Sunday, May 6, 2012

Solve the worlds problems - occupy movement wall street and zeitgeist movement

How society can change for the better.
By EduBoris (educational blog by Boris)

There are fundamental aspects to society that benefit everyone, those are productivity without violence toward humans and other animals (as well as plant and natural life and even non living things like water ways).
To solve any problem we must break it down, piece by piece and this will help us digest it, think of better solution and find a way to arrive at this solution safely.[1]

After following the Zeitgeist films, joining the zeitgeist movement which advocates a resource based economy I also noticed what was predicted which is now known as the occupy movement. Started as Occupy wall street spread virally to the rest of US and other major cities and major developed countries.
The problems become clearer with this movement, they really show the problems many already saw a while ago but now we can tell we are not alone, there's many people seeing these problems as real and need solving.
There have not been many great solutions though, I would have to say as much as I love the zeitgeist solutions they are very unrealistic to implement over night and will not be solved as fast as presented,

So I started thinking a little, and here is what I came up with.

Let's go to the problems of our society and see what can be fixed, all while strengthening what we want from (and give to) our society.

What do we want?
Aside from the obvious things like freedom, food, water, shelter[2] we also want purpose and when people can't get jobs they have no purpose.
So let's make this a better place and find a way we can all live together, because our species is dependent on each other for survival like any tribal animals (if there ever was any)

What are the problems?
It's pretty clear once we start looking where the problems are if we can implement some solutions toward eliminating them.

Prisons: should be eliminated, or ideally, converted to study centers which will consist of psychologists, scientists and violent criminals (secured from hurting anyone else) - this is important because the current system is simply not working, and is wrong on so many levels.

Wall Street: as we can see from the huge public outcry about wall street executives earning too much money, and companies being treated as people with no moral responsibilities. I think the answer might be shocking at first but is really interesting; get rid of corporations and companies.
Companies are no longer existing we can focus on human efforts. Organizations will still exist but they will always have to remain non-profit and educations with research and development.

This is where ti gets really interesting, if you follow my train of thought from above you can probably understand where this is going. We are getting to a system that uses minimal monetary exchange to reward efforts and efficiencies (although it's probably going to remain unlike the RBE system[3])

Some of you might be wondering where do 'things' come from? as you read above the non-profits and educational institutions such as universities that already produce great research in many areas. They research can be continued into development and actually produce quality products, as opposed to the current present day option which is producing sufficient quality but working yet useful products, which often deteriorate after the warranty is void because of the cyclical nature of the current stock-exchange monetary system.

Some might also be wondering why I decided to focus on universities? while currently they are really turning into a profit machine for their investors (similar to any company in the modern age) their history and even current research facilities provide unprecedented work. We can see this happening over and over, great things come out of universities, well this is why I think we need to keep people there AND bring people there. All education will be provided free of charge just like we already do with high schools. In fact this is another section of where the money will come from the currently rich, straight into schools. Not only universities need funding, we really need to start rewarding great teachers that mold our younger generation's mind, souls, hearts and brains.

Tax: the only real tax needed is for the very wealthy to pay right into the educational institutions. Really there is no need for any other government roles outside of educational funding, so this way we can eliminate governments to a point where it is virtually non-existent. We need to realize that education is really everything for any young mind.

For example; I have been following the drug wars we wage, and North America is amazing at these wars. But they are really fighting a loosing battle. We must take a step back and think about the problem, We have made a selection of substances illegal and criminal to posses, use, transport, buy/sell etc.

so what really happened is the black market is open for business and trading like the stock market. Billions if not Trillions of dollars are flowing everyday (similar to the stock market) for these drugs. so clearly there's a demand, but why is this demand there? some of the drugs are actually useful and not considered addictive (such as pot) other's are very damaging and we see the poverty stricken areas hit hard by the drug use (such as cocaine/crack and heroin/pharmaceuticals).

Does an educated person take addictive drugs? most likely not because they have been educated about the substance and seen examples of how this drug is damaging. Watch one documentary on heroin addicts and you will never do this drug in your life. I know this because this is all I had to watch to make my decision final on this substance. I didn't need some campaign 'say no to drugs' because it's too general and not informative. no education is involved you are simply told what to do. and no-one likes to be told what to do. we want to arrive at our own conclusions. I think this is human nature.l

So now there's more topics which I follow closely such as copyrights and intellectual properties. This is again to be simply abolished in place we will have the creative commons share-a-like license automatically applied to everything, by anyone, anywhere. We have technologies of internet that will help us solve all the issues together no matter how far we are from each other. all the way across the world or across the street, we communicate with wireless high speed internet and crowd-source solutions to everything.

some of these issues could include food, for example we can all grow a small amount of certain vegetables in every house and produce enough to save us a lot of money, maybe some neighbors who are able to grow more will sell it locally at a small fraction of the cost it would take a farmer to grow, then a trucker to drive, then a store clerk to sort, then a cashier to charge then you to drive this already few days if not weeks old product which lost most of it's nutrients, was most likely not made organically or responsibly (again the companies simply don't care).

Another example can be the energy crisis. Of course we are running out of oil but we also use a lot of coal and nuclear which is clearly problematic solutions. on the other hand we can place wind turbines in many paces and we can place solar panels on every roof. now you reduce the energy you consume from the grid while also provide your excess energy back into the grad (earning you money) because money should be an efficiency method and in many cases it can and it will be once we close down some of those multi national companies that are really problematic. (the corporation - great documentary, discusses how bad they behave and it really isn't 'a few bad apples' but the majority if not all corporations)

There are really solutions to everything if we put our heads to gather and try to solve in the best possible way. I certainly don't have all the answers but I am certain we can arrive at those answers and solve the worlds problems one step at a time.

So I really hope this message spreads, of course I hope to have some kind of credit but none of it needs to be given to me because my knowledge comes from the various sources on the internet that I used to study all the above mentioned issues and even most of the solution were already provided there. I will try to link to more informational videos and documents to help others discover this for them selves. please share the message.

1. This is how I work when I program and it's how it works in this scenario which is very well.
2. we see that shelters are taken away from people by banks when houses are foreclosed on, this is not right and another problem that can be fixed if broken down and solved
3. The reason for money still remaining as a means of exchange is probably because it's generally a good indicator of value, demand and supply of things that society decides they want or don't want. this is the true theory of free market, yet without actual companies that grow too large and have many faults. little regard to human or any kind of life as well as nature or the planet we live on.

Please comment your thoughts, ideas, criticism, etc

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