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Writer Without a Clause: What Can I Do to Make the World a Better Place?

In his "Writer Without a Clause" articles, Chris writes about whatever is on his mind at the moment without research and without editing.

Can one Person Make a Difference?

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Writer Without a Clause

Writer Without a Clause refers to articles I write off the top of my head with no preparation. Sometimes they are funny and sometimes serious. Thanks for visiting today. I hope you enjoy this "off the cuff" article.

Is There Anything One Person Can Do to Change the World?

I was on another site a moment ago, and someone asked a question that struck me as both overworked and profound. Now that is an odd couple, isn't it? The question was whether there was anything one person could do to change the world. My first inclination was to say that there is nothing one individual can do to make the entire world a better place. How could it be that you or I, with no notoriety, could influence the world?

I want to discuss some things here that are close to my heart. They are difficult subjects to talk about, but the discussion is necessary.

Human Sex Trafficking

 Prostitutes in front of a gogo bar in Pattaya, Thailand. Original text: Like slaves on an auction block waiting to be selected, victims of human trafficking have to perform as they are told or risk being beaten.

Prostitutes in front of a gogo bar in Pattaya, Thailand. Original text: Like slaves on an auction block waiting to be selected, victims of human trafficking have to perform as they are told or risk being beaten.

Men Can Change Their Attitude and Behavior Toward Women

What is our greatest crisis as a world? I've thought about this. Have you? Some of you have, I'm sure. You may not readily recognize this problem in your community, but I believe it pervades societies worldwide.

The number one crisis which we as a global community face is the enslavement of women to the role of sex objects.

The male population of the world along with the sex industry confine women to the role of sex toys. You may object that I suggest men, in general, do this, but I will not back down. I was at a Christian conference several years ago when I still identified with the Evangelical community. It convened at the Silver Dome in Detroit, Michigan that held 82,000 spectators. The stadium has since been demolished. The place was packed with Christian men. This was one of those Promise Keepers events.

One of the speakers was quite frank with the gathering. He had spoken to an owner of a local hotel. The man told the Christian speaker that he had never had so much demand for pornography on his hotel televisions before the Promise Keepers came to town.

No, it's not only Evangelical, white males who hold women captive in the role of sex objects. It is men in general and a worldwide industry that is both seen and hidden. Sex trafficking enslaves young women and traps them in a lifestyle from which they cannot escape.

Sex trafficking is slavery. There are more slaves on this planet today than at any other time in history.

The first crisis humanity faces is the enslavement of women as sex objects.

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Give Women Everything They Need to Rise Out of Poverty

The second crisis our world faces involves the enslavement of women in the role of baby factories. For the good of the world at large and for the defeat of poverty, women must be released from these chains. And who holds the keys to these chains of imprisonment?

The Roman Catholic Church, Evangelical Christians, and the religion of Islam are largely responsible for this disgrace. The RCC says No! to contraception for their laity. Evangelicals say NO! to free contraception for the poor of our country. What an outrage when aids and other sexually transmitted diseases are seen to be less harmful than condoms. How morally twisted are we when we consider unwanted pregnancies to be better than no pregnancy.

For the advancement of societies around the world and for the worldwide defeat of poverty, women must be given the freedom to be the sole caretakers of their own bodies.

This is purely an issue of women being totally equal to men. They will not be there until we give them ultimate power over their own lives.

When women are free from the enslavement to bearing as many children as is humanly possible, societies will change and poverty will be defeated. You say you don't see this in your neighborhood? Well, wake up. The world is a big place, and this is the reality in most of it.

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Think for Yourself

The third crisis our world faces is leadership. Look at the history of America and Europe. It is the history of the Christian church. It is no different today. Evangelicals run America, and The Roman Catholic Church runs much of the rest of the world. Add to the mix the religion of Islam, and you have a triangle of world domination. They've been at it for quite some time. How are they doing in your estimation?

My wish is that people would wake up and begin to think for themselves. I am not suggesting anyone stops believing in their god, but that they practice that spirituality outside the oversight and control of a religious organization that has become absolutely political. These two religions and three religious organizations have become just that, totally political.

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Is There Anything One Person Can Do to Make the World a Better Place?

Back to my original question. Is there anything one person can do to make the world a better place? The answer is yes!

