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World Affairs and Insanity as Entertainment

World Affairs and Insanity as Entertainment

Are we at the End of Human Morality?

Certain forms of modern life lead directly to degeneration … [i]n the poor as well the rich, leisure engenders degeneration. Cinemas, concerts, radios, automobiles and athletics are no substitute for intelligent work. We are far from having solved this momentous problem of idleness created by prosperity, modern machinery or unemployment. By imposing leisure upon man, scientific civilization has brought him great misfortune. We are incapable of fighting the consequences of indolence and irresponsibility as cancer and mental diseases … after all the purpose of civilization is not the progress of science and machines, but the progress of man.” — Alexis Carrel (Man, the Unknown, 1935).

Global politics is fraught with manmade catastrophic tragedies. Man (human being) is supposed to be the most intelligent social animal on the planet. Yet, its proactive plans and deeds continue to dehumanize fellow human beings and engineer conflicts and wars that destroy the existence of mankind. The driving impulse is war economics, individualistic interest and militarization. We come to realize that politics is a game of pretension and always remains problematic. Politicians need problems to get public attention and to argue being the deliverers. Often, they are not, except being treacherous, cynical and deceitful to their ideas and ideals, and to the public interests they claim to serve.

Amongst all the creations on the planet Earth, humans are the only one to claim morality as an attribute of life and value. This reality emphasizes and differentiates us from other creations of Allah Almighty. If we propel uncertainty in our thoughts and behaviours, nothing can stop us from surpassing the limit of immorality and insanity. With knowledge-based 21st-century human communications improving global collaboration, we are not moving in the right direction that human logic and truth spell out for our conduct in peaceful relationships. The impulses and actions for cruelty and sadistic behaviour are increasingly culminating into alarming trends for the present and the future generations to be informed of our implicit wickedness and the resulting failure in global affairs. As humans, we are not thinking or moving for the unity of mankind to be at peace and harmony being the chief creation of God – unless we are overwhelmed philosophically to imagine that we are something else than humans populating the Earth by chance.

Global Institutions are a Menace to Human Change and Progress

The global warlords are waging wars in the name of peace and harmony. Humanity is being capsized and its interests undermined by the few for economic greed and militarization. The United Nations originated from the belief and commitment to avert futuristic wars by men of new ideas pursuing peaceful means, diplomacy and accountability to the global mankind. How sad and cynical it looks to view the succeeding generations entrapped again into the same mindset of warmongering and power politics as were the sadistic leaders before the two world wars.

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