Something different today! A guest post by mystery and science fiction author George Wier of Austin, Texas. George writes books that serve as throwbacks to early action novels for today’s audience. His Bill Travis series has earned a large following. Even when he’s writing with another author, Wier’s voice still carries through; striving to entertain the reader as much as he can.
George and I got talking on one of the writers’ Facebook pages about what it might take to solve some of today’s world problems and bring the globe closer to a peaceful, cooperative state. Rather than simply complaining about current political, economic, and religious tensions, we thought we might take an analytical and prescriptive approach.
In a previous blog, I wrote about how a new society built among the asteroids might look. Today, I turn the floor over to George so that he can share some of his thoughts. This is not an easy topic; there are no simple solutions and I don’t agree with all of George’s recommendations. But good discussions begins with a willingness to listen and then to share. I’ll be back with further discussion in future blogs. If you would like to be a guest blogger on this (or any other) topic, email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Now, here’s George.
The Golden Age, or the End — A Decision.
By George Wier
Take a pot, stir in competing idealogies—globalism vs. nationalism—and leaven with political vitriol (neoconservatism vs. neoliberalism, race-baiting vs. individualism, one culture vs. another, etc.), and bring to a slow boil. The result: the brink of World War III and ultimately, the war to end all wars; for now, and for the next ten thousand years.
In seeking an answer to the conundrums of today’s world with its prejudice and hatred, strife and intolerance, religious insanity and rampant criminality and amoral behavior, no matter which side one chooses, one must, of necessity, throw out what has not worked in the past. One must throw out all of it, and not slowly.
The Things We Leave Behind Us:
Let us enumerate the things we must toss; those things that brought us here (and let’s list them in no particular order, because it can easily be seen that no one single element is to blame—each and every, all and singular of the following is the culprit, and they all march in lock-step with one another):
- Secrecy and espionage. In a world where nation states (namely, the United States, Russia, China, Great Britain, France, India, Pakistan, North Korea, and most probably Israel) have the potential to devastate all life on this sphere, one cannot afford to have enemies. Not a single one. Enemies keep secrets from one another, and inherent in every conflict, by definition, one most not know something about the opponent. Therefore, the world of espionage, spycraft, call it whatever name you will, must be utterly dismantled, and the purveyors of spycraft must be disgorged upon the criminal justice system so that their crimes can be uncovered and the guilty incarcerated until such time that they can be rehabilitated. It is impossible for conflict to exist between two individuals, between families, groups, cities or even nations unless a third party, unknown to both combatants, is actively working to foster the conflict. Minus this third party, peace reigns. With the disappearance, utterly, of espionage and all secrecy, goes the false flags such as we see daily that are currently bringing us to the brink of destruction. It is a well-documented fact that the CIA has traditionally recruited from the criminal element. They have to have murderers as part of their cabal, else they would be unable to function. The same holds true in every nation, whether the people believe it or not.
- Nuclear weaponry. There is no place upon this planet where nuclear weapons are safe in the hands of humans. Particularly, they are not safe in the hands of insane beings, period. This should be self-evident, but looking at current world conditions as they factually exist, the insane do possess the means to destroy all of us. Therefore, all nuclear weapons must be removed from the planet. Their sole potential positive use is as a defense shield for the planet itself. The establishment of such a shield would therefore have to devolve to oversight and management by purely sane beings from every country, and must be based beyond Earth’s atmosphere and aimed at space, from which such space rocks as the dinosaur-killer some sixty-odd million years ago once decimated this planet. That is the only answer to the question of nuclear weapons.
- Monetary/banking systems and bankers. Bankers run the world. Factually, they own it. It has been shown by many another that they have an agenda far and above the procurement of more money and power, and this agenda puts humankind in the crosshairs. Bankers (by which is meant, those who own the banking systems, the Rothschilds, the Morgans, Rockefellers, Schroders, Barings, Goldman-Sachs, etc.) believe that there are too many people, and that the world’s population must be lowered. They are responsible for our wars. They are responsible for so many of our conflicts. They own the large media corporations, and therefore they control public opinion. They see us as cattle. They must, therefore, be utterly stripped of their power and influence, handcuffed and given over to the criminal justice system. Minus their grip over the world, a new Golden Age would ensue. Therefore, all banking systems must be broken up and divided into much smaller banking systems that do not have allegiance to any one person, family, nation, or group. They must be autonomous. They must be broken like a 19th Century trust.
