If I ruled the world
Musings are thoughts, the thoughtful kind. For the purpose of these articles, a-musings are thoughts that might amuse, entertain and even enlighten.
Most days, I try to help my young-but-opinionated, twin grandsons with their German and English. They attend school in Sweden. I asked them to write a few lines entitled “If I ruled the world.” One wrote:
If I ruled the world, I would focus on health care and I would try to stop wars caused by people or religion. I would try to help people in need and I would try to make sure everybody was treated the same because our world has gotten out of hand. People are losing their homes for stupid reasons. The cops are not doing the jobs they are given, and people are just using each other for their own success instead of trying to help each other. I would try to make the world into a better place for everybody, not just for a few, but for the whole world. I would try to help people who can't get heath care and people who are suffering from sickness. I would try to cure cancer.
At the same time I really don't wanna rule the world, because I couldn't manage to take care of 7.4 billion people and I wouldn't have time to see the people I love, and I wouldn't manage to see what we humans have done to this world, all the chaos and how Nature is slowly dying on us because we don't know how to take care of it. But to be totally honest I think we don't need someone to control our lives if we just put our minds to it and take away the people who are making this world into a bad place. We don't need anybody to control us. All we need is to think straight and know what we are gonna do with our lives. Instead of wasting our time on ourselves we should concentrate on others so everybody can feel happy helping each other, and also save the world slowly but surely. If we slowly save the world we will also slowly save the animals where their habitat has been taken away from them by us. Without the animals we wouldn't survive. We need their meat, but not only that, who is gonna help us pollinate the plants? Who is gonna make us happy? All I really want is to make the world into a better place for everybody, and that's what I would do if I was Leader of the World.
And the other wrote: If I ruled the world, I would let all countries keep their presidents or royalty but I would remove dictatorships completely. I would also try my best to remove all conflicts between religions and countries by having consequences for trying to start a conflict or invading another country. I'd legalize weed so it could be sold for medical use by pharmacies. If caught with stronger illegal drugs you would be sentenced to 20 years in prison. Also I would destroy drug transport (the illegal kind) by removing all drug lords by making them surrender their goods. If not, assassination would be used to remove them. I would also make schools have to have a minimum of 2 hours' total break (including lunch time) every day (exceptions would be school events). I would also grant everyone free education and a law stating that all children must go to school. I would make child marriage illegal. Anyone who marries a child or has sex with a child will be executed. Paedophilia will also be illegal (and if caught would lead to execution).
I would destroy ISIS by removing all gun trading into the country and sending in military forces. Removing poverty will be one of my biggest goals and I would achieve that by a special 5% tax on all income and with that money I would create more jobs that require low education. I would also remove one of India's biggest problems, the caste system. I would also make prostitution illegal in all countries. Also forcing children into becoming a vegan or vegetarian will be 100% illegal, and would lead to removing the child from the custody of their parents or guardians (unless they want to stay). I would also shut down every food company that lies about what is in its supplies by lying about what chemicals are in its products.
After I've done all this I would go to America and try to remove all racism. By that I mean I would educate all generations to come, about their ancestors and what they did, and explain to them how bad racism is. I would also track down all KKK members and make them go through some therapy or make them change their ways. I would legalise gay marriage everywhere in the world and stop all anti gay movements.
I would also focus on bees and change our ways of farming. The bees are dying because we don't have enough variation on our crops. I would also change the ways we treat animals. If you are caught abusing an animal you will be punished in the exact same way as you hurt the animal. So if you kick a dog you get kicked too, or if you kill your dog you will be executed too. I would also remove all endangered animals from zoos and take them out of reach of us humans. That's all I could think of so that's it for me.
Amazing what kids come up with, isn't it? Or is it?