Funny how billions and billions can be spent on new weapons systems, black projects only a few people even know about, that new facility in Utah designed to spy on everyone on the planet (quite literally), all to protect us from some faceless terrorists in some country that just happens to have oil and not like us too awful much because we think it's OUR oil... but the concern for the common man's security doesn't lend itself to the spending of money on health care, or education for a legion of doctors and technicians who could devote their lives to the common good whilst making a good wage for themselves.
That guy from Florida was right, the Republican health care plan is 'don't get sick' and if you do, 'die'.
What if 'national security' meant everyone employed, everyone housed, everyone fed and everyone with a free education to the extent of their natural abilities and up to the minute, modern health care?
What if, to accomplish this feat, a standard work week was 20 hours instead of 40, and people had more time off to pursue hobbies, learn, read, spend with their children and grandchildren, and grow a garden?
What if our entire society didn't seem hellbent on bombing as many poor people as possible, but instead helped them come up to modern technological standards, rather than stealing their resources? What if Tesla's free energy knowledge had become common knowledge 100 years ago, rather then shelved as 'nonprofitable'?
What if a government lying to their constituents about anything was considered unthinkable and treason, punishable as such? Lying about 9-11, lying about going into war, lying about aliens, lying about where the money all goes?
What if, down through the ages, we as a people actually tried our best to search out the truth, no matter how odd (the earth is a globe? Heresy!) or intellectually and spiritually challenging? What if new ideas were discussed rationally rather than ridiculed? What if every religion since worshipping the sun (the true source of all life) had never been dreamed up and then turned into a ridiculous power base? What if money didn't rule the world, but fair play and equal access to necessities for everyone did?
I'll tell you what if. We would never had built 9/10th of the weapons we have. The oceans would not be filling with radiation and the skies with drones and pollution. Millions would be alive today, secure in their homes, contributing to the common good (Who knows how many Einsteins, Jonah Salks and Carl Sagans have died in senseless wars as children???) We never would have built nuclear power plants on EQ fault lines, because if something went terribly wrong the planned response to it of 'evacuating an entire city' would not have been seen as a viable option, but instead the insanity that it is. A few corporate mega-giants would not be fueling and influencing our political discussions. Fuckwits like Sarah Palin, Karl Rove and Fox News would not be jamming the airwaves with idiotic comments, and our national discourse would not be easily mistaken for a tabloid headline. Intellectuals and 'smart people' would be revered for their contributions and ideas, not burned at the stake or ignored by the masses as 'eggheads'.
We would have been thousands of years down the road to a true civilization, that's what. What we have now is no better than rock throwing cave dwellers could envision, with the addition of a few electronic toys.