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The Sad Reality Humanity Faces Today

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And we thought 2016 was bad…

Another week of 2017 has gone by and we continue to witness the world’s population exercise their freedom of speech and expression. Defying the odds of the status quo, the young generation is pushing back against the current world powers that seem to be pursuing 20th century political tactics. A fight against undoing the progress humanity has made in the past few decades.

Action is more important than ever

These active citizens are objectively standing ground on city streets. Filling the roads with their voices that transcend globally from developed nations like the United States of America, to developing nations such as those in Venezuela. Protesting against the corrupt government that has left their country in turmoil. These political protests are nothing new – humanity has seen uprisings throughout history and amongst every civilization that has existed. However, the scary circumstances arising from the current global political situation is that these protests are advocating for the ongoing fights for very basic human rights. Rights such as equality and democratic values which should have been established since the United Nations formed in the mid-1900s.

One step forward, two steps back.

The accomplishments of the modern world have undoubtedly benefited a mass majority of individuals. Advancements such as those in medicine to improve standard of living, have helped those who are willing to work hard for success and happiness. Yet, many people in society feel that they have been left behind by growing inequality as caused by technological changes and globalization. In addition, horrific acts of terrorism have sparked fear and detest toward certain groups of people. Furthermore, the influx of immigrants and refugees into the West has caused the world to adopt an outdated cultural rhetoric of racism and xenophobia. Populism appealed to the needs of people who felt unheard and neglected, and its return is now prominent. Just as people lost confidence in the social system in the 1940s, we seem to be losing confidence again. However, as history has shown us, this political doctrine is manipulated and twisted.

The global “domino” effect

In the 21st century, only a few leaders offer a defense to human rights values such as the German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Canadian Prime Minster Justin Trudeau and former President of the United States Barack Obama. AR-170129917But in the new day and age of Trumpism, a domino affect is playing out across the world as political leaders such as President of the National Front Marine Le Pen and Dutch far-right party leader Geert Wilders seek to thrive off the same fear. Leaders try to defend  national sovereignty and “all” their citizens from the “crooked and undemocratic wave” of non-Europeans flooding their borders. It gives them power as they advocate nationalism and far-right doctrines. The irony however lies in the fact that most of the issues arising in the 21st century are caused by bias and segregation that we started. The racist and discriminatory tendencies of certain individuals that are unwanted resonates back towards the beginning of civilization. As such, progress is halted due to the natural phenomenon of intolerance that has prevailed for generations.

The younger ones

Currently, politics is run by an older group of individuals who perpetuate to our generation that only fear will be able to triumph against the wrongs in the world. But this is not the case, and history continues to exemplify this notion. Only through cooperation and negotiations can the world heal itself from the damage our predecessors have left. Only through mutual understanding and acceptance can we move forward. This gives us hope, as the millennial generation has grasped this idea and through the acts of global protests that are occurring – hope is lingering in the distance and maybe, just maybe, good will triumph over evil in the 21st century.

VERGE CAMPUS



28 Comments on "The Sad Reality Humanity Faces Today"

  1. Hello on Thu, 16th Mar 2017 9:26 am 

    Young people in NL voted for green/left. Geert is the party of old-timers. People who remember how it used to be and want to go back.

    There’s no going back. The world belongs to the next generation.

  2. penury on Thu, 16th Mar 2017 9:42 am 

    Tis ever thus, the young revolt against the ideas and actions of the old and the world turns, I wish I could see what comes ext, but I fear that collapse will change everything.

  3. forbin on Thu, 16th Mar 2017 10:00 am 

    , politics is run by an older group of individuals who perpetuate to our generation that only fear will be able to triumph against the wrongs in the world

    maybe I have this wrong, but this groups is the 70’s “love-in” group?

    old hippies out – new hipsters in ?

    every now an then the proles revolt and over throw their snapcase masters but it never lasts , and in time , and you would have thought they new better, they elect or allow another set of snapcases to rule over them

    meet the new boss, same as the old boss

    Forbin

  4. joe on Thu, 16th Mar 2017 11:12 am 

    If you want to get a perspective on the future. Just before the Dutch vote, the prime minister sent dogs and police to break up a massive muslim protest in Rotterdam no doubt a move designed to win votes. Such an even not much covered as usual by the msm is loaded with symbolism for anyone with eyes to see.

  5. onlooker on Thu, 16th Mar 2017 11:31 am 

    As always we can come together under the mantle : In unity they’re is strength or fly apart in conflict and mistrust. Nevertheless, it seems that this simplistic answer has come a little too late for humanity as a whole to avert the disasters unfolding

  6. Joe on Thu, 16th Mar 2017 2:34 pm 

    The rallying cry of the neo-globalist left’s ethno-cultural suicide cult. Ironic that they want diversity, even as they try to destroy dozens of distinct European native cultures through mass-colonization. Will the world be more diverse when there will be no Europeans left? A bunch of Maoist-Marxist-Globalists!

