When Being Judgmental is Justified

By Mark Antony Rossi

We live in a day where folks believe modernity is the conventional substitute for making a judgement. And judgement in 2018 has become a dirty word. There are millions who won’t accept this social restriction but too afraid to speak out. They say one thing and vote another.

No one is allowed to be criticized lest you called a term that ends in “ist.” Biological or common sense practicality is labeled pararchical and socially obstructive. Awards are increasingly becoming participatory since many deem competition an unfair practice rooted in historical inequalities.

Too many are imprisoned in a fear founded on a misplaced version of preventive maintenance. A cowardly inaction that sits on its hands waiting for someone else to take responsibility. This loathsome predicament has fast taken over the social landscape.

Judgement is totally justified on a number of genuine offenses that traumatically impact the lives of the innocent. Alcohol and drug addictions need treatment centers but also a societal tough love approach that refuses to excuse this irresponsible behavior as a victimless disease. It is not. It is a stupid choice that ruins health, fractures marriages and plainly kills other people caught in the reckless path of brats allergic to accountability.

While I will not advocate a Scarlet letter worn by the habitual transgressor we must take bolder steps to ensure our communities are given a fair chance to prosper by denouncing lewd conduct and pointing to productive principles to curb teenage pregnancies, alcohol, drug abuse and tobacco usage. Only by employing justifiable judgement does society gain advantage to improving its lot and reducing the multitudes who cry for rights but run from responsibility.

About the Author: Mark Antony Rossi is a poet, playwright and author of the bioethics volume “Dark Tech” now available from Amazon. His most recent plays have been produced in Liverpool and New York.


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