I don't think that I'm better than everyone else. Okay, I kind of do.
But there are concrete reasons for this.
One, I'm not the type of person to believe everything that I'm spoon fed. I like to take the chance, go over things in my head, and then make my own rational assessment about them.
Dean and I watched a couple of documentaries lately that are obviously propaganda laden but they address some interesting points. If you have Netflix, both 'Zeitgeist' movies are online as well as a documentary narrated by Woody Harrelson entitled 'Ethos.' Both titles go over the federal banking system, conspiracies within said system, environmental change, and so on.
In the second 'Zeitgeist' film, discussed at length is the fact that with our current technology, we have the ability to erase our dependency on non-renewable resources and rely entirely on clean, natural, renewable resources.
Have you heard about the 'magtrain?' Bottom line is that I want it now. It has the capacity to travel at up to 4,000 miles an hour and runs on magnets. Fucking magnets. It's magnetic and hovers over the rail system meaning that it would take no fuel to run this thing and it would never wear out because practically no friction is involved. Certain trains like these already exist in the world, but the states doesn't have plans for this until the year 2020 I think.
Why not now? We spend enough money on everything else, why not make it so we don't have a reason for these unnecessary wars? Why not make changes to where we have the ability to be self-sufficient and cut the dependency on resources that will inevitably disappear?
I know this is all wishful thinking, but logic outweighs the current system. I used to think that the whole 'green' movement was something entire comprised of hippies and over zealous do-gooders. While these documentaries feed their fair share of propaganda, we can all take away some enlightening concepts from viewing them. It changed the way I look at things. I am more conscious of the power systems at hand.
Relinquish that power. Make changes. Be smart.