It is 2012.
Mankind has come a long way but it was a rough road. There were wars, cruelty, torture. There was a lot of man's inhumanity to man. Plenty of injustice, crime and downright wickedness. A lot of it was done in the name of religion.
But now it's 2012. We have the internet, space exploration, robotics, amazing breakthroughs in medical science and hand-held gadgets which can allow you to see and talk to people on the other side of the world.
So why do we still have wars, cruelty, torture, injustice, crime and wickedness? Are we really that stupid? Are we really that evil?
I was recently reminded about the brave people back in the mid-1950's who fought against segregation on the basis of the colour of one's skin. Now I find that in India, in 2012, women have to pay to use the toilets whilst men can use the services without paying.
This is such an easy matter to put right. Either they all pay or they all pee for free. If only Gandhi were handy ...