Society Divides People Without Remorse?

Just think about one philosophical question for a minute.

If one consents to society while another dissents to society, and nothing in society exists to bridge that difference, what kind of society is it, really?

It’s the kind of society that divides people.  How does such a society manifest exactly?  If you did not personally find it appalling for a society to divide people as such then you are yourself conditioned to accept such a society, or conditioned to remain unaware of such an impact of a society.

Such an awareness is one of the means toward universal enlightenment, solidarity, equity, and justice, the agenda of the People’s Movement.  The Charter of the Forest is also an element of this agenda.  If the idea of society dividing people without remorse seems alien or irrelevant to you, you may want to think more about the value of solidarity among people, and how building a society that truly supports human solidarity could become a top priority for the people.

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Unsubscribing to Citiwire

I’m not sure how I was subscribed to Citiwire’s newsletter, and I’m not even sure what Citiwire is.  But now I’m unsubscribed.  Before I unsubscribed, I glanced at the newsletter and found what is both very common and very relevant.  That is, very relevant to our mission to write, and implement the new Charter of the Forest, and to more broadly advance the agenda of the People’s Movement.

Very common and very relevant is the way that Citiwire mixes the good and the bad.  In today’s newsletter, the top two articles are about the problems with meat consumption, and the benefits of parks.  These ideas seem good.  So where is the bad?  The bad is in the basic mission of Citiwire, to support the urban lifestyle.

What’s wrong with the urban lifestyle?  It segregates the people, creating cultural divides between food producers and consumers.  It promotes class hierarchy, as part of its promotion of large organizations.  While the urban lifestyle can theoretically provide great efficiencies, the overall best community design brings people into closer contact with nature.  Lower density enables people to appreciate both nature and people.  Ordinary people.  The ordinary life. Entire books can written on the benefits of an optimum community design.  In fact, the Charter of the Forest assumes an optimum community design.

But why, and how, are we to embrace the optimum community design, and the optimum everything, so that we are no longer mixing good and bad?  These are central questions we will consider on this blog.  How can there be an optimum lifestyle, viewpoint, and design for a community, a society? Aren’t we taught that there is too much diversity of ideas for everyone to embrace the same thing?  Isn’t that a design for a monoculture?

Diversity works except where it doesn’t.  For example, you prefer to feel good, and have peace and wellbeing all the times instead of just part of the time.  So one of our first tasks is to learn when to promote diversity and when not to.  Living in the city has positive aspects, of course.  But there we find ourselves participating in, or inadvertently supporting, a monstrous status quo while we pursue the positive in our lives.

It’s a big secret.  And yet it is no secret.

We are tempted to focus on the positive, but this only puts the negatives in the closet.  We have to focus on the negative long enough to understand how we are trapped into support for it, so we can learn how to avoid those traps.  So we learn that all good things are naturally connected, and connections between bad things and good things are really not true connections, but more mythical, or outright false.  We learn that to achieve greater wellbeing we must break associations between good and bad, and make associations between all that is good.

When we achieve progress along these lines we start to see reality as a set of two spheres, the holistic sphere of good and the holistic sphere of bad.  We learn to keep these distinct from each other so that our choices can be clear, so that we can easily defend the good, and not be paralyzed by the confusion of these unnatural mixes.

There is good in the city, there is good in the liberal point of view.  But the good cannot excuse or make up for the bad, in any scenario.  We have to adopt the Hippocratic Oath: Do no harm.  In this way we build a system to maximize wellbeing.  There are details on the optimum community design, and optimum philosophy, doctrine and agenda that enable the people to transcend the human ego, or the dark side of human nature, and embrace the aspirations of the human heart.  We will be focusing on these topics in this blog.  And we’d like everyone at Citiwire and everywhere else to move in this same direction, in solidarity.

