In the past people spoke of an Old World and a New World. The existing and known versus undiscovered and new.
In the hierarchical times from that age dominance and riches where the way to strengthen your position. Livelihoods assured by conquering, exploiting and pillaging. But it was only for a selective group of people who where in charge by choice or plainly taken. But on the basis of the old way of thinking. At this point in time we think very differently and realize that we as people can organize things in a better, collective and cooperative way.
Appointing a leader in a small group is a reasonable choice. In a small group there is a direct and transparent oversight. That are very important things. Things that disappear rather quickly when groups are becoming bigger. Then all kind of forces appear that remove the strength from this structure. Like exploitation and suppression. Anonymity and disguise are being used for manipulation and or destruction.
Honesty and reasonableness disappear into the horizon where Thomas Moore would like to lead us to. Is it not time to abandon our Tower Of Babel and pursue our travel to Utopia.
In the new world where we are now we have the technical possibilities to create and honest world with reasonableness. A decentralized digital world with honesty, fairness and reasonableness is not that hard to built. Direct democracy of a group, country, continent and can and will be realized. Ownership of your digital life with you, the individual, and not with the data colonists. Complete transparency through removal of anonymity and honest and reliable provision of information. Livelihood by going back to the system of the Commons. Bringing back consumption back to usufruct. Leaving the planet in good state to pass on to our children.
Perhaps you have read the book Society 4.0 from Bob de Wit. If not, please do. It is worthwhile. We are already one step further. Curious? Get into contact with us. You can do it via www.citizensisland.com but you can also mail me via this website.
Coronation is the word for crowning. The vaccine has now already be called the ultimate savior. No angel who can change that.
There are plenty of objections and opponent for vaccination and also the PCR test. It brings a big discord within humanity. The see their freedom evaporating. Like a layer of snow in the burning sun. Anxiety is everywhere.
Yet we could make a free choice and adapt it nicely now a more contagious variant is emerging. We all want the madness of the virus to disappear as soon as possible.
As the vaccine is not yet widely available we can consider an alternative and fair method.
A good alternative scenario could the following. A good timing of the vaccination and isolation of the vulnerable and any proponent. Then we let the fast English or South African wave flow over the non vulnerable and the ones who choose willingly. Then it is a conscious, personal and free choice.
Adding the fact that people who already dealt with the virus and made their own vaccine by using their own immune system. That is already a large part by the way. The positive a-symptomatic tested people can for example be taken into account here. But also the positively tested people that are healed. Therefore, it is at the same time a test for governments and their specialists if they really trust the PCR test.
Create a hot-line for that and you know how many vaccines you need. Then you are way faster through this crisis and with a free choice for every citizen. It also reduces cost significantly. From the medicine and the accompanying logistics.
Which government, political party or people representative can be against this. The best of two world instead of an imprudent and unfair battle between for and opponents.
Vaccination or an endured positive test is than the release of the mechanism of fully restored freedom. It is something you can check at the front door without reasonable doubt in the long term.
The world is than again quickly accessible and people regain the freedom to enjoy the beauty that our planet has to offer.
A famous saying from Major Tom. But he was floating in space and help could not reach him.
We, at least I, have now the same feeling but we are on Mother Earth. With all our fellow citizens. Nature was already under pressure because of the climate changes. Biodiversity has grown from a nice memory into a nightmare. The financial and economil system is exploding into debt so the paying citizen can be brought to slavery.
Corona is being sprinkled out on top of this. Just to be sure it will happen. Freedom is a nice dream which we see disappearing more and more into the horizon.
In order to get these beautiful times back we fetch a glass. We fill it with some liquid, with a reasonable percentage of alcohol, to get those nice memories of freedom and loving togetherness back. One bottle is often not enough. Let’s sniff some stuff as well. A tragedy poured on us by the government. A blanket of desperation that is almost to hard to bear.
The perspective of Ashes To Ashes and Dust To Dust is a nightmare we can not really handle. On mortality I have written an article previously. You can read it back. The life we should be celebrating, which we probably did not do in the past, is now completely not enjoyable.
There has been created the illusion that at the expense of all we should take account for the lives of people who could have celebrated life already and are not able to do that anymore. We have to protect them at the cost of almost all joy, freedom and financial debt in the life of others.
It is an illusion as there are possibilities to do both. But that possibility is not looked at or they do not want to. I am afraid it is the last one.
