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How to solve much of the world's problems:

I've been working on this plan since I was a small child myself. The UN should recruit the world's best kindergarden teachers, and give them a great deal of global power, in some limited areas. Basically to enforce the global equivalents of:

Play nice with each other and share the toys.

Don't bully and don't tease the kids who can't handle it.

Don't hit, don't bite, don't bring weapons to school.

Accept each other's cultures even if they're different from your own. Your family can live however they want at home, but you need to respect others' rights to do the same, especially in public.

And so on. I don't know if this is very well phrased, but its the basic idea. Anyone who can handle five-year-olds can handle the basics of international relations gone wrong, you just need to give them the power to do so. And therein lies the problem. Also making sure they don't overstep their authority and try to control things they shouldn't.

I'm not sure exactly how serious I am on this.


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Jan. 11th, 2007 08:08 pm (UTC)
I like it. I have thougthts that are only related in that they would help things.
I think we should be like Europe and only allow semis to transport at night and off hours of peak traffic. I think people should have to pay extra money a month to drive tall vehicles. Its about people behind you can still seeing the raod up ahead. Tall vehicles that block the view should be treated like semi trucks.
I wonder how to get Community Supported Agriculture more active.

its a snow day where I am. Hows MN?
Jan. 11th, 2007 08:12 pm (UTC)
Cold but dry.
Jan. 11th, 2007 08:41 pm (UTC)
I think the big paradoxical problem is a classic -- the people who want the power are precisely the people who shouldn't be allowed to have it. I wonder how many kindergarten teachers would be willing to step up on the global stage and make decisions that effect millions of people and billions of dollars. Probably not many. And the ones that do...well, this is where we started.

Sometimes I think I'd like to wipe my fingerprints, burn my Social Security card, and go live on a farm. Just drop out of the global economy. But first I have to buy an 80 year supply of toothpaste.
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