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Category: At the precipice

We are seeing that the social systems that we evolved are not serving the general wellbeing of people. What had led us here?

At the precipice
We are living in times where there is supposed to be properity for all, but our societal systems are not serving us. Where do we go from here?
Addiction
Much is made of the unsanctioned addictions, like that to drugs, but the economy is heavily dependent upon people unquestioningly wanting the new and self-indulgent, also making them addictions.
Apologies for the sins of our fathers
Many think that whatever our ancestors did is not our problem, because we are not them, and so we have nothing to answer for. Why should we apologise?
Ending world hunger
It is estimated that only US$37 billion is needed per year until 2030 to end world hunger. So why aren't we doing it?
Exploitation is short-sighted
In the past, those who relied on exploitation could get away with it because the means for people to find out about it were limited, but no more.
Failing wars lead to regime change
When despotic leaders are facing dissention in their own country, they often try to distract their population by rallying them around some nationalistic and racial lies to promote a war abroad.
Gaslighting
A form of gaslighting is when we are subject to others trying to make out that we are the cause of a problem of their making.
Gaza is not in a war
Israel has been describing its battle with Hamas as a war. No, it is an asymmetric annihilation of a peoples for its own power.
Judgement day
We see so many people who seem to have chosen to believe in some delusional world that is not part of the reality of this planet. Welcome to Judgement Day!
Mercenaries are terrorists
In the context of war, any fighters need to be members of the armed forces of a participating country.
Misleading economic health measures
There are many measures used to rate the health of countries, but they tend to look in a purely macroeconomic way that doesn't relate to the economic reality of most people.
Paper tiger forces
We have been seeing that the armed forces of many nations seem to be strong, but are actually far less capable than what they appear.
Political parties
It is hard to imagine any modern democracy without political parties, but their very nature and modus operandi undermines the democratic process.
Political suppression and real freedom
Much of the world is not really free to choose what sort of society they want, despite experimentation with radically different politico-economic systems.
Pyramid belief schemes
We have heard about financial pyramid schemes where they only work while everyone believes in them, collapsing otherwise. However, a lot of what we take for granted has exactly the same fragile basis.
Real peace in the Middle East
The official position taken by many governments is that a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestine conflict will bring peace.
Religion in politics
Those who follow a religion seek to make it a guide for how they live their life. Politics is where enforcable laws are defined to rule how others live their lives. Problems can occur when the two meet.
Right to rule?
Many groups claim they are superior because of what they have achieved, but are those achievements actually a covering up of their own sense of inadequacy?
Sanctioned violence is not noble
All throughout our history, we have had to defend ourselves against those who seek to dominate us or take what we have.
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  • Political suppression and real freedom
  • Gaslighting
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