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Architecture for The New Epoch
Updated June 13, 2023 (Day 15, Twelfth Moon, 002)
Because nothing is more certain than change - this is a dynamic document. This document has the facility for change — built right into it. It encourages discussion. It empowers each human to live in their sovereignty as we move from the slave/master structure (hierarchy)
to a hub-and-spoke structure — sovereignty:
Many will balk at the word “patriarchy” but that is a risk truth must take. There is no other more accurate word for this syndrome that humans seem to be trapped in. If the term discomforts you then that is a sign it needs to be examined further, but usually the mention of it causes avoidance. It is a program that is very insidious and is deeply embedded into everyone’s psyche without our being aware of it. Identifying and extracting it are the first steps to reprogramming it in the direction we choose. Ignoring the program will allow it to continue its momentum to run us without our awareness. This syndrome is destructive but it only takes identifying it to change its course.
The newest thing is recognizing that each of us is sovereign. You are sovereign as am I, as is everyone. This takes a long leap of new thinking - going from the master/slave belief system that we are currently in to a belief system where there are no masters and no slaves. We no longer need to remain as sheep, our eyes have been opened. The wave will start with a few who recognize the program and can see that this document is a pathway to changing course. Those few can if they choose, commit to adopting new ways, ways that make sense, ways that see each sovereign as a supreme being, and see this sovereignty in all beings including non-human (although there are differences between human and non-human) As others see examples of how this changes attitudes, they will want to experience their sovereignty too.
Herein lie the stepping stones that empower each of us to change the course of our lives and thus create a new model for a new epoch. All of the stepping stones are doable things, things that you can take up if you so choose. It’s always up to you — that is the message of this sovereign paradigm — it is always up to you. And when others see it being done, you will be giving them a new model to go by.
Original: Dec 1, 2014 (Day 17, Fifth Moon, 2014)
Latest Revision: Sept 19, 2022 (Day 28, Second Moon, 002)
Preamble Paragraphs 1–15:
Women were not included in making the existing patriarchal laws therefore we declare that the laws are illegitimate and do not apply to women. Any fair man would say the same thing — if the laws did not have a balance of male to female as the ratio appears in the demographic, then they are unjust, biased and exclusionary. The law was not made with the proper representation of women who consist of more than 50 percent of the population throughout time and within all natural demographics.
Below are the principals that we believe will equip humanity for living in a new paradigm of health, balance, synergy and compassionate self-direction, rather than competition, greed and obedience.
Initiates who adopt this blueprint in part or whole, will be engaging new systems that strive to accommodate everyone,not just the few. Initiates who freely adopt the principles written here will demonstrate the new earth by their own practices. This blueprint is open to all and welcomes all, whether in full agreement or otherwise, and of any sex or age. Human potential is viewed optimistically and valuing life in terms of enjoyment, care of each other and our habitat are paramount. The abstract construct of money, is seen as a tool and nothing more. Enjoyment, satisfaction for the greater number, and excellence are considered priorities. Enjoyment has been neglected in the making of man-made law who assigned no value to it. We advise that enjoyment be considered uppermost in all endeavors (rather than profit-making). This blueprint is a transition from barbarity and conformity towards systems that are in harmony with the earth, and that consider the future of all generations, simultaneously, as well as our own benefits.
Nothing is more certain than change. Therefore laws can only be legitimate if they make provision for change. In this digital age, change will continually be required and faster than earlier times. We must not rely on systems that are centuries old and that keep us hampered. When the idea of law came along, times were very different than they are today, information traveled slowly. No law can be applied to all circumstances therefore the notion of law is absurd and causes absurdities to accumulate. Change needs to be a primary factor in the setting down of any blueprint for living. The process for changing a clause in future blueprints must be smooth and prompt. It also must allow time for discussion, analysis and reflection. It must have provision for changing but it must also ensure coherence. Nature does this by utilizing “the critical mass” factor and humans can do this by ensuring a high approval rate. Approval rates need to be validated in order to have accuracy. An approval rate of something in the order of 70% — 80% demonstrates an approval by a vast majority and we must seek to appeal to the greatest number. A 100% approval rate is ideal however doesn’t allow for actions to be taken quickly enough. Any approval rate that we arrive at must be done according to a system of consensus, not just a rate that someone or some group decided. Those days need to go. The same holds true for proposals or changes to templates. Data needs to be accurate and built in an environment of transparency.
Time is the stuff of life. We must endeavor to make life enjoyable — for what else is the point? The new consciousness must respect everyone’s time as equally valuable. That means that the janitor’s time is equally as valuable to him as the scientist’s time is to her.
Our lives are filled with procedure much of it unnecessary. Procedure should be about ease not about more complication. Procedure must have the flexibility to cater to individual needs, not just the needs of the majority or a special group or an easier process. Procedure must have the flexibility to change quickly to keep up with this fast-paced era. The least we can expect of the advancements of the 21st century is that we can make adjustments quickly, accurately and coherently, since we have the technology for this now. Procedure is secondary to the well-being, creativity and freedom of humans, however both can exist in concordance with each other and work simultaneously. We needn’t sacrifice one for the other. Procedure and indeed systems overall, must be driven by the simplification of lives and the ease of application. Otherwise why have procedure at all?
The ideology of force need to be strenuously renounced and rejected. Initiates believe that all earthlings are free. Humans have equal worth regardless of ability. Force is a curse on free people everywhere and anathema to sovereignty. We have been trained to accept that force is necessary however throughout history, there is no other method that has been tried. Instead of force, initiates encourage desirable behaviors, or discourage undesirable behaviors. Humans are social beings - encouragement may be enough to change habits. We must build cultures around the central idea that all beings are free. Free speech and reason is the terrain that can replace force.
Discussion and education must determine what constitutes desirable and non-desirable behavior and a consensus sought. Indeed, consensus is the best way to arrive at conclusions on matters. Conclusions even though they may be made by consensus, must however, never be forced upon another. Consensus must be used merely as a guide. This may be enough, we need to try it before we impose punishments. Indeed the idea of punishment needs to be reformed. Most likely there is no need for punishment when we recognize our sovereignty and the sovereignty of others and do so in an atmosphere of free speech.
