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How would you remake society?--Al
-- Al Schroeder (firstname.lastname@example.org), July 09, 2000
You know, I don't think I'd change how things are currently. Granted, life isn't the best it could be, what with racism, violence, hunger, etc still ever present in our society. I think it's the struggle to seek for something better in life that drives us all in either conscious or subconscious ways.
Now, having said that - I wonder if there was a way for us to have learned life lessons about, say, the Holocaust **WITHOUT** the cost of human life.
Lis blue letters
-- Lis (email@example.com), July 10, 2000.
Assuming that I had the power to remake society I would strive to remember that the one perfect person known to us couldn't accomplish that and so died for us. Therefore, I think that society will continue to grow like Topsy - - - where it will and wants to. In my warped outlook I feel that the Lord made us, set this world spinning for us, sacrificed His Son for us - - - once ! I think with the ability to use free will, if the chance for harmony amongst us all ever existed it has now nearly been extinguished by the greedy, selfish, cruel ones who cause trouble just for the joy of it. So, that was the long way around. The short of it, He gave us life, His son, free will and expects us to make our own society. Wherein we have failed. I can't attempt to figure out how to remake society Al.
-- Denver doug (firstname.lastname@example.org), July 11, 2000.
I have a list a mile long, but the simplest response is that everyone should have access to free education. That includes a free college education. Knock a few billion free by selling B-1 bombers, and pour it into education.
-- Planet Earth (email@example.com), July 11, 2000.
Have one parent stay at home to raise their children until the children reach 1st grade. Then make sure one parent was always home when the child leaves for school and returns home.
30 hour work weeks for everyone. The result: more love, less pollution, better health, greater emphasis on the important things in life.
-- Chris Hawkins (firstname.lastname@example.org), August 11, 2000.