Unity is the one thing that the political elite have feared the most. Without smashing down the perceived divisive barriers in contemporary political consciousness, we can only expect our society to become more fractured, chaotic and dangerous, and lost.
Trust in that which deceives and harms us is simply not possible for the truly politically awakened.
CHARACTERISTICS OF A TRUE POLITICAL AWAKENING
There has been an agreed upon version of our story taught to us in school reinforced in everyday life by the media and government propagandists. Coasting through life haphazardly believing in this standardized version of reality is a form of consciousness, a contemporaryt way of relating to a world where the individual is consumed by the group, and truth becomes evermore out of reach.
The typical level of political awareness in our society is fairly basic, simplified and incomplete, but it serves as a functional trap for the mind and the imagination, pigeon-holing individuals into a conformist. This psychological trap preys upon two basic human traits: conservatism and progressivism. And because these traits are biologically hardwired into the human psyche, they are exploited as a fissure to create disharmony and division amongst the public.
Many people only rise to a level of political consciousness which allows them to understand their predisposition to one or the other of these traits. Awareness often ends here, with extreme devotion to one side of the publicized political spectrum.
The truth is that human societies have always needed an even distribution of people with each of these idealogical tendencies in order to achieve a balance between our need for external and internal control, protection and care. Political awakening involves rising above the prescribed psychology of division, into a position of appreciation of the qualities which unite us all.
Trust in the Statist System Collapses
To continue to trust and support a consistently abusive master is often referred to as Stockholm Syndrome.
When a person experiences a true and deep political awakening, it is not longer possible to excuse any of the crushing affronts to human rights and human dignity that are intrinsic to state power.
State power is historically abusive. The manipulation of our money supply, endless wars, wasting of public resources, corruption, permitting the destruction of the natural world, terrorizing citizens with abusive police and punitive tax codes, and limiting prosperity with regulatory overkill are all standard operating procedure for the state.
In a statist world, the awakening individual is tasked with the challenge of seeing through all of this in order to free the mind and see the greater possibilities for freedom and cooperation in the human story.
So-Called Leaders Are Seen as Puppets of Division
The pendulum of public opinion and discourse swings violently back and forth between the merits of two political parties is predictable and destructive. We are guided into engaging in the divisiveness, dominated by the prop-rhetoric of the political establishment.
It is our unity they fear most.
The trap of dogmatic ideological fortifications is more threatening to our society than about anything else.
The Wholotically awake fly above the argumentative mentality of those who are trapped in the two-party dualistic paradigm.
Recognition that Politics is Heavily Influenced or even Controlled by Powerful Forces
We The People in the arena of government, clearly influenced by corporate interests, intelligence agencies and deep state operators, and supranational organizations, have no power.
It makes no sense to pretend as though politicians are acting in the true interest of actual people. It makes no sense to pretend that we can save ourselves by calling on members of the state to represent us in their corrupt scene.
It is commonly known that politicians are beholden to special interests, and while they never talk openly about this influence, so many people carry on with the charade that politicians can wield power over these organization, for the benefit of The People. They cannot, for these forces are beyond their control.
The politically awakened understand that this extends far beyond the political scene.
Current humans empowered with “informed consent” are ending a viciously psychopathic history by a .01% upon the 99.99%. These 99.99% would never consent to what’s being done to them if empowered with accurate comprehensive information of their conditions. The informed are motivated to end the psychopathy, and create a new future of peace, technological advance, and cooperative happiness.
Objective, measurable, and independently verifiable facts easily explain, document, and prove Earth’s history of:
These “Big Lie” crimes center in war and what is used for money, but extend into ~100 areas of vital concern for all Earth’s inhabitants. The ongoing costs of Earth’s history controlled by these .01% literal psychopaths (and here), extending to our world of the present, are annual war and poverty murders of millions, gruesome harm to billions, and looting of trillions.
Again, and importantly, these are facts that anyone with a basic education can easily verify with a few moments of attention as objective statements about Earth’s most vital conditions.
Res ipsa loquitur: these facts speak for themselves, for all who are ready to see, listen, and feel with Enlightenment ideals. If you’re educated enough to read this, you recall the points of the Enlightenment (ideals Americans are rightfully proud to embrace):
Reject thoughtless obedience to would-be kings, so-called lords, and wanna-be masters in government, religion, and a .01% privileged class connected to government.
Have EVERYONE educated enough to consider and discuss factual evidence in full freedom.
Have EVERYONE empowered with voice and vote of how the facts should be related with in policy (what to do) in order to ongoingly optimize unalienable rights of Life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness.
