The press reports on parties for billionaires in fiscal paradises. Lots of extravagantly expensive luxury... Would it not be more interesting and less superficial to report on how the billionaires became billionaires? Did they not commercially exploit people? Did they not damage Nature? Did they not manipulate politics? Did they earn their money in an honest way?
In a world where politics and economics allow some to have it all and many to have little or nothing, resistance, rebellion and more radical action are bound to arise. Politics and economics are up for a nuclear revision. Manipulation, exploitation and other legalized forms of abuse are creating a world of disgusting inequalities. A world where an ever larger majority of people feel excluded and increasingly fed-up with the rampant social and economic injustice.
So many walls, physical and ideological, stand in the way of Peace. Why not tear them down? Why not build a superior society? A society driven not by money, but by humanity and solidarity.
The growing discontent of so many people in so many countries over politics and economic and social circumstances, is exploited by demagogues of all sorts. The whole political, economic and social system is indeed to be reformed or replaced. Not by a (de facto) dictatorship, but by summonism aimed at maximally respecting all people and Nature.
Making promises you cannot keep, is a common practice in many election campaigns. Some politicians seem to be very good at it. Many know they will not be able to keep the promises, but still go on making them. Is winning the elections with such promises and then backtracking on them, not playing false? Politics clearly need a code of conduct so as to make sure promises respect basic human values, like honesty, truthfulness and fairness!
Politics should aim at keeping as many people as possible happy and contented and not just a few. Happy people make a well-working society with less violence of all sorts. Party politics that focus on the happiness of just a few and not on the overall well-being of all members of society, are destabilizing.
World War II ended thanks to the sacrifice made by the hundreds of thousands of soldiers that fought for freedom and other values. Today, that freedom is jeopardized. The political and economic system should change and end the deepening gap between extreme riches and extreme poverty. It creates tensions and conflicts that might again take us all to the darkest side of history.
What makes the world great? Not division but vision. Vision of common peace based on values benefiting all people and making discrimination, abuse and exploitation (slavery) on whatever grounds be considered crimes against humanity. Humanity we all need and which is essential for the survival of Earth.
Social means respecting human values. Isn’t it time the US, Europe and the rest of the world put more effort into promoting these values, instead of promoting money mechanisms that blatantly boost social injustice? Globalization is only acceptable, when it means human values are respected world-wide.
Most constitutions state that all people are equal before the law. Yet, reality proves to be quite different. The law has often been twisted by those that have the power and the money to make sure that some people get preferential treatment or privileges - frequently at the expense of others. Clearly the law is up for revision to put the house and society in order. Inequalities are an obstacle to real civilization.