NOW... much smarter than NWO (Last Update: 16th November 2016)
"The definition of insanityOk, where to start with this one. Well, I have a heavy heart given what I'm about to say. It's about the only thing that really grinds my gears these days, but not from an egostistic point of view, but moreover from shock and surprise point of view at what I've witnessed and learned over the last year.
is doing the same thing over and over again
and expecting different results."
is doing the same thing over and over again
and expecting different results."
I've had a lot of time to consider certain things over the last year. I quit working, which is just as well, becaue I then became pretty ill for the last 10 months or so. The same part diagnosis from 4 different doctors not really helping things in the slightest. Either way, I finally figured how to keep myself in better health, but it culminated in a trip to the hospital one morning when I couldn't breathe. An amusing story from a certain perspective. I spent 2 days in hospital in a ward where there were no windows and no indicator of what time of day it was. I had my phone with me and could have checked the time, but really didn't feel the need to. NOW, those 2 days were blissful. I can't really explain what that means, but they were blissful. I came out of hospital refreshed, but without a satisfactory diagnosis. Meh, I know of a way to keep myself from falling back into that state of poor health, so I can pretty much avoid the same issues so long as I'm not moronic about certain things.
Anyhoo, once out of hospital I had a Mayoral campaign to undertake. So, I got into it. Well, when I say I got into it, I decided that I'd go along for the ride and have a, what I called, Led Zeppelin campaign i.e. I'd do virtually nothing in terms of getting out there and pounding the streets to encourage people to vote me into a position that I didn't really want. After all, trying to bring RBE to a city has more issues than trying to bring RBE to a country. And that's really where my heavy heart begins. Oh, I got 342 votes, which I class amazing. I spoke a few truths to a facebook group and that seemed to do the trick. T'would appear that people don't mind the odd blast of honesty. It likely pissed a few people off, but hey, that's the Parable of the Pub for ya.
So, the heavy heart. It really came to a head a few days ago and is a story of indoctrination in a place I never thought I'd find it. Even if I did have my suspiscions from conversations that had been had over the last year.
As a Resource Based Economy advocate, a few years ago I used to consider the need for systems change and the disbanding of government as a necessity for change. I used to consider the indoctrinated as sheep. I used to revile, and still do to a point, the ineffectiveness of politicians. There are penty of memes floating around the internet that highlight this sort of thing. From the soveriegn men to the RBE advocates to the anarchistic "tribes" to other Free World movements. Whilst I still class what they're saying as truth in so many ways, because it is, I'm finding an ever increasing level of understanding that I wish I had at the start of my RBE journey nearly 10 years ago.
The understanding is one of indoctrination. However, when I consider what it took for me to come to terms with RBE as a valid, feasible and much needed alternative economic model, I started to realise that calling people sheep was a tad unfair. Not everyone will take the time I took to come to terms with what Resource Based Economy is. Not everyone has the time to come to terms with what Resource Based Economy is, as people have busy lives. Busy lives to the point where I see those days as engineered to be busy for the purposes of thoughtless indoctrination. NOW, that's all fine and well. It can take years to come to an understanding of what RBE truly is and what it promises, so it's hardly surprising that even after watching a TVP or TZM movie people still deny the logic, reason and common sense put forwards as nothing more than communism or as needing some form of fascistic dictatorship to enforce it etc... the usual cognitive dissonance.
So what is indoctrination? I recently saw a meme that stated that indoctrination is the lack of ability to accept new information irrespective of the logic, reason and common sense that it conveys. It's a pretty good definition as far as I can tell. So, can people who have become Resource Based Economy advocates and Free World advocates, after years and years of research and madness, and having proven that they can cognise new information be indoctrinated? Yes. And this is where my heavy heart truly begins. The "sheeple" have an excuse. Resource Based Economy is a brand new theory to them. NOW, I say them, but I fully realise that I was once "sheeple" given certain perspectives. I wasn't always a Resource Based Economy advocate, and even to this day I'm aware that someone might come along with a logical, reasonable and common sense argument that will make me rethink Resoure Based Economy as a solution. However, that's going to take some doing, because I have completely reasoned myself into my position. For "sheeple" it can take years and years to fully come to terms with RBE, and I, as well as many others, are proof of that. So yes, the "sheeple" have a very valid excuse.
