Where is humanity heading?

The twenty first century does not appear to be heading in a good direction. Opposing forces are at work across the planet as we inch toward failure in important areas.

East is confronting West, armies are on the move, food supplies are being choked, climate change is threatening, oil is used for political gain, lives are cut short – all indicative of a world moving in the wrong direction.

Religions are not forth coming to help the world’s “problems”. Nationalities are seeking confrontations instead of peaceful co-existence. Poverty is on the rise with un-sustainable numbers, and is surely to affect the world “balance” between rich and poor populations.

The Ukrainian war has dramatically underscored the world problems. It, for the first time, split the world’s powers between East and West causing tension to rise.

While Russia is involved in a war trying to gobble up land of its neighbor, the US is not doing enough to stop it. It appears that President Biden’s low key involvement on the international arena could be part of the problem.

NATO, who’s territory is being threatened, is not moving decidedly to help Ukraine stop the Russians. While the West have superior weaponry, it is not getting to the Ukrainians fast enough. A stronger resolution by the West could help tip the war in Ukraine’s favor.

Perhaps after Russia’s war comes to some kind of a resolution, things may gradually look better; perhaps recovery and healing will be more achievable. Nevertheless, poverty will still remain and it will need attention from the world’s wealthy population. Though food production may be available from the producing countries, the supply lines are jammed due to the presence of terrorism. The world is in great need of a change of course, a time for a peaceful co-existence in which care for both the needy and the planet will become a universal goal.

Jack Molad

About the Author
Jack Molad was born in Tel Aviv in 1930 during the British Mandate period and fought with the Haganah. Jack set out for the United States to spread Israeli tradition to Jews in the US. He achieved a masters degree at Saint Louis University and established Hebrew programs for traditional Jewish youth in Saint Louis, Omaha, and Dallas. Jack also founded and led Teen Tours, a summer program in Israel for traditional Jewish teens to experience Israel. Jack returned to Jerusalem in 2021, where he resides with many of his children and grandchildren.
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