Positive Change Begins in your Hearts
Take the time to read "NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT" FROM WIKI
Another great information sharing site for sustainability is APPROPEDIA kind of similer to wiki
LETS START WITH DEFINING MONEY, WHAT IS MONEY?
Money is was supposed to be a transitional tool to move us out of a scarce environment, Most money today is created out of Debt, and used to Control and Enslave the population into a limited, restricted, and confined Reality. Money is a Shared Collective Illusionary medium of exchange used for barter and trade, but the time has come for us to move and grow beyond the use of Money. With all Currencies they are just ideas. Ideas that are powerful and can sway a population from one direction to another direction. Money is also used for corruption, in all aspects of society. People think money has value because they share those collective beliefs with everyone else, but if people had advanced technologies to help provide their basic needs and possibly desires, there wouldn't be a use for money.
Will there be Money in our Future?
The Real Answer is NO, one way or another, there will not be Money in our future. We would either destroy ourselves from our own selfish, and greedy attitudes or we would have evolved beyond the use of Money.
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The Major Difference between a Monetary system and A Resource Based Economy,
A resource based economy is by no means perfect but neither is this monetary system we are currently in. The thing that attracts me the most to the idea of a resource-based economy is the fact that everyone on this planet would have housing and food, the basics of which every person on this planet should have. Somehow we have enslaved ourselves to a life of work, food, watch TV and sleep and rinse and repeat. That is the ones on this planet that are lucky enough to have work and the ones that are lucky enough to have been born in a country where there is work, food and TV. The fact that you need to be lucky where you are born is just ridiculous to say the least.
A Monetary system is designed to fail, and is always corrupted and manipulated to keep people in fear and scarcity. To make us consume more of the planets resources way over than we should have.
A major theme of Fresco's is the concept of a resource-based economy that replaces the need for the scarcity-oriented monetary economy we have now. Fresco argues that the world is rich in natural resources and energy and that —with modern technology and judicious efficiency— the needs of the global population can be met with abundance, while at the same time removing the current limitations of what is deemed possible due to notions of economic viability.
He gives this example to help explain the idea:
Fresco states that for this to work, all of the Earth's resources must be held as the common heritage of all people and not just a select few; and the practice of rationing resources through monetary methods is irrelevant and counter-productive to our survival.
What is a Resource BAsed Economy?
A Resource-Based Economy is a system in which all goods and services are available without the use of money, credits, barter or any other system of debt or servitude. All resources become the common heritage of all of the inhabitants, not just a select few. The premise upon which this system is based is that the Earth is abundant with plentiful resource; our practice of rationing resources through monetary methods is irrelevant and counter productive to our survival.
Modern society has access to highly advanced technology and can make available food, clothing, housing and medical care; update our educational system; and develop a limitless supply of renewable, non-contaminating energy. By supplying an efficiently designed economy, everyone can enjoy a very high standard of living with all of the amenities of a high technological society.
A resource-based economy would utilize existing resources from the land and sea, physical equipment, industrial plants, etc. to enhance the lives of the total population. In an economy based on resources rather than money, we could easily produce all of the necessities of life and provide a high standard of living for all.
Consider the following examples: At the beginning of World War II the US had a mere 600 or so first-class fighting aircraft. We rapidly overcame this short supply by turning out more than 90,000 planes a year. The question at the start of World War II was: Do we have enough funds to produce the required implements of war? The answer was No, we did not have enough money, nor did we have enough gold; but we did have more than enough resources. It was the available resources that enabled the US to achieve the high production and efficiency required to win the war. Unfortunately this is only considered in times of war.
In a resource-based economy all of the world's resources are held as the common heritage of all of Earth's people, thus eventually outgrowing the need for the artificial boundaries that separate people. This is the unifying imperative.
