Thursday, September 11, 2008

Understanding and fixing the failings of politics and democracy for the benefit of everyone, everywhere

Politics is little more than greed, arrogance, falsehood, hero-worship, and injustice taken to extremes and organized into teams (nations, parties, interest groups, etc). It is the struggle for your group, hero, and viewpoint so you can profit at the expense of others. This forces others to do the same in self-defense, causing an endless loop, downward spiral, and no-gain effect. When money, religion, and politics are intermingled, they form a true inescapable trap or bottomless pit. It is the opposite of compassion, cooperation, justice, and wisdom and causes you to expend dramatically more effort, time, and resources than necessary to achieve lesser results than are possible when you simply cooperate and have compassion, empathy, and charity for each other. Harmony and cooperation are on the perfect path, while politics, religion and money are ignorance, strong lies, strong delusion, and utter folly.

The primary, though hidden purpose of politics is to effectively divide and conquer populations who support and participate in these great delusions. Politics serves to dramatically slow and confound progress towards common and common-sense goals that most people want to achieve. This is one of the reasons why major problems persist for centuries. When people finally cooperate to solve problems for the good of all, problems will finally be solved and stay solved. On the other hand, participating in and supporting politics causes problems to persist and even to reappear later, though they were apparently solved previously. Because of the ability of those who also control money and religion to reverse past progress and prevent true cooperation, politics is a great deception and a trap and the opposite of truth, wisdom, and justice.

Politics is a well-developed shill and shell game; a purposeful smoke-and-mirrors system that continuously hides true solutions by offering illusions and false choices instead. True solutions are always hidden behind never-ending rhetoric and misdirection, forming an endless loop that never reaches the long-promised and sought after destinations. Furthermore, all gains made by populations are regularly reversed, attacked, and subverted. It permits hidden rulers to steer public discourse and direct it toward hidden agendas through evolved tactics that herd populations in predetermined directions. It is little different from how a handful of sheepherders and dogs drive large numbers of livestock to market.

As seen throughout history, politics is a pivotal tool used to delude and distract populations while keeping power within a limited circle of predetermined people and groups. This is the shell game aspect and people who win and pretend that anyone can do it are the shills. People are deluded into thinking that there are true solutions under one of the limited number of shells put forth. In actuality, true solutions are never found under any of the offered shells, because the game is always rigged. Furthermore, as in any good pyramid scheme, a relative few at the top reap most of the rewards while the deluded majority keep the scam going because they are completely ignorant of the math, odds, and mechanics involved.

Representative democracy is a complete sham and an utter deception; those who control money and religion always secretly (and openly) manipulate the most important outcomes. Pre-selected candidates (shills) are always put forth for the most powerful offices, which are always controlled through money, religion, and hidden power brokers and conspirators. Politics is based on hero worship, just like religion, and thereby relies on the ignorance and delusion of citizens and their Machiavellian manipulation by deceptive leaders and secret cabals. Just like the endless loop and strong lie structure of money, which maintains the power and job security of bankers, economists and plutocrats, politics likewise maintains the power of pre-selected groups of people by never offering true solutions and always causing future struggles over problems supposedly solved earlier.

Democracy and other forms of hierarchical governance are made necessary because of the existence, imposed requirement, and purposeful shortage of money. Without the horrendously negative conditions caused by money and the greed and desperation it cultivates, people could simply cooperate freely, without barriers to participation or the penalties of failing to acquire money or submit to those who have more of it. In a civilization where there is no need to compete for purposely and artificially limited resources (due as much to wasted effort as money needs and manipulation), there is also no need to support leaders and heroes who are expected to help your team win a greater share of resources and power than others. The entire system of struggling over limited access, ability to participate, and available resources has been imposed as a method to exploit and manipulate entire populations.

The solutions to this state of affairs are clearly presented by the Doctrine of Two Spirits. They include the elimination of money as the most important first step, since the existence of money is the underlying condition that results in so many problems and negative conditions. Yes, greed is the first step on the path of evil, but money is the most effective way of cultivating and imposing greed as a way of life. Money is also the lifeblood of those who currently rule this world by deceiving and exploiting everyone else. So, the first step to a better existence for all is to end the existence of money.

