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How do we make a better world?

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How do we make a better world?

Nobody is born with hate, in my opinion, nobody is born with the desire to kill or destroy a fellow human being. (excusing the criminally insane!)

The Earth is a beautiful planet that is capable of supporting human life and all kinds of life but this does not stop humans from destroying the planet, each other and life around us.

What would it take for us to create a utopia, a planet that supports us all living in peace and harmony?

We spend Billions on WMD's if we diverted this money to helping the poor and starving we would create prosperity in the poorer parts of the world so what is stopping us from doing this?

Are humans a disease that cant be changed, or one day will we be living in the Star Trek Utopia ?


 
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How do we make a better world?
The Earth is a beautiful planet that is capable of supporting human life and all kinds of life but this does not stop humans from destroying the planet, each other and life around us.
I think that we should focus on making the island of Ireland better and then others can follow our example.

One of the first steps is to halt the spread of asphalt metropolis and preserve nature, as well as installing a system of government which is most conducive to the prosperity of our people.
 

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I think that we should focus on making the island of Ireland better and then others can follow our example.

One of the first steps is to halt the spread of asphalt metropolis and preserve nature, as well as installing a system of government which is most conducive to the prosperity of our people.
That would surely require a standard level of migration into Ireland, something we can sustain whilst to allow modest growth.

In the UK they are now suggesting to start using so-called Green Belt land to provide homes and businesses for their booming population.
 
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Man is predisposed towards war and man is predisposed towards cooperation. There's no "engineering" that away, it's a complete reading of what man is and it could never be otherwise. Both are healthy, necessary creative forces -- if properly channeled.

Man's future will be determined if he can channel his warlike nature through adventure sports, combat and motorsport. Sports in which there's a real chance of breaking your neck and where moments of authenticity can be attained.

And away from mechanised warfare between states with its potentiality of killing millions upon millions of people or where mankind is replaced with a mushroom cloud.
 

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There is no silver bullet, so how about we give small, individual ideas which as a cumulation will help improve the world.

1. I'd ban plastic bags in their entirety.
Legalise hemp and make producers make bags and other materials with this material.
This will provide a source of employment for those in developing countries (allowing us to reduce foreign aid) and also clean the oceans (a little).
2. I'd also bring back drinking water fonts in public areas. When I was a kid, you could get free drinking water in every town centre, playground, school, hospital waiting room. They were removed and we were then reliant on plastic bottles of water. That's unsustainable and regressive
 
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There is no silver bullet, so how about we give small, individual ideas which as a cumulation will help improve the world.

1. I'd ban plastic bags in their entirety.
Legalise hemp and make producers make bags and other materials with this material.
This will provide a source of employment for those in developing countries (allowing us to reduce foreign aid) and also clean the oceans (a little).
2. I'd also bring back drinking water fonts in public areas. When I was a kid, you could get free drinking water in every town centre, playground, school, hospital waiting room. They were removed and we were then reliant on plastic bottles of water. That's unsustainable and regressive
Of course hemp should be legalised.
But simply ending the tarriffs on African agricultural produce would do wonders for their economies.

African Farmers Are Condemned To Poverty By The Morally Repugnant EU, Says Brexit-Backing MP James Cleverly

James Cleverly branded European Union policy against Africa as “morally repugnant” as he set out why the UK should be able to secure its own trade deals with the continent.

The Braintree MP cited research showing that Germany makes more money from selling coffee than the whole of Africa as an example of the EU’s “protectionism”.
 
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How do we make a better world?

Nobody is born with hate, in my opinion, nobody is born with the desire to kill or destroy a fellow human being. (excusing the criminally insane!)

The Earth is a beautiful planet that is capable of supporting human life and all kinds of life but this does not stop humans from destroying the planet, each other and life around us.

What would it take for us to create a utopia, a planet that supports us all living in peace and harmony?

We spend Billions on WMD's if we diverted this money to helping the poor and starving we would create prosperity in the poorer parts of the world so what is stopping us from doing this?

Are humans a disease that cant be changed, or one day will we be living in the Star Trek Utopia ?
I think the main thing is to allow ourselves to feel the sacred again. I got castigated here for suggesting that a mountain could be sacred and magical. When, in fact, the vast majority of human beings on this earth do believe that mountains are sacred. Unfortunately, it's those sick people who believe nothing is sacred who are now in possession of the world. Thus, our state can only get worse until such time as the majority take control again.
 