It is than not amazing that actions like assaulting the Capitol in Washington are happening. In the past similar actions did take place. The assault on the Bastille is a nice example.
The reason for the people who did this was despair, frustration and powerlessness. Not because of being aggressive or violent. Their livelihoods was at stake. It is a natural phenomenon and easy to understand. Instead of alone and miserable considering suicide you can make a point.
Calling to order those wise men who are only wise in their own bubble. Is violence allowed? If you have tried all other ways, the answer is yes.
We are not far away from that point anymore. A Fool Who Knows He Is A Fool Is That Much Wiser. But the government and its counselors do not know this saying and are continuing on their course. Playing the card of trust alone is however not good enough anymore.
It is time for something else. An honest, emphatic and human world. The only non violent way that leads to that is the Citizens Island Project [- www.citizensisland.com -]. I have written on that subject before and it is the only peaceful way to get people back to the center of the stage.
But for this support is needed. Join is and grab your chance to bring brightness to this world and let the stars shine again.
Facts and fairy tales. A Dutch television program about Corona. In which you can find and hear lots of bellowing by the media on “request” of the RIVM and government.
They are in panic because of the high numbers in positive testing. Do not read contamination and surely not contigious. For the latter de pcr test is equiped. You can also only be contaminated if it has passed the borders of your immuunsystem and has really penetrated your corpus.
But if you are in a good health your nice , beautiful and private hospital they call your immunesystem will stop them at the front door. Not any problem for most except for a few.
For those few and all who are vulnerable you should just in preventive way support their immune system. Specially in those seasons of the year when the virus has a higher chance. There are enough medicaments and supplements to do so.
With the current knowledge of Corona that is sufficient. But preventive there is not much happening. If you are being tested positive you have to go into quarantine but they do not provide care. It looks like they want that people have to go to the hospital. That is rather strange as their capacity is significantly reduced over the last years.
The focus lies completely on testing but most part of the population has allready been in contact with the Corona virus. What they are doing right now is testing as much as possible and creating an absolute number as high as possible. Not giving the percentage and the development of that line. That percentage is not that high. Asypmtomatic testing setting out in a percentage which is an indication for (group) immunity they are not providing. Manipulating the R factor is something they can do. It looks like an episode of Blackadder.
But this is the real world. Than you have to learn from the past. Use progressive insight. But it looks like the anchors may not be pulled up. Even the WHO is moving at the moment. Though reasonably slow. But the RIVM is frozen to their dogma’s. Admitting mistakes is not easy. But the government has tied it selve. The member of parlement seem all llike parrots , non critical and proving they have no knowledge or intelligence whatsoever. Many scientists are raising their eye brows at so much failure.
That brings me back to the Lockdown 2.0. They are now taking all kind of measures wich they can think of without knowing if they are working. I can name one immediately that is crucial but not being used at all. Therefore you have to look at the past , think , learn and use the gathered knowledge.
Stay calm. Listen. Investigate. Be smart. Learn. Act wise.
The solution for the problem of the dragon and almost everything he has scorced away with his burning flame. The human element with her beautiful qualities of compassion and empathy.
Politics is bankrupt. They , specially the top of the existing parties , have tasted from the nectar of power and the attached luxurious assured lifestyle. It has an attracting and addicting influence on certain kind of people. People who do not want save the world but only pretend to do so. They have a reasonable number of narcistic and egoistic characteristics. A lack of seeking thruth and empathy is also involved.
A way of restoring democracy is a direct form of democracy. You shoud think referenda and counsels of citizens. The technique to make this happen is available. Now it is up to the will of the existing power to make that change. But it does mean for them they can not fullfill their promises to the lobbyists. That is not a political suicide but a real one. Because those organizations , read multinationals etc…. , will take care and settle things. Politicians know that and therefore they are not in favor of real and good changes.
Despite that some people in those political parties do want to make a change from the bottom up. They are being absorbed in the system or are removed from those parties. New and small parties present themselves as the horse from Troy. But Troy was a city closed in by its own walls. The present politics has support from the outside from very strong and powerful parties. Corporate States , the multinationals , against which (normal) countries do not stand a chance. Also they have support from created megalomanic parties like the WHO , EC , VN and NGO’s which do not have a high democratic content. In the current structure they do not have a high chance.
It does not mean that you do not have to try. As a citizen you need to show your voice , to unite and offer a counter-pressure.
