The beginning of my rambling world changing post
Hi, my name is Al, and I like to ask why. That’s where all this came from. Why leads to how. And I enjoy coming up with ideas. This (I believe) will be the mark which I leave on the world. So please help me to make it a large mark, a mark worth remembering. And when all is said and done we will all have a hand in the changing of this world into what it was meant to be. So in many instances throughout this statement, this idea map, this spark to start a fire ask yourselves why. Just as I ask myself why so many times a day, ask yourselves why. There is no right or wrong if you don’t know, only a grey area we fill in with what we are told. So ask why if you don’t know.
The nut of this essay is not near the beginning, not near the middle either. Bear with the writer and read through, and you will see what I build up to. The main idea of this essay is the idea and how we must use it. Your skills as readers and writers will help propel this idea forth if you believe it demands notice.
I realize this is a very strange way to begin something I tout as my greatest writing achievement and my greatest gift to society as of yet. But how do we start great acts if not with sincerity and meaning to do well. And there is no format for that. So this is what you get, thinking off the top of my head along with some of the writing I have accumulated over the course of more than a few years. Of course this idea has been building up for many years now, and I found a platform on WordPress which could maybe get the idea out there for people more intellectual than myself to give thought to and perhaps advance. I’m not a church, not a cult, and not looking to gain any financial rewards for coming up with this idea. I want to make that very clear. This is about me, us, and everyone to follow. I believe its time we address what our issues are as a race, and fix those issues. Oh yeah, and I’m not planning for running for office…any office. Though if I am nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize I think I could accept it.
I promised those who have been following my blog something extraordinary in this post. I also asked those who have been keeping up to please share this post. Please pass this post on and lets take it past viral and into active. Lets make this post do what we have not been able to do as a species, start a fire to save the world from imminent destruction. And yes, there is a way we can do that. Which I will get to. But I also warned that this would be a rather long post. These paragraphs are the preliminaries to the actual post. Please share this if you find even a hint of importance in it, and tell those you share it with to share it also. If we each share it with ten other people, and they do the same and we have a fervent belief that it could make a difference, then won’t it make a difference? Again I ask why? Because if the words of man do not make a difference then nothing will.
For years we have listened to our leaders talking of how we will improve as a race, how we must conquer in order to have peace. Yet there has never been peace among the human species. This tells me that we are doing something wrong as a species. Like maybe conquering in order to create peace, using war to bring peace. Something not right about that. Does it sound as stupid to you as it does to me? How do you wipe out half a population in order to be happy? For too many years we have listened to politicians tell us how to live our lives, they have destroyed our media through slanted views and made us complacent through easy choices rather than difficult decisions. We need to make some hard choices. What do we want as a world? Do we want ease of life until we die and then screw the next generations? Or do we want to make tough choices and change in order to help future generations? Do we want to be the stable platform full of purpose we should have been thousands of years ago? Because I think its time. I think its time to create this change ourselves, as a whole, and for the future of your grandkids and theirs, or there will be no future for them.
An idea comes to me
An idea hit me and it stuck. I built upon the idea due to a speech I wrote for a college course in Speech Writing (which I received an A in) and it proceeded to incorporate a topic I had been toying with for years. The speech itself was a success, though it was a tiny fraction of how I felt about the original idea I had years prior. I believe we all have the capacity within us to change the world as we know it. We each have thoughts and voices, and we have opinions. Some of us feel that our voices and opinions have nothing to do with the choices which are made for us. Most of those choices are made in our behalf by those who we elect to do so. Those we elect are only as human as we are, so are able to make mistakes just as well as we can. Mistakes are made, this is why nobody can profess to be perfect. I myself am far from perfect, as you will see when you find my typos, my grammatical and punctuation errors within this text. But I blame time constraints for that, and the fact that I am not editing this. This comes as fast as my two fingers can type, because I have promised something which can help mankind.