  1. Men, begin treating women, all women, every woman, with respect. Not one of them is your personal sex toy. Let's give that up. Otherwise, we are part of the worldwide domination and subjugation of women.
  2. Take a fresh look at your personal beliefs regarding women, their bodies and their ability to reproduce. Men, why is that any of your business? Keep in mind, it is men who have held women as slaves to childbearing, and this is the source of poverty in the world. Take a minute to rethink your position.
  3. Two religions and three religious organizations dominate world politics. We can pull the rug out from under these political failures by withholding our allegiance and our money from them.

Writer Without a Clause

I didn't plan this when I came to the site today. It was on my mind because of a post on another site, but still, I didn't plan to unload like this. My commitment to these "Writer Without a Clause" articles is that I will not research, and I will not edit except for spelling and grammar.

Thank you for your attention and for your understanding. You may not agree with everything I have written, but you hung in there to the end, and I appreciate it.

Comments

Lawrence Hebb from Hamilton, New Zealand on May 29, 2019:

Chris

A very provocative article in many ways.

Slavery has 27,000,000 people in 'chains' today. Actually I think those figures are out of date and probably higher!

I'd say the biggest way we can impact this is to stop looking for 'the cheapest deal' and start looking at where those 'cheap deals' are made. Often in factories by young women being paid a pittance in conditions we westerners wouldnt keep a dog let aline a Human being!

I appreciate what you say, but sex slavery is just the tip of the iceberg,but its one we can change.

Chris Mills (author) from Traverse City, MI on May 29, 2019:

Marie, excellent thoughts. How could I understand others? I don't understand myself most of the time. Thanks for stopping by.

Marie Flint from Jacksonville, FL USA on May 27, 2019:

I couldn't resist passing up this very clever title.

As far as the subject matter you have delved into on this one, I am aware of the much truth to what you have stated.

While I see the intimacy of sexual intercourse between a man and a woman committed to each other as holy, the individual, whether male or female, colors the act with their own perception of it. In other words, each creates his or her own reality.

Change your individual vibration and you change your world. The constancy of pure thought coupled with pure intent spills out to the whole world at a subconscious level, and, without realizing it, you contribute to world change. The key is constancy, and it takes time, perhaps even generations.

Never give up hope, and don't try to understand others--let the Universe do that, but hold onto your Truth.

Blessings!

Chris Mills (author) from Traverse City, MI on May 11, 2019:

The product of an engaged brain is a beautiful thing. Have a good weekend.

Genna East from Massachusetts, USA on May 11, 2019:

Hi Chris. Thank you. I wanted to add that this is the same reasoning I arrived at with regard to the morning after pill after doing the research. It is not at all the same as being faced with an abortion of a five-month old fetus or unborn child, which I view as tragic. Enjoy your weekend.

Chris Mills (author) from Traverse City, MI on May 11, 2019:

Genna, Thank you for your comment. The insane thinking that surrounds the topic of birth control is an example of how people surrender to the authority and dictates of others, especially religious leaders. After I finally analyzed the steps of fertilization and implantation of the fertilized egg on the uterine wall, I could accept the morning after pill. Fifty percent of fertilized eggs are washed out of the woman's body naturally. If fertilization is the beginning of life, then half the population of the world died within minutes and days of that event. Only by implanting itself on the uterine wall does the zygote have a chance at life. This is my personal rationale for determining the beginning of life and for supporting the use of the morning after pill.

Genna East from Massachusetts, USA on May 11, 2019:

Hi Chris. I just love the title; it draws us in, and there we contemplate some tough and inescapable questions. It always astounds me when individuals espouse strong tenants to an organized religion, yet turn a blind eye to the heart to what those tenants truly mean when the religion becomes a political football of power for selfish expedience. Christianity is no exception. As a society, we have long abused women. I have always been a strong advocate of birth control, and this includes the morning after pill. We have come a long way as a civilization, but have many miles to go.

Chris Mills (author) from Traverse City, MI on May 01, 2019:

Alan, are you on Quora? It is a question/answer site. I enjoy it very much. If you are there, let me know and I will follow you.

Elijah A Alexander Jr from Washington DC on May 01, 2019:

Alan, I don't remember ever posting to your comment and am not following you so I don't know much about how you think. I know I've read some of what you have posted somewhere but never replied to remember what they implied. That means I didn't know I didn't know you where "leg pulling".