But there are also other ways to accomplisch a change. You can do things around and not using the politics at all. In an other way changing the influence of the multinational. So that they have to transform to another form of organization. Coöperative , honest and to the benefit of all people.
In the way that Facebook , Google , Amazon did emerge it can happen again with something new. An app with the capability to put all people at the centre of the stage and making companies coöperative for people. Making them work for everybody in a fair way. Leaving the work for machines where possible and wished for. But in a way that everone benefits from those machines.
The government can communicate with the app but has no influence on it. Politics need to adapt just like the companies. Because voting can be done direct , fast and on all subjects. Direct democracy will be a natural thing. If governments do not go with it people will take care of it themselves. We joined can shape the world in the direction we are wishing for. No reset by the elite but a reset by the people.
The Citizens Island project has all these capabilities. Curious? Have a look at www.citizensisland.com. Ask your questions. Proponent? Support the project. How? Take part in it. Send this article to others. Make people aware that there is a better alternative. Much better.
So it is just the mask of the dragon. A dragon with a burning desire. The fire of accumilation of money and power is burning inside of him.
But they can not show that out of the blue to the outside world. It will not only put them in a difficult position but they will also be known. The rich do find wealth and power fine but being known scares them a little.
Rich people who flaunt with it made their wealth by doing so. If not they are not the smartest rich people. The fools between them so the speak.
The smart rich elite do have things better arranged. By using free ports for their money they do not pay taxes. If they do it is only a little and for keeping up a nice appearance. A cost for maintaining a good image.
How do they guard their interests? Through a good network of people who are (gladly) willing to enter their system of nice fees and live with a little less but still luxioury and safe life.
Their tool is the lobby of unlimited possiblities and or exclusion from a beautiful free and safe life. You can see it as a nice and smart mafia. From mafia to politics is only a small step. Not only is politics mafia for the soul. It is also a nice and wished for buffer by the elite. Between them and the citizen.
The question that now arises is the next. What is their agenda? Do they want more money? They have enough. Do they want more power? They have enough.
What they want is to keep it. After the second world war there has been an enormous economical growth and many people profited. Almost everyone.
But now something different is going on. Maintaining the wealth and power. For that the regular citizen should be harnassed. So a plan , or reset , to be carried out would be handy. You need to silence the citizens. Therefore “control” the media. Bad information , read halve truths and lies , need to be part of it. Furthermore fear is an important factor.
Violence , for example war or terrorism , has always been a nice excuse to get things done. But globally it is not a wise option. That is also the current battlefield. We live in a world where we can see and know everything. Also from each other. That has many advantages. Because everybody has now more or less the world and maybe freedom in his hands.
But there are disadvantages. The world is connected by lots of governments and institutions like the United Nations , European Community , World Health Organization and you name it. A number are at first glance democratic but many , if not all , are undemocratic and hierarchically structured. They can be influenced as there is no organization that can do without money. This open the doors wide for the power of money.
At the bankingcrisis the costs for the risks at the hands of the rich has been payed for by all the taxpaying citizens. Now Corona has , unnecesarry actually, taken care of an enormous longlasting economical damage to the citizens and the small businesses. Also huge amounts of money have been spend and will be spend. On the pharmaceutical industry for for example. The mountain of debt is larger than the Mount Everest. You should think more on the size of the planet Jupiter.
A better way to implement enslavement you can hardly find. Altough you might be able to robotize people with modern technology. For sure with the right medication you can keep them stupid. I am wondering what the vaccin all will bring. Trust is good but checking is wiser. Avoiding the vaccin is at the moment probably the best.
It all looks like a strange world. But actually it is not so bad. The kapitalistic system just gave space to people to become filthy rich. It is a natural reaction to secure your source of wealth and stability. That this is at the expense of other people is something that sneaks in slowly. Also easy if there is enough distance and no negative feeling. You can just look away. Or put your head in the ground.
How is it possible that all kind of authorities seem to cooperate. It looks like that the system has slowly being drenched by the dark side of power and money. Ofcourse there has been experiments by the rich elite. In “wargames” so to speak. But also in reality. The admissibility within the multinationals , the political system , main media , social media and the people who profit from it has been test and proven great. So it looks like it has become an ingenious game of chess.
But as with every game there is a choice. You dont have to play their game. We can create our own one. A fair game with fair players. That means the end of the smart and rich elite. Also from the multinational , political parties , politicians and the censuring media.
