- Politics and Social Issues
Chaos in the World Today
I suppose many were saying this in the 1960's. It was a very chaotic period, especially in the US, hmm, maybe mostly the US. Yet, here we are in 2012 with really more catastrophic events that impact all of us. It just seems that things in general are all spinning more out of control and were headed for a world of woe.
The world economic situation in the US and Europe are by far, the worse ever. Countries have never defaulted, now they do, like Greece and Germany has to bail them out, which hinders their own economy. Spain, has 50% unemployment. Italy and Portugal may be next to default. The US is trillions in debt, itself, much of it owned by China, once our enemy even as recent as 1980. Weird! The banking systems are so tied together that what happens in Europe will impact others 6000 miles away in ways never considered. One can easily see how a one world currency or entity could control much of the world through banks.
The Middle East has always been a danger zone since Israel became a country in 1948. However, starting in 2011, when the heat was turned up, it is now simmering to a low boil with the Arab Spring, which in itself not over. Egypt could easily end up being pro-Islamic. Why has Islam become a dirty word? Think terrorism and Iran. Iran has made that word "dirty" to much of the world. The same with the word Muslim. Even Iran's population does not agree with much of its government's policies or terrorism exports like Hezbollah in Lebanon. Iran is fanning the Islamic flames as is al-Qaeda and other offshoots of this radical anti-world Islam. Why does there have to be this Jihad? We lived together in peace until the 1990's. Now, Iran is throttling the whole issue with its nuclear weapon program and hateful rhetoric. What person in their right mind would think it is okay for Iran to get the weapon when they promote terrorism? With the economic sanctions not deterring Iran, the only recourse is war. And you know, once the missiles fly, it will rapidly spin out of control to a regional conflict between Good and Evil, depending how you perceive. Iran is provocative in a sly manner. If anything, Iran's government is under Satan's guidance.
Syria is another fine witches brew. President Assad has the legacy of his father to hold onto power and be as ruthless as him. He claims terrorists are attempting to overthrow him. Well, originally in March 2011, this was NOT the case at all, yet in recent months, there are factions camouflaged as freedom fighters, that are from al-Qaeda groups in Iraq and hezbollah members. Since everyone looks similar, one will not know until the dust settles. The West and Arabs are afraid to jump into the fray to halt the massacre of civilians in Homs and other Syrian cities. Afraid because Assad still has control of missiles and chemical weapons that he could use. Assad does have a Hitler-like mentality, willing to destroy his own people and cities to maintain control. If intervention does occur, there could be a conflict there as well, one that Iran might benefit from.
Then, there is the US unemployment mess which due to the economy simple remains bad. Those in their 60's, who usually retire, have not and will not. They have lost much and because they work, those that might have filled the vacancies, have not. The younger unemployed are now everyone else. Those would normally retire in their 50's, do not. Those in their 20-40's, sit tight in whatever jobs they have because it is too risky to jump jobs. Thus, more stay unemployed longer up to 3 yrs. The economy is making not enough jobs to account for all those who have exhausted their unemployment, some say, is at 16%, when these are counted, not 8%. New college graduates face the worse time to try to get a job, as a whole. So, they take jobs that normally teens take. Then, adding to this issue is the blatant discrimination against the unemployed. Employers are picky and idiots to think that a person who has not worked in a year or more is not a viable candidate if they have the skills sought. Many blatantly tell applicants not to even apply unless currently employed. Other employers refuse to hire to cut costs and then overwork those employed. It happens with nurses at Kaiser all the time. Instead of hiring new nurses, they overwork their staff. Many companies are doing this.
I am sure I have missed something else that is all effed up in the world, but what else could it be? OMG.