In a world that doesn’t truly care about people, we adopt “acceptable levels” for everything:
1. Acceptable levels of homelessness
2. Acceptable levels of poison in our food.
3. Acceptable levels of drug abuse
4. Acceptable levels of crime
5. Acceptable levels of mental illness
6. Acceptable levels of pollution
7. Acceptable levels of toxins in our drinking water
8. Acceptable levels of violence
9. Acceptable levels of prisoners incarcerated in our jails
10. Acceptable levels of child abuse
11. Acceptable levels of alcohol abuse
The list goes on and on and what it says about our government’s standards is that “This is what we consider the cost of doing business. Because, let’s face it, The United States is merely a large corporation designed to cater to only those who can afford to avoid these “acceptable levels” for everything. As long as it “isn’t in my backyard, screw that unfortunate scum who can’t afford to improve their lives.”
Our economy and economic stratification is such that all of these things are “Ok” with the powers-that-be. And spending money on damage control to protect these levels when they fear you’re getting wise to them is a better solution than just doing the right thing. The 78 Billion a year spent on the CIA is a testament to that since the CIA is nothing more than a hired gun to protect corporate interests and maintain control of the populace. Things don’t and won’t change unless it’s good for business.
We shouldn’t waste our time on statistics and all other other minutiae they love to throw at us to keep us confused, fearful and argumentative. These statistics and white noise are just a puppet show to keep us from seeing what’s really going on behind the scenes.
It’s not that we don’t live in a “perfect world,” it’s just that it’s THEIR “perfect world,” not OURS.