How to fix the World
An answer made a hub
Fellow hubber Rickzimmerman asked How would you fix what's wrong with the U.S.?
I started replying, and then looked up again to his question, it asked for details... I replied some more... Couldn't stop replying so I made it a hub. Not my first topic of choice for a Sunday, but I guess any day is good to think a little about the world that we live in.
Thank you Rick, for the inspiration.
The problem is simple: Nobody really wants to share
How would I fix it? I'd tell the big guys that they need to be nice and share their toys... Here you have some details... The year 1920 started an era of extravagant luxury... for some. But it was an Era of Depression for blacks and farmers.
Everything was fine and dandy in Wall Street, where writers and reporters are... so the report is that all is well. Farmers don't have the time to write. Blacks barely knew how. In 1929 it was payback time as Depression Era now reached Wall Street.
It happened because nobody thought it was necessary to share their toys (wealth) with Farmers, let alone blacks... Took us almost 15 years (almost 30 to the Southerners and Blacks) to relearn the value of sharing our toys. Now we're at it again. Deregulation tells the rich you don't really need to share your toys if you don't want to. Greenspan admitted a little too late how wrong he was... and it seems like Obama doesn't have the drive to urge anybody into actually doing anything about it.
I tell my children to make sure they take good advantage of their schooling and education. On a worldwide basis, there is no fix for greed. Self restraint is a fairy tale. Ethiopians are being displaced out of their land to make way for resorts. So they could feed them, but they rather remove the nuisance and keep airing those TV commercials asking anyone for $20 a month.
If I had a magic wand, I'd whip them with it
I truly would. These corporate monsters. Your Dupont, Chase, Citibank... Merrill Lynch, Bank of America... your Kennedy, Bush... They don't even have to be in cahoots because the agenda sets the schedule.
The agenda is money, and whatever it takes to make more.
Did you know that because of the 1929 Stock Market Crash many wealthy American investors sought to bet their monies (well, their monies is such a figure of speech, oftentimes it was YOUR money) in the Nazi cause? Yes, many investors saw in Hitler anti-Semitic a new era of investment opportunity since Capitalism seemed to be going nowhere.
So, in many ways, corporate America financed the Holocaust. Yet we still find the nerve to look down on Jews for not being Christians.
How do you fix it?
I wonder how many Ethiopians could eat if these spared a meal
Global Warming has its roots on Greed
As a result of human-caused global warming, crops worldwide are threatened. But, do you know what these moguls are more concerned with? The fact that food related stocks will rise to unseen heights due to the huge demand they will have in this decade.
So, never mind 75% of those that are struck with hunger worldwide are children, they are making green money! Hey, it's green! That's gotta count for some environmental effort... Especially if it is deposited electronically, saving some trees in the meantime.
How do you fix that? Bill Gates and his so called "foundation" was the creator of charging everybody unconscionable prices for software. In the beginning, the software creator nerds wanted these programs to be used freely by the community. Used freely and improved by its own users. Bill Gates came in and put an end to that. Yet he turned around to be a philanthropist. It's easy to be generous with other people's money. It's easy to be a giver when you have the taking money machine running on auto-pilot.
And don't even get me started on The Vatican looted riches.
How do you fix that? And don't get me wrong. I am not even mad at the question. Hey, it helped me make my HubPages daily quota.
See? In the end, is all about me. I am just one of the few that will openly say it. They will donate to a charity, make it deductible and call it a day.
US is hungry too
Nothing wrong with money, Greed is the Devil
Don't get me wrong, I don't write in here out of charity, this is my job, and nothing wrong with being rewarded for your cunning or your efforts. There are still my good John Travolta's, my Oprah Winfrey's, my Angelina's, doing their bit, and of course it counts.
But imagine if even with their millions and their efforts they merely put a dent... How do WE fix it?
It is not meant to be fixed...
Go back in history, how were the Pyramids built? How many died for them to stand tall as a gift from the Gods, or like others say, a signal of aliens? Slavery will never go away, because greed will never go away.
I so wish I had a more uplifting answer for your question. Guess it all boils down to how are we able to live within our microuniverses, those small acts of goodness that might not make a difference to anybody but ourselves.
May those acts of kindness abound and multiply.