We are not held together by love, national pride or common humanity.
We are held together by the market, the global reserve currency.
The driving force is necessity, or perhaps convenience.
We don’t love each other,
But we do need each other.
In one way,
You could think of ageing as
The expiration of novelty in your life.
Like the idea of equality amongst intersectional classes
And of freedom of speech…
These values are acquired tastes
And, like many acquired tastes
Not everyone will acquire them.
Assuming that a nation will eventually acquire these values
And/or trying to force our values upon them
This is unrealistic
And also perhaps a little arrogant.
Who is to say that they need (or even want) our political system?
Or our worldview?
Some people just wish to be left alone.
It would seem that some cultures are simply less ‘compatible’ with ours.
And this is not a bad thing. Diversity of opinion is still important, right?
People looking to the free market to solve all their problems,
The free market also created a bunch of their problems.
You get rid of government,
And corporations will fill in the gaps.
Is this an improvement?
I suppose it depends who you ask.
Dystopias are usually created
By those trying to build utopias.