Solving conflicts satisfactorily requires discussion, consultation and negotiation, and often even tenacity. Conflicts are inevitable in a free society with individuals holding a plethora of opinions. Individual opinion must be celebrated therefore we must enable individuals to resolve conflicts without the dread or distress it causes today. Walking away from a problem tends to make it snowball. Strangely, our culture offers no method to resolve conflicts in a smooth way that satisfies all parties. If freedom truly is the bastion of our society and something we hold as unalienable, then we must be able to at least express our own opinions without fear of retribution, censorship or hostility.
A system specifically designed for finding consensus is called the Egalitarian Proposal System. This system is explained in the link at Item # 164. Initiates hold that laws which do not fully involve the voice of those whom they affect, must be regarded as illegitimate. The Egalitarian Proposal System fosters pure and direct democracy — where every person has equal voice. Women have been left out from being invited to the table when laws were drafted and passed, and therefore we need not recognize the law. No efforts were made to make laws fair by calling on those who they were to affect, including other demographic groups besides women. This is unacceptable and in breach of a free society based on self-determination.
In replacement of law, we propose principle. This has been carried by many indigenous tribes. Laws restrict creativity and the evolution of human beings, as they do not recognize exceptions. Laws that are administered uniformly are tyrannical. Laws are non-dynamic and unable to keep up with unforeseen consequences and are only made by select individuals. Laws have operated against individual sovereigns as much as they have for them — we know we can do better than this. Laws are cumbersome and unsuited to the digital age. They take up masses of volumes thus needing study. People are left out who cannot afford lawyers. Nothing is surer than change therefore the idea that laws go forward into perpetuity without an end date is detrimental to life. Laws stultify our evolution. If laws are to be had, they must be reviewed at regular intervals, the timeframe to be decided by consensus and according to applicability.
Principles however do go into perpetuity. Principals prevail, while laws constantly need to change if they are to keep up with change in society. The reality is however that laws rarely change and usually go on without any end in sight. They become antiquated which causes distortions and convolutions in society. Principles such as the Golden Rule (Do unto Others) on the other hand, are perennial. The systems recommended are in keeping with our convictions and values. If we believe in free speech, it means everyone has the freedom to speak whatever they wish. If we believe in freedom, it means everyone has the freedom to travel according to their desires. The earth belongs to all.
Censorship is abhorrent to free people in a free society. When speech is found to be offensive, the proper recourse is to use speech again, and preferably rational speech. Censorship must never be resorted to, or if it is, it must be in the most extreme of circumstances. This ensures that only those who pose physical harm would be censored, and this is how we can identify psychopaths and keep them at bay. Psychopaths thrive in secrecy. Censorship reduces the data we need to make informed decisions. It is only through discussion and debate that a free society can thrive. Censorship must be vigorously confronted the moment it rears its head. Censorship reinforces inequality by causing information to be withheld and information is fundamental to making informed choices. Freedom sometimes needs to be defended and free speech is the bedrock of freedom. We must strive to build equality-based systems in everything we do. This will put an end to class distinctions and domination of some over others. Every human must be free to express themselves.
No one can have automatic jurisdiction, except over themselves. It is the height of hubris to claim jurisdiction over others. The proliferation of life, body autonomy and diversity must be held with the utmost inviolability. Our systems must be in harmony with these values as they are in accordance with nature.
Time is the stuff of life therefore our time and the time of others must be respected inter-mutually. All rights granted to ourselves, must also be granted to others. We have never been free beings on this earth and now we must change that. Our minds need reprogramming out of our enslaved mentality. A way of doing this is to uphold the maxim that everyone is equal and everyone’s time is equally valuable. This is easy to do and everything built upon it will be strong. All our systems must be constructed to uphold this grand ideal — everyone’s time is equally valuable.
We must respect that each of us is here for our own experience and our own journey. When we have wronged another, atonement can retain harmony within relationships. Agreements must be made willingly and never under duress and when one breaks an agreement, they need to voluntarily atone. We need to re-learn how to be integrated humans. Initiates will begin the new epoch guided by the balance of feminine and masculine influences.
16. Calendars are about time. Adopting a calendar that is in tune with our cycles commemorates the start of a new era — the era where we reclaim our time. We adopt the 13 moon calendar as the primary calendar. The 13 moon calendar will bring humanity into alignment with nature’s natural rhythms. http://lawoftime.org/home.html
17. We reject the Gregorian calendar. It was created out of the vanity of kings and makes no logical sense. The 13 moon calendar can be notated after the Gregorian calendar date and in parentheses. It can be done this way for the first few years in order to familiarize with it. After widespread acceptance, it could be swapped so that the 13 moon calendar would be quoted first and the Gregorian calendar date notated second and in parentheses, or dropped altogether. On July 26th of 2020, a new century was begun. The 2000 numbering system or 4 digits was reset to a three-digit figure — 000. Thus the new century has 3 digits not 4. Using 3 digits differentiates between the new century and the old century. The date is notated this way:
June 13, 2023 (Day 15, Twelfth Moon, 002)
18. The 13 moon calendar has 13 consistent months. This is in harmony with the cycles of the moon. Each moon (month) consists of 28 days, equaling 4 weeks. Each week has 7 days. Each week of the month is represented by colors — the first week of the month is red, the second is white, the third is blue and the fourth is yellow. This sequence repeats in the same way every month. Every day of the month begins, ends and falls on the same day every month. Every subsequent year, the start day of each month changes to the next day due to the “Day Out Of Time”, the 365th day. This makes for a consistent calendar which takes very little brain power to manage and thus eases our lives and brings us back into synchronicity with natural cycles.
19. New Year’s Eve is called “The Day Out Of Time”. It is the only day that is color-coded green and the only day that doesn’t have a date. It occurs on July 25th. The next day, July 26th, begins the 13 moon calendar year — midsummer in the Northern Hemisphere.
