That could very well be applied to any personal big picture, but I am going to remind of the massively big picture as citizens of our world. It could be just this country but many would agree it is everywhere. I read articles written by many thinkers of this world and have compiled these ideologies below from their
Major Social Issues
1. Corporate media programming with continual lies and propaganda trying to dupe the public into believing their programming which thus, limits and restricts awareness.
How many of us flip the page or fast forward the remote of nonsense commercialized advertising? Magazines you buy at high prices just to read ads and an article or two? Tabloids that exploit personal privacy and many times is untrue? Newsreels that are repetitive to the point of ad nauseum.
2. Our sad state of Education, void of philosophical, social, physical, emotional psychological and behavioral health. Textbooks that are devoid of truth of history, regimented curriculum's, unfair practices and exorbitant tuition.
I remember upon entrance into a European University for post graduate medicine major and the tuition was equal to filling up my tank of gas. Textbooks are outrageously expensive in our American country. I remember my son applied to a private University as a transfer student in a specialized category. He was highly qualified, almost over qualified but because he was an independent full time student who paid his own taxes, applying for financial assistance, he was denied entrance. There is a unsaid ruling that blankets the Educational system no one can debate with.
3.Capitalism that keeps society chained to thoughts of a lack of personal prosperity, promoting unhealthy levels of competition, greed and selfishness.
What can be argued is that Capitalism is good for the country but not good for the little man or woman. We live our lives thinking big brother owns us. We are excessive about competitive sports which brings to mind this ideology. If we promote competition, we are promoting the winner/loser concept which cannot be a God thing at all. It diminishes the effort of those who lost and because of the glory, out of it comes very unhealthy behaviors which we have all seen. We have judged, we have seen scandal and corruptness and this is what our kids grow up with becoming big kids instead of adults. Capitalism does not allow abundance of prosperity because with it comes more chains than open doorways.
4. Economic models that ensure poverty and homelessness. The economic depression that never resolves, holding onto a paradigm that abundance for all is not equitable in the least.
Haven't we all asked the question why homelessness still occurs in our "free country"? That we have forgotten our own, we have done damage to our vets and their ability to erase PTSD, financial and medical burdens, that we have looked aside at mental illness and have actually glorified the immigration issue than care for our own citizens who have given their money, taxes, life on the battlefield for their country? People are beginning to believe there is no hope.
5. Globalization. In a sentence, it is killing small economies and small businesses, national sovereignty, and healthy food production.
Small business owners know this at the heart. Our freedom to choose is now a widespread issue. Do we really choose anymore? And can we trust the voting process at all? Even movies make stories about corrupt voting machines. Actually movies make stories about everything we can think of or question. I think of our patients who worked tirelessly in the movie business, now cannot get work unless they sell their soul and relocate to some far off outsourced place because production will pay the people THERE who live THERE less money. I think of how the Patriot Act has stung the people and the legal process. I think of the assumptions of character, profiles, legal systems gone way corrupt, how favoritism is rewarded. Further, what is going on with GMO, Monsanto and how our crops are poisoned transferring pesticides to our children's brains and immune system. How we are penalized for doing the right thing.
6. Consumerism demoralizes us. It dismisses the ability of inventors to create a healthier approach to serve the people.
It has been brought to my attention there is a sameness in consumerism. Most people have gray, white or black cars. Most people follow trends that may not be so great for the mind body or spirit but its out there in your face and we must follow those trends, right or we do not belong? This is what leads to addictions of all kinds. This is what leads to children playing devices instead of playing outdoors and reading a book ( and what about all the libraries closing?) Alcohol will always be on the rise for mental and emotional escape reasons.
7. War on Drugs. Is this not a massive policy failure? In fact Drugs are used as a ploy, a reason, an excuse, a blame for everything from A-Z. There is more violence, more unresolved problems, more heinous crimes, more addictions, more imprisonment and mental illness since we have this big social issue on parade.
There is always the question if we legalize drugs there would not be the crave and crime of it? Take a look at Colorado with marijuana and that is nothing compared to what is on the streets. Give the car keys and whiskey to your kid and there will always be problems and abuse. All this war on drugs and no advance on the war and more restriction of important drugs like hemp and cannabis for health issues. I had a wonderful patient who was a forensic psychologist until she retired. She always said the two things that corrupted our country was opening the border to the pedophile parents, high on a satanic lifestyle on drugs. It began a long time ago and mushroomed.
8. Monopolized Medicines suppressed the effectual natural remedies used successfully by our ancestors. Prescription mania by enslaved unregulated Doctors with little holistic outlook overall.
There is widespread fear that permeates every clinic and Doctor office, emergency room and hospital corridor. Don't buck the system. And certainly defile anyone that tries to. The medical community is in lock down and dare we question anything. Medicines account for suicides, deep immune system failure, brain rot, and all the diseases we did not count on. We have new superbugs that are in every hospital ward. We invent new horrible antibiotics to accost those bugs and deteriorate the gut, thus needing picc lines that deteriorate the vessels. We have more wound drainage problems than ever. We have abuse of all medication and lives are lost. It is a runaway train. And I say this in the light of now, mandatory vaccines that plummet our immune systems, our children's precious brains, and ensure a lifelong stream of medical problems. All in the name of our freedoms, which have taken a turn in a different direction, disallowing our choice of what to put into our bodies and those we care for. Holistic approaches are the alternative but not enough practitioners who can customize and test the public. It is all a guessing game even by those who hope for a better outcome.
9. A global central banking system privately owned and operated. Financial ponzy schemes ensure the rich get richer and the poor get poorer as the gap widens of the haves and have-nots.
This is the crux of where most sink into depression. Whatever they make is taken. What little social security is never enough. They are forced into living with their children as they age and the children are struggling. All the hype about stocks is an illusion. No one can predict and it becomes a gamble. Certainty gone. Fear and anxiety take residence. The banks have very strict rules. I remember I wanted to have my money deposited immediately into my account. Nope. Cannot do until late into the night. Those are the rules. And that is minor. We live in a world of superior control not superior thinking.
10. Scientism. This is the modern day extremist science that parallels any other fundamentalist belief. This brings about the hypercriticism of those against any possibility or probability thought. Another lock down.
These are the ones who must believe we are the only intelligent life in the Universe. These are the ones who defy logistics or are the ones who say to each other, who cares about another useless human life? These are the ones who modulate Hitler like thinking, superior controllers who have their agendas. To allow another bright mind in would be sacrilegious. There is a Doctor in Poland right now who has extracted a chemical out of hemp and has found it to be "curative" to children with terminal disorders. He has been cast away but he has followers who believe the same thing. He decided to give the cure away without charge to these children. What can you imagine will come of this? Will the Big Pharm org allow this information to get out to the public? There are always those sprinkled in our world who came to unravel, uplift, discover and fight the foe. It is a dangerous plan but their mission defines them.
I am sure you can think up more social issues that have become a blight on our planet. These were listed as looming and most critical. If as a nation, a world, we decided to say no to all of it, would we reign supreme and have the chance to rebirth our society to wholeness, to correctness? Because, in the direction it is going, how can we see the best outcome? We need that light at the end of the tunnel. No outside force is coming to save us. Can there be truth to the idea that . . . WE are that light?
Thank you for the brave articles from Mind Unleashed website that have stimulated me to formulate this list.