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Rethinking the Future

IMG_4581“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” -R Buckminster Fuller

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“We should do away with the absolutely specious notion that everybody has to earn a living.

It is a fact today that one in ten thousand of us can make a technological breakthrough capable of supporting all the rest.

The youth of today are absolutely right in recognizing this nonsense of earning a living.

We keep inventing jobs because of this false idea that everybody has to be employed at some kind of drudgery because, according to Malthusian-Darwinian theory he must justify his right to exist.

So we have inspectors of inspectors and people making instruments for inspectors to inspect inspectors.

The true business of people should be to go back to school and think about whatever it was they were thinking about before somebody came along and told them they had to earn a living.” -R Buckminster Fuller

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unfamiliar with Malthus – nice short summary regarding his theory on population.
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All warfare is based on deception. Hence, when able to attack, we must seem unable; when using our forces, we must seem inactive; when we are near, we must make the enemy believe we are far away; when far away, we must make him believe we are near. –Sun Tzu
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World Game “Make the world work, for 100% of humanity, in the shortest possible time, through spontaneous cooperation, without ecological offense or the disadvantage of anyone.” – R Buckminster Fuller
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“Neque porro quisquam est qui dolorem ipsum quia dolor sit amet, consectetur, adipisci velit …”Marcus Tullius Cicero

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‘Capitalism is a religion – it has its books, rituals, ministers, institutions. If you are a heretic you will be shamed and condemned. If you go against its rules or systems you will be imprisoned or damned. If you becomes an expert in it you will be regarded as a high priest and richly rewarded. In the religion of Capitalism everything necessary to life on earth is regarded as a monetized resource controlled by a hierarchy, and through this hierarchy it will be decided how long you live or when you die. Capitalism creates inequality. One of its most regarded idols/deities worshiped in Capitalism is money.’ atrib. Russell Brand

In 2015 more than 90% of the world practice some form of Capitalism.

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just do it

“I sit on a man’s back choking him and making him carry me, and yet assure myself and others that I  am sorry for him and wish to lighten his load by all means possible… except by getting off his back.”Leo Tolstoy

“If you tremble with indignation at every injustice, then you are a comrade of mine.”Che Guevara

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“A man of knowledge lives by acting, not by thinking about acting.” – Carlos Castaneda
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“The more I see of the moneyed classes, the more I understand the guillotine.” ― George Bernard Shaw
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“An ounce of practice is worth more than tons of preaching.” -Mahatma Gandhi

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“If voting changed anything, they’d make it illegal.” – Emma Goldman

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“Presidents are selected, not elected.”Franklin D. Roosevelt

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“If Americans simply choose to vote for the person who has a D or an R by their name, we will get what we deserve, which is what we have now.”Dr. Ben Carson

“In times of war laws are silent.” -Cicero

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“To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize”

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“The rhetoric of penalties is the pretext for war – the real enemy of the American Government; or any Corporate Owned Government, is its People.” – atsame

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“The philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways. The point, however, is to change it.”
“Capital is dead labor, which, vampire-like, lives only by sucking living labor, and lives the more, the more labor it sucks.” “Workers of all lands unite! You have nothing to lose but your chains” Karl Marx

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What is commodity fetishism – it is the perception of the social relationships involved in production, not as relationships among people, but as economic relationships among the money and commodities exchanged in market trade. As such, commodity fetishism transforms the subjective, abstract aspects of economic value into objective, real things that people believe have intrinsic value. — Basically, when your STUFF is more important than people.

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In the economy ocean money is like a shark, if it doesn’t keep moving it dies.

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“Freedom is participation in power.”Marcus Tullius Cicero

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Zionism is a Racist Ideology a Culture of Death Driven by Saligia

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“Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.” -MLK

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“The towers are gone now, reduced to bloody rubble, along with all hopes for Peace in Our Time, in the United States or any other country. Make no mistake about it: We are At War now — with somebody — and we will stay At War with that mysterious Enemy for the rest of our lives.” Hunter S Thompson 09/12/01

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“If any State in the Union will declare that it prefers separation with the first alternative, to a continuance in union without it, I have no hesitation in saying, ‘let us separate’. I would rather the States should withdraw, which are for unlimited commerce and war, and confederate with those alone which are for peace and agriculture.” -Thomas Jefferson

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“The Colonies would gladly have borne the little tax on tea and other matters had it not been the poverty caused by the bad influence of the English bankers on the Parliament, which has caused in the Colonies hatred of England and the Revolutionary War.” -Benjamin Franklin

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“The American People could have anything they want, trouble is they don’t want much of anything.E V Debs

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“Nobody ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American public.”H.L. Mencken

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“Fascism is capitalism plus murder.” Upton Sinclair

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“The day I lost all faith in humanity was also the day I was no longer afraid to die.” -anon

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“That which is falling should also be pushed” – Friedrich Nietzsche

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For there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; neither hid, that shall not be known.
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to find the time

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Anarchism

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What Is Freedom?

