AN EPIDEMIC OF UNCARING

In the West there is a worsening epidemic.

The general population of the West are aware of it but not in such terms.

Over the past 30 years there has been an erosion of solidarity within western societies, partly the result of increased affluence.
AN EPIDEMIC OF UNCARING

In most of history & without doubt in prehistory people worked together for mutual survival. They knew cooperation was key to this.

They also knew the general health of their neighbors mattered to their own well being & that of their family.
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In societies where socialism exists to some degree so too does the historic agreement that others outside your own gene pool matter, that the general health & well being of the society you live in contributes to that of your own & that of your family.
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Socialism exists in most nations to one degree or another. It exists within western nations also.

Think of the emergency services & any & all others who work for the benefit of society as a whole who are paid from state funds.
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Where socialism has a high priority such as in Cuba, Venezuela & Nicaragua the concept of unity & mutual assistance toward ever higher ideals of solidarity across all strata of society from the high to the low creates a certain ethos.
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All early civilizations that lasted a reasonable length of time paid attention to keeping their people reasonably well fed & content.

In ancient Rome sufficient bread & circuses were known tools to keep the peace & provide the necessary ethos.
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In the time of Hammurabi, almost 2000 years before Christ the mechanism used to keep the peace was predictable justice for all via a detailed code of conduct & list of punishments for wrongdoing. Good order was maintained.
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Margaret Thatcher infamously said that “there is no such thing as society” & we can see the gradual decline of solidarity of communities in the West & a disintegration begin from approximately her time onward.

A time that was Reagan’s time also.
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In earlier times good order & the maintenance of it was seen as extremely important.

Little of substance could be achieved when disorder & the collapse in support of it occurred.

What we have seen in the West in recent years shocks & appalls us.
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Over the past 30 years the West has experienced an experiment in social engineering, an experiment in largely abandoning the concepts of agreement on the emphasis on the maintenance of good order along with reliance on significant degrees of socialism.
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Loosening the factors ensuring good order & creating an emphasis on reducing levels of socialism within western societies has unleashed certain forces in their wake.

Hedonism is one.

Anarchy is arguably another. And a large reduction in need to care.
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If you live in the West do you have the impression that anyone truly cares about you outside of your family & colleagues at work?

And even in the latter environment how deep do you feel the level of true caring is these days?
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As we travel the world we achieve a strong sense of which societies maintain good order & a high level of general caring.

You probably will not be surprised to hear that it is always the poorer societies where caring for others prevails most.
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