March 22nd, 2009
In a related article on CounterThink.com (http://www.CounterThink.com/025688.html), I discussed the inevitable collapse of America and the opportunity for new nation-states to rise from the ashes. Here, I unveil how such new nation-states might prioritize natural health as a strategy for long-term abundance and happiness for its citizens. Here, I also discuss the possibility of humankind taking conscious control over its own evolution as a way to eliminate behavior traits of selfishness and short-term thinking. It’s a big topic, so let’s start with how some nation-states might restructure themselves to prioritize health and abundance.
In the aftermath of the demise of America, there will be many possibilities for greatly-needed improvements in new systems of governing. Some new nation-states might end representative democracy altogether and opt for Direct Democracy (where people vote via the internet). Other nation-states might replace the old, outdated voting system we all know with Instant Runoff Voting (IRV) (http://www.instantrunoff.com/).
Many new nation-states will recognize the importance of keeping the population healthy, and they will legalize Free Speech about nutritional supplements, and perhaps even welcome alternative cancer clinics to operate within their borders (which would bring a boon of economic activity from neighboring nation states). Medical tourism could bring huge economic gains to any nation-state wise enough to legalize actual healing within its borders.
In essence, each new nation-state can decide for itself what kind of place it wants to be. Nation-states in the Northeast might decide to keep their pharmaceutical companies as kings, and thereby poison their populations into yet another round of economic destitution. But other nation-states like Hawaii, California and Florida might prioritize natural health and honest food, creating a population of health, productive, happy and abundant people.
Collapse is just the beginning of rebirth
It is the collapse of America as we know it today that will make all this possible. That’s why the collapse of the existing U.S. government is not a negative thing. It’s not even a surprising thing. Rather, it is a transitional phase of the natural rise and fall of nations. (You didn’t think America would last forever, did you?)
In time, all empires come to an end. America’s end is near. And some folks in Washington seem to be accelerating its demise with each passing week. But do not mourn the passing of the once-great nation of America: Its time here on our planet was a great gift to us all. America taught much about what works and what doesn’t. From America’s demise, we are learning the truth about corporations: If given enough legal standing, corporations will rise in power until they control the media, the economy and the government. Today’s corporations are the dominant, corrupt power centers of the State just like the Church was in medieval Europe.
We have also learned the truth about democracies: No democracy can survive its own voters because the voters demand increasingly “handout-minded” Presidents and representatives who inevitably mortgage the country’s future in order to win reelection.
Although this particular sub-topic probably belongs on CounterThink.com instead of this site, let me mention this briefly: I hope we have also learned that the right to vote is not something to be granted lightly. For any democracy to have a real future, voting must be a right that is earned through service to the People such as serving two years as a volunteer teacher, or organic farming teacher, or other such programs that help uplift the People.