THE PERVASIVE VIOLENCE AND DEGRADATION OF HUMAN VALUES ARE RESULTING IN DESTRUCTION OF THE PLANET AND THREATENING THE HUMAN SPECIES
a radical transformation needs to take place to change the course of events before destruction becomes inevitable and irreversible. the question is: what kind of transformation ?
Oral tradition and indigenous prophecies speak of a new era, when the MASCULINE energy coming to the planet through the Himalayan mountains will give way to the feminine energy coming through the Andean mountains in the southern part of the american continent
THE FEMININE ENERGY
are there any indications where the feminine energy is entering the planet?
The prevalent economic paradigm based in male dominance is one of the main causes of the present state of affairs. a new economic paradigm with feminine values at its core can be the agent of proper transformation .
What is yoga’s role?
YOGA AND ECONOMICS
MORAL TRANSFORMATION IS NECESSARY TO MAKE SOCIAL TRANSFORMATION possible
SOCIAL TRANSFORMATION MAKES
ECONOMIC TRANSFORMATION possible
ECONOMIC TRANSFORMATION WILL MAKE POLITICAL TRANSFORMATION possible
POLITICAL TRANSFORMATION will make
the advent of a new era possible
THE ECONOMIC SYSTEM of MALE DOMINANCE
has shaped the fabric of society creating patterns of behavior completely alienated from the inherent spiritual nature of the human being
George Bernard Shaw
Capitalism has destroyed our belief in any effective power but that of self interest backed by force
“… For at least another hundred years we must pretend to ourselves and to everyone that FAIR is FOUL and FOUL is FAIR; for FOUL is useful and FAIR is not. Avarice, usury and precaution must be our GODS.”
(CONSIDERED FATHER OF MODERN ECONOMY)
Essays in Persuasion. (London 1932)pp. 369-72
EFFECTIVELY THE TRUE GOD HAS BEEN REPLACED WITH A NEW GOD “MONEY”
FIAT THE LATIN TERM THAT MEANS FAITH HAS COMPLETED THE CYCLE OF DECEPTION
STIMULATES FEAR ,THE MOST CRIPPLING AND DESTRUCTIVE EMOTION
ENCOURAGING HOARDING & MANIPULATION TO INCREASE PROFIT FOR THE FEW AT THE EXPENSE OF THE MANY
WHICH CREATES A….
“crippling of the social consciousness of individuals.”
THE GREAT EVIL AT HAND IS THE “ECONOMIC ANARCHY” OF CAPITALIST SOCIETY
HOW HAS THIS COME TO PASS?
WARNINGS WERE IGNORED
THE FOUNDERS OF THIS COUNTRY AND THEIR MODERN SUCCESSORS FORESAW THE EXTREME DANGERS OF THE ECONOMIC SYSTEM CALLED CAPITALISM.
Of all the enemies to public liberty war is, perhaps, the most to be dreaded because it comprises and develops the germ of every other. war is the parent of armies; from these proceed debts and taxes …………
Political Observations, 1795
KNOWN INSTRUMENTS FOR BRINGING THE MANY UNDER THE DOMINATION OF THE FEW No nation could preserve its freedom in the midst of CONTINUAL WARFARE.
”I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around the banks will deprive the people of all property until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered."
Government by conviction and vote of the majority, but a Government by the opinion and duress of small groups of dominant men.
A great industrial Nation controlled by its system of credit. Our system of credit is concentrated. The growth of the Nation and all our activities are in the hands of a few men.”
“We have come to be one of the
worst ruled, one of the most
completely controlled and dominated Governments in the world-- no longer
THE POTENTIAL FOR THE DISASTROUS RISE OF MISPLACED POWER WILL PERSIST.”
“EVERY GUN THAT IS MADE, EVERY WARSHIP LAUNCHED, EVERY ROCKET FIRED SIGNIFIES, IN THE FINAL SENSE, A THEFT FROM THOSE WHO HUNGER AND ARE NOT FED, those who are cold and are not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone, it is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children. Under the cloud of threatening war. it is humanity hanging from a cross of iron. “
“In the Councils of government, We must guard against the acquisition of Unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought by the Military/industrial complex.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
“IF WE DO NOT MAKE A PEACEFUL REVOLUTION POSSIBLE, WE WILL MAKE A VIOLENT REVOLUTION INEVITABLE.”
