The main goal of the 21st century is to cease the power of the dollar, in addition to military power. Basically as Al Gore noted, to advance our mentalities. With new technology, we can't have an old mentality... Bible wisdom applied to politics. I have made this thread to consider all of your interests and ideas, not my own... for I usually go on various tangents and the major points I make, although important, tend to get lost in a sea of words. I will, however, throw one idea out there, and that is the need for a spiritual leader within ones country. It has been said, "a prophet is not accepted in his own country"... I would like to prove this wrong for I do not like the idea that spiritual leaders often are powerless beings on earth, who have transient power that is most sincerely felt once they pass. If a country accepted a true leader, it would set an example and change the pace of both worldly and domestic politics. Jesus said, "desire mercy, not sacrifice," which means, for the next turning point, one must seek to fulfill divine roles desiring mercy, and hopefully surviving once they reach the top in order to make changes that are concrete, completing earlier prophesies. Love is power, power is God. To adapt political jargon, contrary to popular belief, "soft power" can be far more powerful, and much more lasting than "hard power"... We need to realize this especially, for even us, especially if our will is united, can influence, rather than bicker over, the problems that exist in the world today. Technology enables and enervates advanced democracy. If we were all utopians, we would live in a utopia. If we were all realist, we wouldn't exist.