One morning on my way back from the arctic circle, we pulled over at a old 90’s cafe for breakfast, the early morning new was on on CNN. I was thrilled to watch American television and news stories. Till I heard Mr.McCain screaming on top of his voice “The presidential election of the united states of America will determine the future of the world”, I had a couple of European friends with me and I checked with them if an election campaign in Eu would proposition to save the world.
I think the purpose of an election campaign, would be to propose changes that would improve that country, the election campaign in America made me feel like it was a “World annual election” and brought to mind the movie “Zietgeist”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vuBo4E77ZXo nobody knows were these fundamentals of currency and constitution started and what determined them to be the way they are… To be contd
Picking up from my last post on my question to everyone I met discussing Indian poverty,castism and population or anything you can possibly think off caused due to cultural victimization. He was as unaware of the social situation in their own country. if you ever tell an American lets discuss guns being sold at a general store in your country or the the drug abuse rate or the life expectancy in their country, do not expect an answer. But, on the contrary they will know all you need to know in exaggerated forms about any poor third world country and they would digg any more information that you can provide them.
“I have decided to contribute to the world and hence I have decided to move to Africa, India, South East Asia, Korea, North china and so on”. Never so far have I ever heard anyone even mention Columbia, Brazil, Peru,Romania or even Mexico even though they are just their next door neighbor. I have met young American kids with up to date information on Asian countries that needs help, and absolutely clueless about any south American countries that need help.
However I was impressed by the attitude of “we are responsible to change the world and we need to help other countries, who do not have everything we have”, but the question is do we want all that the first word’s bask in ? To be contd
I was amazed at the number of American kids that I met, who were against globalization. In their definition whenever they read the words Golbalization, Privatization and Westernization it all means the same. Rich first world countries taking advantage of the poor third world countries. What amazed me was the grilled in attitude that it is even possible ! The lack of awareness of private enterprises in the third world countries who can manipulate consumers without the help of any global giant. Ripping consumers started with petty traders in India, ripping people apart in business is very indegineous in my opinion.But I was amazed at young American kids who feel responsible for this and tag the word westernization it.I kept asking myself if they are aware of the impact of outsourcing on their economy.
However I must say that we are in the receiving end of this myth 😉 In the last year I have met atleast 10 of 50 people, who were young and intelligent diverting their life towards noble causes in third worlds. Every time I heard them I felt like asking them their awareness level on drug abuse, Aids and life expectancy in their countries …. to be contd