Why We Need a ‘Technical’ Redesign of the World
Grant J. Kidney— Politicians are lawmakers and just that. Washington- and every other center of power throughout the globe- is full of folks who know nothing about the environment, the root of social ills, or the big technical issues of our time. Its really no wonder our planet has gone to waste.
A typical debate in Washington is usually over how much money to spend blowing up some foreign country or whether or not gay people have a moral right to marry. But what about disasters like Fukushima which go virtually unchecked by the fools in business suits who’ve taken upon themselves the right to rule over our lives (and what a job they’re actually doing!)?
No amount of lawmaking can fix America’s broken infrastructure. In 2007, a bridge collapsed on motorists in Minneapolis. Money and the usual entanglements involved are always factors invoked when discussing just how we might someday have safe, updated roads, bridges, tunnels, and highway systems.
The whole of human progress has been brought to us by scientists and engineers. When politicians get involved, they usually draft the scientists to invent ways to murder people. Look at the case of Wernher Von Braun, Hitler’s top rocket engineer who designed the ‘V2′ which terrorized Europe. Von Braun was later brought to the United States to help get us to the moon.
All the world is technical and everything is based upon the laws of physics. Rather than letting psychopathic control freaks take the reins and run the whole of human civilization in to the dirt, why don’t we rather employ the likes of scientists, philosophers, and artists to guide society’s course? Allowing lawyers to do what is essentially an engineer’s or a thinker’s task would be the equivalent of having a garbage man lecture Harvard graduates on the core principles of Jungian philosophy.
When a politician observes a gab between his and another country, he will immediately get to work drafting up ways to go kill everyone in that particular country. When a scientist observes the very same gap, he instead works to build a bridge between those two countries thus ultimately promoting a more peaceful world vision.
Republics and democracies were once great ideas long before the industrial revolution. Now that our planet is falling to pieces at the expense of profit-driven sociopaths, its about high time for an overriding, non-governmental council of artists, scientists, and philosophers to step in and to declare an immediate end to the incompetent, tyrannical reign of all the world’s politicians.
How many more wars will it take to realize that humanity is in great need of a new direction? How many more children must starve to death before great swaths of the population finally recognizes the right of all people everywhere to live in abundance? If we can land on the moon and shoot missiles out of the sky with laser beams, then we can certainly feed, clothe, and shelter all the world’s people.
What we need is a technical, non-profit driven redesign of human industrial civilization thus bringing a permanent end to such social cancers like that of free-market capitalism. Of course some might resist this change in to a new and more optimal world system- but we will allow these very same folk to live on some private island where they will be free to pollute, wage war, and nuke each other in to absolute oblivion. Hell, it would be their ‘constitutional’ right to do so, correct?