The United States of America: World’s First Utopian Society
By Ewan Lillicii and Kelly Yvonne Zuniga
As we approach a world in which lack of faith in the government is reaching critical levels, I have a solution that takes care of the needs of every man, woman, and child in America. Does away with poverty, crime, and the necessary competition between people for employment, basic needs and lack in general. In short, I have an idea for the creation of Utopia. We can roll it out in about the time it takes to roll out a new auto line.
Face the fact. Change the Perspective on the Truth. Agree to It Forever.
The money system is a fraud. This is covered up by the fact that the Federal Reserve has a complex system for it. But that complex system does its own harm. The ups and downs we experience are a function of the complexity itself. We known that money is not backed by anything but “faith and credit” – and faith is a big part of it. In my article about the Gold Standard I explain why currency should never be viewed as an investment. Yet we as a society look at it as finite. Anything finite that has long-term demand will function as an investment. That’s a short-sighted mistake we o longer have the convenience of learning after the fact.
So be honest about it and fix the problems at the same time. People assemble and agree to the abstract notions of “laws”, of “democracy” and other things. Money is just one more abstract idea. So change your agreement to it with the others that you share it with.
Instead of making the money supply a reflection of a finite investment, make it a reflection of universal abundance. Money should be endless. Print what we need for everyone to have it. I mean literally SUPPLY EVERYONE A BASE AMOUNT OF MONEY EVERY SINGLE YEAR THAT IS ENOUGH TO SURVIVE, SAVE FOR A HOME, Etc. $25,000 is a nice number. Just like the system we have now, agree that it has value. But this time, we also agree that we do not want any more harm from our monetary system. No more precipitous drops. No more wild swings upward. Those conditions may still exist in the stock market for those who would like to make some profit. Yet they, like the IRS, will no longer exist for the currency. That will be managed by economists so that our economy can last forever. Right now bankers run the money and only banks seem to last forever.
No longer will people be concerned with how much others “take from the system” because the supply is limitless. Not only that, but now instead of a few hundred dollars a months to spend on groceries, the lower class will have a reasonably amount of purchasing power that they will spend in their community. It lifts the economy in all ways, everywhere.
A philosopher by the last name of Hegel wrote about the cycle of societies in an easy-to-understand format. Societies begin as Savage. Groups of people who would prefer not to be murdered on their way down the sidewalk join together and give up a few freedoms in exchange for safety and security. These agreements are laws. Over time, laws build up. When laws become so numerous that they become unmanageable or too specialized to serve the society they tend to create tyranny. Tyranny then becomes the new “savage” and, once overcome, the cycle repeats from a starting point of improved liberty.
As we approach the end of our latest cycle at the “Tyranny” checkpoint I would like to add something to this discussion. Tyranny can be overcome or it can be avoided. For it to be overcome it has to exist. I would rather it didn’t. This is a real possibility, but the harmless and convenient bypass of tyranny requires you to think a little hypothetically and academic.
First, think about the founding of this country. A group of citizens crossed the ocean and were forced to quickly create a new society. They started with an abundance of faith in each other. That faith was predicated on a set of Principles which they all shared. For instance, “approve when you can, accept when you can’t, do no harm as you do” is an example of a principle to live by. The Golden (and Silver) Rule is another. When a society first forms there is usually a strong motivation at work that supplies the common principles that bind the group.
Over time, that motivation is replaced by a lack of urgency and a sense of safety and calm. The principles are forgotten. Selfishness prioritizes itself and harm is introduced to the society. As people identify the harms they write laws to prevent them from happening in the future. It’s my opinion that the state of few laws and solid principles is the best place to be. The beginning and the end of the circle. It affords the most freedom with the most liberty when it is achieved. It gently demands that people practice good judgment based on emotional intelligence to avoid slipping back into the whirlpool to tyranny. Once a society is skilled at awareness the circular direction of improvement can become a dot. Stillness. Without practice, judgment becomes the dark symmetry of sociopathy. Ironically, sociopaths practice everything except emotional awareness-based judgment and recite their lines until shrill.
