Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Time We Cured The Disease And Not Just Treat The Symptoms.

Flight Training Instructions.
Brian Kershisnik.
It is worrying that currently so many more people are being medicalised.

There is a tendency to diagnose the individual as "sick" when the sickness is the capitalist system. 

The pain is being treated: not the cause of the pain.

Globalisation has allowed companies to move away from countries where workers have won some concessions from the bosses.

They are free to exploit labour that is crushed by corrupt repressive regimes and where no environmental constraints are applied.

Whole communities have been dumped, purely for short term aims and to maximise profits..  

Millions of people are without work or hope of improving their lives or the lives of their children, neither with perspectives for a future. 

Doctors treat their symptoms of depression with drugs and people self medicate with alcohol and recreational drugs.

It has become the way of life.

Whilst the miners in China suffer dirty dangerous working environments and are denied even the most basic self determination ex miners in Britain live a sad pilled up half life.

It is a sick system. 

Capitalism is sick, it makes our planet sick and it makes us sick. I think it is time we cured the disease and not just treat the symptoms.


kmilyun said...

Just saying Hiya to you all and kiss the pups for us.


Herrad said...

Hi Jan,
Lovely to see your comment, thanks for your visit.
The dogs are doing well, I hope yours are too.

Travelogue for the Universe said...

Great post as usual, Getting caught up. Have a great week. Love, Mary

Anonymous said...

oh how true you are, this is as well able to be applied to life itself, being filled way too many times with envy, jealousy and alike.

wishing you all a wonderful wednesday.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

So glad you came by....I'm sorry that life is treating you so harshly. You are an amazing person and I see that you persevere, no matter! I say Bravo to you!

This has been a very difficult time for me---Physically and Emotionally. My dearest friend of 50 years died a few months ago. A terrible terrible loss for all of us who loved her....And my own Health Issues are making life quite hard for me these days, too.
Thank God for Nature and for Freinds.
Take good care, my dear.

Joyce said...

well written and insightful post Herrad......hope your pups are well and my cats zooey, claudia, tia, nefertiti, and rosebud say hi......

Herrad said...

Hi Mary,
Thanks for your visit, nice to see your supportive comment.

Hi Robert,
You are right, if only people could cooperate with each other.
cooperation is better than competition.

Hi Naomi,
Thanks for your visit, really appreciate it very much.
Sorry to hear about the death of your good friend of 50 years and your health problems.
Can imagine that all the people who loved your friend are missing her lots, how painful for you all.
I agree thanks for good friends and the beauty of nature.
I shall do my best to take care, you take care too.

Hi Joyce,
Thanks for your supportive comment, and your visit.
The dogs are happy, sounds like you have a wonderful little 'gang' of cats.
Great names.

Thanks to all you 4 lovely friends for coming by.
Good to see you comments.

Rhapsody B. said...

Unfortunately capitalism is globalized and the internalization is regurgetated and has become a normalized way of dealing and being.

thanks for your visits, its always a pleasure.

Enjoy the rest of your week and my regards to Richie.


Herrad said...

Hi Rhapsody,
Thanks for your visit and comment, I agree that capitalism has become globalised and we have had to live with it.
But just because that is how it has become does not mean it shoul stay like that.
I hope your week is pleasant.