posted on Oct, 14 2008 @ 10:10 PM
Everywhere you look people are shouting, “The sky is falling, the sky is falling!” I’m beginning to feel like I am surrounded by a bunch of
Chicken Little’s skittish cry baby clones. This is getting old. In fact, this was old a long time ago…
If the sky is falling, what are you doing to help?
Running around putting people into a fear infested panic isn’t going to save anyone from imminent doom, but on the contrary, we should be mindful of
clever and sober solutions. Yet, before you can formulate a solution, you must know the problem.
Where did we go wrong?
For starters, I don’t claim to have the answer, I am only stating my opinions, but the way I see it we have built a system that is too reliant on
the system itself in order to function properly. I call it…
The Global Life Support System
Just like a life support system in a hospital, we are ALL plugged into a mass support system. We are continually, daily, hourly, and even minute by
minute for some of us, reliant on it for our normalcy of life. If it were to collapse, our way of living would come to a complete standstill.
The problem began when our communities became too large and dependant on other communities for their sustenance. It wasn’t even that long ago when
most communities were self-dependant. They grew their own food, sustained their own economy, and governed themselves. When a society becomes dependant
on another society for goods, services, or direction it has the same effect as taking a creature out of its natural habitat and into a zoo. Or even
worse yet, making it a house pet. They are then domesticated because they rely on someone else to provide for them. Put them back into their original
habitat and they die. Just imagine if the local Wal-Mart were to shut-down. Most people would starve to death.
I believe we could learn a lot from people like the Amish. Although I am far from an expert on their way of life, the simplicity and self-dependency
that they possess is similar to what we should have in order to be a strong nation. If our system were to collapse and one of the many dooms day
scenarios were to come to pass, this would be the way to rebuild…
End mass agriculture that is controlled by the rich, and reduce the size of communities. People, who do not worry about where their next meal will
come from, turn to crime out of boredom. If you’re busy hunting for food, growing food, or offering goods or services for food, you don’t get
bored. Everyone works or they are exiled from the community.
Stop capitalism. People who become gluttons for money, also become gluttons for power… power to control people. Return to a barter system or
something that supports the entire community equally as long as they contribute to the community itself.
Bring back the old Republic that is for the people, by the people, NOT by the rich, for the rich, but prevent the government from having too much
power by dividing it among many smaller communities. Reinstitute hangings, and enforce capital punishment to bring an end to crime as an alternative
This is just the beginning of a possible formula to bring about a cure for our failed system. I hope that perhaps this line of thought may assist in
providing a solution someday. Together we can all build something better. Something stronger. Something that will not fail so easily.
Got ideas? I’d love to hear them.
Got something better? Let’s hear it.