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(h) TROM - 2.6 Politicians, voting and democracy

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    [Politicians, Voting And Democracy]
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    Politicians are human beings, and like the rest of us are influenced by the environment
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    So once politicians reach the parliamentary environment they will behave accordingly.
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    Human government has been around for many thousand of years actually -sure
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    and they've been fighting and killing each other. All human upgraded governments are basically corrupt,
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    they serve the 'in-group'. They have to, otherwise they'd never get elected.
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    So here you sit back with the illusion of patching up the society, making it good,
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    getting decent people in government. All that's delusional. You have to have a government not based on money.
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    You have to have a government with machines that distribute goods and services, regardless of race, religion or private beliefs.
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    In other ways, people must be permitted to live the lifestyle that they prefer.
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    Without you telling them what to do.
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    When you come up and you say "this is the right way", it's your way, the way you were brought up,
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    but that doesn't make it right, it just makes it appropriate for you.
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    The future will be very different than the world today, the future will be based upon:
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    Does the system work? Does it serve most people? Does it maintain a healthy relationship in sharing values?
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    Or does the system damage that? This is how we decide what system is to be selected.
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    How well does the system works? That's the final test, that's used in engineering standards,
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    that's the only system that's valid.
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    Now, is it a democracy? People ask me.
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    I put it this way: Is it a participatory democracy? -Well I participate. -Well then come here sometimes. -I want to participate right away.
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    -That's good! how would you prevent cars from hitting each other? -I don't know.
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    -How do you prevent a building catching fire? -I don't know.
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    -How do you participate? Did you vote for the space program? Did anybody vote for Vietnam war?
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    Did anybody vote for any war? Did anybody vote for the Moon project?
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    How the hell do you participate then?
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    Half of all american adults understand that the earth orbits the sun yearly
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    according to a basic science survey.
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    Nevertheless there's enthusiasm for research acceptance on fields like genetic engineering
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    and nuclear power, that are viewed with suspicion. Only about 25% of american adults
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    get passing grades in the national science foundation survey of what people know about
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    basic science and economics. I mean this is singing your song isn't it?
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    Well, it certainly is what I'm talking about in "The demon haunted world".
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    My feeling, Charlie is not that the pseudo science and superstition
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    and "new age", so called, beliefs and the fundamental zealotry are something new,
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    they have been with us for as long as we've been human,
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    but we live in an age based on science and technology with formidable technological powers.
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    Science and technology are propelling us forward at accelerating rates
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    Thats right! And if we don't understand it, about "we" I mean we general public
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    if it's something like "ohh I'm not good at that, I don't know anything about it"
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    Then who is making all the decisions about science and technology that are going to determine
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    what kind of a future our children live in? Just uh, some members of congress?
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    But there's no more than a handful of members of congress who have any background in science at all!
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    And the republican congress has just abolished it's own office of technology assessment,
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    The organization that gave them by participation competent advice on science and technology
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    They say "We don't want to know".
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    There's two kinds of dangers, one is what I just talked about,
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    that we've arranged the society based on science and technology
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    in which nobody understands anything about science and technology
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    and this combustible mixture of ignorance and power, sooner or later
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    is gonna blow up in our faces, I mean, who is running the science and technology
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    in a democracy if the people don't know anything about it?
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    And the second reason I'm worried about this
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    is that science is more than a body of knowledge, it's a way of thinking
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    a way of skeptically interrogating the universe
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    with a fine understanding of human fallibility.
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    If we are not to able to ask skeptical questions to interrogate those who tell us that something is true
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    to be skeptical of those in authority. Then we are up for grabs
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    for the next charlatan political or religious who comes hobblling along.
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    Have we (the point is made and maybe by you), anyway when was the last time a president made a speech about science?
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    It is this notion that, science is not a great interest to us, in some sense,
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    that somehow we dont wanna learn.
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    You see, people read the stock market quotations
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    and financial papers, look how complex that is.
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    They know the direct connections to their own...
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    There's a motivation, but they are capable of it, large amounts of people.
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    People are able of look at sport statistics, look how many people can do that!
