thank you SeaGypsy for your gracious response.
No, I take none of it personally...I do appreciate you inquiring about it, though.
You are right, of course--about first class passengers and all.
The money mechanism as is currently set up is the nastiest arrangement in history. This setup offers the fastest way to suck dry the natural environment. And then there are the governments.
Our governments are incapable of handling the planetary crisis. Bailouts and running a national vaccination program are about their speed. They are too pedestrian or otherwise acting as water carriers for various powerful interest groups. At the end of the day, the heads of state are glorified public relations people. None of them possesses the breadth of vision to see what needs to be done—or the balls to back it up.
Our world is made up of about two hundred squabbling, gun-toting administrative regions, each looking out for and holding fast onto its respective territories. In turn, each of these turfs is mired by the pull and tug of myriad interest groups. The political arena of our world is more of a Middle Eastern bazaar with armed militia patrolling the alleyways than a Zion Council of elders in the movie The Matrix.
There is no solution from within the existing political and first-class-passengers setup. None. We all sense that to one degree or another; yet, we still lingering about, hoping, voting for the next president, and the shows goes on--to the bitter end, it seems.
I am unsure how to address your most legitimate concerns—short of going on for pages after pages, laying it all out. Stating in brief the bottom line will evoke more questions and concerns than it would resolve. Forgive me then if I will only say that much:
Irrespective of how difficult the road may be, the only way I see of anything getting done is largely bypassing the existing power structure and instituting a new economic and political setup. I know all too well that most of us perceive only one continuum—socialism and capitalism. Thus everything I say is surely falls within this continuum. The catch is that everyone knows that capitalism stinks except that socialism has proven to stink even more. I ask you to allow the possibility of a setup that is outside this continuum.
author of The Blueprint: Averting Global Collapse