The Goal of a Resource Based Economy:
The goal or incentive for people will be to make each and everyone's lives more rich and enjoyable, comfortable, free, secured, and fun. It's for us to live in Harmony and balance with the planet without the fear, greed, corruption and control. We will also be making sure the Earth is at a total balance of health, while we care for our selves. We all must change the way we think, behave and see reality not by Avoiding reality and letting it go, because it just will come back to you. It is Our Responsibility to take care of our own home our own families and our selves, this goal can be reached but not without the whole world cooperating on a massive scale, which does seem difficult but is very possible. To say there is a goal is saying there is an End point, but As in all systems, they are always in a state of evolution and change. There is no such thing as Utopia, but it is possible to create life to improvement as much as possible. We all have a part to do and life should never be about a struggle for Survival.
The True Goal of any New economic system is to improve and enhance the lives of people. We can no longer live in a system that hinders on the profiting off of our children's future. The Incentive for people would be to better themselves in anything they wish to do or try. Without the Need of Money, Creativity would flourish and expand like nothing we would ever see today. With people striving for a better living standard and better knowlegde while having access to all the basic neccessities, then they could focus more on their spiritual teachings or meditations if they may choose. Understanding Freedom would be our main focus, and help to keep increasing the amount of freedom each individual can achieve. The Fear of Social Change is always a huge problem. Anything that relates to something new or out of the basic Norm, is a scary thing. It's because people are afraid of trying a new system or testing something different. If you think that a RBE will never happen and do nothing, then nothing will change. It will take a Global Shift in Values and Perspective to how we run our lives, how resources are distributed and how we are allowed to participate in any kind of change. For now the Ones in Power don't want to give up that power, and will do everything to control the people and gain more power. My Response to that, is their power is only an illusion and will crumble in the face of truth, also as the mass human population begins to take back it's responsibility to them selves, to Earth and their own power as an individual and collective. The Revolution won't be in the Trenches with guns, ammo and bows, but will be faught with the hearts, and minds of the Youth around the world. The Real Revolution is the Revolution of Ideas. Nothing WILL stop OR GET IN THE WAY OF the RISING OF THE HUMAN SPIRIT.
SO WHAT ABOUT INCENTIVE?
We have been brought up to believe people are inspired by rewards or money.
The free-enterprise system does create incentive to achieve, however it also breeds the incentive for corruption, theft, and greed. Our aim is to encourage a new incentive system, one no longer directed toward the shallow and self-centered goals of wealth, property, and power. Today, financial barriers place enormous limitations on innovation, individual creativity, and personal incentive. In The Venus Project, money would not be required to help one achieve or create, as facilities would be made available to serve everyone's needs.
I worry about people whose main motivation is money. For instance, if this is the motivation of a doctor instead of the desire to solve problems in the field of medicine and health and enhance people's lives, to many others, and me the services are not very trustworthy. It is a tremendous myth perpetrated on people in a monetary system that people are mostly motivated by money to achieve and produce. I could give you endless examples of people who fought, studied, created, and excelled without the allure of money as a reward, there are much more meaningful rewards than that. It depends on the value system that one is given and the culture that one is raised in that reinforces what is meant by a reward.
In essence all of the people we have admired in the past, Michael Angelo, da Vinci, Bell, the Wright Brothers, Darwin, and many others worked because they were interested in problem solving, not financial gain. This in some cases was a by-product. Usually money-oriented people become business men, or stock brokers; they are rarely creative. I have always felt threatened by people whose sole motivation is financial gain. On islands in the South Pacific, people had more than enough resources. Although banana, coconuts, fish and breadfruit were abundant, the natives worked continuously building navigation equipment, canoes, huts, and weaved cloth. Although no money was used, their incentive improved their standard of living.
In the early days in America a man and wife could build a log cabin in several months. Today it takes 30 years or so to pay off a house with the additional funds to bankers and others that actually have nothing to do with the building of the house.
If you examine your statements carefully of people who have access to all the necessities of life you will find that many wealthy people do not eat 25 meals a day even though they have access to it and they do not stuff their environment with hundreds of musical instruments and accumulate hundreds of cars. It is not the availability of resources that is disturbing to people, it is the lack of resources that is responsible for most crimes, embezzlement, deception of all kinds, etc.
Consider this when few nations control most of the worlds resources and exploit other nations with their positions of differential advantage.
