Humanity has failed completelySubmitted by KineticX on Fri, 07/26/2013 - 13:00
I have been thinking a lot recently about the world around me. Maybe I have a unique perspective, or maybe I am just disgusted by what i see. I thought id share this unique perspective with DP and see what you think.
From a grand perspective at this point I have come to the final conclusion that humanity as a whole has completely failed. (with a few exceptions here and there).
To better explain how I came to this conclusion let me submit the following fact:
It is a basic human essential to:
b. Be clothed
c. Be sheltered from the elements
d. Be able to provide for ones offspring
To deny any human any one of these items for any extended period of time is to kill them.
Now lets consider our world, more specifically our country. We have evolved a system where to obtain ANY of the above human essentials it requires monetary payment for them. There are exceptions to this rule but generally the american way is to get a job in order to "provide or sustain".
Gone mostly are the days where you can willfully (without a permit, license, or allowance) hunt your own food, sheer a sheep and make your own clothing or create your own dwelling for shelter.
Couple this with the concept that the most accepted way to make an income and obtain basic essentials mean you need "gainful employment". Not to say there are not other ways but generally now days if you want to provide a life, not of utter poverty you will most likely need to work. And with restrictions the way they are starting a small business is hard to say the least (if not impossible for someone currently impoverished)
I am not sure the exact figures in percentage but just about every position I have applied for performs a comprehensive criminal background check. And most if not all will deny you if you have a criminal history on file.
In our country today there are hundreds of thousands of laws on the books. 88,000 added last year alone, not to mention we have by far the largest population of incarcerated people in the world. This information does not include the number of people with a previous criminal history. Generally speaking the number of people who have ever been in trouble with the "law" is staggering.
As we increase the number of "Social" crimes we also increase the number of criminals being prosecuted. As such we increase the number of people with a criminal history.
Due to the current track trace, database etc life. We also increase the number of people who cannot find decent income based on their criminal history.
In sum we are denying large portions of humanity the very basic essentials in life by simply calling them a criminal in a database somewhere.
How can a world of deny its people basic essentials based on set of laws or rules that may or may not even be just. How can we turn our backs on food clothing and shelter for those who need it based sheerly on the notion that they broke a social law?
Before judging I ask you to look at the laws on the books today and tell me how many felonies you have committed today without even knowing about it. There were some great writeups about this recently which some lawyers did to show that most people commit 3 felonies a day without even knowing it.
If there is a god I would imagine he would be appalled at our lack of integrity, morals, and most of all our lack of humanity. Our willingness to dictate others basic human needs based on mob rule mentality and our utter lack of compassion for others in the world.
I would imagine that any intelligent being out there in the universe would see this world for the crap that it is and shun us based on our own ignorance and stupidity.
What are your thoughts?