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    The first thing we must realize is that this society is exactly where it intended to be. The society reflects the ideals of the individuals within it. It is not an accident we find ourselves more and more in a world that extends rights and privileges to corporations and considers them as super-individuals, usurping the needs of actual flesh and blood citizens.

    Poverty and priviledge are bed buddies because that is what its citizens desire - it is not a mistake. Status and power require those without either. This should be obvious to anyone who can honestly reflect upon their own motivations.

    The world is not helpless in the face of authoritarianism - it welcomes it. Those few who manage to make it to the top over the backs of those less fortunate become the wielder of the sword of despotism. And no one wants to rock the boat of priviledge in case they somehow manage to claw their own way to the top. They wish and dream to be in a position to enjoy the prestige of wealth. And so they put up with the abuse of power and hope they get a shot at lording it over others with mansions, servants, nannies, private jets and other perks of the rich.

    Before we can advance to a stage where we might all enjoy the benefits of this society, we must change our overall beliefs and secret ambitions. We must stop pointing fingers at others, declaring they are the reason our society is heading towards decay. It is our deepest held fantasy of "success" as measured by wealth that propagates the inequities in the system we are all a part of. It is our fault, each of us are to blame. This society is not a game of monopoly, although the rich would have you believe it is.

    The worst part of this mistaken belief is that by adhering to its principles we also agree to injustice (a highly corrupt judicial system), oppresion (the police state gaurding the property of the rich), and crime (as those with no hope resort to stealing, murder and organized gangs). Put another way, we believe the murder of our loved ones, world wars (and other more restricted wars), terrorism and inequality are but a small price to pay for the chance to be on the list of privilege; to have a shot at becoming rich and lording it over others we are willing to perpetuate atrocities on the rank and file.

    This first principle is, therefore, only a transitional requirement to address the most fundamental flaw in the philosophy of our world. It will not be required further down the road when most will come to understand that peace and security comes with prosperity for all.


    All human beings are creations of One Source and thereby certain rights are bestowed upon them by virtue of birth alone. These rights shall be administered with the highest sense of honor and duty to ensure the equal, unbiased and fair treatment of all. To further ensure the granting of these rights it is declared that no individual, group, special interest lobby or any other sub-grouping, whether overt or covert, shall attain a proportion of any goods, property, chattel or contracts of any description greater than the sum of the individuals and their basic allotment would allow within those sub-groups until such time when all human beings have been allotted their basic needs according to the rights described herein.


    In another post I will address the notion of honor, duty, chivalry and responsibility in connection to the way we might advance beyond our primitive mindsets.
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    There is a word. It is a word that embodies almost exactly the mindset that settles upon someone in their time of service. Yes, it stems from a sense of higher purpose and responsibility and it is carried out with great conviction, seemingly in a state of profound knowing. It is that word that describes the quality of character that allows the recognition of the moment when one can and will intercede in exactly the perfect manner for the situation at hand. It is rather instinctual but it also contains a heavily weighted certainty of beneficence. It inspires the action of the chivalrous and the gallant, the hero. It is used a lot in fantasy novels of knights and dragons and wizards and their fearless deeds against impossible odds, and in many epic comic books. It is a word all would know but seldom use or hear in everyday conversation.

    Is it the word ‘noble’? Possessing outstanding qualities, says Webster. A ‘noble gas’ is defined as: rare gasses that exhibit great stability and extremely low reaction rates. But the ‘noble savage’: innate natural simplicity and virtue, uncorrupted..., implies that these outstanding qualities are inherent in the noble savage but rather rare amongst his modern descendants. Should this not worry us? Should we not pause to consider? Where has the simplicity and virtue so natural to the noble savage gone? It seems the word noble is not quite the word but it does imply the existence of this insubstantial quality that we in the modern world have misplaced, for it cannot ever be entirely lost.

    The noble savage says more about us than we of them. For if the savage is noble then civilization is pagan and complex while the natural is simple, innate and free.

    What drives a person to lengths the average person would balk at and avoid? What strength of conviction would allow one to seemingly risk their own life, to pay no heed to their personal safety and to abandon ‘mere’ rational and ‘more’ reasonable alternatives? What makes one brave the most arduous task for the sake of some higher ideal, often beyond their ‘ken’?

    Webster defines it as: strength of mind or spirit that enables a person to encounter danger with firmness. Mister Webster refers us to the word ‘wield’ to elaborate further: to deal successfully with, manage, control...to exert one’s authority by means of ---- valor.

    Valor in its highest and only true sense is righteousness. Valor is purposeful, responsible, firm, knowing, beneficent, chivalrous, gallant, heroic, fearless, noble, rare, stable, active, natural, simple, strong, virtuous, pure, brave - morphed into a comprehensive whole, emanating from an unseen realm, originated by a largely unknown source, and wielded by the valorous.

    Valor is to be wielded. To wield valor is to love and serve, not mindlessly adhering to rote and dogma but always with great reverence and heartfelt humility in peaceful action, in respectful harmony, in all creative expression.

