This World Should End

It is Tuesday 14th October 2014, utterly unremarkable..? Then here is some food for thought: My social media day started with these fascinating food-for-thought images from Polish artist Pawel Kuczynski: Pawel Kuczynski Dictator

As depressing some of as these are, there is a solution, but it will take courage and working together to make it a reality. In May 2015 we have a chance to choose new leaders in the UK. But before then we need to talk to each other, and discuss our town, city, country, continents’ problems, how they could be fixed if we had the power to change them ourselves. We need to talk to our friends and colleagues, and the stranger on the bus, about our options for new leaders.

Our current system of government is difficult for fresh faces to break into, and our media has a vested interest in biased reporting because some parties MPs say more controversial things than others – see how Pawel Kuczynski Fat Mouse feeds thin mouse to catUKIP gets so much more coverage than the Greens when they have the same number of seats?

But it is not impossible to get good people and good policies into politics. If we talk to each other, sign (or start) the online petitions we care about, then anyone who wants to get elected will have to talk about the issues which really DO matter to us. They will have to change their manifestos to give us the policies which we are crying out for if they want to be elected. Young people need to sign up to vote and to speak up and let the establishment know that the status quo will not be getting their vote – and that the parties or candidates who do listen and respond, will be the MPs in parliament next year and those who do not listen will be looking for new careers. Pawel Kuczynski Pigs at trough

The old system is so out of date, people are far smarter than politicians and the media give them credit for. The moment we all realise that the majority of the UK population feels the same way, then voting for what we believe is right will not be a “wasted vote”. The day everybody votes for what they believe is right, will be the day we start to see a real change in our world.

But it will take courage to change the voting habits of a lifetime and it will take effort for younger people to make their needs known. Why should everyone vote Labour or Conservative when their combined track record for the last 20 years has been catastrophic for our country, our economy, the environment and our individual quality of living, especially for families?

It is time for new faces, and time to change our world. Congratulations if you got to the bottom of this, as your reward, here is a link to a major source of inspiration in my everyday life, and in my campaign to do all I can to help others and fix our world.

Why I Think This World Should End by Prince Ea

And here are the Lyrics

The world is coming to an end

The air is polluted, the oceans contaminated

The animals are going extinct, the economy’s collapsed

Education is shot, police are corrupt

Intelligence is shunned and ignorance rewarded

The people are depressed and angry

We can’t live with each other and we can’t live with ourselves

So everyone’s medicated

We pass each other on the streets

And if we do speak it’s meaningless robotic communication

More people want 15 seconds of fame

Than a lifetime of meaning and purpose

Because what’s popular is more important than what’s right

Ratings are more important than the truth

Our government builds twice as my prisons than schools

It’s easier to find a Big Mac than an apple

And when you find the apple It’s been genetically processed and modified

Presidents lie, politicians trick us

Race is still an issue and so is religion

Your God doesn’t exist, my God does and he is All-Loving

If you disagree with me I’ll kill you Or even worse argue you to death

92% of songs on the radio are about sex

Kids don’t play tag, they play twerk videos

The average person watches 5 hours of television a day

And it’s more violence on the screen than ever before

Technology has given us everything we could ever want

And at the same time stolen everything we really need

Pride is at an all time high, humility, an all time low

Everybody knows everything, everybody’s going somewhere Ignoring someone, blaming somebody

Not many human beings left anymore, a lot of human doings

Plenty of human lingerings in the past, not many human beings

Money is still the root of all evil

Yet we tell our kids don’t get that degree

The jobs don’t pay enough

Good deeds are only done when there’s a profit margin

Videos of the misfortunes of others go viral

We laugh and share them with our friends to laugh with us

Our role models today 60 years ago would have been examples of what not to be

There are states where people can legally be discriminated against Because they were born a certain way

Companies invest millions of dollars hiring specialists to make

Little girls feel like they need “make up” to be beautiful

Permanently lowering their self-esteem Because they will never be pretty enough To meet those impossible standards

Corporations tell us buy, buy, buy, get this, get that You must keep up, you must fit in

This will make you happy, but it never does for long

So what can we do in the face of all of this madness and chaos?

What is the solution?

We can love

Not the love you hear in your favourite song on the radio

I mean real love, true love, boundless love

You can love, love each other From the moment we wake up to the moment we go to bed

Perform an act of kindness because that is contagious

We can be mindful during every interaction

Planting seeds of goodness

Showing a little more compassion than usual

We can forgive Because 300 years from now will that grudge you hold against Your friend, your mother, your father have been worth it?

Instead of trying to change others we can change ourselves

We can change our hearts

We have been sold lies

Brainwashed by our leaders and those we trust

To not recognize our brothers and sisters

And to exhibit anger, hatred and cruelty

But once we truly love we will meet anger with sympathy, Hatred with compassion, cruelty with kindness

Love is the most powerful weapon on the face of the Earth

Robert Kennedy once said that Few will have the greatness to bend history But each of us can work to change a small portion of events And in the total of all those acts Will be written in the history of a generation

So yes, the world is coming to an end

And the path towards a new beginning starts within you.

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