What’s happening to our world?

Is our world going crazy? Going through my Facebook wall last night gave me a glimpse beyond my suburban predictable life.

In the USA, I watched an African American teenager slap a middle-aged lady so hard that she passed-out.

In India, I watched how a community stood by as they watch a man stretched out while he was being beaten with sticks.

In Africa, a lady was stripped naked for cheating on her husband and forced to walk through the crowded market place for all to see her humiliated.

In Saudi Arabia, a woman received the primitive punishment of flogging with her skin ruptured open.

I won’t get started with the atrocities of the Middle East and the ever increasing feud of the Palestinians and the Jews.

Just so much of violence, so much of anger and yet more celebrity political candidates arrive on the scene with promises of a brighter future and a cozier life for us in the West.

Hero’s seem to rarely come these days, the likes of Martin Luther King Jr, Gandhi or mother Teresa are all in short supply.

What we do have are the Donald Trumps, the Prime Minister with weird fancies and the people hungrier for more entertainment.

Our social life is based upon sharing pictures, videos and stories but sadly not our privacy. In an age where nothing is private we have a private person publicly advertised, surrounded by noises yet hidden from the crowd.ff

There are apps which are trying to make people come out of their shell with the likes of apps which record your sexual activity or upload links to hopefully go viral for sharing your secrets to the world yet hide them from your family…

So this begs the question… has our world gone crazy and have I joined the madness? How would I know? As I too am waiting for you to like this article? What have we become?

Poem by http://allpoetry.com/poem/12237867-Have-We-Lost-Our-Minds–by-Leo-Thomas

3 comments

  • I agree with the notion that the world in which we are living in is crazy. But at the same time it is made look worse than it actually seems because of the media. All of these news piling up creates an illusion while things are going really bad when in reality all of these things have been a part of our existence for some time now.

  • You make a good point but the development of technology does create concerns. We have weapons unimaginable being sold and countries are played to the hands of the strong. Yes, you are correct it has been for some time but not to the level of recent sophistications. As civil rights are legally watered down in the name of protection – the masses then live in a “granny state”

  • dorothymaydekok

    One act of insanity that hurts another person is one too many! And it proliferates while we share cute Facebook images and like people’s posts. Perhaps I am going crazy too, but I just wanna bash someone’s head against a compost heap when they call evil good and good evil.
    Keep writing these posts!

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