See the video by Paul Hawken. I'd love to read his book. This is the kind of excitement and energy about creating our future that I'd love to see emerge in our open government dialogue. http://www.blessedunrest.com/video.html
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It is time for all people who want a peaceful, wonderful future for our planet to make it happen. The responsible young adults all over the world are going to carry it out. We, the change agents, the visionaries, the stewards, the friends of Gaia, her true sons and daughters, will support this big event so that it happens. This is a possible future. We are at a juncture now where we can have a number of possible futures. ...more »
It is time for all people who want a peaceful, wonderful future for our planet to make it happen. The responsible young adults all over the world are going to carry it out. We, the change agents, the visionaries, the stewards, the friends of Gaia, her true sons and daughters, will support this big event so that it happens. This is a possible future. We are at a juncture now where we can have a number of possible futures.
It's time to move, time to act. There is nothing we can't accomplish once we start uniting and bringing in an enlightened age of reason, truth, and caring for each other and our planet, with all its teeming life in the seas and on the land.
The old systems are collapsing. Everyone can see that you can't trust the banks or financiers. An economic system is always based on trust, no matter how exploitive. The bankers don't even trust each other anymore. This is the stage where the desperate thieves start double-crossing and murdering each other... the stage just before they are apprehended.
We must help each other, inspire each other, work with each other and support each other to visualize what has to be done in this transition stage to move from the old systems that are collapsing to the new earth way of doing things where everyone thrives, everyone succeeds and has their basic needs met, everyone is free and feels loved.
Our first biggest challenge is to remove the exploiters from power and figure out an enlightened way to treat with them, so that on a soul level their basic needs are also met.
What we are doing transcends the old concepts of separate countries or nations. These tribal divisions served us at one time in our development, but have become an impediment to our development, just as protective defenses in a person's psyche allow them to keep themselves on track, more or less, but at a certain point in their evolution must be shed in order for them to fully realize who they are and experience their own greatness.
So let's take down the fences and enjoy a block party. The quickening of our resolve to spring into action will make change happen through our ability to imagine it. That's our power.
Whether they are yet fully aware on a conscious level or not, the responsible young people of the world, the leaders of our future, are planning a coordinated effort to alleviate suffering in the world, to make sure that everyone is housed and fed, given opportunities for work, training, and an education, have their health needs met, and are well cared for in their communities. These young people also care deeply for the earth and are working out ways for us to live in harmony with all life on the planet.
Their altruism is outstanding.
We need to provide a blueprint for the young people of the beautiful future we envision (and how to get from here to there), a vision that differs dramatically from that of the prison planet of endless war, poverty, suffering and oppression that we now face unless something different is put into place immediately.
This is a challenge of creating. We do not have to engage in struggle; we need to remember that it takes two to fight. Fighting is the old way to get what you want. We have to find other ways to create what we want because fighting will not get us there. This may be the single biggest lesson that most of us must learn, if we have not already learned it. The minute that we begin fighting with others and judging them, our effectiveness diminishes.
Right now is the time to move into action. Having clarity of purpose and vision is imperative.
We have all the wisdom we need. We Let's move forward to create the world of our dreams, to shift the energy on this planet to enlightenment and love.
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We are becoming more connected with each other. The transition to a more open government can come quickly through collaborations of like-minded people who suddenly find themselves empowered to work with others without difficulty to create what is needed, almost miraculously. That is my sense of how it will happen. We empower each other by being willing to work together to find common ground and by expressing good ...more »
We are becoming more connected with each other.
The transition to a more open government can come quickly through collaborations of like-minded people who suddenly find themselves empowered to work with others without difficulty to create what is needed, almost miraculously. That is my sense of how it will happen.
We empower each other by being willing to work together to find common ground and by expressing good will even though our opinions may differ. We share the basic values of being open, willing, and resolved to find solutions to our common problems.
We are now capable of creating the world we want. There is nothing holding us back. We can determine what happens next. If we say war is over, then it is. That simple. We can end all the wars in the world through our collective intention that war is over.
