A Case for a Type One Civilization: Part III

A Case for a Type One Civilization: Part III

How Would A Type One Civilization Based On Four Interlocked Pillars Of Direct Democracy, Representative Democracy, Meritocracy, and Technocracy Operate And Manifest Itself As A Physical System.

In part one we outlined how the mechanisms of our monetary-market System is fundamentally obsolete, inefficient, and missed managed; and is largely responsible for the failures of our civilization and the destruction of our the planet's biosphere. https://www.theodysseyonline.com/case-for-type-1-civilization

In part two we outlined that new mechanisms of a Type One civilization model would include structures of Direct Democracy, Representative Democracy, Meritocracy, and Technocracy. Forming a civilization that would actively restore the biosphere, form all of human civilization into self-sufficient and self sustainable communities, and organized and preserve the knowledge of human history to prevent mentalities of closed societies, the possibility of civilization collapse, and the unacceptability of a new dark age. https://www.theodysseyonline.com/case-for-type-one-civilization-part-ii

Part three we will examine how that four pillared Type One model would operate as a physical system.

In this work dealing with a proposed Type One civilization, we must first understand that this model is based off of a perspective of human history as a whole. We have evidence of human civilization existing prior to 13,000 years ago during the Late Inter-glacial Maximum; right before the Younger Dryas mass extinction. It is entirely plausible that civilization had to reboot following this cataclysmic period that caused the mass extinction; later resulting in the introduction of agriculture over the next thousand years, and human civilization as we popularly know it developed roughly 8000 years ago. It is therefore this point from which we must perceive from in order to correct the mistakes and errors made in this post mass extinction embodiment of human organized life. The monetary-market system is the resulting product of these errors and mistakes made in our embodiment of civilization over the last 12,000-10,000 years.

Second, we must realize that we have the ability to rapidly transform into a new model of civilization. As the shift from domestic production to war production during the world wars demonstrated, rapid mobilization of resources towards economic transformation is capable of being achieved within months; and the results of such transformation can be seen on mass industrial scales.

Now that we have our scale of perception outlined, we must examine the four components (or pillars as they're referred to) of the Type One civilization being presented: Direct Democracy, Representative Democracy, Meritocracy, and Technocracy. These four pillars have existed in the past as mere ideologies with multiple expressions and embodiments. As mentioned in Part II, these four systems interlock into the model of civilization as a checks and balances system. If we extrapolate how these pillars will become actualized, we can create a perspective of the Type One civilization.

First comes Direct Democracy, a horizontal power distribution that ensures every individual has the means and ability to participate within the civilization. It also provides what is called a Second Bill of Rights consisting of food, water, energy, infrastructure, knowledge, and productive abilities; everything needed for self sufficiency and sustainability. These two aspects of Direct Democracy are solidified in the founding document of the Type One civilization, the Declaration of Guardianship. This declaration legitimizes the direct democratic power distribution, the Second Bill of Rights, and the representation of the Biosphere as a whole and all living creatures as inherently protected under the Type One system; and that the human species affirms its guardianship of life. This is in an effort to reverse and rejuvenate the biosphere having been decimated in the 6th Great Mass extinction by the human species in the anthropocene era.

Next is the Representative Democracy, designed to ensure every community has representation on the world stage. This mechanism is facilitated through what is called the Congress of Cities. The Congress of Cities is a federalized structure that unifies representatives from every city, town, and settlement in a global congress that can discuss and cooperate on local concerns and global problems. The representative of each community is elected through the local community via the direct democratic system. The responsibilities of the Congress of Cities would be to organize and coordinate the Meritocratic and Technocratic systems.

The Meritocratic pillar of the Type One civilization is designed to maximize competent and effective leadership within all systems of the new civilization. It is an organized system designed to expand leaders into what the Ancient Greek Philosopher Plato called Philosopher Kings/Queens; leaders of such caliber that they put objective responsibility and accountability above subjective desires. This is manifested in all areas of the Type One civilization but particularly within the representative positions in the Congress of Cities and appointed positions within other areas of the civilization that requires merited skills.

