The Master Plan To Save The World – Part Two
How Do We Save The World And Live Together In Peace?
2021 has been a tumultuous year for many people around the world. In this time, I have decided to release my new book via this blog. You can read the first part here and this is part two. Part three will be released soon.
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The Master Plan To Save The World – Part Two:
Since we lived in caves during the Stone Age, humans have been asking each other this question: “How do we best survive?” Back in the day, we spent our mornings and afternoons hunting animals, avoiding Saber Tooth Tigers, and guarding tribal lands. Over the years, this evolved into agricultural and later industrial revolutions that greatly increased humanities ability to produce and utilize resources. Thanks to these revolutions in human engineering, it is easier than ever before to have enough resources. Nevertheless, there are still many who are left unfulfilled in the “game of life”. Abraham Maslow outlined a hierarchy of needs for all humans that can be seen throughout history, at all levels of society. He described that humans require the following in this order:
- Physiological needs – Air, water, shelter, reproduction, food, taking a shit, etc.
- Safety needs – Resources, security, employment, health, property.
- Love and Belonging – Relationships, family, intimacy, empathy, tribe.
- Esteem – Respect, freedom, self-esteem, recognition, strength.
- Self-Actualization – Desire to become the most that one can be.
From dusk until dawn, humans work to climb up this ladder. Once at the top, an individual usually has enough money and food to survive, a great place to live, family and friends, wonderful career, and a sense of spiritual or personal purpose. Unfortunately, most individuals never make it close to the top and struggle somewhere in the middle. Most Americans are typically struggling somewhere in between 2-4. Inside of this 2021 COVID-19 pandemic, we tend to gravitate closer to 2 than 4. Nevertheless, there are those among us who have reached the peaks of self-actualization and even gone beyond into still higher planes. They are the older brothers and sisters of seekers such as ourselves who strive to make our greatest contributions.
If we are thinking about how to create an ideal, just, and fair society for all humanity, then we should think in terms of this hierarchy of needs. It is a model that outlines truths genetically hard-wired into our collective DNA. In the face of a global pandemic, our bodies feel fear because we know that our foundational values are threatened. If we lose our employment, we are faced with confronting a loss of esteem. Although there are plenty of reasons a person might be upset about losing a job, these are deep emotions that are felt at the genetic level which can result in dire consequences if left unchecked.
What we must remember is that the collective health of our civilization impacts all individuals, rich or poor. Inside of our current system of capitalism, this truth goes unacknowledged. However, in the face of a global pandemic or mass unemployment, it is suddenly obvious what was known all along: it is the masses of low-income workers which keep our civilization running. How foolish to think that anything else could be the case? Even in the situation of a massive corporation like Verizon or Facebook, the day-to-day operations are manned by humans no different than myself. Whether we are discussing fast food, grocery stores, hospitals, auto repair, construction, or any number of important jobs, the work is done by regular people. In the face of a global pandemic, “Average Joe/Jane” is pushed to the wayside, despite being the key to the problem. Ironically, it requires only one individual to infect a larger collective. Viruses do not discriminate based on color, income, or creed and neither should we. At the end of the day, we are all humans engaged in climbing up the hierarchy of needs. When this truth is understood, the world is not such a scary or confusing place. We are all engaged in the same pursuit. The rising tide can raise all ships but we have to be the ones to open the floodgates.
Understanding that humans have always been united in a common quest is crucial to implementing the suggestions in this document. A hypothesis based on empathy allows us to think collaboratively, instead of competitively.
When it comes to discussing ideal systems by which humans live together, this fact oftentimes go unacknowledged. Communism and socialist forms of living make claim to prioritize the common person but often fall short on promises because they rest power with the government, instead of the people. Although the motivations behind implanting a communist state might be pure, history has shown they the system is unsustainable because it takes away incentives from the common person.
Of course, it is important to mention that communism has never really existed on its own without the threat of capitalism. Throughout the Cold War, the USA did everything in their power to ensure the Soviet’s did not succeed economically. Through trade agreements, under-the-table deals, and proxy wars, the USA helped make their prophecies about the downfall of communism self-fulfilling. In the game of competition, capitalism is naturally suited to win because it eats, breathes, and sleeps a winning nature.
Despite its victory economically over socialism and communism, capitalism is also proving to be unsustainable. In 2021, amidst the coronavirus pandemic and other crisis at a global scale, we are finding that capitalism does not stand up to pressure. There is no Plan B for when jobs close down, bills continue, and health care is practically inaccessible.
However, we need to maintain certain core tenants of capitalism in order to allow for individual opportunity. If we raise taxes too high, impose more laws, or take away freedoms, we imprison ourselves inside a collective web from which we might not emerge. Instead, our ideal society should pull from the best of all systems of government while also aspiring to discover or invent new solutions with new tools available today in 2021.
Here’s an example of the sorts of tools I’m discussing:
Blockchain technology is the platform behind Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. It allows for high security, anonymous transactions, and individual banking. In a sense, a person could act as their own ministries bank using blockchain. However, the most compelling uses for blockchain technology extend far beyond currency and economics.
