Modern governments are not sustainable. What we're getting is not worth what we've given up.
Government for a New Tomorrow tells you:
# how we got here
# how happy, healthy humans naturally live; and
# how to get from here to there!
WHAT’S WRONG WITH THE TOMORROW WE CURRENTLY LOOK FORWARD TO?
It’s not sustainable
It’s too complicated
It is not aligned with how humans live
Those who would “help” us are taking away our initiative and determination. We are de-maturing. Greed and fear have all but robbed us of passion, purpose, and self-determination, and the values of honesty, sincerity, and integrity.
Central governments and big corporations have opened the gates to graft, corruption, abuses of power, destruction, even murder
There are more people than the Earth can support; however, that is not the root cause, but is itself a symptom of a deeper dilemma.
1 Scientists estimate that, as the world adopts Western levels of consumption (as they are rapidly doing), the resources of four planet Earths will be required to support the population.
2 Schools and education in the United States:
o Children in the United States today, for the first time, are less educated than their parents
o And, again for the first time, they also earn less than their parents
o But, a new and more concerning dubious milestone—for the first time ever, despite all our advances in medicine and nutrition, today’s children aren’t living as long as their parents!
3 Another recent dubious milestone — deaths from prescription drug abuse are now more common in the United States than deaths from car accidents!
4 The Arab Spring is showing that the people can and want to throw off oppressive regimes. The big, wealthy, powerful governments to which these countries aspire are not succeeding either. The United States and Europe are bleeding wealth, technology, and power at an unprecedented pace—WE ARE EXPERIENCING THE GREATEST TRANSFER OF WEALTH IN THE HISTORY OF MANKIND. And to whom are we giving our wealth? To parts of Asia, including communist countries who are known to steal our advancements and technology. And to the Middle East, some factions of which want the west destroyed. It was these factions who attacked us on 9/11- and on that very day, before during and after the attacks, we continued to pay them millions of dollars to feed our addiction for oil.
5 While the U.S. is $16 trillion in debt, with China as the largest lender, we continue to give China foreign aid!
6 Conceding that climate change may be caused by many factors, if we are doing anything to accelerate or alter the Earth’s climate or environment, we must stop. As polar ice caps melt*, the white ice turns into black water. White reflects the sun’s rays, black absorbs it. So, the more ice that melts, the faster the heat from the sun is absorbed, raising the Earth’s temperature and causing accelerated melting. This is why glacial melting is exceeding previous estimates. Black carbon (which is residue from human factories and automobiles) further accelerates this melting process.
* According to Natural Resources Defense Council, average temperatures in the Arctic region are rising twice as fast as they are elsewhere in the world. Arctic ice is getting thinner, melting and rupturing. For example, the largest single block of ice in the Arctic, the Ward Hunt Ice Shelf, had been around for 3,000 years before it started cracking in 2000. Within two years it had split all the way through and is now breaking into pieces.
7 The Earth’s surface is one-quarter land and three-quarters ocean. Yet, humans have so polluted the oceans (with toxic chemicals) that pregnant women are told to avoid eating fish, because toxins like mercury, though they don’t have an immediate impact on the mother, accumulate in the fetus.*
* American Pregnancy Association
Besides toxic chemicals, the oceans also support a floating human garbage dump, twice the size of Texas—there are one hundred million tons of plastic and waste floating in our oceans. No one knows how it could be cleaned up.
8 Banks and investment companies continue to find new ways to bend the rules and laws in order to steal from us. We are going bankrupt while financial leaders accumulate millions of dollars. One insider says there is no way of knowing what these organizations are doing, because their reach is global, and no one person can monitor all the variations and loopholes that are being contrived. When a new law is passed, tactics to circumvent it are quickly devised.
9 As the West (Europe and the United States) struggles to respond to and deal with the incursion of opposing ideologies (communism, Islam, etc.), what we don’t acknowledge is that years of power, abuse, and manipulation of these developing countries by the west, including the exploiting of people for cheap labor and our continuing addiction to cheap goods and oil, has interfered with the natural growth and progress of these peoples. For instance, decades ago the West divided up the Ottoman Empire into the Middle East boundaries and countries we see today. Likewise, the West created the countries that are now Africa, and continue to exploit the resources and people (labor) of these countries, often without regard for their welfare, their progress, their path, and what is best for them.
10 Add to this:
o Economic deterioration in the United States and Europe
o Declining status of education and children’s health (our future) in the United States
o Ideological differences between the West and East
o Distrust of anyone in power or authority, including governments, banks, investment companies and corporations (e.g., the Occupy Movement)
No example better illustrates the nightmare scenario of corporate Lobbying and its affect on government than the story of high-rolling lobbyist Jack Abramoff. This lobbyist pleaded guilty to several federal corruption charges in 2006 and agreed to cooperate with prosecutors investigating Washington influence-peddling. He admitted to illegally showering gifts on officials who provided favors for his clients, in a probe that led to convictions or guilty pleas for 20 lobbyists and public officials — including Ohio GOP congressman Bob Ney and Stephen Griles, the Bush administration’s deputy interior secretary.
Abramoff served three and a half years in prison for conspiracy, fraud and tax evasion. In an interview, he said the reforms imposed after his guilty pleas have had little effect because campaign finance problems remain untouched.