The factors that generate violence in Brazil, and in several world nations, are of the most diverse models. There are situations where violence is a mark that has been bleeding for generations, such as racism , conflict of religions, different cultures. And there are cases where it is generated in a personal way, where the person builds factors that end up resulting in violent situations such as disrespect, drug use, ambition and even the result of family education.
Circumstances reflect the situation of a nation, as when there is a lack of jobs, thus making a desperate search for better living conditions; the lack of state investments; and the main reason for generating violence that has been shaking human history is social inequality .
We live in a consumerist society, “immoral and advanced”, where virtu, as Machiavelli used to say about values, has lost in the priority scale for fortune (material goods). Society is supported by the media that conveys a material need, as recently the actor of Rede Globo, Lima Duarte criticized: “Everything is driven by commerce. It is never from creation ”. One of the most acclaimed actors on Brazilian television saw the urgent need for a change in the conception of media. This is an alarm for society to boycott this glamorization of ignorance that reflects in the current reality. Thus, we noticed a significant influence of the media in society, where the citizen model is characterized as one who has clothes of good brands,
One of the ways found by young people from the poorer classes of society, to achieve their goals, based on lifestyles and the desire to own the consumer goods shown by the media, is crime, with this world being the only alternative to obtain money. There is also the EASY ACCESS TO WEAPONS AND DRUGS, in addition to the feeling of IMPUNITY that increasingly strengthens the world of crime.
SOCIAL INEQUALITY is a cancer that has been getting worse for centuries, the more people talk about this problem, the more the authorities close their eyes, or the windows at traffic lights. Social inequality, identified by me as the factor that generates the most violence, is the result of the AMBITION of this bourgeois society. Since the majority of the population having no other means of earning a livelihood enters the life of crime, and consequently violence. A factor that generates social inequality is UNEMPLOYMENT, as shown by the concern, at least apparent, of covering this issue in the last presidential elections. For there is no way to obtain an acceptable standard of living without a job, and having too much demand and scarce offers often bring abuses on wage earners, seeming to go back to times before the Industrial Revolution. These abuses often have frightening consequences, such as the marginalization of the wage earner, who, by not accepting deplorable situations, tries to ‘make life easier’ in drug trafficking. A later effect is his ‘eternal’ bond with the hill and drug addiction, being an inconsequential criminal in many cases for not being in his normal state.
Starting with a broader view of the situation, we find more subjective causes, such as RACISM, which is an integral part of social inequality. As recent statistics show, where blacks earn significantly less than whites, or that blacks are practically 50% of the Brazilian population, the number of which at university does not reach 5%.
RELIGION is a cause of conflict worldwide, and in Brazil it is not very present. Secular, and even millennial, wars have been annihilating human beings without mercy, bringing the name of God as a justification for such an act. As in Iraq, where Shiites and Sunnis have been at war since Muhammad’s death, over religious differences.
LACK OF GOVERNMENT INVESTMENTS in society to allow the citizen to resort to more human means for survival is another agent that generates violence. For without a heavy investment in education, in the country’s infrastructure and radical tax and agrarian reforms, it will be very difficult, almost impossible, to reduce violence. This situation means that the citizen DOES NOT HAVE A PERSPECTIVE for a promising future, allied to a perverse FAMILY EDUCATION that passes from generation to generation.
SUGGESTIONS FOR REDUCING VIOLENCE
As it is not possible to erase with eraser all the evil of human beings, it is necessary, in a gradual and objective process, to eliminate the factors that generate violence.
Starting with the most superficial, easier to be slaughtered, these being of a material nature, such as unemployment, the lack of investments on the part of the government.
Measures considered as urgent must be done at this rate: urgent. As incentives in the reduction of taxes for the creation of jobs; increase in the citizen’s salary, turning this into a chain where the cost becomes a benefit, because the more they receive the more they spend; land reform is of paramount importance, because it is difficult to build a citizen in a sphere where there is no control over security, where those who command the favela are armed militias, in addition to creating a negative image of the citizens of the hills, establishing discrimination and thus social inequality.
Another measure is investment in education, as it is perceived that great nations are the result of great citizens. And with an education, from the fundamental to the superior, of quality, capable and educated people are formed to claim their rights and thus fulfill their duties much more effectively. For ignorance is allied with violence, with traffickers acting mainly in the favelas, where residents have less knowledge than educated people.
There is also historical violence, one that has stained society for centuries. In the Brazilian reality, its worst symptom is racism and to end it, one must start creating a new concept of equality, as we live surrounded by conservative thoughts, and these are very difficult to change. Racial equality has to stop being idealized and put into practice, as this legacy of the slavery regime must be abolished from social behavior. This reflects in several situations, such as in the religious issue, where Muslims with aspects of people from the Middle East are classified as terrorists, a serious and prejudiced error, which, as in the question of black racism, must be abolished from the current order, with harsh legal measures both as moral. More severe penalties for racists and social exclusion for them.
Analyzing another aspect, we note that social inequality is the result of all these violence, which generate very serious problems. And the reason why the violence is spreading as a start is also due to impunity and the ease of obtaining weapons and drugs. To that end, effective measures are needed and not simply finding the culprits. It is necessary to make laws and penalties tougher and to have a capacity for rehabilitation for the offender, and to root out evil by giving social coexistence in society, guaranteeing them education, employment, health, safety and dignity to achieve their goals. .
We urgently need to change social behavior so that violence does not spread and everyone really has equal rights. Let no one have to make demonstrations demanding that their rights be fulfilled, because if they are rights they must be mandatory. May everyone be safe so that no one needs to buy a weapon to defend themselves against inconsequential offenders. And that no one needs to become a delinquent for lack of opportunity, hunger or to satisfy their children’s.
The authorities’ measures against violence will have to be more objective and not simply increase the number of police on the streets and say that a thief is no good. You have to invest in education so that the next generation comes to think about change and not change in thinking.
We have to stop finding the culprits and see solutions.