One of the purposes of this website/blog is to explore various issues facing our society, and by extension, the issues facing the world landscape, and how those issues affect our society. We can no longer think of ourselves as "us vs. them." Since the advent of the Internet, the countries of the world have grown virtually closer. We can talk to someone in Australia, or the UK, or Antarctica simply by using Skype. So, whether we like it or not, the issues facing them face us, also.