Making a World That Works

I can refine this idea. The World worked very well when we were a minor species in it, but as we become more powerful – we have messed it up. And it is now up to us to straighten things out.

However, most people do not agree – the World is in no trouble (they are sure of that) and they are not responsible for saving it. The World has plenty of problems, they will say – what world doesn’t? But they can still take all they want, anytime they want.

The Economy is a solid as ever – and anyone who says otherwise is a danger to the world order.

Global Warming is just a lie – invented by some crackpot scientists.

The Power of Being Nothing

This power is being exercised by nearly everyone in the world. They are having a wonderful time being nothing, and destroying everything!

Logically, this makes no sense – how can anyone not be? But logic does not apply here. These people have decided to not be – and anyone can see, plainly enough – that they have succeeded completely!

One can ask “Can they go on destroying the world forever?” Obviously not. The world’s resources are limited – and they are running thin already. In one or two hundred years – the human population boom will be over. There will still be plenty of cockroaches, but not so many of us!

If we were smart – we would see this coming, and plan an orderly transition. Although how we would get rid of most of the world’s population, would be a challenge.

The rise in the level of the oceans will take care of many of them – the shortage of food, the rest.

When did Americans Decide to Not Be?

My observation that people can decide to not be – seems to be my own analysis. No one else is interested in it.

I developed this theory from watching my wife Beth succumb to mental illness. She tried to do many things – including being a loving wife to me – but failed at all of them. Eventually, several years later – she killed herself.

This was taking things to an extreme, but people can become incapacitated in many ways – and can barely function. Dysfunctional families are good examples of this – and are common in America.


This situation is also common on a much larger scale. Civilizations have collapsed many times – and the people involved had different explanations for this (their gods had left them, for example). But the results were always the same – the loss of power by those in power. In individual psychosis, the individual loses power to other forces in his life.

Our global economy collapsed sometime in the last half of the last century. This was hard to understand – how could everything fail? It could fail because we are only a small part of the world – and have been living off of everything else. Once these global resources were depleted, our economy had to contract.

How did people cope with this? They decided to not be. This was too much for them to understand – so they didn’t try to understand it. They stopped thinking, and stopped being. And they thought this was being very smart.

They didn’t stop thinking about everything, they had to continue solving their small problems – but they stopped thinking about their big problems.

And their biggest problem, was realizing that they could not take from the rest of the world, at an every-increasing rate – forever.


This is a nice, clean logical explanation – and there is nothing wrong with it. But I also have another explanation – the loss of Virtue – or its equivalent, the acceptance of Greed in Business.

I previously made an ecological explanation – I am now making an ethical one.

Humans can be defined as thinking beings – and they can also be defined as ethical beings. If they stop being ethical – they stop being.

The overall effect will be the same as before – a collapse of their civilization. If they stop being – their culture stops being also.