I SEARCH FOR PERSPECTIVE
Socrates argued the point twenty five centuries ago and concluded that no man aware of the difference between the good(which implies his own survival and improvement) and the evil (which implies his own destruction) would deliberately reject the good and elect the evil.
In a word, Socrates believed that man is basically a reasoning creature-animal rationale- with faith in and hope of survival and betterment.
I believe that man has a place in the economy of the Universe and an opportunity to play a part in it,s up-building.
If humankind was to fill this place and play this role,decisevely and effectively,it must choose the right path and follow it deliberately and consistently,with few detours and fewer reversals.This means that man must decide to produce and create at the least possible cost in destruction to himself and to the environment.
Creative planned purpose is implicit in the Universe. Human beings should seek out,personify and carry out that purpose.
Of course there would be a price to pay: the mobilisation and direction of all of our energies aimed at our capacity to work according to the universes plan.
The world I see at present is not at all to my liking.It is a world in which the destructive forces clearly has the upper hand.I have been taught to believe in the possibilities of well-being for every individual and the probability of social improvement.I find myself in a world hell-bent on it,s own destruction.
My search for perspective and improvement is guided by the belief that,within the life force which has engendered and developed the human race,there were posibilities of infinite betterment for the individual,for social groups and for mankind as a whole.
Again and again the possibilities for humankind have been stated and restated.Basically there was mans capacity to distinguish the good from the evil.
In my search for perspective and improvement I find self serving,corruption,wickedness,baffling disgusting waste,indifference and plain boredom.At this moment in time we find a world which is not only tangled and troubled,it is tragic.
Mankind has not only failed to agree on a way out of it,s wilderness;it has gone far in believing that there is no such way.
I believe that we are witnessing a development of a program we all know as “western civilisation “that is demonstrably destructive rather than productive or creative and is settling down to slothfull indifference.
The would be saviours of mankind disagree widely among themselves in their assumptions, programs and plans of procedure.They refused for Idealogical,or religious reasons to team up with their fellow reformers and revolutionaries.In fact some of these saviours were ready to kill one another in order to demonstrate the correctness of their outlooks.
Surely this is a tangled, troubled world,From the standpoint of logic,ethics and orderly procedure,the world especially the West where I live is a MESS.
With all the formidable inventions that are being made in science and technology,the world is not only a mess it is also a menace.It is not a world that invites one to relax and enjoy the comfort of knowing that our governments are looking after our wellbeing.
I personally have wanted to play some part in in bettering the human lot.I have chosen to stand firmly with the producers the improvers and the creators.Above all I had awakened to the quite obvious fact that the masters and shapers of the world and the possessors of the worlds riches were cleverly scattering crumbs of wealth and power among the masses.They gave just enough crumbs to divert,decieve and corrupt each generation,to secure it,s dependence,and to keep it in line,serving the interests of masters and corrupters.
This indeed is the essence of the problem,the success of the ruling classes in brainwashing the populace to the point where they believe what is best for the oligarchy is best for them.
So long as the brainwashing works, the masses remain in line,and the oligarchy can follow it,s program of making the rich richer and the powerful stronger.
Where is humankind to go?Will the oligarchy of the West coupled with the rich and powerful elite in tandem,rule the Earth and extend it,s domination over the solar system and then the Universe.Or were human beings in sizeable numbers awaking to their destinies
and preparing to win the perilous fight?
All indicators point to a social hurricane.As far as I can see,the West is moving uncontrolably towards a new age of international struggle.
One wonders what historians will make of this. Some may call it WW3. It is in fact the same old war in a new phase.
Wake up people of the West”The fat lady is Singing”
BE REALISTIC DEMAND THE IMPOSSIBLE