Please stop until you’ve fully embraced this point: we assert facts that are independently verifiable, and to our knowledge have never been refuted. Indeed, as you’ll hear from Gandhi and Simon Johnson below, the .01% will do everything to avoid factual consideration of our points because our case is as clear as asserting a baseball pitch ten feet over everyone’s head is not even close to the definition of a “strike.” And we have the video for anyone’s independent review and analysis. In fact, we are unaware of any official voices even attempting refutation.
So, what stands between “Winning Time” and where we are at the start of 2015?
If the following three phases make sense to you, please make them your own, use them as you see best, and enjoy this wild planetary ride where Truth is far stranger than fiction:
Critical mass of 99.99% discern and choose facts over .01% criminal psychopaths’ propaganda.
99.99% remove lying sacks-of-spin criminal psychopaths from power.
99.99% initiate breakthrough freedoms in peace, technology, happiness.
Let’s consider each point:
Critical mass of 99.99% discern and choose facts over .01% criminal psychopaths’ propaganda.
Humanity has gone through an up-spiral phase of the process described by Gandhi (attributed and unsourced):
- First they ignore you.
- Then they laugh at you.
- Then they fight you.
- And then you win.
The up-spiral seems to be that today’s revolution (Latin etymology: to turn around) is global; a turning away from accepting debt and “wars for peace” from former/current colonial powers (and who/whatever’s coordinating this) and their creations (like the hypocritical war-enabling UN). When yesterday’s leaders, like Dr. King, spoke and acted to occupy Washington D.C. until his version of today’s wars were ended, and those resources unleashed for ending poverty, the US psychopath oligarchs assassinated him (as proven with overwhelming evidence in the King Family civil trial). Today’s “leaders” are people like you and me, in all areas of Life, learning, processing information, communicating, and making stands for the brighter future the 99.99% yearns to create, and all in multitudes of Life’s areas.
The .01% have rejected reasonable offers for surrender, including the attractive option for Truth & Reconciliation (and here) whereby they accept pensioned retirements without prosecution in exchange for full disclosure of what they’ve done and how they did it for God knows how long over Earth’s history. This option was/is also attractive for the 99.99% because planetary abundance easily provides for their retirement (their minions would overwhelmingly request to reclaim their hearts and join us), we could most rapidly end their criminal destruction, and we’d avoid corning the dangerous and vicious “leaders” afraid of anything they can’t control.
Critical mass of the 99.99% will occur in a relative moment, similar to paper catching fire as fire/light-sources become closer and closer: nothing happens for a long time, and then most-quickly the fire/light spreads like, well, wild-fire.
Another helpful analogy of the 99.99%’s “awakening” is the Emperor’s New Clothes. A .01% “leader” parades in obvious naked pretense, with zero facts “covering” his propaganda, and only supported by the duped and/or owned minions. This tragic-comedy ends with the ease of a child’s examination of the most obvious and verifiable facts (capacity we all have to simply look and see), the voicing of those facts that absolutely refute the propaganda, and a few more voices confirming the obvious.
His immediate best-selling book, 13 Bankers: The Wall Street takeover and the next financial meltdown, was discussed with President Johnson’s Press Secretary and journalist with over 30 Emmy Awards, Bill Moyers, to explain the oligarchy, loss of trillions of American taxpayer dollars to oligarchs’ manipulation as a matter of definitive fact, the oligarchs’ looting of America is protected by partners with political muscle, and all rational consideration of the facts prove massive crimes by the .01% against the 99.99%:
The American democracy was not given to us on a platter. It is not ours for all time, irrespective of our efforts.
Either people organize and they find political leadership to take this on, or we are going to be in big trouble absolutely the heart of the problem. these people will not come out and debate with us. they will not come out. They’re afraid.
They don’t have the substance. They don’t have the arguments. We have the evidence.
They have the lobbyists and control of the narrative.
They’ve got the power, the muscle, the money.
We have the arguments. We just have the facts. On your side. That’s exactly what it comes down to.
So how close are we to critical mass?
Winning Time will conclude in a fury of rapid developments similar to the above two analogies of fire and public recognition of a naked would-be emperor.
We can be absolutely confident asserting is the validity of the facts anyone can confirm,
informed consent ends this domination in the following way…
99.99% remove .01% from power.
Informed consent turns ordinary people in obvious favor of ending the .01%’s psychopathic destruction of wars, looting, and lying by a likely percent of 99.99% (consider who would really choose dominated misery after freely allowed fully informed choice of short and long-term consequences of each choice).
Once critical mass is achieved of public embrace of our facts, psychopathic policies are replaced with lawful arrests (and here, here) rather than stupefied obedience.
