Again, I really think that we should get over acting as independent nations. Mind you, I'm definitely not down for a OWO scenario. I just feel that we should start behaving like a species, because we're all human. No matter where we are from, and we all have the same needs. Culture is a great way to celebrate our diversity, but we really need to stand in solidarity for each other, with each other.
The technology that we possess ought to be applied for the entire planet, for people everywhere. But since we're so focused on 'taking care of our own', we're loosing alot of compassion I think. And the disinformation about fresh water shortages, lack of food and so on isn't the reality. We have the technology to step up to these issues, there's just a whole crap ton of bureaucracy in the way.
But I agree on legalizing voluntary euthanasia. I do nursing home visits with my TDI mastiff, and I really wish that some people would just be kind and allow these people to let themselves go. The fact that it's a crime to take your own life speaks of our society in a bad way.