There is a problem in the world. One problem. We are killing ourselves.
We have an inter-connected world in which tiny, myopic, and dysfunctional communities are chafing from rubbing up against communities with opposing and equally dysfunctional bases.
Once the world was a big enough place that opposing ideologies simply widened the geographic distance between themselves and expanded, as the need developed, into places where humans had not yet settled. After that was impossible we then overran or exterminated low population densities of peoples who had the misfortune of being where the better armed or larger group(s) decided to expand.
We have now come to a place where we have to find a different, better, survivable method of dealing with the desire to conquer place and people.
No I am not putting forward a solution. I have ideas as to some of the things that a livable solution might want to incorporate, but I believe that humanity as a whole will have to come up with a solution. That whole will have to value all life, people who look or think differently from themselves, and all the women from those groups. This is the only way I can find to a place where we might be able to come up with a viable way to live together and figure out how to survive the next century or two when everything that has been a given for centuries or millennia will change or disappear.
I believe, and this is personal belief that I would expect any other person to have exactly the same belief, that we are at a very a cultural, earthly tipping point where extinction of humanity and many if not most of Earth’s species along with us is on one side of a narrowing path toward a tipping point where we as a species will fall into rapid movement toward this side or another side where this unsustainable, competitive, territorial, and violence-based cultural system is replaced by a system based on other distinctly different organizing principles such as cooperative distribution systems and speech-based conflict resolution.
All I know for sure is that we cannot continue to exist if the only thing all people do is develop new ways to kill each other and ultimately ourselves.
I know we will need a better understanding of what is going on around us if we are to evolve culturally. For example, where do you think the biggest loss of life to terrorism occurred last week? If you said France, you need to change how and where you get your news. Your task if you don’t know is to find out where over 2000 people were killed last week. Let’s all expand our micro-focus beyond our own tiny neighborhoods.
My next post will provide the answer to the question I asked in the previous paragraph.