20. Our adage is that Time is Life and that Life is Art. We repudiate the idea that time is money.
21. A modified 13 moon calendar simplifies the calendar grid for Gregorian calendar converts. Each day can be named the same as the Gregorian calendar to avoid confusion (Monday, Tuesday, etc) Many other Mayan factors in the calendar can be left out for ease of use. Using this 13 moon calendar resets our cycles to be more in keeping with the moon cycles. It removes the time distortion that keeps us out of synchrony with nature.
22. We believe that everyone’s time is equally important. In order to support that idea, we advocate that any system of wages or salaries, pay everyone the same hourly rate, no matter what the job. This underscores the belief that everyone’s time is equally valuable. We need a system to reflect our value of equality and basing it on time that is equally valued is a sound basis for a truly supported egalitarian society. However, freedom to negotiate is always open as we repudiate any form of slavery, force or coercion.
23. Information is of prime value. Information is the real wealth. Data is primary! It is what allows history to be properly recorded and thus our ability to build on it without having to “reinvent the wheel”.
24. Access to information must be available openly. One cannot know, for example, how to heal from a disease if information is suppressed. Ignorance can only be remedied by information being easily accessible for all. It also gives us the ability to build on accurate data.
25. We reject secrecy in public affairs. Secrecy is a vehicle for corruption. Knowledge builds civilization therefore information must be allowed to flow freely.
26. We live in accordance with the concept of abundance. Nature is abundant, therefore we must apply this new principle.
27. We reject the concept of scarcity. We believe that money can be reconfigured for abundance rather than for scarcity/deficiency.
28. We believe that nature has everything we need and supplies everything in surplus. We simply require our systems to align with nature.
29. Lack of resources (scarcity) indicates that extraction of resources must be happening at a faster rate than the rate of replenishment. Lack must be seen as a signal from nature that we need to review our behavior and rate of usage.
30. Although they work together enjoyment must be the prime criteria of all systems and processes. Order is second. Positive life experience (happiness) must be paramount.
31. Enjoyment comes from living in the present and following one’s heart’s desire. Enjoyment is everyone’s birthright. We need to learn to live in the present. Doing so develops our full potential, and provides access to the breadth of abundance. “Be here now” is a maxim we hold as priority. Plans have their place, however no one can know the future and indeed we are creating the future as we go by what we do in the present.
32. Humans get better at anything we practice. We will begin practicing a new trust in our own ability, and in each other’s ability by elevating and assisting each other. Embarking on this new path facilitates a direction towards unity rather than separation.
33. We favor the “Goldilocks Ratio”, a harmonic balance of an ideal range. This ratio can be used as a threshold for evaluating quality. Currently an optimum setting is an 80% approval rating. The remaining 20% acts as a “wild card” and allows wiggle room for exceptions and deviations from “the ideal”. In other words, we endeavor to do “the right thing” 80% of the time, while allowing ourselves and others some relief. That relief can be quantified at 20% although these ratios are guides. Each person sets their own ratios, which would differ according to application. The 80:20 ratio is recommended as the threshold for passing a vote in the Egalitarian Proposal System.
34. In most everyday instances, accurate appraisals can be made quickly when we notice ratios rather than instances. We can work faster and smarter if we don’t let a small ratio of objectionable factors decide over a large ratio. For example, in relationships or a job — no one is perfect, work out if your relationship is 80% positive and it may be ok to accept the 20% objectionable. We need not tie ourselves up in knots over small or infrequent occurrences. Looking at what makes up the 80% often gives us a clearer picture, and quickly. In voting we must set out to find what appeals to the greatest number. Finding broad approval gives a clearer depiction of a population’s desires. Fifty-one percent is too insufficient, it is only 1% more than random, it only pleases half a population — that is a woefully insufficient consensus, as we can see by the constant dissatisfaction of society. An 80% approval rate pleases a wide spectrum of the population. Unanimity is of course the ideal, however projects would be immobilized by deliberation and very little would get actioned.
35. It must be made clear that unanimous consensus must nonetheless be aimed for. This challenges us to leave room for change and to be open to ideas that are new, or unusual, even though it may not be achievable to satisfy everyone 100%.
36. Intention is a prime dynamic. The intention to make enjoyment primary will redirect us towards a synergistic and empowered society. Intention clarifies and propels our desires into manifestation.
37. We have been trained to prepare for things to go wrong but not for things to go right. We need to re-imagine what it is to live optimally. It is more satisfying to aim high and miss, than to aim low and succeed. Optimism and goodwill replace pessimism and paranoia.
36. Each person must have the opportunity and freedom to discover their true self and the genius of their own uniqueness. This is aided by the will to help each other — thus others help us, and this raises us all. In a society like this, we feel strengthened, supported and dignified.
38. Culture has trained us to steer from our true path since birth by layering the will of others upon our own dispositions. We must relearn the art of listening to our “inner signals” to help us discover our own true path. Each one is on their own unique journey. Taking time to listen to each other and allowing each person to express themselves to their satisfaction fosters empathy. Conversation styles become fluid. As we learn to do this, exchanges become more pleasant and satisfying. The quality of our communications are the foundations of a new social structure. We cannot complete projects together if we don’t know how to communicate equitably.
39. We believe that we are at a level of technological capability that enables us to provide the most wondrous lives imaginable — nutritious food, clean water, clean air, proper shelter, education and internet service for everyone in the world. There is every opportunity today for everyone to live comfortably.
40. Our prime imperative is to bring everyone in the world to a decent standard of living and free every human and every animal from hardship and deprivation.
41. We believe that eating meat is natural because it occurs in nature. Humans are the only species that have the ability to choose to eat without cruelty, or to not eat meat at all.
42. We understand that eating meat is not inherently wrong, however the quality of the animal’s life is the responsibility of the carnivore. We must know where our food comes from and ensure that animals live in the way intended for their species.