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FOREWORD ~ History shows whether government has been imposed by a despot, by a democratic majority vote, or by any other form of contrived diminishment of "voluntary acceptance", it has effectively usurped an Individuals Natural Right of Free-will to "choose" and evokes a call for New Protections. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The CONSTITUTION of UNITED DIVERSITY by Triaka "The World Cooperative" http://groups.yahoo.com/group/uniteddiversity ...more »
FOREWORD ~ History shows whether government has been imposed by a
despot, by a democratic majority vote, or by any other form of contrived diminishment of "voluntary acceptance", it has effectively usurped an Individuals Natural Right of Free-will to "choose" and evokes a call for New Protections. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
The CONSTITUTION of UNITED DIVERSITY by Triaka
"The World Cooperative"
The CONSTITUTION of UNITED DIVERSITY is a voluntary Universal Agreement
of, by, and for Individuals everywhere which, by popular acceptance and
in harmony with the Natural Laws of the Universe, is hereby declared
Superior to all other Governmental Constructs.
(A) To Constitutionally Protect each Individual and Culture in their
natural evolutionary processes. (B) To Constitutionally liberate
ourselves from all forms of involuntary slavery and bondage to unwanted
governmental conditions. (C) To Constitutionally enumerate Individual
and Collective Rights for balanced order. (D) To Constitutionally
Protect a Healthy Environment.
We Individuals of Earth do voluntarily proclaim and establish The
CONSTITUTION of UNITED DIVERSITY to Formalize and Protect our Inherent,
Innate, Ingrained, Instinctive, Intuitive, and Inalienable Rights
throughout the world in support of Peace and Harmony.
ARTICLE 1 - INDIVIDUAL PRE-EMINENCE & SOVEREIGNTY
Section 1 - The Individual shall be Protected from the Initiation of
Physical Force, Coercion, and Fraud. Section 2 - The Individual Right
to Self-governance shall be Protected. Section 3 - The Individual Right
to defend against Physical Harm shall be Protected. Section 4 - The
Individual Right to own Justly-acquired Personal Property shall be
Protected. Section 5 - The Individual Right to freely Travel, Trade, and
Associate with others shall be Protected. Section 6 - The Individual
Right to freely Express Oneself on Public Issues shall be Protected.
Section 7 - The Individual Right to participate Equally and Vote
Directly on Pubic Issues shall be Protected. Section 8 - The Individual
Right to disassociate from any Principle, Policy, Program, Practice or
Person shall be Protected. Section 9 - The Individual Right to be free
of human-contaminated Air, Water, Soil, and Food shall be Protected.
Section 10 - The Individual Right to have Equal Access to Public Places
and Public Information shall be Protected.
ARTICLE II - HUMAN SERVICES
Voluntary establishment and operation of Organizations, Activities,
Facilities, and Enterprises for Peaceful and Life-enhancing purposes
shall be Protected.
ARTICLE III - COORDINATION
A Global Cooperative for Coordination shall work without bias for
conversion of Governmental Entities into Organizations, Activities,
Facilities, and Enterprises that serve all Rights herein.
ARTICLE IV - PROTECTION
A Global Cooperative for Protection of All Rights herein, and Settlement
of Differences, shall Uphold this CONSTITUTION of UNITED DIVERSITY by
application of Reactive/Defensive Neutralizing Physical Force.
ARTICLE V - SUPREME AGREEMENT
The CONSTITUTION of UNITED DIVERSITY Superposes all other Local,
Regional, National, and International Governmental Constructs, and by
Individual Endorsement or Acquiescence is Operative.
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Creating an Economic and Political Taskforce A useful project for AmeriCorps citizens to work on together (I wholeheartedly support the call for meaningful work projects, not just offering stories and sharing views) is creating an economic and political transition taskforce. Mission of the Transition Taskforce: #1 Close Failed Banks and Investment Firms The mission of the transition taskforce will first be to oversee ...more »
Creating an Economic and Political Taskforce
A useful project for AmeriCorps citizens to work on together (I wholeheartedly support the call for meaningful work projects, not just offering stories and sharing views) is creating an economic and political transition taskforce.
Mission of the Transition Taskforce:
#1 Close Failed Banks and Investment Firms
The mission of the transition taskforce will first be to oversee closure of the major banks and Wall Street investment firms that have failed (if they got a government bailout, they failed), and to prosecute the executives who have criminal liability for mismanaging funds.