President John F. Kennedy
"We will find neither national purpose nor personal satisfaction in a mere continuation of economic progress…………
We cannot measure national spirit by the Dow Jones Average, nor national achievement by the GDP… .
CAPITALISM DOES INCREASE
IN THE MANUFACTURE OF MATERIALISTIC GOODS BUT AT THE COST OF HUMAN LIVES AND SOULS.
IS A PHILOSOPHY OF LIFE THAT UPHOLDS: THE CAPACITY TO DIFFERENTIATE BETWEEN THE REAL
AND THE UNREAL; THAT THERE IS ONLY ONE GOD WITH MANY NAMES; THAT RIGHT LIVELIHOOD IS THE WAY TO EARN A LIVING AND FULFILL OUR SOCIETAL RESPONSIBILITY; THAT ATTAINING THE PURPOSE OF OUR EXISTENCE IS THE MAIN CONCERN IN EACH LIFETIME; THAT DEATH IS NOT THE END OF OUR EXISTENCE BUT A STAGE IN A CONTINOUS CHAIN .
SPIRITUALITY CALLS US TO WIDEN OUR VISION TO EMBRACE THE COSMIC REALITY OF WHICH WE ARE PART YET UNDER CAPITALISM CONTINUALLY NEGATE
DHARMA - THE LAW – LOVE THE MAIN LAW
RULES OF PERSONAL CONDUCT
PERSONAL - MORAL TRANSFORMATION
PURITY (SAUCHA), CONTENTMENT (SANTOSHA), DISCIPLINES (TAPAS), SELF-KNOWLEDGE (SWADYAYA), SURRENDER TO THE DIVINE (ISHWARA PRANIDHANA)
MATERIALISTIC SCIENTISTS HAVE BLINDFOLDED US AND THEMSELVES, IN MANY WAYS BECOMING A SOURCE OF DESTRUCTION.
SPIRITUAL SCIENCES EXPAND OUR CONSCIOUSNESS AND TRUE KNOWLEDGE TO COSMIC LEVELS.
the term abundance should not be confused with excess or unlimited satisfaction of wants. mother nature’s abundance provides enough for everybody’s needs, not anybody’s greed.
NOT SCARCITY BUT
collective work yields a higher output
than individual work.
when this becomes a practice, harmony
ensues; love and solidarity flourish.
NOT COMPETITION BUT
CONCERN FOR ALL
“swaraj” self-rule mahatma gandhi’s principle the soul-force must be the guiding impulse. when it summons the will to act, it results in the right action.
NOT INCENTIVES BUT
solidarity based exchange creates satisfactory economic conditions for all parties. generates work, income, abolishes exploitation, domination and exclusion, protects ecosystems and promotes sustainable development.
THE MAIN HUMAN NEEDS TO GUARANTEE ITS SURVIVAL ARE AIR & FOOD. HUNGER IN THE WORLD MUST BE COMPLETELY ELIMINATED.
TRUE HUMAN SOLIDARITY DEMANDS THIS GLOBAL EFFORT TO BE ATTAINED.
TRUE SOVEREIGNITY CAN BE ATTAINED BY SELF-SUFFICIENCY. PROVIDING FOR EVERYBODY IS A LABOR OF LOVE. FARMERS SHOULD BE RECOGNIZED. A PORM OF AGRICULTURE THAT RESPECTS THE NATURAL LAW WILL PROVIDE AMPLE WORK FOR EVERYBODY.
daniel webster: “cultivation of the earth is the most important
labor of man. when tillage begins, other art follows. the farmers,
therefore, are the founders of civilization.”
aparigraha will restore the farmer to its proper place in society - biodynamic farmer backbone of a spiritual (r)evolution
“ THE DAY THAT HUNGER IS
ERADICATED FROM THE EARTH,
THERE WILL BE THE GREATEST SPIRITUAL EXPLOSION THE WORLD HAS EVER KNOWN. HUMANITY CANNOT IMAGINE THE JOY THAT WILL BURST INTO THE WORLD ON THE DAY OF THAT GREAT REVOLUTION."