43. We need to free the animals from the torture chambers of the meat industry determinedly, steadfastly and gently.
44. With the elements in this vast tapestry of nature all working simultaneously, the formulas in the universe are geared towards coherence. Humans would be wise to understand the importance of aligning ourselves with that coherence. Aligning ourselves to nature is the surest means to experiencing happiness and satisfaction. When allowed to unfold in an organic and unforced manner, we are more in tune with nature and each other and less stymied by artificial constructs.
45. Emotions have been sorely ignored in the current configurations. In order to reach our full potential as individuals, emotions need to be given importance. We need to be at peace to do this and have ample time to ponder our own unrushed thoughts.
46. The universe may appear indifferent but through coherence and alignment, an order enables all desires to become manifest. The formulas of the universe must be studied so that we may avail ourselves of its richness.
47. We grow up with a “default program” that is imprinted on our psyche by our culture and environment. Beliefs underlie our behavior and emotions. These beliefs were imposed on us without our awareness when we came onto earth. Our culture was thrust onto us whether we liked it or not. Beliefs go into the subconscious and often hide there. They are the automatic thoughts, responses and emotions that become habitual. Beliefs however can be changed. When we are illuminated by awareness, imagination and consciousness, we can restructure and change our beliefs. A computer analogy is like bringing our hidden beliefs into “RAM” consciousness because only in the forefront of our mind can we work on them rather than their remaining in the “sub conscious”.
48. We can rewrite the “default program” that made us feel degraded so that we regain confidence in our abilities and see that we are actually magnificent, sublime, synergistic creatures. As is all life. With that as our foundation, we are able to build towards the optimum.
49. The understanding that creative imagination can be the determinant of our future experience, heralds a new phase of our expanding consciousness. This expansion will place humanity on a new footing. New belief systems will build on our capacities allowing us to bloom grandly. Though it may be slow at first, an exponential curve of advancement will emerge for all humankind. It takes us in the opposite direction from the chronic belief we have been inured with — which is that we are inherently flawed.
50. We advocate that internet access be available to everyone in the world that requests it. We need to mobilize our thinking and start discussing how we can achieve this. Providing internet access to the world, particularly the emerging nations, will ensure self-sufficiency and access to all the information available. That will have the effect of reducing dependency and raise all human-kind.
51. Censorship must become a thing of the past much like feeding Christians to the lions. Whosoever tries to inhibit or prohibit speech, be it vocally or written, or via any other medium, must be viewed as an assailant upon our birthright. It is our inherent birthright to express ourselves. Censorship must be viewed as an attempt to procure advantage over others by limiting their access to information. As we know now, information is the real wealth.
52. Information must be allowed to flow freely to all, without hindrance. In an open society, those who impose hindrances to information must be called out. It needs to be considered anti-social to withhold information.
53. Teaching must be a fluid process. Fluidity, not rigidity, needs to be the new dynamics of learning. There is no hierarchy between the student and the teacher. If left to be organic, student and teacher roles would fluctuate based on level of knowledge, expertise, experience, etc. A good teacher is soon surpassed by a good student. And soon enough, they too will be surpassed. And this is how we advance. There will be no superiority/inferiority placed on students or teachers.
54. Schools need to dispense with the grouping of students by age. Schools could be open places of learning, giving 24/7 access to classes of all types scheduled throughout the day and night for any age.
55. The method used in “The Kin School” in Tekos Russia, is a good example. Here students follow their own interests and are provided with a wide array of subject matter: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3_mQpT2RDEU&t=200s
56. Students must never be forced to learn any subject they do not wish to learn. The student’s natural curiosity will inspire them to seek out learning basics such as reading and writing, though even these subjects must not be forced upon them.
57. The best we can do as free humans is to encourage desirable behaviors and discourage undesirable behaviors. We must learn to use this method automatically, and extinguish our drive for supremacy. We must jettison the idea of eradicating problems and rather cultivate coexistence, diversity and transparency. We must understand that thinking in terms of eradicating anything goes against nature. It goes against yourself because what you do to others, will be done to you. Everything has the same right to life as we give to our self. Rather than think in terms of eradication, we must find other ways, such as dedicating a section of crops for pests, etc.
58. Force is an admission of failure to communicate intelligently, combined with a desire to manipulate the will of another. Force is the expression of a person’s inability to communicate with equals. It is an admission of a superiority complex. We must strive for equality, not superiority or inferiority. Force retards us from the needed practice that enables us to develop optimum communication skills, without which humanity will be more prone to plunge itself again, into belittlement, conflict and war.
59. Conflict and disagreement will always be a part of human experience because everyone is a free individual. Freedom of speech must always be upheld. Freedom of speech is the ordinary person’s only safeguard against armies and despots. Since conflict is baked-in to a free society we therefore need to design and develop systems that retrain us to deal with conflict in a satisfying way for all parties. We need to equip ourselves with strategies to manage disagreements in our personal relationships. We must practice expressing ourselves while also allowing others to express themselves. The proposal system mentioned in Addendum #164 below (the Egalitarian Proposal System) exhibits a way to do this. It is imperative that we train ourselves to manage conflict satisfactorily because conflict can spoil even the most well-planned projects and endeavors.
60. We must learn to see perpetrators of force as sufferers of emotional dis-ease. Even though we must have compassion for them it is imperative that it be called out. Humanity has been held captive by sociopaths and we must learn to identify sociopathy whenever it exists. Knowledge of emotional wisdom must be easily available to all and the schools will teach this knowledge and teach it from an early age to equip students for dealing with everyday life. Strategies for communicating through reason, reciprocity and flexibility will replace the notion of force. Force disenfranchises another’s right to freedom. Persuasion, convincement and negotiation must be used instead, if we are to rise from barbarism and into a free and peaceful way of existing in the world.
