Sunday, January 6, 2013
Many people of first world nations think about the third world as a series of slums/poorly coordinated nations directed by a bunch of dictators; the stereotypical representation of a banana republic... and I know, I know... generalisations are usually wrong but the idea with this post is to share my point of view of those lessons rich/developed nations should always take into consideration about small societies from the third world.
- Nothing lasts forever - Anonymous
- Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity - Albert Einstein
- The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression and cruelty by the bad people but the silence over that by the good people - Martin Luther King Jr.
|This is the chaos star (designed by Snoopydoo) the perfect symbol of chaos.|
The symbol represents forces pushing outwards of a circle (not on this drawing) breaking the balance of things.
|The Yin/Yang symbol represents the balance... |
but in order to maintain it both parts needs to swim around each other.
(Drawn by Chinese Ranger)
Albert, you said it perfectly after you realised how humans used your discovery of the formula of energy to build bombs.
Venezuela is a country so dependent of its wealth that has forgotten it won't last forever and it has decided (actively) any kind of investment on any other source of income such as its people.
It has become a nation where its politics seek a way to secure power and become richer and faster without thinking of future generations, feeding chaos into the destruction cycle of those systems created by previous delegations of countrymen.
Is difficult not to establish a comparison between the Venezuela I knew and the nowadays Australia (the so called Land of Plenty), when walking down the streets I overheard somebody criticising the government followed by a "but you know what? I don't care... we will be fine." or when you turn on the TV and listen to people trying to 'protect' as much as they can the carbon industry of Australia because their retirement depends on it instead of proposing new ways to generate wealth or develop this nation... I know, I know... is not as bad as the rampant corruption, street gangs, daily violence and number of death Venezuela suffers at this moment... but my parents didn't think the current situation of the country that was known as "the Switzerland of America".
Still think the voice of just one person doesn't make a difference? Take a look to the following video...