Chris Mills (author) from Traverse City, MI on May 01, 2019:

Alan, I considered reposting James' original comment after I had a chance to respond to him, but I believe it is gone for good. In seven years, I've only deleted a handful of comments. Somehow he interpreted my entire article to be a treatise promoting the "a" word regarding the disposal of unwanted babies. I don't like the word to appear in my hubs or comments because HP and Google frown on it. I have written articles about that topic and never used the word. But this article had nothing to do with it. I do wish I could repost his comments. They are instructive regarding how to misread, misinterpret and write totally irrelevant comments.

jonnycomelately on May 01, 2019:

Elijah, you realise I was being sarcastic, hopefully funny, there?

I don't bother to read that bible these days, except as reference to jog my memory. And, although I make mention of it sometimes with respect to some one's point of view, for me it's a lot of stories relation to people and cultures of long ago, in strange cultural and geographical circumstances.

But thanks for commenting.

Elijah A Alexander Jr from Washington DC on May 01, 2019:

Alan, re your last statement.

Read, or should I say study, Genesis 1:26-29 independent of Genesis 2:4-24 you will find god (us) means many and both genders (male and female them) in god's image. I would say you called the words there but didn't read it if you have.

jonnycomelately on May 01, 2019:

Where ever I see extremism, I read on with caution.

James, I have looked into one of your essays concerning the anti-masculine movement which you claim is a push from "the left" and feminist persuasion. You present numerous figures to support your arguments that the average American male is suppressed buy the unreasonable demands of women.

You might be right. I do not have the time, energy or ability to verify all of those statements as fact.

However, when I see that you claim to be christian in your beliefs, and you live (am I correct?) in Florida, then please excuse me for immediately feeling biased against your biases.

Then, seeing you use a colloquial term for excrement towards the author of this Hub makes me even more biased, since my upbringing teaches a bit more courtesy is in order.

That teaching also taught me to consider an apology, especially if one Jesus was to be honoured.

Incidentally, I do agree with you, that feminism has infiltrated much of the Christian church. If there is in fact a masculine-gendered God up there, he must be very worried that the frock he normally wears for Mass will be replaced by very butch slacks.

Chris Mills (author) from Traverse City, MI on May 01, 2019:

Thank you, Dora, the Golden Hearted Lady. That means a lot coming from you. We collect these things that matter to us from all our life experiences. Eventually some rise to the top.

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on May 01, 2019:

Chris, based on the things that matter to you, I declare that you have a golden, godly heart. Thanks for promoting integrity in dealing with women and with people in general. Blessings!

Chris Mills (author) from Traverse City, MI on May 01, 2019:

James and Jay, If either of you has anything positive to share, even if you don't agree with my points in the article, you can post them here. But I insist on two things. Respect me and my readers. James, calling me names is not respectful. Jay, you called me a leftist. You don't know my politics based on one article. Second, your comments must demonstrate an understanding of what I wrote in the article. James, your entire lengthy comment missed the mark. You assumed I was discussing something I never brought up. My points here are as follows

1. Men should treat women with respect, not as sex objects.

2. Women should have the liberty to use contraception and limit the number of times they become pregnant.

3. Radical religions rule the minds of many people who should be thinking for themselves.

Now, Jay, what is liberal about that? James, I wrote about birth control. Somehow, you went away with a totally different message.

You are both welcome here, but you must participate according to my rules. I'll leave your current posts up because they say so much about you.

JayLS on May 01, 2019:

Don’t write long rebuttals to leftists. They can’t handle it.

Chris Mills (author) from Traverse City, MI on April 30, 2019:

Pamela, Thanks for your comments. Here is a link to the Catholic News Agency, February 2019.

https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/on-50th-an...

Unless something has changed in the last couple of months, the RCC is still pushing Pope Paul VI's Humanae Vitae, the declaration that contraception is against the will of God and the Church.

Chris Mills (author) from Traverse City, MI on April 30, 2019:

Sean, thank you for understanding that my anti-organized-religion position does not mean I am anti-spiritual or anti-God. The mirror is the only place to start, and I have looked very closely. It isn't always comfortable, but it is always rewarding.

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on April 30, 2019:

There are many problems in this world, but I agree that the treatment of women is a hugh problem. I also hate the treatment of some children, as they are also used as sex toys.

