NOW... much smarter than NWO (Last Update: 20th October 2013)
"The definition of insanitySo how is everyone? Are we all feeling safer with the eyes and ears of the world, well, selected agencies of the world being allowed to eavesdrop on our every movement. Are we all happy with the idea that any act that is deemed to be "anti-economic" automatically makes us a terrorist? I'm not overly thrilled at the prospect, but then again, how are the actions of non-aggressive conscientious objectors that are seeking an alternative economy actually breaching the laws? It doesn't look that way to me. Perhaps the lawyers will have a field day should anyone ever be in a position to be tried under such a guise.
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."
Anyway, what are these security agencies protecting? One of the main reasons, given here in NZ, was a financial argument. Essentially boiling down to protecting IP from overseas cyber thieves hell bent on stealing secrets to get a head start on the market or even improve upon what they retrieve. It's a financial thing. We have to protect, at privacy's expense as well as a huge cost to the public in terms of lost services etc..., our businesses so that they can put NZ on the map in some field of trivial endeavour. Actually it may not be a trivial endeavour at all, it could be something ground breaking. But if that's the case, then why not give the IP away for free so that we can have others look at the "product" and potentially improve upon it if it's for all of our benefit?
Is it for all of our benefit though? Of course it is. How can it not be? After all, business earnings etc... all go toward helping the economy grow, which in turn produces a greater GDP per capita and all of the members of society must benefit from the riches that have been earned right? I think we all realise that that's bullshit. Trickle down, social policy, economy by the people for the people yada yada... none of it works, not really. If it did we wouldn't have the social issues that we have today. Supposedly the experts realise this.
One of the 2013 Nobel Prize for Economics laureates is on the record as claiming that the failure of society is down to income equality, or lack of it. As much as the Nobel Prizes seem to be the butt of many a joke these days, they're still given to "experts" sometimes. I'd love to ask one of these Nobel Prize winners exactly how they would implement a policy to bring about income equality. It would be interesting to see if they can hurdle poverty, environmental rape for profit, overpopulation, climate change etc... with fiscal policy. They must believe that it's possible, otherwise they wouldn't be any good at their job now would they? Perhaps that's a little unfair, but these guys must have some understanding of the system and they must have some ideas on how to plug the increasingly leaky dam.
Unfortunately, I'm betting that they can't temper the economy. Why? Because it simply hasn't happened and anyone who has cared to open their eyes and use their mind for thinking can see that we haven't even come close. Perpetual growth is impossible on a finite planet. This must be known. So how good are these economists really? Are they so blinded by the way things are that they can't see the obvious failings of the current system? Perhaps it's just a case of them getting theirs, so they may as well keep on making the right noises. Anyhoo, I've yet to hear an economist throw up the notion of a money free society, a Resource Based Economy and that really does have me asking why.
I'm not here to bag economists, but they are in a privileged position in regards to how we're doing and they must see the futility in moving the deckchairs whilst the Titanic sinks. So why aren't they speaking up? Tin foil hat says that they're being watched and have been warned and that the likelihood of seeing an "enlightened" economist appearing on TV and telling us all how it is in financial terms grows more and more distant everyday in this age of 1984.
So what can we do about it? In all honesty not much. We're going to have to bare in mind that we could be branded a terrorist however far from the truth that may be. Someone somewhere will pitch a fit should the idea behind an RBE start to become mainstream thinking. Make no bones about it, it will have to be mainstream before it will get considered and those that are responsible enough will have to start thinking for themselves instead of following the herd. So how COULD the ball start rolling.
Well it ain't easy as you need 1 of a few things. Initially you need to understand how an RBE will work at a very high level. You'll also have to understand how the transition from here to an RBE COULD be made. You'll have to understand that you're ging to be telling people something that they really might not be ready to here. Basically if it's you and a friend standing on Speakers Corner and "preaching", then you will be seen as nothing more than a preacher and as such, you're just another religious nutjob. I'm not having a go at religion and the religious in the slightest, but there will be vast swathes people who will see it that way. Preaching gets you nowhere, not really.
So how COULD you do it without seeming like a preacher. I can think of 1 way at the moment. IF you are a part of a group that would like to see change and have time to do it, then you do it a street at a time. You go door knocking with 50+ people. At that point you aren't a preacher, you are a group of people with valid concerns and a potential solution. Sure you may not get the buy in, but you will, most likely, find out what is on people's minds. If you can find out what matters to them and one of the 50+ of you has an "answer" that addresses the mater being raised, then you COULD end up with yet another person who will either start thinking about how an RBE could affect their life or at the very worst you may well have sewed the seed. Ok, the very worst will be an out and out denial, but hey, that then depends on how brutally truthful you wish to get and if you are any way savvy, you'll back away from that and move on. Now if you can visit 50 people in one day, you will be able to do 100 houses tomorrow, or the following weekend, or whenever you get together to do the door knock. You will also have failover for when others can't make it, so there will be less pressure on people to turn up, but hopefully enough progress that people would want to turn up. I'm sure there are all sorts of psychological/marketing/sales/behavioural games you could play with a 50:1 ratio, but that would go against the reason for the door knock? For me it would. For you, maybe not so much.
Let's get all exponential. A city of 10 million people. A group of 50 people door knock 50 people on day 1. A group of 100 door knock 100 on day 2. A group of 200 door knock 200 on day 3 etc... you could cover the entire city in under 20 days. How many days would it take before the media started to take notice? Could you then cut down the number of days by 25%? Maybe you could have the entire city informed in under 15 days? Seems like a simple plan and of course it is... but as we all know, things are never that easy. Or are they? Do you know a group of 50 people that would be willing to go door knocking? A little bit of legwork could go a hell of a long way... hmmmmmmmmm.
Kia Kaha to all of you.
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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