learsfool wrote: eran_rathan wrote:
addams wrote:The Gods were such jerks, sometimes.
I'm pretty sure some Greek folks way back when
I think somewhere in Russia. The west coast of the Caspian Sea (near Georgia) is pretty underpopulated.
Don't forget the Southern hemisphere. There are huge swaths of Africa and South America that could be in better hands.
Also, there are TONS of sustainable eco-village type movements out there who are dying for more people just to give them some economy of scale, they're precisely the sort of person that would be refugee-friendly (and refugees would kind of be inherently intrinsically motivated and peaceful if they chose such an option), but they don't have the means to pay the up-front cost or allow 'foreigners' in. . . and that includes here in America, in Australia, Canada, and so on.
ok. It's workable.
Now; Who is going to do it?
Not us. We can't.
Americans can do some stuff.
Not us. It will require a commitment to Peace.
It will also require some experience.
We, Americans, as a people are severely under-qualified.
ok. I know a little about the subject.
If someone wanted to talk about the subject seriously, I would.
It is complicated. It is not nice to do Brain Drain.
It could turn into Brain Drain. The way I would do it would work that way.
Not nice. But; It is better than the alternative.
Ask 'em. Test 'em.
Support those that go.
Support those that stay.
Support them all to be the best they can imagine a person to be.
That sometimes means supporting their Religion.
That sometimes means getting ideas of what might be better than the way things are into the environment.
Yes. Propaganda. Some call it Public Education. Others call it Marketing.
Not about what The Other is. But; About what We can be.
It is easy. People love to see themselves as heroes.
Selling Peace and Good Will. How hard is that?
How much does it cost?
jeeze. People may get Sticker Shock.
We pay for Peace with our lives.
Everyday our lives are given up for Something!
Peace is as good a thing as any. Pay first? Nah.
It is very, very difficult for people that do not believe you can deliver
to buy into the idea. Then someone always wants details.
The next thing you know we are arguing about stupid shit.
What color do we wear? When do we get up? Who has to do the icky work?
What happens when someone becomes ill? How do you bury loved ones?
How do you bury the strangers? Who gets to tell who what is creepy?
Peace is hard. Who is good at it? oh! I know!
Never mInd. Experts can step in. I know they exist.
Life is, just, an exchange of electrons; It is up to us to give it meaning.
We are all in The Gutter.
Some of us see The Gutter.
Some of us see The Stars.
by mr. Oscar Wilde.
Those that want to Know; Know.
Those that do not Know; Don't tell them.
They do terrible things to people that Tell Them.