Good Thought Piece

Before I introduce an excellent article, I should clarify that my comment yesterday, about a range of alternative media, is not criticism but rather a challenge to do more. It was not even criticism but the raising of questions yet to be answered. And thus a challenge.

I have admiration and respect for many of these people. I’m simply challenging those in the alternative media or whistleblowing community, who might possibly have read this webpage since 2011 (how and why?), not accept the status quo (which is now being accepted).

About half dozen figures in this media actually have the “capacity” to make more of a difference. Time will tell, and it’s nearly time.

Today’s Post:

Brandon Smith recently wrote an article, pasted and linked below, providing a useful perspective on what a transition might look like.

One surprising thing is that the theory and practive of voluntarism begins with traditionally libertarian individualism, but it leads to a degree of group solidarity and cooperation never contemplated by classical ideologies.

And so this new wave of thinking transcends the old labels.

I see libertatianism (the voluntarist kind) as opposite to “conservatism.” Many libertatians also call themselves conservatives, which I find odd.

When I think of “conservatism” I think of false religions and moral authoritarianism. When I think of “conservatism” I think of casino capitalism, and the knee-jerk protection of those at the top of the pyramid.

Of course, when I think of “liberalism” I think of a politically-correct, micromanaging nanny state.

In any case, terminology is important. I’ve tried to use the word “complexity” because it is new to the political discussion and yet accurate.

Globalism Is A Barbaric Relic – Voluntary Tribalism Is The Future

BRANDON SMITH:

I have been writing rather extensively about the ideology of globalism in recent months, primarily because the battle lines between sovereignty and global centralization have never been more defined than they are in 2016.  In the past, globalists have often hidden the true motives of their cult; namely the goal of erasing national borders and all remaining vestiges of self governance.  Normally, they would only pronounce the great advantages of globalization while dancing around the fact that millions of people will not accept it.  Today, however, the globalists have come out in direct confrontation with supporters of sovereignty.

After the Brexit referendum, a new tone appears to have been set.  The elites have now entered the mainstream media to state in essence that yes, they are globalists, they want total centralization and they are here to fight a philosophical and/or physical battle with those they call “populists” (also known as conservatives and sovereigns).

When they have discussed globalization in previous years, it has always been presented as some kind of natural progression of events rather than an agenda.  The first secret of elitist propaganda is their constant assertion that globalism is “inevitable;” that it is foolish to fight against it because it is the unavoidable future evolution of mankind.  The fact is that if globalism is so inevitable, the elites would not need to expend trillions in capital and decades of energy trying to fool the masses into accepting it.  If globalism is inevitable, couldn’t the elites simply lay back in their pool-side cabanas, sip their dry martinis and just watch it all unfold on its own?

Instead, the elites have foisted globalism upon the shoulders of the public, and are by some indications preparing for outright war in order to force us “populists” into compliance.

The second secret of elitist propaganda is their strategy to disguise centralization as decentralization.  For instance, the new globalist claim is that a shift away from a system in which the dollar is the world reserve currency into a system in which a basket of currencies becomes the world reserve is a move towards a “multi-polar world.”  Nothing could be further from the truth.

In reality, the basket currency system the elites are pushing for falls under the umbrella of the IMF’s Special Drawing Rights.  Meaning a switch away from the dollar into the SDR will result in even MORE centralized power for the elites.  That is not a multi-polar world; it is a uni-polar one.

It is schemes like this that expose the great weakness of globalism as an ideal — the elites cannot accomplish it without using deception and force against innocents.  Such a philosophy is a failure by default.

The third secret of globalist propaganda is that they present the system as if it is a “new” idea. This is yet another lie. Globalism is merely another expanded form of centralization (or collectivism), and centralization has been the prevailing tool of cultural control for ages.  If anything, the freely elected governments and voluntary tribalism of constitutional Republics is the newest and most advanced social concept in all of human history.  Such systems present the potential for lasting decentralization, as long as participants remain vigilant to co-option by globalists.

