Top Ten Western Societal Issues That Should Be Paid More Attention To

This is a list that has to be done. I have my opinions, you have yours. Feel free to share them! You're going to see a lot of stuff here that I posted that you might not agree with. That's okay! Post your own stuff! Add, vote, comment - let people know what you think!

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PEOPLE PLEASE DO NOT BE OFFENSIVE WITH THIS LIST. This list is intended to exploit major issues in Western and American society. IT IS NOT MEANT FOR YOU TO BE DISCRIMINATORY OR HATEFUL. Thank you.
The Top Ten
1 Discrimination

I'm a white female who has stable income and I'm straight but does that instantly make me some one who discriminates NO. I support blacks and LBTGQ+, I respect other religions.

No one is fully immune to discrimination. Not white? You get discriminated against (by white supremacists). White? You get discriminated against (by SJWs on Twitter). Male? You get discriminated against (by SJWs on Twitter). Female? You get discriminated against (by the alt-right and pseudosigmas/pseudoalphas). Niether? You get discriminated against (by the alt-right). The only thing we can do is minimize its effects.

If you're not a young, white, rich, Christian're gonna get hated. And now you've got police brutality playing into this, with these racist cops killing unarmed, innocent black teens. The rich stand on the poor. Men are misogynists, and women are misandrists. Religion is playing into politics - which it really shouldn't - causing a lot of bias. I really wish people would just get to know each other before judging.

I don't like that we tiptoe around this issue. Maybe if we faced it head on, we could stop pretending like it doesn't exist.

2 Commercialism

Almost nothing is made local today... Most of the companies we all know and love outsource to countries like Indonesia or Honduras (I have nothing against people living there) and pay their workers less than the average American worker. Why? GREED. Greed is a thing where if you have enough of it, you'll have lots of trouble stopping it. The majority of countries in the world follow either side of the philosophy, the corporates or the sweatshop workers. There are very few exceptions to this.

Corporations runs this country. You can't go anywhere without seeing some big-time company's logo with a registered trademark symbol to go with it. Nothing is publicly owned. Groups of people become brainwashed by the idea of money, and begin to swallow up all that is original and progressive. It just takes away so much variety and texture away from us.

3 Materialism

You have to wear the hottest clothes. You have to see the newest movie. You have to own the latest technology. People managed to live without such materialism 50 years ago...they were fine! Nobody is innocent - we're all guilty of this in some way. There is no such thing as a non-superficial person. We all have our weaknesses. Understandable. But the attraction towards superficial attributes just makes it worse.

4 Social Injustice

Kinda similar to discrimination. This is a huge problem among our American teens - the alphas and the omegas. The top and bottom. Let's lay down another issue here - BULLYING. Do you remember Amanda Todd? I bet you all cared when she was gone! Did you care when she posted that video? Huh? Be honest.

5 False Media Information
6 Bad Parenting

Just a reminder: You're not a bad person for not knowing how to properly take care of kids, as long as you don't choose to have kids.

On one end of the spectrum, there's spoiling, which can make your kids think they can step on everyone and go off scott-free, which can turn them into horrible people. On the other end of the spectrum, there's abusing, which can literally give your kids PTSD and can lead them onto horrible places and maybe even dark paths. In between the extremes is a sweet spot that every parent should aim for.

Recent Harvard/Berkeley study identified single parenthood as the #1 reason for poverty and the inability for children born into it to raise social class. Men, quit abandoning your children; stay with them and raise them right.

7 Ignorance
8 Sexuality and Homophobia

Why do you care who people like I'm straight and I support LBTGQ+ I support them if it makes them happy as long as none of them force me into a relationship.

Many, many, many problems here. If you're straight, sex runs your whole life. It's a good thing! But if you're LGBT, it's your worst nightmare. Homophobia is real. Don't deny it. If a celebrity says, "I'm gay", it's a whole-big to-do. When Bruce became Caitlyn, it's "controversial". When Taylor Swift gets a new boyfriend, it's "normal". Think to yourself: does that actually make any sense? And I UNDERSTAND THAT THERE ARE RELIGIOUS VIEWS ABOUT THIS. I can be tolerant of you if for religious reasons, you don't support gay marriage, transgenders, or abortion. But don't let that get in the way of other people's happiness.

1 of The main problems with western culture is that it promotes sex, everything is sexualized from A music video & lyrics in a song, to fashion like the "if you got it flaunt it" attitude. They'll find a way of making food commercials sexual next. There seems to be lack of moral consequence. Society promotes the method of thought that sex is a completely natural thing between 2 people male or female even of the same sex & you should just have sex with whoever you like, casual hook ups, 1 night stands and casual relationships are fine, Saving yourself for marriage or 1 life partner isn't important anymore. Every1 is just sleeping about spreading diseases & throwing there integrity out the window. Morals are not important anymore, and then they wonder why the youth is so messed up? You got little immature girls who are barley 14 fully sexually active & dressing like sluts as society see's it as dressing in revealing clothes as apparently a good way of "empowering" women, flaunting your ...more

9 Corrupted Views in Movies and TV

America's media policy: Marilyn Manson is a horrible role model for the country. Pay attention to Miley Cyrus instead. She's a way better role model!

