posted on Mar, 18 2005 @ 01:40 AM
Every Man For Himself
In a realist point of view, we live in a society where man is selfish. Man is a hungry power seeking individual. Man symbolizes money as power and
vice versa. Our capitalist system basically relies on spending of its citizen's money. We are the core of the capitalist system. We have become
consumer maniacs- you want a better car, possibly a house by the beach, you want brand name clothing, you want a better education, you want that
executive position and competively climb that corporate latter (ya, gosh darn workaholic, you!), you want a better "way of life" for your family-
especially your kids, you want your business to grow, or maybe you just want a better understanding wife? (Okay, I'm just kidding about that one.)
What about we striving and stifling for the American dream? I call it a long, staggering, and endless accomodation of "life, liberty and pursuit of
happiness." And as long as human beings exists, we can never be complete- always wanting more, always needing more, always thinking we need more.
When we starve, we eat, we feed- we're feeding on each other.
Our world: God's reality show...
If God did not want us to live in this kind of world, then why did he place us here for centuries? You would think that if he created us, then why
not destroy us in spite of our sinful rebellious nature? Perhaps because he loves us, he gives us a chance to change for the good of mankind. But
you're asking for change of the masses, a movement toward peace among men, economic equilibrium, and elimination of any kind of possible coruption
out there. All I could say is that is an insane ordeal of wishful thinking. Already, there's a hard time keeping people from being naughty. Yes, we
have the police, courts systems, jurors- just to name a few, but that doesn't necessarily mean that we've come closer to a safer world. You mention
about having a world police. And what qualifications, later background, etc is looked for in a prospective member of a world police force? At a
smaller scale, for instance, your local police department is unavoidable of possible frauds, scandals, and corruption, and just think how that works
out for something at a larger scale...the world. Do you think the United Nations have it all under control (as a so-called international government)?
Even power of participating (or "privileged" countries) do not have equal power under the stature of the UN. What about the European Union?
If Everything is Free...
How can there be an equal distribution of wealth? Power? Thinking? Who then can represent us as a whole. We praise, envy, love, follow, and refute
those who rule over us. Even in our democratic system, challenges arise through conflict of interests amongst ourselves. As a whole, everyone of us
has a differently coordinated mind. We're not robots. We are organic animals programmed with real emotions, how then can you stablize an equal
distribution of think/thought processing. We're raised into a world to learn to criticise just about everything. Yet we can't escape the reality
of our feelings of jealousy and envy toward each other. And what about free riders? For example, those of us who would potentially be partiotic
toward a Brave New World versus those of us who just follow the system and ride the wave of change- just because. What I mean is, those of us might
take advantage of such a society and might become lazy, knowing we are of equal value just like everyone else- why attempt to try hard for anything
when we don't have too?
Under God or Under Capitalism?
And in American, how can we ban the establishment of separation of church and state? Well, from what I'm interpreting from your post, is the the
concept of man and the concept of God conglomerated and this underlies the premise of a world at peace (sans capitalism and all the evils of man.)
Maybe in that kind of world, by us following the basic rules of the bible, individuals can check themselves through God, just to keep them within the
invisible moral boundaries of what is wrong and right. Think about it, why are we are tempted to cheat, lie, steal, murder rape- why do we
feel/do/have done these things? I think a world at peace underestimates the capabilities of man- human beings are capable of anything. We already
are a dangerous species as single (individual) entity alone. But then one can argue that maybe man is generally good. Do you consider yourself as a
good person? If so, have you ever lied, cheated, lusted, stole, envied, etc?
Globalization: World Under a Umbrella of Corporations...
Here it is, our ever growing interconnectiveness. We're one big happy family prisoned in a capitalist system. Get rid of exploitation of cheap
labor? Wow, instead of getting closer to a peaceful world, as you can see it, man is also greedy. Maximize profits, minimize costs of labor!
Allelujah- God please save us now! (if there really is a second coming). Competition is ever so getting difficult, you're competing with everyone
else in the world, just for a job. We're sucked in to consume and be consumed. Technology is the key to advancement but it doesn't mean third
world countries have not progessed. Okay, technology is going off tangent, but what I really mean to say is that there is oppresion and exploitation
(of third world countries) because superpower countries (really, corporations) want excessive profits, excessive power, excessive gain of the
resources not belonging to them. Our world is dominated by the power of corporations.
Test of Faith...
Maybe we are in this kind of world because God is testing us. In the bible, God wants us to be more like his character: the kind, compassionate,
forgiving, honest (and the list goes on) man we're suppose to be. We're created in his image, therefore we must have the same capabilities to be an
ultimate good person depsite our failures as selfish human beings. And (if there is a second coming) toward the end, sadly, only a handful of us will
be saved. And with that my friend, the only FREE thing in this capitalist, corporate, government deceiving world is salvation. And if you want peace
on earth, you won't find it here.