How Does Democracy Work in a Resource Based World Economy?
Democracy is a very active word now-a-days, mostly in The Occupy Movement. Due to the increase popularity of this word and the mass misunderstanding of it (even in circles of TVP and TZM supporters), I write this article to address what this looks like in a resource based world economic model.
Democracy is generally defined as a form of government in which all adult citizens have an equal say in the decisions that affect their lives. Ideally, this includes equal (and more or less direct) participation in the proposal, development and passage of legislation into law. It can also encompass social, economic and cultural conditions that enable the free and equal practice of political self-determination.
What would happen if there were no limits on how you conduct your life, there were no laws or legislations, no politics or government, and no limits on the conditions of your life? Where does that leave democracy? It would be irrelevant and void of meaning.
In our society now, we have many limits upon our freedoms. We are limited to the resources we have access to based on the amount of money we have, we are limited to where we can travel throughout the world based on restrictions and policy of passports. We are limited on education based on the amount of loans we can get for college. We are limited on what home we can live in, limited on health care, limited on time, limited on almost every aspect of purchasing power; the list goes on and on. We do not live in a free society; we are restricted based on income and/ or policy at every turn.
Only in a society based on limits do people feel the need for what is known as "democracy." In a resource based economy, it’s not that you don't have democracy; it's that it's irrelevant because you are not limited. You conduct your own life based on how you see fit without any limitations. You don't need your voice heard because there are no restricts holding your voice down, there are no authorities to restrict you.
There have really been NO societies or movements in human history (until The Occupy Movement and TZM) that have had no leaders or controllers, so people have no examples to understand how such a system would work. Most assume it would be chaos without a commander organizing the whole show.
Here is a video showing exactly how this leaderless Occupy movement is extremely organized:
The reason this works is because people know what they have to offer and they know the information they have that can help the people involved, so they jump in and do their part. Unlike a controlled organization where everything is filtered and holding people back from contributing everything they have to give. Nothing is being asked of an uncontrolled organization, it is up to each individual to take initiative. They support the cause since they see the benefit in it.
If you want to help, you just do your part based on your skills and what you have to offer. It's as simple as that. When building a bridge, designing an aircraft reactor, installing a sewer system, building a medical laboratory; these are fields that only people who are trained and educated in these areas can participate. In other words, participation is based on what you are able to do.
When engineers are communicating on building a bridge there is no problem in the communication when it comes to the structure and process to carry out the completion of the bridge. The reason being is that all bridge engineers have the same exact information. When building a bridge everything is done by measurements and mathematics, there is no misinformation in the communication. Hence there is no gap in the translation since it is not based on interpretation, perspective, opinion, or any misinformation. When all bridge engineers are trained with the same up-to-date knowledge and information, there are no opinions in building a bridge, just a symptomatic format of information.
In other words, there's no democratic way or communistic way to design an aircraft reactor, a sewer system, a medical laboratory, or a bridge; since it's not based on opinion but up-to-date knowledge and training in relevant information to that given field. There's only an efficient way and a less efficient way, a way that works well and a way that doesn't work well, a way that is reliable and a way that gives constant trouble. If and when better ways are discovered on how to build and design such systems than the knowledge is updated according to the new information based on the scientific method of experimenting.
The Resource-Based World Economy system is not composed of opinions, beliefs, or groups of people based on ideas; everything is approached through the scientific method. The same method we all taught in school on how to find answers to problems (using this format terminates all forms of opinions or beliefs controlling or leading the system astray).You must be able to present facts for your beliefs or opinions. You must have verifiable evidence that what you claim is not just an opinion or belief for a selected few or group. With the scientific method everything is based on facts that can be proven and can be reconstructed by anybody.
If we don't apply the scientific method to all our approaches, the system will revert back to the same opinionated politics we have today in which the belief of a few are deemed effective for the whole of society.
Whatever else people decide to do based on similar beliefs, opinions, and ideas; they are welcome. There is no control. There is just an understanding that you can't participate where you don't have the skills or training.
Using this format to arrive at decisions each individual would have more control of their life than they can ever imagine possible because there are no limitations holding you back from being you. No money limits, no border limits, no purchasing power limits. No limits on health care, free education, no limits to the resources of life, etc. - since all goods and services are available without the use of money, credits, barter or any other system of debt or servitude (terminating all forms of manipulation and control). You lead your own life without restrictions on the manner it is lived; this is what true freedom is all about.
If you can follow and understand what is being said here; you will begin to see that democracy is a con game, it is a word invented to outplay people, to make them accept a given institution. All institutions sing ‘we are free’. The minute you hear ‘freedom’ or ‘democracy’ – watch out, because in a truly free nation, no one has to tell you that you’re free.
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