Why is the World So Screwed Up
Why is the World so screwed up, well I wish I had the answers. We have so totally raped this planet that in our generation we are starting to see the effects already. The major western governments are hell bent on declaring war on terror that they don’t even realise they are perpetrating such large scale acts of terror on whole countries themselves. Such huge amounts of money and resources are being spent on keeping troops posted in countries like Iraq and Afghanistan, for what seems to me to be absolutely no effect other than further destabilising those countries and causing more upset. Meanwhile capitalism is continuing on it’s global domination. All anyone seems to care about now is money, how much can they get, how much can they save by cutting various costs and how much people can be manipulated to give it up. Just like most people I enjoy life’s comforts and desire for nice things and the new technologies that come out, but I am not willing to rip off, kill, scam, cheat and lie for it. All too often it seems the majority of people and companies are willing to do this.
If everyone could be more tolerant of each other opinions, views, religions and mistakes then maybe some real progress could be made. Nearly all religions have their areas where inhuman acts on others can be justified and condoned. It is not just Islam that employs violence as a method of defending ideals, Christianity has also done more than it’s fair share of blood letting for God. In ancient times it was the Islamics that were the forward thinkers and the moderates in the World, while Christians were killing heathens and burning witches, Islam was accepting all religions under their wing provided they believed in A God. We all need to let bygones be bygones. There is no point harbouring a grudge for so long that it embitters your soul and drives you to violence.
Australia should sign the Kyoto treaty and start being proactive in the search for alternative fuels and energies. We have such a vast resource of land, wind and sun here that we could be World leaders in producing environmentally friendly energy. Many people say that nuclear energy is the answer….. I am not so sure, it only takes one disaster such as Chernobyl to cause such catastrophic effects that it is too risky. Anyone that says ‘well that was in Russia, in the west things are done properly’ you need only look at Coode Island, had that been a nuclear plant that went up in smoke we would all now be dead or seriously ill.
We are becoming such a throw away convenience led society that we are becoming apathetic and lazy, the ‘smarter’ our technologies become the worse we become. How many jobs are now gone, taken over by robots and machines. No wonder we have such high levels of unemployment and subservience to government handouts. People have little pride in their work anymore because it is loosing it’s value in terms of actually contributing something other than money for the CEO’s, shareholders and Owners.
Anyway, I don’t mean to sound like a miserable prick, but this is just my two cents worth. Feel free to leave comments and tell me your opinion.