61. We heartily recommend the work of Marshall Rosenberg’s “Non-Violent Communication”. It is preferable to refer to it as Compassionate Communication or Peaceful Communication to avoid word spells — using the term violence elicits violence in our imagination whenever we use such terms. The psyche cannot project the “non”. In its imagery, it perceives the subject or verb that is spoken — in this case, violence. This is the nature of word spells. It occurs whenever the word “not” is used such as don’t, can’t, won’t. However using the word compassion or peaceful, instead causes the psyche to visualize compassion in its imagery and this changes the frequency of the term. These concepts are new and have not been taught yet, they have been hidden by the occult. Indeed even Ph.D’s such as Marshall Rosenberg seemed unaware of these word spells! Methods such compassionate communication can help us return to who we truly are before our frequencies were manipulated. This is a lecture by Marshall Rosenberg: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7TONauJGfc
62. Nothing is 100% constant, nor would it be desirable that it be that way. Leave a little wiggle room for yourself and others. No need to be austere — we are here to do our best but we are also here to enjoy ourselves. Be flexible, be open (or in other words…don’t be anal!)
63. Mistakes must be viewed as learning moments rather than opportunities to beat up on ourselves or others. We must welcome mistakes and understand they are learning mechanisms. Currently mistakes are used as bludgeons to subdue us when we make them. We are made to feel shame for making them or fined. This must change — mistakes are part of life and part of learning and evolving.
64. When culture is based on learning from mistakes rather than being shamed by them, the path to our goals will require less effort, and become more stimulating and enjoyable. This will invoke synergy. The stress of making a mistake and feeling silly will instead be viewed as a milestone on the way to learning.
65. We practice assisting each other in finding and reaching our full potential. That means that each help others and others will be helping us.
66. Removed due to repetition.
67. Living within a low pollution and consumption footprint is paramount.
68. We need to face the reality of our high global population and the effect this causes upon other species and upon nature and her ability to replenish the resources we consume. Discussion of family sizes should be of public interest and discussion. Consensus may be found by utilizing the Egalitarian Proposal System.
69. Trying to accommodate the fulfillment of everyone’s desires requires new ways of thinking and behaving. Our consumptive habits need to be modified so that we incrementally reduce polluting habits and replace them with clean and restorative habits.
70. We must start immediately to lower our footprint and continue until we return the earth to its ideal regenerative levels. Recognition for those who do this will speed up the process and make it more enjoyable.
71. We must remain within the replenishment rate of nature at all times. This is key for survival, for our thriving and for resources to be available to future generations. We must respect all species.
72. Though our habits must be aligned with nature and exercised consistently, we also recognize that we must not be pedantic either. It’s ok to enjoy a long shower every now and then, for example. Austerity is crude and unnecessary. We must always be aware of the dislocation of others, including other species, in the pursuit of our desires. We must respect their freedoms. Conscious awareness of this is the way to ensure our own freedoms.
73. We recommend a new monetary system. A system that does not have banks as the issuers of the money. Usury (the charging of interest) is a criminal conception. It is the prime cause of the enslavement of humanity.
74. The technology is available to launch an easily-understood and simple accounting system (ie: currency) right now, and is only a matter of will to proceed. An alternative currency to the existing bank-issued currency, is one of the most far-reaching undertakings we could make. Freedom means having options and if we only have one currency, it means we do not have options.
75. There are enough resources for all of life to live abundantly. There is no need for austerity or scarcity. However waste must be averted if we wish to live in a pristine environment.
76. Methods for reusing and re-purposing already-produced resources must be energetically and creatively pursued rather than resorting to mining virgin resources or purchasing newly-manufactured products. Such repurposing behaviors are best to be recorded and recognized because we value what is recorded, that is simply a reality.
77. We recommend that packaging waste be returned to the retail outlet it was purchased from. That should make change happen quickly as it puts some of the responsibility onto the store, not just on the consumer. The environment is everyone’s responsibility.
78. Extraction of virgin resources must be discouraged. Waste should be discouraged in any monetary systems adopted. In other words, rewards should go to those who are prudent and restorative with resources. Reclaiming waste to be made into useful or artful projects should be given consideration and value (such as making paving from recycled plastics).
79. Resources belong to everyone who is alive today and also those who will live in the future. We must ensure a continued availability for future generations. We must not live high at their expense. However when we have a system that supports regeneration, we will experience unprecedented abundance.
80. Meat that is discarded is an insult to the animal that died for our sustenance. Meat should be consumed in gratitude. Animals that die for our nourishment should be honored by us for taking its life in order to sustain our own.
81. Human excrement must not be disposed of into the water supply. Bio waste was meant to go into the soil, where it undergoes microbial conversion into humus which builds soil. This also ensures nutrient replenishment of our food supply and that of other species, and keeps the natural cycle going. Disposing effluent into the sea is environmental vandalism.
82. Human and animal wastes are important ingredients in the soil’s connection to the life cycle and provides “information” to the soil for the plants to know what nutrients to produce.
83. Composting toilets and water retention systems must be part of new building codes. Building codes need to be thoroughly updated to reflect sustainability, passive solar orientations, restorative processes and localized food production.
84. The concept of killing animals is discouraged but is considered in-keeping with nature as long as the animals are farmed in accordance with the particular species’ nature (eg: living on grass, not concrete)
85. Killing for sport will be considered an act of barbarianism, except when required for food.
86. Every living creature matters. Animals must be given the status of sentient beings.
87. CAFO farms (Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations) are abominations of our fellow creatures and are vigorously condemned.
88. Animals in CAFO farms must be released gently into loving farms and caretaker homesteads
89. Removed due to repetition.
90. Rather than kill insects or vermin, every effort must be made to repel, distract or relocate these organisms. We may offer them part of our land and produce in compensation, or employ natural predators and learn to live in coexistence with them. Coexistence, diversity and transparency are key.
91. Extermination must be a last resort — not a first resort. Every effort must be made to relocate rather than exterminate.
92. Organizations that specialize in relocation of insect pests must be encouraged. We must avoid engaging or supporting industries that exterminate.
93. Rethinking our entire ecosystem, we must recognize the importance of every species and ensure the diversity of the ecosystem. We must think in terms of thriving rather than merely surviving.
94. Current science is the knowledge of the seen world. It downplays or ignores other phenomena such as consciousness. Medical science ignores that we are electrical beings. Matter is a subset of consciousness. Science needs to upgrade to this acknowledgement.
95. Though science is one of the best tools we have at this time, we recognize the insufficiency of science to explain all phenomena.