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    Understanding science is not more difficult than that, it doesn't involve greater intellectual activities.
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    But the thing about science is first of all, it's after the way the universe really is, and not what makes us feel better.
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    And a lot of the competing doctors are after what feels good
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    and not what's true.
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    It's not politicians that can solve problems, they have no technical capabilities,
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    they don't know how to solve problems. Even if they were sincere,
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    they don't know how to solve problems.
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    It's the technicians that produce the desalinization plants.
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    It's the technicians that give you electricity, that give you motor vehicles,
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    that heat your house and cool it in the summer time.
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    It's technology that solves problems
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    not politics, politics cannot solve problems cause they are not trained to do so.
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    And writing your congressmen is fantastic, they tell you to write your congressman if you want something done.
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    The men in washington should be at the forefront of technology,
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    the forefront of human study, the forefront of crime
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    all the factors that shape human behaviour. You don't have to write your congressmen
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    What kind of people are they that are appointed to do that job?
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    Instead of putting up a sign: "Drive carefully, slippery when wet"
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    put abrasive in the highway so its not slippery when wet.
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    And if a person gets in the car they are drunk and the car oscillates a great deal,
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    there's a little pendulum that swings up and back and that would
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    pull the car over to the side, not a law, a solution.
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    Put sonar and radar in all auto mobiles so they can't hit one another.
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    Man made laws are attempts to deal with occurring problems
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    and not knowing how to solve them, they make a law.
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    So you live in a managed world, and your kids in the future will say to you, wasn't it obvious?
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    That you paid off senators, you paid off governments, you paid off different people
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    to get your will? Isn't that obvious? I guess not.
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    And so, if you do away with the money system, you can't have the sale of drugs. You can't pay off senators. You can't buy people.
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    You understand what I'm saying? As long as you've got money, no matter who you elect.
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    You say, "Well, maybe if we elect decent people in government..." No way, even if you had
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    the most decent people in the world, taken from the best churches you like
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    If you ran out of resources, be lying, cheating, killing, stealing.
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    It's resources that people need, not money. Access to resources.
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    But we have more than enough resources. Have you considered the money spent on world war II
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    you could have wiped out the slums all over the world,
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    educated people, built the best universities free of charge.
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    Why do we do it free of charge?
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    Because the smarter the kids are, the richer all of us will be.
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    Every kid shooting up drugs, hanging out in malls. Why? They have no place to go.
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    There should be art centers, music centers, cultural centers, theater groups, where people can go.
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    They hang out in malls and coats stands because there's no place to go.
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    And the government, I would say this, the government than entry, doesn't give a shit about people.
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    Proof, now. They would not outsource. I have a big factory: if I pay my help more than the minimum wage,
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    I can't stay in business, if he outsources to China. Do you understand?
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    You're not going to invest in the company that builds playgrounds for the women's children that work in the factory.
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    You want the money spent on products advertising so the income is greater. So you invest in it.
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    So we're all sons of bitches in the monetary system.
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    It makes us that way.
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    Well I say if you're not... consult your bank account and see who you are.
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    But there's a reason, there's a reason... there's a reason for this, there's a reason education sucks,
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    it's the same reason it will never, ever, ever be fixed.
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    It's never gonna get any better, don't look for it, be happy with what you got.
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    Because the owners of this country don't want that.
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    I'm talking about the real owners now, the real owners: the big wealthy business interests,
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    that control things and they make all the important decisions.
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    Forget the politicians, the politicians are put there to give you the idea that you have freedom of choice.
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    You don't! You have no choice.
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    You have owners. They own you. They own everything. They own all the important lands,
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    they own and control the corporations,
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    they've long since born to pay for the senate the congress to stay down as their city holes, they got the judges in their back pocket,
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    and they own all the big media companies so they control just about all of the news and information you get here,
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    they got you by the balls! They've spent billions of dollars every year lobbying,
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    lobbying to get what they want!
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    But we know what they want, they want more for themselves and less for everybody else!
