The Everything Else Pages – Preview from Chapter 9: What If?

by John Q

What if?

….tree huggers, gun nuts, hippies, liberals and conservatives from every religion and race found out they were all on the same team?  What if paying interest and taxes were ridiculous notions of the past?  What if one day you never had to think about money again and materialistic compensation was the last thing on your mind and all you really wanted to be proud of and known for was your contribution/s to society?  What if we were rewarded for being frugal?  What if every war going on around the world were to cease, forever?  What if everyone of able body or mind continually had a choice between working or not and were remunerated accordingly?  What if when people get sick or die there’s zero doubt it was of natural causes instead of being insidiously poisoned by maniacal nutcases?  What if your voice mattered in consideration of all new laws?  What if there was very little use for militaries or police to protect us?  What if there was no such thing as terrorism?   What if the news was full of good news because newscasters were free to cover it and that left you feeling inspired instead of downtrodden?  What if we mostly policed ourselves and created reward systems for positive characteristics like honesty, being decent and having compassion?  What if you could easily, freely and instantly vote to have a say on all the matters important to you?  What if no new laws could be written without your input?  What if we could manufacture and use new types of motors that create energy without pollution?  What if hate, violence and abuse were to diminish to nearly un-recordable levels?  What if there were no more secrets of any kind being kept from you?  What if you could do whatever the hell you wanted during your life so long as it doesn’t harm anyone else?  What if there was just one government for the entire planet and everyone had equal say in its’ power and what we do as a race?  What if your possessions could never be taken from you unless you did something that was actually bad enough to warrant it?  What if a missing child was an extremely rare and explainable event?  What if medicines and vaccines didn’t make you sicker or kill you?  What if we only needed minimal amounts of coal, oil or natural gas and zero nuclear power?  What if nukes were a thing of the past?  What if leaders were accountable for their actions?  What if your ID was of your choosing and forever unique across the globe?  What if you never got another account number or other identifier assigned to you for you to manage from anyone ever again?  What if no one was getting ready to put a chip in your forehead to make you a more malleable and obedient slave?  What if your government didn’t think of and use you like a lab rat?  What if your government wasn’t planning on enslaving or killing you?  What if you could do absolutely everything you needed to do for your entire life with just one user name and one password that was totally secure, unique and under your sole control?  What if you had total oversight for use of your personal information in all regards?  What if there was a much better option than Facebook?  What if free speech was real again?  What if privacy actually mattered?  What if there was no such thing as identity theft?  What if no one were more important than the rest of us unless we decided they were?  What if murder rates dropped through the floor?  What if our air, water, soil and food wasn’t tainted with poisons?  What if we could take trips to other planets just for fun?  What if there were no diseases?  What if mankind respected earth and all of its’ resources?  What if animals were treated with simple humaneness and even reverence for the grandeur of their diversity, contributions and spirit?  What if you didn’t have to sell your soul to be a successful musician, artist, writer or actor?  What if we could live longer, way longer?  What if the environment were healthy again?  What if global warming ended and everything went back to normal?  What if all the fish in the seas and animals around the world were going to thrive instead of go extinct?  What if the only advertisements you came across were those sought and of your choosing?  What if there were no such things as telemarketing, spam or junk mail?  What if retirement consisted of the dutifully and rewardingly passing on your wisdom, traditions and experiences?  What if government were made up of men and women of honor and conscious again?  What if every corporation on earth were owned and controlled collectively by all people democratically?  What if banks ceased to exist?  What if there was no such thing as taxation of any kind?  What if everyone who participated in society were rewarded equally and got bonuses for providing exceptional works beneficial to everyone or for making extra contributions to the whole of us?  What if you could trust everything you hear in the news and media?  What if your rights actually meant something?  What if the whole of human knowledge were available to everyone and you could learn about anything you wanted, for free?  What if there was no venue or supportive system for greed?  What if basic schooling consisted of things you really needed to know?  What if everything our governments did made sense again?  What if you belonged to a network of people that valued democracy, privacy, freedom and individuality above and beyond profits and control?  What if you had plenty of freedom and free time to truly enjoy your life and the precious time on earth you’ve been given?  What if everyone had an equal stake in our future?  What if we alone could decide what our governments do and how many natural resources were used?  What if our leaders were nothing more than signatory representatives of our wants, needs and desires?  What if conspirators bribing or killing them couldn’t make any difference?  What if they could be kicked out of office at any time via our popular will?  What if we could look to the future with hope and anticipation instead of confusion and dread?  What if we knew, completely and absolutely the truth about EVERYTHING knowable?  What if everyone you were to meet had shoes on their feet and somethin’ to eat, wouldn’t that be neat?  And what if everyone had shelter?  (Thank You Wavy Gravy)  What if you could be extremely proud of being part to the human race?  What if it were all up to you right now?  What if you had a choice to either act at this very moment by sharing this with everyone you know or to go forward knowing dregs are attempting to see that you, your friends and loved ones all die cowardly, needless and grizzly deaths?  What if attaining the very great assets of peace, love, freedom and happiness requires a small effort on our parts?  What if freedom still wasn’t free?  What if like all things, we had to effort to succeed?  And what if in this case the effort was so infinitesimally small and trivial, and the payoff so gargantuanly huge and meaningful, both could be considered immeasurable?  And what would you think of those who didn’t do so much as pass this along and support our efforts to right the world?  Please Join Us Today!

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