During the last 6 years I have observed how we have been struggling worldwide with what is called the financial crisis. It started with the collapse of the banking system, first in the USA and a bit later in Europe, where it concerns financing objects like houses and buildings in a risky way. Packages of financial arrangements with risks where transferred between financial institutions until it showed to be much risky for the well being of banks and consumers. Governments had to interfere and save the big banks from getting broke. In Ireland, Portugal, Spain, Italy it gave a major blow to the economy. A high percentage of unemployed people, sometimes for the younger generation up to 50 %, and little chance to find jobs, resulted out of this crisis. This crisis was influencing private households, business companies as well as government arrangements to a wide extent.

I also observed how in a growing number of countries there is a crisis on the level of religious fanatism resulting in destructive battles and wars that destroy the country. Especially in the Arabic and African and Asian countries we see this tension and the chaotic workings it has on societies.

I have seen in big countries like Russia, Brazil, China, India and USA how the corruption has entered the public life. We cannot be sure that politicians, cultural leaders, company CEO’s are not part of a corrupt system. They seem more and more to be a part of this corrupt system and have numerous ways to enrich themselves. There is an ever growing distance between the rich and the poor all around the world and all those in between experience the insecurity that arise out of threatening developments and moral crisis in the leadership. Read more…