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What Can Save the World from Oligarchs?

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What can save the world from oligarchs who are destroying the world and themselves, destroying the world and everything in it?

How do we create a free and open democratic society of citizens who are open, honest, transparent, and well-informed?

In every country, we could equally empower the 7 largest national political parties and take all money out of politics. In the United States, for example, we could hear the perspectives of Greens, Libertarians, the Constitution Party, and Democratic Socialists on all the issues in presidential debates instead of just the usual two parties.

In the recent presidential election, it has been said that at least one-third of the Republicans who voted for Trump believe that the election was stolen. Moreover, a few writers on the left believe that as well. Personally I don't believe the election was stolen, but who knows for certain? To prevent fraudulent elections in the future, let us return to paper ballots. The sacred paper ballots could be printed on hemp, as the Declaration of Independence was written on. Our ballots are just as sacred as the Declaration of Independence is.

When it comes to the coronavirus crisis, several individuals on the right and a few on the left believe that the pandemic is really a "plandemic" orchestrated by organizations like the World Economic Forum and the World Health Organization that have close ties to pharmaceutical companies and billionaires. Experts who have alternative opinions about COVID-19, the germ theory, vaccines, the wearing of masks, social distancing, and the ubiquitous lockdowns are censored or discredited in the mainstream media, on Facebook, and on YouTube. It would be nice to hear honest debates on these issues, but the corporate-owned, mainstream media does not allow it.

Only three countries did not have a lockdown: Sweden, South Korea, and Tajikistan. Who or what influenced all the other nations to comply? As a result of the lockdowns, there has been an enormous transfer of wealth from the working and middle classes to the wealthy, ruling class. The wealth of the One Percent in the past year has increased about 30 percent while many of us have undergone tragedy and loss.

Global conflicts among nations can be solved if we perceive the world as an organism. In the human body, for example, all the parts have to cooperate. Instead of organs of the body competing to get the most oxygen and nutrients, they all work together. With honest truth and unity, heaven's harmony on Earth can unfold in a spiritual politics of love.

Gandhi said we have to "be the peace we want to see in the world." The perennial psychology of the Bhagavad Gita, the Buddhist concept of "emptiness," and Christian agape love help us grow and find truth. The mystic Rumi said, "Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself."

A loving God would desire that the world be united. A loving God longs to bring joy, bliss, and peace to the world. A loving God would not desire our nation to thrive as the rest of the world suffers. A loving God would not want world citizens to seek infinite growth on a planet with finite resources. Our nation will be great when we make the whole world great at the same time. A loving God mourns when She or He witnesses a world that is not healing or getting better.

The cannabis--marijuana--hemp plant is the most versatile plant on earth for industrial, medical, agricultural, and recreational purposes. A nature-loving God would want us to plant biodegradable hemp ubiquitously in households, yards, and fields so that we can stop cutting down trees and forests.

A loving God would be pleased if planetary citizens desired ecological wisdom, voluntary simplicity, participatory democracy, workplace democracy, intentional community, local self-reliance, and a democratic world government. A loving God would want us to think globally and love locally.

A loving God would want us to study history and learn from it. A loving God would oppose transhumanism and the increasing surveillance of everyone for the wrong reasons. A loving God would want us to think 7 generations into the future. A loving God grieves at the toxic pollution of the earth's land, water, and air. A loving God would want humans to create heaven on earth. Our love of a loving God can create heaven on earth.

A loving God would encourage a truly democratic world government that desires the self-actualization of every person on Earth, in every nation. A loving God would promote veganism for ethical, ecological, and health reasons.

A nature-loving God would maximize the use of biodegradable products to drastically reduce the trash and landfills in the world. An earth-loving God would encourage organic foods and natural healing, not pharmaceutical drugs and genetically modified foods.

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