There was a bad streak there in the pit where I said some rather radical things. It wasn’t in the intention of debate, but rather arguing for the sake of arguing. They turned into debates however, and I ended up defending views that I didn’t really have. So now I figure, I’ll just state a shortened form of what I really do think, and you guys can debate me on that.
I’ve been thinking about things, and my views have changed somewhat.
I don’t believe in a “nanny government”. I don’t think we should help those who don’t want to be helped. But I think there should always be a helping hand offered. A safety net, so nobody falls through the cracks.
I don’t believe that socialism is necessarily the way to go. I think there’s many ways to go. The main difference between socialism and capatalism is in the possibilities available. For instance, it’s easier to get rich in America than Sweden. You probably aren’t going to get rich in Sweden by just working hard. However, you don’t have to worry about a place to live. Or food to eat. Your necessities will be provided for. IMO, that’s more important than the alternative.
I think ideal government would be a socialism-capitalism hybrid, if such a thing is possible. And I think it is. And I think we’re heading towards it already. A government where you can be rich, but you don’t have to worry about being too poor. Of course, that’s just my ideal government.
I also think there should be a world government. I think it should be like the United Nations, but more powerful. I don’t think America, or any other country should have it’s own military. It would be much simpler, more effective, and probably cheaper, if we put all of our defense spending into the United Nations. A world governemnt could stop wars. With a world government, you don’t have to worry about being bombed. With a world government, we can be sure the holocaust will never happen again.
I mean, we can stop the wars, if we just tried. It would cost a lot at first to stop the fighting, and get the countries under control. But once that control is put in place, it becomes much cheaper after that. We have to stop the the wars between India and Pakistan, and Serbia and Kosavo, and all those other beggar countries beating eachother with their crutches (stolen metaphor, though I’m not sure where from). There has to be more money given to NATO. We just can’t allow that shit to continue.
In closing, I don’t think utopia is possible, but it’s a good ideal to aim for. The problem is, everybody’s idea of utopia is different. But there are some things we can all agree on. And I can only imagine what the people of this world could do if they worked together, instead of against eachother.
Of course, that’s just my opinion. You could be wrong.