Sunday, April 28, 2013

World at War

Curious how the war is progressing?

Now that the developed world controls the global marketplace, the impact on the lesser developed nations has become troublesome.  It took about three centuries.  

In terms of population and income, 80% of the world lives on less than one-fifth of the developed world's norm. If that weren't distressing enough, we find that it's getting progressively worse. Note the rate of progress among the nations.

Governments serve the financial industry and transnational corporations.  That's how we arrive at statistics like those shown here.  Most banks in the developed world are larger in capital and influence than all the nations at the bottom of the list, and the banks have no accountability for the damage they do.

The war?  Apparently it's a contest between those who have and those who don't.  For now, the 'haves' are winning, and the losers are dying at more than a thousand times the western rate from things like tuberculosis, diarrhea, and malaria; all easily dealt with in an equitable economy.

How might an individual of character and conscience respond?  What would they add to their life purpose and goals?