Sadly, the people of America and the rest of the West have NOT been vigilant for quite some time, and today our experiment in sovereignty is being  twisted, eroded and overrun.

Some seem to find new hope in the rise of conservative activism like the U.K.’s Brexit movement.  As I explained in my pre-referendum article ‘Brexit — Global Trigger Event, Fake Out Or Something Else?’, these movements are a step in the right direction, but they have a tendency to underestimate the globalist strategy.

I suspect according to the evidence outlined in the article linked above, as well as the behavior of elites ever since the U.K. referendum passed, that a plan is underway to ALLOW conservatives and sovereign activists marginal victories.  Ultimately, in order for the elites to achieve the long-game of total centralization, they need to fully demonize and destroy their philosophical opponents.  That is to say, they need to make conservatives and freedom fighters out to be historical monsters, and themselves out to be the heroes of the day.  The ONLY way for the elites to win is to fool the masses into accepting and even demanding globalization while casting out conservative principles as dangerous or evil.

But how would they make this possible?

It’s simple, really.  They have already set the stage for an international economic and political crisis of epic proportions.  Why not let conservatives and sovereigns take over as captains of an already sinking ship, then blame them when there aren’t enough lifeboats to save the passengers?

Following this line of thinking was how I was able to correctly predict the success of the Brexit vote, it is the reason why I have consistently argued that the Fed will continue to raise interest rates in 2016 despite multiple signs of a recessionary downturn, and why I believe Donald Trump will be the next president.

Once instability has run its course, and once the damage is done and the “populists” are blamed, the elites plan to swoop in with globalism as the fix-all.

The question then arises, if this is the strategy being implemented by the globalists, what can be done about it?

As with most conundrums, the problem is often the source identifier of the solution.  That is to say, if centralization and the elites behind it is the problem, then decentralization and the removal of those elites from power is the most effective solution. If forced globalization is leading to the ruination of man, then voluntary tribalism may be the cure.

The issue actually has more to do with individual psychology than geopolitics.

Human beings have two inherent psychological qualities that can work together, or they can conflict; the need for individual liberty, and the need for community.

We are social creatures.  We can accomplish great feats by working together, but the ideas for these feats are always born in the imaginations of individual minds.  Without the group, the success of the individual can be greatly hindered.  Without individual minds, the success of any group is impossible.

The elites would have us believe that individual success and community success are mutually exclusive; that we cannot have both.  This is simply not true.

Globalists assert that if the individual focuses on his own success, then he cannot focus on the success of the group.  This “conceited” self interest, they claim, will sabotage society as a whole and lead to humanity’s destruction. Therefore, under globalism, the individual must sacrifice his freedom of choice and association; he must sacrifice his right to apply his labors how he wishes, so that the group can supposedly thrive.

I would assert the opposite.  Because all ideological groups are abstractions and not cultural facts, they are completely dependent on the success of the individual in order to thrive.  While the individual may need help from others, he must be allowed to CHOOSE who those people are.  He also must be able to CHOOSE how his ideas and efforts are realized.  Otherwise, the ideas have no steward, no protector.  Under globalism/collectivism, ideas immediately become the property of the group if they are even acknowledged at all, and the group does not think; the group is not capable of thinking.  The group only has merit as long as the individuals within it have merit.  The group is not real.  And so, under the control of a vaporous collective, good ideas usually die.

With globalism as the dominant ideology, individual accomplishment falls and thus, the system itself will eventually fall.

This does not mean that the solution is to end all group interaction or organization so that individuals can go off to to form their own one-man, mini-nation states.  If that is what an individual wishes to do then that is all well and good, but failure is just as likely in that scenario as it would be under globalism.  Instead, the answer may be a return to tribalism, of a voluntary variety.

Our inherent needs for individual freedom as well as community interaction can in fact work together.  The group does not need to supplant the individual to succeed, each member of the group just needs to share the same goals and understand the merits of those goals.

