Every single year for the last couple, I’ve tried to put up some kind of New Year’s Resolution, something that I think I can do better in the coming year, particularly when it comes to my blogging and debating. Of course, every time I do, I explain how I don’t do New Year’s Resolutions, how if I identify something that needs to be done, I don’t wait until some arbitrary date on the calendar to put it into effect, I just do it and as January 1 approaches every year, I wonder what the heck I can say this time. Well, I’m not going to do it.
Instead, I’m going to identify a few changes that I want to see in the world this year, things that I think would dramatically help the planet, but which, let’s be honest, will never, ever happen. So let’s get started.
- The planet will get over religion. Yeah, I know, it won’t happen any time soon, although every single year, more people flood away from the churches. This would solve so many of the planet’s ideological problems, so many religious and ethnic murders, etc. If we would just realize that no imaginary man in the sky is going to solve our problems, that we are responsible for doing so ourselves, we might actually get rid of a lot of our issues. But barring that…
- We finally get sick and tired of radical Islam and, as a planet, do something about it. Now I’m not saying what to do, but it needs to be something significant, effective and done worldwide. If that means sweeping through the Middle East and wiping out every single ISIS supporter in one fell swoop, I’m entirely fine with that. The time for talking is over, it’s the time for action. If nothing else, we really need to do this and present a united planetary front against the terrorists.
- We reverse our position on liberalism and become more conservative. I don’t mean more religious, I mean more responsible for ourselves. No more relying on nanny governments, we accept that we are personally responsible for ourselves, our lives and our actions and stop holding our hands out for everything, expecting someone else to take care of us. It’s the first step back from the ideological precipice that liberalism represents.
- We actually give a damn about education for education’s sake. That means no more idiotic nonsense stuffed into the schools because it makes people feel good. Facts are facts no matter how they make people feel. History is history, what happened happened, stop pretending that just because it makes you uncomfortable, we shouldn’t talk about it. Science is what science is, we teach the best supported facts and we teach kids not just what to think, but how to think. This alone will lead to the first three being done.
But no, I don’t expect anything to happen this year. Things will just get worse. Both the far left and the far right will continue to push for ideological purity, damn the facts. They don’t care and because they don’t care, the world will continue to degrade. I guess I’ll have something to write about for the next year though, so I can’t look a gift horse in the mouth.