So how will such arrests occur that end these tragic-comic crimes?
Sorry, again: none of my colleagues can predict how the endgame plays out (speculation here). That said, we’ve never found a counter-argument against the obviously necessary accomplishment to remove such Orwellian “leaders” from further power. If they’re in power, they’ll continue their psychopathy. Because our criminal psychopaths must be arrested, all of us can and should think, speak, and act for their arrests.
Our thoughts, words, and actions are totally within our authority (consider this, this, this).
My colleagues and I have no advice over how to play this game. We respectfully assert that humanity’s choice is either to play the game of “Winning Time” for all Earth’s inhabitants, or allow us all to be played by psychopathic oligarchs.
No real improvements are possible with “leaders” acting for viciously antagonistic control with aggressive action to create a slave class out of the 99.99%.
Be proud of your thoughts, words, and actions: We The People United has an historic role to play.
3. 99.99% initiate breakthrough freedoms in peace, technology, happiness.
Either you’re going to go along with your mind and the truth, or you’re going to yield to fear and custom and conditioned reflexes. With our minds alone we can discover those principles we need to employ to convert all humanity to success in a new, harmonious relationship with the universe. We have the option to make it. – R. Buckminster Fuller (archive at Stanford)
Ending the .01%’s unlawful and lie-based Wars of Aggression, poverty-murders, bankster looting, and corporate media lying is an unprecedented victory in itself!
Available economic solutions transforms us to full employment, the best infrastructure we can imagine, and declining real prices.
Truth in media will inspire and catalyze good-faith work for genuine advancements.
It’s relatively easy for anyone with even a small degree of intellectual integrity and moral courage to see the crimes and propaganda.
Seeing solutions takes a higher degree of intellectual integrity, to see what an unleashed planet is capable of creating.
set of rules of engagement called the Open Enterprise Governance model.
the open enterprise model offers a new way of working together that is decentralized and dynamic.
We are replacing the command and control hierarchy with a collaborate and co-create model.
In this new political party model, there are different levels of engagement with a manifeststream.
What are the levels of engagement?
There are 3 levels of engagement with a manifest-stream:
- core team.
The core team take responsibility for the success of the Party and assumes whatever they are capable of achieving, with the help of the total Party.
sContributors have completed a manifeststream.
Anyone can become a contributor; no specific skill requirements and no selection process.
Step one to becoming a contributor
sYou might do this by
sadding new ideas to Work Streams
sparticipating in the discussion: commenting on Work Items, and in the forums
sstarting or joining Work Items
sinforming the organization of strengths and weaknesses from a new user perspective
skeeping the group accountable to its mission and values
sproviding moral support (a ‘thank you’ goes a long way
ssupporting other users
sContributors are welcome to participate as much as possible.
Future governance will look like nothing we have seen before.
Living systems on every scale have governance — methods of self-regulation to manage the coherence and continuity of the system. Also, for steering toward goals or away from dangers.
This governance is not the same as a government. Government as we know it is a blunt instrument designed to enforce the will of the many over the few (although at this point it enforces the will of few on the many) It is a monolithic bureaucracy. And frankly, it isn’t very good at governance, at least not as defined in the first paragraph.
The Nature of Change
Notice that governance includes both conserving continuity and making progress. All living systems have this tension between being conservative and progressive.
Progressive: Adapt or die — change is required. A system which cannot adapt to changing circumstances, will get steam-rolled by them. Furthermore, we want more than just adapting to survive, but evolving to improve and thrive. We want to move toward goals, and higher quality of life. And we want to be able to perceive and avoid dangers, and respond deftly when confronted by them.
Conservative: Maintain integrity or fly apart. What makes a system work is the pattern of self-regulation it has established: feedback loops, dynamic balances, flows which nourish all the parts of whole, so the whole can function. Disruption of the integrity of these patterns brings death even more quickly than a failure to evolve.
Globally, politics polarizes around that tension: conservative vs. progressive. This is a false choice. Both are mandatory. It doesn’t matter whether we like it or not. When the world around you is changing, and that change is accelerating, the question is never whether to change or stay the same.
The questions we must confront are:
What changes are vital? (to survival and goals)
How do we implement those changes in a way that doesn’t destroy the integrity of what works?
Selecting a conservative vs. a progressive candidate is a false choice that we are forced to make because of broken architectures of governments.
The Failure of Representative Democracy
Representative Democracy may have been a breakthrough 2000 years ago. It even made sense 200 years ago when the U.S. Constitution was written. The only way to discuss and deliberate was to go meet someplace, and everyone can’t ride hundreds of miles by horseback or carriage to participate, so you choose representatives to bring your local news and concerns to the table. There are many alternatives in an Internet age.
