I need help, my friends –
must make some decisions that will change –
my life, the world – every citizen in it.
I am a serious. I hope everyone responds.
This will read like a fairy tail,
but truth is often that way.
I have been carrying a bit of knowledge with me
for close to 50 years – a secret. The way in which
I acquired this ‘gift/burden’ places ethical
constraints on my possibilities. Yet the conditions
of the world demand that I do something,
regardless of the personal price –
and I will
but ‘how to’ is not clear.
I cannot give exact details
without putting myself at risk –
just accept …
I know where there is an immense vein
of valuable metal to be mined. However,
the cost of extraction has always exceeded
any possible profit or risk investment.
that has changed …
and I am the only who guards this knowledge
I must find someone who can organize a company
to extract the ore – a huge investment with no
return for up to ten years – but no risk –
I have seen it, touched it, tasted it –
I can show it to others.
Who do I trust? The moment I reveal such knowledge
I am expendable – find me ‘gone missing’ in some ditch.
I would sell the information if I could,
but no one could pay a normal ‘fair’ price –
even a 25% ‘finder’s fee’ would make me
the richest man in the world,
many times over.
So, I could plan a trust or foundation,
with future earning from my ‘share’
financing a humanitarian organization
with the real ability to help millions of people.
We would need survival income along the way –
EM and I are not greedy but deserve something
for setting up the largest private institution in the world.
It would be exciting for those ten ‘waiting’ years
to explore all of the ways of helping people,
and eliminating many destructive ones –
giving people money does not help them long term,
giving scholarships to high school grads
who can’t so third grade math will not help,
the government is pathetically untrustworthy,
organized religions are little better –
because it suddenly becomes about power!!
I believe Em and I could handle the reins
while we are here – then what?
How do I set up something that does not
wind up being more destructive
than useful? Dare I?
Yet, how dare die with this knowledge
with the potential to make a real difference?
Even if I get nothing – tell me just who to pass
the baton to who can wield it.
Release me! But I shudder at the
terrible potential for misuse and abuse –
I don’t even want this current administration
to get a dime!
I don’t want to finance the next war
in an effort to support peace.
Sigh! Perhaps one of you has an answer.
I can just lie here, sleepless –
knowing that I MUST DO SOMETHING!!
A dream? No, very real.
I don’t like being poor,
I wouldn’t mind being wealthy,
but have no need to ‘buy things’.
What would you do?
What would you do with $5 Billion
a MONTH in salary?
Just joking … ;-)
It’s more than that