Zits by Jerry Scott & Jim Borgman
Monday Moaning: Worldly Differences!
To be frank the title may give you the wrong ideas. And maybe for good reasons as well as these are the reasons that we know of, see every day on the media and hear of through friends and family. There is the racial aspect, religion and even deeper cultural roots that differ from the life you are living.
But my Monday Moan would like to take you a little step further and dig up some other ideas and thoughts that have influence on our world without really knowing. This is by all means not saying I know everything or have studied certain matters, this is an thought that is produced after reading, listening and thinking with my own head.
I can best describe the differences as being economic, I guess as most have to do with trade, taxes and a more unknown factor our health.
Pretty sure we all have heard of UN or the environmental debates of the riches of countries through the UNFCCC (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change). Than there is the upcoming TTIP (The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership) that would open up commerce and trade without to much bullshitting taxes. And than there are some others as well about worldly issues.
Can one tell where I am going yet?
Now if we look at the regular news broadcasts and the media one would automatically assume, and this is a right statement, that everything that has been issued is a worldly democratic statement. When it says that we will have to reduce emissions from cars and factories and cattle. But how does that work?
What rules are world wide the same or even laws when it is about health or the environment.
This is where it sort of gets ugly and shows a world that isn’t united at all.
Just to take a small grasp from the hat and talk about environmental issues we can clearly see that there are stricter rules and laws in Europe than there in the US or Asia. A many a company producing food or have dirty factories would then like t move from Europe to a cheaper country if the trade taxes disappear, since that would mean that they can sell cheap anyway.
Now as it may increase jobs one has to admit to also have to think about health.
The world top players talk about cleaning air and Europe is pretty strict at that. But just think about it. There is no border or high wall keeping European air within. It spreads. So how come the same rules that apply in Europe are so different in the US for example?
When one asks these questions it is clear why so many farmers love to go to Canada and the US to raise their cattle and more than they are allowed in Europe at a cheaper cost as well.
Differences are always there when we look into the world. And as we assume that the top brass of countries make a deal on lowering the emissions one would assume it is the same for everybody. And yet it isn’t it is the opposite.
Clearly we all read about the car industry faking and committing fraud when it came to that and though it is terrible to hear such news it is weird to understand there is a difference between one car and another across the ocean. Should they have not been the same from the start? Was that not agreed upon during all those earth summits and the likes.
To live in a world where we try to unite everybody to live happy and healthy.
And to find so many differences is just strange. If one would have a mind of conspiracy than what would happen if taxes no longer have to paid when Europe deals with the US? Trump getting that presidency and being the wealthy business man he is, how would the world fare if we set foot into that realm. More and cheaper production over seas and sell just as cheap in Europe without to much thinking about emissions as the rules are less strict.
This is but conspiracy thinking and doomsday prophecy.
Never can we be sure what will happen but one thing we should consider if that a worldly decision is made why the world is divided in so many different ethics and end plays. How come if we united say “One” there are those who end up doing “Two” anyway. Where is the unity in that.
How is that even possible.
Not even to mention with laws. If by any chance we need to ask a social media giant for information about a terrorist attack, the law of the country they reside in says; That when an foreign country ask for information they have to notify the owner of the account.
For real we need to notify the terrorist suspect that we asked for his information and only than we are to arrest him. Does one really think they will stay put and wait?
In the country of these companies other rules apply even more so when it is a suspicion of terrorism. But for foreign countries it is made impossible to do anything about it. In this case I am talking about a text concerning a possible bombing and thus being protected by a law. Isn’t that weird that we can’t even come to an agreement when it involves terrorism?
Knowing full well the world is made up of different ideas but a majority is not happy when it comes to terrorism and yet laws make it difficult to pursue thee individuals that do try to set of or threat to set of bombs. Whether it is a bomb or a threat to shoot a person should we not all want to stop that?
Whether it is the environment or law it is also the case with health. This is more prominent again in the food industry. Where one country forbids the use of one medicine on cattle it is again allowed in another. Even though there are researchers who say it is bad to use it. This comes back again to that treaty that is being talked about this week. It isn’t just medicine it is also ingredients or amounts of ingredients. We in Europe are very strict and are becoming even more strict concerning all the sugar in our food. The salt and what not. It is a big mess.
If we so want to unite ourselves through economics we have to look further than our pockets of money. There is more going on behind the scenes half of us do not even know of and divides the world in to segments that will effect our way of life one way or another.
As you can see the differences go way deeper than just money, skin or culture. It involves so much more that we might have to think a bit harder ourselves and see what changes we can make to reach our common goal and unite the world.
Best of wishes