World Issues

I have seen poverty in africa, and wealth in australia and america. I have seen a poor man beg on the streets. I have been approached by a woman on the streets of India who asked me for money and i could see she was ashamed to ask, i could feel that she wasn’t a seasoned begger. She once had, now she didn’t and was in need. She was in her early 20′s or so, beautiful. I knocked her back for no reason much besides lack of compassion. But that one moment did play on my conscience. An incling to show concern and act on it could have saved her from going to the next level and likely end up in a brothel or abused by the thugs on streets, at least for a while, who knows.

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The things we see and do are indeed many in our life time. The things we do out of good conscience are only simple if we are on the outside looking in, in other words, have no personal connection to those caught in the issue.

A person who can act out of good conscience and stay committed to that ideal, without compromise, would be someone to truly admire. Surely most of our heroes are men and women who have fought for the right of a culture or people that they were a part of and so passionate about, that it lead them to do acts that few were willing or capable to make. Only those with radical desires or passion have the power to make changes.
The problem with the society today, is that it’s so open, so international and so complicated, our passion for justice fits into generic worldwide categories that seem to big to counter for a typical person, for example, human trafficking, child abuse, terrorists, domestic violence etc, it crosses borders and countries, so we make groups and organisations to counter it, which require money to run and salaries of employees to maintain just a small area of injustice. We need to be able to fuel justice without money, it’s got to come from each individual community, it would stem from strong-willed people standing up for weak and vulnerable, to share what they have so the poor don’t get lead to acts of crime.

Humanity has missed something. We are trying to maintain order and fairness in a world where selfishness and greed drive most acts of injustice. We live in a society where legally a person cannot be judged as guilty until they have been caught in the act by an authoritative power. The authoritative power needs to come from within the community, from those that can see it happening behind closed doors everyday.

Another problem with humanity is that once someone has power over people and resource, they are susceptible to bribes, double standards and greed. No-one is righteous. We only have a chance if those in power are surrounded by those who are strong enough and willing to fight for all types of people, to influence the decision maker to make better decisions for the communities he can affect

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