The only thing that never changes….is that everything always changes. However the rate of change undoubtedly fluctuates. If we look back at history we can see many periods and many points where the various conditions that normally cause slow and steady change suddenly converge and cause massive and rapid change, at least on the historical time scale. We seem to be in one of those periods right now.
But this time, unlike in the past, the change that is occurring as we speak is not limited to one culture or region. It is by its very nature, a planetwide phenomenon.
There are two basic ways to deal with change, Nightprowlkitty (I believe?)recently referred to them as response vs. reaction. Here is a little fantasy of what we could become, as the Human Race, if we were to choose and be able to respond, rather than merely react. It is a fantasy because the very conditions that brought us to this time of change are what prevent us from doing anything but react, at least in the main.
So here are some quick thoughts and ideas, thrown out for discussion and expansion, on what we could do…if we could actually…well…do stuff. And not just sit here on our hands waiting for our leaders to wake up. I will try to expand on these thoughts in future, more detailed essays. Remember kids…these are concepts and ideals, undoubtedly utopian. I do NOT expect them to be implemented any time soon!
The elimination of war as a option.
The establishment of a true United Nations type of entity to deal…through diplomacy…with disputes between nations and facilitate the following:
Worldwide planning and cooperation on an Apollo type alternative energy program.
Worldwide planning and cooperation on the production and distribution of food.
Worldwide planning and cooperation on the acquisition of water rights and the establishment of a water trust for the benefit of all humans.
Worldwide planning and cooperation on mitigating the effects of Climate Crisis, and dealing with Climate refugees.
Truly Universal Healthcare.
Truly Universal Human Rights accords, with practical and effective enforcements.
We CAN do this, the only obstacle is…..us.