SpyderEdgeForever wrote: ↑
Mon Dec 17, 2018 5:29 pm
James, very good points. Here is the question to you and others on here, about this: Can there be some sort of compromise, where we know it is not a utopia but, where at least every human being on Earth can somehow have a state of existence that we would call "upper middle class", where they have all of the quality food, clothes, medical care, homes/housing, hobbies and vacation time they want, and where they grow up not having to ever be concerned or worry that they will go without, but, at the same time, without there being a corrupt communistic type situation like we have seen happen, or, is this not a reality?
I guess what I am getting at is this: Is it possible for the human race, short of Divine intervention, to make a "Star Trek Federation" type of world (minus any of the aliens), where we have a benign and friendly and caring one world government that does not infringe on our Constitutional and basic rights and freedoms at all, (ie it does not become some global monster system like we read of in the book "1984"), and where people have all of their needs and desires met, within understandable limits, and where there is no longer any war between human beings, and where crime has been dropped so low as to be almost nil, or are you saying that this is not possible as long as human beings have the basic nature and way about us that we presently do?
One of the most profound and straight-forward realistic statements that you made which I believe the entire human race should heed and understand is this, your quote:
"Even utopian communities that do start out with good intentions often become infected by mankind's evil/greed/corruption. I'm not trying to be a downer, but unfortunately, that usually seems to be the nature of the people who have power and authority over others. "
That so so sadly true.
No, I do not believe that can happen. Not to mention the absolute horror of a one-world government. Imagine the power-mad people in charge of that? The saying goes: "Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely." Sadly, it's why I cannot trust any politicians, whether they claim to be 'liberal', 'conservative', or 'independent'. Again, it's all about 'playing the game' and trying to appear as if they're working for the people, while doing the least amount possible and getting obscene amounts of money, power and influence for it (as long as they play the game). They're all just basically fingers on the same hand, trying to APPEAR different from each other to their constituents. They'll say whatever they think or know their constituents want to hear to maintain their positions. As bad as it is now, a one-world government would make everyone wish it never happened.
Human beings are incapable of complete, idyllic peace on earth. I also strongly believe that this earth was not intended to be a paradise. Everybody is free to agree or disagree with me, but IMO earth is like a school, and we were born into this life to learn, grow and strive for better at the soul level. How can you evolve and strive for better if everything is 'perfect'? What would happen is spiritual atrophy, boredom and complacency. How can you understand and appreciate the light without experiencing the dark? And this is even if a perfect utopia were possible (it's not).
The best that anyone can do is strive to make our own lives, and hopefully the lives of those around us, as nice as we can, in our own ways. knowing that while perfection on earth is unattainable, we can still strive for the best possible outcomes in our own lives.