#2 Investigate and Prosecute Corrupt Government Officials
Then the Transition Taskforce will be authorized to investigate corruption in elected government officials at all levels, to pursue criminal prosecution where appropriate, and to oversee elections to replace these officials. These elections are to be transparent and fair to ensure that every vote is counted fairly. International monitors should be welcomed at these elections to ensure that they are carried out democratically, freely and fairly.
#3 Create a Harmonious International Monetary System: End the Hegemony of the U.S. Dollar
While the housecleaning is being carried out, the transition team could initiate a number of projects to be worked on in a collaborative manner (with people participating from countries all over the world), to create an international monetary system that addresses the issues facing everyone, of living in harmony with our environment and each other. In the pursuit of fairness, an equitable forgiveness of debts and trade agreements could be negotiated using currency swaps instead of continuing the use of the U.S. dollar as the world's foreign currency reserve.
Using Technology to Involve Everyone in the Discussion
This could easily be done in a number of ways, stimulating discussion by people all over the world to come up with a better system for everyone. (The United States cannot make policy today as though it were in geographical isolation. We are one planet, and the U.S. needs to get it together with other people.) Many platforms and media could be used to carry on these discussions and facilitate decision-making, not only the Internet and face to face on Skype or other such programs, but also through podcasts and videos. There could be even be transitional television and radio programs with people coming in live to put in their two cents worth.
Transition Team Guides Global Brainstorming Session
This process has to be open discourse, with everyone jumping in and having their say. Every idea should be considered. This brainstorming session needs to go on for a good while, several months at least, before the taskforce moves to the next transitional phase of consensus building.
Identify People Who Excel at Consensus Building
Consensus building must have great people involved who are really skilled at getting people on the same page with very different ideas and approaches to problems. Are there any people capable of doing this in the entire planet? Perhaps there could be a contest, a highly publicized one, in which trial balloons are floated and people are given a chance to see what they can do. The winners of the contest would be given paid positions to carry out the consensus building phase of creating new systems. This would necessarily involve people from many different countries.
We cannot look to any one leader or even political party or even one country alone to address the problems that we face today. This is an effort that must involve anyone who is willing to apply themselves to the work ahead of us, to steward our planet and have a good world of sufficient supplies, in order for everyone in the world and for all of our children to enjoy a good life.
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The U.S. has got a hell of a mess to clean up, with the failure of major banks and investment firms that have had a negative impact on the global economy and hurt people everywhere -- and that was from a failure to regulate due to corruption in the government, which still has not been acknowledged or addressed. There is no moral standing whatsoever at this point to police other countries or to tell any other country ...more »
The U.S. has got a hell of a mess to clean up, with the failure of major banks and investment firms that have had a negative impact on the global economy and hurt people everywhere -- and that was from a failure to regulate due to corruption in the government, which still has not been acknowledged or addressed.
There is no moral standing whatsoever at this point to police other countries or to tell any other country what they need to improve on, no, not when the U.S. has been fighting aggressive wars for profit and torturing prisoners, allowing war criminals and profiteers to operate unchecked and scam artists to run the major financial centers.
So it makes all the sense in the world to befriend China and not diss it... and especially not go about provoking it militarily. It's crazy, is what it is. And what's this about passing a military budget of 91 billion dollars to prepare to fight on multiple fronts? It's the biggest military buildup the world has ever seen and it sends a very clear message to China and other countries that the U.S. has every intention of fighting for what it wants.
How do you get an entire country to snap out of its' mass psychosis of megalomania? What does it take for average Americans to see that we do not want to go down the path of Armegeddon. It's old thinking. It isn't necessary. It really isn't necessary. If the U.S. were to disarm and start being rational about what can be done to turn things around, other countries would no longer engage in this massive military build-up that can only lead to global war and more suffering and misery... is that really what people want?
I mean, get real. We've got all this great technology and breakthroughs today. Everyone could be prospering. Yeah, everyone. It's possible. Just get out of this mindset that you've gotta be stronger than everyone else. Can we just respect each other as equals? The sooner Americans get it that we're not superior to anyone else and we don't deserve any more than anyone else, and learn to share, then we can start to have win/win relations with China and just about everybody else, too. It's that simple.