posted on May, 27 2008 @ 10:05 AM
I agree the world is in trouble, but the problem isn't in the ability of the people to do what's right. They would do the right thing to make a
good future, except certain things have been taken from them. One of the most important of which is information.
The reason we make such poor decisions today is because somebody wants it that way. They don't want us to have the information, and what information
they do want us to have is only that which serves the purpose of inspiring hate and division. Divide & conquer is the oldest tactic in the book...
We are manipulated into shortages of materials, land, food, water, money, education, healthcare, information, and friends.
None of this has to be. Humanity is suffering because the system we allow to continue is killing us. We must change that system, because it is not
meeting human needs. Clearly, a world where enough food is produced to feed 27 billion people, yet 20,000 people starve to death every day has a
fundamental problem in how it works.
Solutions are not centralization and control of decision making. When you eliminate input and creativity from larger and larger numbers of people,
you don't create a smarter government, you create a more easily manipulated population.
Collectively, humanity has the means to create for itself fantastic wonders to solve humanity's problems. Avenues of communication are vitally
important, but just as important is the authority of the people to do for themselves what is needed without interference or control. Today, we still
have not matured to the idea that the people can and should decide for themselves. Instead, we are restricted by the state before we do anything. We
need a license to drive, a license to marry, a license to run a business, a building permit, a tax permit, hell... we even need a license to fish.
If the minds of this world can communicate their ideas, and then discuss and revise plans collectively with all of humanity, the political results
achieved would be far more efficient and effective than the actions of any president, political ideology, or bureaucracy. There is work to be done,
but we shouldn't trust that work to supposed heroes. We can only save ourselves.
Right now we don't know we are being manipulated to self destruct. Once we realize just how much of human suffering has been caused by the will of a
relatively small number of evil people, maybe humanity will finally learn the hard lesson that we are all in this boat together. The problems we are
facing today are going to require everyone's cooperation to fix. The ship is sinking and if we all don't work together to fix it, we shall continue
hating and fighting each other all the way to the bottom of the sea...
[edit on 27-5-2008 by ianr5741]