posted on Jul, 11 2009 @ 05:19 AM
No single nation has the money by itself to genuinely start the process of colonizing space. United as a Species we could begin the process of leaving
Earth for good. True freedom is no longer a relevant possibility given technology here on Earth. Every individual govt has the potential to police us,
to control our behavior. There is no longer a genuine plausible frontier on this planet where people can be free to create new systems, form new
philosophies, try new ways of life.
For a time the first colonies would be close, controlled by the need for life support, but it wouldn't be very long before genuine new frontiers
opened up, before we could again be completely out of reach of all Earth Governments.
As even the United States is no longer truely a Free country, I think a certain degree of sacrifice on my own part, so that my children or my
children's children can colonize new worlds and truely be free has become necessary.
It not only assures a Future where true freedom can exist once again but the survival of the human species.
Whomever and under what conditions a One world govt forms only matters for my immediate future, having reproduced I most think of a greater future
possibility, no leader or group stays in power forever, no one wishes to lead an empty world devoid of those to lead.
While they might be authoritarian if some in here are correct, they will not kill us off... Freedom as i said is already gone, the world in which I
live is already damaged, only resources from off world can assure our survival now, the alternative is an endless cycle of competition and war for
basic material needs
The alternative is much worse than the solution, a life where reproduction is limited, holding back of solutions to longevity which are I am sure
already available but not released for reasons of population control, a world without children, a life span limited when the technology already exists
to extend it.
It's going to take the United resources of mankind working together to assure we don't perish, I see no other way around the dilemma.
I see the best possible scenario for myself to come from... being involved, participating and helping as best I can contribute to this new system in a
way that helps prevent totalitarianism and creates the best possible life for myself and family within it as possible.
It is either that or fight and kill and take human life in order to preserve in the end a small piece of a pie that will surely slowly decay
I believe at 38 given my youth which is extraordinary thanks to the wonders of modern science and human knowledge to live long enough that if this
happens fast enough and we can start in my lifetime sending people to colonies off world and allowing human life to be extended as a result... that I
might live long enough to travel to the stars, that my life could be double triple maybe 10 x what it would be if we do not come together as a
and I think about what i'd actually be giving up to see that happen ...things that really don't matter... when compared to my love of children and
seeing generations of my offspring, the knowledge that over time I might be able to accumulate, the love that I can have...
and the things I might have to give up under a one world govt do not seem so bad...
I know they do not wish to kill us off... again there is no one to rule that way...
And work for me is an intellectual pursuit, so if they insist i work... what harm is that to me so long as I pursue what I love...
I do not think...they would take away books from those that do research, I do not think making love to the person you love will go away either, nor
enjoying my time with my children so long as you play by the rules...
They might try to banish religion or institute a one world religion... I am not sure how much that affects me as i am not religious.
It seems the world will be more socialist... that I might have to accept behaviors from people in life I do not appreciate... but was it ever my
concern in the first place what others do?
But in the end... being intelligent and having a mind I would be useful, I do not think i'd come to any harm
And like I said...
The alternative is War for resources, remaining on this planet, possible extinction, the end of life as we know it... not mundane things like owning
Guns or Property or Calling myself by a religious title I don't much believe in anyway
But lack of water, having to kill to survive, being unable to have children, not being able to advance my life expectancy
another dark ages perhaps...
I think the world needs to be United in order to leave this world... I often wonder if it is anything insidious at all on the part of our leaders that
we head in this direction. I often entertain the possibility that, this was mandated from outside... that we unite as a species before being allowed
to leave this world... not sure, maybe?
But I do know that if we don't our doom is inevitable and no one country can get the job done alone.
[edit on 11-7-2009 by mopusvindictus]