Empowered Democracy for a better world

“Education is the platform that allows any democratic society to flourish”-unknown origin

Capitalist-democracy has supplanted representative-democracy. Any political system can and will be manipulated if not properly maintained through wise and careful stewardship. The degradation will degrade the empowerment of society while transferring such empowerment to the benefactors. Nietzsche may have sanctioned such an effect, but modern man cannot. Democratic society is not an end in itself, rather it is a basic concept of equity. It must be tweaked to transfer the best of societal wisdom, integrity of character, and knowledge to leadership (representative-democracy). Its devolution is to representation by placeholders of wealth/power (synonyms of sorts) which I am calling capitalist-democracy. Put another way, they right to rule is assumed based on wealth and existing power, not by brilliance and strength of character. The glory of people-power is in societies fairly represented transfer of authority to the wisest and most respectable members of society. In the USA democracy has degraded to an understanding that the politicians are societies scoundrels and cheats, in power due to wealth or support by wealth, and if they are not, the corruption underlying the system will corrupt or depower them in short order. Though there are great individuals in public service, the accepted mathematical mean for politicians is dishonesty and a complete lack of integrity, and it is this that we get as a fruit of the system.

Motivation for diverse and deep education is driven societally. Our system ofrepresentation, primed by the democratic process must function to thrust the wisdom, integrity, and education of society to leadership. The societally imposed drive for diversified knowledge and deep integrity of character lack pizzazz under systems that fail to reward for such attainment while promoting for vise. In short, we must win on two fronts simultaneously to win on education overall, and in winning we will achieve the fruit of wisdom plucked by all from the tree of governance–empowered democracy!

Empowered Conscience for a better world

The ultimate answers to sustainable society are in balance and moderation but you cannot balance and moderate systemic corruption, blatant inequality, and entrenched judicio-corporate racketeering. In populous ruled civilization, those are society’s issues and they are addressed by the multiplicative effects of empowered conscience and accompanying action. The latter is a phrase describing humble activism as an unavoidable effect of integrity of character.

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Key words of the Revolution:

symbiotic future, symbioticfuture, occupy conscience, occupyconscience, hubwild, farmhub, integrity, permaculture, organic farming, regrarian, farm, agriculture, regenerative agriculture, biochar, agrochar, resource conservation, revolution, activism, activist, bushcraft, greenhouse, survival, diplomacy, wild, nature, mother nature, wildness, spirit, spiritual, mother earth, ecology, eco, environment, self sufficiency, conscious, empowerment, civil disobedience, passive resistance, peace, love, compassion, non-violence, resistance, resist oppression, community, local, locovore, foodie, slow food, coexist, diversity, purity, holiness, values, ideals, idealism, purity, wisdom, soul, wholesome, goodness, good, revolution, earth, subsistence, bioneer, bio-neer, ted, tedx, ecopreneur, entrepreneur, entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial, innovation, politics, democracy, socialism, capitalism, communism, leadership, eldership, elder, dynamic governance, social governance, matrix management, biology, chemistry, physics, science, homeschooling, free range, free-range, freerange, green, algae, energy, biomass, biofuel, biodiesel, police, cops excessive force, brutality, censorship, suppression, oppression, justice, injustice, Ferguson, Missouri, Independence,…

What happened to the hippies? (discussion of a cartoon)

hippie cartoon

Brady AE Hippies and their generation started a revolution then turned full circle and nearly destroyed the planet and society as a whole. We were born into their mess and strangely can still find the humility to learn some things from them. Take the good and leave the bad, the world needs a morphed hippie that shys from drugs, excess, and show boatin sexuality for moderation while staying radical when it really counts.

George Kamp Nearly destroyed the planet? You are confusing the hippies with the GOP, and that is a hard thing to do!

Brady AE Think deeply and you will understand what is below the surface. The leading forces manipulated the energy toward full scale planetary plunder starting in the 80′ when the hippies coming of age were actually in position to galvanize or destroy the progress made by their activism.

Brady AE At the time the young and intermediate families began to converse about the loss of their own retirement as SS was earmarked for multiple extra uses. Word on the street was no retirement for baby boomers. The fear was manipulated to facilitate the corporate and investment income related coming of age that we see today turning a blind eye and making every effort to hide the absolute planetary carnage wrought to give the plush retirement that we see today.

