Letter: The price of government greed
I sincerely hope the United Nations and its supporters are paying close attention to what is happening in France, because this is what happens when the people in charge accept bribes under the table and keep the money for themselves instead of sh...
I sincerely hope the United Nations and its supporters are paying close attention to what is happening in France, because this is what happens when the people in charge accept bribes under the table and keep the money for themselves instead of sharing it with the poor people who are forced to live under their jurisdiction. If the leaders had concentrated their efforts on creating employment for its citizens instead of shoving them into old ramshackle buildings left over from World War II, they could have avoided many of the problems they are now facing.
The situation in Paris is a good example of what happens when greed is allowed to permeate the upper eschelons of government. History will also prove that when the poor people are suppressed long enough, they will rise up against their leaders, and by their sheer numbers, they can overpower some of the world's most powerful police forces.
That's why it should behoove leaders from around the world to pay close attention to the rioting that is going on in the Paris suburbs. Our government is no exception. There is so much greed in our government that I'm surprised we haven't had more problems than we have. We shouldn't let ourselves forget about the riots that occurred in this country in the 1960s and 1970s. There were major riots in Detroit, as well as in the Watts area in Los Angeles. This proves that riots can happen, and have happened, in this country. The sad part about a riot is that the police have to use excessive force to suppress them. Innocent people get killed for being right.
I'm not an advocate for socialism. However I am an advocate for job creation, and for social justice. There is a big difference between social justice and socialism. Social justice represents fairness, whereas socialism represents equality. When you have social justice, you also generate competition, but in a socialist society, there are no incentives to better yourself because the government will take any profit you would make away from you anyhow. Where is the fairness in a system like this?