Today I was contemplating a discussion that some friends and I were having about World War 3 (I think I need a new hobby).
I was considering some of the points that were raised such as selfishness and self interest.
It was pretty much at this moment that I realised everything about the current state of humanity is contrary to the basis of our existence.
They say it’s a complex issue, but I don’t think it’s so.
I think back to the day I was born and realise that I don’t remember a single thing about it. This is because when I entered the world I was a helpless, screaming, crazy little wretch, raging desperately for survival and living on borrowed time. Had someone not touched me, held me, nursed me, fed me and taught me, I would have died. I had no ability to survive on my own.
On the day I was born, I was born equal to every other human being that has ever graced this planet. I owned nothing…and everything. Not one material on the Earth was mine any more than than it was any other’s. However, from that day forward, I would owe my entire life to other people.
For as long as history has been recorded we have been drawing lines on the planet. We draw them, then redraw them, then redraw them. We stake claims to things that were never ours and carry on like the land we walk on is our God given right. We cry foul at anyone who might dare to threaten our ‘freedom’ regardless of the others whom our ‘freedom’ might be threatening.
We are part of a machine.
At the onset the industrial revolution we really started building. People were starting to become more civilised and much more efficient. This was an exciting time that promised a better life for the majority. There were things to iron out but this was progress.
But some people started to take from the Earth with much greater effect, granted permission by someone who never had any right to grant it, then effectively, they owned it. They thought they had the right to charge us money for the use of the things that they took, that weren’t theirs to take and in effect, were just as much ours as they were theirs.
Instead of getting more civilised we stagnated.
Countless countries remain in poverty today regardless of technology and abundant resources. People just as equal to us on the day they were born.
Maybe elites aren’t the dark side. After all Elites just make up part of the machine.
Sorry, all jokes aside 🙂
If Elites make up part of this machine, then certainly so do we.
If Elites are a main driver, then certainly so are we…aren’t we?
Without us, the machine would be nothing. It’s just about what kind of machine that we want to create.
So to me, it goes back to the same point. Without other people, we would have nothing. Our actions today affect the ones who come after us.
When I think about the 1%, it’s kind of like…
Those lines that you drew. They were never yours to draw.
That oil that you sucked. That was never yours to suck.
That gold that you dug. That was never yours to dig.
That land that you bombed…
Every great idea. You didn’t create that, the people did.
We earn nothing for ourselves in the end because that was never the way it was meant to be. That’s why we can’t take ‘things’ with us when we die. The only thing that survives is our legacy.
From the day we were born, we were already in a disgusting amount of debt, to others. We are nothing without others. We are a helpless dot. A speck in existence. Our only right is to repay, for the love we know, the life forces we have taken and the ecosystem that gave us life.
We are here to Contribute to Earth and its societies.
But currently that can’t happen. The majority of us are limited in what we can truly contribute. We do our best, raise good children, donate to charity, educate and so on. But the problem is, like any machine, if you allocate the majority of the resources to only a couple components, while neglecting the majority of the other vital parts, the machine will eventually break down.
This is why I cant understand our current system’s logic. Even in it’s the freest form.
I guess that makes me a communist. Or maybe just a utopian idealist.
I’m not to fussed with either term to be honest. Call it what you will, really I’m just asking if there is a better way.
How do you see yourself? What kind of machine do you want us to be? Were we ever really ever meant to be a machine anyway?
Or part of a greater and much more vast living organism?