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This is an excellent post and the comments and conversation are a breath of fresh air.

For me personally it is vital to bear in mind that the so called 'system' is not broken, its designed this way for a very specific reason which brings to mind a great quote from Jiddu Krishnamurti, " It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society."

 

 

Permaculture ethics are vital:

1. Care of the Earth

2. Care of the People

3. All surplus to go to ethics 1 and 2

 

 

Be the change you wish to see, every thought, word and action becomes a living example of this .................... not perfection, that's impossible. Enjoy the experience of adjusting through your personal life and day to day experiences. For example if you cut a piece of timber to short, next time measure twice and cut once so to speak. Life is very very simple.

 

 

Bill Mollison once said ," Though the problems of the world are increasingly complex, the solutions remain embarrassingly simple.”

 

To me the natural world shows truth and this so called society is a blatant and obvious lie because it divides and it is well known that one of the key points in the Art of War is to divide the people then they are easy to conquer.

 

One could go deeper into for instance the central American culture that spoke of a parasite that has infected humanity. This parasite makes one BE LIEve that they are thinking their own thoughts when they in fact are not.

 

The North American tribes called it the wetiko virus.

 

Humanity is at an undeniably important point and each one of us is totally free to choose our path ...................... intent is where our power lies and if our base desire is as a child's in the wonder of those glorious moments when excitement to explore reigns supreme we are unstoppable and fucking brilliant.

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14 minutes ago, johnw7000 said:

intent is where our power lies and if our base desire is as a child's in the wonder of those glorious moments when excitement to explore reigns supreme we are unstoppable and fucking brilliant.

Mate I love your optimism. Bill did have a lot of the solutions. I think there is still a couple of big problems. One is greed and the power that can come from that. Perhaps some sort of cap on wealth, so that individuals or company's can never become more powerful than, nations of people. Then there is the nations them selves. Both nations and for that matter, politicians, are really obsolete in a digital world. Every one could simply vote on every major issue, via an app on their phone. No politicians, no lobbyists, no middlemen at all. True, direct democracy.

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This thread is more relevant now than when it was posted 2 and a half years ago!

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If people stopped voting in the Liberal and National Parties that'd be nice.

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15 hours ago, Slocombe said:

If people stopped voting in the Liberal and National Parties that'd be nice.

If people stopped getting conned into voting for them via their preference farmers UAP and One Nation, that'd also be nice!

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I just think it's odd that some people only seem to get all riled up about free speech when someone cops flak after saying racist or homophobic stuff. Is almost like they just want freedom of speech so they are free to say stuff an asshole would say and not suffer any consequences. I mean i'm sure a lot of people are passionate about the ideals behind it but it seems like a lot of people just wanna get loud* and fight about it right after someone gets in shit for saying fucked up stuff that they agree with. Then they just get bored* of it and go back to being a jerk in private.

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On 09/08/2019 at 7:55 PM, Crop said:

Every one could simply vote on every major issue, via an app on their phone. No politicians, no lobbyists, no middlemen at all. True, direct democracy.

This idea appealed to Timothy Leary, back in the days of landline telephony. He was right, of course ... in principle. 

Personally, I wouldn't trust Big Data to count my vote on anything. Nor Big Media to promote informed decision-making in the first place. 

True democracy entails radical egalitarianism, all we have is this late-capitalist sham. 

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Just on the whole voting via an app thing... The closest I can see to that is Jacqui Lambie, who has been using polls to guide (not decide) how she votes in Parliament.

 

Seems like a reasonable approach given whatever people say won't ever be completely representative.

 

I don't think people are engaged or informed enough that I'd support Timothy Leary's approach for day-to-day decision making.

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Most, if not all of our political problems could be solved with one decisive action: ban ALL political donations. 

Then the only reason any politician has to put their name on a ballot paper is to actually serve their electorate. Rather than cosying up to donors to assure themselves a seat on a board later.

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