BORDERLESS.

By Lego Ant

Utopias have been man(and woman) humankindís dream for centuries. From Atlantis to the Giver by Lois Lowry, we just cannot seem to give up the idea that it is possible that nothing will go wrong. But are we really just trying to hide the truth from ourselves? A common approach to the utopian ideal is theorizing a world without countries, religion, race, or anything that might make people Ďdifferentí. Before we get any further, Iím just going to point out that race isnít real anyways. It just consists of where someone is from, and how much melanin their skin produces. NOOZ FLASH- Weíre all the same species here! Race has been invented by humans trying to act superior to others, with no scientific basis to prove anything of the sort. Similarly, religion is just a system of beliefs. I, personally, just do not get why people feel their purpose in life is to convert others to the same belief. I mean, not to be disrespectful or anything, but no religion has more basis than another. The reason for religion is so one can be assured that someone is supporting them every step of the way. And even if there are celestial beings watching over you (trust me, I am trying so hard not to sound like History Channel right now), WHY THE HECK WOULD THEY WANT YOU TO RUIN OTHER PEOPLEíS LIVES?! Religion is not what is dividing us. It is just a way for people to try and justify their actions. Hate is what divides us. And that brings us to the final part- would a lack of borders really be able to get rid of this hate? For hundreds, even thousands of years, since the beginning of civilization, humans have just been trying to expand their empires. Contrary to popular belief, this process goes on even today. Wars have happened many times in the past from conquerors trying to conquer places they are not welcome, and because of a fight over who gets just a small piece of land (Israel and Palestine, anyone?) Of course, as with the Israel and Palestine case, this sometimes occurs because of a placeís religious significance. But what if there were no borders? If we all just lived together on this strange rock floating around in space called Earth? Well, first of all, no more Olympics. But thatís just the beginning. If there were no countries, there would be no laws. It would be complete anarchy. That is, unless there was some organization is charge of everything, sort of a supreme government. However, to keep the utopian environment, they could not have to much power. They would be elected (not by electoral votes, we donít need another Trump crisis on our hands). Additionally, there would be very specific requirements to keep the world in safe hands. Of course, the world would not be thrown away to a single person. There would be a committee, maybe about one person to represent each region (letís say about the size of the arabian peninsula at most, but really, it depends on how many people are in a certain area. North America would be divided into regions such as Cascadia, the Midwest, northern Canada, and so on.) The regions would not have borders. The only reason they would be classified separately was to have representatives. There would be very few prisons, only for the very worst. It would be a mostly rehabilitation society, aiming on eradicating hate. BUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUT what happens to companies? Sure, the world would be fine without countries, a t least for a short period of time, but that still doesnít make Earth a utopia. The real problem is money. People are left in the streets to fend for themselves while others hoard. What do we do about that? A big reason homeless people cannot get jobs is lack of education. If knowledge was free, weíd be living in a much better world. But colleges and schools still need funding. This would greatly increase taxes, but if everyone had equal chances of making it big, it would be worth it. Though this view is far from utopian, it is the closest we could get. And there would be waaaay less politics, which is always a good thing.