If a person does not understand or respect the goals of that group, then he can easily leave, or refuse to join.  As long as it is unacceptable for any group to use force to compel an individual to participate, then there can be no loss of individual liberty.  Under this model, we could see the rise of numerous tribes, and tribes within tribes.  Some of them fleeting, some of them long lasting.  Of course certain universal truths would have to be respected.

The most common argument against tribalism, whether voluntary or not, is the argument that it will lead to so many conflicting interests that chaos and violence is inevitable.  Wars over resources and property will erupt, some claim, or society will falter into a dog-eat-dog survival of the strongest Mad Max scenario.

First, I would like to point out that globalization and centralization have not solved any of these problems.  Globalism only seems to lead to more efficient war and death, rather than less war and death, and the sides are less defined.  Under the global elites, people are constantly pitted against each other over false narratives and false flags.  We become pawns that are sacrificed to further their objectives.  I hardly see how this is a superior system.  The only wars ever worth fighting are against centralizing tyrants.

Second, while tribal conflict is surely possible due to philosophical differences, the promotion of individual freedom, rather than the collective, as the essential element of society makes violent opposition far less likely.

Freedom is a universal inborn psychological construct.  Almost all people have a sense of it and its usefulness.  In fact, most fundamental moral principles including freedom are shared by people regardless of their cultural backgrounds.  The only places in which freedom is not respected are places in which centralizing elites have propagandized and threatened the citizenry.  Look at almost any totalitarian system and you will find under scrutiny that globalists helped give birth to these monsters from behind the scenes.  When those elites and their influence are removed for a time, there is usually a natural wellspring resurgence of respect for liberty within that society.

Men and women will organize and rally around freedom without being lied to or threatened.  There are not many ideologies that can make the same claim.  Globalism certainly can’t.

Third, the next objection from skeptics will be that a handful of controllers under globalism would be preferable to tens of thousands of tyrants lording over thousands of fiefdoms.  Again, these people just don’t seem to grasp the notion of voluntary community or the effectiveness of individual rebellion.

I would rather face a thousand minor tyrants with minor armies than a tiny cabal of tyrants with a global army.  The difference being that it is far easier to erase a tyrant with a hundred men in my way than it is to erase a global tyrant with hundreds-of-thousands of men and a massive surveillance apparatus in my way.  In a world where individual liberty is paramount and the people are armed, minor tyrants would be so terrified to pursue power they would likely be dissuaded altogether.  The minimal protection they might muster would never be enough to stop every single bullet flying in their direction.

The idea of voluntary community is so foreign to the public today that it would probably need a catastrophe before such a system is ever adopted.  But, since the global elites have already taken it upon themselves to create the catalysts for an economic and political crisis, we might as well take advantage and rebuild from the ashes with voluntary community in mind.

The elites never let a good crisis go to waste, maybe we should use the same strategy.

This, of course, requires that the liberty minded not only survive the catastrophe, but also fight back and remove the elites from the picture.  There can be no voluntary tribes with the globalists in control of the mechanisms of power.  They are themselves, in effect, a bastardization of a tribe that has been allowed through lack of vigilance to subversively and systematically destroy all other tribes.  They have convinced much of the world through chicanery that their tribe is theONLY tribe with merit.

The propaganda only works to a point, however.  During any breakdown in normal social order, people invariably create their own social order, and they usually do this by forming small tribes.  Families come together, neighborhoods come together, towns come together and so on, and they do this voluntarily, without being aggressively compelled by others.  The natural default of human beings is freedom and tribalism; two things which do not necessarily have to conflict.  Our natural default has never been to pursue globalism or utter collectivism at the expense of the individual; those kinds of machines are products of the treachery of a power-mad minority.

In the end, globalism is doomed to crash in a ball of flames, but not before the globalists attempt to take everyone else down with them.  It would behoove us to start constructing our tribes now, rather than after the situation has become grim in the absolute.  Through localized production, alternative trade models, local organization for mutual aid and defense, and the principles of liberty, America could become a network of tribes within a tribe; a self reliant system built around redundancy rather than interdependency.

