A sad societal state

In case you haven’t seen any news over the past, say, five years or so, let me begin by stating that the state of our world is complete shit.

Yes, complete shit. I said it.

Whether you’re arguing this from an environmental perspective, a social perspective, a human rights perspective, an economic perspective, whatever perspective you please, it becomes evident rather quickly that our world is in a very sad societal state.

I’ve believed this for a while, and I’m sure many others have as well. What got me thinking about it recently was actually Halloween. I was talking with my parents about how when they were younger, they were able to trick-or-treat on their own, with their siblings and friends, without their parents being even slightly worried about their whereabouts. Nowadays, parents have to sort through their kids’ candy to sort out razor blades, pins, edibles or whatever other objects sickos decide to throw in there.

Why the hell is our world so messed up?

What has happened between fifty years ago and now that’s made things decline so drastically?

I don’t think there is one set answer to my questions, but it’s definitely worth contemplating. How can the world take such an extreme nosedive without the majority of society catching on until now?

When I say catching on, I’m not referring to simply noticing the terrible state of society. I’m referring to looking at analytically and understanding just how dangerous the world is today.

Yes, sickos and creeps and weirdos did exist in my parents’ era, but not nearly to the same extent as they do now. Or, if they did, they were in hiding, which is where they should damn well stay.

Even when I was a kid my parents didn’t have to sort through my Halloween candy. This has dramatically escalated in the past couple of years, to the point a lot of parents refuse to take their kids trick-or-treating, and at this rate, I can’t really say I blame them.

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