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Let's Create a Global Declaration of Loving Intention

If we truly want to make the world a better place, we need to make radical changes now. Tinkering with our broken system isn't going to work because there's a race on between those implementing a one world government, ruled by them through their financial system, weapons and various methods of mind control, and the rest of us participating in a massive, global awakening. The good news is, all we have to do IS put our attention on the solutions and the awakening will spontaneously ignite to encompass the entire globe in short order.

The first step we need to take towards accelerating this global awakening is to understand that what is holding us back is not THEM, it is our own collective beliefs in the old systems and institutions that shaped our beliefs and values. We are our own jailers. If we want to unleash the boundless creativity and love that exists in us all, we need to clear away the old thinking that directly or indirectly supports the institutions and systems that block our unrestrained thinking.

Geographic boundaries are a perfect example of one of those old ideas. According to our current global system of geographic, territorial boundaries, your lot in life is predetermined by how lucky (or unlucky) you are to be conceived in a particular mother's womb. According to theory, anyone can scratch and claw their way to a good (or great) life (plenty of food, water, shelter, education, clothing, meaningful relationships, leisure time, etc), regardless of where they happen to be born, but try and tell that to a resident of North Korea or Zimbabwe or Liberia.

How about the idea that the natural resources of the planet are private property as if god decided to make certain families the heirs to the world's resources? No way!

How about the idea that it's OK to force people to pay to kill and maim other human beings as is the idea of wars funded by income taxes? No way!

So how can we possibly address this and all the other obvious injustices? Change yourself.


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    Jan 18 2012: The Issues of climate change, sustainable agriculture, and environmental

    hazards and habitat destruction from water pollution are all issues of great

    importance. In fact potable water is a diminishing resource which has already

    given rise to armed conflict.

    The rise of a Global Governing body is also seen by many as a

    desirable step in pursuit of Global change. How to generate or create such a

    governing body without meeting fierce resistance from the existing systems is

    a dilemma. We and our world cannot afford to waste time and resources in

    struggles for dominance.

    The creation of watershed based districts which would then elect and send

    to conventions delegates where resolutions would be voted up or down rules

    and penalties set enforcement arms established, representation to the higher

    level of global government nominated for general election in their districts..

    The fact that many of the large drainage's on the planet drain territory that

    crosses state and international boundaries, would make the actions of these

    watershed districts naturally weaken the perceived dependence on the nation


    Additionally, people who have nothing but hostility to the idea of a transnational

    government or a government over powering their own,would have little or no

    complaint a bout a meeting of neighbors to resolve communal issues like water

    use pollution flood control ect.. Even if those neighbors were from other

    counties, states ,or countries. This would also llink very well with the proposal

    to begin widespread flood mitigation projects which I proposed elsewhere.
    • Jan 18 2012: Russell, my motive for proposing a Global Constitution is to attract the greatest number of peaceful, loving people on Earth around a simple set of ideals that everyone can agree on. For example:

      We the People of Earth, in order to promote an everlasting global peace and maximize the opportunity for individual fulfillment and expression, personally commit to the following IDEALS of thought and behavior.

      1. Do no harm personally, or support IN ANY WAY, anyone else or any group – government or otherwise – doing harm, except in self-defense, or the protection of the defenseless.

      2. Never through force, deprive anyone of their freedom, or support IN ANY WAY, anyone else or any group – government or otherwise, to deprive anyone of their freedom, except in self-defense, or the protection of the defenseless.

      3. Commit our lives towards improving the human condition, first by making ourselves standard bearers of love-driven thinking and action, and second by seeking to apply our time, energy and talents towards solving the major challenges facing our world.

      Once this VERY BASIC constitution is completed, put it up to allow as many people who feel the same way to digitally sign on to it.

      Once we see the size of the group has achieved a certain critical mass, we can begin to work together to address #3.

      I think it's important to establish the basics of what we idealistically agree on before we address any attempt to solve the world's problems. If we don't, we run the risk of unintentionally defying these core principles. For example, even a democratic process still contains within it a component that violates the 1st and 2nd commitment, since it ultimately might force the will of one group on someone else. I understand that this complicates things, but I think that we need to ATTEMPT to address things from this foundation anyway.
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        Jan 20 2012: I have a question posted asking people to list what they see as fundemental human rights I would like to hear your list.
        • Jan 20 2012: RIGHT: That which is morally correct, just, or honorable: "the difference between right and wrong".
          HUMAN RIGHT: A right that is believed to belong justifiably to every person.

          I believe everyone has the right to conduct their lives however they see fit. The success of their 'way to live' experiment will either yield fulfillment or failure from THEIR perspective. So, in short, I believe everyone has every right, to do whatever they want. It's their life. Their reality. They'll live, love and prosper, or they'll die as a result of their choices.

          I believe that life is a unique opportunity to perceive the universe and consciously participate in shaping and defining it, and that how we people define it is constantly updated. That everything from people to planets come in to and out of existence regardless of goodness or rightness.

          The way I choose to conduct my 'way to live' experiment, that provides me with the deepest fulfillment is by doing my best not to interfere with other people's 'way to live' experiments. I also find fulfillment by interfering with other people's 'way to live' experiments when their 'way to live' includes hurting or controlling other people. That doesn't mean that the people who are hurting or controlling other people don't have the 'right,' it's just that in my 'way to live' experiment, I don't like that behavior, so I will do my best to stop it. Not because I have any more 'right', but because life is a contest of ideas and I'm rooting for the people who run their 'way to live' experiment the way I do, because that maximizes my chances of me getting what I want. More love. More peace. More fulfillment.

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