The world is a mess. Debt is at something like 52 trillion globally. Countries owing other countries. War is perpetual, along with social violence, crime, poverty and environmental destruction. A billon or so people on the planet are starving to death, with an average of 34,000 children alone dying every single day from preventable poverty and disease (approximately one every 2.5 seconds). 50% of the world's population makes less than $2 a day. China is emerging as possibly the next superpower industrializing 5% each year, has secured 2 trillion dollars of US debt, is buying up infrastructure across North America and over the next ten years will put online 650 new coal-fired power plants that will double global greenhouse gasses in the atmosphere.
The central banks hold a world monopoly over the financial system, while 99% of society has to succumb to outright economic slavery in order to survive. As most of you know all currency within an economy is loaned from its central bank and then expanded through commercial banks, so in essence all money is actually debt. The enslaving part occurs with the application of interest of course, because the interest needed to pay back the loans isn't present in the money supply. Only the principal amount was loaned out, so perpetual debt is constant and can never be overcome. Not to mention, inflation, foreclosure's, bankruptcies, recessions and depressions are a natural by-product of the system.
Our elected politicians are put into power, not to change things but to keep things exactly as they are. Government is no longer an institution for the people, it simply acts as a parent corporation for all of the other corporations within its economy. For a nations true power stems from its economic prowess, or the overall strength of its economy, which means the success of the corporations within said economy is of the greatest importance. One only needs to look at the list of corporate lobbyists on all sides of the political equation to realize all the political parties goals are one in the same.
The most powerful nations of the earth are no longer countries, they are corporations, with the richest 1% of the population owning 40% of the earth's resources, and the richest 1% having the combined wealth of the poorest 4 billion people.
There are tons of social problems as well which I won't address, except to say that the competitive profit system, scarcity driven environment, mundane and intellectually de-stimulating employment options, 50% of which simply exist to perpetuate the economy, and outrageously bad education and health care system have created a population that can be selfish, ignorant, uninformed, uncaring, dumbed down and disconnected from reality on the best of days.
Is there a solution?
Yes. The vast majority of problems that we see in the world today can be eliminated completely if we simply re-orient our thinking about what is actually relevant to our survival, our daily lives, and our planetary environment. I am asking you to step back and take a look at the bigger picture.
The following is a 2009 presentation that presents and defines a definitive solution to most of our planetary problems, the propensity for great change within our social structure, as well as a drastically elevated standard of living for everyone.
I ask that you please watch the full presentation before you respond to this post. Otherwise, it is impossible for us to have an informed discussion. Thank you.
I recently picked up a Macbook Pro so I'm unsure if its a settings issue or not but the video plays fine on my G5. If however, the videos don't start playing immediately, just let it load for 30 seconds and then nudge the play slider forward and then back to the beginning and it will start immediately.
Just as a reference note, I am an activist for this movement and aside from more major media, creative and scientific projects in the works, we are in the public education phase. We currently have just over 500,000 members in 63 countries and are expanding this new awareness at an unprecedented rate. If you identify with this new direction please get involved in whatever way that you can. This needs to be networked to literally hundreds of millions of people if we have any hope of moving toward a definitive transition out of the old system and into the new one. While the redesign of our planet is a massive undertaking, our biggest obstacle is in the form of corporate, government and other institutions that are unwilling to change.
If you don't identify with this new direction then simply don't do anything. Either way, I wish everyone happiness in their life.
P.S. Just watched this new presentation tonight and thought I'd include it here. It is geared towards people who are familiar with the first presentation, however it will illustrate clearly our present state of affairs and why we seriously need to change direction. It doesn't go into as much detail on the solution outlined in the above video so please watch that to clarify that aspect of the discussion.