Social Conscience

Social conscience

If you have a social conscience, you worry about people who are poor, ill, old, etc. and try to help them.

Cambridge Dictionary
1 Social Conscience 

There are no words to describe what happened…

in the Mother and Baby homes,

 in The First Nation Residential Schools,

in The Congo Free State,

before The Abolition of Slavery,

Modern Day Slavery,

Life In The Slums,

Surviving The Streets,

The Children Working on Mines… etc,

what dictators have done,

and so on…

Can you turn a blind eye towards what happened?

It involves atrocities Beyond Human Boundaries.

The hidden history.

People have no idea what it’s like to live like this.

It is unfair to say I am not interested in it.


It doesn’t affect me.

2 The Hill We Climb 

1 ENGLISH SPEECH | Amanda Gorman: The Hill We Climb (English Subtitles)

 

6 feb. 2021

Learn English with Amanda Gorman. Amanda Gorman, a 22-year-old Black poet from Los Angeles, recited her poem “The Hill We Climb” at Joe Biden’s inauguration as US president on Jan. 20. Her inaugural poem captured viewers across the country, and made her an overnight literary sensation. Amanda S. C. Gorman is an American poet and activist. Her work focuses on issues of oppression, feminism, race, and marginalization, as well as the African diaspora. Gorman was the first person to be named National Youth Poet Laureate. She published the poetry book The One for Whom Food Is Not Enough in 2015. In this speech, she also quotes: “We will rebuild, reconciled and recover and every known nook over our nation. And every corner called our country. Our people diverse and beautiful will emerge, battered and beautiful. When day comes, we step out of the shade of flame and unafraid, the new dawn balloons, as we free it.” – Watch with big English subtitles.
3 The Worst Case
“Everybody is a genius.
But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree,
it will live its whole life believing that it is studid.”

There is no point in finding fault where faults do not exist

Het heeft geen zin fouten te zoeken waar geen fouten zijn.

Il est inutile de chercher des défauts là où il n’y en a pas.

You can’t use justice to fool someone

In 1990 the BBC unleashed on a defenseless public a monster … 

It’s a metaphor,
but in real life it happens to everyday people in a broken justice system.

If you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree,
it will live its whole life believing that it is studid.

One must face truth

 

  • The dignity of the lawyer

  • The shame brought upon the entire country Australia by a few bad men from the military’s special forces is a brutal truth. Serious war crimes

  • Can one be indifferent to the suffering of people – teenagers who have done nothing wrong who, because of a questionably bad legal record, spend years and decades behind bars?
4 The Unthinkable

2 This Man Spent 18 Years in Prison Because of Mugshot of Another Man With Same Name | NBC New York

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A photo of another person with the same name led to the wrongful arrest of a New York City man who has spent more than 18 years behind bars for murder, prosecutors said Thursday as they moved to vacate the conviction. NBC New York’s Melissa Colorado reports.

3 Horrible Car Crash Prank

27 jul. 2011

Good Samaritans are asked to help out signalling to drivers around a car that crashed in a terrible accident. Soon, a police officer shows up to ask what the hell they are doing… and to the victims surprise, the upside down car and the portable toilet have completely disappeared!
 
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