  7. yellowcanoe on Thu, 16th Mar 2017 2:52 pm 

    Not everyone who is against immigration is fearful or a racist. Some of us would simply like to get off the population growth treadmill.

  8. onlooker on Thu, 16th Mar 2017 3:14 pm 

    To me this is the sad reality humanity faces:
    If we decided to alter course from our capitalist industrial world Economy that would put into imminent and immediate jeopardy the life and well being of many people who rely on the mass food production system which relies on on fossil fuels. Not to mention that our vast ubiquitous transportation system ships needed food and medicine to many around the world and also runs on fossil fuels.
    So efficiency , technology and productivity are in fact at its core ways to improve and extend our current capitalist industrial world Economy and mode of civilization. The Oil Industry is now in dire straits because essentially oil and other fossil fuels are inherently non renewable finite resources. Our planet’s life support systems and consequently our human systems are already facing deadlines on their continued viability because of the huge strain and impacts of our species and its mode of existence. We cannot continue like this much longer as neither Earth nor our huge population will allow it. Yet even totally disengaging will have disastrous consequences

  9. ________________________________________ on Thu, 16th Mar 2017 5:05 pm 

    Trump is dumb ass. But Hillary rapes babies with barbed wire dildos to death then drinks their blood. I guess you leftist fags just want some of that action.

  10. jedrider on Thu, 16th Mar 2017 5:45 pm 

    Old white men without wisdom are now running our country. Old white women voted for them as well as old white men. The rest of you, why don’t you go and vote? Vote for anyone, but do register your vote, otherwise you will be ignored. The liberal set voted for an old white woman! Give a break now 😉

  11. Apneaman on Thu, 16th Mar 2017 6:48 pm 

    American Cities Fight for Their Lives — Alone

    http://www.dailyimpact.net/2017/03/15/american-cities-fight-for-their-lives-alone/

  12. Apneaman on Thu, 16th Mar 2017 6:49 pm 

    Nothing New Under the Sun

    http://megacancer.com/2017/03/15/nothing-new-under-the-sun/

  13. onlooker on Thu, 16th Mar 2017 6:53 pm 

    Welcome to the age of Extinction!

  14. Apneaman on Thu, 16th Mar 2017 7:12 pm 

    onlooker, your insight was acknowledged the other day from James the microbiologist.

    http://megacancer.com/2017/03/06/i-see-myself-in-the-mirror-therefore-i-am/#comment-2364

    good on ya, Laddie

  15. makati1 on Thu, 16th Mar 2017 7:14 pm 

    Perhaps, if the U$ stopped meddling in those countries that are eating America grains, the people would be able to grow their own? Africa has been under the white boot for centuries. Still mostly a fertile country, it has to deal with Western caused chaos and is not allowed to be its own master.

    BTW: The U$ is more dependent on petro crops than most other countries. Close the corporate farms and Americans would starve. That day is coming. A little more ‘Climate Change’ and the food supply in America will be in jeopardy. THEN we will see the real changes happen. The idea that America still feeds the world is bullshit propaganda. Mostly it over feeds its own obese citizens.

  16. Apneaman on Thu, 16th Mar 2017 7:40 pm 

    Large Sections of Australia’s Great Reef Are Now Dead, Scientists Find

    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/15/science/great-barrier-reef-coral-climate-change-dieoff.html?_r=0

    Who’s next?

    Mass extinction means a minimum of 75% of all species gone. None of this should be a surprise at this point nor should it be when the dying goes exponential.

  17. Apneaman on Thu, 16th Mar 2017 7:44 pm 

    ‘Airpocalypse’ smog events in China linked to melting ice cap, research reveals

    Stagnant weather caused by fast-melting Arctic ice helped create conditions for China’s recent extreme air pollution events, scientists say

    https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/mar/15/airpocalypse-smog-events-linked-to-global-warming-research-reveals

    China is most definitely a world class cancer now. Congratulations on your “advancements” China. Is it everything you hoped it would be?

  18. Apneaman on Thu, 16th Mar 2017 7:53 pm 

    Yabut, terrorists N stuff.

    Naval Exercises Add Trillions of Pieces of Plastic Debris to Oceans

    http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/39846-naval-exercises-add-trillions-of-pieces-of-plastic-debris-to-oceans

    MIC

    Military Industrial Cancer

  19. makati1 on Thu, 16th Mar 2017 8:09 pm 

    Top ten Smoggiest countries:
    1. Iran
    2. Mongolia
    3. India
    4. Pakistan
    5. Botswana
    6. Saudi Arabia
    7. China
    8. Egypt
    9. Mexico
    10.Bosnia/Herzegovina

    http://www.care2.com/causes/top-10-smoggiest-countries-in-the-world.html

    Interesting that none of these appear in U$ ‘news’ except China. Why could that be? LMAO

  20. Anonymous on Thu, 16th Mar 2017 8:17 pm 

    Lot of uncut hopium in this article. Wonder where the writer gets their blinders from.

