If the world was a Village of 100?

World Village

This very powerful Video was just on Swedish Children’s Television so I thought I’d see if was on YouTube. Sure enough. Nothing really further to Add.( there are several ) I’m not quibbling on the absolutes here the Ballpark is not a very democratic or even one!

 

Heres a rebuttal or quibble of the figures on Snopes.com,

http://www.snopes.com/science/stats/populate.asp

http://www.snopes.com/science/stats/populate.asp

I’m not sure what the point of the rebuttal is, being pedantic is fun I guess? It is a sad fact that no one really ever thinks they’re well off we are not programmed that way anymore? Similarly, democracy is a subjective measure as is Housing quality sanitation etc.

Such a complex subject when you get into it if democracy were hand in hand with Capitalism would the Sick and dispossessed be given a vote? If there were an equal vote I find it difficult to believe the Worlds aggregate population would vote for the maintenance of the status quo.

I decided to blog this as I have been having a disturbing discussion on the Economist linked in Group
and it seems that thinking in terms of equality is somehow considered wet or suspect in corporate, striving commercial circles these days, Maybe its always been that way, its so long since I trod the corporate treadmill I really don’t remember. I have a vision of lots of Emperors walking around Starkers with all their minions congratulating on the wonderful tailoring of their new Suits?

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