( A five-minute read)
We all know that the world we live in is constantly in a state of transformation.
The wealth created from business for its most part in the history of humanity has always been blamed for being the enemy of nature, for destroying native cultures, for taking from the poor and giving to the rich, for poisoning the earth with effluent from its factories.
YET BUSINESS, PRODUCES FOOD, CURE DISEASE, CONTROL POPULATION, EMPLOY PEOPLE AND UP TO NOW GENERALLY ENRICHED OUR LIVES.
While we live our lives with what is left of our free-thinking brains SOCIAL MEDIA is undermining what we call Democracy and its Institutions.
We are now all subject to what I call perpetual mental MEDIA TORTURE, driven by algorithms which are owned by platforms that are all about making money without any regulation driving instability and unsustainable.
Social media is fueling anger, fear, and false news, resulting in the rise of right-wing political parties, led by political leaders of less and less talent.
We are rapidly coming to a threshold where we all have to reach a level of civilization in which we think about our selves and our existence on earth.
Once wealth is concentrated in the hand of few it undermines democracy by obvious means making democracy much less functional.
It is true to say attitudes to a lot of things have changed, HOWEVER, WE ARE STILL A LONG WAY OFF reaching a level of culture in which we can ask ourselves some really simple questions?
Like: Are we killing democracy? The answer is yes.
Like: How do we start a grass root movement to really tackle Climate change.
Like: How to Tax Carbon Emissions?
Like: How do we stop artificial intelligence widening the inequality gap.
Like: How do we reset the global pay gap.
Like: How do we reset human rights on an equal footing with the rights of shareholders.
Like: How do we transform the EU project from grey bureaucracy into a bright arena.
One of the most obvious results of the Artificial Intelligence revolution is the ongoing concentration of wealth into the hands of the few and as a result, we are now seeing profit without a soul.
THESE MEGA MONOPOLIES LIKE GOOGLE ALONG WITH FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS (that do nothing for the economy of a country other than probably harm it have created the very that are overthrowing Capitalism.
ALL POWER ENDS UP AS FINANCE.
THIS POWER SHOULD BE TAXED TO THE HILT TO TACKLE CO2 EMISSION, along with any other form of business commodities that generate profit for profit sake. ( See previous posts)
WHILE WE WATCH OUR WORLD FRY OUR POLITICIANS ARE BECOMING LESS AND LESS TALENTED, INCAPABLE OF INSPIRING ANY LONG TERM ASPIRATIONS.
WHAT WE ARE WITNESSING IS I AM ALRIGHT JACK POPULOUS POLICIES.
TRADE WARS, BREXIT, SABER RATTLING.
It is however within our power to change things.
ELECTIONS MIGHT NOT CHANGE ECONOMICS BUT THEY CAN CHANGE THE ATTITUDE OF THOSE ELECTED.
RATHER THAN major de-funding of free education, we need to go back to mass public free education like Finland, Germany.
IF WE DON’T HAVE EDUCATION BEYOND THE NEEDS OF THE MARKETPLACE WE CAN KISS OUR SWEET ASSES TILL WE ARE BLUE IN THE FACE.
Surely we are not all so dumb that we think its OK to carry on regardless.
Maybe we are so dumb that it will require an AI robot to tell us so.
Hail to the algorithm.
WHAT HAPPENS BEYOND THIS POINT WE HAVE NO IDEA. BY THEN IT WILL BE TOO LATE.
ITS TIME TO STOP THE DISHARMONY ON EARTH.
SOMETHING MUST BE DONE ABOUT IT.
DEMOCRACY COMES IN DIFFERENT COLORS AND SOCIAL MEDIA APPEALS TO BASIC EMOTIONS OF ANXIETY AND TRIBAL SOLIDARITY THAT MAKES IT ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE TO CREATE A TRUE PUBLIC SPACE A SENSE OF COMMON INTEREST.
ALL HUMAN COMMENTS APPRECIATED. ALL LIKE CLICKS CHUCKED IN THE BIN.