All of the technical staff and everyone else will have access to a very high standard of living; the incentive, which will propel people, is the end of war, territorial disputes, economic hardship, debt, and the basis for most crimes as they will all be eliminated. In this new society as proposed by The Venus Project, the environment in which people are raised and educated will be based upon the fundamental principles of science and the comprehensive knowledge of the interrelationship between people and the environment, which sustains all life.
To Understand a RBE: First we must begin in the Minds of Billions of people. We need a shift in Consciousness that must take place before we can ever be in a more free society. Any System is emergant, shifts and changes over a period of time, some of those changes can be dramatic and some can be subtle and not noticable.
Whether you like to follow Peter Joseph and are part of the Zeitgeist Movement or not, what is important here is to see the Problem that Lies within the current Structure of Business, Finance, and Banking. Everything deals with a Medium of Exchange, everything deals with someone giving their time, effort and Hard Work to Obtain a certain standard of Living.
In some cases, people use the system to Gamble in a Giant Casino to make more money on "Wall Street" Which Basicly the money it's self is "CREATED OUT OF THIN AIR" 1 either through paper creation or adding 000's on a computer screen. Which brings us to a System that people are controlled by Debt and that Debt is owed by Countries.
IT TERMS IT'S A HUGE PANSI SCHEME
Moving on to how we think today on material possessions, believing that if we just obtain a large amount of goods, we believe it's going to make us happy, but later on we learn that it doesn't. What material Things we Own really Owns us, because it is an invisible chain around our neck that we must carry or take something with us where ever we go. So what really does brings happiness to our society? What brings Joy to people? "FREEDOM" AND "ABUNDANCE"
For now we don't have any of those, we are trapped in this sytem, no matter how much we have already obtained over the years, this game we play is just that, One Big Giant Game to take more possessions from one another, take from our planet and abuse our material desires.
Other people love the system because they can be in a position of power and can control the masses, through television, entertainment, consumption, religion and disinformation.
So A Resource Base Economy is basicly living in a Sustainable life style where you the person has the responsibility of your self and the community worldwide. Where Science, and Technology are used to solve current problems, to eliminate the current need for hard labor, to eliminate the current need for Survival, to eliminate the current need for endless profitable wars, to eliminate pain, struggle and suffering. We base our lives on Faith on a constant basis but we don't focus on using the Scientific Method at arriving to hard nose Conclussions.
A RBE focuses on the "CARING" capacity of the Planet and all life on it, at the same time allowng the Life Style of each Inhabitant to be Enhanced on a Contnuing basis.
This isn't some Socialism, Communism, Fascism or any other Ism that people tend to use, because basicly all those ism's do not focus on the Well being of our planet and human beings. All those Ism's are dealt with using Money/currency or a medium of exchange. Some people would like to use the Free Market with a Gold backed Currency but that is only a STEPPING STONE TO MOVING BEYOND MONEY AND "WILL NOT SOLVE THE GREATEST OF OUR PROBLEMS"
UNEMPLOYMENT: ofcourse is extremely on the Rise, the number is growing larger and larger. Why? because the Jobs that are created today, are only created within the Sysem, meaning Fast Food Jobs, Military Jobs, Retail Jobs etc.. There are not any Jobs for people that are worth their time that are contributing to the betterment of Society. In A RBE, there still will be Work but not in a way that is Forcing people to do something. People would want to do something and volunteer for a greator cause because it gives them a sense of being part of something bigger than they are. ROBOTS AND MACHINES are advancing at an incredible rate, and as we see many of the manufacturing jobs they are being taken by none other than robots. Service sector Jobs are also becoming more automated as you are reading and or listening to this. It won't be long before Machines and Robots can do just about everything can think of. It won't be long until the Human Work Force is no longer needed. That should bring a huge Concern to the people who uphold the Established economic system.
AUTOMATION: is the use of control systems and information technologies to reduce the need for human work in the production of goods and services. In the scope of industrialization, automation is a step beyond mechanization. Whereas mechanization provided human operators with machinery to assist them with the muscular requirements of work, automation greatly decreases the need for human sensory and mental requirements as well. Automation plays an increasingly important role in the world economy and in daily experience.
