How humanity spends its resources is directly linked to how good or bad we live, how much we maintain or destroy our planet, and whether we make wonderful progress or regress into the dark ages. Ever wonder what happens to the wealth and income that is taken away from you and given to the rich, in other words the resources we need for progress? This series has informed you a bit on this. Today’s video report, shared below, shows even more excesses of billionaires directing our resources into one-upping each other on their luxury toys. Once again, you get to see these billionaires swimming in so much money (unearned, stolen from the rest of us who work!), and at the same time being so selfishly self-indulgent, that they have to come up with most outlandish ways to spend lavishly on themselves and outspend each other for status gain over each other to satisfy their vacuous, immature personalities:
(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Fabulous Life Of Filthy Rich Billionaires- 2015”)
Now, imagine how many homeless people a narcissistic creep like that could house for the price of his flying Jumbo Jet palace.
Imagine what could happen if – besides buying one opulent luxury toy after another – billionaires wouldn’t at the most stoop to giving merely a tiny fraction of their unearned wealth to charities as a way of pretending to be good and at the same time justifying even more tax evasion. Imagine the amazing impact it could have if just one of them chose to seriously invest in a better world.
Imagine what one of them could do for the world with a private island other than to just avoid ever meeting a neighbor. When I was a kid, I fantasized about somehow obtaining a private island to start a new nation, one with a good life for everybody and sustainable clean technologies, a shining beacon for the rest of the world to emulate.
Imagine how humanity could leap forward if one of these selfish deplorables we have seen in the video documentaries of this mini-series matured into a human being with compassion and a conscience, a person who would then no longer invent ways of pointlessly squandering the GDP of entire nations, but spend most of his or her wealth on a world improvement project (like World Progress Inc.), in order to – for example – fund books and news outlets such as I try to produce with no money whatsoever, then to move on and produce movies and documentaries building a grand public vision of a benevolent society allowing good lives for all and medical progress to end most of our miseries, such as those that come to almost all of us at old age.
The project I keep mentioning for recreating functioning journalism and promoting world-changing ideas is not to be underestimated. Through the halls of history ring the words of the pen being mightier than the sword, because it were the words of the likes of Thomas Paine who gave people the ideas with which they changed the world. Nothing could be more powerful today, at a time when journalism and the press are in decline, getting marginalized by online marketing, and having been already corrupted some time back into worthlessness by the financing through advertisement model that has turned them into corporate and deep-state propaganda outlets fewer and fewer people take seriously anymore.
Just imagine one of these billionaires starting a foundation that would fund true journalism and the authorship of truly revealing and visionary books and documentaries, movies, TV series, etc.
And there is so much else they could do instead of having flying, gold-plated palaces and sea-worthy luxury cities built for their private indulgence.
Imagine one of these billionaires funding research and measures to create just economies and fabulous scientific and cultural progress, maybe funding another of my younger days’ ideas: an organization allowing inventors, idea generators, scholars, and researchers to work without worry about money and similar material distractions (similar to how medieval monasteries once worked), the organization dealing with the financial end of things.
Imagine one of them turning his business empire into a model for how our workplaces should really be with flex-time, parental leave, a healthy work environment, fair pay, procedural and other idea-related input opportunities, residual incomes from earned assets (stocks being distributed among the workers not hoarded by upper management and external investors), and democratic instead of despotic management. Imagine one of them realizing my youthful fantasy of a model nation, mentioned above. And, once again, imagine a publication foundation that would create a truly free press and publisher, funded with no strings attached, an idea to which I keep circling back as the seed for all the other forms of progress, because first we must change our minds before we can change the world.
Imagine how splendidly we could progress if most of the world’s money were not in the wrong hands…
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