I confess!

I wish I was the ruler of the world. I’d stop factory farming and mass production of plastics. I’d abolish oil and make sure we lived sustainably. Solar power would be the only power. My life would be pure bliss and I’d never be bored because I’d travel all over the world in my personal solar powered flying saucer admiring gorgeous architecture and world class art. I’d make sure that artists everywhere were creating more beauty for us to admire by paying them high salaries. I’d donate money to developing nations and make sure everyone everywhere had clean drinking water and enough food to live comfortably. Male humans would have vasectomies at birth to manage population. There would be an end to war and famine and we’d all live happily ever after. The end.

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Anonymous

May 15, 2019 at 8:52pm

poor little troll, so lonely, so sad...

Statesmanship

May 15, 2019 at 9:08pm

It was once said that "statesman" is what hey call politicians after they're retired or dead.

I'd give you under 30 days. I doubt the real powers-that-be (the political class, corporate officers and the wealthy) would even let you leave voluntarily. More like the "Kennedy Method", ya know?
You could rule this world if you started from scratch - wiping the slate clean of all existing industry and technology, and removing all the present humans first. Otherwise, neither China nor India, nor Europe (especially Eastern Europe) would submit to your well-intentioned authoritarian jackboot.
Consider Gaddafi as a previous utopian visionary. Yeah. Not so much.

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Nope

May 15, 2019 at 9:56pm

You lost me at forced male vasectomies.

Hitler

May 16, 2019 at 12:09am

Also wanted to be ruler of the world

Pretty sure

May 16, 2019 at 4:55am

Countries would eventually attack and defeat you, rightfully.

you were doing fine

May 16, 2019 at 6:55am

until you mentioned vasectomies.

So what you are saying

May 16, 2019 at 8:01am

is you are a Justin Trudeau wannabe? All ideology with very little education and intelligence. No thanks.

Hey

May 16, 2019 at 11:52am

I think that might just work..

Justin Trudeau

May 16, 2019 at 5:09pm

said to the effect that he admired China's dictatorship.....

If I ruled the world, I'd make everyone respect their elders

May 16, 2019 at 5:39pm

I would hand off all positions of power and ruling counsels (including my own) to people that are 70 + years of age. At this age people tend to be more concerned with how they are remembered more so than about any material wealth that they can't take with them.
At 65 and retired you can vote. At 70 you can lead. For all your years before that, you should've collected enough wisdom, and experience of what works, and what doesn't work in life so you can guide those that have just started theirs out, until it's their turn to lead.
Yes, I believe we'd be better off being lead by Elder Councils, and only by Elders that have done their prior years of service within the ministry in which they care to minister.

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