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So one of my oldest friends was here, and his penchant for writing caught up with him, and he asked for paper and a pen. The next day I got nosy and looked through the notebook for two reasons. One, I know if there's something he doesn't want me to read he won't leave it at my house. We've been reading each other's stuff and critiquing for years. Two, I wanted to see what the hell ass balls stupid stuff I had wrote was in there, so I could then freak a little wondering what he had read.
Summary of what he wrote. Are we fucked as humans? It sure seems like it. We do nigh incomprehensibly stupid things constantly. Let's get a thinktank together of the most peacefully minded and intelligent people from the world, give them a sovereign nation above all the laws and rules and mores of man. We need to start thinking globally, to save our asses as much as because it's the right thing to do.
This is my response.
The reason we have survived this long is as much our selfish fuck everyone else attitude as our protect family and community one. Human beings are adaptable and ever changing. Also, this thinktank that has absolute authority, it won't work. Do we make a second, secret international group to watch the first? I'm sure most of the people who are selected are going for the intended purpose. But a sovereign nation above all laws and rules of man? SOMEBODY will decide to send a ruthless asshole to take over. How many countries are there, 178?
Five people often can't agree on a movie or a place for dinner, let alone politics and morals. Four people are likely to polarize and come to stalemate. Three people might work but Two people would be better and One is best for what one can do.
And I still believe one person can change the world. We all do to a slight degree. Go watch It's a Wonderful Life. It's impossible to not change the world slightly. As far as peace minded people, we need rationally peaceful people. Rational anarchists.
Things won't change much until there is a global awakening. Until people realize that we don't have to do things this way just because. I'm not knocking tradition or culture here. I'm not saying ditch the last six or so millenia's worth of human life and discovery, and start over. Just wake up. I can't think of a better way to put it.
It's very hard to change what people desire. I can't just up and change what I want, can you? Most people can't, especially the big things. I'm not talking about an iPhone or a car. I'm talking about the things we historically live for. Like other human beings.