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Back to the Future & Museum of Capitalism

I really loved to come back to earth in 200 years time to see what they are teaching in history books about our current times. This must be ones selfish need to be immortal. Or maybe just a harmless curiosity of history in future...  

Could they be teaching something like this?

After years of struggle, workers, ordinary people, students, collectively, socially and mathematically proved that market economy doesn't work.  I was a revelation that 99% of the people were expecting but still shocked a small %1 that refused to accept the proof in front of them and fought back against it until they had no option other than accepting...

All capitalist institutions were dismantled; citizens took control of economy and political institutions. National and international planning assemblies were established by people that coordinated the local and global economy, from planning to production and distribution. All economic activity was based on need. The methods for calculating the value of services and goods were completely re-defined. A decade later full employment was achieved. Workers and their families enjoyed high productivity, a secure and meaningful work environment with a secure and comfortable life ahead in retirement.

Artistic production of nations increased. It was a significant moment in time when exclusive ownership of intellectual and artistic production was takes away from corporations into public domain.  Art teachers announced that, with the new education model, where competition was replaced with co-operation, students started expressing themselves in an environment of collective wisdom. While this was happening, a surprising level of interest was shown by students in mathematics and science. In the new education model, students were not categorised into education streams from the very beginning. Pupils were directly involved in planning and execution of the curriculum. Thousands of people applied to universities to learn about and contribute to production of knowledge. One worker from the public transport company said “At the time, I used to work every day morning to evening.  I didn’t have any time left to spend for learning, reading and educate myself. With the new model in my workplace, designed by workers committee and the better used of computer technology I can work more efficiently and have time and energy for my family and education. That’s why I am enrolling to Classics and Archaeology program at Trinity College because I love these subjects and always wanted know about them more. This is great”

Africa still had draughts but people’s proper control and management of nature ensured that there was no famine at all. The natural cycle of nature in Africa was studied and farming through new technology was adjusted to the natural environment. Farmers and villages enjoyed their own produce from land. Many of the rivers of Africa started coming back to live with the removal of big GM production farms from the past era. One farmer in Somalia said: “It was not the draught that forced me to abandon my wife and 3 children to death on the way to the camp. It was the man made famine. I never believed that Africa had to survive by charities. We were starving, while our land was feeding our masters. Now our land feeds everybody and there is plenty. I wish my family; my children could see all this.”

Huge reduction of arms was achieved; over a number o decades, arms manufacturing was reduced and existing stockpiles were destroyed. All local/international conflicts were resolved by the new Assembly of Equal Nations (AEN) that replaced the old UN. Workers in arms factories were re-employed by solar energy research and development institutions.  

The last dried up oil well in Alaska was shut down with a ceremony attended by previous oil workers In 3 decades 55% of all buildings around world were fitted by solar energy systems which reduced the dependency to carbon fuel. It is estimated that a 75% solar and wind energy coverage will be achieved in the next 30 years. The total cost will be huge but the current 55% has already started offsetting this cost. When the full coverage is achieved the total cost will be fully offset by the gains made from this.  Millions of people are employed worldwide on research, development and implementation of new energy technologies.

IsraPalestine republic smashed the last piece of the wall and at the ceremony they announced new techniques for organic farming. Gaza strip is being re-developed to house the biggest social research institute. Its main research area will be wars, conflicts and war crimes. International students are welcomed to this program. The opening of the re-development project was celebrated by ships arriving from around the world to port of Gaza.

A joint cultural project was also established in Middle-East. Named, the Mesopotamia Institute is to unearth the historic wealth of the Middle-East. An elected steering committee composed of by Kurdish, Turkish, Greek, Iranian, Arab and IsraPalestine representatives will start the work immediately. This program is funded by Assembly of Equal Nations (AEN). A similar research institute will also be established in South-America.

Huge research and funding for health proved that cancer can be cured. There are already 100% successes in some form of cancers. The international committee of health workers are convinced that with the current rates, cancer will be a thing in the past. Each nation is contributing in various forms to this project and there are already many research districts around the world. AIDS was wiped out before the end of 2050. The campaign called “Sorry” completed a successful and sufficiently funded research that developed the drug curing AIDS. The name was symbolically choosen to apologise to the past victims of AIDS that died needlessly

The ever worsening eco-system started a steady recovery and symptoms of global warming started disappearing.  There is a long way to on this but people everywhere were very optimistic.

There was no more private / profit based education-health-public transport ownership. These were managed by local/national/international committees. All private hospitals and schools were taken into public ownership. Local committees started putting up signs that said “We don’t generate profits here. We just cure people”. In many hospitals around the world, hospital management teams were elected by all workers. Hospital patients are also elected to the management team. One hospital in Ireland, the James Connolly Memorial Hospital, elected a cleaning worker as the chair of the hospital team.

Private local businesses enjoyed a steady existence where work place committees managed planning and execution of work.

There were no more immigration issues since nations abolished the passport system and travelling was free to everywhere in the world. After 30 years it became evident that immigration was not the issue and caused problems. It was identified that most immigration was caused by natural disasters, poverty and unemployment. People still immigrated but not because they were forced to do so. Immigration flows became natural streams of movements and these were not just one directional like in the old past when it was immigration from poor places to rich places.

And finally, by the turn of the century, worldwide, Museums of Capitalism opened their doors to public. Taking the project originated in Berlin further, artefacts on display consisted of full size wax replicas of politicians, IMF bosses, war criminals from 21st century, documents of secret treaties, typical board room settings, stock market graphs and technology, pictures of wars, copies of old constitutions, military equipment, signs from mass protests from around the world, unimplemented UN resolutions and many more. There are also public debate sessions in each museum branch. Discussing the past and challenges ahead. Museums are already visited by millions. One child, Danica from Philippines, aged 14, wrote to the museum visitor’s book: “Thank you daddy. Thank you for everything you did. So that these things are in a museum and not in my life.”

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