posted on Oct, 5 2014 @ 01:08 PM
a reply to: Grimpachi
I think we agree on all these points. It's true that the greatest hinderance to, forgive the word, progress on this grave issue is the lack of
ability by our leaders of all stripes and the rank and file to consider anything in the long term.
The inability to think long term has it's origins in fashionable business models. Also I think it is driven by a sub-conscous 'anti-communist'
There is also the spector, today more then ever perhaps in history, to blind faith in doctrines that closes minds to any possibility outside one's
religion and I use the term religion to mean economic, social and spiritual schools of thought. Being open minded and willing to change your ideas is
considered heresy and treason - a woe to anyone that considers new ideas or approachs.
I just read earlier today (and unfortunately the cited reference in the article was wikipedia but I'm certain it is referenced better there) that FDR
started his presidency intending to help business. He believed that would help the economy of the times. When hee found that his initial policy
wasn't working (open mind, aware of facts) and shifted his policies to ones that directly helped the majority of people and eventually brought the
country out of the depression.
I think it's important to learn (eduction is required for critical and rational use of our minds) to be aware of what you are doing now but also of
the possible consequences of that action both individually and collectively. That we are responsible for and our leaders don't just act for
themselves they act, by our leave, for all of us.
Dieties of all manner help us now.