In a society, we get to vote every four years for a new Leader. This Leader is fully authorised to make decisions for us all.
I recently read that half of all Americans haven't the necessary savings (1400 dollars) to fix a broken arm. Now most of the world would be amazed at how expensive US healthcare is.
One of my Facebook friends has said that without Obamacare her father's three dollar a month prescription becomes a thousand dollars. Or in other words, he will be dead within eight months.
As you can imagine, a great many people are concerned with what Trump will do with Obamacare.
Well that is the best and worst of society in as few words as I am able.
A great many Americans will now be wasting their energy trying to get a different person in the Whitehouse. This energy, in my opinion, would be better invested in ourselves and each other.
Society is wasteful. Society is inefficient. Quite bold statements, easily proved. Spending other people's money is far easier than spending your own. How many of us have more security than an alarm and dead locks on their home? Yet, somehow our governments spend billions on weapons of mass destruction. The chances of a Russian infantry invasion are non existent. The chances of a home burglary are far higher.
Should most of us spontaneously revert to our natural state of human being, we would have no need of Obamacare, nuclear weapons, vast armies, millions of civil servants and presidents. Human beings are compassionate creatures. If someone needs medication to survive, how could any human being deprive them of it?
However, we live in a society. Trump decides. Is our only other choice to let Clinton decide? NO. NO. NO.
The incremental cost of manufacture of the drugs mentioned earlier will be a handful of dollars and easily affordable. What is a life and death problem in a society becomes a no brainer in a civilisation populated by human beings. Many groups of human beings would have decided healthcare and medication were important and spontaneously dedicated their lives to providing it. Many do now, within the limits of our society which is basically a cage, that is becoming increasingly visible to its members.
Perhaps a simple visual image will help?
Members of society have to run ever faster on the treadmill of life to maintain what they have.
A human being would acquire what was needed early in their life and then slow down.
Or some numbers.
Members of society will find their official retirement age will become higher than their expected life span.
Or some basic honesty.
A human being would struggle to imagine a more hopeless, pointless and cruel way of organising the world. Yet, we continue to run ever faster, row ever harder for less and less. Except for fear, rage and anger, which will increase until WWIII is accepted as utterly necessary.
What is war good for? Absolutely nothing.
What is society good for? Manufacturing fear, hate, anger, stress and anxiety.
What is a human civilisation good for? Creating limitless amounts of love, support and encouragement for everyone to be whatever it is that they truly are. Which is what they were born to be but heavily condtioned, by us all, not to be.
All in all, a member of society is just another brick in the wall. A human being is far more interesting.
This blog felt, to me, quite negative. Sorry. It was meant to be uplifting. I mentioned society too much but that is what we are familiar with. It is the starting point we have inherited and that's no one's fault. Not attempting to improve the world with our presence, now that would be our fault. Again no blame is necessary as we know no better and neither did our parents and grandparents. Obama promised us a change but only we can implement the change. Obama proved that, if nothing else. Trump will prove the same. As will the next one, even if it is Clinton, Saunders or even me. It really is up to us, individually.
I couldn't do any more than I am, even with a billion dollars.
George Soros has more than a billion dollars and he continues to promote his idea of society. He will fail. Pursuing his vision of society has cost him a billion dollars this year, when the stock markets surprised him. Ultimately, he isn't doing himself or anyone else any good. He has utterly failed as a human being. Despite succeeding massively in this 'modern' society. The word bizarre is insufficient to describe the world today. We can, easily, do so much better.