How can we create something that has never existed before?
What is really wrong with a centralized monopolist/totalitarianism command economy-based model, such as the WEF and its allies so actively promote? <---- # 1 .. they want to kill me. That's all I need to know.
My husband and I literally JUST said some of these same things this morning!! People are waking up from their stupors.
The question is whether the globalist totalitarians will tolerate Exit.
Great essay. I think I can boil it down to one sentence, "How do we stop corruption?" Corruption, sin, is at the heart of all that ails the West and the world in general. There have been plenty of decentralized societies in the past that flourished until corrupt men set about working to centralize their power an influence in their nation and the globe. This has happened over and over and over in the recorded history that we know of, and probably over and over and over for much longer. Decentralization is the natural state of Man and Society. Centralization and globalism in unnatural and requires force, and fraud, and lies, to achieve. Centralization requires that men let go of virtue and pursue vice. How do we stop corruption, centralization, and globalism? We teach Men to be Good. How do we teach me to be Good? We point them to Jesus Christ. We need Christian revival, and then we need courageous men to destroy every organization promoting globalism, centralization, and totalitarianism.
Hola Robert, this animation I made in April, 2020, explains horiz. governing in 7 minutes. I am the founder of a mostly latino, artist intentional community in Vilcabamba, Ecuador since 2012 (chambalabamba.org). We use horizontal governing here. Also, in Rojava, Syria 4.5 million people, and the Zapatistas in Chiapas, Mexico.
It also closes the door to "economic hitmen" who surreptitiously subvert, corrupt, and control governments thru their IMF loans and intimidation (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oilxI6Dgoy8&t=5s).
It is so great to read your article today because to make this happen we need to get the idea/option in the heads of the public first. The indigenous of Ecuador generally are horizontal in their communities and like this idea. I am hoping to make Ecuador the first country to do this. However, first the indigenous as a whole need to agree to make this their single demand, then the citizens of Ecuador might then become aware of horiz. governance because the mainstream media will not cover this.
Link to horizontal governance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wywMhg604W8 email@example.com
This is one of the most thoughtful essays on the challenge we face, globally as well as nationally. I like it’s historical shallow dive as well as the open-ended suggestions for forward movement. And I like that forward movement outside of the darker global “solution” advanced by WEF et al is being considered. I will share this and see what pops out in our teeny community. Thank you.
An excellent essay. I like that you are not presuming to have the answers to the questions that arise to propagate any potential solutions. Let's use the full potential of our brains to make a better, decentralized world for all.
I believe the disdain that Schwab and the WEF more broadly have for intellectual diversity is among the greatest impediments.
The value of intellectual or viewpoint diversity is in understanding that which is not yet understood by examining one’s own arguments and conclusions at a distance.
When introduced to alternative points of view, we become practiced at interrogating our own knowledge and assumptions and are able to see the same information through a different lens, which is essential to scientific and philosophical discoveries that drive social progress.
As Ayn Rand pointed out what seems like centuries ago now, the natural state of man is to be free. Free from coercion, violence & theft. Free to enjoy the fruits of his labor and investment. Unlike all other living things, man survives & thrives based on his ability to think -- to use his brain. It is only free men that are able to fully utilize their creative talents and sheer force of will to create that which did not exist before, acting in their own rational self-interests. Those who do not understand Rand will immediately point to evil business people, blah, blah, blah, while conveniently ignoring the fact that the only business people that get away with anything are ones that align themselves with the coercive force of government.
The American experiment, for the first time in human history, allowed a free people to run wild. And the resulting largesse has been the focus of the same motley crew of parasites that have plagued humans throughout their history. Let's call them for what they truly are: parasites & thieves. There is no "Chinese system". There are only brutal parasites & thieves, who, until the political & business leaders of the West gifted them with capital and the knowledge created by the largesse of free people, could not get out of their own ways if their lives depended on it. The solution to all of our "problems" is simple: honor the natural state of man. Reject the nanny state that has encroached into every square inch of our existence and all of its evil spawn. The failure to do so won't be some totalitarian monolith, but absolute collapse of all that our forefathers built. Parasites are dumb ... that's why they are parasites. If your survival skill is not thinking deeply, it's conning, manipulating, positioning and, yes, killing. Parasites can no more run a complex system that a golden retriever. Imagine trusting the local nuclear power station to the idiots in the Biden Administration. Now multiply that times 10 million.
