This declaration of war petition goes out to the entire human race. For the first time in history we face a common menace without borders, a shadowy apocalyptic evil that pervades our ruling class worldwide. It has become culturally acceptable for the individual to horde huge amounts of public resources for their own personal use, with no regard to the subsequent tragedy unfolding. It happened like this…..
The great power of technology has been harnessed more efficiently by the greedy than by those working for the betterment of humankind. Greed itself has been industrialized, spawning a critical number of offspring that have infiltrated virtually all social structures, both public and private.
The ever-delicate fine line between wealth and power has been virtually erased since the latter part of the 20th century, giving rise to spectacular global failures that seemed impossible just a few years ago. Humanity now maintains perpetual global cycles of social and environmental catastrophe. The chance of total-self destruction increases directly with the pace of these cycles. On this present course our extinction is ensured.
Led by agents of greed, governments worldwide continue to remove long-standing regulations that once protected and separated our most vulnerable institutions of democracy, finance and media. The culture within those vital structures has therefore altered towards extreme selfishness, no longer recognizing their great responsibilities to humanity. All else is lost while these institutions remain marginalized, guaranteeing the continued expansion of wars for profit, extreme neglect of public welfare, and global financial chaos.
The Short Term War
First and foremost, the lines between wealth and power must be redrawn immediately by restoring all repealed regulations that have damaged the electoral and financial processes. Assistance must be made available to the tens of millions of people working in lobbyist and financial services industries who will no longer be employed, and also to the countless others who are indirectly affected. Such jobs produced little or nothing while receiving very high pay, so the overall long-term public impact of removing them will be extremely positive.
Secondly, media deregulation has severely limited the availability of unbiased traditional news sources, which are fundamental to the democratic process. Radio, television and print remain the primary information portals for most individuals of lower income, the vast majority, and typically set the tone for subsequent internet coverage. Direct internet media regulation is intentionally ignored in this article, as establishing further rules over such a quickly developing technology would likely have serious unforeseen consequences.
The cost of all demands listed above are to be offset with military budget cuts.
Fight for these changes like your future is at stake, because that’s the very truth. Do not deny that the frequency and scope of chaos has recently increased quite dramatically. Time is of the essence, and making the changes above can buy a little more. Focus on restoring these pillars of our society or there will soon be no other issues to focus on, because the human race will be just a fading memory of the great abyss.
How to Fight
The war must be non-violent, not for moral reasons but because peaceful protest has proven to be the most effective revolutionary strategy. Schedule general strike days and take to the streets in mass. Such actions are a greatest threat to the powers that be, which eventually always react with police and military violence in an attempt to regain control of the system. The lavish lifestyles of the few are not possible without subjugating the masses in poverty, and they will fight with increasing desperation as control slips.
This is where the power of non-violence lies. Witnessing government violence against peaceful protestors causes previously uninvolved individuals to question state loyalty. The demonstrations grow larger, prompting escalations of violence by government forces, in turn creating yet more protestors.
This process continues until those in power feel they are at the brink of loosing everything. Internal chaos ensues as their unspoken bonds of conspiracy are broken, fighting each other for the role of hero to the masses.
The Individual Protestor
There are those who can put everything into this war, and those whose participation is limited, but almost everyone can contribute something. Most importantly, do not work on general strike days unless your position is absolutely essential to general public welfare. Take to the streets on those days if you are able. Bring your friends and family. For those unable to leave home, contribute creatively or financially. At the very least, express your support to anyone who will listen.
There are two primary methods for fully dedicating one’s self to the war, which are as a nonparticipant or an organizer. The most serious minded and healthy among us will practice these two methods simultaneously.
An organizer plans protest events and builds support networks. Nonparticipants refuse to take part in the socioeconomic system as much as possible, indirectly attacking the corrupt cycle by removing their productive potential. A nonparticipant does no work on which an income tax is levied, earns no more money than is needed for basic survival, does not pay rent or mortgage.
The combined role of nonparticipant-organizer(NO) is the most important rank in this war. It enables the enhanced mobility to attend many protest events, offering the chance to build vital networks of relationships among protestors and to focus great amounts of time on organization. This is an extremely difficult lifestyle, as there is currently no large-scale supply or support network for the war. NO’s must often fend for their own basic needs while also retaining enough personal energy to carry out their organizational duties.
The struggle of NO’s will pay off dividends as their personal sacrifice and contribution spreads inspiration throughout the movement. NO’s must therefore carry on the fight by all non-violent means necessary, including the breaking of social norms and laws.
We each have every right to fight for survival and the continued existence of our human race. If done for these purposes, then breaking taboos and committing victimless crimes of opportunity against governments and corporations is encouraged. In doing so you provide material support to the movement while also chipping away at the corrupt power structure. No harm, no shame, this is war. Blacklist anyone using this powerful protest method for self-enrichment, and avoid intentional destruction of physical infrastructure.
Long Term Solution
The Short Term War above is named such because representative governments are always subject to inevitable decay through corruption and misinterpretation. The official role of elected officials, to represent the will of their constituents, has always been a tedious job even for those with the best of intentions. Democratic systems were designed to be run by representatives because that was the best possible method available at the time, but times have changed. Technology now offers the possibility to enhance democracy by collectively filling the roles of elected individuals.
Rejecting this possibility as science fiction or fantasy is a determination made out of ignorance, and will only lead to fighting the same battles over and over. Again, we simply don’t have that kind of time. The first steps are already being taken to conceptualize and develop such technology. This will undoubtedly be the most complex software ever developed due to its unparalleled scale and the large number of redundant security features necessary to ensure stability.
The very existence of the Internet, and more recently of global social networks, is living proof that this concept is feasible. If there is any long-term future for humanity, then it will look something like this:
http://wlcentral.org/node/2389 – Governance in a Post 2011 World
http://theglobalsquare.org/ – The Global Square Project Official Website
http://www.aeinstein.org/organizations103a.html/ – 198 Methods of Non-violent Action
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Citizens_United_v._Federal_Election_Commission – Citizens United Case
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Telecommunications_Act_of_1996 – Telecom. Act of 1996