Briefly, this personal opinion post summarises the strategic methodologies humans are making-up-as-they-go to keep population increase figures in check.
After a number of years of prosperity _which some call a “war-recovery-short-pause”_ we begin to witness the unequivocal signs of the next trough in the economic/human rights/political cycle.
Nothing occurring this century is new. Keep that in mind every time a news anchor or entertainer tries to “shock” you. All they are looking for is a hefty pension.
- I believe it takes a selfish race not to learn from its past and organise itself so as to protect its future.
- I believe it takes a narrow minded race to not find gradual, common grounds to evolve together.
- We limit our thought processes and perspectives on the “universe” to our local geographical context, our present time and unstable, editable internet content. As Plato would put it, our reasoning is “blinded” by shadows-in-a-cave.
The below are some, purposely concise, personal reflexions on societal cornerstones. These, as of today, serve as my personal opinion evidence of the above. So… as above, so below.
• Human Rights & Entertainment.
Reality TV is both today’s pet-hate and gossip-foundry. Yet, it makes privacy and dignity seem a lot less important than they really are. I personally think that it is the first step towards undermining the western Human Rights our (western) ancestors worked so hard for. There are articles by economists and governmental policy strategists that corroborate this line of thinking. Entertainment, whether via the internet or via broadcasts, reaches a large proportion of western citizens. However, globally we do not represent a large percentage of humanity, so, if we let our rights to privacy and dignity gradually disolve, we essentially will find ourselves treated in the same way as we know our east and south counterparts are. Take human rights lightly at your, and your descendents peril. That is my take anyway, hopefully time will prove me wrong.
• Financial & Political outlook.
This topic is such a complex one it will be hard to summarise in a few words. There is a question lingering between financiers that queries who drives the cart: financial markets or a country’s/global economy? Currently, I think it is safe to say that both are reactive and independent of any rational order or even, of each other. This has rendered the financial outlook globally unpredictable and therefore impossible to resolve or quieten down. Surfacing economies have a choice to make which will largely depend on the balance of military power they are able to destabilise worldwide. This may sound ridiculous… If so, don’t take my word for it, read about it. Currently the US and China are almost in blatant competition to buy out strategically placed, geographical “bases” globally. I hope, economical drives and cheap workforces will continue to demand better conditions. This will slow down the need to shift the global status quo.
From a pragmatic point of view, I can see no valid substitute for blind Faith, because we need support systems that use identifiers and logotypes to function under the same rules and objectives. From a theological point of view, I see no valid substitute to blind Faith, because no one has yet understood how matter originated or what its universal context and purpose might be (words fall short for these concepts).
I wonder whether those encouraging a detachment from religions realise the purpose and need we have for them. Perhaps few of us can function morally without a religion’s “moral code” but for most, Faith and religion are the direction to fall in line with that ultimately preserves the race. Particularly those religions such as Christianity that encourage self-reflexion, mutual respect and respect for nature (i.e.: God is in everything-> God is in nature-> respect for nature is respect for God.)
These are topics I read about in articles from great up-to-date politics/economics and opinion magazines. As ever, I’m always very grateful for challenging responses and comments. So far, everyone I know thinks along the same lines, however we all comment how rare these discussion topics are. Us, civilians, are rarely encouraged to discuss or even consider: the bigger picture.