shame upon anyone of us, either, for our act of openly expressing those feelings of distaste and anger
That’s all part and parcel of our freedom of speech
Part and parcel of being human too
If we were to be without our right of this freedom. We will have then lost all hope to change the future for the better,for other people, or even for ourselves either
This freedom of speech matters even in times when such freedoms might also be inclined to rock boats, and cause an element of instability. Or happen to make situation feel somewhat uncomfortable for other people. Or at times ,even possibly help to make matters worse for certain people too
When all said an done ,we do not have the option available to us, so as to ALWAYS be able to please everyone. Do we? . This is the sacrifice that freedom of speech brings upon us ALL.
All of us at some time in our lives
This makes freedom of speech even more important. Freedom to express ALL our own feelings openly more important. Anger can be interpreted as the way in which people may express their inner feeling, of crying out from the very root of their own heart
To do otherwise, to lets say, only ever express our feeling in a dry totally stable peacefully morbidly familiar monotone manner,filled only with fluffy peacefulness and love such that lack any elevation of expression toward the side of displeasure or anger ever existed . Would in effect, then become kind of pre-rehearsed sterile and stale, and in some way would devalue our (God given?) method of expression
Many people, wouldn’t then perhaps be able to begin to “pick up” on people’s need or feeling of sadness and hurt and so on
When someone we see on TV is heard to be crying or acting angry or displeased. This VOCAL elevation of expression acts as a method so as to help alert us. Even in times when we didn’t, or couldn’t, ourselves hear or even understand the words that the person or persons were actually speaking
We will still ALWAYS understand the vocal expression of laughter, anger or displeasure
and so on
These vocal expression are in use universally by ALL human worldwide . Difference of sex, skin colour or nationality makes little difference
Its kind of like a universal language we ALL understand
When people speak from their hearts. Emotion may begin to overflow and become very real. There is still no great shame in people acting real. Is there?.
This whole world is groaning under the weight of human suffering. The worst thing that could ever happen, then, within this world, is for people to need to begin to feel ashamed for feeling
When that happens ,that’s when the next step is that people may also begin to feel ashamed for speaking openly about how they feel. For vocalizing their inner feelings
Nothing becomes more dangerous, than times when angry people, don’t bother to openly vocalize their inner feeling
But would rather sit and quietly stew about how they feel inside, instead
That becomes dangerous as hell right?
How can anyone be of any assistance to someone like that?
They cannot. As they wont even have ability to know that its happening
Today, our world now has the best chance it has ever had, to openly express grievances, so that discussion can begin , with hope that peace and happiness might some day have the chance to become more possible (due to internet)
That chance is to remain an impossibility. If human were to be forced to feel ashamed of expressing their inner feelings openly?
I have a dream
That some day open dialog will begin to be welcomed in open arms, and be celebrated as a means to help bring forth a brighter future for everyone
This need not need to mean that the road ahead will always be peaceful or easy going. It wont be
Turbulent times, are bound to produce some turbulent fruit?. The disease ridden fruit tree, shouldn’t be expected to produce perfect fruit every single time a coconut, right from the very first get go?. Perhaps a period of cultivation and renewed growth will need to begin to occur first off. Some seasons may even produce far better fruit, that what some other years might be able to do, too
Don’t forget, our society, as we know it today, is jumbled up mess of differences of opinion, overlaid with elements of greed, and wars, different people of what are also subject to fundamentalist black and white vision notions too. It will take time, along with vocal expression of a number of outbursts of displeasure, anger and with some luck even odd occasions of joy and laughter and so on as well too
Before we’d expect to perhaps one day in future begin to see better balanced “more peaceful” type of “more stable” situation evolve ahead
This is reality. Its natural Unless we’d honestly be expecting to suddenly see something entirely supernatural happening
If we accept being human. We will also accept that one part of being human, may involve elements of anger