Democracy for All and Not for the Few

With the current state of world affairs today, time will only tell when World War III happens. Facts are staring in our faces; there are ongoing wars all over the world. Civil wars are being ignored by the majority, hidden by politicians, and masked by the powerful entities that fund the world. What we do not know is that we are on the verge of political and economic collapse. The United States of America have been a strong voice for democracy and against war for the past century but those instances do not seem to trickle to the realities now.

Texas Senator Ted Cruz expresses his concern that the US might not be the voice it needs to be to the whole world. It has to be outspoken with regards to what is happening to Venezuela and Ukraine, as US is still seen as a leader of democracy and freedom. Being at war with other countries is not the same as supporting allies, the US does not have to send military personnel or war tanks. Senator Cruz said that it might be good to approve the exportation of liquid natural gas from US companies to lessen Ukraine’s dependence to Russia and for Russia to stop using this as an economic blackmail. Not only will it be a help to Ukraine but also produce jobs and improve the economic well-being for the citizens of the US.

Fighting for freedom today is not like the concept before, there are different ways in order to eliminate this senseless killings and fighting that do not benefit the greater population. Freedom means that a person have the capacity to be and capacity to do, they have the opportunity to access the services, the right to speak their mind, the right to enjoy things like accessing internet. This may seem weird as everyone can access the internet but not all countries have that privilege. Venezuela, Mexico, Turkey, Myanmar, and North Korea are some of the examples of people who have no or limited access to internet thus becomes isolated and out of reach from the whole world. They cannot do simple things like access a site to look for imagine dragons tickets, 9gag, or even Facebook.

True, the US needs to step up and be the voice of democracy for the whole world, because if no one will do that then who will?