“Total revolution of consciousness and our entire social, political and economic system is what interests me, but that’s not on the ballot. Is utopian revolution possible? The freethinking social architect Buckminster Fuller said humanity now faces a choice: oblivion or utopia. We’re inertly ambling towards oblivion, is utopia really an option?”
I believe that it is. Here are 10 thoughts on the movement going forward:
1. The framework for revolution should be a plan that spans the course of 100 to 1,000 years. We don’t need to be throwing fancy people out of their mansions and lighting their silk on fire. Part of this working and not dissolving into a civil war [I don’t believe the people can win] is being comfortable with a more extended narrative that allows folks time to settle into new ideas and adjust incrimentilly.
2. A precursor for revolution is regular people being food independent. As long as we rely on big corporations for our corporal subsistence, there’s no hope. We must be able to take care of our basic, first-level-Maslow needs outside of the existing systems.
3. We need to reach compromise points on the ‘issues’ that dominate the headlines and artificially segregate us humans into ideological camps that produce stasis more than anything else. Let’s forget about #winning and focus on talking this stuff through so we can focus on what’s real: public education, public health, our souls, and this planet we are wantonly destroying. I’m confident that if regular people who self-identify as ‘liberal’ and ‘conservative’ got into a room, with a loving agenda, they could figure out comprimise positions on gun rights, abortion, gay marriage, and the majority of the rest. We need to clear some space on the desk.
4. Personal property is going to be the biggest obstacle to a peaceful revolution. I personally question the concept of property ownership on a fundamental level. One of God’s children deserves to be born into a shack, while another deserves to be born onto a manor estate? No way. The Horatio Alger rhetoric is only so effective, only so true. In order to mitigate the divisiveness of this issue I would suggest early on in the revolution ensuring people that the process will be extremely slow, over dozens of generations, so subtle that each ensuing generation barely notices the change until the paradigm shifts completely and we’re more used to sharing what God gave us all.
5. We have got to drop this ethic of personal fetishizing that has taken hold of our consciousnesses. Revolution will mean hugh personal sacrifice. It will take a sea change shift from the very American belief that the self is king, and replaced with the shared knowledge that community welfare for the greater good is more important than allowing for the unbridled expansion of individual egos.