NOW, time to annoy some people. Not intentionally, but this is new information and is going to be directed at RBE advocates and Free World advocates in general as indoctrinated. To put it simply, the memes I spoke of earlier are going to be used as proof as I explain why I consider this to be the case. What I explain from here on in, as above, will be evidenced by using logic, reason and common sense... and if you're a Resource Based Economy/Free World advocate, this may well sting... a lot, unless you deny it of course.
I'll start with the most obvious indoctrination. I'm sure you can find meme after meme regarding this, and if you can find yourself an RBE/Free World advocate, I have no doubt that you can get them to utter the words "the system needs to change first" within the first few sentences when you ask what needs to happen in order to move to RBE. NOW, whilst I remain open minded as to the validity of that little statement, I find it a massively ironic statement to make. My evidence? Well, consider that an RBE/Free World advocate has changed their position regarding the "system" under which they would like to live. But no systems have changed, yet they have "converted" to the notion of an RBE/Free World. So NO, the system doesn't need to change first, the mere promise of system change is the catalyst for change. And as you are an RBE/Free World advocate, you are living proof that that is the case.
This brings us neatly onto the next level of indoctrination. I can walk into my local town and ask a passerby if they have heard of Resource Based Economy or The Venus Project or the Zeitgeist Movement or Jacques Fresco or Peter Joseph etc... and 99% of the people asked will say NO. These RBE/Free World advocate groups have had decades to get the message out that they exist, yet very few, a tiny percentage in fact, have heard of them. Of those who have heard of them, those RBE/Free World groups are generally swatted away with the usual cognitive dissonance i.e. communism, fascist dictatorship blah blah blah, in terms of feasibility and function. So, another thing RBE/Free World advocates will state quite easily is "once we're ready, we'll get there". This is despite the evidence to the contrary.
Sure a mass education needs to take place in order for people to hear about TVP/TZM etc... but like I said, decades have passed and we're virtually no further on regarding the knowledge that these groups exist. Without a doubt these groups are reaching more and more people, but I find that the solutions being put forwards are, well, shit... and not just shit, but fluffy shit.
NOW, whilst I say that, it doesn't mean that the solutions being proposed aren't feasible. Remember, there's no ego here, just an honest and open look at what I've come to understand over the last year or so. So yes, whilst I say the solutions are shit, they are feasible once enough people know of Resource Based Economy. Having said that, I have evidence for those solutions being fluffy shit.
This was recently made abundantly clear by Michael Tellinger. Unfortunately he states that this issue is an African thing, a type of indoctrination. He's wrong! I consider it a global problem. In fact I consider it a problem in light of the fluffy shit solutions being proposed. Yes, you read that correctly, I "blame" the solution for not being strong enough. In Tellingers case, he claims that he has around 2000 people signed up to Ubuntu Contributionism in his province, his term for RBE (essentially the same thing, different label), yet during his run for the office of Mayor, he only received around 10% of that vote. So if people like the idea of Ubuntu enough to sign up for it, then what's the problem when it comes to voting for it?
I "blame" the solution. I "blame" the solution, because of indoctrination. Remember what I said earlier regarding the meme's? Government = bad, politicians = bad, money system = bad etc... Yet a run for Mayor is essentially a run to be local government, which is essentially a local politician and all of that is undertaken under a financial system. How can you blame the people for not voting for more of the same when you not only promote against such an approach and you do so with the fluffy solution of "so long as we're all in it together, we can do it."?
A little more on indoctrination before I hypocrit myself into the open. As an analyst/programmer of 20 years, new systems take time to develop, integrate and stabilise. The scale of change to the systems required according to RBE advocates is huge. Without going into specifics, even a moderately sized system can take 5 years to get to a point of effectiveness and stability. Not only because these things take time to develop, but the time it takes to gather the relevant inputs and outputs can't be underestimated. Especially when you consider scope creep, which, somewhat ironically, and more often than not, is actually the business finding out about what the business actually does and needs in order to produce a system to fit. More often than not people simply aren't available to give you the time to collect the information required in order to design the systems needed. I'll not go into it any further, but I've had numerous first hand experiences of this process, and it is a nightmare for so many reasons... so so so many reasons.
As such, RBE advocates really have no concept of what it will take to produce the systems that they believe are required to affect the change they desire. Let alone do they realise that these system solutions will have to be developed using the financial system. And to be quite frank, given the costs of development of such systems, 10's of millions, if the systems need to change first, then my money is on hell freezing over first before we get to RBE. The concept of Cost Centre has a lot to do with this, but that's still a small part of a large project.