Will we ever be rid of power-hungry parasites who wish to subjugate, steal and murder? Probably not. But we can minimize the impact of their dysfunctional behavior by understanding what our Founding Fathers did: the government is a necessary evil, at best. Minimizing it should be the goal of every US citizen who wants their children to enjoy the prosperity of a free citizenry.
This presupposes that the nature of man is inherently good when left to his own devices. I think we can see now, as in millennia past, this is not the case. When man understands that he has a Divine Creator and is held accountable… that he is not the highest authority unto himself, he more rightly sees himself in relationship to his fellow man. Right now we have women and men who see themselves as demigods. Our Representative Republic and Constitutional Law and Rights served us very well… until man rebelled against God and forgot that he is but dust.
I have been following Robert Breedlove who hosts a podcast called "What is Money?". He argues that the origin of most of our problems can be found in the corruption of our currency. The first step toward decentralization might be the wide adoption of a decentralized currency. The problem with fiat currency is that it is too difficult for us to resist the temptation to print more money, and that renders the currency to be an almost useless measure of value. We could go very far on a program toward decentralization by simply making Bitcoin an acceptable currency option everywhere.
Dr Malone, there is one critical factor that must be recognized to set the context for this important discussion: We are now past peak oil and there is nothing that can replace fossil fuels. By 2100, human civilization will have naturally devolved to localized regionalism, based on exploitation of local resources. Globalism of any kind, whether it is based on technology or religion will be impossible. I think that is a good thing. Let's focus on building cultures now that are place based and founded on morality and reverence for God and nature's gifts. The sooner we recognize the inevitable, the sooner we can begin to adapt without losing our souls.
We live on a finite planet. The only sustainable source of energy is our Sun. We are burning through the ancient fossilized biomass created by solar energy - oil and coal. Once that is gone, we will be left with the same sources of energy our ancestors had, mostly biomass and animal power.
Nuclear, photovoltaics, wind, hydropower and all the rest are only possible because we have diesel and coal to mine the minerals and make the steel and other materials to construct these alternative energy devices. When you start looking at EROI - Energy Returned on Energy Invested - you see how limited we are.
I am hopeful that in 100 years from now, we may be able to have the best of the 19th century technology with some enhancements from electricity where it can still be provided through micro-grids running on renewable biomass, with some solar PV and wind. I don't expect the Internet to be around. Radio could be though.
We would be in a lot better shape now if we had listened to those who urged us to conserve and consume less, but thanks to the greedy and the technocrats, we have created a culture of more, more, more. I suppose the tech-singularity people think that we have to have this massive energy blowout to support the technology development they want to achieve their ends. Like Evel Knievel they have poured on the gas to try to jump the Grand Canyon. They will fail and techno society will lie in a heap at the bottom, while the rest of us figure out how to move on.
Personally, I look to indigenous ways and groups like the Amish for guidance. We will need a lot more horses! Dr. Malone, take note!
Currently a group in Troon, Scotland, the Safe Network (SAFEnetforum.org), has been developing a decentralized internet system which is close to completion. The decentralized internet project could be a valuable asset as a project such as Dr. Malone envisions arises.
I'm afraid that at some point the world will witness some form of general collapse and first we have to brace ourselves for this.
Also quite a lot of people need tot "taste" a little bit more of totalitarianism so they open their eyes (programmable money, social score etc.) Some won't open their eyes but some will. And maybe we can reach a more critical mass.
When comes the general collapse, those (and I hope they are as numerous as possible) who will have already made a turn for a more human society will hopefully be prepared to create a more viable option for humanity than the centralized technocratic nonsense we are submitted to at the moment.
A great many thanks for all what you do.
All the best!
Matthieu Smyth professor at the university of Strasbourg (anthropology)
"In my experience, when the time is right for a new idea or technology, it will often arise independently in many places all over the world."
And you said this on the same day that I released this:
"Here, however, one sees a glimmer of hope: all of these problems are caused by technology, but we can choose to develop technology that decentralizes power rather than centralizing it. As an old German poet named Hölderlin put it: 'Where the danger is, there the saving power grows.'"
How funny. You're not wrong - it seems like this wave is rising everywhere.
Let us pause and ask an old and serious question: Is there really anything new under the sun? Human solutions to human problems have always failed. Godly solutions have always succeeded, until their Godliness ebbed and was replaced by the Godhead of Man. I believe that is where we have gotten to. Until we turn back to Him as the head of our government on this earth, we labor in vain.