The globalists?  Well, they will try to stop us.  But at least at that point the sides will be drawn more clearly.  I cannot think of a better war to fight than a war to stop the barbaric trespasses of the global elites.  And when it is all over, I look forward to a more complex and “chaotic” society where collectivist streamlining is abandoned for a wild west of voluntary associations.  A land where tribes roam free.

http://www.alt-market.com/articles/2993-globalism-is-a-barbaric-relic-voluntary-tribalism-is-the-future

Reflection

From time to time I delete my old postings. I stand by everything I wrote, but there is no need for these postings hover in cyberspace, especially with some of them so critical. Some things only need to be said once.

Recently, someone whom I respect suggested that my approach can be too negative, and that maybe I am pulling myself down with my own critiques. Fair enough. Not that I dwell in those emotions. I write and move on. But point taken.

I take no pleasure in criticizing others, and my heart is not like my pen, which is sharp because I once used it to defend myself.

Of course, the subjects of my critiques do not read this webpage. If they do, then, “Houston, we have a problem.” There is no legitimate reason for them to know I even exist. I’m just a kooky professor living in China.

My response to my friend is that if there is ever a black swan event, with some kind of systemic transition, then everyone should be welcome in a new beginning. The past should be erased. That’s how I hope more people feel about it.

Meantime, those participating in mankind’s forced march (the “Globalist Death March”) to Orwellian dystopias and World War III should, from time to time, be able to take a little heat – from anyone, especially from those they are more likely to read.

Also, I sometimes wonder about the opposition or resistance to the mainstream agenda. I wonder if it has become overly careerist, invested (literally) in having something against which to push. It’s a business. It’s an industry. And its interests are increasingly entrenched.

Is this opposition a “controlled” opposition? That’s a good question. To me, it seems that they would be perfectly content – ten or twenty or thirty years from now – working within the same paradigm on the same radio shows and speaking tours. No one has proven me wrong thus far.

Maybe I’m mistaken. But I do wonder when moderation and patience give way to tolerance and apathy.

It’s a fine line.

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Liveability Gap

The Economist Intelligence Unit recently ranked the 10 most livable cities in the world.

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Cities in the United States did not make the list, and only Honolulu went up in previous rankings. Chicago, New York, San Francisco, Atlanta and Detroit actually fell a few points from their already unimpressive positions.

The “liveability gap” should be pressing concern. It is time for American cities to catch up and surpass the cities listed above.

There are many urban redesign and new city projects available to Americans, including those of Jacque Fresco, but they will all remain science fiction unless the country evolves its political system, which seems to depend on keeping people living on the margins, under stress, and with reduced opportunity.

This is what is happening to Detroit, this de-urbanization:

Simultaenously, there is a demand, across the country, for living in better cities. If empowered, American citizens would elevate standards of living within a decade. And American cities would stand at the top of the world’s most liveable cities.

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Civilization 2050

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Civilization 2050

1 Natural Law    2 Empowerment    3 New Economy    4 Complexity

Introduction

The survival and progress of western civilization depends on many things.

We need new cities and more efficient energy and agriculture. We need to harmonize high-tech civilization with nature. We need planetary defense and human colonies in space. For this, we need new political and economic systems.

And for this, we need people to be free.

These pages describe 20 realistic strategies for the progress of western civilization: Civilization 2050.

The first part, Natural Law, lays the foundation for individual sovereignty and rational order.

The second part, Empowerment, explains the political changes required; this is closely related to the third part, New Economy.

Finally, the fourth section, Complexity, describes how natural law, empowerment and a new economy all transform western civilization into a decentralized “complex adaptive system.”

Natural Law

Natural law was first recognized by the ancient Greeks, and it echoes in Thomas Jefferson’s Declaration of Independence. Natural law holds that certain rights and values are inherent in the Universe and can be understood through human reason.

Natural law includes the law of cause and effect, the law of attraction, and moral law, which binds people to the principle of doing no harm. Understanding and respecting natural law creates a rational order, as a manifested good, in contrast to the chaos of the world today, where rights are trampled upon.

