Is fundamental change possible? I mean, this will inevitably get into the question or problem of Free Will, but that is not the original intent of this piece. Rather I am acknowledging this inevitability up front. So the context here is that of the State, in my case, my country of both origin and residence, the United States of America. Although I am “American” by birth, citizenship and so on, I would not hail this over anyone. But anyway, my question here is not so much in regard to personal change, and not even so much a question of the very possibility of change occurring, but I suppose more of the likelihood of such a drastic change occurring in America, for example.
In my mind, fundamental change is required if we humans do not want to become close to if not completely extinct. Yes, the current state of affairs, think environment for instance, does not bode well for the future of humanity let alone the Earth. Then there is the economy which is essentially a man made problem. I say this because I do not think economics is a natural habit, for nowhere else in nature does another species have an economy. Yes, humans are a different species, I do not dispute that, but money, contrary to popular belief it seems, is not necessary for survival. I think citizens of industrialized nations tend to forget this fact. Now, the goods one may procure view money, such as clothing, food, water and shelter, are necessary for survival. What I am saying is that the money is an unnecessary added factor that, to be frank, really screws things up.
It has been said, and truthfully so, that humans are the only species that has to pay to live on Earth. But who are we paying? None but ourselves! Of course, the vast majority of capital does not end up in the hands of the masses, but rather “The Elite” so to speak. But why is that?!?!
Honestly, I am calling into question the power structures that have been in existence for centuries because I find them to be absolutely ludicrous! Why on EARTH (pun intended) should we, everyday humans, PAY to EXIST?!?!
Is this notion not absurd?!
To be continued…