What this world does provide, is many avenues of escapism entertainment that stop us seeing our lack.
I totally agree with this statement debator. Just watch the recent World Cup in South Africa. Billions around the globe for an entire Month they sit in front of their TV screens to watch the games. Countries like Brazil, Argentina, who suffers a lot of poverty they forget their problems and just sit and watch. Even Spain, the World Champions in Football is facing serious financial problems and is considered to follow the footsteps of Greece.
But look what happened: They are all happy, celebrating because of this. But this is just a tip of the iceberg. What I can see from the controlled Media around the Western World, is a system build to move away the attention of the people from serious problems. Even news is not actually news, just fabricated events. We have a huge flaw of reality shows; either has to do with music, action, survivor, or anything you can imagine.
What they are doing about the serious problems that this planet is facing? NOTHNG...We are too busy watching American Idol, or Survivor, to THINK about our real problems and what is happening to this planet: Pollution, child labor, trafficking, child pornography, Human rights, women rights in most of the Islamic countries. We don't care really for others or how to make this place a better world for the future generations.
We don’t mind buying a brand shoes or cloths from a country that people work for a Euro a day to make our clothing, or even worst a child of 6 is working 14 hours a day for a plate of food. We drive our luxury cars, polluting the environment, while we could have an environmental friendly car. We drink water from plastic bottles and through them way, without caring if that empty plastic bottle will need many years to melt.
We sit on our sofa, watching TV programs that makes us stupid, eating junk food, drinking beer or coke, gettin literally and mentally FAT, unable to think…