Indeed, sovereign individuals are required for meaningful group solidarity and real cooperation. Their personal responsibility resonates upwards and outwards.

The concept of “individual sovereignty” is slandered by mainstream politics and the media. They depict “sovereign individuals” as people who think that they do not need a license to drive a car, or certification to perform surgery. This is nonsense. Driving and surgery, among other things, are privileges that have to be earned.

Simply put, sovereign individuals do not tolerate the violence or coercion initiated to deprive them – or others – of all of their natural rights. These deprivations, these theft of rights, are always illegitimate.

Sovereign individuals cannot have their civil liberties restricted, or be prosecuted, unless they have violated the rights of others, as ascertained under due process.

Sovereign individuals cannot be taxed or conscripted, because those infringements depend on someone (the state) using the threat of violence.

Individual sovereignty leads to a wide range of what is right, moral, and correct – wider than those currently allowed by governments, organized religions, and other manifestations of the control grid.

In order for individual sovereignty to mean anything, to be significant, it requires enormous personal responsibility. It requires continually reflecting on thoughts and actions, and regarding “free will” as a gift for bettering the condition of ourselves and others.

Empowerment

Western civilization has witnessed slow and steady enfranchisement, with voting rights expanding to include lower-class men, women, and minorities.

But what has voter enfranchisement done for us lately?

Legislatures across the western world are useless and corrupt. Their sham debates happen within a narrow spectrum of discourse. They rubber-stamp orders handed to them by their masters, bailing out the banks and endorsing one foreign intervention after another. No wonder the approval rate of the US Congress is below 10%.

The next logical step for western societies is a transition from representative to participatory democracy. This can happen at local, state and national levels: as below, so above.

If we affirm our rights, within a republic, sovereign citizens participate in what the ancient Greeks called the “polis.” With today’s technology, this would look different. Participatory budgeting. Open and transparent systems. Crowdsourcing.

With digital networks, and with the wisdom of the crowd, citizens replace congresses and parliaments. This is not mob rule. Executive and judicial branches remain operative in a system of checks and balances – and within constitutions that more strongly defend civil liberties.

Today, everything government does is secret but citizens’ lives are transparent (to government). This situation needs to be reversed, with public structures being transparent, and private lives remaining private.

New constitutions can protect individual and popular sovereignty within a system of separation of powers, checks and balances, civil rights, and civil liberties.

Civil liberties include all 10 Amendments in the Bill of Rights, with new “freedoms from” to include forced or coerced medications, relocations, and other modern violations of natural law.

Imagine, the 1787 Constitution prohibited excessive power in the executive branch, but that is what we have today. The 1787 Constitution prohibited violations of civil liberties, but that is what we have today.

The 1787 Constitution did not create a permanent standing army and required wars to be declared. Now, by contrast, we bounce from one undeclared war to another.

Most recently, we see western militaries and intelligence services helping Al Qaeda overthrow a secular government in Libya, and arming up ISIS to overthrow a secular government in Syria. This is the foreign policy of chaos – as if an army of demons was unleashed to run things.

Nor can western governments provide security to their own citizens, as demonstrated every few days. Having created the problem, they still insist on being part of the solution.

It is time to restore national security concerns to citizen militias that are, as the Founders intended, “well-regulated” by themselves.

These are the basic principles of a political transition:

  1. Individual Sovereignty
  1. Constitutional conventions
  1. Civil liberties
  1. Participatory democracy
  1. Citizen militias

Much more change is needed. Most police and first responders are professionals deserving respect, and significant salary increases, but accountable policing needs to become embedded in community oversight.

The United States in particular suffers from a criminal justice system that systematically violates natural rights from coast to coast, and African-American and Hispanics are often targets.

It is possible to remedy the abuses with a seven-step plan, listed below by continuing the earlier number count.

