When we’re forced to make unethical decisions, we have to demand better of the people in power. Asking for inherent inequalities to benefit the least-advantaged requires both acknowledging that these inequalities exist and that they have feasible solutions.
We’re in this situation because rich, wealthy people have been treating the planet like their personal playground—unnecessarily polluting and letting their companies pollute our planet.
While there could have been more action from our government, Americans don’t do enough to hold the individualist mindset accountable for electing that leadership in the first place. The problem was never the government: it was the country that the government is in.
Although protests for freedom have defined Hong Kong’s past, the now-concrete threat of Chinese imprisonment has imposed a chilling effect that may silence the nation’s future.