Saturday, April 22, 2017

My Earth Day Question: What Do You Want?

What do you want to do? This question is for all of the people everywhere. So how about it? What do you want? I'll tell you what I want. I want every person to have the means to get in out of the cold and rain, and to feed themselves and their families. To be able to get proper medical care, and education without regard for anything other than being human.

I want each person to have access to the means to fulfill their dreams. For every person to have happiness, comfort, satisfaction and security.

This Earth is like a well of resources we each dip from to sustain us. There is no real reason or logic, other than that invented or rationalized by Humans for the measuring cups to be unequal. They are unequal by design, and maintained by force of arms and threat of death. This travesty of unequal distribution of resources must come to an end in our nation, and throughout the world.

That is something I would like to see our people do. Take care of, and provide for everybody. How do we do it? First thing to do is to stop greedy people from trying to hog everything up. Everything doesn't belong to just a few people. I believe one of the best ways of giving back to the people what I call their property is to nationalize all natural resources, both material and energy. Abolish private mineral rights, and return those rights to the people. Give the people the absolute right to dictate when, where and what resources are to be extracted, and to derive the greatest benefit from those resources. No mass of citizens/humans (our brothers and sisters) should have to stand begging for food or shelter in the mists of plenty, while a few people eat the resources of a thousand. The resources that rightfully belong to the people in the first place!

How can I say all of the resources belong to all of the people? I say even the photons of sunshine from our star Sol belong to each and everyone of us. Look at it like this! Even an amoeba has the absolute right to derive sustenance from its surroundings in order to survive. A plant has an absolute right to draw nutrients from the soil and to derive energy from the sun to sustain its existence. So being living creatures thrust into existence on this world we Humans also have that absolute right to derive sustenance from our world.

That is why all of the natural resources belong to each and everyone of us. Each drop of oil and every ounce of metal, every watt of sunshine and even the air currents we breath are the collective property of all, and no one should be deprived of that birthright by greedy hogs.

Some people say that the world doesn't owe you a living. I say it owes every living creature the minerals and energy to sustain itself. After all, didn't we emerge from that very same minerals and energy?

I don't see the Democratic or Republican party trying effectively to remedy the inequality we have in our world or nation. It is like they only want to keep up the farce so that their primitive mind can find comfort in the illusion that wealth makes them important. Ten billion years from now, which will come in an instant, ask how important the Koch Brothers or Trump, or me or you were. You'll get a resounding silence in return for your question. The way humans are going I doubt they will be around to ask the question or to answer it. That's the real tragedy of it all. The only thing that should wipe out Humans is like a natural catastrophe or something. Not death by our own hand. Let not the Human race go in such a ridiculous way.

I guess maybe I got a little off track here. Nevertheless, that is what I want.