  1. Immediate end to the war on drugs, and a focus on medicalization and rehabilitation.
  1. Immediate end to the militarization of law enforcement.
  1. Immediate end to defendant-funded courts and mandatory sentencing.
  1. Immediate end to private prisons.
  1. Immediate end to unwarranted and warrantless search and seizure.
  1. Immediate end to capital punishment.
  1. Immediate release, and record expungement, of all offenders incarcerated for drugs, prostitution, and petty, victimless crimes.

One reason all the political and judicial reforms listed above are needed is because they are a prerequisite for restoring natural rights and empowering citizens. The country needs to roll back the systematic abuse of citizens.

Empowered citizens, organizing from below – and offered a general, inspiring set of goals by higher levels of public and private leadership – have the inclination, energy, capability, and creativity to make progress.

New Economy: Energy, Land, Sea & Space

Before outlining a new economy, it is necessary to perform a vivisection on the existing one, opening up its bowels, and letting its cancerous entrails spill out.

Western economies – of unemployment, debt and austerity – syphon wealth from the bottom to the top of the pyramid, just to benefit a range of oligarchic factions that have captured governments. Their next move is to create a global corporatocracy, using so-called “free trade agreements” to formalize their positions above governments and beyond the reach of law.

These economies, supposedly based on capitalism and free enterprise, actually privatize profits and socialize losses. Witness the endless corporate welfare and bank bailouts, while the middle classes are pushed into a high-tech, neo-feudal serfdom.

Everything about these economies is rigged. The creation of money is rigged for those at the top. The stock market is rigged. The value of major currencies, and of gold and silver – all rigged. Even inflation is rigged. Inflation is timed, just another weaponized strategy to periodically destroy wealth and reposition financial power. Elections, too, are rigged.

There is absolutely nothing about the trans-Atlantic economic and financial system, and even the political system, that is not a lie.

Governmental debts skyrocket, all of it presumable to be paid by taxes that will never be collected in sufficient quantity. This is an illogical system, even by the standards of their own so-called logic. Untold trillions in debt.

Current estimates of the world’s “derivatives” are 1.5 Quadrillion dollars. This is a measure of how much speculation has infected the world. If they go down, they hope to pull down everyone else with them.

A transition to an economy based on natural law and citizen empowerment would, of course, entail the cancellation of much or all sovereign debt. A transition would also prioritize Main Street assets and obligations before those of the top 1%.

It is possible to have a new economy allowing for bottom-up development that transforms cities and infrastructure on Earth, and that colonizes the solar system.

This economy can be briefly outlined below, although the exact details would be emergent. That is, the details regarding the structures and processes of a new economy would emerge from adaptation – from the interaction and negotiations among all layers of public and private organization.

There are many apologists of the Old Order. There are many advocates of a centralized and pyramidal New World Order. They deserve no explanations of a new economy. It matters not what they think, say or do. Their protests and lamentations should fall on deaf ears.

These are the defenders of a system that sacrifices the wellbeing of entire nations on the altar of their own greed. They are invested in the emerging police state to protect their positions in Orwellian and fascist control grids. These Champions of Oligarchy, these lunatic sociopaths, have piggy-backed for too long on systems that are corrupt, predatory and parasitic.

Looking forward, taking civilization to the next level requires new infrastructure, increasing economic productivity and the standard of living. First it is possible to explain what this looks like, and then how it can work.

Taking civilization to the next level requires becoming more efficient with energy. It is important to increase the energy-flux density, so that we derive more energy transfer from smaller and cheaper units – more bang for the buck, with less ecological damage.

There are many promising new sources of energy. Nuclear power is also one attractive option – if based in space, with the energy then transferred to earth, which is technically feasible. Three Mile Island, Chernobyl and Fukushima should be lessons learned, regarding the unpredictable combination of human error and nature.

In the United States, a specific vision has been in place since Presidents Eisenhower and Kennedy, elaborated by the US Army Corps of Engineers. This vision is called the North American Water and Power Alliance, or NAWAPA. Today the concept of NAWAPA is being advanced by Mr. Lyndon LaRouche among others.

