Conflicts, threats of war, authoritarianism, terror, divisive acts and fake news are contributing to the detour of humanity's responsibility and respect for fellow humankind and the environment.
Left unchecked, these ills will contribute to a wider erosion of the human spirit, well being and needed development. Hence, the question posed for consideration on this Monday, is how will humankind reclaim its direction?
But before any healing can take place, humanity has to accept the existence of the problems of conflict, of threats of war, of authoritarianism, of terror, of divisiveness, of environmental health and fake news. To accept the presence of one problem and not the other, would inevitably delay the reclamation process.
Following admission of prevailing ills, humanity could then identify and prioritize solutions aimed at righting many wrongs. While conflict and terror are easily seen as priorities, humanity might find that these two major problems are non solvable unless the distractions of divisiveness and fake news, are first addressed.
Divisiveness and fake news appear to be requisites to authoritarianism, terror and conflict. These two unity-defeating faults are not new. They have been known to the human race for many centuries. However, what really appears as new, is the mass dissemination of lies and polarization ideals via mass and social media.
Therefore, in reclaiming humanity's direction to life, liberty, happiness, equality and the rule of law, irresponsible acts toward division and the spread of fake information, must first be conquered as a means toward achieving a conflict-free world community that respects all souls and protects the single-shared environment, Planet Earth.