Blockchain could allow us to send votes securely through the internet in the same way we might send Bitcoin or Ethereum. While the technology is still underway, tech startups all over the world are innovating ways to use Blockchain as a voting platform. While it might take time before we have a completely secure voting system, the invention will come soon. When it does, this system can allow us to cast votes securely, anonymously, and easily from the comfort of our homes. Imagine the increase in voter turnout when this platform is released!
Of course, the “powers that be” might do everything in their power to prevent such a platform from existing. From my foxhole, this is why our system for an ideal society based off individual empowerment must exist. Countries like the USA or UK have grown so entrenched in old ways and it is near impossible to implement an innovative or creative solution. When such an invention gives more power to the people, it is even less likely to be applied or considered.
In an ideal society, it would be easy for anyone to vote. Blockchain technology is just one example of the ways in which we might bring more equality opportunity to our communities Worldwide. In 2021, we have tools our ancestors could not imagine. It is time we use these tools properly. When creating the constitution for the USA, our founding fathers lived in a different era. They could not fathom the creations we have manifested today. It is time we change our systems accordingly, using the new technologies and understandings we have pioneered collectively.
Alongside technological innovations have co-evolved ethical and spiritual understandings. For instance: the Civil Rights era changed how our world considers race, gender, sexuality, and creed. Especially in matters of employment and legal rights, this movement did plenty to pioneer human rights inside of the USA and other developed countries. Unfortunately, their movement is still fighting today to bring full equality of opportunity to the world. In many ways, the endeavor of this document is to continue their fight. However, I believe that a new strategy is necessary given the failure of the Civil Rights movement to achieve total success in their mission to-date.
It is time for a new collective story. We must strive to see the world in new eyes and imagine freely a more beautiful reality. Instead of giving into old belief systems and political approaches, let us invent and discover new ways to engineer true realization of these common goals. All of humanity can unite into a collective ambition, if only we have a shared strategy. Let us leave these political parties and outdated systems behind in the dirt with the bones of our less-evolved ancestors.
Creating such a strategy requires empowerment of the individual. At every level of society, we must give opportunity for all peoples to succeed in achieving their goals. Although we should not strive to bring about equality of outcome among all citizens, we can certainly achieve a certain level of equality of opportunity. By achieving such a goal, we could create a society that works more equally for everyone while still reserving the rights of the individual.
How To Achieve World Peace
Put simply, here is what I am suggesting:
If we give average people more tools, education, and community support to achieve their personal goals, we can go a long way towards achieving equality of opportunity across our borders. This outcome will generate a wavelength of creativity, entrepreneurship, and innovation the likes of which our world has never before seen.
By doing so, we create a model which could be implemented worldwide to create a network of connected communities. In today’s world, communication does not need to be done in-person. We can use video chat technology to speak easily with someone in China, the USA, Canada, Iraq, Germany, or any developed area in the world. Even if we cannot speak the same language, we can utilize tools like Google translate to share ideas. As we continue to invent new technologies like virtual and augmented reality, we decrease the boundaries of communication even more. Suddenly, a man or woman in Japan could be giving me a tour of their apartment and introducing me to their children while I sit in Missouri, USA. Through a medium like virtual reality, we could hang out inside of their living room even if I am on the other side of the world. Such technology exists today. This is not some far-fetched future that I am speculating might come into existence in the far future. Virtual reality is just one of countless new technologies, medicines, practices, and understandings which humans are developing. Symbiotically, these developments in separate disciplines are happening inside of the same decade. Suddenly, we have new abilities and tools we have never seen before.
However, our political and economic systems have failed to update themselves. It is easy for the conspiracy theorist (CIA invented term by the way) to argue for a New World Order agenda in which hidden tyrants purposefully handicap populations of citizens by failing to innovate new solutions. For instance, if we continue to conduct education like it is the Industrial Age, we further handicap our citizenry and fail to realize that reality is shifting towards a fully virtual economy. In 2021 and beyond, we must create new education systems that prioritize teaching skills for the digital age. Instead of teaching Trigonometry, advanced physics, or any number of other less applicable subject, we should teach kids how to code websites, create blogs, run social media platforms, and market products online. My contention is that we would find much more interest and participation in the school system if we allowed children to pursue their own creative or entrepreneurial ambitions, rather than teach them information that does not directly apply to their lives. People are interested in their interests. If we structured our curriculum accordingly, we could empower humans to be more innovative and creative. We could create an entrepreneurial system that teaches tools that apply from an understanding of the online economy.
Failing to update the school system’s curriculum for a modern age is one of numerous examples concerning how our governments hold society back. Whether or not this is an intentional secret plan is irrelevant. Regardless of how it was invented and implemented, it clearly fails to work and ends up leading to mass unemployment during a crisis event or something similar. If we teach an employee or factory worker mindset, people fail to learn how to make money on their own. They become so attached to a paycheck that capitalism becomes the socialist monster it so feared and criticized. When the economy goes through an inevitable collapse due to un-sustainability, the average person has no idea how to begin creating another stream of income. Instead of jumping into action, they sit on the couch watching Netflix because there is nowhere else to turn for ideas or help.