We each have voices but rarely use them unless we are talking in private with those we can vent to. We can’t just go to a microphone and broadcast to the world what we want to say. There are processes we must follow. If we aren’t important in the publics eyes then how do we transmit our concerns to the world without being labeled as nuts, or whatever other label they have for people who want to see the world run in a different way. I don’t want to argue. I don’t want to be debated as to whether what I say is true or false. I want to be heard, as do most other humans. My issues are the same as many of yours. So I had an idea and ran with it, or wrote with it I should say. I wrote down the idea as clearly and simply as I could, bare bones, something which needed meat on it in order for it to become. To become what? To become a viable alternative to how we currently do. Do what? Everything. How else can there be change if everything remains the same. So it began, a journey which led me to this post. And the next idea – that as a platform to push this idea I could reach many more people than a simple article could. And who would publish my work anyhow? I’m just a simple guy who knows a little about everything and a lot about nothing. Just a guy who has dreams and a passion to create come thing with his life other than what others have created. I am not a follower but not a leader, I am an individual who believes that by sharing this thought I can reach others who feel the same. Maybe they will have more influence than I have, and maybe they can take this to the next level. Because this is step one, writing this for you to read is a small step. The real work is enacting, organizing, and following through. And that’s something I need everyone else for. This is not a one man project, this involves everyone. This is your time to shine people. Not Americans, or politicians, or scholars and intellectuals. Everyone. But it starts here.
Without questions there are no answers
The media is over-run with violence, negativity, facts of what we have been told we need and need to know, but how often is what we learn relevant to real change? How many wars have brought peace? How many laws have prevented those determined to do what they will from stopping what they are doing? I ask these questions constantly. And will ask questions throughout this, because without questions there are no answers. And as a living breathing mind that cannot stop I can only ask why.
Why do we need money as a society? Why do we need to follow guidelines set out to define what is right or wrong when those guidelines were put in place by other humans as equal to you or I? Why can’t we pool together to create feasible actions to make positive peace where we can solve problems as they present themselves. If there are problems why don’t we just fix them? Why does it take a law to make us see that some things we do are wrong. You would think that after years away from the cave we would have ingrained in our genes the ability to know right from wrong. The ability to know the law of man and abide by it. But we can’t do that because we have a monetary system which prevents us from doing so. Our monetary system separates us from one another. Our monetary system keeps us detained in our place in life until we can find a way out of that place. And by doing so, we have not time to think, to just think of what the possibilities are before we act. We have no time, because we devote all we have to survival in a monetary system set out for us by those who need to fulfill egos with material possessions. The monetary system is a way for detaining the majority so the minority can decide how to go about ruling. And that is not freedom my friends. That is not freedom. But thats not what this is about. I’m just stating a fact. This is why asking questions creates change. This is how I come about to thinking about ‘what can I do to help.’
Ask questions, when something is presented and you are told it has to be this way ask why. Because if you don’t ask why how do you know if its right or wrong. Only by asking yourself why it is done this way do you realize it all boils down to enrich those who want ti that way. Not because it is right or wrong, but because it benefits someone else at the expense of a whole lot of others. Ask yourself this. If drinking and driving kills more people per capita than marijuana smoking then why is drinking and driving allowed. Its not allowed you say? But it is, because we have a double standard. We have bars on the side of the roads, so how can you go to a bar and drink without having accidental deaths occur? The bars are on the side of the road and drinking and driving kills, why? Because it is a form of entertainment which is allowed even though it kills and is known to kill. Marijuana smokers, how many people were killed while driving while stoned? How does injury to ones self make it illegal but injury to others is permissible due to the amount of tax revenue it produces.
These are all common sense questions. Why is logic based around money and not the other way around? And why is money so important that we would kill someone over it? Its only a scrap of paper, only a piece of metal, you can’t eat it, you can’t wrap a wound with it or catch a fish with it. I know, I’m out of hand, and speaking nonsense, because as we all know money is all powerful. Money is god to most people, in fact on United States currency it states, “In God We Trust,” so what does god have to do with the currency? Question everything and you will know more than you are supposed to.
The value of thought
Some of my ideas seem radical, and indeed I could be considered a bit of a radical thinker because I believe the ways we follow are corrupt and will lead us to a desolate end if we aren’t careful. Though my ideas carry one common thread – rebuilding humanity. (Perhaps I should have been a social engineer). Most people don’t know that humanity is broken. How easy it is to miss that fact, when our blinders have been on for so long.
