Baffled Mum’s post today, “Who Will Miss You?” is an outstanding illustration of why I like to steal things.
That’s my polite way of saying the idea for this post is stolen from a post of hers.
[Back story] Baffy — as she kindly allows me to call her — Baffy overheard some jerk rhetorically asking someone, “Who will miss you!” Being foolishly in possession of a heart just as big as her mind (Which seems at least big enough to embrace most anything she wants it to embrace), Baffy posted a concise, surgically accurate response on her blog. Nailed him, she did! Didn’t call him out by name, but nailed him right properly and good. [/back story]
Here’s my favorite Baffy quote of them all, “Who are we to judge the worth of people anyway?”
Yay! You go, Baffy! Stick it to that dragon! That dragon of unnecessary and unwarranted ranking of ourselves and others.
All I want to know is just which god slammed a ten-foot high judge’s bench under the exalted butts of possibly three-quarters or more of humanity?
Call me crazy if you must, but somehow, I doubt anything divine had a hand in placing those benches under those butts. Somehow, I smell the profane stench of self-righteous self-appointment. Just ain’t nothing sacred about them benches at all, so far as I can see.
I agree with everything Baffy said today. Just I want to add this. Each and every act of abuse the world sees moment to moment of each minute of the day is to me evidence of our co-equality when it comes to our most fundamental human worth.
Every act of abuse from the father’s too sharp criticism of his child to the dictator’s bloody genocide, is evidence of why we must treat each other as equals in basic human worth.
Abuse — it all adds up to a price, a cost, humanity simply hasn’t got it to pay off.