Education would be reformed, starting with religion. Religion would be taught for understanding only of the six main religions; Judaism, Christianity, Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism and Islam. There would not be focus on one religion, if parents want to teach their children one particular religion, excluding all others they could do in their own time, not by using tax payers money. Pupils of all religious faiths would be allowed in all schools, there would be no exclusions.
Religious teachings in schools would not account for more than 10% of education. Instead time would be spent teaching real life skills, including; living ethically, budgeting, mental health, coping skills, sex education, global warming, sustainability, the impact of capitalism, compassion and respect for all beings (not just human) and above all independent thinking.
There would be monthly speakers from all walks of life, who will speak on drugs, alcohol, drink driving and the most common forms of criminality to educate children on their negatives and impacts, not just physical but psychological. Real life reformed ex-drug users / addicts, alcoholics, convicted drink drivers and ex criminals would speak about the uncomfortable brutal truth, including how bad things got for them. Part of the aim would be to change cultures around the glamorisation of all forms of criminality, and that the law will catch up with them. Family members or friends willing to speak about the suicide of a family member or friend whilst in prison would be brought in. Meeting people from all backgrounds can show that people who live an honest life, can be ‘cool’.
It would be compulsory for at least 30% of television media to provide educational programmes, at least 20% of this should be about health, and must include documentaries around plant based diets and the biggest cause of environmental damage,(currently animal agriculture) with a recommended list of documentaries which would include the following amongst others, with a minimum of three of these being scheduled at least three times per year:
I would ban advertisements of all non-healthy food and drinks, it is madness to advertise things that may cause you harm or lead to your death. If you ever doubt the effects of advertising, why is it a multi-million pound industry? Healthy foods and drinks would be advertised instead of putting unhealthy messages in people’s brains.
All products made by harming animals would not be allowed to advertise, sorry Hermes hand bags. You do not need to kill animals for bags, gloves, coats, shoes etc, we have technology now where you can make faux leather products, its cheaper, no animals are enslaved, abused or killed and it’s difficult to tell them from real leather (animal skin), how wonderful is that?
No-one would work more than 30 hours per week, giving every person more time to spend quality time with family / friends, pursue hobbies, relax, educate themselves, obtain or maintain fitness or volunteer some time to a good cause.
Remember governments want you to be busy, work long hours, be stressed and in debt, it keeps you ‘occupied’ that’s why it’s called an ‘occupation’, because populations with time on their hands and nothing to lose are a higher risk of starting a ‘revolution’, a scary word for governments.
Treatment of Animals
I would fund an independent investigation to determine a) if any animal testing is effective or essential and b) if there are equal or more effective alternatives to animal testing. This would serve to show the public the truth. All ineffective or non-essential animal testing would be banned, if alternative testing costs more money, then that would be a price well worth paying.
I am not an expert by any means, but suspect the investigation may show the majority if not all animal testing is ineffective and with advances in science, there shouldn’t be any need to test on animals. I believe most if not all is outdated and unnecessary. Whilst animal testing is being phased out, CCTV would be fitted in all animal laboratories.
There would be a phased programme to stop factory farming and a support programme to help farmers and slaughter houses transition their business to more healthy, ethical and sustainable products without harming, torturing or killing animals or the planet.
There would be compulsory training for all owners of newly acquired dogs, this would include training for dogs including socialising and training for owners too. There would be restrictions on dog breeding, to prevent novices doing just to make money who really don’t care about the dogs. Breeders would have to attend a comprehensive training course at their own expense, some may say this will push breeders underground, there are already plenty of underground breeders, they don’t care about the dogs, they just care about their profits. Illegal breeders should in my opinion be put in prison, the psychological as well as physical damage they cause dogs can last a lifetime.
Zoos would be abolished, you will pay a small fee to visit animal sanctuaries where you can interact with the animals or volunteer.
All stray dogs above 6 months old would be neutered.
The subsidisation of animal agriculture would cease, this would be done in stages and whole food plant based producers would be subsidised (for a duration) instead, to encourage more of them. In the UK, subsidies would be funded using savings made by the NHS due to people being healthier as a result of other implementations previously mentioned. There will be less diabetes type 2, cardiovascular disease and many other diseases including cancers. There would be less people on disability benefits, as people get healthier, the need will be reduced.
There would be a prescription only programme for smokers. Existing smokers would only be able to obtain cigarettes through prescriptions, the cost would remain the same as currently purchasing a pack of cigarettes. But this would prevent new people from starting to smoke.
Money that currently goes to The British Heart Foundation, Diabetes and cancer charities could be reduced dramatically, because we already know how to reduce heart disease, type 2 diabetes and some cancers, by eating a whole food plant based diet, the money charities have would be used to cure diseases and cancers not related to lifestyle choices. There would then be more money to help developing countries recover from the damage we have done, and to fund animal sanctuaries for the rescued animals that were bred for slaughter. Animal numbers will naturally decline without the help of man’s artificial insemination methods, nature will be as it is intended.
Certain industries would be non-profit making; water, pharmaceuticals etc. any profits made would need to go back into the industry, research and aiding developing countries. The reason the pharmaceutical industry would need to be non-profit making is because they currently make a lot of money from people being sick, this is a serious conflict of interest, no-one should make profits of sick people, that is sick in itself. Neither should a company make profits from making you sick in the first place.
I would make it illegal for private organisations to fund political parties, political parties would be funded by the government even if they are in opposition, all political parties would get an equal amount of capped funding, then if they want to squander it on ‘expenses’ they would have little left to fund their ‘cause’. There would be no conflicting interests, e.g. funding from pharmaceuticals or meat producers causing politicians to hide the truth or lie because the don’t want to lose their funding. Ultimately we will pay for them, and if they don’t hit the mark we don’t vote, if they break the law, they will lose all funding.
In the U.K. there is currently public funding for political parties to fund policy development if you meet certain criteria from the Electoral Commission, this would be their only source of funding.
There are many things missed off this wish list, these are just some of the things I would change, obviously these are high-level ideas, the details and practicality for some may be more difficult, but if I ruled the world these would definitely be my ambitions.
Some may say some of these ideas are controlling, I would say that you need to control a ‘mad dog’ or governments and capitalists to be precise. Governments use distraction tactics to steer you away from the truth, for example, the truth of the animal producing industry, this is why they feed mainstream media with scare stories. Stories of other governments / leaders plotting to drop weapons of mass destruction on us, the refugee crisis and far too much time is given to joke entertainers such as Donald Trump, I live in the U.K. why is the news here dominated by Donald Trump? I stopped watching the news about 8 months ago because I got sick of the same ‘misrepresentations’ of the truth churned over and over again, it gets boring, so I decided to find my own truth.
These are my idealisations, I am not a scientist or economic expert, but a human being who wants to see less suffering, pain and disease in the world for ALL beings.