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How do we make a better world?

Nobody is born with hate, in my opinion, nobody is born with the desire to kill or destroy a fellow human being. (excusing the criminally insane!)

The Earth is a beautiful planet that is capable of supporting human life and all kinds of life but this does not stop humans from destroying the planet, each other and life around us.

What would it take for us to create a utopia, a planet that supports us all living in peace and harmony?

We spend Billions on WMD's if we diverted this money to helping the poor and starving we would create prosperity in the poorer parts of the world so what is stopping us from doing this?

Are humans a disease that cant be changed, or one day will we be living in the Star Trek Utopia ?


Great to see a positive post that encourages utopian thought.Where to start,the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil.A much quoted part of the bible,probably the truest words ever written.So abolishing money could be the best action humanity could take.First we would need democracy in all nations and a world parliament.Grow up share is the way forward if we don't we could destroy ourselves.
 

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I say this because money is only an invention,and isn't essential for human survival.A tool used by rulers to keep their subjects in line.I must say most successfully.A world without money is unbelievable for most people.It takes a leap of faith and imagination to get beyond the money mindset.
 

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I say this because money is only an invention,and isn't essential for human survival.A tool used by rulers to keep their subjects in line.I must say most successfully.A world without money is unbelievable for most people.It takes a leap of faith and imagination to get beyond the money mindset.

A world without money would indeed be very desirable. As long as its really a world without money, and not simply a world without cash. A world without money means a world without private property. Only highly developed spiritual beings could make such a world work in the era of mass technology. Such beings would not contemplate abortion, or the extermination of any human beings just because they are too vulnerable to be able to speak for themselves.
 

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Getting real would mean accepting that there is no such thing as a magic mountain.
 

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[QUOTE="Superhans, we .[/QUOTE]
The most important thing to accept and perhaps the most difficult thing is the fact there is no WE.

A country is not a family with dad providing.
I hate to be the one to point out that Leo, Enda, Brian, Bertie etc don't give a rats ass about you. The fellow living up at the end of the street even does not give a bollix. A person can freeze on a Dublin street and nobody gives a bollix.

The start of a better society would be to recognize where you are at the moment.
Mass killers like Stalin, Hitler and Mao, use the old WE trick to get 200 million killed.
 

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The most important thing to accept and perhaps the most difficult thing is the fact there is no WE.

A country is not a family with dad providing.
I hate to be the one to point out that Leo, Enda, Brian, Bertie etc don't give a rats ass about you. The fellow living up at the end of the street even does not give a bollix. A person can freeze on a Dublin street and nobody gives a bollix.

The start of a better society would be to recognize where you are at the moment.
Mass killers like Stalin, Hitler and Mao, use the old WE trick to get 200 million killed.

That leaves you as an isolated, atomized, consumer. You on your own against Corporate Power.
 

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A world without money would indeed be very desirable. As long as its really a world without money, and not simply a world without cash. A world without money means a world without private property. Only highly developed spiritual beings could make such a world work in the era of mass technology. Such beings would not contemplate abortion, or the extermination of any human beings just because they are too vulnerable to be able to speak for themselves.
That's just your opinion and your a robot stay on topic this thread is not about abortion anyway.I doubt if so called developed spiritual beings worship Stalin,Hitler and many more that you claim to support.
 

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That's just your opinion and your a robot stay on topic this thread is not about abortion anyway.I doubt if so called developed spiritual beings worship Stalin,Hitler and many more that you claim to support.

It's clear that you are not one of the spiritually elevated beings that would make a world without money work.
 
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Amazon's Jeff Bezos has a personal net worth greater than the GDP of more than 100 sovereign nations. We cannot have this and still have a world fit for human beings.

That and he owns the Washington Post and has direct channels to Deep State spooks through his C.I.A. cloud storage contracts. I'd rightfully consider him to be an enemy of the state.
 

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A better world,indeed an utopian world does seem a billion miles away.Having said that,we live in an ever changing world.When I say a world without money,I mean no cash,no units of currency whatsoever.People can take what they need.Property would not count as money.Of course their would be still individuals that would hurt and abuse others so we would still need government and law.So while I think positive constructive anarchy can be respected,for me it would not be an option.All these ideas can seem impossible but we change and hopefully we evolve.Science and communication make so many things possible,lets hope in a positive way.