POLITICAL CHANGE FOR SUSTAINABILITY — PART 1
There is an immense emphasis on resolving the problems of the world though political evolution or revolution. Regardless of the different models created, there is always leaders and followers that flows out in circles. A key dilemma to this is that the empowerment advocated in these models centres around one icon that swoons the people to follow them. Our current model is no different, other than there are more icons to pick from. Despite the progressive bubble of leveraging connection and personal empowerment, the political global picture still enforces obedience to specific rues to follow, making them more convoluted and unnatural to follow, thereby leveraging disempowerment. Further, politics has become a tool for corporate dominion that attempts to gloss over this disempowerment through marketing support for ideas irrespective of the benefit of the masses, all because of profit measured by a global quantified measure: money.
We search for new political paradigms as the priority to make change. The possibilities of new models are endless, being it commoning, socialism, anarchy, and tribalism, open-participatory, to name a few. Many eschew the incompetence of capitalism without defining what it is in capitalism that is not respected. Is it ownership? A free market? What this illustrates is the focus on the objectivism of politics to drive change, not the components of political dogma and what benefits the most people, if not everyone.
We design politics around the story that human nature needs to be saved from itself — that our propensity for greed to overcome scarcity requires governance to empower humanity — but it is that we trust this story where the truth lays: we natively trust that others have our best interests at heart. This may contradict the empower frameworks of motivators, coaches, and startup culture; while they may decentralise agencies of accessing empowerment , they still fit within the box of corporatism, therefore profit through debt-based money. This opposes the abundant access to empowerment the world really wants to exercise, let alone the most unlimited parameters of that empowerment. We encase empowerment in current economic terms through business, who then gratefully feeds increasing disempowered society. This pattern is particularly poignant in the drug and mental health industries. It is also in startups whose main purpose now is the short-term valuation for a quick sell to larger companies. None of these practices drive status in creating sustainably. Instead, we are perpetuating commodity. Experiences are limited processes within the realms of capitalist societies. Instead of empowering with absolute paradigms, those that make the earth function, we empower within relative, man-made ones, incompatible with earth. This has happened from one civilisation to another, where many people are sacrificed for the few. We are not evolving:. we are becoming pawns in different clothes, but change little.
In kind, we become enslaved with decision-making around ethics, as our initial scarce and disempowering based frameworks demand compromise one way or another. This misses the bullseye for not asking where the dilemma to require ethics comes from: scarce-based thinking, global debt-based currencies, and the fear game theory we apply to human nature. And so the empower-disempower cycle continues. We think this is nature, but it’s the difficult, man-made, parameters we choose manifest self that make us think this cycle has meaning, and therefore ,make it real. The premise of what is the best decision is simply how empowering is it for the most people and Earth?. It is no more complicated than this, but we do because we think people want to take advantage of others to survive scarcity.
I propose a new model that evolves empowerment in connected fuzzy spirals, each spiral one being, following an exponential trajectory that diminutives disempowerment and leverages empowerment through connection and collaboration by default, negating the need for governing empowerment (what an oxymoron!). The model drives creating excellence sustainably, shifting ‘profit’ from focusing creating scarce commodity at a price to simply quality experiences that value people’s time and global resources through gifting, the profit being one’s incalculable reputation as a sustainable creator. We may think this is what we are doing now, but clearly this is not the case as the lower cost solutions to the masses never make the market.
This is why it is essential to adopt a new exchange mechanism, from quantitative to qualitative criteria. This must be deduced at a global scale even though solutions are applied as locally as possible. Such a political framework leverages status to align creation for self and others in the same direction, making ethics evolve to excellence. In the same way, it also makes the current oppositions of selfish (ego) and selfless make peace and align and collaborate towards the same direction: creating the best experiences for all that want it as sustainably as possible. Instead of limiting governance between the balance of those that want to empower and vice versa, I propose a balance between creativity v sustainability. This takes out any perceived advantage of identity through active disempowerment, or empowerment delivered scarcely, at a price.
It is not possible to leverage creating experiences sustainably, which is quality centric, with money, which is quantity-centric. We do our best to want change politically, morally, caring for our fellow man, within an exchange system that does not want this to happen, taking for granted that the debt-based exchange model itself cannot change. Cost on currency reduces the exchange mechanism of creation to a commodity itself, even though it is actually nothing. This believed parameter distorts the energy of exchange and devalues the sustainable quality that could have been created, focusing reputation from collaborative quality to competitive isolation, disempowering the synergy of connection along the way.
I will present the logic of empowerment through collaboration over competition, crowdfinding over crowdfunding, decision-making through excellence over ethics, reputation through creating quality experiences over quantified commodity, and the increased ROI through gifting sustainable creation abundantly over pricing it. The simplicity of currency parameters, and their social consequences, will also be explained, offering an effective absolute direction to work not just towards, but a new structure to connect, create, experience, and evolve from.
This has been said many times, by many icons, but the difference here is no one can own or control this model as the only goal, the only god, is Sustainability. This presents a whole new governing dynamics, as status is no longer mask of progress by a few to the many, but an empowered force creating connected diverse excellence that is their own property to distribute to whom they wish. As nature intended.
This is easily demonstrated in my proposing this model itself. It is not important that I am recognised myself for this specific mode, but that I am with others developing their own ways, within the same framework, for a solution. I gain more connecting with them than competing for my own brand. How can I say I am a mastermind when so many have known the problem for a long time, but did not find a successful solution to resolve it? All pioneers are built on legacy and innovation that has come before. We can rearrange them, but it is the parameters for how we choose to arrange them that makes the difference.
However we shy away from absolutes, it is at this edge where we are at most limitless: no economy can function compromising the environment, as history has shown. Master the resources of the environment all one wishes, but it must empower and cultivate all involved. Many icons are advocating for productive change, so let’s cultivate the vehicle that brings this synergy together and make a force that can empower our unlimited capacity to create experiences together for all. And that is happiness.