Posted 10 years ago on May 19, 2013, 10:45 a.m. EST by AlwaysWiIIBeAlwaysRight
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The biggest problem in the world is scarcity of foods and goods. Countries create wars because of this.
US is the world's top economy, but instead of investing money in researching ways to reach a non-scacity stage, which is essentially a type I civilization on the Kardashev scale, it invests most of its money in the military which is used to control scarcity. Exactly the opposite of what we should do in this stage of humanity. We are nearing a type I civilization with global communication (Internet), a possible one world currency (bitcoin), and the degradation of borders (EU - which used to be a bunch of countries that always fought wars just a few hundred years ago.) Some countries like Germany are wisely pushing solar power (they reached something like 27% solar power reliance).
In your daily lives, you should always push for solutions that bring about non-scarcity instead of promoting war machines that want to keep things the way they are. But how?
The simplest is to create your own garden. Grow foods that can regenerate themselves from their own seeds. Permaculture. If you make more cucumbers, then they are less scarce. You won't buy them at the supermarket, so the prices go down. Less demand, lower prices. It's also the best way to go against companies like Monsanto, and it saves gas from transports.
Another is to choose to study a field which helps us towards non-scarcity instead of one which doesn't. Don't enroll in the army, study how to sustain ecological systems, or how to create new forms of energy. Also push your friends and family members in this direction.
Another way is to advocate for small countries to develop their economies around this idea, instead of building up armies. Small countries don't need armies, since they couldn't defend themselves against big countries anyhow. If you're from a small country, or one which doesn't spend all its money on military, push your country to develop better energy sources and other ways to reach non-scarcity. There's a lot of money in this area.
We always bash the 1%, but there are millionaires who do great things with their money. I hate Bill Gates' computers, but he does help with his foundation. He's trying to eradicate some diseases. This is good. We need to be friends with these type of 1%ers with money and good hearts, and advocate for them to push for a non-scarcity society.
I just planted some cabbage, tomatoes, carrots, and cucumbers today. I'll plant more stuff soon. My goal is to stop buying food at the market, and give my extras to my neighbors who don't have much money. This might seem ridiculous, but creating more stuff leads us towards non-scarcity.
If you're in US, please try to push your government to lower its spending of your tax dollars on the war machine. This is so old school. You guys have so many good universities and resources, you should be pushing to advance the whole planet towards a type I civilization. You're paying taxes, you have a say. Go out in the streets and protest against your money being spent on more war mongering.