Why do we need countries? | Thoughts on Trumpland

Yes. We all know now. Donald Trump is the 45th president of the United States of America. And I’m a Finnish citizen. Why would I care? Could I care? Should I care?

YES.

I’m not much of an expert of politics and to be honest I find it kind of hard to follow ( and I think that’s the whole point of it ) and many of my friends seem to know more about it than I do but I still feel that this is a subject I need to address.

Someone said that Democracy is currently the best option we have but is it really best of our interest to give our power to a handful of people and just hope for the best? Specially when it almost like 50/50 situation like in this presidential election. HALF of the population in America feels that Democracy let them down.

This all just messes up with my head ’cause me and like many others have begun this spiritual journey and kind of getting out of the system but still are not 100% out of it. So all of this media rumble of who is the next president seems important but really silly at the same time. It all comes down to one question:

Will this affect me?

I would be crazy if I’d said no.

Why do we need leaders to lead countries? It is because there are so many things to do that we just couldn’t survive without? Democracy is really the best option and you just cannot argue with that? That there couldn’t be another choice even a better choice maybe? ‘Cause we need countries? And then of course we need people to be in charge of these countries…

Even before this election I’ve wondered why do we need countries? These boarders to isolate ourselves? I’ve wrote about isolation when my friend got assaulted ( voit lukea postauksen täältä ) and I came to the conclusion that because our mentalities are set in mode: us vs. them we cannot feel real sympathy towards them and therefore we don’t understand them. Then it’s easier to act violently towards others if they do something different from us. untitled-designJust imagine how awesome it would be just to go places without passports and visas! To roam free. Live where you want, work where you want and the whole world would be your home! Someone would say it’s impossible and too hippy to even work. But seriously why not? I am a citizen of the world like everyone else.

Why do I need to feel proud about a land that I happened to born in? Or feel ashamed? Why it is so encouraged to isolate ourselves from the world? Like saying that Americans are stupid because they voted for Trump and luckily I’m Finnish? And just to give you another example: why it’s such a big news that Saara Aalto from Finland is competing in X Factor UK? Like it’s literally just a music competition to find new singing talent…

Let us not isolate ourselves.

This post got really out of hand but if you made it all the way through I would really like to hear your opinion! This post covers just my thoughts on all of this and it really just touches the surface. Leave a comment below  ’cause I would love to discuss more of these topics.

I feel that we just need to stay positive and thrive like we used to have. There is nothing we can do about Trump being the president. So why argue about it? I know that this media shitstorm is gonna last for awhile but soon we will see what it really means when Trump is in charge.

 

Thanks for reading!

You are awesome!

*Meeri

 

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2 thoughts on “Why do we need countries? | Thoughts on Trumpland

  1. I’m not sure what exactly you would like me to comment on. On Trump becoming president? Unfortunate but the world is still standing. The possibility of a borderless, countryless world? Fairly unlikely, considering that countries were born to protect people from invading forces and tribes. Having a single ruler for the entire planet is unrealistic and impractical since we still have different cultures that have shaped different laws. An effort to find a compromise would likely only create more disagreement and possibly war, splitting the world, you guessed it, into smaller countries.

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    1. Thanks for your comment! And you could well comment something like that for example 😀 Not maybe having a single ruler for the entire planet ’cause that is still giving our power to one single person who is still just human like the rest of us. But common understanding about equal rights as human beings even though there are different cultures. I don’t share a solution in my post ’cause frankly what could it be? Like you said compromising could just lead to more wars… Just the idea of a free world is just interesting to me ❤️

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