96. We understand that science is also evolving and will eventually adopt many of the theories it currently renounces. While science is funded by bank-issued money, it cannot be relied upon to be accurate.
97. Claims of truth, including claims made by science, must be questioned, investigated, openly discussed and debated.
98. We must develop a questioning mind. Everything ought to be questioned, including science. Truth is always capable of withstanding scrutiny. Any science that ridicules being questioned, puts itself outside the definition of science because science is based on curiosity and questioning.
99. One of the few things Ronald Reagan said that was admirable was “Trust but verify”. We must learn to make trust the “default program”. Unless we have clear reason to think otherwise of someone, it is better for our psyche to trust before taking our minds into suspicious territory.
100. We must train ourselves to assume that people will be cooperative rather than uncooperative, though we must always understand that a person has every freedom to not cooperate. It is every human’s birthright to do as they please and everyone’s time is their own to live as they see fit. Learning to trust as a first resort (rather than use suspicion as the default) will make us mentally healthier. It will tend to make us put effort into living up to the trust others place in us and the same goes when we do this for others. Practicing trust will retrain us to develop discernment which we have lost from eons of mindlessly following rules and laws instead of instincts and intuition.
101. Money should never be treated as a commodity where it is bought and sold. It must be purely a measurement. It must not appreciate or depreciate. It must be totally neutral in value.
102. Money has been used as a tool of domination, subjugation, immorality and abrogation of personal responsibility, as well as the cause of environmental decimation and species obliteration.
103. The fundamentals of money elicits untrustworthiness and provokes seeking advantage over others. Money is the root of much of the world’s savagery.
104. Money encourages wrongdoing and wantonness, rather than conscientiousness, compassion, cooperation and synergistic outcomes. Money absolves responsibility for immorality. Money pressures good people into having to be avaricious, tight-fisted and coercive, even if it is not in the nature of the person.
105. Money as we know it has always given precedence to humankind’s lowest characteristics of greed and self-interest. Bank issuance and charging of interest cause perversity in the mechanics of the energy flow of money.
106. We recommend that the monetary system be reconstructed to incentivize the better side of human attributes. Or abandon bank-issued money altogether and start a new monetary architecture. We need a form of record keeping if we are to be a sophisticated society. We need data, especially for supply and demand so that we do not over or under produce, and so we may produce the right things close to their destination.
107. Characteristics that money could be based on are — appreciation, low pollution/water footprint, hemp or kenaf or something that is not finite. A money system incentivizes behavior therefore we must design systems that cause the least disruption to nature. Transactions could be recorded using software that allows money to go directly from the payer into the payee’s account — no need for banks or middlemen. Bank money is 97% electronic and only 3% physical, therefore the need for banks is obsolete in the digital age.
108. Three alternative currencies that are properly aligned are:
Numero Set: http://numeroset.net
Common Good Credits: https://commongood.earth
109. The dollar could be based on a tangible asset, one that would benefit humankind such as a quantity of hemp seeds (for example $1 = 1 gram of hemp seed). Hemp is unlimited and can be used for a myriad of products as well as a soil restorer, paper, biofuel, paint, building materials, insulation, health food, animal bedding, plastics, fabrics, rope and more.
110. The important thing is to comprehend the fact that money is merely a concept, it is an accounting system and is entirely arbitrary. Therefore it is up to humans to decide its parameters.
111. Cannabis (marijuana and hemp) must be totally liberated from any restriction in its growth or development.
112. Hemp is an easy-to-grow plant and could be the backing of a currency as it is needed as an industrial product. Marijuana is more difficult to grow and needs to be grown in greenhouses and that could make the backing of a currency. Hemp will help us get off fossil fuels as it is rapidly-renewable and an infinite resource (unlike gold or metals).
113. Hemp can replace petrochemical plastics entirely.
114. Hemp is compostable as are its products.
115. Houses made from a hemp and lime mix (commercially called “Hempcrete) save 50%-80% energy use as well as the material having fireproof, termite-proof and rodent-proof properties.
116. Hemp has no Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC’s) in it. These features render hemp a favorable material for building, relieving sufferers of allergies and chemical sensitivities.
117. One acre of hemp yields as much paper as four acres of trees, and that is within one season as opposed to ten to fifteen years for trees.
118. No dioxins are needed to bleach hemp paper therefore less pollution than tree-based paper.
119. Hemp does not need pesticides or herbicides to grow and a lot less water than cotton when used for textiles.
120. Hemp can be used as a soil remediator having the capacity to draw out toxins, heavy metals and mercury from the soil.
121. Hemp seeds are the most nutritious and complete food on earth.
122. Hemp oil can be used in cuisine, to make paint, biofuel and in skin care products.
123. Removed due to repetition.
124. The cotton industry uses 30%-50% of the worlds’ pesticides and has an extremely high water requirement. Hemp fabrics are durable and can be used as a replacement for cotton, eliminating a significant volume of pesticides, fertilizers and water.
125. Hemp is the low THC variety of cannabis. Marijuana is the high THC variety. Kenaf, (hibiscus cannabinis) is in almost all ways, similar to hemp and has no prohibition on it and can be used freely without fear of legal ramification.
126. Cannabinoids in hemp produce a healing oil which is a treatment for many serious diseases such as Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, seizures, neuro-degnerative diseases, cancers and other diseases. The government itself states this in their patent of the substance — Patent Number 6630507: https://patents.google.com/patent/US6630507B1/en
127. Initiates to this blueprint condemn the prohibition of any of nature’s botanicals.
Patents and Copyrights
128. We recognize the speed of the technological revolution. Old ideas such as patents and copyrights are increasingly incompatible with the attributes of the digital age which favor speed and simplicity. They are incongruent to an egalitarian society as they stem the flow of information.