  21. makati1 on Thu, 16th Mar 2017 10:27 pm 

    Every war mongering American leader or neocon is over 60. Most are 70+. If we can survive another decade, most will be gone. I doubt that they will give us a chance. They have nothing to lose. Money and power corrupts and the U$ has the market cornered on lust and greed in those areas.

  22. Apneaman on Fri, 17th Mar 2017 12:58 am 

    Floods, mudslides kill dozens in Peru after unusually heavy rainfalls

    “The new floods and mudslides over the past three days followed a series of other storms, and officials said a total of 62 people have died and 12,000 homes have been destroyed so far this year.

    Authorities said they expected the intense rains — caused by the warming of surface waters in the eastern Pacific Ocean — to continue for another two weeks.”

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-03-17/peru-floods-and-mudslides-kill-dozens/8362688

  23. Apneaman on Fri, 17th Mar 2017 1:33 am 

    This link is always worth revisiting. I find looking at all the graphs on one page provides profound perspective.

    The Great Acceleration

    http://www.futureearth.org/blog/2015-jan-16/great-acceleration

    Look upon them and contemplate for a few moments then ask yourself how important Trumps latest tweet or any of the monkey chatter is. 99.99% of the humans have no clue as to precariousness of their near term reality. Maybe that’s for the better?

  24. Theedrich on Fri, 17th Mar 2017 3:42 am 

    Primates love war/revolution. It’s so much fun.  1789 … 1917 …:  time for another one.  It’s in our morphogenetic fields, and comes out especially when the young are bored and too indolent and/or stupid to do anything else with their lives.  The urge to riot is especially useful for society’s elite stringpullers who seek to topple their adversaries or simply advance themselves.

    The levels of corruption by the ex-prez Negro and the Clintonistas have reached the $20-trillion point where the herd must be diverted from the impending economic collapse by televised violent strife.  The pretense of moral indignation is always a useful tool for this purpose.  (Preacheth that fun song, Battle Hymn of the Republic, “As He [Christ] died to make men holy, let us die to make men free,” the operative words here being “let us die.”)  After all, no one is going to die just so that someone else can get a $5 raise in pay.  What with Papa Frank, the Sörös types, the MSM agitpropists, and the Demonic Party all calling for a new oligarcho-Marxist dictatorship under the reign of Jesus and Mohammed, the young ignorami on campus now fantasize that they are authorized to riot and kill to bring about the millennium.

    And in the netherworld, Robespierre, Lenin and Stalin must now be all smiles.

  25. GregT on Fri, 17th Mar 2017 3:58 am 

    “Primates love war/revolution. It’s so much fun. 1789 … 1917 …: time for another one. It’s in our morphogenetic field”

    Finally Theedrich, something that we can agree upon.

    Although I must admit, as a whitey, I’m not overly fond of being referred to as a ‘primate’, but by all means, we should call a spade a spade.

  26. dooma on Fri, 17th Mar 2017 5:09 am 

    For people who have a special interest in this particular topic, this growing chaos should come as little surprise. How many articles have you read about the shit we are in?

    Nobody was ever going to accurately pick the year/decade although many a blogger tried.

    We are seeing an irreversible trend in which we witnessing society disintegrating. Like a damaged grinding wheel, bits are flying off in all directions right now. But eventually, a large chunk will come off putting us into an unbalanced death wobble.

  27. makati1 on Fri, 17th Mar 2017 6:07 am 

    Good analogy, Dooma. Grinding wheels like any other wheel has to be balanced or it eventually disintegrates with disastrous results. (I worked in the testing lab of a company that made grinding wheels when I was in my early 20s.) When will it all blow apart? Well, the U$ has managed to continue some semblance of BAU a lot longer than I would have thought, but the methods to keep it going are getting more and more extreme. Eventually…

  28. Cloggie on Fri, 17th Mar 2017 6:41 am 

    “VERGE CAMPUS”

    It is Paris 1968 returning to North American campuses, but this time with a color. Write off North-American academia.

    The author of the article, a shabby Greek with US passport:

    http://i1.ytimg.com/vi/ny_BNdKTdKU/maxresdefault.jpg

    Toronto: “gender is over”. The total catastrophe that is feminism:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9_cAtfyhec

    BLM cancer on all North-American universities:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uX5PSBOzmWc

    The Heartland rejects this.

    Split the joint up and the global problem America is solved, for everybody involved.

    The only question is how messy this is going to be. Likely much messier than the USSR-1991, because all the [cough] DNA-level revolutionaries are still in the building. And they won’t give up their tax farm without a fight. All depends on the attitude of the US military.

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