Forget the Class War, How to Win the Fight Against the Elite

Forget the Class War, How to Win the Fight Against the Elite

While we all need to get angry before anything can change, anger will only get us so far. For anger may inspire action, but it won't fix anything.

Recently I've heard calls for a "class war". What strikes me most about this suggestion is the sheer stupidity behind it.

First of all, despite greater numbers, what chance does a mob of working class people have against a heavily armed, well trained military industrial complex?

Planned Obsolescence for the Monetary System: The 4-Hour Workday

Planned Obsolescence for the Monetary System: The 4-Hour Workday


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Buckminster Fuller once said: "You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete." Let's make that happen then. Let's make this current Monetary System obsolete by establishing the 4-Hour Workday worldwide and lead the path into a new model, a Resource Based Economy.

How to Spot BS and Never Feel Insulted Again: A Brief Introduction to General Semantics and Non-Violent Communication

How to Spot BS and Never Feel Insulted Again: A Brief Introduction to General Semantics and Non-Violent Communication

There are few things quite so mis-understood by humans as their own psyche and behaviours. A few examples of our distortions from reality include concepts such as the existence of 'good and evil' people, or of a human having a distinctly separate 'mind and body' and hence having separate 'mental' and 'physical' health. Such old superstitions are still passed around human cultures today, even decades after evidence that shows them to be irrelevant has passed from the cutting edge of science.

Spreading the Word Through Consistent Movement Wide Media Programs

Spreading the Word Through Consistent Movement Wide Media Programs

As a follow-up to my first blog post (Why We Should Develop a Strategy for Online Activism), I would like to propose an idea that my chapter is currently trying out for the purposes of spreading the word about the topics, ideas, and issues related to a resource-based economy.

The Root of All Evil?

The Root of All Evil?

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Toward the end of the '70s and early '80s I began to be preoccupied with the problem of justice and injustice. I began to realize that there could be no justice in this world with the working people being exploited. They were getting meager earnings while their exploiters were enjoying the benefits of their hard labor.

Self appointed guardians in the spotlight

Self appointed guardians in the spotlight

We are familiar with Peter Joseph’s references to the self-appointed guardians of the status quo – those all-too-abundant, willfully ignorant members of society who seem to regard any criticism of the current system as an attack on their own dignity, self-esteem and social status, and who are all too ready with their belittling strawman attacks as soon as the RBE concept is introduced. We have all spent time sharing online resources helping to arm ourselves with various tips on how to cut through their logical fallacies and maintain a strong, credible position in any debate.

We Are Not The 99%; We Are The 100%

We Are Not The 99%; We Are The 100%

It has become an almost mainstream view that it is us, the ninety-nine percent, vs. them, the one percent, and while on the surface that would very much appear to be the case, if we bother to take a closer look at the situation it becomes evident that that is, in fact, not the case.

Universal Oneness, Cultivating Compassion and Repairing our Severed Connections with One Another and the Environment

Universal Oneness, Cultivating Compassion and Repairing our Severed Connections with One Another and the Environment

Albert Einstein is quoted as saying:

"A human being is part of the whole called by us 'universe', a part of time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest - a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty."