Thank you for all that you do. It’s been hard for most of those who listen to my voice to be serious because on the whole they’ve been wrapped up in selfish pursuits, yet the view accessible through truth is more imperative now than ever before and the moment is one of essential opportunity.
Yes, maybe this is already proving to be a devastation for economy as we know it, and no, intelligent maturity has not been able to call the world or this nation’s places in authority to honest responsibility. But the coming time of brokenness MUST be the time when everyone capable is made to hear, see, and understand that a new social-economic systemic way is essential.
All humanity must take a new responsibility for itself and yes, that is a larger task than ever before and a scale of reality no one has ever taken seriously. We are living in a world ruled by conceptions defined when the current population of the world and the benefits of the technological prowess we collectively hold were both unimaginable. The history of the twentieth century is the final proof of an ineptitude that was not responsible throughout and never since corrected. Worse, without mature authority indifference, selfishness, individual profit, and greed have been allowed to rule because no honest stops have ever been firmly defined or set in place.
In the midst of this I see your determination as key and I am hopeful that you will allow me to know those places where your views may diverge from mine, if only because the discourse must be allowed as real, somewhere, even though so much more than mere discourse is called for.
Our set place in this new reality has just begun as in flux, yet I do not see commentators anywhere speaking about egress from the coming breakup of economy as we know it into anything other than some eventual return to more of the same, and that is the problem. More of the same cannot be the next phase of our new human history and this devastation is the Earth itself telling us that we have far too long followed a self-destructive path. To respond with more of the same will only affirm the end of all human hope.
The current manner of economy, throughout the entire world, and however one may see it along the continuum of corruption, capitalism, and socialism is based on an imperative of continuing, always advancing consumption as its engine and this is our greatest flaw. That may have been a harmless perspective all throughout the furthest depths of past human history when vast reaches of the planet were unknown and ‘undiscovered,’ but it is a completely wrong-headed, misdirected and self-destructive conception today.
Humanity has never before had to bear responsibility for the delicate vulnerability of the environment or the limits of the planet’s resources, yet it must do so today, completely irrespective of all the barriers of culture, religion, languages, governments, philosophies, and fears of loss we all know now. Consumption as method must be wholly dethroned as the engine of economy. Profit for profit’s sake must end. A genuine understanding and acceptance of common purpose must be defined and ensconced as permanent in and as the affirmation of humanity’s responsible relationship of stewardship with the planet itself, Mother Earth.
Nothing but lip service is granted to this idea today and that must change. Finding the voice to accomplish that as reality is imperative now and the left-right, two-branch established political system of elitist, corrupt corporate capitalism in the US is all geared up just today to shaft the last audible public voice for honest possibility in Bernie Sanders. If only because we’re about 10 to fifteen years younger than he, we must find the voice and means to put all of Bernie’s agenda into a firm ground as merely a starting place, as there still is so very much further to go from there.
The emergency state Bernie described before this viral pandemic occurred is real. The emergency state Greta Thunberg describes is real. The inadequacy of the Paris Accords is real, if only because that did not go far enough and has no binding quality. The binding requirement of the long status quo of rule of the masses by anointed elites has proven flawed, failed and destructive of all human well-being and of our essential and imperative relationship with the planet. Trickle-down economy is a lie proven failed. Bailouts for banks are gasoline rainstorms on bonfires of indifference and irresponsibility.
A new systemic path must rise from the devastation of economy we are being made witness to now. If we cannot see that caused into reality, we will be failing all future human generations along with all the diverse and essential variety of life currently subject to the vagaries and both best and weakest links of human use.
If only because the words must be made clear as not merely implied~
-It is incongruous and insulting to the intelligence that the insurance process has any place whatsoever in the provision of health care. That must be brought to a clear stop without doing harm.
-All the war industries are counter-productive to essential human purpose and must be transformed into benign protection mechanisms, leaving no one out anywhere, and redefined as both preventing rather than instilling the doing of harm and apart from absolutely all vibrations of vengeance.
-The obligation of diplomatic solutions must be prioritized as essential and fully enforceable in all grounds of international conflict and human rights. All use of civilian deaths as the stuff of international conflict must result in personal responsibility for the authorizing leadership individuals wherever known or found.
-The needless production of non-essential goods lacking quality of purpose, and variant scales of quality to establish false grades of value reliant upon built-in obsolescence must be stopped.
-All exploitation of the poor for profit must be made to stop in all areas of manufacturing, industry, and the delivery and provision of goods and services.
-Organizing by workers for their collective protection from the indifference of profit-only motives must be unimpeded and systemically protected.
-The end of profit-only motives must be recognized, legitimized, and enforced as contrary to collective purpose.
-Rule by the preference of indifferent elitism, or mere profit, contrary to the findings of replicable scientific conclusion weighted with the collective moral authority of everyone impacted must be ended.
-Corporate motivations and purposes found to be in conscious disregard of scientifically defined environmental protection priorities must be outlawed and those laws enforced.
-Full funding for enforcement mechanisms must be established and untouchable.
-Science and the freedom and funding of scientists must be protected from rule by privatized and profit-oriented values of all kinds.
-All forms of economic activity that require consumption of natural resources of all or any kind must be redefined to a common collective purpose that does not prioritize, rise from, or permit manufacturing, the provision of services, or the establishment or sustaining of any economic activity which has no underlying, common collective purpose.
-All forms of economic activity must be made subject to a publicly defined and accomplished examination and rule which provides a practical standard that averts any form of consumption of resources merely for the sake of consumption or profit.
-Definition and enforcement must be established and enforced with the severest form of consequences in place that protect the public from corruption of all kinds. Enforcement must be defined with a scale of consequences set merely to stopping violative acts and practices, and protection of the public from corrupt or criminal activities, without doing physical or mental harm to guilty parties.
This list is partial and contextual. Nothing of the kind can be put in place apart from agreement and that scale of context, requiring examination and discourse arriving upon agreement, is essential now to human truth. All our societies exist today as a function of ancient concepts and values and the cowardly and supposedly safe practices of perhaps incrementalism are not adequate to the requirements of our predicament.
We have shown ourselves that the combat of ideas in economy within a system that is neither honest nor free from corruption, and above all else, based in the ultimate sanctity of unbridled consumption as its single defining value will only bring us to self-destruction. We must instill the impact of the intelligence we have derived so as not to serve up for all humanity the dystopian future that is so well depicted in the sci-fi our younger generations are warning us with and crying for relief from today.
Along the way we must also fully re-examine the nature, character, and purpose of competition as we know it now. The derivation of honest common purpose will inevitably reshape the essentials of our thinking and foundations around the manner and efficacy of competition itself, which while not argued against here in any depth, is also an essential subject of scrutiny as a wasteful if normative practice in an economic system now driving hard and fast to self-destruction for all human society on the planet today.
We must rise from the ashes of our current failure honestly transformed into a world that will no longer be bound to results of accomplishment only as the product of one doing harm to another. Where Love is at first mere caring, please see how.
In Love All Ways