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The missing persons around the United States total somewhere close to ninety thousand at any given moment. They are missing mothers, fathers, sons, daughters, cousins, nieces, nephews, uncles, and aunts. A reunion would be sweet, but sometimes the news is too grim to take for some families. With Chicago, Illinois rapper EBE Bandz, officially listed as a missing person by his mother, he stands a chance at being discovered alive, but the latest reports seem rather dour. Law enforcement suspect that a corpse is in the back of a Dodge Challenger located at the hip hop artist’s home.
It would take a warrant to legally search the vehicle at this point. While EBE Bandz’s family has taken the precautionary measures that the rapper is missing, the police are relying on anyone and everyone to lend whatever information that they can to the proper authorities. There would only be a closure if EBE is found alive. Then the family and friends would be able to celebrate the homecoming of the rapper. But this is just one story in the tens of thousands of missing persons that remain unfound in the United States of America. Often cited as being on milk cartons and advertised in newspaper clippings and on the walls of grocery stores, people might just overlook such individuals. That is until their loved one goes missing. Then it’s a different story. There’s whooping and hollering and begging for the person to return home one it’s time for them to experience it. It is rationally self-interested to only care for the people one values. It is even more selfish to know the difference between and enemy, a friend, a family member, and a stranger. But what can also be prideful is if an individual cares for a person that they never knew but gains information about their background and shows empathy for an individual who deserves it. That is justice. The best way to handle issues like this is to discover the morality not of self-sacrifice but of self-assertiveness.
But if it is a friend or family member of top value on the hierarchy chart then it is a moral imperative that one do everything in his or her power to safety or at least recover their remains. If the missing person has expired, it is on the valuer to see to it that the person receives the best funerary or memorial service as a salute to the fallen. With EBE, it appears as though things look grim, but that shouldn’t stop his family, friends, and associates from pushing forward to find out his well-being. EBE remains a a value until it is confirmed that he is no more. It should be on the minds of those who love and care about him that their efforts should be genuine.
One can extend whatever tools and resources to aid in the rediscovery of lost loved ones. In these and other emergencies, the individual is not obligated to help. He or she must make up in his or her own mind, choose values, and assess whether it is appropriate to assist with helping to find a missing individuals. To harbor any animosity or ill will towards an enemy would not be exact. An individual ought to not care about an enemy enough to find that person.
And what is with this emphasis on a white missing rapper? The children and adults of color go missing annually, right? Should this case shed light on those statistics that missing persons remain unfound of different sexes, races, ages, and sexual preferences. While it is potentially tragic for EBE Bandz to be the victim in a possible murder investigation, what should be remembered are all the worthy missing people regardless of their nonessentials, not because of them.