The need for merited skills expands into the final pillar of the Type One model, Technocracy, via a Department system designed for uniting the professionals of the world. The technocratic connection of all the professional careers and skilled labors would become coordinated within their compartmentalized departments to maximize collective cooperation and the efficiency of autonomous means to produce work. Departments of infrastructure, for example, will focus on the massive projects of creating new advanced infrastructures like communication and transportation systems to connect all communities. Other departments will focus on the rest of the Second Bill of Rights such as Department of Food, Energy, Knowledge, etc. Departments dealing with other professional arenas will be things such as Department of Music, Culinary, the Arts, etc; which will provide the resources and spaces for these areas to allow the means and access for people to maximize their personal skills and abilities within the departments in efforts of personal growth/hobby. As well as the overall human collective through contributing to culture and society with one's work; all of which is persevered within the Department of Knowledge and its Repository of Human knowledge designed for the Right of Knowledge. Lastly, department systems will be the leading mechanisms for environmental rejuvenation such as the Department of Land Ecology, Water Ecology, etc.

The Department system also functions as a check to all other pillars by providing the objective scientific unbiased decision making responsible for organized complex human society. This is largely manifested in what is called a Resource Based Economy. The Resource Based Economy functions as a scientific system that uses our collective technical knowledge to phase out human labor, automate the economy, and usher in a technological era of resource abundance. It declares that all resources are common heritage to all peoples, thus returning ontological feedback into the direct democratic pillar and the Declaration of Guardianship that initially founded the Type One civilization model.

These four pillars, if systematically placed together, has the potential to form a Type One civilization. The mechanisms of this civilization has the possibility to found a system that can reconfigure human organized society within a decade's time. With the problems of past civilizations solved, the mistake that is the 6th Great Mass Extinction halted and reversed, and the self sufficiency and sustainability of every community; the human species will be ready to establish suborbital infrastructure and depart for the celestial bodies of this solar system and beyond.

A Type One civilization is not a Utopia. Problems will be faced on this level of complexity just as past jumps in complexity forged new challenges for the human species. But as in the past, humanity will face these challenges too; and will continue to evolve and transcend.

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Humans: Not for Sale

I refuse to look the other way when others are suffering.

The flourishing life is something that most people thirst and strive for, but never actually feel satisfied in attaining. This is because their interpretation of the flourishing life does not align with reality. Many do not know, want to believe, or understand that a relationship with the one, true living God is integral to their flourishing as human beings. The best way to explain the flourishing life is by expounding on the Hebrew word “shalom”. Shalom means peace and it originates from a root signifying wholeness and completion. It is the deep longing for the best of another. Shalom is the way God intended things to be, so the flourishing life involves shalom. As God’s beloved creation, every human being has intrinsic value.

We are all image bearers of our Creator.

From the very beginning, God created us in His image and poured His love into us. Yet, as a result of the fall, we have disregarded who we are in Christ.

Humans have been marred and have forgotten this intrinsic value that comes from being made in God’s image. Evidence of this is how some people are dehumanizing others through human trafficking. Human trafficking is modern-day slavery where human beings are controlled and oppressed for profit. Offenders often use force or deceptive coercion to ascertain power over their victims. Even though human trafficking is defilement to both national and international laws, it remains a booming criminal industry.

According to the International Labour Organization, this disturbing business typically generates about $150 billion profits per year. Sexual exploitation and forced labor are the two most commonly known forms of human trafficking. Sex trafficking is a profitable sex act that occurs by use of force, fraud, or oppression; including the sexual exploitation of minors. Women and young girls make up a shocking 55% of victims of sex trafficking and a one in five are under 18 years old. Forced labor is any instance in which the victim is forced to work because of a threat of punishment with little to no pay.

One of the most disturbing facts is that both of these instances occur in plain sight. Many victims in the United States are underage girls who have a poor home life, run away, and eventually become involved with prostitution. After years of existing in the negative environment of prostitution and drugs, the girl’s self-worth is systematically broken down to the point of non-existence. Some victims do not even understand that they are being trafficked. They are deceived into believing they will get a better, brighter future if they stay in captivity. But these are all lies; instead of providing a refuge, their pimp takes their profit and threatens to kill them if they try to escape, leaving them no option but to stay in the life of trepidation and agony.

