Originally posted by NexGenRevolution
reply to post by Discotech
Again this wasn't really supposed to be a "World Peace" thread but rather a "Humans are a lot smarter than this, lets stop throwing feces at each
other and go check out mars instead" thread, even though, I know, there are already a lot of those floatin round.
Finally someone who sees this thread correct.
I don`t understand a lot of anwsers here, off course it is impossible to abolish war completely and off course it is impossible to try and stop all
murderers, rapists and what not, BUT, and this is a big BUT...
IF wars were not started over some dead plants and animals rotting in the ground ( read: oil ), but instead someone up top realised, hey, maybe,
perhaps, we could spend some of our budget on replacing all the street lights in our nation by LED versions that only shine downward. Hell the lamp
posts could even have small solar panel or wind turbine in some cases.
This would create jobs and reduce light pollution and gas, electricty use. ( and this is simply one of many ideas that could be implented to save
energy and create jobs at the same time. )
IF some of that budget were poured into new designs for space craft or large space projects where many people could actually start to colonise another
planet in a reasonable time. I think that this would generate a renewed interested in technology and it would provide another leap forward and a boost
to our economy.
( I for example had an idea in mind where you would fly out of the atmosphere using a plane like craft to something like the ISS and from there on to
your destination in a space worthy craft )
IF some of that budget were used to create infrastructure in Africa and basic schooling ( instead of this being done by the evil IMF ) - They could
actually make a very nice buck by feeding the world...
NOW I`m not saying that if one or all three of these ideas were in place that Earth would suddenly be the garden of eden it once was , but I do
believe that a lot of people who would otherwise turn to stealing, killing, looting and raping would have a job and some food to put in their mouths
and their childrens...
For once, try using some empathy and not only for 'your own kind' ( middle class that is )
Edit: Spelling and grammar
[edit on 15-7-2009 by Lunatyx]