posted on Jun, 20 2014 @ 10:20 PM
I think the whole concept is outdated. Firstly, the idea of our nation being beholden to one idea is not congruent with the ideas I see among the
people - be it monarchy, theocracy, democratic republic, etc.
I believe this new Information Age we live in is spawning a new reflection of how we should live and conduct ourselves as humans. The ideas and
paradigms of the "old way of thinking" is slowly becoming outdated. Internationally, people are complaining about the exact same things - low pay,
too much taxes, ineffective governments/rulers, etc. This is a result of governments and politics acting on very "19th century" paradigms of
territory and wealth being the impetus behind success. It's quite obvious that most people aren't looking to acquire these things. They are looking
to acquire peace of mind, security, health, and prosperity. The world has become too small to provide those things based on the current methods of
While faith and religion will always be an important part of societies, I believe it's slowly becoming evident that religious rule is not the
solution. I know, everyone will argue the whole ISIS, and Al Qaeda movement as proof that others believe differently, but they are quite literally, a
day late and a dollar short to the main event. It's just unfortunate the rest of the world has to suffer as they undergo their own maturation -
something the West did in the Dark Ages through Renaissance eras.
It's time to thing big. I certainly don't have the answers, but I know it lies in collaboration, cooperation and general empathy for others. I'm
not espousing some new idealistic movement, but as a whole, we need to grow up and realize our potential - not the potential of relying on some grand
leader's vision - theocratic or otherwise.