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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Poetry On Odyssey: My Heart Stops When You Raise Your Gun

How many more of those we hold dear will be taken away by this rampant fear?

The recent school shooting in Parkland shocked me deeply and tremendously. I was someone who was naive and unaware of the reality of school shootings and these current events were a rude awakening. My heart goes out to all the families of the children who died in the Douglass High School shooting as well as to the families all over America who have lost their children to these devastating crimes. This are my heartfelt words to you, and to those all over America. You are not alone. We are standing by you. And we will make our voices heard.

On February 14, I was over the moon.

It was Valentine’s Day, and I was celebrating till afternoon.

Then I turned on the news, and my joy disappeared,

For in front of me, on the screen, lay my biggest fear.

Seventeen students in Parkland were killed and seventeen harmed

By 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz, who was fully armed.

He marched into the school, pulled a fire alarm and got them

To race outside to safety, and ironically, he shot them.

His hatred razed the land on the day of love.

He chose his targets and sent them to the realm above.

Without even a second thought, he picked up the gun and fired,

Like countless other shooters, by whom perhaps he was inspired.

My heart shattered into pieces when I thought of the teens

And that by their parents, they would never again be seen.

Seated at the dining table, their dad and mum,

Were waiting for a child who would never come.

Waiting to shower their love on Valentine’s Day

On a child that had cruelly been taken away.

These shootings aren’t uncommon in a country such as mine.

They’ve happened at Sandy Hook, Virginia Tech and Columbine.

But I thought shootings like these were only by the likes of the Taliban

Who would shoot young schoolgirls like Malala in Pakistan.

I didn’t think that terrorism in America would be my biggest fear.

That each day, I’d worry about losing those I held dear.

And what frightens me more isn’t that these murderers exist,

For deranged minds have been present and will always persist.

But letting madmen have guns is just not good sense.

Stronger gun laws are needed in all of our defense.

We have protested, pleaded, petitioned and signed

For better gun laws, yet each time, we’ve been denied.

Our government refuses to hear our voice,

And so a month later, I made a choice.

On March 14th, I walked outside

Alongside those who would not abide

To the careless gun laws, to the lack of change

By our government, which was truly strange.

I stood in the cold with a group of schoolmates,

Like others in high school all over the States.

We gave speeches, held up posters and stood in silence

For our rights, for change, for combating violence.

I looked at my friends and prayed in my heart

That we’d have time together before we were forced apart.

After all, with acts of terror like these, how long would it be

Before my loved ones were taken heartlessly from me?

I hoped that my love is enough to keep them from being shot

Because the gun laws in this country certainly will not.

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Feminism Is Not A Scary Word

"Our work should equip the next generation of women to outdo us in every field. This is the legacy we'll leave behind: progress." -Rupi Kaur

Feminism is defined in the English dictionary as “the advocacy of women's rights on the basis of the equality of the sexes.” It seems to have gotten off track and acquired a negative connotation. Some people view it as women wanting superiority over men, to stand on the higher ground, or to flip the hierarchy. My response to those remarks is: how can we wish stand on higher ground when we aren’t even on equal ground?

Women were granted the right to vote with the 19th Amendment’s ratification in 1920. Despite President Kennedy’s attempt to enforce equal pay in 1963, there is still a wage gap between men and women in modern day. As of this year, women make about 80 cents to every dollar a man makes. That means that a woman can do the same exact job as a man, both doing it to 100% of their ability, but the woman will only earn 4/5ths of what the man earns. Women have made major progress since the feminist movements have begun, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t still countless things left to achieve. The gender gap exists all over the world. In Malta, a man can kidnap a woman and if he chooses to marry her, he is not subject to prosecution. Young girls are often forced into sex slavery or prostitution. In many countries, laws do not even exist to guard women from domestic violence. To less extremes, but just as important, two-thirds of illiterate people in the world are women; many girls are not only not allowed to finish school but often not even allowed to enroll in the first place; women are paid less worldwide than men – yes, still.

If those statistics don’t force you to think about the issue that is occurring right in front of our eyes, maybe a first hand experience will. Karla Jacinto, a Mexican native, told CNN her story. After experiencing an abusive childhood, she was lured into sex trafficking and was raped 43,200 times during her time as a victim. It’s impossible to read her terrible story, and many of the others just like hers, without cringing. We feel sad and uncomfortable just reading it, imagine how they feel. These women get no respect, they have no rights. These issues need to be properly addressed, all over the world.

In our own country, which is viewed as one of the more developed, progressive, and democratic countries in the world, gender inequality is very visible. As of 2017, women only took up about 1/5th of the United States Congress. Only 6 of the country’s 50 governors are female. A woman had never been nominated for Presidency by a major party until 2016 when Hillary Clinton tackled that milestone. The United States is the only country left in the developed world that does not guarantee women paid maternity leave. There are many instances of sexual assault against men and women every day. Of the instances where women are the victims and they choose to report it, they are often subject to unfair and invalid questions such as “What were you wearing?” and “How much had you had to drink?” The inequality that exists in government and in our legal system is unacceptable.

If all these numbers have been too much, I will make the concept of feminism more visual. In the beginning, women began at the bottom of the ladder while men began in the middle, halfway up. It seems unfair already, doesn’t it? Over time, as headway has been made, both women and men move up the ladder. Men got to the top. We can imagine they are standing on a glass sheet. To them, that sheet is the floor, but to all the women that are left on the ladder, it is the ceiling. It’s only a matter of time, while women continue to climb up the ladder, until that glass ceiling is shattered. That is the future. Men and women standing next to one another, equal. The future is female. The future is equality. The future is us.

Thank you to the women who took the first, and hardest, steps to begin major movements for feminism. Thank you to everyone who fight for women’s rights every single day. Thank you to the future generation who will not stop until there is gender equality worldwide. “Here’s to strong women. May we know them. May we be them. May we raise them” (Unknown).

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