That's an Excellent question Nermin
; and one that I believe is on many people's minds.
Trouble is it seems; that many of those same folk have different interptretations of what that means
. ( For instance here in the US we have a Constitutional debate on various subjects between the interpretation of individual freedom verses common welfare. A little simplistic perhaps for such a large application but we will go with that for now. ) ( Also I think materialism plays a role in the value system here but that may be best left for another discussion
This I think points to a conflict of cross-purposes of ideas
taking place with alot of people talking
and not as much thoughtful listening
addressing the various concerns. Also many of these problems are complex
without simple solutions. Real compromise
; ( which obviously is what is required in most of these circumstances ); is going to require
a Greater Good
approach which means giving something up
. It is very very apparent that there are certain groups not willing to put that consideration above the self-interests; ( read dogma and ideaology, much less agenda and specific topic
); that they represent. ( I would also suggest this may be very difficult figuring in the importance the Role the right of individual expression; or individualism if you prefer; plays in determining This common or greater good
). ( To me a Huge conundrum to consider
Also you must factor in the power
of the culturally informed point-of-view aspect which may differ a great deal across the range of subject matter being considered; ( read religious, buisness, secular, etc. ). And to add to the complexity the volatile polarity
energizing the anxiety now in place.
And last but not least; the Engineering of perception
for support to a constituancy; many of whom are not as informed as would be preferred; instead of working together to find the compromised solutions required to fix the problems.
( I think the election cycle here in the US is about to see an tital wave of superpac
influence in the arena this election. ) ( And yes we are absolutely aware of the lobbyists and corporate corrupted influence and religious bias at work poisoning the system.
) ( Sorry everyone; but I couldn't resist a small personal biased rant here.
Now as far as I know history shows these mixtures and combinations of various crisis that the human condition constantly faces has both constantly changing yet ever the same
aspects over a kind of timeless ground
that Joe talks about. ( I would offer the classic " I Ching
" text in reference to Daoism as an excellent example. ) But considering everything mentioned and the immediacy of the moment
it might be unrealistic to expect adjustments out of the comfort zone
of most politicians involved.
Metaphorically speaking one of the more profound things I ever heard referring to an abstractional view
of this sort of overwhelming calamity like a war or addressing any major crisis
was: " War has a way of distinguishing the things that matter
". Now I absolutely do not mean to imply a war or any other ridiculous notion as a way to resolving any of this chaotic mess or that addressing it is out of reach or is unsolvable. And I certainly have no manifesto or magic solution
to suggest here. But I would offer here the notion that human beings are not cattle
and the concern for their welfare as opposed to corporate or buisness concerns might be a more intelligent approach
; although I'm sure more nebulous and difficult to achieve in the global marketplace of human affairs. In conclusion without babbling on and on; I just think people need to step back and to try to attempt some sort of humane understanding here and that this might be a more useful avenue of pursuit at this moment like the common sense sort of approach Nermin in her post and others throughout this website in different posts have suggested. Although I realize that may be an absurd fantasy of my own delusional imagination.
( At least that's my take on it or point of view. )
Very thoughtful Nermin!