Is Democracy good for everyone?

This subject has ben analyzed by many experts, many times, during a long period of time, here my own version. Most industrialized first world countries show democracy as the way to standout from the crowd, together with freedom, entrepreneurs, educated citizens, a non invasive State, law enforcement and more. Most of these countries may have had a certain form of democracy from several centuries back. Many countries are industrialized but the population is typically 3rd wordily, others have been ruled by dictators practically since they were born or have had glimpses of democracy from time to time and many still have very ancients forms of government dating centuries ago or millennia.Is Democracy good for everyone? Giving a look at the daily press headlines in this convulsed world the conclusion is obvious. In many latin american countries democracy and populism has given raise to a new inhabitant that decides with his vote the faith of the Country. Below a common profile.

Age: middle thirties

Education: left early primary school

Profession: none, sells anything, legal or illegal

Civil State: single, partnership, married, divorced, occasional, or all of them at a given time

Goal in life: don’t work much, get as much money as possible (during the week)

On weekends: bear, partying, lottery, sex with any available

Children: several, does not know exactly how many, he does not care, no sense of parent ship

Future: the same but better, perhaps a payment from government could help..

“I was born here, I deserve to have a share on the country’s resources and money”

End.

Animal Rights?, the Right Ones..

There are half a billion dogs on the planet and if we add cats and other pets the number skyrockets to over a billion. There are also about a billion people that does not feed well, ranging from malnutrition to famine but….. we prefer to look the other side while we feed pets, give them living facilities, grooming, pet-sitting, entertainment, psychologic consultation, vets, insurance, medicines, hospitals, surgical attention and more, much more. Many, many people do not have access to that quality of life. There are exceptions though….working dogs as sheppards, trained dogs to detect bombs, illegal money, drugs, fires, rescue, dogs for the blind, dogs for vigilance, dogs for people that lost all loved ones are all out of the question, what I am against are the pets converted into parasites, just suckling resources to fulfill man’s miseries.

Besides that, there are thousands of NGO defending the rights of animals to avoid abuse by man but most of them refer to pets (mainly dogs) and animals used/trained for entertainment. Most of those people do not have any idea that hundreds of millions of animals are massacred every year on behave of feeding stupid culinary,  medicinal or economical apetite. Sharks fin soup at 100$/plate, (tasteless but flavored with a cube) causes 100 million sharks to be de-finned and launched to the sea still alive. The wholesale “sport” hunt in Africa, the unproved “oriental medicine” based on myths make kill a huge amount of elephants, rhinos, big cats in general for those “special” parts that cure or invigorate sexual powers. Besides dozens of other examples, the continuous destruction of habitats leads to death to numerous species causing the unbalance of Nature’s equilibrium.

All of the above is much more important in terms of “human rights” that caring for pets, once species are gone, are gone forever and it has a crucial influence in human life, man spits to the sky and then tries to avoid it using an umbrella, what a paradox, but this paradox seems to be imprinted in the genes. We know what the future will be, at least some of us know, either for us or those that don’t by ignorance or looking the other way, the future will be the same. The history of Earth and its inhabitants has given enough evidence about the short term future on a geological magnitude.