In today’s world endless wars rage on around the world. From counter terrorism missions to actual combat between nations. Man since the beginning of times seems to be program for such acts of violence. But what has me surprised is that even with the thousand of years that this world has been around, man still believes that force an violence is the true answer to a democratic free world.
Man has advance in many ways from phones that are now touch screen and even ones where you can ask it to look you up random things to medical advances such as the treatment of cancer. However, man still has not found a way that we can coincide with one another. Governments continue to threaten one another with the possibilty of a nuclear war to harboring fundamentalist groups that want to cause harm to innocent people to promote a cause of murder and fear.
If history has been our teacher in life then how we come we have not used those lessons to help steer away from conflict? The world that we inhabit will not be ours for ever rather we will pass down all of troubles to our children and to our grandchildren. I understand that to have complete peace is a dream all in its own. But can the process of working towards a world with lest confrontation be achievable? Can world leaders learn how to work hand in hand to weed out extremist elements that harm the common cause for peace?
Today world leaders are so obsessed with becoming militarily dominate that the have ignore the concerns of their people. For example the United States uses majority of its budget for military purposes however, do little to help promote education and little to help provide funding to state emergency services. We have advance to using drones to conduct military operations and in the process ruined the lives of families who have suffered a loss due to our drone program. We have invaded nations with out proper reason and lied to the world to do it.
However, the United States is one of many countries who have not worked towards achieving a goal that should be pursed by all men and woman regardless of religious back ground and political affiliation. World countries have also become greedy with money and power. Banks are giving the biggest assistance when they begin to falter off tax payers money. However, banks are so reluctant to help invest in infrastructure projects to help promote growth. Rather these governments continue austerity and contribute to put a boot on the throats of their citizens as they try to live day by day with the little things that they have.
Banks are allowed to borrow at interest rates at such a low rate it as though they are basically receiving free money. While college students have to borrow at rates as high as nine percent. Creating a bubble that will surely bust just as the housing market in 2008, just a matter of time before it happens. And as these college students graduate they find it difficult to gain a job in the field that they studied for. The gap between the rich and the poor continues to grow, people are prosecuted for their religious beliefs, and regions in the world are becoming more unstable as the days pass us by.
In the world of uncertainty our future may seem to bring more problems and more anguish. Problems that need to br addressed are ignored. The problems we seek only complicate our policies and our mission. War and greed will be the fall of nations as we can see with the history of the Romans, the French (Napoleon era), Great Britain, and Russia. We fear other countries gaining economic power and use our military as a card to show our muscles and give fair warning to not succede. Countries use cheap labor to gain profits, a legal form of slavery and do little to assure workers their rights. Such as the garment factory tragedies that have occurred in the past two years.
It is fool hearted to believe that this all will go away and change but if we do not start then what will be the future of our world. Will the gap between the rich and the poor bring about a revolution in some countries? Will it invite the nationalistic view that has led to wars? Will it lead to countries such as the United States to even become a third world country? Will it lead to future conflicts between nations to acquire the resources need to survive? I understand that war is part of man. But can there be a form of restraint before we have to place boots on the ground? Can we work together to crack down on extremist who uses terroristic acts to have their point jammed into the minds of innocent civilians? Or have we created these elements because of our foreign and domestic policies that we have instilled. Maybe to think of a world where our children and grand children can live in harmony is far from being attained but can we start that process and understand that no matter what part of the world we are from that we are brothers and sisters and not enemies or foes.
As president Kennedy said : “Let both sides seek to invoke the wonders of science instead of its terrors. Together let us explore the stars, conquer the deserts, eradicate disease, tap the ocean depths, and encourage the arts and commerce.Let both sides unite to heed, in all corners of the earth, the command of Isaiah — to “undo the heavy burdens, and [to] let the oppressed go free.And, if a beachhead of cooperation may push back the jungle of suspicion, let both sides join in creating a new endeavor — not a new balance of power, but a new world of law — where the strong are just, and the weak secure, and the peace preserved.All this will not be finished in the first one hundred days. Nor will it be finished in the first one thousand days; nor in the life of this Administration; nor even perhaps in our lifetime on this planet. But let us begin.”
Can we achieve this goal that Kennedy once stated over 40 years ago or will we sit back and just continue on a path that can only seem to lead to a future of war and poverty.