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On teenaged girlfriends, loose-cannoned bullets and strangers in the toilet...

15 April 2014, 07:26
In our society it's okay for men in their mid-twenties to date women in their teens. Especially if this woman is hot. This type of relationship even evokes wolf howls in the most unlikely places, such as in a courtroom. 

Society has made it normal for women in their teens to feel safe when in the company of men in their mid-twenties. If this man has a habit of speeding, he is applauded for swearing at policemen and not paying his fines. Because the enforcers of law are the enemy, and as much distance should be put between them and fragile damsels in distress as possible... 

If the man in question carries a loaded gun she'd feel even safer. If the ammunition for this gun is intended to make its intended target's internal organs explode...well, society doesn't require people to ask questions about the types of bullets that are favoured by gun owners. If the man is reckless with this gun, she'd still feel safe, since she'd argue that the fact that he wouldn't let her drive at night means he gives a shit. And society affirms that having someone (preferably a man) who gives a shit is all you need. It gives you the heads up not to give a shit about much else... Not even the lives of potential targets of a flying bullet...
Society has made it a woman's duty to change her man. It doesn't bat an eyelid if she gets publicly humiliated in the process. If his resistance scares the shit out of her, her reaction is laughed off as normal relationship behaviour. Her loyalty and ability to accept unconditionally is commended and encouraged. Because society dictates to us to try, try and try again, be it in the boardroom or bedroom. This incredible ability we as women have to persevere and capacity to tolerate bullshit of the unworthy has inspired society to dedicate an entire canon of artworks and literature to us...

Our society has made our need to take control of our personal safety beyond okay. It has bred understanding for the odd slip of a finger. Society applauds our ability to forgive the unforgivable because forgiveness is supposed to set us free. If we keep turning a blind eye to evil we can be set free, once, twice or even thrice before real tragedy strikes. Thus, society often lets us believe that tragedy is our friend. 

However, should the intended subject of our forgiveness dare to use someone's bathroom without permission, society's a bit more lenient when it comes to guidelines for forgiveness. See, you will not feel lighter when forgiving a faceless target locked in the John... The weight will only be lifted off your wounded shoulder when this person's head is blown to pieces by free-willed, loose-cannoned bullets. But when this stranger gets a face, and the face is somewhat paler than the average  national demographic, the ordeal must then be sealed with a teary, heartfelt apology and buckets full of vomit, according to society. But still no forgiveness required, only more blame encouraged...

Should you try to find ways to make the slip of this finger more acceptable, society grants you freedom of speech: it protects your freedom to accuse the invisible target in the crapper of secretly smoking dagga...it gives you the heads-up if you speculate that her beauty is indicative of unacceptable cheating habits. Society grins if you will the crime to go unpunished because of the carelessness of authorities. It even allows you to speculate that the judge will rig the outcome to save face for the state or because she's a white loathing black... As if it's not enough, society encourages you to shift the blame from the hand to the bullet and trigger

 Society has made it fairly ok for us not to condemn until legal representatives have run out of ideas on how to twist around semantics. And the defendant out of money. In fact, society expects from us to bite our tongues until the last 'happy' vs excited' was exhausted, whether it takes a year or a week. If houses are lost in the process, society applauds the shrewd person seeing an opportunity in someone else's mistakes...

Regardless of the facts already laid on the table, and the crimes being confessed to, society makes us believe that we're the bee's knees if we stay unemotional and rational... Society rewards the one who religiously worships the cult of 'innocent until proven guilty'... In our self-congratulatory fairness, justness and open-mindedness, society prevails... 

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