2006-11-23

Understanding

Thistles in the Sky
I love Trent University's slogan, right there on their homepage.

The world belongs to those who understand it.

If only that were true.

Personally, right now, I think the world belongs to a bunch of bloody idiots who have no clue about anything to do with understanding. George Bush, the Pope, Stephen Harper, Tony Blair... These are the people in charge of the world. We need to change this, somehow, we need to start educating people on what the issues are, and get some leaders in power who understand them as well.

Here in Canada we have more tax cuts potentially coming up. That's great right? No one likes taxes, but think of what they do. Health Care, Education, Pension plans... these are 3 of the most key issues as I see them, funded by our taxes. Education is arguably the most important of those, and what are we doing, cutting spending on them all.

People are naturally Short Term Greedy, we need a government in place that understands that, and doesn't try to gain popularity by pandering towards our poor tendancies. Until we can educate everyone on how to plan ahead for life, including how to educate children, how to stay healthy (so you don't have to use much healthcare) and how to save for retirement, we need a responsible government to provide those services for us. Not cut them back while trying to buy votes with tax cuts.

3 comments:

J said...

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-7498241687701731240&q=The+God+Who+Wasn%27t+There

martin said...

aha, I've been listening to the soundtrack for this, didn't know it was available online! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

For more information on the corporatization of Trent University see OurTrent.com.

You may also want to see this article in particular The World Belongs To Those Who Can Afford Trent's Tuition.