Automation has had a notable impact in a wide range of industries beyond manufacturing (where it began). Once-ubiquitous telephone operators have been replaced largely by automated telephone switchboards and answering machines. Medical processes such as primary screening in electrocardiography or radiography and laboratory analysis of human genes, sera, cells, and tissues are carried out at much greater speed and accuracy by automated systems. Automated teller machines have reduced the need for bank visits to obtain cash and carry out transactions. In general, automation has been responsible for the shift in the world economy from industrial jobs to service jobs in the 20th and 21st centuries.
SLAVERY: is a system under which people are treated as property and are forced to work. Slaves can be held against their will from the time of their capture, purchase or birth, and deprived of the right to leave, to refuse to work, or to demand compensation. Slavery predates written records, has existed in many cultures and in some historical situations it has been legal for owners to kill slaves.
The number of slaves today remains as high as 12 million to 27 million, though this is probably the smallest proportion of the world's population in history. Most are debt slaves, largely in South Asia, who are under debt bondage incurred by lenders, sometimes even for generations. Human trafficking is primarily for prostituting women and children into sex industries.
MACINES SLAVERY VS HUMAN SLAVERY:
One big Difference between Machines and Human Beings are Emotions, and Humans fear Death, Robots do not. No matter how Television or Hollywood tries to show how much alive robots can be, it doesn't mean Robots will be violent, and destructive. It doesn't mean they will in real life take over the world. If and When the time comes when Robots are at a point when they start demanding rights and freedoms, then we as a speices must discuss together on this event. Our own Creation becoming Conscious, is it really possible? Yes because anything is possible, but if we look at slavery and how human beings have been enslaved either by a Government, Banks, Material Possessions or even their Mind, it is because they have the BELIEF THAT THEY ARE ENSLAVED AND GIVE THEIR POWER TO THE CONTROLLERS OF THIS WORLD. If we had an Android like DATA from Star Trek we could get alot of things done.
DATA ofcourse on the show is an Unique peice of Artificial Intelligence, and although he follows orders from Jon Luc Picard, does that make him a slave? or Does DATA perform those tasks because he loves what he does, and being part of a Federation.
An episode called The Measure of a Man, is highly recommended for anyone who would like to see that. In our case "Reality" Machines are not that much sophisticated to that point of Self awareness, and hense are only workers for the Human Species. Human Life is different from machines, even though we see each other walking around as Biological machines, doesn't mean we are not Self aware and Spiritual. The Truth is we are Consciousness , Energy, and Love. We are more than our Biological bodies. So is it wrong to force machines to work for us? No it isn't, and it is not Slavery.
POWER AND CONTROL:
In a RBE, Laws will be passed to make sure no one group or person has more power and control over others using any kind of manipulation and deception. Ofcourse when everything is provided to everyone without a price tag, then everyone is on the same playing feild. To put it quite simple no one has any Power or Control unless the people give up their power to another group or Person for their consent. The more a public is misinformed and dumbed down the more power another group can obtain, if it knows what they or him/her is doing.
PEOPLE WHO ENFORCE LAWS: Police forces today, only do one thing, they protect the established Monetary System, they uphold the existing laws and are at times above the Law it's self. Even though these people wear Costumes, carry a badge, and gun, doesn't give them any power over another, only gives them authority to uphold the Law, but if the Law isn't in the best interests of the People and those Laws are broken then the People/ or Citizens have every right to take that Responsibility for themselves to make sure those who uphold the Law, obey the Law. If the People do not Take that Responsibility than they deserve what is given to them.
Most Laws created today are only to control the People and not made to keep them safe and secure. So in a RBE Laws will be different, and will be focused on Universal and Natural Laws instead of the Restrictions we have today as Individuals.
a Famous quote: “Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.”