To be clear: this is not necessarily the fault of “Average Joe/Jane on the couch”. If a person does not have ideas about how to create additional streams of income for themselves during a crisis, it is a failure of the education system. Why? Because there are so many ways in 2021 to create additional streams of income utilizing any means of new technologies or tools that are available!
Failing to teach Average Joe/Jane an entrepreneurial or creative mindset is setting them up for failure. Consider this example: you and I are playing hockey against another team. Let’s call this other team “Team Rocket”. Our team (Team Potential) is made up of around 20-30 people who are all pretty naturally good at hockey. We are athletic, healthy, and competitive. If we are given the proper tools for success (decent gear, good training, and regular practices) we might win the championship and unseat Team Rocket, the current champions.
However, there is a twist: one person owns both Team Rocket and Team Potential. This person actually owns dozens of teams. They are invested in the success of certain teams. They might be more friendly with certain coaches, players, or maybe they even have some financial interest in one team being more successful than another. For whatever reason, this owner does not give the proper tools to Team Potential. For this reason, Team Potential never beats Team Rocket.
Failing to equip our citizens with the proper tools to succeed in the modern world is similar to acting like that owner. For whatever reason, this individual is failing to equally ensure all his teams are ready for an equal opportunity towards winning the championship. At the moment, I believe this is our current situation in many countries around the world, including the United States of America. For reasons unknown, our current political and economic systems fail to equip our citizens with the proper tools they need to succeed in the modern world. Our current system is setup for failure and does not withstand the pressure. It leaves people dependent on a paycheck from a job that oftentimes drains them of their energy and leaves them unfulfilled. Through this vicious cycle we call “the Rat Race”, humans wander their lives in a slumbering state: never reaching their real potential and always settling for less than they can really achieve. Instead of becoming the heroes of their own life story, they watch movies and read books about fictional characters they will never truly embody. Failing to apply the messages of these stories to our lives, our civilization moves on unchecked and un-evolved. We are eagles raised to be fowl, lions treated like house-cats, and gorillas kept in a cage so we could never be the king.
I believe that the communist model goes two steps too far in solving this problem. The socialist and communist models oftentimes wish to guarantee equality of outcome. As enacted in the USSR and many places around the world, the goal is to ensure that everyone achieves the same quality of life over the course of life through sharing resources and providing a wonderful social safety net. Although this dream of communism was never achieved by the USSR, it is oftentimes argued that communism only failed due to the hatred and threats of capitalism. Left to pursue their own interests, communism could have perhaps existed in peace alongside capitalism. However, in 2021, we inherited the timeline wherein this mutual competition did not happen. Instead, we here in the USA ensured the USSR did not survive the Cold War. In its fight for the top seat, capitalism resorted to covert operations and proxy wars to ensure no competition could survive. Rather than practicing what they preached and competing economically with communism, capitalism invaded Vietnam, Laos, and plenty of other places around the globe to ensure their total victory.
That all being said, I believe communism and socialism are not ideal systems. Equality of outcome ultimately leads to passivity and lack of ambition. If our outcomes are assured, there is no reason to get creative and innovate solutions to problems. If the government seeks to remove all our problems, why invent new solutions? If we all share income, why strive to become a millionaire and create wealth for your family? If we do not allow families to pass money and property to their descendants, what motivation does a person have for striving inside of their life? Communism and socialism seem to diagnose all humans a shared hatred for work and money. Personally, I have found a true love for work inside of my life, and money is always a wonderful motivator.
Instead, we must create a society wherein we have equal opportunity. At the moment inside of countries like the USA, we all start at unequal points. Furthermore, even in the best school districts of America with the wealthiest families, children are still not taught properly. They are groomed for lives in banks, law offices, marketing firms, public schools, or government organizations. Indeed, most college majors seem to prepare students for lives as college research professors rather than members of the marketplace or workforce. Naturally, most people do not become college professors after finishing school, despite a requirement to master proper methods of creating a footnote or bibliography. Instead of mastering the art of writing a research paper, we should teach people how to start a business. We should teach investing and financial education. Kids should know how a credit card functions.
Our bodies require movement and we must prioritize physical education. Teaching languages is becoming all the more important as our world economy evolves. Instead of teaching yet another lecture on Civil War history, why not teach kids about current trends in economics? Why are we not teaching kids how to build a website on WordPress? Although there are certainly schools and universities around the globe that are evolving and teaching some of these topics, it is not widespread. We need proper education for the digital economy in all schools across any developed nation. People should be learning how to make money selling on eBay, starting a blog, selling a product on Facebook, setting up an e-commerce store with Shopify, or any number of basic online skills. By failing to teach these basic internet skills, we fail to equip our citizens with the tools they need to succeed.
All over the world, we fail to innovate and evolve education. From the get-go, we handicap our citizens and fail to give them the keys to the kingdom of life. Whether this is by-design or not is not important. It is our collectively shared reality. It is impacting all of us more than we can possibly imagine.
Here in 2021, we have the opportunity to write a new story. We find ourselves sitting in the backseat of an airplane headed for disaster. We can choose to remain in our seats or we can take over the cockpit and learn to fly the plane on our own. By all accounts, the pilots have failed.
Let us learn to fly together.