life's a storm.
i'm outside. it's raining. a warm rain.
the water. the water is life.
i'm flowing though the river.
merging. diving. rising.
back and forth with the waves.
money and value
oh how do you
We are living in the world that we think collectively has the highest value. We choose to do x y and z. It is what is valuable to us! So let’s think about why. Why do we think suffering is valuable? What do we have to learn?
The ‘invisible hand’ touted by economist Adam Smith was accurate at the time as the force of the economic system was unconscious and under the radar. Now our value system is brought into the light. It is a hand that we can control. It is obvious that we collectively pick our value and current state.
Citizens' Council: “Reevaluating Value”
It seems that ever since the first humans began to congregate together, an objective sense of value has been needed to cultivate civilization, encourage trade, and to advance society further into the great unknown; but this placement of value has not come without a price. Along with the numerous achievements and relative advancements along our journey, we have encountered many challenges and continuous pitfalls. Through the placement our own subjectively objective sense of value we have forgotten our brothers and sisters in ghettos across the world in place of luxuries in the moment. Even though many starve and suffer violent deaths at the hands of cruelty and indifference, we have the capacity for compassion. Even though we live in a world where the dichotomy of yacht clubs and abject poverty can exist only miles apart, we can change.
Now is the time for the Citizens’ Council to establish a sense of value that can, and will, benefit us all. In order to escape the cyclic nature of history, we must learn and evolve from those that came before. The central tenant of economics is to find a means to combat scarcity, so how can there be a system set in place to eliminate the certain struggles that we all face, to promote life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness? I can tell you now; these are currently not the main focus. Money for money makes us all poor in the same sense that an eye for an eye blinds us all.
It is of the opinion of the Citizens’ Council that the government, currently, is simply a monopolization of power continually consolidating, as well as oppressing, with no legitimate authority. This authority comes from us all, this value comes from us all! The economic freedom to life and the economic freedom of having a choice are imperative. Without these central ideals, we are all simply disposable cogs in a machine; slaves to our real masters -- our own deluded sense of value.
what are you even doing?
why are you here?
no seriously, why are you alive?
because you’re awesome.
think about it, you change the world.
life is a game not a job.
everything at the same time is it all, how can you make it so small.
the derivative of time is now.
the imaginary derivative of time is energy.
quantizing infinity == math
you can't hide from the truth because the truth is all there is
believe that everything is okay
believe that everything is going your way
Such a fleeting vision this may be
Sought through the eye of tranquility
And why do I fear
When there’s nowhere but here?
And how can you know
What I haven’t forgotten?
And how can you show
What I will not see?
For all that will be has been as all that has been will be.
Reject the impossible.
Expand into N-Space.
Citizens Council: A proposal for “Leaderless leadership” r 1.4 October 22nd 2076
From the viewpoint of the Citizen’s council, the concept of a representative republic has lost legitimacy, especially with the current situation. Ever since issues were polarized as black or white, as one side against the other, our rights have been continuously stripped away and watered down by a small leadership minority. Looking back on history, the NSA mass surveillance revelations and the partisanship driven governmental shutdown of 2013 should be key precedents to what is now happening.
A proper and functioning modern-day governance must come through the people it represents, and through their direct input and organizing power. Through current technology and our own resurgence and implementation of an Internet, citizens can be directly represented though an almost ‘leaderless’ leadership hive mind.
Participation is mandatory and informed citizens, as well as access to open information, are imperative. This is a shared responsibility among us all. It elevates each and every one of us to a presidential position and yet we are all equal. The time of ‘protecting the minority from the majority’ has come and gone. We no longer need a minority in government specialized in political manipulation to tell us how to act and how to lead our lives. We have the power to lead ourselves.
We have come a long way since tyranny in the past, and we must not revert when faced with a serious threat. It is time to take responsibility. Terrorist organizations will never play by any set of rules, but this does not mean that we cannot uphold the fundamental principles of democracy, the rights of the individual, and equality for all. Power must be legitimized, and it is our duty to make it so. This power comes from each one of us, not from politicians, not from lines on a map, nor from an old piece of paper. Leading by example is never easy, especially in these troubling times, but in order to evolve as a species, it must be done.