From time-to-time we often hear there is a need for change in the country. Someone calls in on a radio programme. Another person in your neighbourhood, maybe a friend, makes a comment about how the politicians are ‘wicked’ or ‘corrupt’. You know how it goes. Election time comes and the politicians begin campaigning with promises of ‘change’. Yet, somehow, after all of these calls and decisions made in hope of change things, today, seem so much like the same.
From election cycle to election cycle in countries around the world the calls of change are made. Outside of election time, committees and organization, local, regional and international, are created with the purpose of making some change in some place in this world. Where is the change?
I will list some questions for you. You can take the time to think about them when you have a chance. I have some responses but I will keep them to myself at least for now. Here they are:
- If the world is supposed to be such a loving place why is there so much poverty?
- If certain doctrines, religious and legal, label us all as created equal then why are we making a world that is not?
- Why is it that that in many parts of the world people have the right to live in poverty but are barred by lay from ending their lives?
- Is there really a way to end poverty?
- Is political correctness the way to conduct public discourse? Maybe there is room for the not-so-nice-talk.
- Are safe spaces necessary?
- Why is it important to have Black people represented at awards shows?
- Is atheism the answer? One may ask the answer to what?
- Do we need governments?
- What would the world look like without money?
It seems as though we have a lot of the wrong change in this world. People doing little things with little effect. Pocket change maybe?