Bottom line. The indoctrination of the RBE/Free World advocate is such that they have ditched reality and are living so far into the future that they have forgotten that we need to be able to get to that future through the financial system. It's that or revolution, and historically, revolution has only ever seen us stay as a financial system. There is little to no concept of this. TVP/TZM have NOT produced a plan that gets us from here to today. Moreover TVP/TZM align with the memes and reinforce the RBE/Free World advocates view that nothing can be achieved using the current systems we have to affect change i.e. government is ineffective, money is innefective, politicians are ineffective etc... And as I said earlier, I'm not looking at this from an ego point of view, because those memes actually speak a lot of truth.
One final, somewhat massively ironic indoctrination to consider. I could be here all day pointing these things out, but I think you've had almost enough logic, reason and common sense for one day ;-p. The final indoctrination is that here in NZ some of us, me included at this point in time, some of us are going to run in the upcoming 2017 general election. The idea being, that if some of us can get voted in, then we will then have direct access to the change makers and that we will then have a platform with which to change minds. What's ironic about that? Well there's a few things. One thing someone mentioned to me recently was "you can't make a "bad" politician good". I agree. Irony number 1. Irony number 2, and my personal favourite, is that I was also told recently that the meetings we've been having, attended by low numbers of the public, are essentially a waste of time given that they are sheep. In which case, how do you expect to get into office when it's the sheep who vote you in there in the first place? See why that's my fave? Irony 3. Some of us are running for office. The simplest irony given the memes mentioned. Irony 4. We don't have a solution other than some fluffy notion that if we all suddenly decide to become RBE aware, then we'll miraculously become an RBE.
I could go on, but it's likely there'll be a few of you slathering and barking at your screens claiming that I'm some form of apologist or that I don't understand systems or that I don't really care about anyone or that I've never been poor or that I don't understand RBE or that I don't understand the TVP/TZM position etc... All of which I've had levelled at me in the last year, primarily by RBE/Free world advocates.
All of which, I'm glad to say in ways, are indoctrination fuelled bullshit. And I don't have to rise to it. The above wall of text is proof of their indoctrination i.e. the lack of ability to process new information. If you are one of those slathering barking people, you have my deepest sympathies, because you missed the bit where my ego isn't involved. I am being as objective as I can be given my experiences. No, I'm not going to get into the subjectivity of my objectivity short of saying that I'm aware how subjective my objectivity is.
As far as I'm concerned the above is logical, reasonable and smothered with common sense in regards to the indoctrination I have witnessed. As such, I'm going to approach this years election as an RBE hypocrit. The memes speak truth. But they only hold as true where the politicians are politicians that advocate financial solutions. I'll be advocating RBE and EVERYTHING that goes with it.
Consider for a moment that there's a solution to get us from today to RBE. I can think of a few, but they ALL require using the current systems as they are. In other words, no system changes. Consider that those solutions rely on 1 thing to get the ball rolling. Everything is in place to get that ball rolling, but it goes against the memes and the core belief/indoctrination of current RBE/Free World thinking/philosophy in much the same way as running for Mayor does. All those solutions require is public consent.
Ok. Consider that RBE/Free World advocates decide to independently, or as a party, run for national office i.e. to become politicians. What is the likely outcome? Well, given that Tellinger and some people here in NZ are using these systems as educational tools to get the RBE message out into the public consciousness, and that those RBE advocates are doing this so that they can affect change by "converting" the incumbent. Wouldn't it make more sense to ignore the incumbent and to run for office as a candidate for change. In other words, be in it to win it, be the change and become a "good" politician that represents the people by advocating Resource Based Economy as our future.
A couple of problems with this. A plan will be needed in order to get the votes to get into office. Great, I have one of those I can use and will use. I've passed "my" solution (I stand on the shoulders of giants) out to a few people and ironically enough, the RBE crowd are the ones pushing back against it, coz memes, and the "sheeple" are the ones who understand it, because they aren't as indoctrinated as the term "sheeple" implies. Quite simply because they've never been offered a solution other than the current financial solution, and if they're unlucky enough to have met an RBE/Free World advocate peddling the fluffy shit mentioned earlier (I mean that in the nicest way possible), "once we're all ready we'll get there".
