Real moral crisis in the world is indifference

Is the term social-economic climbers, or yuppies or even hypocrites, too kind to describe them?

Editor, The News:

I submit that the real moral crisis in the world today is the mental apathy, or indifference, and spinelessness of millions of citizens who wallow in it.

Mentally lazy and spineless people get conned, used and exploited, all while supporting and even being so stupid as to thank those who con, use and exploit them.

On the other hand, who can harshly blame those of them who are pre-occupied with using all their energy and meager resources to barely stay alive.

Excluding some First Nations communities  and inner city areas where grass roots people are barely staying alive, this is not as big an issue in North America and Europe as it is in other places of the world.

We have tables of plenty, especially here in Canada.

The greedy, wealthy, clever, selfish and influential dine on the very best at it.

The poor and discouraged wait aside, scrambling and even begging for the left overs and crumbs dropped or even thrown to them from the tables.

It appears that the current Catholic Pope who was recently in the U.S. addressed exactly this moral crisis.

Ignoring him – while putting on the façade that they are not ignoring him – were and remain the greedy, wealthy, clever, selfish and influential.

Equally as disturbing are those recipients of crumbs thrown their way, those who have sold their souls in order to become comfortable based on the crumbs – even in relatively small ways – or who badly want to be so, immoral wannabees.

They cuddle up to and mimic their crumb-dropping masters while mentally and physically remain indifferent by distancing themselves from the poor.

Is the term social-economic climbers, or yuppies or even hypocrites, too kind to describe them?

Dr. Dennis Hall,

M.Ed., Ph.D.

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

 

Just Posted

Police investigating body found in Maple Ridge park

Discovered early Friday near highway

Maple Ridge’s lake low with dry spell

Boat launch not open at Alouette Lake

Maple Ridge man to the rescue twice in 10 minutes

Karl Dey helped the VPD take down a violent sex offender

Driver from 2005 vehicle dragging death in Maple Ridge dies

Grant De Patie killed while working at gas station

Crown drops one Vernon assault charge against Curtis Sagmoen

Curtis Wayne Sagmoen will still stand trial on one count of assault causing bodily harm in December.

Maple Ridge magnetic hill defies the law of Newton

It is a stretch of road where cars roll uphill instead of down

Fierce feline spotted as ‘aggressor’ in face off with coyote in B.C. backyard

North Vancouver resident Norm Lee captures orange cat versus coyote in backyard showdown

Wilson-Raybould to reveal more details, documents on SNC-Lavalin affair

Former attorney general has written to the House of Commons justice committee

Anti-discrimination group wants to map offenders with cross-Canada hate atlas

Morgane Oger Foundation issues call for volunteers to help build Canadian Atlas of Populist Extremism

Kater to launch ridesharing service in Vancouver by end of month

The Surrey-based company got its permits from the Vancouver Taxi Association

Surrey RCMP investigate alleged assault that may have been a ‘driver dispute’

Police say a vehicle fled the scene after an alleged assault this morning at 96th Avenue and 152nd Street

Second case of measles reported in the B.C. Interior

Case is connected to an earlier measles case in 100 Mile House

Police watchdog investigating after man falls out third-storey window in Vancouver

The man fell to the ground and was taken to hospital with serious injuries

Most Read