posted on Jul, 28 2005 @ 03:38 PM
I have begun to think more deeply about these philosophical questions, where it appears nothing has been done in the face of the daily urgency over a
number of years to provide a course correction analogy for politics and life.
Primarily the system from which you would attempt to do much more than simply reform may be so structurally engrained as to make changes difficult or
next to impossible. Every day when you add it up you can see that wealth is being confiscated, and on a credit card that for the most part middle
class America will have to pay. At the same time the middle class is facing diminuation vis a vis outsourcing. The substance of that transfer of
wealth consist in future obligations not the physical economy. In an approach to a presciptive policy surrounding all these issues, one must consider
at what rate urgent changes must follow. General principles are at issue as well as specifics emanating from these things.
Basically we are upon a course to reverse what has already repeated itself countless times historically. There are elites who get their way, even
though that way is nothing more than destructive to the commons, destructive to the people, and a bad example. Consider it a sickness if you will,
then consider the immense task to "do no harm," in relation to it.
Archaeology sees the same record, where people begin civilizations, and where they end with mass graves. In Easter Island the native religion
completely depleted the forests and hence destroying the physical economy. In the United States, polluting chemistry combined with general dumbing
down of the population both by that means and through hypnotic educational practices yields the blind consequences of operant conditioning. Only those
who can step out of the locked paradigm are able to see, but what they see is disturbing. Blaming the messenger who alerts them, the population mostly
guided by some elite causing the problem, either dismisses perceptive people labeling them, or goes to other extremes. This explains why rediscovering
ones individual sovereignty is necessary, and why a vibrant world is possible within that task. One man can change everything, and we witness that in
specialized terms in history where the truth of the matter challenges authority.
We would all have continued in huts or in sewerless olden London unless some individual pointed out repeatedly and effectively what had to be done.
A generalist needs to do this on a far more comprehensive scale, in order to root out deficiencies in the very system itself. The wrong direction on
laws and in policies has surely bound us in some ways far more than Lilliputians bound Gulliver.
So the reason why for the suggested question "Okay You are the President of the United States What Now," is to offer the potential for comprehensive
changes for the better. He may be the only person powerful enough to remedy structural deficiencies through repealing unsound laws and
decisions preceding him. A more positive agenda proceeds in the aftermath.
A corporatocracy and even a kleptocracy proceeds out of the elite agenda comprising its democracy that ignores everyone else. Hence one can envision
the strength of a Republic making decisions regardless of all the beggers in line who are massively wealthy already.
That potential power position may or may not be the best way to implement appropriate changes in fairness to the overall environment, both in terms of
chemistry and ecology, as well as the sum of the efforts of very many people.
Authority has most never changed the world for the better, only allowing persistant error, save for the most basic principles now even being dismissed
as applying to itself.
The problems are not economic alone, but reach into the very way people think. Popular Culture today has a balance sheet, where commercial music gives
mindlessness a hearing. We need serious thought to serious issues from more people. Freedom may ultimately be the best remedy, since good messages can
counter the less than good. But when the only voice in popular culture is negative, then what can young people do? Good messages are de facto
censored, like the song "What a Wonderful World,' was censored on 911 by clear channel.
So I thought to add some background on what prompted the idea of power and to question what real power actually is, the capacity to change the world
for the better every day of your life.
[edit on 28-7-2005 by SkipShipman]