Federico Garcia Lorca, Spanish poet 1899-1936
FOOD LAND & ECONOMICS
this paradigm considers eco-agriculture the main focus for reorienting the economy the conventional obsolete agronomy and the new transgenic seeds to be banned from the new society
Since food, besides, air is the fundamental first need of humanity and depends on land, its use and ownership becomes our focus for an economic alternative.
a spiritual base for all societal approaches to life is necessary to avoid the total destruction of humanity and the planet. one method is biodynamic agriculture that heals the soil.
URBAN/ INDUSTRIAL SPRAWL
RESTITUTION OF THE COMMONS
TO ALL THE PEOPLE O F THE LAND
1st. ensure federally, state, local, and counity owned lands are preserved, not for sale.
RESTITUTION OF THE COMMONS
“Death is considered the natural end of one’s property rig Dr. Monzer Kahf, Analysis of Islamic Economy
NO LAND WILL BE BOUGHT OR SOLD--ONLY LEASED AT PROPERLY ESTABLISHED RATES, REVENUES REPLACE TAXES
3RD. privately owned land in use would be bought at market price as it becomes available, no moRE land inheritance.
2nd.: privately owned lands not being used will be purchased from owners at market value.
Revenues from land lease that will replace taxes would be distributed amongst local governments: state, county, and city , proportionate to their responsibility to provide services for the area in question.
Lessees become “Relative Owners” of land, meaning of all structures
THE FIRST TASK AT HAND IS TO GUARANTEE THAT EVERY SINGLE HUMAN BEING HAS GOOD QUALITY FOOD, ENOUGH FOR ITS PROPER SUSTENANCE;
FOOD GROWN IN AGREEMENT TO THE NATURAL LAWS AND DUE RESPECT FOR MOTHER NATURE.
FORM THE TIME OF ZOROASTER TO THE TRHOUGH THE PERIOD OF THE ESSENES TO CONTEMPORARY TIMES WITH ANTROPOSOPHY AND THE BIODYNAMIC AGRICULTURE OF RUDOLF STEINER, THE CORRECT PRACTICE OF AGRICULTURE HAS BEEN THE PATH TO WISDOM NOTONLY AS A SOURCE OF FOOD WHICH A DEMOMSTRATION OF ABUNDANCE. BUT SHARING IT WITH THOSE IN NEED FOR THE PRACTICE OF LOVE .
CONSUMERISM AS A PROPELLER OF UNSUSTAINABLE ECONOMIC GROWTH W ILL BE REPLACED BY FULL EMPLOYMENT OF THE GREATEST NUMBER OF PEOPLE WORKING IN AGRICULTURE TO FULFILL THE NEED FOR FOOD OF 100% OF THE POPULATION OF THE PLANET
THE POPULATION GROWTH WILL REGULATE ECONOMIC GROWTH
SOMEONE WHO DEDICATES HIS LIFE TO THE SERVICE OF HIS PEOPLE AND HUMANITY AS A WHOLE
fidel castro himself was outspoken and a leader in efforts to connect the struggle for socialism with christian teachings and the example of jesus of nazareth
"If I were to repeat any of the sermons from the first fathers of the church [ca. 200 AD] ... about how the poor must be treated, they would say that [I am a] Maoist or Trotskyste."
Someone who is willing to sacrifice his life to liberate the oppressed
“AT THE RISK OF SEEMING RIDICULOUS, LET ME SAY THAT THE TRUE REVOLUTIONARY IS GUIDED BY A GREAT FEELING OF LOVE. IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO THINK OF A GENUINE REVOLUTIONARY LACKING THIS QUALITY... WE MUST STRIVE EVERY DAY SO THAT THIS LOVE OF LIVING HUMANITY WILL BE TRANSFORMED INTO ACTUAL DEEDS, INTO ACTS THAT SERVE AS EXAMPLES, AS A MOVING FORCE.”
Ernesto “CHE” Guevara
RELIGIOUS NOT SPIRITUAL
promotes hatred actions against muslims
Rev. Terry Jones
LAY PREACHER AT WHITFIELD ASSEMBLY OF GOD
INSTIGATED AND CELEBRATED PUBLICLY THE KILLING OF AN ABORTION CLINIC MD
NON-DENOMINATIONAL CHARISMATIC CHRISTIAN CHURCH IN GAINESVILLE, FLORIDA
MORAL TRANSFORMATION THAT TRANSLATES INTO WHOLESOME WELL BALANCED INDIVIDUAL WITH INTEGRITY, SENSE OF RESPONSIBILITY AND UNDERSTANDING THE PURPOSE OF OUR LIVES AND WILLING TO LIVE A MEANINGFUL LIFE IS THE NECESSARY FOUNDATION FOR A REAL TRANSFORMATION
KINDLY BEFORE CONTINUING READ THE ARTICLES WHY SOCIALISM BY A. EINSTEIN AND SPIRITUAL SOCIALISM.