NAWAPA redesigns the water management and power grid of the United States, creating a vast, interlocking system of canals, tunnels, highways and now high-speed rail. Today, modified, revised and higher-tech versions of NAWAPA assimilate environmental concerns.

This plan reduces erosion and carves out enormous areas of the West to remain untouched. As a result, NAWAPA moves to a new and higher balance between culture and nature.

Obviously, NAWAPA creates millions of new jobs, many in private sector. NAWAPA requires national vision but perhaps more importantly, it requires local and state coalitions.

New cities include urban gardening, cheaper energy, and more transportation options, the last of which are being pioneered by Tesla Motors, led by Elon Musk. New cities, and redesigning existing ones, increase livability, standards of living, and economic efficiency.

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The Venus Project, led by Jacque Fresco, includes inspiring designs, and other architects are also working on the concept of the new city.

There are many workable designs for floating, maritime cities, with some designs advanced by the Seasteading Institute.

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These cities can be used as a base for ocean clean-up, fishing, scientific research and the experimental colonization of challenging environments.

Of course, an upgraded western civilization includes a robust space program.

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Also, what we know today as the Army, Air Force, Navy and Marines, would pivot from disastrous and useless foreign interventions to instead protecting the Earth against asteroids, building and manning new space stations and lunar colonies, and beginning to terraform Mars.

Again, Civilization 2050 depends on an empowered citizenry, multiple and layered public networks, and coalitions of private sector firms.

A new economy respects private property, but it does not unconditionally worship private property, sacrificing everything on its altar.

Private property is respected when there is rightful and lawful possession of that property; when there is effective control of its usage; and when the commercial use of property responsibly accounts for the interests of stakeholders.

When stockholders are the only people whose interests are taken into account then we have what we have today: a race to the bottom, a hollowing out of the middle class, and economies centered only on empty, mindless consumerism for its own sake: brand-name schlock, just to keep their Machine turning.

A new economy does not automatically gift money to the largest banks, the largest corporations, and to the federal government, in the hope that it trickles down to the underclasses. That is what the current economy does. We have a Wall Street economy, not a Main Street economy.

A new economy precision injects funds horizontally across different layers of both the public and private spheres, to maintain human security and fuel development in open and transparent systems. (We will address monetary concerns momentarily.)

A new economy leaves no one behind, but not by promoting dependency, and not by tolerating subsidized sloth. That is not how a new civilization is built. This is an economy of personal responsibility, where no able-bodied adult gets something for nothing.

Considering the huge scale of work to be done, considering the monumental task of building new infrastructure and new cities, this new economy assumes “full employment” with work available in the public or the private sphere.

Considering the huge scale of work to be done, it makes sense to offer indebted students an option, for example, of either paying back their loans normally or merging their career interests with a development project. With a decent salary.

Considering the huge scale of work to be done, it makes sense to offer undocumented migrants the option, of either returning to their countries or origin or accepting an assignment with a development project. With a decent salary.

All of this sounds ambitious? How is this to be paid for?

Let us first demolish the two assumptions behind current monetary and financial policies.

The first assumption is that the current systems in the West are legitimate. They are not. They violate natural law.

Taxation is always theft. Taxation depends upon coercion, the threat of violence, and the deprivation of property and liberty. All at gunpoint.

There are even systems of “bonds” – derived from the word “bondage” – by which governments promise to pay back their debtors with money raised from taxes. Again at gunpoint. Any inclusion of taxation, in a reformist economic plan, merely replaces one form of servitude with another. To be more exact, it would replace one form of violence with another.

How much merit does an economic system really have, if its sponsors must resort to threats? Does this sound like a system designed for us? Or for them? There are other ways to pave the roads.

A new economy can only be based on voluntarism and non-discrimination. After all, discrimination denies equal opportunity, equal access, and constitutes harm under natural law.

The second assumption – even held by many critics of the current system – is that money requires “backing” with something other than the willingness, or faith, of people to accept it.

