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Global Wealth Inequality – What You Never Knew You Never Knew

6 responses to “Global Wealth Inequality – What You Never Knew You Never Knew

  1. yourothermotherhere July 9, 2013 at 6:00 pm

    While it’s true that the rules need to change to equalize wealth, it probably will never happen.

    1, those who have power do not relinquish it.
    2, to change rules, you need to have representatives that actually represent the people. I don’t think there is a country in the world where this is a reality.
    3, you would need to enforce change if you could bring it about. For that you need military strength. That requires money. See number 1.
    4, the rich and powerful (same thing) don’t sit around without any plans of their own such as oh let’s see, decreasing the world population by controlling food and medical care access. After all, they must keep the population within a controllable size. Don’t believe it? Read some of Bill Gates speeches, and he’s just one of the wealthy.

    The only thing that will equalize the people of the world is a global catastrophe. Sad, huh? No wonder aliens don’t make contact with us. (smiles)

    • Peter Parkour July 10, 2013 at 4:54 am

      Thanks for stopping in, YOMH, and for taking the time to leave a comment.

      Never is a mighty long time. How about, maybe not in our lifetime?

      1. True in most cases, but time and understanding have a way of changing things.
      2. People are starting to realize they can all represent each other all around the world.
      3. See number 2, no money required.
      4. The wealthy are far outnumbered. I refer back to number 2 once more. Everyone does better when everyone does better. 😉

      Real social change often requires a forcing of the hand. Let’s hope that human awareness around the globe can make the change without too much force this time around; be it natural disaster or human made. We can’t hope for a better future if we’re not doing something to get there. Think positive, act accordingly and keep moving toward that goal. 🙂

      • yourothermotherhere July 10, 2013 at 9:04 am

        I’m all in favor of optimism and do my best to share it, but I also have to be realistic. Money and power go hand and hand skipping over the heads of those who allow it. It has always been that way and it will always be that way unless something world-altering changes it. Most people grumble and complain because that’s human nature, but unless they are literally force to fight, they will accept whatever the powers that be chose to give to them. People get comfortable in their ruts and will stay there even when it’s flooding and the walls are caving in to bury them.

        Look at any country that has experienced genocide, mass murder, famine, and what have you – more often than not the populace doesn’t do anything. Sad, but true.

      • Peter Parkour July 10, 2013 at 11:12 am

        Just because it always has been (which it hasn’t), doesn’t mean it always will be (which it won’t). What many refer to as human nature is more like human reaction. Changing times and changing circumstances are leading to people reacting differently. Much of what you say about past events is true, but we are not doomed to repeat that past. The future is what we make it. We, each individual person. Start spreading that message.

        “If you change yourself, you have already started to change the world.” -Osho

        There’s more to life than “is”, “was” and “will be”. 🙂

      • yourothermotherhere July 11, 2013 at 5:33 am

        I admire your optimism.

        Thank you, and I appreciate your differing points of view. 🙂

        Peter Parkour

  2. yourothermotherhere July 10, 2013 at 9:09 am

    Immediately after reading and replying, I went to this blog where I left your blog address and this is his:

    Thank you for sharing, YOMH. 🙂

    Peter Parkour

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