Morally confused people -people that lack and therefore DO NOT embody a clear understanding of right action and wrong action, and the specific differences between the two – get their rights and wrongs mixed up.
They make bad choices, they empower wrong action in others and they generally make a big mess..however they typically refuse to hold themselves accountable -because they are too clueless to see that the mess is theirs.
Morally confused people often believe they “aren’t doing anything wrong” when they ARE doing something wrong. This is why they can’t take the blame, not that they even believe in blame to begin with… because many morally confused people believe there is no such thing as wrong and right action, so if there is no wrong action there can be no blame.
Don’t believe in Karma? Too bad because Karma believes in you. Whether you like it or not, wrong action generates chaos and suffering. And since we are all connected and sharing this one small home in space,YOUR wrong action, whether you know it wrong or not, effects the rest of us. So please get a clue!
The karma I am referring to isn’t about past life accumulation of karmic debt, which I am familiar with as I studied Yoga for over 30 years. Actually this view of karma sometimes gets misinterpreted, and causes some to (wrongly) believe that starving people, suffering innocents, child victims and so on have done something horrendous in a past life to deserve their misfortune. I absolutely in no way hold this view of karma!
I am talking about karma as an inherent natural law that orders or organizes the natural consequences of ALL choice. All choice has consequences that affect EVERYTHING ELSE -because we are all connected. Wrong action (violence) has natural consequences of suffering and chaos. Right action (nonviolence) has natural consequences of peace and goodness. Right action is action we have the right to take; wrong action is never OK to take.
Wrong Action is Violent Action; where there is no harm there is no wrong, no crime. Why do you think the majority of prisoners in the US are there for nonviolent “crimes?”
Do you honestly believe that if the majority of Americans were NOT morally confused this INJUSTICE would continue? This injustice in the prison industry is but one karmic consequence of the legitimization of violence that most people in this country support by way of their confusion and moral relativism.
Many people do not know what right action actually IS, because as a society we have been so desensitized to violence that most of us don’t recognize the violence that has been disguised as something else; order, keeping the peace, law enforcement, preemptive strike, voting to have rights taken away from others, believing that laws that grant rights that don’t exist should be followed etc…Most of us give our support if not through Brut force then through some unconscious support of the Brut force over others.
I think knowing and understanding rights is essential Human Life 101 that EVERYONE needs. We ALL have the same exact rights, and those rights need to be understood and embodied if we are to EVER evolve beyond legitimized violence.
It seems to gives people comfort to believe there is no such thing as rights and wrongs. Why IS that?