There doesn't seem to be much of a debate on the corporate media about how to make a better world, but I realized there are actually a few simple steps that could be used to turn this world into something magnificent. Here's a blueprint for improving life on Sol 3:
This is what drives the planet. You may think it's love, or money that makes the world go round, but in reality it's nothing more than our belief system that shapes this world. Everything you do on a daily basis is based on your belief system. Compassion and love follow, but they are dwarfed by our beliefs. The job you choose, the house you have, the food you eat, the way you interact with people, all of it comes down to a set of beliefs. This in and of itself is not a bad thing, but there is something called “manufacturing consent”.
You might want to do some researcher on that, but as a spoiler, it goes like this: given the proper tools, people can be convinced to choose what you want them to choose, while also giving them a false sense of freedom of choice. The fact that we kill each other over “resources” and especially oil, is a direct consequence of having a manufactured belief system that teaches us to plunder Earth in order to fuel technically obsolete engines. Whenever you're against gay people, or Jews, blacks, whites, Latinos, politicians, actors, against this and against that, it's just a result of your belief system. So in order to make a better world, we need to do unbiased-independent-critical thinking and a lot of research, so we can tweak our belief system to benefit us all, not just oneself.
free and open source (FOSS)
This concept already exists and as a simple example you can take a look at Wikipedia, the free online encyclopedia which anyone can edit. Linux is also a great example, since it's probably the most used operating system in the world. Android phones are also based on Linux, most world wide servers are Linux powered, only desktop computers are still dominated by Windows.
Linux is based on free and open source software, which means anyone in the world can audit the code and integrate new functions, create customized versions, or just improve the current architecture. There can be no copyright mafia limitations in Linux, therefore there is a lot of freedom and innovation which cannot be stifled by absurd copyright laws that only apply to closed-source proprietary software (like Apple, Microsoft, etc.).
So another way of making a better world is to build a system based on open source technologies, so there will be no such thing as competition or companies suing each other over claimed patents, there will only be people working together without a copyright monopoly.
Most of the world finances and resources are being controlled by only a handful of corporations. This means we only get what they allow us to receive and they can manipulate the financial values at will. Not only that, but this limits creativity and technological progress, because you can't do much if the world is dominated by private entities that own resources. One way to shift from that paradigm is to make the current system obsolete.
A clear example is Bitcoin, a free, secure and decentralized digital currency that can be used just like regular money, but it requires no middle man, no bank or any kind of third party. This template can be applied to as many technological challenges as possible, with the end result of having access to resources without the need of a middle man. This system is already up and running, we only need to adopt it on a mass scale. The key factor here is called “trustless technology”, which means that you do not have to trust any humans or corporations, because the system will be based on mathematics, physics, cryptography and other scientific functions.
What this means is to first recognize that the idea of “authority” is nothing more than a made-up word, an artificial construct, just like money, which is being used to enforce personal agendas on mass population. A handful of old men sit in a room, decide what new “laws” will be put in place, they put that on paper and then they send their enforcers (the police) to fine, harass or arrest you if you choose to not go along with their decisions. In a political wording, this would go something like: “the government has enacted a new law...”, in real life is “a bunch of people wrote on a piece of paper new demands that mostly serve them and if you, the people, choose to disobey them, you will be put in jail for not obeying THE LAW”. This is an authoritarian regime which affects most of the world. With a bit of introspection we can see what “authority” really means. Just because someone is forcing their will on you, doesn't mean they have authority over you, it just means they are taking advantage of you and they have a piece of paper that would justify their actions as being “in accordance with the law”.
The idea of interdependence refers to working together, collectively, to achieve abundance for everyone, instead of only caring about ourselves and our families. It just so happens that we are all a big family, whether we like it or now, and we can excel together or fall divided.
This is an easy one: instead of fueling trillions of dollars in continuous war which is supposedly necessary in order to protect ourselves from men in caves who hate our freedom, we should invest that money in creating a better medical system, better housing, better food industry and overall we should invest into helping people become as healthy as possible and energy independent. Instead of never-ending cancer research, how about cancer PREVENTION? We keep hearing there is a financial crisis, but most funds always go towards upgrading the military apparatus, while schools, houses and hospitals would need that money more than anything.
resource based economy
Instead of blindly slaving for the god of money (which is an artificial construct that can be used to create abundance or lack), we could simply re-engineer our society to work based on what resources it already has and what it can produce or import/export. All resources on Earth are the same, regardless of any financial status. The amount of gold we have is the same, gas, oil, what the planet has is not dependent on money, but money is being used to control most of Earth's resources, because we have been fooled into thinking that we need a piece of paper to be able to survive on this planet, otherwise we die. There are many details about a resource-based economy (see the Venus project).
Instead of suing each other for various religious beliefs and “offenses”, all existing laws should be created to preserve and protect all living forms on Earth, unbiased by religious beliefs, which are based on ancient books full of unprovable events, which all lead the us having to blindly obey imaginary and superior beings. Anybody should have the right to their religious beliefs, but that's all they should be, beliefs, not laws that protect the church form being taxed and forces kids to abide by their parents religious dogma and unquestionably force them into worshiping mythical beings. In an evolved society, religion would become obsolete, but on its way there it would first have to become a hobby, just like collecting stamps, anybody has the freedom to do it, but there should be no laws to enforce religion-based beliefs.
the justice system should not be influenced by money. A rich entity can absorb the costs of a lengthy legal process, while a normal human would never afford that. Justice should be just, which at this moment in time, it is not. And no one judge should have the power to give a verdict that could affect masses of people.
complete redesign of the educational system
All of the above can easily be achieved if we completely rethink our monstrous educational system. We are forcing kids to go to school where they are being taught to submit to people who claim authority over them and we only prepare them for the grand life goal of landing a good job someday. We are feeding them outdated information, while ignoring real-life aspects, like human relationships, sex, free thinking, creativity, and so on. Our education system should not only be free, but it should receive the highest attention and financial investment, and we should teach kids that we – the adults - have made a mess out of this world, we polluted this planet, killed each other and pushed many life forms to extinction, all in the name of “prosperity”, “democracy” and “safety”. Children should be inspired in school to find new and better ways to solve the problems created by adults and the soul purpose of schools should be a full restoration of Earth's balance. If we create a better education system, then our beliefs would be improved and everything else will fall into place.
Clearly what we're doing right now needs a complete revamp, but if we hold on to the old negative belief system, physical reality will only reflect that back to us.
These are only a few major steps that could make Earth a better place, it's not about “in an ideal world...” or “wishful thinking”, it's about applying certain principles that will improve life on Earth as we know it, for everyone.
What do you think?
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