What is Going On?

A better question is: what is not? It is 2019. The US government is in shutdown. The UK government has never been more ever-changing with Brexit. Europe is in revolution all over the place. Latino America is in revolution all over the place. One hundred years later, war is still going on. The Middle East is still getting bombed. Afrika is still facing environmental crises. Market apocalypse is being  predicted everywhere. Many natural catastrophes are hitting the planet. Poverty still exists, even in developed countries. Climate Change is becoming difficult not to notice in the seasons. A lot of things often associated with the 1960s are still going on, and many people are still cognitively dissonant about it. Solar panels are still not the dominant commodity of the electrodomestic economy in terms of infrastructural design. Mental health is still the priority, so society can solve all the problems mentioned above.


Prejudice is still institutionally empowering ideologies, and equality as a concept is an omnishamble. Legislation contradicts itself. For instance, I always find it so fascinating to listen to people talk about democracy, equality and human rights in the UK. That is certainly the most commercial topic anyone could have in the world. As a matter of fact, the Equality Act 2010 has been so commercialized that all employability educational programmes always include it as part of the business practice framework. Yet, it is an omnishamble.  Why? Because saying that the jurisdiction is democratic and that it encourages equal opportunity, whilst the legislature does not let residents with permanent settled status participate in democratic processes is a bureaucratic incoherence. It does not add up. Democracy as a business product in England is not that expensive actually. It only costs £1330 to become a citizen and enjoy your right to equality.


These are the normal little norms in the rulebook that openly disprove the very existence of democracy as an individual right or a state obligation within a jurisdiction. The terms and conditions for international trade. It is not just sad that both, democracy and equality do not exist in the system for tax-paying, legally settled minority groups; but the worst realization out of all these events is that several human rights seem not to have entered into force in UK yet, despite the dissemination of the Equality Act and of humanitarian aid information globally. This can be appreciated by how the very construct of the legislature formally excludes minority groups from participating in decision-making processes such as elections. And that is just UK. Indeed, things are a mess everywhere in the global picture. Nevertheless, the world is still evolving in many directions. The age of big data announced itself with the chaos it created, and the resources that once were scarce are now mainstream. The information that was once censored is now in high demand. As the medium evolves, so do the messenger and the receiver.