I have always been an idea man. Never a salesman or a politician, an idea man. I withhold many of my ideas in case they are rejected by others. Gratitude is in the listening, not necessarily in the understanding. Very often I leave my ideas and observations inside. I used to think ‘let society muddle in their own quagmires, much as I muddle in my own,’ but thats why we have drifted apart as a species, because of people who think like that. Society is blurred by the real and the surreal, the only way to un-blur it is to focus. Focus on the facts and society will sharpen. Much as the common thread ties my ideas together which lends them more credence, a similar thread must be sewn into the fabric of our society. It begins with each and every individual.
This is not mandatory, (helping others), I would never infer that. Everyone has a choice, you can say no, he can say no, she can say no, I can say no. Then the thread is cut. By choice we must all make the decision to change, and sew the thread into societies fabric. By choice man has already decided to condemn himself. We all know that our population increase has doomed us. The next generation, is relying on answers now, not twenty to fifty years from now. What happens to a planet of separate tribes trying to compete for what is left in order to survive? Simple, the weakest tribes get annihilated. Much as animals will do in nature. The difference is, animals are not thinkers in the way that man is. Man is a thinker. He knows he can not intentionally obliterate mass amounts of people, and yet he does. And nature obliterates as well, if nature knows that a species is no longer on a food chains priority list.
Man cannot decide to wipe out entire tribes, but who says they’re not thinking about it? War is a convenient means to eradicate. So are chemicals and legal drugs. Man looks away as societies are wiped out so that new societies are built. If you don’t believe this, then question what I write. As many die in Africa, and commercials are made pleading to us to give to save the children (now honestly ask yourselves this, and come up with an answer) how come we spend trillions on wars to gain mineral rights instead of trying to feed these starving countries, these diseased people, these souls we can make commercials about but our government can’t help? If these people are starving do we save them or let them die off? We let them die off. Why? Because the wars are more important than saving lives. Money trumps humanity.
So here is a question to ask yourself now; Do I want to rebuild what generations within our own history have sloppily built and then intentionally destroyed? My answer, yes, I do. If I can reach a goal that will give everyone the chance to make their life count. I want the next generation to be better than the generation before me. I can make a valid difference in this world. Knowing this world belongs to our children and that I have no right to mess it up further than it already is, I know I need to stop the madness we perpetuate. I cannot sit back and be the number they want me to be. I cannot show no sign of effort in trying to help us regain our dignity as a species. I cannot watch as we delve deeper in the craft of destruction rather than the art of healing. How much of our money goes toward reversing what we have done as a destructive species? Our advancement is fundamentally to give ourselves comfort, to forget the dying on other continents, and with that comfort comes complacency. Our advancement propels a glorious avalanche of human materialism and knowledge disassociation to the precipice. Even animals have the common sense to respect their surroundings. Do you think animals are impressed by our advancements as a society? I have yet to see a white-tailed deer enjoy a car.
Man can succeed as a race, but he wont. Success doesn’t mean that someone has to over-achieve, only that they have achieved. And what have our world governments done for us, to make headway on issues we face everyday?
The difference between my ideas and how to act upon them and the governments ideas and how to act upon them? I cut out the middle man in my scenarios. i exhibit how man can help himself by helping others at the same time. There are many ways this can happen. They are all painless and incorporate what mankind has lacked throughout his stay on this globe. What would that be?
Solidarity as a unit.
We would not live as enemies, and not in the form of a controlled state. If we need people to tell us what to do doesn’t that mean we are not living up to the standards we should set for ourselves? Animals have a hierarchy based on knowledge, age, strength, survival wisdom, and common sense. We humans have a hierarchy based on wealth, power, avarice, control, ego and life. We are considered the smarter species, but the animal kingdom makes us look ridiculously stupid. Though the animals have not won power of the planet, they are smarter than us. We have ensured through our folly as destroyers – which we are – that no one wins peace or safety. In the end no one wins, because the human race can be compared to a swarm of locusts across the face of the earth.
