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Originally posted by Viszet Oki
My fellow earthly inhabitants,
I propose to you, our own new world order.
Why should there be so many wars? Why should so many children witness the horror of there parent being slaughtered? Why should there be so many starving? Why should there be so few in control of most of the wealth and resources of this planet?
Imagine, a global society of freedom, peace, and abundance for all. A society in which you and I work not for greed or ego, but for each other. A cashless society because money is not needed when the farmers feed the people, the builders build for the people, and the only government is a counsel set in place to suppress only those that would seek to harm others (i.e. murderers, rapists, ect.)
The resources are plentiful enough on this planet for all of us to be most comfortable. Fossil fuels are archaic at best. We already have free energy tech, but nations would go bankrupt if we didn't need their oil.
If anybody likes this idea, perhaps as a community we could put our heads together and come up with an agenda. Utopia is possible, if not for us, then our children or their children. Just have to spark the movement and break the reigns of power. We the people have the real power.
Because those resources aren't distributed equally around the planet, perhaps? Water, for example...North Africa doesn't have enough, in other places, there's far too much.
Petroleum is another example...even if we had a way to stop using it for fuel and lubrication in our machinery, it would still be very valuable
Good farmland is yet another example...the U.S., Canada, and Argentina have lots, Africa has very little.
There's a common theme there, if you look. Who decides 'how much' of whatever we're discussing is 'adequate'? In our world, it's decided by the market...those who can afford more can get more. In your idealized communal paradise, who makes that call, since the marketplace can't?
What about dissent? What if I want to stand up and advocate a market-driven society in the middle of the Utopia. Would I be 'causing harm'?
But I´m more then willing to start somewhere, let me know the time and place.
Originally posted by Larry B.
One of problems I see is without money most people wouldn't got to work. They would just take the free stuff and go fishing or golfing. The reason we work is for the MONEY. This is the same reason people on welfare won't go to work. Free money and goods just wouldn't work with our mindset.
I agree with the theory but trying to organize something of this magnitude is hard to conceive especially when most people talk a good game.