Fine — except for a few major problems.
- One person can’t actually represent many. Maybe if we sit down and you tell me your concerns and commitments about an issue, then I could represent you (and myself) on that issue. But as you add a few more people, that gets increasingly difficult. Now make it millions of people that I don’t talk to directly and make it apply across all issues. What are the chances I’m really representing you? Is it even possible that I could come close to representing that kind of population across the complex range of issues that officials are supposed to make decisions about?
- Party Affiliation: A two-party system reduces politics down to voting for a conservative or progressive. Multi-party politics isn’t much better as it still reduces the range of discourse down to the ideological platform of the party. Voter choices go from 2 to 3 or 5, which is nowhere near the level of complexity of choice that we need for navigating the world we’re in.
- Non-Local Issues: Particularly, at the level of the Federal government, most of the decisions made have little to do with locale. Local decisions are certainly made on neighborhood, municipal, and loosely state levels. (Many states are too big be “local” ) So we are constrained to voting by party and locale. These factors map very poorly to the real world challenges we need to collectively navigate.
A World too Big, Fast, and Complex
The Constitution was written for an Agrarian Republic. The level of complexity that officials were expected to confront absolutely did not include things like Nuclear Power and Weaponry, Electronic Surveillance, Climate Change, Net Neutrality, Air Traffic Control, etc. If you’ve gotten a glimpse of CSPAN, you probably have exposure to how poor a grasp politicians have on even basic workings of some of these issues.
They can’t be experts on everything, especially when their job security is mostly tied to schmoozing influential funders. We have politicians without the right expertise, with inherent conflicts of interest by who they have to please to keep getting campaign funds, who can’t possibly represent the complexity of their constituency, and are elected by association with ideological simplifications … and we pretend there’s a chance of good governance from this setup.
The Constitutional Government fared fairly well for nearly a hundred agrarian years. Yet as the country moved into a more industrial era, the government had no good way to integrate a major shift in economic power. I would assert that the Civil War was a symptom of that failure to integrate the northern industrial and southern agrarian economic needs and patterns except by military force.
After this point, the U.S. Government appeared to continue on smoothly but increasingly became controlled by the banks and corporations of the industrial economy. As the U.S. economy has been transitioning into information age dynamics, it gets harder to even maintain the appearance of relevance.
The bureaucracy simply doesn’t have the throughput to keep up with the increased complexity of issues and the pace that the world is changing.
The End of Old World Order
The government was already dying. The gap between what it had become and what we need it to be was becoming intolerable for too many people. That is part of what enabled Trump to get his foot into the door of the presidency, and if his first week in office is any indication, his team will dismantle much, and quickly.
This is not business as usual. They are not playing by the old rules. There is a good chance that they won’t acknowledge any established means of reclaiming the power they’ve seized. Not by impeachment. Not by the next election. Not by constitutional convention. Spending your energy on those things will likely be energy lost.
We’ll see if I’m right about this, but if I am, that means our only real alternative is to build the next generation of self-governance that reclaims the powers we’ve surrendered to the government.
It will need to be a P2P, fully-distributed, digital democracy that will be so different from how we think of government, that it may better be thought of as a kind of social network. You jump on, scan your feed, participate in conversations you’re interested in, weigh in with “likes” or other similar feedback, etc.
For many, the reality of this will sound far-fetched. Remember, the cells in our body figured out how to do extremely sophisticated self-governance on scales of trillions. Fully P2P governance. No cell is President or Dictator of the system.
If cells can do it, we can too. Unfortunately, we don’t have millions of years to figure it out, we’ve escalated the situation to create the crises we needed to force our own hands.
I’m not saying this kind of transition will be easy for people to accept. No change on this magnitude is easy. However, I don’t see any better alternatives.
We The People United Invitation
People are agitated. Energy is emerging to connect for change. People need to be connecting and having new conversations about what to do.
We can channel that energy into building real alternatives instead of chasing expired political strategies.
This is an invitation to all who have the capacity to contribute to building the world we need.
Social process wonks
Programmers and Crypto geeks
Storytellers who can weave this vision of a future to aid in people’s transition
UX, UI, and Graphic Designers
All people willing to leave old pictures of government behind and experiment with new self-governance
For the technology side of things, please check out Ceptr and how you might be able to participate there. For the reinvention of governance, check out the Art of Governance site I’m building this week.
Art of Governance, and the collaborative tools for sharing ideas and up-voting and such, will initially be on a normal (centralized) web site, but we’ll move it to fully-distributed tools as quickly as we are able.