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High Popalorum vs Low Popahirum

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share the wealth

Huey Long – “Share Our Wealth Plan”  a program designed to provide a decent standard of living to all Americans by spreading the nation’s wealth among the people.

-Cap personal fortunes at $50 million each — equivalent to about $600 million today (later reduced to $5 – $8 million, or $60 – $96 million today)
-Limit annual income to one million dollars each (about $12 million today)
-Limit inheritances to five million dollars each (about $60 million today)
-Guarantee every family an annual income of $2,000 (or one-third the national average – $21k today)
-Free college education and vocational training
-Old-age pensions for all persons over 60
-Veterans benefits and healthcare
-A 30 hour work week
-A four week vacation for every worker
-Greater regulation of commodity production to stabilize prices

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The Seven Basic Human Needs and Rights For Any Civilized Society
Clean and Safe Shelter
Clean Food and Water
A Balanced Ethical Education
Health and Physical Care
Productive Purposeful Work
Free and Open Communication
and like all of Nature and Heaven’s Creations Rest
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“Capital punishment is as fundamentally wrong as a cure for crime as charity is wrong as a cure for poverty.” – Henry Ford

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all creative work is derivative – all creative work builds on what came before
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Friendly Fascism; The New Face of Power in America, by Bertram Gross

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all you need is love and an empty cup

 

“I want to go far far away out into the country, smell the fresh earth under the morning dew, hear the birds chirp and coo, dig into the dirt, grow fresh food and come brillig watch the flowers bloom.” -ish
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seeds

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liberté, égalité, fraternité
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if money wasn’t the driving force in America, what would it be then?” -ish

“hope is a poor man’s deprivation” – ish

“You are on a big rock hurling through space with no particular place to go” -ish

“The universe is indifferent to your needs – stop worshiping a book – get along, at least don’t go out of your way to hurt others, build a fence if you must.” – ish

“public schools today are meant to:
warehouse children while parents slave at unimportant jobs filled with drudgery.
to instruct them on the rules, guidelines and policies of the larger institutions they will become reliant upon throughout their lives.
to deny them the ability of critical thinking by diverting them away from the skills of reason and logic.
to withhold the power of thinking freely.
to squash creativity.
to maintain the status quo.” -ish

 


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 “prison is the new plantation, debt is the new reservation, war is a culture of death” -ish

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“knowledge is power, but  it means nothing without the will to act” -ish

 

“An Observation:
Group A: individualist, doesn’t like collectivism until lead.
Group B: collectivist, relies on community until told what to do” -ish

 

“if you can’t take joy in hard work then it’s not good work” -ish

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Open Source State

“There will never be a really free and enlightened State until the State comes to recognize the individual as a higher and independent power, from which all its own power and authority are derived, and treats him accordingly.”Henry David Thoreau “Civil Disobedience”

 

It’s time to create an Open Source State. bartopen

To do this you need a lot of people, educated people, to move into a state and filibusterer legislation.

What other untapped demographic in the U.S. could provide such a large number of creative and well educated people?

Those with outstanding student loans, of course.

What better resource full of diverse, talented and dedicated people are there in the U.S., but a whole lot of educated folks  in endless education debt.

All it takes is one state representative to write a bill that offers them sanctuary. If need be give them refugee status. Put it on the table, spread the word. A few grants later you’ll be using their talents to develop a more just and fair society. We have all the models, it’s only a matter of using these models for the benefit of people, rather than corporations.

“Don’t try to fix a broken system, create a new one to displace it.” – Buckminster Fuller

One Model: If you have a student loan all interest – usury – is forgive – people work off the principle by contributing towards a better society – if that means working towards free education for all citizens, so be it – and only a portion of the principle is deducted from your salary; all income based, with no employment discrimination based on educational debt.

That’s just one of the many ideas that can be incorporated.

