Here’s some food for thought in these troubled times. It seems two topics are on the minds of many North Americans in 2019 — immigration and climate change. No matter what your stance on the topics are — here’s a few nuggets to ponder in response to these matters of importance.
With immigration, the U.S. is embarking on quite a history-making misadventure, it would seem. But, there is one aspect of the debate not really discussed when it comes to undocumented immigrants working in the States — and that is holding the businesses and/or individuals responsible for hiring undocumented immigrants in the U.S. of A. Shouldn’t that be one line of attack when addressing the hiring of undocumented immigrants?
All the talk in the world about immigration is pointless if a plan isn’t put on the table such as fining or shutting down the practice of hiring illegal immigrants, in the first place. Of course, this would be just one aspect of the debate currently being reported on in the U.S. If that were to happen in Canada, Canadians would no doubt demand the government to clamp down on those responsible for hiring undocumented immigrants working illegally in Canada. That is one root of a problem. Why does it seem to be OK for businesses or individuals in the United States to hire undocumented immigrants? Shouldn’t the U.S. government do more to combat that hypocrisy?
Then there’s climate change. In the United States, it has been reported more and more politicians and individuals are denying the existence of the science behind climate change, while others are fearful for the planet. Again, no matter what your stance is on the topic — here’s an idea to think about. It doesn’t matter if you are for or against or unsure.
In Canada and in the U.S. — each community (big or small) needs to do more locally to help with society’s overconsumption. Canadians and Americans have a problem — and that’s consuming too much of everything and expecting everything to remain the same. It doesn’t take a climate change scientist to know, life as we know it, is changing and locally communities can help by keeping consumption down, reusing, not raping and pillaging the planet (rivers, campgrounds, etc.), recycling, finding alternative methods for energy and the like, and coming up with new and innovative ideas to help move communities forward without sacrificing invaluable resources. We are binge nations. North Americans overindulge and are bred nowadays to consume even more, not less — unfortunately. Again, it doesn’t matter what your stance is on the topic — each and every North American could adjust their lifestyles to help keep the future bright for the next batches of North Americans.
Today’s world needs a hug — and a society that will tell the world, “everything will be OK.” But, action speaks louder than words.