TRANSPARENCY: Something that is not talked about too much, but it is highly important. We cannot live in a world where certain individuals are holding secrets away from the people. Every person has a right to know what another is up to, whether people like that or not. With the advent of the Internet and it's evolution, we are seeing that anyone can get inside a person's computer and learn everything about them. All information in a RBE should and will be open, Transparent and available to everybody. I mean imagine one day we are all capable of reading each other's minds? How will you react when your neighbors knows what your up to?
It is extremely possible that is where we are going,, now where there be a Thought Police? I don't know, but i believe someone already nailed this.
“The very word 'secrecy' is repugnant in a free and open society; and we are as a people inherently and historically opposed to secret societies, to secret oaths, and to secret proceedings.” John F. Kennedy
SCIENTIFIC METHOD: refers to a body of techniques for investigating phenomena, acquiring new knowledge, or correcting and integrating previous knowledge. To be termed scientific, a method of inquiry must be based on gathering observable, empirical and measurable evidence subject to specific principles of reasoning. The Oxford English Dictionary says that scientific method is: "a method of procedure that has characterized natural science since the 17th century, consisting in systematic observation, measurement, and experiment, and the formulation, testing, and modification of hypotheses."
Although procedures vary from one field of inquiry to another, identifiable features distinguish scientific inquiry from other methods of obtaining knowledge. Scientific researchers propose hypotheses as explanations of phenomena, and design experimental studies to test these hypotheses. These steps must be repeatable, to predict future results. Theories that encompass wider domains of inquiry may bind many independently derived hypotheses together in a coherent, supportive structure. Theories, in turn, may help form new hypotheses or place groups of hypotheses into context.
Scientific inquiry is generally intended to be as objective as possible, to reduce biased interpretations of results. Another basic expectation is to document, archive and share all data and methodology so they are available for careful scrutiny by other scientists, giving them the opportunity to verify results by attempting to reproduce them. This practice, called full disclosure, also allows statistical measures of the reliability of these data to be established.
TRUE DEMOCRATIC PROCESS:
How will we as a people vote for projects? For now the best Democracy is the Internet, so in a RBE people will be able to vote for anything that gets done in their local community as well as in their country or state. Everybody will have a say in things, which doesn't matter what the person's RAce, color, creed, or Religion is. Everything will be done for the Upliftment of individuals and people who believe in the Protection of Life and the Environment. If Someone doesn't want to vote for something then no one is going to force them to, that Individual has every right to Participate or not to Participate.
"The one pervading evil of democracy is the tyranny of the majority, or rather of that party, not always the majority, that succeeds, by force or fraud, in carrying elections”
NATURAL RESOURCE ECONOMICS:
deals with the supply, demand, and allocation of the Earth's natural resources. One main objective of natural resource economics is to better understand the role of natural resources in the economy in order to develop more sustainable methods of managing those resources to ensure their availability to future generations. Resource economists study interactions between economic and natural systems, with the goal of developing a sustainable and efficient economy. (Wiki)
PEOPLE WHO SAY THIS IS COMMUNISM:
is a sociopolitical movement that aims for a classless and stateless society structured upon common ownership of the means of production, free access to articles of consumption, and the end of wage labour and private property in the means of production and real estate.
In Marxist theory, communism is a specific stage of historical development that inevitably emerges from the development of the productive forces that leads to a superabundance of material wealth, allowing for distribution based on need and social relations based on freely-associated individuals. The exact definition of communism varies, and it is often mistakenly, in general political discourse, used interchangeably with socialism; however, Marxist theory contends that socialism is just a transitional stage on the road to communism. Leninists revised this theory by introducing the notion of a vanguard party to lead the proletarian revolution and to hold all political power after the revolution, 'in the name of the workers' and supposedly with worker participation, in a transitional stage between capitalism and socialism.
Communists such as council communists and non-Marxist libertarian communists and anarcho-communists, as well as some Marxist-Leninists who have progressively abandoned many of the basic assumptions of Leninism, oppose the idea of a vanguard party and a transition stage, and advocate for the construction of full communism to begin immediately upon the abolition of capitalism. There is a very wide range of theories amongst those particular communists in regards to how to build the types of institutions that would replace the various economic engines (such as food distribution, education, and hospitals) as they exist under capitalist systems — or even whether to do so at all. Some of these communists have specific plans for the types of administrative bodies that would replace the current ones, while always qualifying that these bodies would be decentralised and worker-owned, just as they currently are within the activist movements themselves. Others have no concrete set of post-revolutionary blueprints at all, claiming instead that they simply trust that the world's workers and poor will figure out proper modes of distribution and wide-scale production, and also coordination, entirely on their own, without the need for any structured "replacements" for capitalist state-based control.