The structure of this civilization, based on money and politics, also causes exponentially unnecessary complexity, inefficiencies, and the waste of lives, energy, efforts, and resources. By repurposing the efforts of those whose lives represent little more than wasted time, energy, and resources managing or supporting money and politics or struggling against the overwhelming resulting negatives such as crime, wars, insane levels of waste and materialism, increased complexity and struggle, and more, we can easily eliminate all of the persistent and chronic problems and conditions that heretofore never seemed solvable.

Without the conditions caused by money and politics, which includes the elimination of the ability of so-called aristocrats, plutocrats, politicians, other greedy souls, corporations, and governments to coerce, oppress, and exploit entire populations, we can finally share and manage this world, wisely and cooperatively.

The next big question is how to proceed and how to structure a civilization freed from money, religion, and politics. The first thing to understand is that many of the things we currently do to feed, clothe, and house ourselves need to continue without interruption, but we must also focus on improving the positives and eliminating negatives and barriers. Another thing to understand is that much of what happens in this civilization is focused on growing and maintaining the economy, financial systems, and bureaucracies. Likewise, a huge percentage of effort is focused on wealth and resource protection. These efforts and systems will become unnecessary and the people performing these jobs will finally be freed to do things that benefit others instead of living to maintain the deceptive enslavements imposed through money and politics.

The next big question is how to govern. Once again, the Doctrine of Two Spirits is the best existing guidepost for this. The most important thing to understand here is that any representative governance that relies on the ambitions of winners imposing their will upon others is folly and foolishness. It doesn't matter whether you call it democracy, communism, fascism, theocracy, or whatever. Permitting some to exploit and coerce others is a form of evil, pure and simple. So, first and foremost is to focus on eliminating personal and group ambition and gain from the management of civilization, societies, and resources. This is best done by identifying goals and desired states and setting those as the guides for managing societies and civilization. Simply visualize and enumerate the ideal scenarios where all benefit and none are exploited or victimized and establish projects and voluntary staffs to accomplish them. Identify those systems and activities that are needed to manage civilization and society and organize them to succeed based on the freewill participation of those who want to help. Since everyone will benefit, there will be no shortage of participants.

The next part of this puzzle is actually organizing, staffing, and running systems of management that establish and maintain civilization. One of the biggest failings of representative governance is the expectation that we need to rely on heroes to lead us. When merged with money and ambition, this is a prescription for persistent greed and repeating failures. Rather than basing governance on individuals, it should be founded on verifiable wisdom and win-win goals. Once again, the focus must be on benefitting all, not on greed and ambition. No personal power must come from helping to manage society and civilization, except that which flows from good karma, the improvement of life for all, and the appreciation of those helped. Anyone unable to live by this rule must not be allowed in positions of managing critical systems and resources. Civilization must be guided by verifiable wisdom and not by the shifting and duplicitous ambitions of unscrupulous and/or weak minded individuals or groups. Civilization is a conceptual construct used to organize individual and collective needs and efforts. Consequently, the quality of the concepts are of the utmost importance, hence the requirement of verifiable wisdom.

The next pivotal need is to focus on the state of the individual. Once again, the Doctrine of Two Spirits is the best existing guidepost for this. The well being and intelligence of the individual is of great importance to the quality and success of the whole civilization. When every individual is as educated and wise as a sage and there is no longer any need to compete for the basics of life, there will be little if any need for coercive and punitive systems and strictures.

We have all been told that knowledge is power, but that is only partially correct. Wisdom is power and knowledge is the path to wisdom. Likewise, there is no truth without discernment and no wisdom without the truth. Consequently, the knowledge base of humanity must be cleansed of fallacy and made freely and efficiently available to all. Accordingly, the wisdom of the true nature of life in this universe and other wisdom that flows from it must be clearly enumerated and also made freely and efficiently available to all.

The current methods of restricting certain knowledge based on money and greed only guarantees the power of the greediest among us while causing ignorance and its negative side effects to persist. Likewise, the deceptions and delusions of religion must become a thing of the past. Religion is nothing more than the confounding of truth and wisdom for the benefit of the most deluded and deceptive among us. Only fools would want to continue living in a world where ignorance is imposed and supported on such a grand scale. We have millennia of terrible proof of the effects of this path of folly and error. Anyone truly seeking paradise and to live by the desires of the Creator will forever turn away from such foolishness. Likewise, to incorporate demonstrable ignorance, delusion, and blatant deception as a pillar of civilization and governance only results in a never ending cycle of struggle, despair, and blatant evil.

The time is long overdue for the removal of ignorance and the establishment of a true human paradise based on verifiable wisdom.

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