Women that live with Islam can be beaten, etc., and it is truly an awful life. I didn't think the Catholic church still said no birth control. It is sad that the perverted religions have so much power.

Chris Mills (author) from Traverse City, MI on April 30, 2019:

Elijah, Thank you for sharing your views on these topics. Wow, you graphically and effectively communicated how sexual attraction might be escalated to the point of being damaging. I appreciate your comments.

Chris Mills (author) from Traverse City, MI on April 30, 2019:

Ruby, Ruby, Ruby, you have come along and made our point very strongly with your own personal experience. Thank you for sharing this. Your mother, bless her heart, finally took control of her own life. I am glad to hear she went on to have a good life. I am also glad you were able to break free from that lifestyle. Thank you for sharing. I feel like I know you just a little better now.

Chris Mills (author) from Traverse City, MI on April 30, 2019:

John, I appreciate the visit. I know you are a man who loves God. Many of my friends here feel the same way. I have my own beliefs about the divine. But...and this is a very difficult thing to say, but I think life in the real world will lend me it's support...I believe there is nothing more morally regressive than the impact of orgainized religions on the world population. One example, I firmly believe more unborn are killed because of conservative, religious beliefs than by liberal social programs. This is because the means of PREVENTING pregnancy are denied. I'll paraphrase a line from my article. Shame on us for believing an unwanted pregnancy is better than no pregnancy. That is a comment only about the availability of contraception to anyone and everyone, no matter their age.

Thanks John, for helping to continue this conversation.

Chris Mills (author) from Traverse City, MI on April 30, 2019:

Alan, thank you for loads of food for thought and for your perspective on women from your perspective. I think the religious factor in places like Latin America and in Rwanda where Roman Catholicism is probably the strongest social force prohibits the use of contraception. Even if the government permits it, The Church doesn't and these people are not going to violate the will of The Church. Therefore, they will have more babies than they can afford, and therefore (again) poverty increases.

Let me put forth this thought/question. Worldwide, if women were not under religious and social pressure to bear more and more children, and by that I mean if the positive pressure to conceive and the negative pressure limiting birth control were both removed, would the so-called population explosion exist?

Chris Mills (author) from Traverse City, MI on April 30, 2019:

James Watkins, I'm afraid you've misunderstood. I made no reference to radical feminism. When I speak about women being enslaved as baby factories, I am talking about the places in the world where women are forced to have baby after baby after baby. To deny that this is occurring is equivalent to burying your head in the sand. This is totally different than women of 1st world countries choosing whether to have a baby or not. It's the 2nd and 3rd world where the crime is being committed. These women need to have a say about whether or not they get pregnant. This role of pumping out babies is socially forced upon them, which might be considered a form of rape. You are hung up on one particular issue which I did not raise. I focused on a woman's right to conceive if and when she wants to conceive. You ran on an on about a topic that I did not introduce. This is the reason I have to hide your comment. I am afraid your inappropriate comments will cause this article to be viewed by fewer people. I would appreciate it if you would read my articles with more attention and understanding, or don't read them at all.

Ioannis Arvanitis from Greece, Almyros on April 30, 2019:

That's what I mean when I say that you already try to live the way I wrote in my tribute to you, my brother! That's why I love your spirit! That's why I know Sandy is proud of you! I am 100% with you! They use the name of Jesus and God to justify all this terror! Let's make the change beginning from our mirror.

Be the change you want to see in the world!

Sean

Elijah A Alexander Jr from Washington DC on April 30, 2019:

I must call you my brother Chris for writing this piece as it's one of my pet peeves and hit the nail squarely on the head as to the cause. So allow me to first Thank You for your straight forwardness, that's my writings about Christianity's not interpreting the Bible and the U.S. government's violating the Constitution so blatantly.

I prefer to say "Boys" Can Change Their Attitude and Behavior Toward "Girls" since Man is a plural words representing both genders, and I 100% agree it is the first most important step toward peace. The first step to change that is to school Man how sexual activity would be if we were living environmentally. Look at all mammals living environmentally and we see sex is for reproduction only and girls' pheromones causes boys to seek sex.

