Friday, July 25, 2014

A Nation and a World Divided Can Not Thrive

Some times I look out over America, and I see a divided nation. Divided even more so than during the civil war in ways.

As far as the United States of America is concerned, ether we are all in it together, or we don't have a country. That goes for our world too!

Let us stop the bickering in the halls of all governments, and work together to make our nations, and world a place where all can live in peace and prosperity.

The only way to do that is to put massive effort into the industrialization of our solar system. That should start with the Moon, asteroids and Mars. Couple that with a world wide system to educate all persons who are willing to undertake this challenging mission.

Our world has grown too crowded. in less than half a century our population has grown 4 fold. This situation has caused humans to loose the ability to expand and grow without turning on each other.  People make causes and group themselves into factions. This is an unacceptable situation, that puts all of us at risk. If you don't believe it, just look at Iraq, Gaza, Ukraine, and the other hot spots on all continents. Also look at the degradation of our environment caused by the energy use of over 7 billion people. Humanity can not support a path like the one we're on without extreme consequences.

If the world's people would only work together on this grand vision, all of us can have the prosperity we dream of. If humanity will work to industrial our solar system, our technology will move forward by leaps and bounds because we are out there learning what we can not while we are confined in the Earthly gravity well. Look what happened with electricity! Humanity got a grasp on it, and through its use and experimentation, our technology skyrocketed. Look what happened during the Apollo era! Because we endeavored and worked for that goal our technology advanced by leaps and bounds. The same would happen if our species made the industrialization of the solar system the normal course of affairs.

I guarantee you that any plan our nations law makers come up with to fix a broken economy, that excludes the industrialization of space, is doomed to eventual failure. So as it goes with the United States, so goes it with the rest of our world. Any effects felt here or there is felt by all.

So don't be fooled by people who say we must fix the problems we have on Earth before we go to the stars. We can not fix our Earthly problems without going to the stars.

The time is growing short. If humanity will not reign in their avarice, and hatefulness, and greed, none of it will happen. Our species will slowly spiral into barbarism. The very foundations of our civilization is at risk.

Call on our leaders to support a massive effort of world wide education, and solar system colonization.