1. Abolition of property in land and application of all rents of land to public purposes.
Property rights generally boil down to the ability to deny other people access and control of your property. So while this "right" will go away, it will be replaced by the inalienable right of "access" to property. Since no one owns it, it is accessible to you and everyone.
2. A heavy progressive or graduated income tax
No taxes or money in an RBE.
3. Abolition of all rights of inheritance
As it pertains to property, resources and durable assets, no one owns them, no one can own them, everyone can have reasonable access to them.
4. Confiscation of property of all emigrants and rebels.
In an RBE, property, once liberated, is not confiscated as there is no where to confiscate it to, meaning no one takes control of it.
5. Centralization of the means of communication and transport in the hands of the state.
There is no state in an RBE. Transportation and communication is accessible by all.
6.Centralization of credit in the banks of the state, by means of a National bank with state capital and an exclusive monopoly.
There is no banks in an RBE as there is no money.
7. Extension of factories and instruments of production owned by the state; the bringing into cultivation of waste lands, and the improvement of the soil generally in accordance with a common plan.
No state, no ownership of the instruments of production. Technical problems like the cultivation of waste lands and improvement of soil will be dealt with by temporary, spontaneously arising multi-disciplinary teams
8. Equal obligation of all to work. Establishment of industrial armies especially for agriculture.
There is no obligation to work. You choose the work you do and the amount you do.
9. Combination of agriculture and manufacturing industries; gradual abolition of all the distinction between town and country by a more equitable distribution of the populace over the country.
Focus more on technical and engineering solutions than sheer agriculture and manufacturing. Distinction of towns, cities and nations will fade not because of forced equitable population distribution as there will be none, but because of irrelevance.
10. Free education for all children in public schools. Abolition of th children's factory labour in its present form. Combination of education with industrial production, etc.
Knowledge will be made freely available. All information in society will be transparent. Education will be tailored to meet the children's interests not society's perceived interest. The idea being that given the opportunity to excel in the areas that they have a proclivity for, this type of learning will benefit society more than if learning was standardized and directed.
PEOPLE WHO SAY THIS WILL NEVER HAPPEN:
If we sit around and do nothing then of course we will never see a RBE, but if we stand strong together with our hearts, and Minds, we can literly make this world into the second Garden of Eden, but it's going to take alot of hard work, sweat and tears. Sadly people will have to Suffer greatly until we learn our lesson and the Truth, that our Planet is the most sacred home we have that must be taken care of at all costs, and all sacrifices. So What we want to do is bring this Awareness to as many people as possible. Allow them to learn the information to grow and find new ways at solving their problems, Sharing resources from food/water, energy/fuel, healthcare, education, transportation, housing, and clothing etc... with as many people as possible.
“If you can change the way people think, the way they see themselves, the way they see the world. If you can do that, you can change the way people live their lives. And that's the only lasting thing you can create.”Chuck Palahniuk
COMPLETE SUMMERY: An RBE consists of following a way of thinking to the caring capacity of planet earth, by seeing all life as precious and important. Manageing the Earth's resources in a more controlled, systematic approach to ration resources in given areas in each community to provide an abundance for each inhabitant living and breathing, focusing on eliminating the need for survival, work, money, force, power and control. To allow the Health and Well being of each individual to flourish and grow. By focusing on Sustainability and Responsibility as it's cornerstone for all people's lifestyle and As in time, a RBE will be phased out of exietence and something new would come in to replace it. It's not going to be perfect, but as in all systems, there still will be problems to solve, new discoveries to make, and new goals to achieve.
"You Must Be the Change you wish to see in the World"
Last updated by Aaron Jan 19.