Now back to side-stepping tyranny… If we can agree that Principles are a preferable structure of behavior control to laws for an improving society (Hegel would seem to agree since his example is cyclical in nature.) then at some point in the cycle the society must reach a tipping point where it might be able to identify a situation of “too many laws” and seek to begin lessening them. Unfortunately, a society that would make too many laws is most likely not going to be good at lessening them either. One way or another we will lessen laws. In order to reach a new standard of liberty we must return to a higher expectation of trust and lower enforcement of behavior. It’s not optional. The only question is whether this will occur due to the breakdown of our government and a urgent restructuring or because we identify the issue ad choose to take action first to sidestep the clarification of Tyranny.
My solution is review and expiration dates built into all laws that do not ensure civil rights or personal protections.
This solution solves many issues at once. First, as the law expiration approaches a review process would be set in motion. Just as in project management, data would be collected. The data will be analyzed to determine the effects and results of the law. If modification is required it would be readily apparent during this process. If the law is determined to be needed it can be extended. If it seems to have outlived its usefulness it can be allowed to expire. This ensures that all of our laws continue to hold relevance in the future and do not contribute to a collection of paradoxically-opposed splinters that turn the wonderful Justice System into the somewhat unjust Legal System at an increasing pace.
Second, it gives Congressmen something to do. Instead of forever seeking to get tougher on crime or start a war someplace (or eagerly create new laws) in order to gain exposure for their re-election they can serve the public good by interacting with their constituents during the review process. The gathering of public opinion on rules that govern the public will help renew a sense of representation in the eyes of the public. In this way, lawmakers will evolve into representatives again or risk replacement.
Lastly, it will return society to a place of calm. As rules continue to collect and form a junkyard in our courtrooms the public grows nervous. After all, when you have too many laws they tend to contradict each other. That means that whichever way you step you’re crossing the line of one law or another. That kind of situation is a juicy temptation for those who love tyranny. They can put you in jail for just about anything you do!
The associated geometrical reflection within the individual is an expansion of thought process from a competitive matrix of confrontational problem drill-down to a singular shade model of solution selection. Awareness that everything is possible in every number of ways. The solution presents itself as the single shade of possibilities that connects with your judgment and reflects as an associated answer to the other interests involved. The “Tyranny Two-step” essentially evolves to “Freestyle”.
Clean Up the Mess
Just one more thing. The paradoxical tesseract of social order that has been steadily flipping the American law and justice systems inside-out into a police state and legal system is also occurring in reflection within the population. We are surrounded every second of the waking day by paradox metaphors. “My way or the highway” situations.
• Either buy your tickets now or they will be sold out.
• Get a college education or you won’t stand a chance at making money.
• Wear some new pair of jeans or you aren’t cool.
• Follow the usual structure for your script or a reader studio won’t read past the first few pages.
• If she doesn’t call today when I need her she is most definitely a bitch.
• If you don’t see things the way I do you must be wrong.
• If we bomb them we will establish peace.
• He’s symmetrically handsome and he’s got money so he’s better.
• One out of five dentists doesn’t speak out against fluoride so brush it on and pray.
If you’re home reading a magazine with the TV on you might be swarmed by paradox dozens of times an hour setting up demanding time limits, detailing why you’d better not miss that thing, or sympathetically informing you that because you missed that thing you are now that guy. An onslaught of attempts at emotional manipulation. Which doesn’t sound bad. Except that emotions are what drive our most focused behavior. If you wear yourself out chasing answers to empty-headed questions it can be painful financially, physically, or just in mental grief.
You resist the painful chase by denying the emotional hint. Breakdown of judgment begins as you rely on logic and rehearsal instead. Sociopathic. Improvisational judgment becomes problematic. Leadership ability fades. Our society reinforces a cookie-cutter technique to success in most things. That’s ok if management models respect the other half of the equation. Artistic judgment informed by logic and memory is the true structure of leadership. In the long run, intention to cultivate a feeling of whole-sensory thinking is best for healthy growth.
As you can see, there are very few downsides to this way of thinking and acting. Unless you are afraid of other people