Because I am a dreamer I believe in free education and health care for everyone (including veterinary care for our animals). How this could become possible under our current systems, I have no idea, but that does not change my beliefs.
Going through a medical ordeal myself, I see the awesome technology we have for diagnosis and treatment, and the sad reality of how that is doled out. Progressively medicare favours those who can afford it, as opposed to those who need it. Although not so prevalent in my more socialistic country, it is creeping in none-the-less.
We have a desperate need to teach people how to get along, how to treat animals and be respectful of our environment. All forms of formal education fail us, and higher education is only for the elite.
Education and health care are moral and ethical necessities.
Just as is saving our environment.
No longer options.
We cannot afford to idle our time writing up yet another report or debating these issues. We need to take action. NOW.
Our leaders fail us. Politicians are too busy being rock stars, spending our tax dollars on self glorification, public relations and personal money making interests. Meanwhile our infrastructures are crumbling (roads, power stations, city buildings, etc.), pollution, sickness and poverty are rampant. Most, if not all of this, totally fixable and preventable. We have no excuses left. We have the technology and brains to solve all our problems. We just have to do it.
Fortunately, it is beginning. People like Bill Gates and Boyan Slat are welcome vigilantes. Governments serve their purpose as policy makers and law givers and I have no problem with having high standards we must adhere to. But we can’t look to our leaders for action. Action has to come from people.
Imagine a world where everyone is afforded medical diagnosis and treatment. Where every one is educated (I don’t mean just formal education – I mean also learned in how to treat others, animals and the environment).
Imagine our environment pristine, no longer there to be ravaged, but to be enjoyed. We are self sustaining. No carbon foot print.
Free for All.