Image via WikipediaA grand jury in Middlesex County, New Jersey, handed down a 15-count indictment on Wednesday charging former Rutgers University freshman, Dharun Ravi, with bias intimidation and other charges connected to his roommate Tyler Clementi's suicide.
Perhaps this accusation of wrongdoing will preclude further acts of inanity. So much for videotaping room-mates in their intimate moments... Or anyone else for that matter unless categorically consensual.
It is high time we get in touch with our own sexuality and begin to educate and sensitize ourselves to the plight other people might be experiencing.
We have, absolutely, no right to engage in such selfish acts as if to self-aggrandize ourselves in the eyes of the community.
It is a pity, however, that such young lives have been ruined, for retrograde mentalities abound north (and south) of the Rio Grande. Hopefully this will teach us all a lesson. For what people do with their lower abdomens is none of our business.
Further, activists and other folks in various continents have their work cut out for them in an effort to bring more awareness to campuses and their society at large. Digressing slightly, tormenting others and bullying them into accepting our own monolithic paradigms may not be the best way forward.
Change, shifts in consciousness, elevations of souls, and societal evolution are facts. They are tidal. They are tsunamic. They will happen sooner than we can possibly contemplate. As in plate tectonics...
One life lost is one life too many.