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Can All the Problems on This Planet Be Fixed?

by Iria Vasquez-Paez 4 years ago in opinion
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If We Try

We live on a planet with many problems including right-wing extremist patterns of thought. This is by far, the biggest problem we have on our hands, the rise of yet another fascist ideology. Now, ask yourselves, why haven’t we fixed this stuff yet? Why aren’t white supremacists in therapy? Why do we take police brutality without protesting it except NFL players who are criticized for taking a knee? If we try to formulate concrete solutions to our problems, we might get somewhere. All it takes is forming think-tanks to resolve problems on this planet.

We have many issues going around such as illness, stagnant wages, the California sales tax, everything. The issues of the day do not just include recycling and environmental degradation it also includes how badly we treat each other. The fact is, our planet is a hot mess. We, humans, are a hot mess. We have to start figuring out ways of giving everybody money with universal income in mind. We have to work on not replacing humans with robots or self-checkout at stores. Stores like Orchard Supply Hardware are going under, which follows from Toys "R" Us hitting rock bottom.

These are frightening times we live in, with the rise of repressed fascism in America. The way the world is right now is scaring a great many people because all they can do is work, work, work. They are drones to their jobs, slaves to the biweekly paycheck. They try hard enough to get through the day. Many people do not know what it is like to sleep the whole night. Illness in general on this planet is something that we all have. Some people do better than others with their anxiety, which is very common.

Not one person is meant to solve the problems of the world. We have to work together on this, and I mean with other countries. Forget about World War III, a tragedy that needs to be averted. Oh, I’m sorry if the elite gets offended at this suggestion, but war has become an unpopular yet easy way to kill people. If we do not start working together, they win. But, see, we have to stick together on this because we are better than rich people who will not give money in the equal redistribution of wealth as they are so inclined to do that. This is why there needs to be such a thing as global unity. It may yet happen. This is only because the situation with poor people is not getting better in any country. Bums abound everywhere because people aren’t helping anybody eels get out of poverty. Some have an untreated mental illness in abundance on top of that. The thing is, we need to dig ourselves out of the rut as a species.

If we had universal income, the poverty problem may yet be resolved. It is the people on the bottom of the income pyramid who have it the worst. The problems on this planet are many, and the think tanks that could be formed to find solutions are many. We can do this if we try. I believe the human race to be capable of trying. As it is, we are not trying right now. Some people are not lifting a finger, as far as I can see. We are busy not doing much of anything, although I’m sure there are people out there trying to make the world a better place that I haven’t met yet. There is such a thing as being able to do good for the world. The least we can do is try.


About the author

Iria Vasquez-Paez

I have a B.A. in creative writing from San Francisco State. Can people please donate? I'm very low-income. I need to start an escape the Ferengi plan.

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