Brady AE What we have rather than simply a global elite is a manipulative global elite uncomfortably in bed with the middle and upper middle class. The success of one so different from the success of the other yet inseparable in source of funding and “survival”. To destroy the system the world is actually waiting for the passing on of such a behemoth of vested interest in planetary plunder with the hopes that the youngers inheriting the eldership will not allow himself to be so bought out and reliant on planetary parasitism for their prosperity. Lower middle class to poor are actually held powerless by democracy due to the shear numbers of mass vested interests lacking an overriding conscience.

Life

The tragedy is not that some die young, while still in their strength, the tragedy is that some never truly live. So, do not fear to die; instead put passion to life. Life is about what you do and how you live not about what happens to you while you live. Today’s problems are in part a result of the degradation of character that leads one to live for the results rather than the integrity of a life well lived. Do not worship life, rather, worship because life exists.

Quick rebuttal to an illogical argument in the appended article:

A rebuke of an illogical argument in this article:

http://www.stanforddaily.com/2014/10/06/human-overpopulation-when-no-news-is-bad-news/

An article was posted on the topic of overpopulation: The data of 8.5 to 12 billion by 2100 is no different than what we have seen before. It is based not on a growth pattern birthrate, but the result of past birth rates as those children inevitably reproduce themselves over the coming years. It sounds complicated but it is not. Birth rates are around 2 per 2 average the world over and going down. It is a similar pattern to Europe when they overshot and were suddenly hit by a population too small to maintain their infrastructure 15 or 20 years ago. Overshot is fine as it gives a reason to gladly accept the overflow from more struggling regions which is a likely reason to expect confrontation in coming years.

The article says: “Why, then, do we fixate on technological fixes like solar power and carbon capture, rather than addressing global population growth?
According to former United Nations Population Division officials, the reasons stem primarily from political fear…”

The answer again is simple. Because we have the population headed toward negative growth already. We know that mathematically, the continued growth is inevitable for a time until it levels off. So, obviously it is time to focus on turning footprint into contribution to reduce brown and increase terrestrial green.

If we now convert to a contributing rather than a parasitizing societal effect on the planet, we will have achieved the precursor to our success.

If we dwell on population when there is nothing that can ethically and equitably be done about it and when statistics prove it is leveling off and likely to enter a downturn, we are beating a dead horse.

Further more, a focus on population reduction scares a heck of a lot of people and keeps them out of the game. Out of the game means resistant to the cultural changes we need to cut out parasitism and usher in regenerative stewardship.

Social engineering of the past 30 years already worked and though we need to plan on tight company for a few more years, reproductive rate is more likely than not to turn drastically down even from the 2 for 2 reproduction rates we have achieved in 2014.

So, in answer to the article, the reason not to focus on population but instead on appropriate technology deployment, cultural value change, and corporate/capital systems restructure is because we staved off reproductive rates in those 30 years but failed miserably to cut down footprint per person. Failure to address footprint per person because we worried about population would be a travesty and result in ultimate failure.

The other point is it is not exactly the population burning through the planet. It is the economy going gang busters to enrich a few and maintain baby boomer retirements before it is game over for pillage and plunder. The population are used as dumb pawns in the game and they are not even getting a quality life out of the deal, as Gale brought up months ago in mental illness statistics. F O O T P R I N T !!! NOT NUMBER OF FEET, IS WHAT IS KILLING US.

As I said before, we have the knowledge and technology to not only reduce our footprint, but to eliminate it and even some of the past thereby regenerating our planet at a quicker rate than nature itself. Nature by the way is not on her best and strongest legs for a quick recovery without our help.

It is time for each of us to put on our heros cap on and give it our all. We all know that a few percent with passion can turn the entire population, and that is what we must do. Thankfully, though none of us created the upswell happening the world over, we can all be encouraged and envigorated that no matter how much “I” do others all over are doing even more. Focus ahead on footprint alleviation not behind on feet.

