THE GOD FACTOR IN MANKIND’S CHALLENGES!
To recap, it is patently obvious male-created religious doctrines designed to control the sexual behavior of both males and females have had unforeseen results that made the lives of both men and women a travesty of their nature.
Another fallout from the misunderstanding and misuse of human sexuality is the declining custom of marriage and the increase in children born out of wed-lock…both of which have a powerful, negative effect on the stability of societies and the quality of life.
By the turn of the century the economic impact of single parent families among minorities and especially illegal immigrants.—all of whom qualified for government handouts of cash, rebates and food stamps—had become one of the largest tax burdens in the U.S.
The sexual revolution that now encompasses much of humanity—again caused by the mostly well-intentioned attempts of religious doctrines to limit sexual behavior and channel it into narrow confines—is still in its early stages. Where and how far it will go remains to be seen but it cannot be allowed to run the course set for it by the present profit-at-any-cost based morality.
Of course, striving to transform the many cultures of the world and create a global Earth Culture is a challenge of epic proportions. In addition to the religious obstacles there is the automobile industry, the oil industry and the use of sex as the foundation of the advertising, marketing and entertainment industries—all of which fly in the face of common sense.
The profits involved in the automobile and oil industries alone virtually rule the world, and in today’s world profit comes before morality, before sanity, and especially before the future! It goes without saying that these two industries are not going to change their stripes anytime soon! They will surely milk the oil and automobile cows as long as it is profitable—or at least until they have managed to come up with other ways of producing energy and transportation modes that allow them to continue to control much of the economies of the world.
The blatant, gross use of sex in business is another of the most negative legacies of the religious distortion and repression of the sexual impulse. Even once straight-laced Asian countries have picked up on the American way of using sex to sell. This misuse and abuse of human sexuality is also not going to go away until we manage to create a new ethic for sexual behavior that is rational, satisfying and doable.
As already noted, we also need to obliterate the religious doctrines that continue to contribute to unsustainable population growth. Neither planet Earth nor “God” needs more people, and the Church-based ob-session that “He” does is another kind of pathological insanity!
Furthermore, the religious-economic-political concept that prosperity and the quality of life are based on a continuously growing population is not only out-dated, it is one of the primary factors in the poverty that plagues over half of the population of the Earth, including millions of people in the most prosperous nations.
Over-population is also one of the primary sources of much of the violence that afflicts so much of man-kind. In fact, the world needs some kind of parental code of ethics that people be required to agree to be-fore they have children—in or outside of wedlock. To start with, courses in parenting responsibilities and skills should be made a mandatory part of the education of the young.
The political, economic and social policies of promoting growth and more growth for political and religious power must be eliminated from the human mindset. Economic growth should first of all be de-signed to raise the level of the living standard of all people on Earth to a comfortable level while ensuring that it is sustainable both during the process and after-ward.
All of the prevailing reasons why men go to war—religion, the hunger for political power, the obsession with wealth, territorial ambitions, oppressive government regimes—should be eliminated by a coordinated universal effort that now seems to be so far beyond the ability of mankind that it is not even a dream. But that is exactly what at least ninety-five percent of the people on Earth want! So why can’t it be done?
It can be done but it will not be done until religious and political leaders are no longer in the dark ages where ignorance, irrationality and inhuman behavior are the norm—the norm for them; not for the people at large.
One factor that raised the living standard of people in China and India—two countries that represent two-thirds of humanity—was work out-sourcing from the United States, Japan, South Korea and other developed countries, a phenomena that began with Japan in the 1950s and from there spread to Hong Kong, Korea, Taiwan and Singapore.
As controversial and as painful to some as this phenomenon was, it nevertheless was the most efficient and practical means of quickly achieving more economic parity between nations.
The more affluent developing countries become, the more they contribute to the economies of the countries out-sourcing to them, the more stable their governments, and the more likely they are to cherish and work for peace and prosperity.
Of course, there are many other things that should be done. And despite all of the gloom and doom scenarios facing humanity today the great majority of people on this endangered planet are good-hearted, well-behaved and hardworking, and want only to live peaceful, comfortable, secure lives.
The evil doers—leaders and their henchmen who are actually well-known to the world—number only in the thousands. If the world could somehow get rid of them and prevent others from taking their place the Earth could become a sane, safe habitat for humanity in a very short period of time.
The material quality of life is primarily determined by knowing what to do and having the political and religious freedom to do it. This makes it imperative that all people be freed from the destructive religious, political and economic shackles of the past.
***This blog was excerpted from my book: THE PLAGUE OF MALE DOMINANCE – The Cause and Cure!, available in ebook and printed formats from Amazon.com.
Boyé Lafayette De Mente has been involved with Asia since the late 1940s as a member of a U.S. intelligence agency, journalist and editor. He is a graduate of Jōchi University in Tokyo, Japan and Thunderbird School of Global Management in Glendale, Arizona, USA. In addition to books on the business practices, social behavior and languages of China, Japan, Korea and Mexico he has written extensively about the moral collapse of the U.S. along with books on his home state of Arizona. To see a full list of his books go to: www.authorsonlinebookshop.com. Recent books include: CHINA Understanding & Dealing with the Chinese Way of Doing Business; JAPAN Understanding & Dealing with the NEW Japanese Way of Doing Business; AMERICA’S FAMOUS HOPI INDIANS; ARIZONA’S LORDS OF THE LAND [the Navajos] and SPEAK JAPANESE TODAY – A Little Language Goes a Long Way!