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    But I'll tell you what they don't want: they don't want a population of citizens capable of critical thinking,
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    they don't want well informed, well educated people capable of critical thinking,
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    they're not interested in that, that doesn't help them. That's against their interests.
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    That's right!
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    They don't want people who are smart enough to sit around the kitchen table
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    figuring how badly they are getting fucked by a system
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    that threw them overboard thirty fucking years ago. They don't want that. You know what they want?
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    They want obedient workers. Obedient workers.
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    People who are just smart enough to run the machines and do the paper work
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    and just dumb enough, to passively accept all these increasingly shittier jobs
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    with the lower pay and the longer hours the reduced benefits the end of overtime
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    and the vanishing pension that disappears the minute you go to collect it,
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    and now they are coming for your social security money. They want your fucking retirement money.
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    They want it back, so they can give it to their criminal friends on wall street.
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    And you know something? They'll get it, they'll get it all from you sooner or later,
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    because they own this fucking place. It's a big club, and you ain't in it.
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    You and I are not in the big club.
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    By the way it's the same big club they used to beat you over the head with all day long and they tell you what to believe.
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    All day long beating you over the head and the media's telling you
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    what to believe, what to think and what to buy.
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    The table is tilted folks, the game is rigged, and nobody seems to notice, nobody seems to care.
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    Good honest hard working people, white collar, blue collar, it doesn't matter what color shirt you have on,
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    good honest hard working people continue, these are people of modest means,
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    continue to elect these rich cock suckers who don't give a fuck about them.
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    They don't give a fuck about you, they don't give a fuck about you, they don't care about you,
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    at all! At all! At all!
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    You know?
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    And nobody seems to notice, nobody seems to care.
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    That's what the owners count on: the fact the americans will probably remain willfully ignorant
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    of the big, red white and blue dick that's been jammed up their assholes everyday.
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    Because the owners of this country know the truth, it's called the American dream,
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    cause you have to be asleep to believe it.
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    [Alternative Solutions]
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    Decisions must not represent personal opinions,
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    but an action as result of scientific research.
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    Politicians have no technical understanding, and thus provide no value
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    when arriving at a decision.
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    The nearest thing that I know, is to arrive at decisions, rather than make them.
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    Arriving at decisions meaning: put all your decisions to test, see if they work.
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    Use scientific scales of performance.
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    And in that manner, we can probably arrive at closer agreements with nations.
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    I believe that all nations need the same things:
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    clean air, clean water, arable land,
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    and medical and health security.
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    And access to food, and the necessities of life.
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    If we fail to work together, attempting to solve these problems,
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    I feel the problems will continue, in much more vicious ways,
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    because we are not touching or not addressing the actual manifestation,
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    how these values come into being.
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    So when I say, decisions have to be arrived at,
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    first you have to study the carrying capacity of the planet, what it's capable of supporting.
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    Then you design your cities, and population densities so that they correspond
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    to the carrying capacity of the environment.
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    That's what I mean when I say: people do not make decisions, they arrive at them.
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    And how do you decide how much oxygen you carry on the submarine?
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    Well, depends on the amount of people in the submarine,
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    and how long you wish to be submerged.
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    That determine that.
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    How do you know how much water to carry on the submarine?
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    How do you know how much food to carry? How do you know how much electrical power?
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    Depends on the performance you want of that submarine,
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    then you put in the proper electrical power
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    for operating the submarine.
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    You have to put enough food, and refrigeration equipment
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    to feed the crew. If you don't provide for them, the technology may work, but the crew won't.
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    So you have to not make decisions, you have to arrive at them
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    Wants are irrelevant. Necessities are paramount, and they must be related to planetary resources.
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    But the whole idea is in contradiction with the monetary system,
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    so we need a different system.
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    Reality is reality, and there can only be one,
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    and it is best defined by scientific observation.
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    Humans can only observe,
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    actions or decisions are taken in relation to observations,
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    and not some erroneous opinion.
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TROM (The Reality of Me) represents the biggest documentary ever created, it is also the only one that tries to analyse everything : from science to the monetary system as well as real solutions to improve everyone's life.

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"Before the Big-Bang, till present, and beyond."
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