129. We unequivocally reject the concept of intellectual property, patents and copyrights. They deny the contributions made by earlier inventors and discoverers, especially those whose work created the infrastructure that was developed through cultural, commercial and scientific struggles, and that enabled subsequent inventions. Copying is the most natural thing in the world — it is what allows us to build on the earlier instead of having to “reinvent the wheel”. We wouldn’t be able to walk, talk or do what we do if it weren’t for the fact that we copied someone. We all copy from the minute we are born and throughout our lives. Copying is organic. DNA copies. Copyright is anti-biological
130. The idea of ownership of land makes no sense. No thing, living or inanimate, can be owned because ownership does not exist in nature. The world’s resources are for everyone, both present and future. Like people and animals, resources cannot be “owned” by anyone. That doesn’t mean we disrespect another’s space, home or belongings. We must retrain ourselves so that we become stewards or custodians. Custodianship (of a home) may be set for as long as we desire, even to the day of death. It is up to all of us to reach a consensus on the terms and discuss methods of recording custodianship. A register needs to be initiated that is totally unconnected to government. There is plenty for everyone to live generously on earth as long as we don’t hoard or waste. Ownership is purely a man-made construct and is fundamentally an erroneous concept.
131. The idea of owning information has the overall effect of stultifying and deforming our minds as well as conferring advantages to those withholding the information. We cannot progress when pertinent information is withheld. All information of a public nature must be open and freely available. Secrecy in public affairs must be regarded as a breeding ground for corruption. However secrecy and confidentiality amongst individuals is a different matter.
132. The logic of intellectual property, patents and copyright, is fundamentally flawed, so too is the idea of prosecuting someone for copying. Copying is a natural biological behavior, as no living thing progresses without copying, first their parents, and later, others.
133. Rather than copyright, initiates advocate Open Source or Creative Commons ideals. The free flow of information must be vigorously safeguarded.
134. The future will always be unforeseeable. Therefore the idea that a contract can be entered into is a bogus idea as well as an unnecessary burden. Often one party bears the brunt of new circumstances that have not been foreseen when the contract was originated (eg loss of a job) Usually the party that suffers the most from changed circumstances is the more vulnerable party to the contract.
135. We recommend that a new agreement be redrawn whenever a contract becomes untenable for any reason, even if simply out of choice. However respect for the other party’s inconvenience must also be taken into consideration and atonement must be negotiated satisfactorily when breaches are made to agreements/contracts.
136. No one should be held to adhere to an undertaking that was made in the past. However, respect for the other party to the agreement/contract must always be taken seriously, as must living up to our agreements. Our word must be our bond. When an agreement/contract cannot be kept, the prompt notification to the relevant parties must be made clear and speedily, with an openness to renegotiation and atonement.
137. Agreements should be drawn up with flexibility built in. One method could be to agree to review the terms of the contract at specified intervals and the terms can be either renewed or discarded at those periods. These review periods could be specified at origination (much like a lease) and would give both parties flexibility.
138. Tacit consent must never be assumed.
139. Consent must always be explicit and never implicit.
“Opt In” or “Opt Out” Assumed Contracts
140. Some agreements rely on an “Opt Out” instrument where a signatory is automatically assumed to consent to an agreement that goes on into the future. In these instruments, unless steps are actively taken to specifically Opt Out, the party being automatically charged is assumed to be responsible for the obligation. This assumed consent is tantamount to scamming. It indicates dubious procurement, unless specifically agreed to beforehand. Often, automatic consent actually represents theft of consent. Parties who use the Opt Out provision must always be regarded with suspicion, particularly when the flow of money is in their favor, which it always is.
141. “Opt In” is the only legitimate means of consent. Consent must be explicit in contracts or agreements.
142. We consider tyranny unacceptable in all instances. We recognize however that our current and past training (based on greed, domination and murder) has made tyranny lurk where it is not recognized. Tyranny is so ingrained in our society that it will take time to unpack it completely, however all efforts must be made to identify it and confront it.
143. Freedom of speech is the antidote to tyranny.
144. We must understand profoundly that when individual choice is diminished, tyranny will pounce to fill that void. We must therefore try to provide as many options as possible, not just one or two (Coke or Pepsi, Paper or Plastic, Republicans or Democrats). With this intent, we shall head in the right direction, even if it takes time to reach a peaceful balance.
145. We must seek to decentralize power in all circumstances. Centralized power, or power put into the hands of the few, must be seen as a recipe for disaster (as we have found through experience and history) The Egalitarian Proposal System is a totally decentralized concord.
146. The most dependable wisdom is the Wisdom of the Crowd. Extremes on either end tend to cancel each other out, leaving the median, which is often a better indicator of wisdom than hierarchy provides. We need horizontal systems of shared power to develop systems for finding consensus on every matter. This task is made easy today with the computing power at our disposal. It may be slightly unfamiliar at first but through practice will become automatic and expeditious.
147. We advocate the meeting and social structure called Sociocracy. Sometimes also called Dynamic Governance, or Fluid Democracy. However Sociocracy doesn’t go far enough because it does not quantify the approvals. https://www.sociocracyforall.org
148. We must relearn to seek the ideal. We have practiced rather, to compromise, by seeking only what we think is practical or achievable. Whether in negotiations or endeavors, seeking the ideal as a first resort will retrain us to dream and create a more vibrant reality.
149. If we fall short of the ideal, we will be better off than aiming low. Aiming for what we want fuels inspiration. Imagination actuates manifestation and puts us into a state of synergy.
150. Idealism should not be regarded as frivolous. Idealism gives the momentum for excellence and holistic satisfaction.
151. Compromise has its place as it can settle conflicting desires or perspectives. However seeking the ideal and working down from there, allows compromise, and retrains our minds for best outcomes even if we choose to compromise. The outcomes should come from a belief in abundance, confidence in ourselves and in each other, not from weakness or doubt. We have more chance of getting what we want if we envisage it in a way that is most thrilling to us. This is the power of fusing imagination with emotion, and is very powerful.