Rationalizations

We’re trying to better understand the world we live in, to make better choices, to serve our better interests.  Ok, so let’s get busy analyzing the rationalizations made by imperialists to propagate their rackets.  In this article the economic imperialist pushing the Keystone XL pipeline to transport tar sand crude oil says the pipeline supports “Merkan values”, whereas importing oil from foreign nations does not.  This assumes people value consuming energy with wild abandon.  Another rationalization made by the economic imperialist is about job creation.  This assumes the people cannot steward their own economy, and create their own jobs.

But these assumptions are completely false, these rationalizations despicably evil.  Economic imperialism is about manipulating consumers in the market to consume whatever the imperialist has decreed, the people be damned, the biosphere be damned.  This is “supply side” economics, a grotesque mega-racket very familiar to Merkans, and becoming too familiar to even more people across the whole planet.

But today more and more people are becoming aware and learning to make their own choices, to free themselves from economic imperialism, to detect the rationalizations and manipulations, and deflect them. We don’t need extremely destructive/expensive energy. We have our own way, our own vision, our own philosophy, our own doctrine, agenda, and mandate.  We’re writing the Charter of the Forest, and the greater People’s Movement is gaining momentum.

Congratulations to YOU on Nailing Monosonto

You seek the truth with a passion.  You want to reinforce your personal and your community’s connections to nature.  You want to uphold the Charter of the Forest.  So you read about Monosonto suing a farmer for replanting the progeny of Monosonto’s patented seed. And you wonder what you can do about this, in defense of the truth, the people, and the biosphere.

Then you home in on the following quote from the article linked above:

“A soybean, for example, has more than 46,000 genes. Properties of these genes are the product of centuries of plant breeding and should not, many argue, become the product of a corporation. Instead, these genes should remain in the public domain.”

And you realize that Monosonto cannot hijack, take, control the common asset, owned by nobody, that is the genetic structure that pre-existed in the seed that Monosonto started with in its process of genetic modification.

And since the genetic structure that it started with is much more substantial than the modifications could ever be, the burden is on Monosonto to prove that it should ever be able to own/control the seed.

You can thank the authors of the article, from the organizations Center for Seed Security, and Save our Seeds for leading you to this profound realization.  But the whole biosphere can thank YOU for realizing the truth in your own mind so that you may convey it simply, and easily, in your local community and beyond, including you local judiciary.

You can, for example, file a lawsuit against Monosonto in your local court to raise awareness among the justices there of the greatness of the commons, embodied in the genetic structure of all seeds, and in all of nature’s legacy, including the legacy of its human offspring.

The Charter of the Forest blog will include high-quality resources for research and action.  In the meantime, check out nolo for legal resources and prlog for creating press releases for your initiatives.

 

What is the Charter of the Forest?

The 13th century English Charter of the Forest was referenced in a recent Noam Chomsky article that describes the ongoing assault of the commons by 21st century elites.  The commons are the resources on which the people depend.  The original charter was provisioned in England to protect the commons that the people depended on from such an assault by 13th century elites.

Today the people are writing a new charter to protect the commons, which are under assault by elites, like never before.  The commons on which we depend today include the forests, and all natural resources, including human resources and legacies.  But nature is the foundation of everything we build, and nature is the ultimate source of life.  So the original Charter of the Forest remains a true connection for us, to our true source.  Our philosophy, the people’s philosophy, asserts that a strong connection with the source of life is vital to human wellbeing.

This blog aims to illuminate existing connections, or mental associations, that we make in contemplating current events and understanding our world, so that we can see which connections work best to channel our energy toward serving our true needs.  Because peace and harmony are true human needs, we choose to cooperate with nature, and with each other, instead of compete.

The modern Charter of the Forest is part of the People’s Movement, with the agenda of universal enlightenment, solidarity, equity, and justice.  All good things are connected, and we’ll not only see the connections between the wellbeing of the commons and the wellbeing of the people, but we will come to feel these connections very strongly, and defend them.  Of course, YOU are invited, by all beings in the biosphere, to join the People’s Movement, toward achieving The Agenda.