What are the upsides to "my" approach. There's lots of them, but the core ones for me, from a hypocrit stanpoint, is that IF an RBE candidate is voted into office, then we'll know for sure that a majority can be "won". And IF no RBE candidate is voted into office, we'll at least have a number of votes in order to gauge just how far RBE is understood in the country. And IF RBE advocates can get their foot in the parliament door or preferably become government (if there's enough of them) after campaigning on changing systems and with a view to disbanding government in future, or at the very least drastically changing its role in society, then it's game on. All in all it's a win win.
So, I've ditched as much of my indoctrination, again, as possible and see that should RBE/Free World advocates come to understand that they are indoctrinated a la internet memes, and that they decide to run for office and get in, then the world can change much more effectively v's education alone. After all, government controls the environment of commerce. Who else will a country turn to in order to ask for the removal of the financial system if not the government?
Anyway, there's no ego in there. I'm stating the truth as I've witnessed it and been on the end of. You are more than welcome to dismiss that truth. I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you... but I'd encourage you to rethink that which the memes espouse, as I've come to an evidence based conclusion that whilst suck it and see RBE can work, I consider RBE via becoming government as more likely to drive change more quickly. Please feel free to persuade me otherwise... but please do so with logic, reason and common sense, else I'm likely just going to laugh at you. I might even get pissed off, and that's not a pretty sight as it generally comes with blunt logic, reason and common sense being spat out instead of calmly offered as a consideration. Probably really funny to watch, but I dislike communicating in such a blunt, frustrated manner these days.
Please watch the TVP and TZM movies as they outline the issues that we're facing very well, and I advocate both groups and recommend them highly. Apart from their stance in regards to politicians/government and the usefulness those entities can play in terms of transition to RBE. Should they ever come up with a plan to get us from today to RBE, I'll be screaming it from the rooftops.
If you're feeling butthurt at the moment, then you've likely not learned a damn thing and have clung onto your indoctrination. That's a sign. Drop the indoctrination and read the above again without that ego clouding your judgement and you might actually feel a little better and may even laugh at yourself for missing what was right in front of your face. I did. We were once hoodwinked into believing something different once upon a time. I urge you to reconsider your butthurt in light of a new perspective.
For those that are interested:
Here's "my" preferred solution: (it's a 10 minute outline of A way to get from today to RBE, not a detailed plan. So you'll have to extrapolate a lot of things yourself. I'm not TVP/TZM, so I don't have teams of experts to produce hours upon hours of detailed explanation. You can come to understand this as I and others have should you ditch the meme indoctrination) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YSR_Oq8XeYg
Here's an answer to Peter Josephs Three Questions video: (Be aware that this is a part of the model for "my" preferred solution, as the money will need to keep spinning until we decide that it doesn't need to, else logically we'll end up with embagro/sanction etc.. the sound quality is garbage as I really wasn't well, but the transcript is in the Questions section) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nyNOGl45ieI
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"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.".
As always we need to keep on sewing those seeds, because with Resource Based Economy parties springing up in many countries across the globe (many in the powerhouse nations), they can only grow if there are seeds to harvest. Happy harvesting!
A "Begging" Letter.
Everything takes money. Raising awareness is no different. To that end, if you have excess funds and you would like to invest in a project with the potential to change the world, then come and say hi.
The above may sound like madness or the ramblings of a person suffering from delusions of grandeur, but I assure you that I am quite serious. Someone has to be about the future. I have a plan. It may not be a good plan, but that is for you to decide. Come to my house, drink wine and let me offer you a vision and a plan of how we get there. You will be an integral part of NOW helping to shape our future. If nothing else, you will have had a wasted journey and I will have less wine.
Change happening by itself is too slow. It needs a helping hand.
We do not need to be stuck with Einstein's theory of insanity! There is a Silver Bullet! and it is EASY to change our society quickly and with next to no consequences, in fact the positives by far outweigh the negatives!
A wee challenge for you. Can you think of a single reason why our financial system is better than a NOW approach for humanity. Be honest and open minded, but I think you'll find out that there isn't. NOW (or variations of) is/are required NOW more than ever. We live in a finite world, why continue to waste it?
"There is no Silver Bullet". I've heard that from professionals, experts, leaders etc... NOW they're either really really wrong or they're lying through their teeth. Again, take a look around you and ask if this is the best we can do?
I disagree with those professionals, experts and leaders who say that there is no silver Bullet and I'll make 3 very bold statements that would have them laughing in the aisles:
- There is a Silver Bullet!
- It is EASY to solve many of the major issues that the world faces!
- NOW offers positives that our current societal and economic models can't even come close to offering!
With the above 3 very bold statements in mind, I give you NOW
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