In fact, according to the International Labor Organization and the End It movement, there are about 48 million people worldwide who are victims of human trafficking. Of these people, 68% of the individuals are exploited in private labor, 10% for state work and 22% for sex trafficking.

This problem continues to grow and, because of the hidden nature of the issue, it is hard to get an exact number of the victims.

The Christian community in America should be fighting on the front line against human trafficking because it is directly opposed to the way God intended life to be. For the souls who are trapped in this filth, the opportunity to have a flourishing life is ripped from their hands, along with their identity, decency and opportunity to live a normal life.

Human trafficking violates fundamental human rights; every human being is an image bearer of their creator and deserves to be treated as such. The fall has taken this from us and has caused others to negate human worth, but that does not contravene the truth that human beings are image bearers and have intrinsic value. The victims who are trapped in this wheel of injustice have no voice, identity, or hope.

The Bible specifically instructs Christians to stand up for those who cannot stand up for themselves in Proverbs 31:8-9. It is our job to defend those who have no rights, speak for those with no voice, free those in bondage, and stand up for those who cannot stand on their own.

Human trafficking is a very dark, universal issue that sometimes may feel almost impossible to change. Luckily we serve a God who specializes in the impossible. Whatever efforts made to bring about a change in this issue will bring glory to Him. I steadfastly believe that the God who commanded light to shine out of darkness in the beginning of time has the power to shine light on this horrific darkness today.

"You may choose to look the other way but you can never again say that you did not know." — William Wilberforce

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Works cited:

Geoffrey Rodgers, “THE PROBLEM.” US Institute Against Human Trafficking , October, 2005/April 26, 2017, http://usiaht.org/the-problem/

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Geoffrey Rodgers, “What is Sex Trafficking?”U.S. Institute Against Human Trafficking , October, 2005/ April 26, 2017, http://usiaht.org

Samantha Ferrell, “End It Movement.” Choice Ministries , August 2016/ April 24, 2017, https://enditmovement.com/index.html

Cazzie Reyes, “Forced Labor.End Slavery Now, April 19 2015/April 24, 2017, http://www.endslaverynow.org/learn/slavery-today/f...

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Being A Girl Is Pretty Damn Hard

Girls have numerous daily struggles that often go unnoticed.

The alarm clock goes off two hours before you actually need to leave the house. Why? You’re a girl who has to get herself ready instead of a boy who can simply roll out of bed, get dressed, brush his teeth and get out the door.

While this extreme may only be true for the girls that need to do their hair, pick the perfect outfit and apply a face-full of makeup, all girls have a similar struggle. With long hair comes a longer shower. Boys don’t understand how much longer it takes to wash out the soap from the extra locks and to apply conditioner, something they rarely need to do.

Being a girl can be pretty damn hard sometimes.

Along with having the long hair, girls are also expected to dress and act a certain way. Boys can wear shorts every day. Here in Wisconsin, boys wear shorts year-round—even when the temperature is below zero. Girls are “supposed” to dress cute and girly, which includes dresses, skirts, uncomfortable jeans and everything in-between.

Athletic clothing is frowned upon. I’ve seen many posts and comments on social media referring to workout clothes and their place in everyday use—which is limited to the gym. “Workout clothes are for the gym, and the gym only.” Although these clothes are arguably the most comfortable, and for many the ones they feel most confident in, it is judged if girls choose to dress this way every day.

But it gets worse.

Each month girls are forced to suffer through a period.

This can last for a week or longer and brings with it many nasty side effects. Cramps, bloating, cravings, overall uncomfortableness—these are just some of the symptoms. We suffer through this, all while listening to the constant jokes and remarks made at our expense.

Did I mention how expensive tampons are?

All of this is only added to as girls age and become women. Women are expected to take care of the house and kids, to cook and to clean—all while holding some type of job. With all these tasks, women have little time to themselves. They selflessly put the needs of their families before their own needs.

After all of this is pointed out, it is easy to see that being a girl can be hard. We have many daily struggles that often go unnoticed by those around us.

Next time you think about making fun of someone for “acting like a girl” or “being on their period” just remember: being a girl can be pretty damn hard, and your joke isn’t funny.

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