Man could succeed as a race, but he won’t, he can’t help himself. If what man knows was not inherited through mimicry then it seems that man cannot do it. The things man builds have consumed him. They have made him feel the need to do this and that. Which make our products our controllers. They have made him need this to do that, and one of those so this would be much better, and if that didn’t work the next version will be better. Before you know it there’s a pile of them on the ground, and the pile grows as the product gets better. Then it becomes a fad, so everyone needs one, so they throw their old ones away. But don’t worry, because it was recycled. And we only tore up the earth to make another, and another, and another.We need to regulate quality before we manufacture. Quickly. Or you (hopefully) see where I’m going with this. We need to decide now, the politicians don’t need to decide, because they will decide on the side of big business. We need to decide as people, as parents, as individuals and as a group. Do you want our race to continue? Do you want your children, their children, to live? Or would you rather say, “aw hell with it lets just destroy it the rest of the way and put them out of their misery.” Decisions must be made. Are comfort and fads our destiny? They are if corporations have their way. Is the meaning of life a gigantic television? A silk shirt? Designer sunglasses? Or are we only trying to impress our fellow primates?
We need to take control, turn it around three sixty, and now. We need to undercut the governments control over situations which we as citizens should be undertaking. If we undertake these measures ourselves the bureaucratic engine is then forced to lower the costs it charges us for services it will no longer need to render. It’s wars will be meaningless and fizzle out, because we would control that. This means our race will stand as a whole. Work as a whole. Not as a whore – where it stands right now. There are measures which can be taken that could turn any crisis into triumph, any disaster into a small hurdle. I could have managed Hurricane Katrina better from home while watching CNN than our government did from their very expensive comfortable positions in the White House.
Once, I believed. I believed only an intelligent man could rise to become president. Now I know otherwise.The political position is run by the value of money, not pride in rising above, or change for the better. If you have lots of money, or friends with lots of money, you can be president. If your smart and poor it doesn’t matter that you could change the world because you won’t get the opportunity. They are too comfortable in their power to allow ordinary men disturb their equilibrium. What would a changed world do to our worlds governments? What would a changed world do for you or I? A changed world would expose those with no knowledge of common sense.
Money isn’t everything. Where do you want your child to be when they become your age? We need to turn it all around. It’s not brain surgery, though there may be some un-brainwashing involved in the process. It all starts with answering some questions which I wrote within this essay.
America needs to be the first, because currently we are the worst. We set poor examples, our morale is at an all time low. If change doesn’t come all is lost. When our children and their children wonder why the world is full of pollution, death, government and corporation controlling their lives, it will be on our shoulders. Don’t rely on government – they want you to. As for this play I write, the plot evolves daily.
The Idea Pool
What was the last good idea you had? Did you act upon that idea or abandon it for no good reason? Did it seem like an idea which could be viewed as relevant for the good of mankind? As water is akin to the sponge – ideas are fertile within my mind. Extraordinary ideas, thoughts which seem simple even though there are extraneous details – like the crevices and cells in the sponge. There are always details – the detail, the red tape of the simple idea. Then its not quite as simple anymore.
I write my simple ideas into paper. I don’t pay much attention to the details of the idea because the idea is what counts, the details can come later. An idea is a thought without the intrusion of the details. The details can damage the ideas innocence and simplicity. Details demand that I search for facts. It is imperative to the details that I substantiate why my idea is a way toward betterment of mankind versus just another hackneyed thought wiggling its way out of my head. The details can be hounds hot on the trail of possible failure of the idea, or the details can be what makes the idea shine.
Its not easy being an idea man, details, red tape bogging down the simplest of thoughts and ideas, and common sense being ignored by those who wish to shun the idea, all weigh on my mind. When I was young it was so simple. I would sit on the porch on a serene summer night listening to the crickets sing and counting the stars. I would stare up at the milky way galaxy and wonder why the adults I knew in everyday life were so stupid. As an adult I feel the same way as I did then, wondering why people can allow themselves to be so stupid. Why is it not evident to adults that by using common sense as a group we could overcome anything we have already set into motion. Quite simply, by using our imaginations. By being true to a simple idea and mulling over the details until a cogent solution rattles free for all to clearly see the benefits of, we can resolve problems that we have created. We can even mold the red tape to not be so inflexible.
My ideas always start with a what if. What if airplanes were designed differently? What if a section of plane were able to gently glide to safety under a large parachute so it would not crash? What if a series of controls could divorce the wings, nose, tail and cargo holds from the plane, allowing the cabin to descend under this parachute and in turn save lives? Not one of my best ideas, it came to me while typing this, so the details haven’t had time to plague me yet with the red tape. I simply stated what if. And answered myself with a solution that could be explored.
