People are living longer, healthier lives. The richer nations are forgiving the poorer of their debt. Everyone is trying to help everyone else clean up and get back to normal after the recent natural disasters. Yet there are still so many in poverty. There are still so many people that just can't make ends meet, no matter how hard they try. Worse yet, there are thousands of delusional, criminal, hateful, and simply evil people in the world that really don't deserve to be around. This isn't the way it will be in the future - in 20 years America will face a New Depression, and the rest of the world will follow closely. Some decisions and sacrifices will need to be made - but how will we come back to thrive after this disaster? How can we find ourselves 'back to normal' after the worst economic disaster in history?
The simple fact of the matter is, science is meddling with nature. Darwin's survival of the fittest no longer applies to the human race, and our home, Earth, is becoming overwhelmed.
Woody Allen once stated:
More than any time in history mankind faces a crossroads.
One path leads to despair and utter hopelessness,
the other to total extinction.
Let us pray that we have the wisdom to choose correctly.
Essentially, when the choices are:
1. Try and keep up this impossible pace
2. Make sacrifices so that the rest can survive and thrive,
...what do you choose? Trying to keep up this rat race of 'repair everything broken' will almost certainly proove to be an utter failure, whereas 'cutting dead weight' would more than likely proove quite fruitful - but is it a worse solution to kill a few to help the many?
Nature says no according to Darwin; economists say no; but humans say yes.
We are so attached to the notion that if it is alive it should be helped to survive that we forget about the greater good. Would it be, perhaps, that this living being is dieing for a reason? To proove to us that we are going the wrong way, or to try and balance things out again? It may sound very cruel, but I say 'to each his own' in a new sense - every country look after your own. If you can't, too bad. The Age of the Fittest is upon us.
Then there is still yet another question: how do we get this across to government? How can we tell them we should look after ourselves and prepare for this New Depression instead of meddling in everyone else's doings? Would doing so cause a world war?
How are we going to survive this mess?
I know I popped this New Depression on you without reference to anything or why it will occur, but it's a very quiet rumor amongst futurists and economists - a group I have the great fortune of overhearing every now and then. However, for them it's a quiet rumor - for me it's really important. They're not worried about 20 years from now - most of them will be dead or long since retired by then - but I'll be in my late 40's. I'll still have to work the rat race. Everything is in the math - mainly in the catastrophe theory.
I'll go into more of that in the next post. Your thoughts are, as always, more than welcome!