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Forum Post: Sketch Of A Moneyless Government

Posted 9 years ago on Nov. 10, 2012, 6:54 p.m. EST by bullfrogma (448)
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I had a weird dream last night. It was a third world country of some sort. The population was so dense and complicated it was like watching the moving parts of an armegeddon clock, and the government was so corrupt it was like watching kids fighting over a pinata.

Sound familiar?

Anyone trying to do good in the government was smoothered by the gang pressure around them. Do as they do in Rome, or else... Any of the population trying to save the government were smoothered by the uncertainty of others around them. Fading echos in the dampening mass.

It was a runaway train on a suicide track. I'm pretty sure the dream was from some thoughts inspired by a film i had watched that day about nazis, who preached the dictatorship version of unity. It was stuck on something so narrowminded there was no great capacity to solve problems.

This is familiar.

A dated political system failing to adapt, a government that behaves more like a fraternity and corporations which are privately running the world instead. So how about the sketch of a moneyless government? Are we ready for this? Can we survive much longer without it?

This isn't something i can outline because i don't know enough, but a few things are simple. The government needs to absorb and support vital resources. Private corporations have no right to play childish monopoly with the fate of our world. They might as well be the government, and so long as we continue to use money in society, so should banking be included.

A nexus of information and opinions, open source, with a conductor for democracy needs to be installed as the top chain of command. The government is supposed to support our health and independence, but everything else should be our own creations, undictated by anything but the most simple foundation, equal rights.



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[-] 3 points by Nevada1 (5843) 9 years ago

Good Post.

[-] 1 points by Ache4Change (3340) 9 years ago

A lack of democracy, compassion and basic decency is our problem. Anything installed from the top will just be more of the same. Mass 99% Movement from below is the way - as ever! We need to reclaim and reassert our democracy.

[-] 2 points by bullfrogma (448) 9 years ago

I think we're saying the same thing. In order for democracy to have any power it needs a conductor to boss the boss, otherwise it lacks embodiment and cannot command effect. They need this pressure to do the right thing, all of the time. They need to be vulnerable to their mistakes.

Right now they have a tremendous baracade of legality and artilery to ignore anything with. You said the same thing i have, that democracy is something to reclaim. Even if everyone was on the same page, a feat that would take the most effortless organisation, we are still making demands at the stones of a castle wall.

The only conductor we have for democracy right now is the system which is corrupt and painfully sinuous. We need something installed that can be official to chaperon the government and champion the truth. Something that can allow democracy to have the influence it deserves. I'm not even sure what it could be.

The way i'm seeing it, this is one part of a moneyless government. The other part is that it would not play financial war games with the different aspects of itself, which includes these corporations that covet and pervert our resources.

[-] 1 points by Ache4Change (3340) 9 years ago

Education for the 99% is The Key! I generally agree with your comment and more specifically, please read this - http://occupywallst.org/forum/i-do-not-believe-you-can-build-a-movement-on-a-lie/#comment-874847 & happy holiday to you. Corporations are NOT people; money is NOT 'speech' and for the SCOTUS to say so makes US law an ass! go Occupy!