FOR SOCIAL TRANSFORMATION
THE PARADIGM SHIFT OR RADICAL CHANGE OF CONSCIOUSNESS OF THE INDIVIDUALS MUST TAKE PLACE NOT BY VIOLENCE BUT BY PERSONAL & COLLECTIVE HUMAN DEVELOPMENT.
TRANSITION TO SOCIALISM
GIVEN THE MORAL TRANSFORMATION
OF A SPIRITUALLY BASED SOCIETY WITH A HIGHER LEVEL OF CONSCIOUSNESS THE ATTITUDE TOWARDS ITS FELLOW HUMAN BEINGS WILL BE REFLECTED IN ALL AREAS AS RESPECT, RESPONSIBILITY, RESOURCES MANAGEMENT ETC,
A NEW DEMOCRACY
ANEW PARTICIPATORY AND PROTAGONIC FORM OF DEMOCRACY MUST BE THE NEXT STEP FOR THE SOCIALIST SOCIETY AND REPLACE THE REPRESENTATIVE DEMOCRACY THAT HAS COMANDEERED, AND PLACED THE POWER IN A HANDFUL OF INDIVIDUALS
ELECTORAL ACTIVITY SHOULD BE A TOOL NOT AN END, ACCOUNTABILTY SHOULD RESPOND TO A MULTILEVEL AND ALL ENCOMPASSING POPULATION
a world laboratory for new forms of socialism. an increasing number of countries in south and central america are gearing their economy and policies in that direction with extraordinary results even though operating within the frame and under serious attacks by capitalist forces. the outstanding reduction of poverty and inequality are giving those governments sustained popular approval.
PRESENT DAY TRANSFORMATIONS
MEANS BASIC NEEDS MET
FREE OR LOW HOUSING, EDUCATION, HEALTH CARE etc.
NO FEAR OR ANXIETY ABOUT SURVIVAL
JOB OPPORTUNITIES FOE EVERYBODY.
HUMAN DEVELOPMENT FACILITATED MENTAL, EMOTIONAL PSYCHOLOGICAL HEALTH
ISOLATION AND LONELINESS ADDRESSED
MORE WHOLESOME INDIVIDUALS SPIRITUALLY AND PHYSICALLY BALANCED
how we earn our living and what kind of economic relationships we engage in determines the kind of society we choose to live in.
A RENEWED SOCIETY
made of wholesome individuals product of different socioeconomic conditions will exhibit qualities related to:
work ethics, how we look at work: as a contribution to society, rather than a self-centered, self-serving means of earning a living.
the downtrodden, the poor, the destitute must be incorporated into the structure of society as members with rights and obligations relative to their condition.
in a socialist society it is the responsibility of the gifted to shoulder the weight of those deprived either by physical or mental limitations.
the socialist society must uphold all true human values and move away from selfishness, arrogance, greed and all dehumanizing ways, this is one of the fundamental principles in the operation of the new paradigm.
RIGHTS & RESPONSIBILITIES
every individual must be given the opportunity to earn their right livelihood --work which causes no harm or degradation, nor is useless to the build up of a spiritually and materially healthy society.
consumer goods are the god-given…consumable materials whose utilization brings about the material, moral, and spiritual betterment of the consumer. bad, impure, and worthless objects cannot be….considered as consumer goods.
Dr. Monzer Kahf –Islamic Perspective
“UNITY IN DIVERSITY”
AN ANCIENT AND WISE YOGA DICTUM
THAT GRANTS TO THE COLLECTIVE THE SAME FREE WILL OF THE INIDIVIDUAL. GRANTS SIMILARLY THEREFORE THE RIGHT OF SELF-DETERMINATION WITHIN THE PARAMETERS OF DHARMA, NIYAMAS AND YAMAS.