The reality is that all money is fiat money. Again: All money is fiat money.

Mainstream economics contrasts fiat money with money backed by physical commodities such as gold or silver, falsely assuming that gold or silver have intrinsic value. They do not. This is just another layer of faith.

Many ancient cultures around the world valued jade more than gold and silver, or ivory more than gold and silver, or turtle shells more than gold or silver.

While some people derive comfort from the idea that gold and silver provide permanent and universal value, in reality their value is a cultural construct – a projection, and one with nefarious origins at that.

Who knows, maybe a century from now money will be obsolete. Maybe it makes sense to move towards multiple currencies, fracturing any possibility of hegemony.

Today, however, money is now part of human civilization for better or for worse. It can be used as a tool to dominate others, as it is now, or it can be used as energy, or fuel, to propel civilization forward.

A new economy would entail money deriving value because people have faith that, as a medium of exchange, it is the energetic currency powering up a civilization encouraging real development, a leap in human consciousness, and an enhanced possibility for the survival of the human species.

A list of eight related principles follows the number system from earlier.

  1. Increasing the energy-flux density
  1. Multi-layered public and private coalitions for infrastructural development
  1. New cities on land and sea
  1. A robust space program
  1. A full employment economy
  1. Nesting private property within stakeholder systems
  1. Erasing sovereign debt and prioritizing Main Street over Wall Street
  1. Transparent monetary systems for security and progress

Complexity

Complexity is the manifested, rational order that emerges within a civilization based on natural law.

Complexity depends on increased individual freedom and increased group solidarity, thus transcending, or evolving past, existing political philosophies.

Complexity describes how systems spontaneously adapt from the bottom up (or from the outside in), without clear parameters of control, although initiative and leadership can emerge from all levels simultaneously.

Individual action scales upwards and outwards, to cities, provinces or states, and nations, and along both public and private networks. This structure mimics the nested fractals we see in natural systems.

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Civilization 2050 is the opposite of social engineering. Progress emerges naturally and organically, from societies resembling complex adaptive systems.

Complexity is the ideal condition for the generation of variety, innovation, adaptation, symbiosis, and progress. Visually depicted, complexity moves the western world away from its current pyramidal shape – and towards the shape of a de-centralized network, where, necessarily, portions temporarily converge around a task.

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GLOBALISM      versus      COMPLEXITY

For western civilization, a complex adaptive system fluctuates between periods of centralization and decentralization. Thus, the system is never really in a state of “equilibrium” as envisioned by classical thinking.

On the largest scale, with cooperative politics and new, people-powered economies, we move from nations to western civilization, which then engages with other, autonomous civilizations in a decentralized world system.

Non-western civilizations determine their own trajectories: evolution depends upon variety generation.

At this highest level of the world system and specifically of the world-city system there are no politics; there is only trade, collaborative projects, and educational exchange.

Conclusion

Most likely, today’s prevailing system in the West – economic and political – will come down under the weight of its own absurd cruelty, much like the Berlin Wall.

This system will someday collapse so rapidly that its defenders – both “order givers” and “order followers” – will be dumbfounded and immobilized by the sheer numbers of people dancing on globalist rubble.

Fortunately, the use of force to initiate systemic change would be unnecessary. Still, it is important to note, as a matter of principle, that those who deprive citizens of their natural rights, by resorting to coercion and the threat of violence, deserve only one warning before the use of force.

Illegitimate violence and coercion always invite a legitimate response: lethal force. Most likely, this will all remain a matter of principle.

Today, the most serious crisis we humans face today is not an economic crisis. It is not a political crisis. It is a crisis of confusion, or memory loss, over who we really are.

Many of us have forgotten our true nature, our higher selves. We have forgotten that were never meant to be peasants, peons, serfs, subjects, or slaves.

If we recognize our individual sovereignty, and exercise free will for the good, then the rest will follow, and our perception and consciousness will expand exponentially .

It is time to wake up from our long slumber.

 

Andrew Bosworth  abosworth@gmail.com