Tuesday, April 23, 2019

The Blocks on Democracy

We live in a world where there is 'Democracy' and 'Dictatorship'. I am for 'Democracy', but as it was intended.

Alas, we rarely see such a concept (as it was intended). Within most 'Democratic'  Countries we see power struggles and interlaced corruption. Our world has many problems but the most pressing of all is the threat of Global Warming/Climate Change.

No Country in our world seems to be able to adequately address this problem. Most of the 'Rich' Countries have most of their wealth concentrated in less than 10-15% of their population. Some are even worse than this.

True 'Democracy' suffers as a result. The 'Rich' want to keep rich and, obviously, at the expense of the rest of the population. Anything that threatens their 'status quo' will be opposed. This is so entrenched that most Governments turn a 'Blind Eye' to any scientific statements related to climate change because it does not suit their agenda.

Oil and other natural resources so often rule in the economies of such countries and so often the emphases on these will be against any movement toward the alleviation of Climate Change/Global warming.

Is there actually any hope for us on this planet?

Sunday, April 21, 2019

A Thought about Climate change

We are at a dilemma here. Most of us who care are under political systems which hardly address the situation which the threat of climate change poses.

We have right wing, middle, right and far-right systems besides left-wing in the spectrum of modern Politics.

None of these adequately address the issue of  #ClimateChange and its future effect on our planet.

The "Green" parties rarely have enough votes to wield any power and so we have a 'pendulum' forever swinging between the rich who want to keep rich and the poorer who want to simply "make ends meet".

Politics cares little for the good of ALL, only for their perception of 'good' inherent in their specific platforms. And even then, most of the intentions seem to get lost or fade in their potential effectiveness. So, what real hope is there?