Mike Wilson has an interesting site called 'Conversation Central' - which is linked in this sentence, or you can reach it by the link above in our drop-down 'About' selection.
A lot of the issues that we are running into get bathed in philosophical; religious and political discussions when it comes to Planetary resources, and who 'owns' them. Of course no human being 'owns' anything because every human being will die.
It's the bit that comes before death and after birth that causes the problems.
This Planet has enough raw materials to take care of all of the needs of all of the human beings presently alive. But unfortunately, since time immemorial this Planet has been populated by some human beings who live by the slogan 'Might Make Right', or "what's mine is mine, and what's yours is also mine." That may be followed by the question of: "what are you going to do about it"?
The answer of course is not much, unless you think you have greater "might" than your opponent. Put into the context of nations, that means war.
So what is the answer?
The Planet has one solution: death. Kill off the human beings causing trouble to other human beings. Unfortunately the Planet is indiscriminate in its killing. It kills everyone.
Although this Planet has enough raw materials for everyone to live very well, the problem is the greed that comes from hoarding by some individuals at the expense of the majority.
Thinking about that gave rise to the idea of communism, but to make that work is to fail at trying to make that work. It won't work. Then there is the idea of some sort of elected democracy that imposes social behavior, again by force if necessary, on the masses. That is not exactly a peaceful way to live, either. The problem with capitalism is when it gets twisted into something else when one capitalist buys out, or sabotages another capitalist, and thus another reign of 'fat cats' is begun.
Might make right is not a fact to be endorsed. Might make fact is something to be resisted. But given the present structure of human life on this Planet, might make right was, and will remain the way that humanity lives on this Planet.
Everything else that is living on this Planet also lives by that creed: plants, animals, you name it. So the solution provided by this Planet is: 'Death to all'.
Death is a wonderful thing, isn't it?
Even the mightiest dictator and thug dies within the same time frame as everyone else, and no dictator, no thug, no matter how mighty, can take his/her ill-gained spoils beyond their own human life. Unfortunately, some try to do just that. Just look at those pyramids!
Then there is education.
Might make right is there as well.
Now "social media giants" have got into that act: Say or write the wrong thing and your future messages will be killed-off before they even appear.
In the meantime, the Internet, as young as it is, still functions, and regardless of the trolls out there who don't appreciate their mythology being debunked, that is exactly what we intend to keep on doing!
If you have a comment, you know where to go: 'Conversation Central'.
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