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Key words of the Revolution:

symbiotic future, symbioticfuture, occupy conscience, occupyconscience, hubwild, farmhub, integrity, permaculture, organic farming, regrarian, farm, agriculture, regenerative agriculture, biochar, agrochar, resource conservation, revolution, activism, activist, bushcraft, greenhouse, survival, diplomacy, wild, nature, mother nature, wildness, spirit, spiritual, mother earth, ecology, eco, environment, self sufficiency, conscious, empowerment, civil disobedience, passive resistance, peace, love, compassion, non-violence, resistance, resist oppression, community, local, locovore, foodie, slow food, coexist, diversity, purity, holiness, values, ideals, idealism, purity, wisdom, soul, wholesome, goodness, good, revolution, earth, subsistence, bioneer, bio-neer, ted, tedx, ecopreneur, entrepreneur, entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial, innovation, politics, democracy, socialism, capitalism, communism, leadership, eldership, elder, dynamic governance, social governance, matrix management, biology, chemistry, physics, science, homeschooling, free range, free-range, freerange, green, algae, energy, biomass, biofuel, biodiesel, police

Population, moderation counts and it is working… a believer’s perspective

Though I see enough positive aspects to put overpopulation issues in the backseat of needed global change, It is still an important part of the whole. Many, however fail to realize that birth rates have moderated in most of the world. People are realizing that trying and praying to have multiple children exasperates the environmental and social problems that shame us and that they are already bound to confront our children. Additionally, focus on and valuing the birthing of many children often results in their poverty, hunger and life of disease when resources are overtaxed. Many instead are taking it easy, pursuing life, study, knowledge and the building up of wisdom and experience before family.  2014 is not, for most, a child hatching marathon time, but a time to pursue all around life in balance. A time comes for most when having a child or two is natural and healthy. Though it is not well known in modern times there are a number of old time natural methods of birth control that can be as effective as the degree of integrity in practice. Some start right away practicing natural birth control as a habit and husband and wife consensus thereby reducing natural birth numbers from zero to a few children as ‘the spirit sees fit’. Others begin when they have had a child or two and use more integrity to maintain the effectiveness that can be overcome only ‘if the lord wills’.  Natural birth control at this time in history is part of our responsibility and our stewardship. By it we help ourselves to better provide for our own and steward the land resources of our communities. If each family in a community has the land area to provide for their family and a little more, one or two children will assure that with proper stewardship those lands can continue to sustain the community indefinitely. The religious communities increasingly understand that the mandate to be “stewards of the earth” and the mandate to “fill the earth” balance each other out in coming to a certain sustaining population that leaves room for our ecosystems. Healthy ecosystems with all their natural biodiversity give us all resilience and greater weather moderation to allow all  to thrive together. The mandate to “steward the earth” can now mean that such communities lead out in 2014 and beyond with self sacrifice to live not for money and capital, but to ‘husband’ (verb form), care and nurture, life and resources into perpetuity ‘as unto the lord’. Many things are ‘learned by the fence post’, but I would like to believe that a great awakening is happening in religious ideologies the world over. Population is moderating and will tend to moderate when husband and wife live consciously and with care to moderation, thus paving the way to an exemplary community of prosperity year in and year out, ‘if the lord so wills.’

Note: I have written this in colloquial/traditional fashion to speak to an audience of the more traditional religious community. This is not my typical ‘speak’, but does in a sense represent a flavor of my beliefs transliterated. It was fun to write and I hope helpful to those who read. For less traditional or non-religious folk: enjoy the content and try not to focus on phraseology. If you are curious, I think of myself as a traditional and conservative radical progressive. That means I embrace tradition, conservation of the gems that time in culture has left us with, and radical revolutionary progress into the future; the ultimate balance!

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Key words of the Revolution:  symbiotic future, symbioticfuture, occupy conscience, occupyconscience, hubwild, farmhub, integrity, permaculture, organic farming, regrarian, farm, agriculture, regenerative agriculture, biochar, agrochar, resource conservation, revolution, activism, activist, bushcraft, greenhouse, survival, diplomacy, wild, nature, mother nature, wildness, spirit, spiritual, mother earth, ecology, eco, environment, self sufficiency, conscious, empowerment, civil disobedience, passive resistance, peace, love, compassion, non-violence, resistance, resist oppression, community, local, locovore, foodie, slow food, coexist, diversity, purity, holiness, values, ideals, idealism, purity, wisdom, soul, wholesome, goodness, good, revolution, earth, subsistence, bioneer, bio-neer, ted, tedx, ecopreneur, entrepreneur, entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial, innovation, politics, democracy, socialism, capitalism, communism, leadership, eldership, elder, dynamic governance, social governance, matrix management, biology, chemistry, physics, science, homeschooling, free range, free-range, freerange, green, algae, energy, biomass, biofuel, biodiesel, police, cops excessive force, brutality, censorship, suppression, oppression, justice, injustice, Ferguson, Missouri, Independence,…