I was struggling to come up with something worthwhile to write about tonight, reading over things that just didn’t seem appropriate somehow. In my posts I try to touch the living pulse of our modern society and confront issues that I think need to be addressed. I simply couldn’t find anything that was really inspirational and then it hit me!
Our society has become so polarized, so divided that things are turning violent and people are acting out with psychotic behaviors. This is not just about the election of Donald Trump as president, something else is going on and I think I know what it is.
The young people don’t have anything to do! They can’t get the jobs they want and getting a higher education is no longer a guarantee of landing a good job. But it’s not only the young people. It’s the elderly people being forced to work low-end jobs just to make ends meet or to pay for medical insurance because their retirement is not enough to keep them alive. There are just too many people that have too much time on their hands and that causes them to get into trouble and make mischief. There are too many people that are stressed out to the max!
It’s really just that simple! Our society is failing us in a very big way! Society is supposed to create a win-win situation for the majority of the population. There will always be those at the fringes and those that fall through the cracks. But society is supposed to work for the vast majority of the population and it doesn’t anymore!
Computers and technology have caused things to be more precise and less forgiving. But the average individual is not self disciplined enough to take advantage of the opportunities that computers and technology bring. On the contrary that same technology is oppressing people and making their lives into a hell. Not everyone, but obviously a lot of people feel the pressure and they are acting out!
The only thing I know for sure is that things can’t continue going the way they have been. Something’s got to pop, and it’s going to happen soon. Actually, it’s already started to happen. It started to happen during the last presidential election. It’s even got a name, national populism and it’s not going to go away anytime soon!
Now I’m not really into national populism, because my thing is rugged individualism. But they’re not that far apart. I can recognize what’s coming from the heart and what’s coming from the head in this wave is coming from the heart of the disenfranchised and angry population. I wouldn’t want to be a member of the political establishment these days.