THIS DEVELOPS FULLNESS AND RICHNES THROUGH COMPLENTARY FORCES IN ACTION
SPIRITUALITY ALLOWS US TO WIDEN OUR UNDERSTANDIN OF THE UNIVERSE AND THE LAWS THAT GOVERN IT MUCH GREATER THAN THE LIMITING MATERIALISTIC LAWS SO FAR DISCOVERED AND WITH THAT UNDERSTANDING COMES THE REAL HUMAN VALUES THAT CAN ALLOW TO BUILD A SOCIETY OF PEACE AND HARMONY
FOR ECONOMIC TRANSFOPMATION
PLEASE SEE STAGE II
THE FUNDAMENTAL SOCIETAL CELL - THE FAMILY - HAS SERVEB ITS PURPOSE IN THE PROCESS OF EVOLUTION OF HUMAN KIND AS A WHOLE.
AS COMPLEXITY INCREASES BY POPULATION GROWTH IN PROPORTION TO RESOURCES THE COMMUNAL CELL BECOMES THE NEW LEARNING TOOL TO DEVELOP HUMAN RELATIONSHIPS
THE RURAL COMMUNAL CELL
MODELED ON BIODYNAMIC PRIINCIPLES SELF SUSTAINED INTENSIVE USE OF NATIVE AND SELF GENERATED RESOURCES. CONFIGGURATION CAN VARY CASE BY CASE. IDEAL MODEL SHOWED. SELF-GOVERNING. SUB-CELLS MAYBE NECESSARY.
THE URBAN COMMUNAL CELL
EITHER AN APPARTMENT BUILDING OR OF DETACHED HOUSES GROUPS SURROUNDED BY DRIVING ROADS ON THE FOUR SIDES. CO-HOUSING COMPLEXES, COMPUNDS ETC.
Non Polluting Vehicles
rural communal cell
THE POLITICAL ORGANIZATION
THE PRACTICE OF SELF-GOVERNANCEMUST START AT THE BASIC CELL UNITS ASSUMING SOCIETAL RESPONSIBILITYTO SATISFY THE BASIC NEEDS OF THE TOTALITY OF THE CORRESPONDING CELL.
MUST MOVE FROM THE PERIFERY TO THE CENTER. THAT MEANS THE COMMUNAL CELL FROM THE COUNTRY SIDE AN THE PERIFERAL CITIES TOWARDS THE URBAN CENTERS OF POWER WHO SHOULD PROVIDE THE NECESSARY SUPPORT.
CONGLOMERATE OF CELLS WILL BE ON THEIR TURN GROUPED TOGETHER BASED ON AVAILABILITY OF SERVICES, SIZE OF THE POPULATION, SELF DETERMINATION OF THE POPULATION ETC. UNTIL THESE ISSUES ARE RESOLVED THE EXISTING CONSITIONS WILL BE MAINTAINED.
ASSEMBLIES ORGANIZED IN SIMILAR M,ANNER WILL NOMINATE DELEGATES FORMING INCREASING LEVELS UNTIL GETTING TO THE NATIONAL LEVEL
USING THE THEORY OF MASTER O.M.A. WHEN A POLARIZATION HAPPENS, WE CAN GENERATE A DIFFERENT DYNAMIC
WON’T BE DEFIED ANYMORE BUT USED AS IT WAS MEANT TO BE A TRANSACTIONS TOOL.
NOT ALLOWED FOR POLITICAL CAMPAIGNS ALL GOVERNMENT FINANCED.
FOR THE TRANSFORMATION
JOIN THE OPPOSING FORCES WITH THE POWER OF LOVE. AND GOD AT THE CENTER
GLOBAL COALITION FOR PEACE
REMOVE ROCKS, WEEDS, DEBRIS AND WITH MUCH CARE AND RESPECT HEAL THE SOIL WITH THE APROPRIATE REMEDIES AND NUTRIENTS TO RESTORE ITS VITALITY . WAIT FOR THE RIGHT SEASON TO PLANT THE SEEDS THAT WILL BEAR FOOD FOR THE TEMPLE OF THE SPIRIT.
SATTWIC PEACE GARDENS ARE THE MODEL THAT REMINDS US TO APPLY THIS CONCEPT FOR ANY HUMAN ENDEAVOR.