I will list my viewpoints below, so that you may draw your own conclusions; I also invite and welcome any questions you might have.
1. Terrorism -- the war on and
the fear of it -- arise from the same source: the illusion that someone else is responsible for one's state of
being. 'Terrorists' today (*according to the media) are after 'your freedom,' which you must now hand over to your government for safekeeping.
Yet freedom is an inherent right; one every being is born with, and one that needn't be legislated. Like all rights, it will
be violated --
but only because we've made it a legal issue that can be debated. Until that stops, the observed patterns will continue.
2. I agree. But that too is a result of the world we now
live in. The predominant sentiment today is that 'children need to be protected.'
New laws have to be made to keep up with public paranoia: this too won't change until the driving sentiment changes. Unfortunately, governments drive
these too by using 'children' and 'the future' as part of their political scheming. Parents fall for it. They can't help it; sometimes, they
believe they are making the world safer.
3. Our society is a system that largely favors exclusive groups. One has to be thorough about protecting one's interests in order to get anywhere. No
one's having that 'change the world' business; the rectification this society needs will not come from a political revival, since politics (in its
current form) is one thing that must change.
However, riddle me this: when people are upset with a government, why do they immediately depose it in favor of another one
4. Debt comes with the concept of ownership. The sooner the world moves towards sharing resources, the sooner such crises will disappear. Clearly,
nationalism has no place in the survival of one species.
I conclude with the following:
A "new world order" would be like any other government. By that I mean, it won't have any power unless people give
it that power by paying
attention to it. Same way with the world today: what is to stop 350 million people from disobeying a government of (maybe) 25 actual decision-makers?
. It may be a matter of personal opinion, but the observed patterns today are nothing more than a progressive cumulation of misguided
perspectives. It will continue to progress unless something is done -- in which case, it will progress differently.
As before, I look forward to further correspondence.