When you take time out from the bubble of your life you would have to be blind, deaf and a Pillock not to notice that the world you live in both Physically and Financially in an almighty mess, if not out of control.
The Number of Countries involved in wars 64. The Number Militias-guerrillas and separatist groups involved 571.
The ongoing growth in population of roughly 10,026 people per hour or 240,624 people per day is unsustainable according to many sources. The internet states that our world population is growing at about 9,000 people per hour or 220,000 people per day, but if you go by the World Population’s Clock, World population right now is by the time you have read this.
When I look around me here in France I see field upon field doing sweet fanny Adam ( due to Set aside a European Agricultural Policy called The Common Agricultural Policy CAP for Short which insures the highest prices for farmers), when it could be growing cheap food at a fair price, instead of expensive tomatoes to bombard Brussels with each year.
Every day I hear and see death and destruction in some part of the world.
Every day I hear appeals from the United Nations to do something about poverty, climate change, forests, fresh water, pollution, ocean warming, while 80% of humanity lives on less than $10 a day.
Every day according to UNICEF, 22,000 children die due to poverty. And they “die quietly in some of the poorest villages on earth, far removed from the scrutiny and the conscience of the world. Being meek and weak in life makes these dying multitudes even more invisible in death.
Every day around 27-28 percent of all children in developing countries are estimated to be underweight or stunted. The two regions that account for the bulk of the deficit are South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa.
Every day the world’s countries spent $1.7tn on their militaries.
Every day more than 80 percent of the world’s population lives in countries where income differentials are widening at an alarming rate.
Every day the poorest 40 percent of the world’s population accounts for 5 percent of global income. The richest 20 percent accounts for three-quarters of world income.
Every day based on enrollment data, about 72 million children of primary school age in the developing world were not in school. And these are regarded as optimistic numbers.
Every day nearly a billion people unable to read a book or sign their names.
Every day there are 1.29 billion people were living in absolute poverty. Of these, about 400 million people in absolute poverty lived in India and 173 million people in China., 45.3 million in USA which is suppose to be the riches and most powerful.
World Government spending on space programs is in the region of 72,1 billion
India spent £45 million to orbit Mars, and China spent 7.33 trillion going nowhere, USA off the map- Man on the moon and Curiosity to find water.
Every day we destroy ecosystems of other species to find dwindling resources.
Every day people who practice asceticism intentionally live in economic poverty so as to attain spiritual wealth.
Every day world hunger is the result of greedy and inept leadership in individual country.
Every day the supply of basic needs can be restricted by constraints on government services such as corruption, debt and loan conditionality and by the brain drain of health care and educational professionals.
Every day there is more demand for space to live and more resources being used which in turn generates more waste to be dealt with.
Every day we need more space to live on there is also the need for more space to grow the food, be it crops and/or livestock to meet the ever-increasing demand. The only way we can meet these needs is to encroach on our ecosystem and reduce it each time we do so. Every time we take natural land for building.
Every day we hear strategies of increasing income to make basic needs more affordable and to eradicate Inequities.
Every day I hear Exploitation in the form of child labor, modern day slavery, rampant corruption, drug wars, murders by the dozens, child molestation, ethnic and racial cleansing.
Every day the Economy. While Sovereignty Funds privatize the world, and computer soft ware rip us all off every second.
Every day we witness poverty on your own doorstep. The “silent” day-to-day hunger that occurs all over the world. Poverty can be understood simply as a lack of money, or more broadly in terms of barriers to everyday life. Not famine hunger when typically we feel compelled to send money or even volunteer. The worst type of hunger because it is the result of some form of natural disaster.
The list goes on and on. So you don’t need to be a rocket scientists to figure out why it is that we are in such a mess.
If you have nothing you have nothing to lose. Why not fly a plane into the World Trade Center, why not don a new uniform and get a free gun with some status whether it be good or evil. Who cares life not worth living anyway.
What can be done about it? Not much till every nation has an equal footing in the United Nations, till there is no need for NATO, till we get rid of the IMF and the World Bank, till Climate Changes make us all change. ( see previous Postings )
Feel free to suggest what you see every day. Every day we have choices.