Global Warning – The Economy
It’s the 1920’s and the struggle to live is facing every man, woman and child – even before the great war. The poor become poorer and the rich become richer. Many live in squalid conditions and for most there seems no way out. Let’s fast-forward to the present year 2011; the poor become poorer and the rich become richer it would seem. The global warning has begun.
For the last few years, many individuals have struggled to feed and the recession hits every facet of life. It’s the worst the economy has been since the early 1900’s and there seems to be no respite. Who is to blame? It certainly is not the person who goes to work every day and earns a living to live and tender lovingly to their families. It is not the police officer, teacher, or the nurse who cares for the public. I suppose you can’t keep blaming every government in power, or can you? Are they a product of mere circumstance or are they the root cause?
I woke up this morning to the resounding panic of those who understand the world economy – hearing the tumble of the markets again and claiming it is the worst recession we have seen.
We are certainly in the middle of a ‘Global Warning.’ The truth is that greed is at the root of all the problems, the need for power and control, the need to have more than the next man and the bravado of power to control the week. How can a company that makes millions or even billions justify raising the cost of energy when it is hard enough for someone to pay the every day energy bills that are required? With the onset of winter, you can hear the sobbing of the pensioner who has no idea how they will heat the home this year. It truly is dark times we live in and I fear this path we are treading is the only road for our children of the future. It is easy for those in government to sit in judgement – send young men and women to the battlefield, increase the countries debt and then continually put the pressure on the everyday man and woman to pick up the slack whilst carrying a cheery disposition. Will they ever stand in judgment of themselves?
No one knows where the answers lie, and I for one am tired of hearing that it will only get worse before it get’s better. Why should that be the case, and why, if we live in a world of abundance and enough for everyone – do we have to continually fight to survive. The cost of living continues to increase and crime is on the increase. Come on, think about it, perhaps crime is on the increase because everyone is finding it difficult to live. Yes I know there are career criminal’s who hold no morals and care not for whom they hurt, but normal lay women and men are turning to scrupulous methods to live. You have to have compassion for them. I liken this to the scene in ‘les miserable’ when Valjean is singing about stealing a loaf of bread to feed a sick child, and this is the reason he was imprisoned.
I once read somewhere that when Gadhafi was removed from power, the cost of fuel would plummet; he has and it hasn’t. Those that we have put in power, and one must consider that the global corporations are who are running the world, are duping us and causing much of the suffering. I don’t know the answers and the only solace that I can offer is that mother nature in her infinite wisdom will react to balance what is out of balance, but I hope I am long gone when that happens. Can we continually keep a smile on our face when we are being robbed blind?
I for one am a great believer in natural energy and using the innate power that mother nature has given, but I often wonder how long it will take before we are taxed on the very air that we breathe to reduce the country deficit. I will wait to see what develops.
The power of the human spirit is great and we are spiritual beings that cannot be destroyed. I believe that all struggles are temporary and that we have the inner power to overcome the hurdles that we come up against in daily life. In the words of a great teacher “There is always a spiritual solution to every problem.” It can start with you by offering help to someone who needs it, and it does not need to be in a financial way. There are many ways to help someone in need; it takes just that small offering in a compassionate way to help overcome struggles of every day life. We can pray that our leaders see sense and awaken to the injustice in the world. If all else fails in this life, understand that Karma will play its inevitable role.
Source by Jock Brocas