It’s been said that the time has come for our generation to evolve from content consumers to content creators. I am thus trepidatiously sallying forth.
Our development, our evolution, isn’t over just because we have flashing lights in our shoes–there is still more work to be done.
I’m No Expert on the topics covered here, but I’ve talked to a lot of people about a lot of things. I’d like to share the optimistic vision I have for our little blue world and ask for your help in connecting me to the community of people hoping for a brighter future.
Our world has been on a constant evolution of knowledge and thought since the dawn of time. Throughout history the power structure has fought to maintain their control, wealth and influence over the ‘common’ man. Today Media, influential billionaires, bribed politicians, and global Mega Corporations perpetuate the status quo and drown out the common sense and logical thought that will bring about change to the “balance” of their power. Those in power fear change, and those without power dream of it. This isn’t a conspiracy, this is Capitalism.
Capitalism has surged our planet forward, creating new opportunities, technologies, and unimaginable wealth for a growing Investor Class. It has also created the absurdity of bottled water and pre-torn aluminum foil.
Today profits can be earned by bankrupting companies and “shorting stocks”. Today we have a legal system that is toppling under the weight of its own bureaucracy. Today we allow private corporations to self-regulate their industries while simultaneously requiring them, by law, to put their shareholder‘s financial interests first.
We do all this, and then we act surprised when the planet and people suffer.
We have landed on an asteroid, we have 3-D printed a prosthetic arm, and we have saved the whales. There is nothing we can’t do if we co-operate, challenge the status quo, crowd out the laggards, and embrace new ideas.
With this site I hope to simplify the world as I see it, and talk about some solutions that are currently under way. I hope to instil, well, some hope… and a sense of optimism in our collective future.
Change is an adventure, not an adversary.
We, as a species, have been talking about peace and equality for as long as we’ve been able to pick up rocks and beat the crap out of each other.
But this is not about “Us” vs. “Them”. There is only “Us”.
Our world today is the product of billions of humans that have died, and billions more that cling to the world they grew up with. The 20th century has seen unprecedented global, technological, and economic growth and its time to put all our progress to good use.
I’m No Expert, but it’s time to speak up.