Clarence John Laughlin
I can't stop thinking about why it is that so many people believe that they're not intelligent enough to change the world.
This must be because we are all brainwashed from an early age to follow orders regardless, thinking for ourselves is not encouraged, nor is working together.
They don't want people to be free thinkers; they want everybody to conform and to follow the herd not to be individuals who make decisions for themselves.
This is one of the functions of school; it gets us ready to be wage slaves and to be passive recipients of authority.
We are told over and over again that we need political leaders, that without them we would be in a mess.
It seems to me that we are in more of a mess with these glorious leaders, who we are told are the only ones that are capable of being politicians.
The rest of us are just not clever enough to get involved in politics, we should all just be happy that we have all these wonderful self-sacrificing people who will put themselves on the line for their countries.
Amazingly it seems that a lot of people accept this as the truth, when the real truth is that these figureheads are just in it to enrich themselves.
The rich are getting richer and the rest of us have to work even harder right now to keep them in the manner they are accustomed to .
Surely it is time for everyone to consider different ways of organising our affairs, this current crisis is an indication that things need to change.
The way the affairs of the world is organised right now, does not work for the majority of people on the planet.
Nor do they work for the planet which is so slowly being destroyed by the greedy rich who don't care if they are doing this, all that matters to them is their own needs.
They don't give a damn about what their destructive activities are doing to this beautiful world we all live in as long as they can keep accumulating wealth.
This is a world of plenty for all of us if only we were allowed to freely share the bounty of this wonderful planet we inhabit.
People need to start cooperating with each other, this is not encouraged, and in fact we are conditioned to distrust each other.
Not to work together which we must do in order to create a better world for ourselves; this is something only we can and should do now.