    Valor can only be wielded with certainty, or else it be only bravery. It is the conviction of purpose that guides valor straight and true. And there is no greater purpose than to set humanity free. Not free to elect your next president, free; not free to choose your future vacation destination, free; not free to pick your favorite brand of breakfast cereal, free. Real freedom to create and then recreate who you are: Free to come and go, free to speak or not speak, free from tyranny, freedom to associate, freedom to respect all life, free from restriction of any kind, free to define life and free to live that life. Freedom to imagine and manifest must stem from an equally comprehensive quality that ennobles and uplifts thereby transcending the all too frequent tendency toward egoism and its attendant bouquet of grotesqueries and depravities.

    The double-edged sword of truth and the shield of valor are the companions of the noble of heart at their time of service. They are the weapons of the righteous. They are not creations of an individual mind but merely picked up and wielded in unique fashion for specific purpose. Truth and valor are all righteousness requires (almost, see below). The righteous just take up the cause. Often, the cause picks them. The cause of the righteous is always protected by the sword of truth and the shield of valor. Some serve for scant seconds, others for a lifetime, some but once and others many times. But none are ever without their companions while in service.

    What need for weapons and shields unless there is a perceived villain? And that villain must have a hero in the form of a corrected vision without the villain’s interference. There must be a transition to something better. And that something better has to be protected. This is justice. The question, “What form of justice ensures peace?” will be the topic of the next post. A sneak peak at that future post might suggest that:

    Justice is the armor of the valorous.
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    Truth, valor, justice....

    We are speaking of Honor, a forgotten element.
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    Honor, truly a forgotten element.

    What use is valor without justice. And what is justice without honor?
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    Part II


    It seems as though the ideas in this thread are perhaps a bit simplistic. This was intentional. It was meant to drive a discussion primarily about consensus. But the idea of consensus can easily be dismissed in this world of competition and victory. These are two concepts that would have died with the old order and as such are not compatible with the decrees in this article. Yet we must contend with how to get from here to there. For this purpose, there needs to be two things happen simultaneously.

    First, resources have to be freed for redistribution. But it must be resources not needed for survival or basic subsistence. The only way to accomplish this redistribution is to establish inalienable rights to every person on the planet - equal rights. This in itself requires a reordering of priorities worldwide and a revaluing of wealth to replace GDP (gross domestic product). It would naturally start a discourse that might take a long time to sort through, yet it is the only way forward. And that way forward must begin with a bill of rights already in place that rights the intrinsic wrongs in our society in theory. Then the practical aspects can be reverse-engineered to suit the new charter of rights.

    Second, in order to value correctly, a statement has to be made about the currency of wealth. If it were money, many would already be content and the world would be at peace. Obviously this is not what we observe around us. In fact, the correct currency is happiness because that is the measure of satisfaction for a sovereign. And we know what would make us happy in this world, so it might come as a surprise to learn that money does not confer happiness, freedom does.

    If we did not know it before, we are learning right now that we are not at all free in this world as it stands today.

    Once resources are freed and valuation corrected, the beginning of the transition can occur.

    There are many considerations at this point, each with equal importance.
    For instance there will be resistance by those who already have made this system work for themselves and they will feel cheated by the changes, after a lifetime of hard work and commitment. And rightly so.
    There will be laws that violate the new charter and will have to be removed - actually all laws will have to be revisited, especially the punitive part, since there are provisions in the charter to protect individuals from prosecution, fines, and incarceration.
    No one will have authority, and that can lead to chaos. It will be imperative to completely reorder education to focus on the new reality and to instill the new buzz words of the movement: truth, valor, justice, honor.

    With this basic understanding in place and the transition raring to go there will be one very big problem that can only be alleviated by a new designation, a new profession: The Facilitator.

    If the intention is to instill in each human being the dignity and status of sovereign, what means could be used to drive policies and implement strategies? If everyone is free, who runs the world?

    The Facilitators. Common folk with integrity and common sense combined with fortitude and perseverance guided by the four components of such souls: truth, valor, justice, and honor. But primarily, these folks will be those that love life and have compassion for the suffering of others.

    These facilitators will be bestowed with full authority over institutions and governments and will be able to implement policy changes in real time to help those in their charge attain sovereign status.

    Such power cannot be wielded for long so a time period will have to be set before a reassessment must be made for each facilitator. Or perhaps a rotation might be the better option where facilitators serve for a term and then retire.

    In any case, the facilitator has full power to accomplish any task set them. They can order institutions to follow their dictates and they can require government to act in support of any decision they might make. What they cannot do is violate any of the points in the bill of rights. This modifies their response parameters while allowing them wide leeway in modalities.

    It is difficult to follow the convolutions and ramifications of the impact of this new class. It promises remarkable possibilities but that would depend on the quality of the facilitator. Most likely it would take a bit of time for the facilitator role to find its legs. But like in every other discipline, the cream would quickly rise to the top and serve as example for the rest.

    The job qualifications of the facilitator are broad and cover every possible area of expertise. Certain types will be needed for various intractable situations, most likely taken from the ranks of those embroiled in the specific situation itself.

    The idea of the facilitator comes from a simple observation. That there is always someone with the answer to every problem, it is just a matter of finding that often unassuming individual. Unassuming individuals often have no agenda and no ambition to rise through the ranks of mediocrity, preferring instead to help how they can in their unassuming roles. We will give them power to be a positive change for the better in the world.

    And when the work nears completion, we will learn the final lesson of the transition: all sovereigns are facilitators, if they wish to remain free.


    This thread is open for comments and discussion. Thank you.
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