The road to hell is paved with good intentions, and that’s not hyperbole. However, it is chock full of religious dogma. It’s a pithy observation packed with meaning; it is better to phrase this truth without the religious dogma.
Life is suffering, we’re all part of this life whether we believe in hell or not.
We’re blind to the future
The technology industry abides by the Agile Manifesto. The manifesto embraces the fact that humans, even intelligent engineers, cannot predict the future.
A statement like that has power, and truth baked into it like our friendly hell quote. We humans often have no idea where we’re going tomorrow, let alone three to four years from now. The United States has lost a champion in Ruth Bader Ginsberg, and we are all worse off for it. It’s impossible to predict the impact of losing her voice on the supreme court, but there is no doubt it will be massive. Only time will tell how America will change as a result of her passing.
A Tale Of Two Ideologies
In the United States, two prevailing ideologies control political narratives in 2020.
- America First
- Unity in Diversity
It is difficult to reconcile these two ideologies. An America First ideology is a Nationalist value, and Unity in Diversity is a Globalist ideology. Our world is going through a time where many people want to isolate themselves from the new global world we live in today. The America First idealogy uses fear to convince people that Globalists will trample the rights of countries and states worldwide. It divides us because believing we should only serve ourselves goes against the morals of many citizens.
We’re living in unprecedented times, and the stakes couldn’t be higher. A war between good and evil, as the America First crowd has framed it, is paved with good intentions. If people did not believe that putting America First was a good thing in their heart of hearts, they wouldn’t align with someone like Donald J. Trump unless they are genuinely corrupt to the core. We’re trained in airplanes to put our mask on before we try to help anyone else in the plane. We do it because we can better assist other people if we’re not suffering due to lack of oxygen, and it’s the smart thing to do.
Globalists are believed to be an evil cabal and have become a scapegoat for groups like QAnon and other Anti-globalist groups. It’s an all too convenient and useful tool way to instill fear in the masses. While it’s likely that some people are plotting the downfall of the world, it’s unlikely that they will be more successful than Donald J. Trump has been at destabilizing a country.
It’s a messy state of affairs worldwide with Donald J. Trump leading the charge against globalism and other countries with citizens that feel abandoned.
Doom will befall our world if we don’t address climate change on the global stage. Countries will not change their behavior alone unless all countries come to an agreement that works for everyone. Developing nations need help to stop burning coal or oil whenever possible, and established states must change their economies and remove dependence on fossil fuels. The science is irrefutable; we are causing our climate to change faster than in written history.
The Way Forward
We must create a new ideology that balances local control by governments and The United Nations, so everyone wins.
If we’re unable to do these things we’re in big trouble as a species.
- Stop crazy people from convincing our Grandparents that the boogeyman is out to get them
- Convince the majority of people to wear a mask during a pandemic
- Teach people that we’re not single isolated lifeforms on this planet
- Change the political systems that do not work for the majority of people
- Help people understand that taking responsibility is a moral imperative
- Bring back common sense and give everyone the superpower
If humans are anything, they are adaptable, but sadly we humans are susceptible to the boiling frog syndrome. We can adapt when we know there is danger, but we have difficulty seeing the forest from the trees.
Our moral imperative is to look at the big picture, to think like globalists, and act like globalists. Putting our heads in the sand is not an option. We cannot allow fear, hate, lies, and division to control our future and lead us to a path of ruin. We, as citizens of The United States of America, must rise and take the lead to meet this challenge for our children.
We must Save The Republic!