Our Reverse World
Nowadays, we live in the Capitalistic consumption society and world.
A capitalistic world split in two parts: “The poor countries and the Industrialized countries”.
Two parts that are related, connected and cannot survive without the other.
The industrialized countries put pressure on the poor countries in a way that they are increasing their profits more and more, but this has a consequence. We are facing environmental catastrophes, social system breakdowns, wars and poverty. All these problems, questions that our politicians don’t want to consider because of the sensitivity of the issues, are real and we are all guilt-ridden.
In television, during the news, on the newspaper, and during simple discussions between people, you can feel our fear, but you will never listen to somebody put up a solution. We are selfish, narcissists that think only about consuming, to impose our vision on the entire world; also knowing that it will not fit for the so-called Developing countries; we are conducing wars to spread a failed Democracy all over.
Environmental catastrophes are increasing because of pollution. Pollution that has reached a level so high that the planet is burning and will reach soon a tipping point where no actions could save it. The planet that we know will never be the same.
Just yesterday, I was watching the film “Before the flood”, which argues that we are conscious about what we are doing, and that is the worse part. We cannot say that climate change, for example, is not happening.
The biggest part of the scientist community think that climate change is related to the extraction of the fossil oil ant that is true, we can see it by the events shown on tv or written in newspapers. Thus, reader, don’t believe the few scientists, paid by big corporations to say it is not true. Use your critical thinking, and think what you can do individually, on which “home” would you like to leave to your kids.
Here, in this image Di Caprio shows us a beautiful painting “The Garden of earthly delights” of Bosch.
As you can see, my lovely reader, this depicts harmony. Human beings, animals and nature in peace, balancing each other. With time chaos has shown up, human beings have taken almost all the resources of the earth, almost all the lives of animals and vegetation just for money and consumption. What is going to happen, then? Darkness, black landscapes, no animals and no vegetation, thus, no beauty for our eyes.
That is not the only problem of our world; this is just the starting point.
The selfishness of few of us is creating a bad world for the whole population on the planet. People are suffering for our actions and nobody is paying except our most vulnerable neighbors. I’m speaking about the weakest, about all those people living especially in the poor countries but also in our rich countries. They are paying for our faults. Think about some statistics based on the poverty of nowadays and reflect on what is right or wrong. Next, reader, act before it will be too late.
“Almost half of the world’s population live on less than 2,5 US$ a day” – The World Bank
Of course, most of them live in the poor and exploited countries, in those countries sold to the corporations to perpetuate their interests; but a small percentage are now also in our countries and this is going to increase.
The ones that are suffering most for this condition are children. Innocent children that should be protected from all the badness of this world are the ones that are constantly struggling without any weapons against this “modern world” of today. Lack of education, lack of food, lack of protection, lack of health system. When there is a shortage of food, children will often be the last to get it. They are physically and emotionally vulnerable and they cannot fend for themselves. The dire conditions of nearly half of the world’s children are deeply related to poverty.
“The world has an estimated number of 2.3 billion children under 1 year of age, 700 million under 5 years; 1.3 billion live in relative prosperity having clothes, food on table and access to education and adult care. While 1 billion children live in poverty, conflict zones or lack access to health care, education or the protection of parents” – UNICEF.
There are many faces of the problem, child labour, HIV/AIDS, but the poverty and the related malnutrition and starving are the biggest causes for children mortality. Think, when you throw food in the dump or when you don’t eat your food because you are full. Kids are dying every minute wishing for food that you are wasting.
Poverty leads to revolt. You need to question yourself.
Politics, economy and social life are related. Economy is nowadays ruling our world; the corporations are lobbying the politicians and they are creating a legislation that will make the world worse and worse.
The rich are just the 2% of the world population and they own the biggest corporations on the market nowadays. The monopoly is ruling our world. They chose our life standards, our life quality. They have such great power to manipulate us in the developed countries but also to choose the destiny of millions of people in the third world.
Think, when you buy from brands that are produced in the third world countries just to pay less and to maximize profits. Here, indigenous people of the developing countries are fought to give their lands and be put in a condition to work for low wage. If they revolt, they will be calmed by weapons, phenomena such as alcoholism are usual consequences.
Do you think that this world represents you?
Do you think that this is the world in which you would like your kids to live?
If, you think like me, reader, for sure you are worried. Thus, I please you to answer these questions for yourself and to take a stand for our better future.
Now it is possible, later could be too late.
By Federica Montagna, from Italy