my current view of the world

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    Hello i have noticed some disturbing trends as of late. With the recent release of the U.S.A's tourture notebook (if you will allow me to call it that) as well as N.Korea deciding to test icbms, and the world economy the world seems to be getting worse and worse an unfortunate view but one I think is currently the most realistic. As of yet I haven't seen any realistc ways to fix any of these. What are your views and ideas regarding these problems?
     
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    we live in interesting times....


    we have endured worse threats and harder economic times....we will slowly recover ...people always take about the us losing its world position ...i dont see that...the entire global economy is adjusting....shit happens...we live in interesting times
     
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    I agree that we live in interesting times. Isn't everytime an interesting time? well every problem so far has been fixed people who thought it needed to be fixed and did something about it why can we not be those people?
     
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    arent we those people? people always want some hero to emerge....to lead...to banish the evils....but we are those people...we are the people who engage in commerce....we buy and sell daily....we are the people who will solve these problems..that is the point seems forgotten by so many...we are all in the same boat....doesnt matter if you are rowing on the left or the right...its the same boat....you can go in circles or you can lay a course right now we are still going in circles....as we have been for many years...
     
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    well then u and I shall stand up and tell people to row in unison to plow forward! what do you say bones? shall we save the world?
     
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    i take it you are a christian?
     
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    nope i was raised a christian but currently have no religiouse affiliation why do you?
     
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    I wouldn't say the world is any worse in terms of levels of "evil." Actually, it's probably better now than it ever has been. However, the world is more interconnected today than it ever has been, and with technology the leaders of nations have powers that would formerly have been thought to be unreachable by mortals. Together these facts mean that not only do we get to see the worst shit that happens in the world live on Fox News, but there is also a greater potential for both interdependence and actions with global consequences. An exciting and perhaps dangerous time, but there's no time or place in the past in which I would rather live.
     
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    I dont watch fox or any network but i get ur example. i didnt say anything about evil i just said that as of today the world can be a much better place than it is. with all this interconnectedness shouldn't the lines of communication be more open than before? if people are just willing to sit down and actualy talk about the problems it should be a simple matter of discusing the problem to discusing the solution then it is a simple matter of implamentation. with the amount of people on forums, social networking sites etc. it should be a small matter. i say we need to be the people the governments fear because we are putting the power directly in the hands of the people.
     
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    For sure, yet it has always been that way. But is America and most of the world better today than 50, 100, or 200 years ago? I'd say it definitely is. In 1950 spousal rape was the norm, but like most social problems it was swept under the rug. It wasn't even illegal til decades later.

    They are, but communication doesn't always create agreement or even understanding. Ideology and lies still get in the way.

    I fear the people as much as the governments, neither have proven to be especially rational or fair to those they have power over. I place a lot of blame on religions, but there is more to it than that.
     

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