America's media policy: graphic, extreme, bloody violence is OKAY - just as long as you don't say a curse word or show a naked person.

10 Prejudices
The Contenders
11 Violence

Adam Lanza shot up Sandy hook becasue he was mentally insane, not because of violent video games, you incompetent twits.

"But he played violent video games and watched violent movies! " Yeah, so did most of his fellow classmates around the same age, so why was Adam the only one that shot up a school? BECAUSE HE WAS NUTS.

Also, he didn't get a license for the gun, he stole it from his mother, then shot her.

Adam shot up the school because he was neglected by people around him, and he developed sociopathic tendencies because of it. It has nothing to do with video games.

Agreed; violent video games, and for that matter all video games are destroying the brains of youth everywhere today. Adam Lanza would have been completely harmless if he had not been allowed to be a gamer. Get rid of all of them.

Specifically school shootings. Our society is to blame. Seriously! If we didn't glorify violence in movies and T.V., give guns to teens, and have so little work on mental health issues, these things wouldn't happen! Sandy Hook. Adam Lanza. Someone let him play violent video games all day. Someone sold him guns and a license. Someone didn't get him into therapy. Whether a school is under attack, or domestic violence - wife beating and child abuse - takes place, or some movie with R-rated violence gets a PG-13 so "the kids won't be disappointed" - this is a society that lives and breathes violence. It's disgusting. Sometimes, our violence has a sexual energy to it. That's when it gets really bad. Rapists are constantly getting away with their actions. Domestic abuse of women is common. Then there's Isla Vista Shooting-type bad. I know it seems like I'm hating on men a lot here. But let's be HONEST - women don't rape men. Wives don't abuse husbands. If you can't understand ...more

12 Murder
13 Child Molestation
14 Poverty

We Americans love our money, our food on the table every night, our roofs above our heads...we consume. We dispose, and replace. That's a lovely $60 shirt you're wearing! It matches your Italian leather wallet, and your shine-up shoes. Did you know 1 in 6 American children go to bed hungry every night? Yet the rich people don't seem to care! Suburban resident rules: always avoid the "bad" part of town. Those aren't bad people. Those are LESS FORTUNATE people. Poverty is a horrible thing. Those homeless people don't rob you for money or greed. They want to feed their families. They want to live through the next day.

"We Americans love our money, our food on the table every night, our roofs above our heads...we consume."
Such sick, perverted GREED!
Tell ya what, then. Give away all your stuff, then go live outdoors and starve yourself...if you don't freeze first.
It's both sad and irritating that someone so foolish and ungrateful was blessed to live in this, the most charitable and self-sacrificing country on Earth, and is too ignorant to recognize or appreciate it.

Um, I have stable income and I care for the poor and hungry.

15 Corrupted Law Enforcement
16 Rape
17 People Using the Media As an Excuse to Be Violent

Yeah, the other day I read a news story on how two girls left of a building as part of a death group but for some weird reason it added a side tangent of how the girls watched Deathnote.

18 Animal Cruelty
19 Relying Way Too Much on Technology
20 Lack of Hygiene
21 Mass Appeal and Conformation

It's what I like to call the "Mass Mentality". If you don't THINK, ACT, and LOOK just like everybody else, you're "weird", or something worse. Conformist blindly follow. The entire society is a machine, as clone after clone is produced. There is no variety in our American citizens. 99% of us are the same as the next. Doing or saying anything different or off-beat is immediately frowned upon. Subcultures such as the hipster community or the alternative scene are ridiculed and rejected from everywhere and everyone.

22 Obesity

Agreed; the government should monitor exactly what and how much people eat, especially children, to help prevent obesity.

23 Racism

Falls under the umbrella of "discrimination".

24 School Shootings

Shooting after shooting after shooting. It's no surprise that America is basically desensitized to school shootings. Schools genuinely don't feel very safe at all, but nothing's being done about it. This is just infuriating. I don't care if the chances of being a victim of a shooting in America is 1 in 10 million or smth. It feels more like 1 in 10. By the time the school shooter gets caught and arrested, it would already be too late. It doesn't matter if all of them get caught anyways. Children have already gotten traumatized, if not killed, and the only way to prevent that is by preventing the incidents from happening in the first place.

Gun-owning parents, if you're reading this, make sure you SECURELY store your guns, and make sure children can't easily access them to start a school shooting.

25 Liberalism Run Amok
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