Would different use of certain words lead to better answers for the riots?
I have watched and listened to numerous news broadcasts and commentators opinions of the reasons why the Baltimore riots occurred. One adjective (poor) was repeatedly used over and over before a following noun. For example, poor people, poor job opportunities, poor education, poor race relations, poor police training, poor government leadership, poor planning, poor timing, etc. In other words I heard a lot of poor excuses for lack of accountability of poor behaviors or actions to lump generalities instead of providing accountability of why the entities are poor whatever.
So what is the answer for what happened in Baltimore? In my opinion, the root cause is in the lack of use of two words we seldom use anymore to teach or to judge ourselves and our children’s behaviors or actions. However these were the only two words ever used by one of the wisest man in history to judge every action in order to ascertain responsibility for every behavior or action.
The reason why we should use these two words is because when we use either of the words, it then begs to lead to a direct answer of why or who is responsible. In my opinion, If we begin using only the these same two word, it will lead to direct responsibilities and remedies instead of a host of ‘poor’ excuses we now hear.
The only two words were wise or foolish.
For example, instead of saying the cause for the riots were poor people or the host of other words. We should just judge what happened and state this explanation instead. The riots in Baltimore occurred because of foolish actions by angry people, mismanagement, and thieves.
What led up to the riot would then have to have an explanation of accountability of the parties involved. There was apparently some foolish action by the police and the victim of which is has not yet been judged, so I will not comment or judge what happened as being a wise or foolish judgement on the matter.
As for all the comments of commentators I heard, what if they had instead used the word foolish instead of poor. If they used the adjective foolish instead of poor, the excuse comment would then beg for the because answer instead of some token generality excuse. For example.
It is foolish to drop out of school because statistics show a greater likelihood of the people that do will wind up being poor.
it is foolish for people etc because of etc etc. /.
It is foolish for the government to allow one hallf trillion dollars a year in unfavorable trade balances and mass outsourcing of jobs because it creates a loss of job opportunities and greater numbers of poor people in the USA. If the one half trillion was paid in an average yearly wage it would be four million more job opportunities in the USA plus millions more jobs will result when the wage earners spend thier wages in the USA.
It is foolish for the government to allow unregulated immigration because it reduces wages from livable to poverty levels, and causes a need for the government to have to subsidize below poverty level wages with tax or borrowed money.
it is foolish for the government etc. etc because of etc etc. /.
School children’s behavior should be graded by wise or foolish instead of poor or good. This is because It is foolish to waste learning time in school. It would be wiser to use time in school to learn because it will improve their job opportunities.
It is foolish for teducators etc. etc because of etc etc. .
As for changing poor education, poor race relations, poor police training, poor government leadership, poor planning, poor timing, etc………………..I will not go on because this is a blog post and most blog readers prefer to read brief thought provoking, or interesting, or enjoyable posts. If anyone is interested to read more, I have referenced below two previous posts on this subject. If the subject of King Solomon interests you, check out my blog of over 170 posts about examples of King Solomon’s ancient timeless wisdom in relation to the news we hear reported in our modern world.
Perhaps you will agree with me and begin using wise or foolish in your vocabulary whenever you judge yourselves or others in the future. For example, when you decide on a record of past achievements and character of a political candidates to judge if they were wise or foolish by their actions instead of only by their words or foolish promises they cannot keep.
Regards and goodwill blogging.
King Solomon on Wise or Foolish HERE
King Solomon on Only Two Descriptive Adjectives HERE