Most of the ideas which come to my mind involve thought on how we can right the wrongs we have perpetuated within our lifetimes. The garbage solution, a legacy bestowed upon us by our parents generation. The war solution, bestowed upon us by those who feel they need to be superior to anything that walks, crawls or flies over marked territories. The crisis of mismanaged government (which is why I need to come up with world changing ideas to begin with), the healthcare crisis, which is a scam all the way around. And the lack of financing for the cures of diseases such as Cancer, A.L.S., Alzheimers, spinal cord injuries, and others. Many of these could be solved if we put the money from war related activities into research for cures. We have the resources, we have the technology and the mind power, the ideas are there. The red tape is not insurmountable, but the group mentality has not been cemented into place. And it needs to be.
There are many who are too comfortable and care less whether these issues are corrected. Some people thrive on war. Some thrive on the healthcare scam being misguided. Some say there will always be garbage. Some say who cares, it won’t impact my lifetime, let the future handle it. Some don’t care about Cancer as long as it doesn’t plague them. And as far as the government which is mismanaged seems to be the stitch that holds good ideas from floating free.
If I were to tell you that rocketing around in my cranium is an idea that could convince an entire globe of citizens that with one step of an idea we (as a whole) could cure our planets slow death would you believe me? I’m betting you wouldn’t. Because we have been trained to accept honest acceptance of positive change to be fantasy. Real change frightens people. Would you shrug the idea off even before you heard it? That is what we need to overcome as a society of thinkers. The not hearing it first before a decision is made mentality needs to be changed.
What if? What if I informed you there was a way we could find a cure for our largest killing diseases within a twenty year span? Or that we could derail diseases within an individuals D.N.A.? Would you believe it? Would you at least accept it as a valid idea to think about? As long as there is a question there has to be an answer. Or why would the question exist? Sometimes the answers are elusive, sometimes they are right in our face. As a person who poses these questions I also seek the answers. By postulating questions I gain insightful ideas. There is a way we can cure all our dangerous diseases within a twenty year span through D.N.A. research. Don’t believe it? Then tell me why.
For every cure there is a cost. That seems to be the stumbling block within every idea surrounding my thinking. For every good idea I have there are details which create dissenting views about that idea. In order to proceed with an idea as grand as curing our species of his ailments there needs to be a universal push. That push must be universal, for only one nationality is not enough to open the eyes of the world leaders and let them know that we mean business. We need to show them we mean it. Knock off the wars and pay attention to what we tell you. We have an idea and it will work. This is not one man with an idea. This is every man with an idea, every woman with an idea, every child with an idea. We must embrace these ideas much as we embrace life, because these ideas are life.
In order to loft such a campaign as curing our diseases through research, science and technology, we must as a species understand the importance of such a campaign. Therefore – when the governments shake their united head and say no – the whole of mankind will see its aspirations to conquer such disabilities being ignored in favor of war and keeping the corporations in power and will truly see the power for what it is. Suppression. Why could we not cure it? Because it costs too much to do so. So why can’t we ignore a war and put the trillions into curing a disease? Because war makes money and curing people does not. Bottom line!
What if? What if we could end war? We can. Don’t believe me? What is mankind’s most important attribute? What do we want most? We want our children to be better off than we are. I repeat, we want our children to be better off than we are. Me, you, the government, the terrorists, everyone. Everyone wants to see our race advance in culture, and triumph as human beings. By warring we solve none of our problems, we only make the rich richer and kill more poor people. How does a spent cartridge feed a starving child? The amount spent on that cartridge would qualify as a meal, so by warring we deprive ourselves from properly carrying on our best attributes as a race.
I could argue until I am blue in the face. And I would lose. Even though it is feasibly possible to solve our largest dilemmas by utilizing mans common sense, we will not. We will not stick together. In part its because we are told he’s bad, they’re bad, they’re different, and we only care for our own. Profiled by our border guards and the government. Jailed if we are deemed to be dangerous because we fit a stereotype. Perhaps its the goal of man to abolish its own kind. Is it so we may not degenerate beyond the foreseeable bounds of who we are as a species. Maybe its ingrained in our D.N.A.’s to fail. Or maybe we are meant to ignore the best ideas because the weakest ideas are much less complex thereby requiring less diligence and no red tape.
