Social issues are matters which directly or indirectly affect many or all members of a society and are considered to be problems, controversies related to moral values, or both.
Social issues include poverty, violence, pollution, injustice, suppression of human rights, discrimination, and crime, as well as abortion, gay marriage, gun control, autism, and religion, to name a few.
Social issues are related to the fabric of the community, including conflicts among the interests of community members, and lie beyond the control of any one individual.
2007 Considerations – Social Issues of Our Time
Every era in human history and every society in every civilization has had social issues to deal with and specific things which were unique to the time and in the present period in The United States of America there is no exception to that truth. Indeed with the advent of the Internet the dynamics of society and human interaction has changed vastly. Recently we have witnessed a paradigm shift with online social networks such as MySpace.com and self-expression thru the sharing of online videos, articles and digital pictures on some of the Internets most high-trafficked websites.
All these changes, new technologies and human interaction choices are evolving at a faster rate than ever before and with it so to is humankind’s civilization, societies and social issues. The automobile, radio, Television all changed the social issues of their day and the way humans socialized. The Internet has once again changed the way we work, play and socialize. The International Terrorists attacks of 911 also changed everything. One has to wonder what tomorrow might bring with perhaps artificially intelligent robotic house robots, smart appliances and Virtual Reality living rooms?
All these technologies change the way we live and think and the perceptions we have, nevertheless mankind is a social animal and thus the social issues must of our time must be discussed, considered and duly recorded. What will history say about this era in future periods and how might they compare it to recent past periods? In this book we will discuss many of the social issues, politics and pop-culture that defines this era.
We should all reflect on the political correctness, trends and potential outcomes these will have on our society, civilization and nation moving forward. I wish to personally thank you for reading this article. Perhaps this article is of interest to propel thought in 2007?
2007 World Social Issues; Solving the Problems Thru Proper Planning
Can you imagine a Heaven on Earth or a Utopian Civilization for all mankind? Most of us can and wouldn’t that be something worth building? Of course something so great would take a lot of work to come to fruition and it would take a massive effort, which would indeed involve all of us. Such a perfect civilization throughout the World would require a different mindset amongst the human stakeholders and inhabitants on the surface of the planet, but it is within the realm of possibility.
There are many World social issues, which must be addressed and we must face reality in order to fix the problems. This indeed will require a non-linear approach to problem solving and coordination. It will require a plan, simple in nature and massive in scope. This cannot be a short-term endeavor, but rather a long-term project that we must see thru. As we press on to see the future prospect of a perfect world there will be difficulties along the way; we must take these lessons learned and modify our plan.
We must take all we have learned in history and all we learn during the process building a Utopia and fix the World. Humankind need not be doomed to repeat the follies of the past over and over again. Now then, like any massive strategy we will need to build our prototype civilization and prove concept and then we must discuss how to syndicate or franchise this plan to uplift all countries, nation-states and civilizations to make the gradual conversion to the planned Utopia.
In doing this we cannot discount the innate characteristics of the species or all will be lost to conflict, politics, trade wars or actual bloodshed. We must work with what we have as we evolve human mindset and move the trends forward thru self-accepted social conditioning and buy-in from both the individual and the masses. In my many articles on this subject, I point to current conflicts, problems, challenges and how to get from here to there; that is to say the Utopia we all seek as we are currently embattled amongst ourselves in the primate politics of mankind continually fighting over the means.
I appreciate you reading all my articles on Philosophy, Politics and Humanities and hope you will enjoy the intellectual conversation as I address the question; Why not make Heaven on Earth? Perhaps this article is of interest to propel thought in 2007?
Social Issues on the Congo
Coming to terms with the conflict taking more than 5 million., Dan Balluff realized his calling was to try and save the barely remembered country. The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has been fighting war and other social issues.
After finishing his Peace Corps service in 1988, Dan traveled to the DRC. He was instantly amazed by its pristine rain forest and the gigantic Congo River. Dan’s concern for the DRC brought him to find out as much information he could and this made him realize the Congo held many secrets. He took time out of his life to investigate and make informational films on the war the DRC hides.
Upon research, Dan found that there are thousands of street children in the Congo who struggle daily to live. A majority of these children are orphans and have turned to prostitution as a means of survival. Accusations of child witchcraft have also been a reoccurring theme in the Congo, which has lead to the documentary, Children of Congo: from War to Witches.
Dan began posting his media on talent sites in hope of spreading consciousness of the situation in the DRC. He has also produced other documentaries and comedy shorts. However, Dan has expressed his commitment to social issues, “I hope to be able to continue making films about issues and countries that need more public awareness.”
Before Dan had focused on the Congo, he went to film school at the American University in Washington D.C. Completing his schooling, he jumped into world concerns by teaming up with the Environmental Protection Agency as a scientist. After working for the EPA for a number of years, he left to pursue a career in filming documentaries.
In the mid 2000s, he filmed a short informational piece about the food crisis in Niger. While in the Peace Corps he lived in a small village called Tapoa. He decided to make this documentary because Niger is one of the poorest countries in the world. “The food crisis really sent them over the edge,” Dan said. Dan titled this film, “Niger: Living on the Edge of Survival.” He also created a travel film documenting Niger, “Exploring Niger” and a short tourism video that is narrated in English and French, titled, “Niger.”
Dan’s future plans are to create a documentary about Haiti. Dan has implied that the small country of Haiti is one of the most underprivileged in the west and with this being said, he wanted to bring awareness the U.S. He is researching and fund-raising for the film now.
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