Saturday, 24 March 2012
Sharing and Caring
Sharing and Caring
So what is it about sharing that is so distasteful to the powers that be?
We live on a planet that has everything we would ever need to live happily, except fairness. The earth provides and allows production of enough food for every person alive to have a full stomach at night when they go to bed. Enough air for each one of us to breath, and enough water for us all to drink bathe and work with. But we somehow don't all have these things at our disposal when it is needed, and the reasons are far from simple as to why.
One noticeable thing about this is that we seem to live in lots of places where the water is not readily available. The Sudan for example, deserts and other barren lands where people have oddly chosen to live but where the basic resources aren't readily available. Water shortages leads to poor crop harvests which in turn leads to hunger and death all too often in those places.
So why, children ask don't those people move here to where we normally have plenty of water? This simplistic view is quite a reasonable train of thought, but what they have not yet understood is that we (our societies mental reasoning’s) are unwilling to share what we see as our land, our country, our property with those that need some. To a child it seems quite natural to share the things we have so that everyone gets a bit. (You may argue that is not the case when they grow up a little, and yet don't they learn their behaviour from us the grown ups?)
How can you explain to your children that all men women and children aren't equal and don't all have the same rights to their fair share of what we all get for free from 'Mother Earth'?
Don't ask Sarah Palin. Please...
I find myself at a loss to answer with any real understanding when you look at it from their (children's)perspective. The youth of today, be it that they are learning to be greedy and non-giving from somewhere, are still our best hope of change for the rights of everyone, if we would be saved from disaster and ruin.
Why don't we listen with our ears and hearts open to them?
Every government 'claims' to be working for fairness and equality, but with each successive budget, initiative or strategy they get us farther away from fairness and genuine peace and harmony. The idea seems to be, it is completely right fair and just, for the rich to keep taking more. (Which it has to be said, mathematically means everyone else gets less) They say that our (societies) belief that the democratic capitalist ideals are working is still true. The evidence is that this is just not true at all. Only the rich get richer, as the poor either get poorer or stay where they are. I am not about to make decisions about what someone is worth and how much they should charge for things, but I am asking what motivation there is behind these things, these decisions and strategies, that is displaying a genuinely working example of improvement for all.
For example, a football player falls on the pitch with a suspected heart attack. He is carried to hospital and dealt with cared for and saved by people who's wages are so minuscule in comparison to his, yet so much more vital for life to be enjoyed. (especially for him) Do you hear people like that saying how wrong it is that for him to have so much the people that saved him have to have not only so much less, but uncertainty about what they have, and that there should be more money put into the system that can provide this type of care?
I can't answer on their behalf of course, but we hardly ever see any real altruism from that sector.
Same as with the banks and financial institutions. Do we ever hear them saying, 'yes you are all correct, we made some pretty devastating errors in our policy and strategy, so we will put back into the pot what we have taken out, to see if that might not just save it, or at least help?'
Again I won't answer even if I think I know what I see.
Yachts are not a luxury anyway..... nor are the best seats at the opera.....
So our governments will keep on taxing us to death, taking from one hand or the other. They are like magicians, they let you believe you know where the ball is under the cup, whilst riffling your pockets and stealing your belongings. They will say we love you and that all our decisions are for the good of all, even when the proof is that only a select few ever get the rewards. This might be conjecture on my part, but doesn't it have a ring of truth?
Now I don't claim to have all the answers.
I have no idea if anything I say will have any positive impact at all, and yet I still believe that it needs saying so that we can all have just one more, several more viewpoints to consider.
What would I do differently?
Well for a start off, I would make sure that whatever decision I made, it was thoroughly discussed before hand, and that for democracy to be seen to be at work, the larger proportion of the voters views be the way forward.
Use the example of poll tax back in the 80's for example.
2 in 10 said yes, the two got their wish.
War with Iraq.
90% of the polled people said no.
10% got a war on Saddam that was based on bull shit lies, which is still going on costing the other 90% also trillions of pounds. (Which money alone could have staved of the need for job cuts losses and unemployment)
So believe what they tell you at your/our peril. When they can tell us the TRUTH about a subject, a provable truth, then maybe that day will be a grand awakening of the global consciousness. Until then we are going to be spoon fed the poisoned morsels of scraps they leave out for the dogs.
Sharing is and will be the best way for true happiness to enter our lives. It is our destiny to realise this, and we shall be rewarded hansomly when we do finally realise it.
Step up to the plate, take a swing and let the freedom of your unfettered souls strike the ball of change, sending it into touch for a home run...
Rant over....for today...
May you smile and feel the love I send out to you all.