What is our answer today to address this 230 year old issue? We ignore it or we talk about it, but we do nothing to change it. It's as though we are awaiting the apocalypse just like those in a cult. Why can't we set a dollar amount for public campaign funding for individual candidates and ignore the current [political parties] and the special interest big money donors? Is it too courageous a thing to even think of?
There were many founding fathers and mothers (colonialist who wrote AND FOUGHT and risked everything). Some founders were deists (who believe in creator type god BUT NOT IN ANY organized religion), some atheist/agnostic and some Christian. But they over came these very personal ideas/beliefs/faiths (factions-think Pennsylvania Quakers) and successfully found a way through failure and success to win liberty. Were they just not narcissistic enough to do nothing?
So what are answers, wrong or right, we need to do something and we need to find the answers together. Not just this country but the whole world because the whole world is so inter-connected and we all are affected. For instance, our last few presidents/congress are trapped in a situation which is of their and our own making...if they tell the truth or do the right things they will not be in the leadership for long. I think the first steps have been taken we have a means of communication which is social media and all the permutations of the electronic age. We have mathematics and engineers and because the jobless rate is so high we have plenty of manpower. But we have to stay out of religion we have to transcend it. We must evolve or we shall surely destroy us all-there is no going back to to first century Christendom nor 18th Century politics we have to move forward.
We have great historical examples and we have some great thinkers and writers collaborating. We have plenty of models which have worked and ones which haven't. The current manifest the uprising in spain has created is another great example of where we could begin. Isn't this the perfect time for "We the People of the World" to form a more perfect union?
Myself, I have been investigating TZM (the zeitgeist movement) and resource based economics-because the old Keynes principles of demand and supply create too much scarcity. In fact those old ways just don't work anymore and are oppressive. I am just asking myself what if?
I hold no real emotional attachment to the outcome- i subscribe to the George Carlin School of Philosophy-i really don't care. I believe we are all doomed by the TRUE BELIEVERS who own the game, the Christians, the Muslims and the Jews, the Koch's and the Bush's and the United States of Money and everyones obsessions of FAME AND DISTRACTION. So when it all fails i for one have no problems because "a country boy can survive." And if i can't survey then i have no problems either. All i know is what Carlin said i am not a member of their club and i never will-nor would i ever want to be...i haven't the inclination to make more money than i could ever spend but instead i push my kid around in her wagon and laugh for them and for me. The new posterity is austerity I guess.
Next time-thoughts on the founders and free market captalism.