With no further ado…
And now to the meat of this essay. What if the human race were given a new lease on life? One which could impact every man, woman, and child on the planet for the better. That was my thought, my grand idea which lead to this whole long mess of words. From there I thought, what if each of us had the chance to give the world a good idea. For each of us an idea to undo the messes we have made or an idea to prevent new messes. What if there were a giant idea box, (which could really be a monster computer server) for each country, which anyone could submit an idea to. Each day an idea is drawn and contemplated for its merits. It could be voted upon by the people who submit the ideas and the best one would win. If it is a good idea it is enacted. If its an idea which would infringe upon the rights of others it would be studied but not necessarily enacted, unless it is amended to not infringe upon another’s rights.
Each day an idea is drawn, the worlds governments have agreed upon the terms and conditions of the idea as ideas and in turn play an integral part in its functioning. Because after all if a government fails to recognize or respect the world citizenry trying to make the world a better place through unanimous choice then the governments are complicit with stifling the progress of mankind for the sake of power, control and greed. If the government agrees to be a part of this process it will make them look good for doing the job they should be doing anyhow. Its a catch-22 for the government. If they don’t agree it makes them look like suppressive power greedy tyrants, if they agree it shows that they haven’t been doing their jobs for the money and ego alone but for the health of society. In a way by promoting this idea it is a test to see how government responds.
If they are smart the government will advocate its goals. This is not an idea for personal gain, though it will provide employment opportunities as the ideas begin to be enacted upon. This idea will gain no money for any single individual or any single nation. It is an idea spawned to bring relief to the people of the world by the people of the world.
The idea is to put the control of the world back in the people’s hands. Each idea will be considered, each day one of these ideas will be put into effect due to the choice of the people. Where in this simple idea could any governments have any objection? Object over a society which wants to heal itself, no, this would make them look bad. Only one thing could stand in the way of this idea, the greed of a few. The ones who have the most to lose are the politicians and the corporations, the monopolies. This is why the idea pool would have to be instituted by the people and work in conjunction with the government. It would perhaps have to be forced upon the government by those who want change – not lies and promises which each of them feeds us. If it is forced into play how could the government reject it without making themselves look bad?
By instituting this plan and forcing the government to comply – that which should have been born in their minds will be born in the spirit of doing things the right way in the world. Our government is there for our use, not the other way around. So as citizens lets use that to our advantage. The institute of change for the better. My good idea is open to debate. Its merits should be shared by all. New changes will be shared by all of mankind, lets incorporate mans knowledge into cures for our failures. After all, we don’t need more ideas set forth by fools who seem to drive our lives into a slaved existence with no hope for the future all so they can make a quick buck.
We need to live by better ideas. Ideas we agree upon to forge the advancement of the human race, instead of the destruction of the human race through others twisted principles. We need to come alive through our rights and responsibilities, and this is but the first step in doing so. The first step toward true political freedom.
An idea pool, a place where we can utilize the power of the web and technology to grow as a peaceful force to tackle our issues as a species. Who agrees it is a good idea? If you think its dumb then don’t share this. If you think it has merit then share it. I think I would like to suggest a few ideas, first of all if we focus our attention to conquering goals it will build pride as a species and give us goals we can meet. Second, if we meet these goals one at a time we will find there is nothing we can do it will institute a desire to be a more knowledgeable society. Third, if we institute an idea such as this we can wean away from the society we keep arguing about.
All I ever heard about when growing up was how we should attain world peace, and all I have ever seen is war, sometimes by the same people who proclaim they are doing so in the name of peace. So lets make peace, whether your religious or non, it doesn’t matter. If your religious and don’t want peace then it shows how your religion has distorted your view on what peace really is. I was taught (when attending church) how peace is the goal of religion, and yet thats where the wars begin. So put aside religion, your political beliefs, and take up the standard for the people of the world. Lets feed the starving, lets cure cancer, lets plant more crops, lets reap from our minds what we can. Bring the idea pool into practice, help develop this idea, use your influence, its not for monetary gain its for all of us.
Do you want to save the world, or just talk about it? Spread this and lets see if we can get any media acknowledgement as a push in the right direction. Thank you for reading my idea. Please share it, comment on it, hate it, love it, reblog it, cut, copy and paste it, as you wish. Make it happen.