152. Any “blueprint” worth its salt must have flexibility built-in, because nothing is as certain as change. The document though, must also seek coherence and consistency. The goal must be to simplify and clarify, rather than complicate. A system for making changes, must always be specified — we must make the ability for change a process that flows naturally, not something that is cumbersome, draining or time wasting. These systems can be decided by everyone who is interested in such matters. Simple questionnaires can be utilized. As tenets of this blueprint are acted upon, new and unforeseen situations will no doubt arise. Changes through open discussion, both online, and in person via questionnaires can be easily employed. The mechanism must be shaped so that changes can be made promptly and coherently. Everything must be negotiable. Open communication is key.
153. We must jettison centralized decision-making. Leaders will always tend to stand out, and that is as it should be. Leadership must be fluid not fixed. A leader must not remain the leader when there is someone else who has more capability.
154. Good leaders can be discovered by utilizing a simple ratings system. The system would allow us to rate each other so that those with high ratings are immediately identified (much like the 5-star rating systems in common commercial use) The rating system can be handled on an open, online platform where personal historical data can be viewed in order to determine the quality of a leader’s prior opinions, predictions and associations.
155. Each person must see themselves as sovereign — under no one’s jurisdiction. And they must see every other human as sovereign. Each human is on their own unique journey enhanced by the connections we make with other humans.
156. Not just humans but every other being we share this earth with must be seen as sovereign, with as much “right” to be here as we are.
157. Removed due to repetition.
158. The notion that humans are a superior species must be replaced by the understanding that all species are part of the web of life and all beings that exist, have no more or less right to be here than humans, and must live in the way their species was meant to live.
156. Humans are animals but we are not like animals. We are heirs of creation — the caretakers of nature. Caring for nature is our way of reciprocating to earth for being endowed with unlimited choices that the creatures we share earth with, don’t have. For example our diet. Humans up till now, only took from the earth, without any thought of giving back.
157. As society moves out of the paradigm of supremacy and competition, it will move towards a paradigm of “equalimity” and collaboration.
158. Society will form differently when it is based on sovereignty. Instead of a central government or authority, people will tend to form groups or collaboratives. Businesses could convert to worker collaboratives. This changes the structure from hierarchy to a structure of hubs-and-spokes, where the individual is the hub and the outreach towards other sovereigns or collaboratives, are the spokes.
159. In worker collaboratives, consensus is sought for decision-making. The Egalitarian Proposal System can be utilized for finding consensus promptly. As sovereigns above all, participation in decision-making will be totally voluntary. There will be no “bosses” — the originator or CEO will become as every other worker who each will have the ability to have their say on any subject. Roles are always negotiable. This system will tend to bring out the best of people and allow those to shine who have particular skills.
160. Individuals and collaboratives should get in the habit of determining successors for all roles and positions. This ensures that the collaborative’s future is carefully “guardianed”, by maintaining skillsets and competencies, ensuring that worker’s futures are sustained, and not keep having to start again “from scratch”.
161. Worker collaboratives can form into media collaboratives, educational collaboratives (instead of schools), healthcare collaboratives or anything else. The sky’s the limit. Once the collaborative is originated, thereafter, the originator has the same power as everyone else in decision-making matters.
162. When society becomes decentralized and more community-bound, schools will be very different. Roles will blend much more organically as we are all teachers and students, and these roles will be interchangeable and instinctive. Teachers will be surpassed by students, and those students will become the teachers. Learning and teaching will be fluid, spontaneous and perpetual.
163. Apprenticeships need to be rekindled again, allowing new workers to learn through experience and tutelage and experienced workers to share their skills and mentor the apprentices so that we can perpetuate our skills and not have to keep “reinventing the wheel”.
164. A brief outline of the Egalitarian Proposal System is available on the link immediately below. Volunteers are needed to complete this software and make it available as soon as possible so that everyone in the world can connect and propagate a fully democratic and egalitarian system. Please let us know if you are a programmer who is interested in working together to further this infrastructure.
Outline of the Egalitarian Proposal System and video:
Detail of the Egalitarian Proposal System:
Please go to archive.org to read the detail. Only 4 pages. Zoom to expand the text.
165. We must learn to govern ourselves and participate in society. The system must be engaging enough to inspire everyone to partake but participation must never be mandatory. Nothing must be mandatory in a free society. Poor ratios of participation should act as a signal that more effort needs to be injected and refinements made.
166. Freedom of information is the bedrock of prosperity and progress. It guards against ignorance and chicanery. Censorship must be vigorously opposed if we are to consider ourselves equals. Freedom of speech must reign supreme if we wish to evolve.
167. Wherever you go, leave the place as you found it, or better.
We encourage the discussion of any of the concepts we put here. Many of these concepts have generally been ignored as a culture and many more, such as: What responsibilities does freedom infer? Do we own our bodies? Do we have responsibility for others? Are children the sole responsibility of their parents? Fundamental issues that we all now have the opportunity to have a say on.
Please feel free to post critiques and comments or submit additional subjects and clauses. Proposals are how changes will be carried out. We welcome vibrant discussion and envisage that this blueprint lays the groundwork for a new paradigm — one that enables humans to coexist in harmony with nature and with each other, and allow us to continue our personal evolutionary journey on a regenerative and peaceful earth.
A001. Minted: April 19, 2020 (Day 16, Tenth Moon, 000) We gradually but steadfastly adopt the metric system. The imperial system is too cumbersome and confusing and should have been discarded long ago. The metric system has more symmetry and simplicity and is easier to use.
New industries will sprout and new materials will be used such as hemp and it would be best to begin this era with metric measurements to avoid having to change over later.
A002. Minted: May 3, 2020 (Day 2, Eleventh Moon, 000) We replace committees and all elections of people, by voting for proposals rather than people. We vote on proposals made by others and we empower ourselves to make proposals we wish to see adopted by the community or society. We develop the software infrastructure to support this egalitarian system. We will no longer need state houses or state buildings. These may be repurposed to become distribution/learning and art centers.
A003. Minted: May 16, 2020 (Day 15, Eleventh Moon, 000) Diagram added for the “Egalitarian Proposal System”.
A004: Minted October 25, 2022 (Day 8, Fourth Moon, 002) Item 166 added.
A005: Minted October 25, 2022 (Day 8, Fourth Moon, 002) Bottom picture edited.