10 positive predictions for the future

Go to the ant, O sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise.
Without having any chief, officer or ruler, she prepares her food in summer, and gathers her sustenance in harvest.
(Proverbs 6:6-8)
Are we not ants?
Viewed from a safe distance, the human family must resemble a busy community of ants, all ultimately scurrying towards a common goal. Broadly speaking there is a three-tiered system - queen, soldier, and worker. The queen might be a monarch, a government, or an inner circle of elite - often a combination of all three. The military have become their own class, presented as defending the freedom of the peoples, but in reality protecting the interests of the queen. The workers form the majority, the bottom of the pyramid. It appears, from a safe distance, to be a system that works. It doesn't.

The economy is collapsing, democracy is a farce, capitalism a failed endeavour, and everywhere the sanctity of life is in sharp decline. The good news is that things will not always remain this way. The future will look very different, and inordinately brighter.

10 positive predictions for the future
The human family is nowhere near reaching its full potential. Most of what we are doing now will eventually be abandoned as prohibitive to enlightened advancement.

1. Leadership. Monarchies, government, dictators, MPs - all of them will be gone and forgotten. We will have woken up to our Orwellian present, put fascism behind us, and done away with the inner circle. Leaders will naturally rise to the surface to lead their communities.They will not be unapproachable, surrounded by a praetorian guard. We will not need to bow and scrape, and we will know them by their first names.

2. Poverty. No country and no people will reside in poverty because we will have picked them up with love, not money. Charity will be a thing of the past, offloaded as a burden to society and an invention of a flawed religious system.

3. Religion will be left behind as a debilitating system of competition, completely unnecessary in the grand scheme of things. The debate about God will be forgotten as it was just a ploy to massage man's ego, and not for the benefit of mankind.

4. Education. The present education system cannot be reformed. Eventually it will be discarded as a useless tool, crippling children and stunting their growth. In years to come It will be looked back upon as a shocking and laughable myth. Some will refuse to believe it ever could have happened.

5. Economy. The economic system will be radically different. Capitalism a failed enterprise. It is already a sick joke that the human family has not eradicated poverty. We have been in a position to do it for years.
"It is now incontestable that the wealth and resources of the United States make the elimination of poverty absolutely practical."
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community? 1967.
At some point in the future we will have made the transition away from money.

6. Employment. The goal of worldwide unemployment will eventually be reached. Work will no longer be a necessary drudgery, with money serving as compensation. Slavery in all its forms will be a fading nightmare.

7. Addiction. Promiscuity, alcohol and drug abuse, comfort eating - all of these will have been done away with. None of it worked as a source of happiness.

8. Incarceration. There will be no prison system. The present chasm between who we really are and who we think we need to be in order to survive this system of things will be so dramatically reduced through societal changes, better family relations, and a natural determination to compassionately understand one another, that there will be no violent and threatening criminal behaviour.

9. Health. Disease will be a distant memory, and not because it was eradicated by science. Anyone who thinks the pharmaceutical companies can rid the world of infectious disease with their money-grubbing vaccination programmes, is sadly mistaken. If you think they want to rid the world of cancer, you are kidding yourself.

Disease is due to (and exacerbated by) poverty, deplorable living conditions, stress, anxiety, and hate. When these things have been left behind, healing and good health will quickly follow.

10. Death will be quietly and gladly accepted because life will have been lived to the full with no regrets. The old will not be feeble and forgotten.

Bonus prediction
11. Antz. The 1998 animation will be seen to be prescient. A neurotic, cynical ant, who dreams of something better, becomes the unintentional leader, inspiring a community to use their strengths and work together to break out against the totalitarian military dictatorship.

Prophecy is trend research
Prophets of old, like Isaiah, practised forecasting, tracking, and analysing national trends. They were not given divine visions of the future. They saw things as they really were and they plotted the course ahead based on what had happened and what was happening. Today, Gerald Celente does a similar thing. What he has to say about the far future, I don't know, but he seems to have a pretty good vision of what's in store just around the corner. And, it ain't bright.

However, if there is a total collapse, it will not last. Even if we sink miserably into the clutches of a New World Order it will only be a passing phase. Hate cannot be victorious. It is demonstrably impossible. Hate is self-defeating, paranoid, and ultimately unsustainable. We may well have to learn these lessons in a most terrible way, but out from the ashes will rise a brighter eternal new life built on a solid foundation of love. It is the only natural and realistic way for the human family to survive and prosper.

I am not trying to pass all this off as God's grand plan. I am simply presenting how things will eventually pan out. It will not happen in your lifetime. It cannot, it takes too long - millennia, even. We cannot see this happening from the inside out, you have to use your imagination. Just as we cannot see atoms at work, jiggling - you need a healthy imagination - so we are gradually, irresistibly, moving towards certain good. Those who ridicule this future view, and the mindset that contributes to such ridicule, will be left behind as dead weight, holding back mankind's inevitable rise. Evolution moves slowly. Thinking you can see it happening is like a primeval monkey looking up at the birds and discarding any thought that he might one day soar through the sky with wings.

I'm also not ready to write off the likelihood of every person being part of this positive future in some way that we can't begin to comprehend. Isaiah's positive outlook was to determine that however long it took for events to take place, nobody who had come and gone would be overlooked. At Genesis 15:5 Abraham is taken outside and told, "Look up at the heavens and count the stars - if indeed you can count them. So shall your offspring be." Hundreds of years later, Isaiah draws on this same promise to offer an inspiring dream:
"Lift your eyes and look to the heavens:
Who created all these?
He who brings out the starry host one by one,
and call each by name.
Because of his great power and mighty strength,
not one of them is missing."
(Isaiah 40:26)
Many lives had come and gone since the original promise to Abraham. In Isaiah's eyes, all those lives were individually too important to be left out. We are free to have the same dream as Isaiah. Everybody matters.

Don't put off until tomorrow what you can do today
O, taste and see that the Lord is good.
(Psalm 34:8)
Just because this positive and bright future might be a long way off does not mean that we cannot get a sense of how things will be. We can be part of the revolution right now:
And, of course, the best way to be part of the revolution is to look within. Stop and take the time to heal yourself. Be quiet, and grow with the stillness. Seek the real you. Love, and joy, and peace are qualities we can enjoy right now.

We are not ants
Ants have been ruling the world for aeons. They are at the top of their game, and they don't even know it. They cannot revel in their victory. When the human family has reached its best potential, we will be fully aware of it. We will be able to thoroughly enjoy it, and finally be able to live life to the full.