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Thursday, September 22, 2011

What do you mean, "don't judge"? You judge things every day!

WARNING:  THIS IS A RANT. LOOK AWAY NOW IF YOU DON'T WANT TO HEAR IT!!!

What the heck is wrong with folks today. I just saw a picture of 5 year old Suri Cruise in heels. I said to dress a small child like this was ridiculous.  The conversation, such as it was finally got down to some self-righteous chick defending the parents and saying "don't be judge-y". REALLY?   Dressing a small child up to look like a grown woman is in my very judgemental opinon just this side of child abuse. Babies shouldn't be considered sexy. They should be kids. They should look like kids and play like kids. How is she supposed to play kickball in heels? For Pete's sake!!

I just want to say to her and to all folks that think like that "GROW THE HELL UP!".  We judge things everyday. We have to. It's how we make our choices in life.  The idea that we "shouldn't judge" others or their actions is just idiotic. It's how we decide right from wrong. Good from Bad.  Sure it is easy to float along and  go with the flow not making waves that might  "hurt someone's feelings", BUT BY PERMITTING WRONG ACTIONS AND/OR WRONG THINKING TO CONTINUE WITHOUT CHALLENGE MAKES ONE PART OF THE PROBLEM.

Take for instance that woman on the Casey Anthony jury who "Didn't like to judge." First of all, why was she even ON a jury. Right there you knew how she was going to vote. Sure Casey lied constantly about where the kid was. Sure Casey was the last one to see her. Sure there was no reason what so ever to hide an accidental death UNLESS YOU WERE RESPONSIBLE FOR IT.  But because no one video taped Casey killing the kid and disposing of her body as though it were so much trash that the garbage man wouldn't collect she gets off.  "We don't like her, but the prosecution couldn't PROVE she killed". Really? Come on!!!

Listen to me and listen to me good.  The evil in this world will not just go away. Good people have a responsibility to society in general and their own families specifically to not only judge but to do what they can to point out evil and change it when they can.

It isn't always easy. Quite often things get turned around and suddenly you may find yourself being treated as though you were the one doing things wrong. But I say if you are an honorable person. If you have any moral convictions what so ever it is your duty (there's a word not used much anymore) to stand up and point out, in no uncertain terms, what's going on and why it needs to change.

You can do this with your vote, of course. You can do this with your pen. You can do this with your money. JUST DO IT! Take a stand! Be a grown up instead of some wishy-washy, name calling fool, complaining about how rough it is out there in the world but not wanting to make anyone take responsibility for their actions because it would be too "judge-y". Until you are ready to stand up for what's wrong and what's right, you really haven't any right to complain about things.....do you now??

4 comments:

paul said...

good post, if i may be so bold to make such a judgment :)

Michelle said...

If this was FB I would've clicked 'like' ;-)

TravelDiva said...

Tell why you mad! Great post...so true. "Like"

carla said...

Very well put! And I completely agree.

If a professor doesn't want to be "judge-y" about a student's inability to do the math/physics ... well, let's just say I don't want to drive over a bridge that he'll design after graduation.

This lack of judgment in the current age is madness.

And an excellent closing exhorting us to take a stand.