In educating myself I was very promiscuous and begot 6 children by 5 mothers with 3 being the girl's first conceptions and 3 second or later plus a much large number that were non-conceiving with me observing my body's many different reactions from no erection to erections so powerful that I believe I might have raped them had they not been consented, the first conceptions. I noticed how the second conceptions' erections were strong but not like the first and a few that were almost that strong, many were strong without ejaculating, many just strong enough to penetrate the girls with an almost immediate ejaculation all the way to no erection at all no matter what was done.

In seeking an answer to them I looked at Eve's being removed from Adam then our being told to leave our parents, teachings included, to become whole again. https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Genes... I realize for Adam to know what happened he had to dream it to call Eve woven from man by saying woman and also meant he was nolonger complete is why and how "Born Again" we become whole. It's for that reason the non-conceptions had so many difference erections, man have 2 genders and 4 ethnics plus 12 eastern Zodiac signs and 12 Western signs for 150 different attributes our life-forces incarnate as individually and as all combinations of at different times. So when the life-force of one attribute or combination in body comes closes to life-forces in a body of its exact opposite there is a strong sexual attraction and genders make difference. Then when one comes near one of a lesser to no opposite the erections are weaker accordingly.

Something similar also causes the differences when meeting ovulating girls. Take dogs for an example, when they have a litter to die or is taken from them before nursing the full-term not as many dogs will pursue her that does after nursing full-term. My theory for man is the child should nurse 12 yeas until their milk-teeth are replaced so the farther away from a childbirth a man-girl is the stronger the erection the man-boy will have. Also, 12 is the beginning of adolescence and the child should separate from parents to learn independent survival skills.

If that was schooled into man-children during "Sex Education" at a young age each man would live nomadic lives and the cure of sex trafficking would be accomplished.

Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on April 30, 2019:

Chris, I agree with your assessment of the world conditions, and the horrible way some men treat women. I was one of twelve children, my mother was treated like a slave, one child every two years for twenty-five years, finally leaving the marriage and having a good life. I was the last child, so I only know what the older children told me. I must say that I do not advocate abortion. Contraception is the way to go. ( My opinion ) I do believe politics rule many religions, and that's a shame! I read Alan's comment and I fully agree. What is difficult to believe is the sex traffic going on in America and the poor people. There should be no hunger here. Sometimes I think it is good just to write and get it off the chest, and you have done that, and I guess I have too. Every man needs to read this article and women too. It is time to stop being used, how I do not know. Thanks.

John Hansen from Queensland Australia on April 30, 2019:

Well, Chris, your Writer Without a Clause series is a good vehicle to randomly get things off your chest or get on your soap box so to speak. I agree with your observations and agree that the major religions have always had to much power and control the world over.

Look at many attrocities of the past done in the name of religion. Men and women alike have to weigh up ‘right and wrong’ for themselves and make their own interpretations whether they follow a religion or not rather than blindly follow what they are force fed or brainwashed with.

I agree that men’s objectifying women as sex objects is also a major problem, but how we change that on a global level is a difficult question. Overpopulation is a real problem for reasons you stated.

Good job on this my friend.

Chris Mills (author) from Traverse City, MI on April 29, 2019:

Alan, I look forward to your return, I'll post more tomorrow. Now I am going to sleep.

jonnycomelately on April 29, 2019:

Thank you Chris for your off-the-cuff statements and conviction. I can agree with most of it.

Adding to it: personally, being gay and having absolutely no interest in women sexually, I mostly have a lot of respect for women as fellow human beings - maybe more than some heterosexual guys do! If I disagree with woman on any topic, it's an objective disagreement, untainted by sexual desire. If it's dislike for a woman, it's just that, not sexually focussed (unless she is being pushy for sex, then I run a mile!)

Now, just a word about the increased human population world-wide....

Industrially-developed nations have advanced technological ability in many spheres so that our population can increase exponentially, live longer through availability of good nutrition, water supply, health care. Also better living conditions that allow us to survive longer.

So-called "developing" nations with less or minimal access to the above benefits, tend to breed more prolifically. Populations for these tend to be controlled somewhat by disease, poor nutrition, etc., reducing survival rates.

But the trend from both these areas generally, is overall increased population.

In short, our human effect upon the world is likely to destroy the very factors which, for us, make it habitable.

Resultant fear, doubt, uncertaintly, all increase the trend towards beliefs, fanaticism and political adgenda.

Depending upon response to this post, I might come back later with some suggestions for resolution.

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