We humans have engineered our society to have a few individuals take care of the decisions for most of us. This has had a lot of good and detrimental effects on society for it has indeed brought about peace and order for most of us but misery and discontent with all the rest. Socio-economic groups have different needs based on many factors and they are too broad for one set of people to encompass them all. The Good of the Many outweighs the need of the some as they say. The world is in crisis, global warming, political unrest, wars and other socio-economic problems are getting worse day by day. In the Middle East, countries that were liberated to give way to freedom remain locked in battle as people suffer from identity crisis, saying they need help but let us do the helping ourselves, in Asia countries deluged by disasters say they need help yet many still suffer for the benefit of the cause. The balance between the need of the many and the need of the some to comply with international compliance is a hard game to play for not many can understand the implications of the big picture.
We all live in one planet and one conflict in one country among the thousands of them out there is still a conflict that has the potential to end life on this earth anytime. Peace goes as far as the money and people without cash want it, people with it want more and people who don’t have enough do the same. The need for equality is a hard thing to promote if you yourself cannot enact it for your own people. These governments may have too much on their shoulders that sometimes hard decisions have to be made. You win some and you lose some as they say in the world of politics. Africa, where a lot of oil exists is always locked in battle for control of their resources, Iraq also has oil but is unable to make any profit from it due to interests on who gets to control it and the list goes on. Many of the world’s superpowers have influence and power to do anything but have little will to do so due to the issue of self-preservation. Some of the greatest human disasters have come and gone and are gonna’ keep coming testing the global political will to help one another in the face of uncertainty. Time will tell if we as part of the global society have the will to survive as a race rather than a citizen of a specific country, time will tell and we may be running out of it, fast.
Originally posted on May 4, 2008 @ 7:25 am