- Superpowers. All so-called superpowers must ultimately be broken up into smaller states with local governments, only, and no larger, overarching central governments must be permitted to exist. It is axiomatic that the farther power is removed from the hands of the local people, will tyranny seek to take it from them. Therefore, for instance, the United States with its fifty states and various territories should become individual nations. The same for Russia. The same for China, and all large countries. Power must be returned to local states. If one doesn’t like the laws in one nation, one would therefore be more able to effect change, or else move to another. Additionally, without neighbors, a nation state cannot subsist. This is most readily apparent in the area of trade. Also, and in the presence of a local tyranny, without good neighbors, no people can be thus rescued from that tyranny. With superpowers running the world, there are few places to hide from tyranny and from the insanity of its rulers. We are all too well aware of the ultimate affect of absolute power on those wielding it.
And that’s it. These elements, alone, have contributed to the current status quo. Only the removal of these elements will restore the world. The longer we wait, the worse the situation will become, until it becomes utterly inextricable.
The factors for a Golden Age:
In the absence of the above, as has been stated, a new world will be born and a new Golden Age to herald it. It will ultimately be shown that a true Golden Age cannot exist without the following:
- Utter freedom of expression. As in the market place, bad inventions and bad ideas do not find purchase, and fall to the wayside. Thus, those who express bad ideas will find few listeners, particularly as a people become more educated. Freedom of expression must include the Arts. Therefore, the second factor that must come to exist is;
- Education free of doctrine. Education is and always should be learning, and, ultimately, wisdom. Education is not facts. Knowledge is certainty, alone; the ability to instantly distinguish true from false, fact from fiction, usefulness from worthlessness, these are the hallmarks of a true education. Education must therefore become free from any political or religious doctrine. It must teach one how to study. It must also, however, offer up codes of conduct for self-examination, in a non-doctrinaire format, so that the student can decide his or her own code. From an education, an individual must be able to build a life, support a family, and contribute to society. Without education, utterly free of doctrine, there will be no Golden Age;
- Freedom to come and go. There will be nations with closed borders, but those nations that will be found to be most successful in the coming Golden Age, will be those who invite others who are willing to assimilate into the culture of that nation. A traveler must assume that he or she will be granted no special rights over and above the people of the nation in which one is settling, and if this is done, that nation must disregard such requests, and only ever acquiesce at its own peril. Witness: the current situation in Europe, where an utterly non-assimilable people are foisted upon a hapless population, and the conflict that thus arises. As stated previously, only a third party is capable of bringing conflict between two people. In this instance, the state itself becomes that third party. The individual, however, who wishes to travel to other nations and to settle there, should not be hindered by the government it is fleeing, nor all governments to which it might flee;
- Freedom of religion. The brotherhood of man is supposed to be the hallmark of the world’s great religions. Therefore, he who would attack religion for the sake of having an adversary, would strike at the heart of man. A person must be permitted to pursue his or her own religious faith, but not to the extent that it seeks to undermine any other freedom or set of freedoms. This is the ultimate test of any religion: does it seek to free man? If it does not, it should not be followed.
- Freedom to defend oneself. An individual must be able to defend himself or herself. This cannot be done without the means to do so. The bearing of arms, therefore, must be a sacred right. The family is the single-most important unit of civilization, and as such, it must also be able to defend itself. Nation states that do not protect an individual’s or a family’s right to defend itself will not last long, as the building blocks of that nation are always at risk. The right to bear arms should never be infringed, except where an individual is found to be insane.
- Freedom of property. An individual must be permitted to possess property without interruption to the extent that it does not interfere with or infringe upon the rights of others. The highest form of property is the land itself. Currently, local, state, and in some instances, federal governments, levy taxes upon the citizenry in the form of property taxes. The taxation of real estate or any other kind of property is, in essence, and factually, government ownership of that property; the citizen, in this instance, does not factually own or possess the property so long as any government may levy taxes upon it, place a lien upon it, or otherwise wrest it from the citizen or thereby threaten to do so. This creates a slave state, and the “ownership” of property thus becomes illusory in fact. Further, a government, by its nature, will always covet the property of its citizens, and once it takes that property becomes, by definition, in a superior aspect to the citizen. This should never be. Governments must, at some point, exist only to the extent that they offer protection to their citizens from external or internal strife, and a true citizen will only cooperate with a government to the extent he or she is so protected. The taxation of property must, therefore, be abolished. Further, a government should never be permitted to purchase or sell property because no government should ever own property. All governmental “services” aside from protection or delivery of the mail, should be assigned to the marketplace in open competition, and should in no other fashion be permitted to exist.
There are many other freedoms, but these are the core. Without them, there can be no Golden Age. For a complete list of freedoms, one should consult the International Declaration of Human Rights, as fostered by the United Nations. This singular document, largely written by the late Eleanor Roosevelt, enumerates each and every right an individual must have in order to be free. Without these freedoms, one is oppressed.
The Turning Point:
The actual turning point is now. A glance at today’s headlines prove this. Therefore, get behind every measure to bring these things about. Denigrate each and every measure which does not support the same.
Let’s hope it’s not too late.