Over the course of the next few weeks I will be working to develop more open state idea. Perhaps someone else has already started working in this direction, or you had the notion yourself, or maybe you think it’s just a good idea whose time has come? Please, use the comment box below to share your thoughts, links and ideas so that we can actively move towards solutions to the ills that we currently face in our society.

It’s Time.

Light this candle!

But, to speak practically and as a citizen, unlike those who call themselves no-government men, I ask for, not at once no government, but at once a better government. Let every man make known what kind of government would command his respect, and that will be one step toward obtaining it. – Henry David Thoreau

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Knowledge:
It’s Over – Eating Machine
Money, Power, Wall Street
Money Out Pack
B Corporation
Occupy Bank
Occupy Media
Rosanne Barr – An American Hero
Third Parties
Copyright
How Wall Street Killed Financial Reform
The Financial Terrorists
Bailout the Movie
Military Industrial Complex
The Green Party Debate
Suck it up
Truth
Utah legalizes gold, silver coins as currency
Prometheus Radio (LPFM) Project
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…one will do what is right or best just as soon as one truly understands what is right or best” -Socrates

The fact that man knows right from wrong proves his intellectual superiority to other creatures; but the fact that he can do wrong proves his moral inferiority to any creature that cannot.” – Mark Twain

Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.” -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

You can’t cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water.” – Rabindranath Tagore


The Open-Source Everything Manifesto: Transparency, Truth, and Trust

updates…

okay so you think it’s a lot of work

First of all we have to agree that anything worthwhile is a lot of work, but this can be joyous work, and who doesn’t enjoy joyous work especially, for all the right reasons?

…so let’s say a massive group of people moves into a city and we help each other out, we then take over the city government, legally, through elections and start changing the laws. Soon more like minds will be attracted to what’s happening and join us; remember one Koch Brother can’t replace 100 people at the voting booth. Not to mention more educated people vote, and people with student debt are a demographic that is  educated .

As those people move into the city they will also begin to move into state government, their ideas will spread to the locals and those people will become more politically active. As those numbers grow they will put massive pressure on the sitting state elected officials, even if they are funded by a Koch Brother; keep in mind those who would take Koch money will eventually find no reason to run.

Then, as proper legislation is passed we do what the lobbyists do, we learn from what Matt Taibbi wrote so clearly and eloquently here  SUE SUE SUE & IF YOU CAN’T WIN, STALL. We fight fire with fire, love fire and we work and hope that our fire shines brighter and truer than theirs, and that it catches on to inspires others across the country. It’s just a matter of going from 0 to 1,  you just have to start.

– that’s real grass roots.

If you want to read the whole Taibbi article again How Wall Street Killed Financial Reform

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read the study
People Aren’t Smart Enough for Democracy to Flourish, Scientists Say
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SECESSION – PLAN B

“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.”R Buckminster Fuller

Secession – se·ces·sion; noun –
1. The ultimate congressional pink slip.
2. How to literally throw the bums out.
3. End to all Congressional pay raises and bank bailouts.
4. No more wars.
5. When a body of citizens awaken.
6. It’s not just for Texas anymore.

When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed,

–That …whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new government, laying its foundation on such principles, and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness…

The Declaration of Independence, In Congress, July 4, 1776 – The unanimous Declaration of the Thirteen United States of America.
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If any State in the Union will declare that it prefers separation with the first alternative, to a continuance in union without it, I have no hesitation in saying “let us separate.” –Thomas Jefferson

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A Russian’s Perspective

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the MIC profits from secrecy and war, not efficiency and peace – stop being a commodity

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Updating and listing states that are working to Secede from this Corrupt Crony Capitalist Corporate Government
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Vermont
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Single Payer Heath Care Passes In Vermont

“The defining characteristic of the Second Vermont Republic is that there are two enemies, the United States government and corporate America” – Thomas Naylor


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Vermont Secession Music



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Second Vermont Republic
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Middlebury Institute
for the study of separatism, secession, and self-determination
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Dennis Steele for Governor
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VT COMMON – why?
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Perspectives
Secession and Nullification — News & Information
Dump D.C.? A Perspective
The Progressive Side
Rep. Ron Paul on Secession
How Is America Going To End?
Divided We Stand
Altered States

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History
Secession in the United States
List of U.S. state partition proposals
List of U.S. county secession proposals
Secession History Brief
What is Sovereignty

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New Hampshire
Arizona liberals seek secession

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Republic of Cascades
Texas
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