The technology and knowledge is available. How? I will save that for a next article. But is is possible and it is high time for a new human and fair game.
Who is or who are the multinational? Are that the people working for them? Are it the investors? What are they actually doing? Who are they serving? Or should I say what.
They are working in accordance with the neo-liberal mantra of earning as much as possible against the lowest costs and all means are allowed. That is their filosofy , mantra and prison.
They have people in their offices to figure out what is the best way to achieve just that. The thought of a useful product against a honest price with a fair profit and bringing as less possible damage to the environment is a mindset that they are throwing aside as much and far as possible. They are luring the smartest men and women they can find with loads of money and luxury in order to find very shrewd way to manipulate and attract consumptional behaviour against extravagant prices.
They also give the impression that without subsidies there are no possibilities on productdevelopment and changes. They let the governments create subsidie flows and supporting funds. All kinds of financial means from which they profit and sometimes even solely exist. Those financial means are beng paid for by the tax payer and therefore mainly hardworking citizens.
The multinational does not pay taxes. They have a location in Amsterdam Zuid. But that is just a free taxhaven as there are many around the globe. Like Cook Islands , St.Kitts & Nevis , Singapore , Seychellen , Vanuatu and more. All small countries with the motto: Its better to get a small fee than nothing at all. But the overlarge part stays in the pockets of the Multinational and other villains themselves.
The nice thing is: It is all very legal. Locking away money is all just fine. It is all following laws and rules. But that is not saying it is fair. For the mutinational that is something on the otherside of the horizon. The politicians are leaving it there as well because they are depending for their future on them as well. Name me a former politician who did not include the tribe of the multinational. They are creating their own security of existence. But this needs and has to change.
In a previous article I did write that politics is the last barricade between the multinational and the citizen. That barricade is dissolving so the speak. Political parties are depending on funding. It is something that becomes more and more clearer. Fantastic publicity campagnes with beautiful commercials. Honesty is often far to be found. Interests , often own interests , are widely present.
A direct approach to make an appeal to the responsibility of the multinational could be considered. Let them deliver a contribution to a fund , via for example UBI-Vault , that wil be beneficairy for all people in the form of a Basic Dividend. In return give them a label through which people know these companies are acting into their favour. It could work, But if it is going to change the current culture within companies. I have my doubts.
Making a change in culture is more difficult than we think. Greed is for example much older that the Tower of Babylon. One of the sources for greed is scarcity. And that is exactly what we are (arteficially) creating in the present time of abundance. In the past there was real scarcity. But that was due to seasons , weather conditions and geography.
But those times of scarcity is allready from a far past. There is food in abundance. Take as an example the new illnes obesity. It is one of the worst problems for our health in the 21st century. There is plenty. The problem is a fair sharing of it. It means that we all , people and companies , have to find a better balance of individual and group importance. For that point we can learn much from the Eastern Culture.
There the basis of life is their family , or group , to which they belong. They can not excel if there is no support and togetherness inside the group. If you face drawbacks you do not have to solve it on your own. People are taking care of each other. If you excel there is also gratitude and reciprocity. You return the favors so to speak. Help one another. You do not abandon anyone.
Within the Western Culture , supported by the christian mindset and the neo-liberal way of thinking , the illusion has been created that the individual , and his successful company , ows everything to himselve. There is no real reason to share and be thankful. You can give the illusion that you care. But it is just a thin layer of gold leaf to keep your network and customers satisfied. For further gain only.
That is the nut that needs to cracked. The point is fair sharing against a fair price and not greedy profit making.
My thought is that the multinational are not going to do that themselves. Sharing their creations in a fair manner. They need the help from citizens. Citizens who are critical thinkers and say: Government we have a right on a fair sharing of prosperity. Security of existence , in the form a Basic Income , is a human right that should be provided. Get than your taxes from the multinational in a fair way.
For that you need a government that says: Now you paxes and else there is exit. We are not depending on them. What they produce others can do in a fair way. Lets just give them the space.
Now a peoples representation who is going to make it happen. The Social Human Movement would like to do that for you. But they than need your voice and support.
Imagine. A world consisting of billions of little Islands. Not like continents. But one island for every person.
One place entirely for one person. No power of government, mulitinationals, whatever. Every digital aspect of this person’s life on this island is personal and with free movement. Data can only being shared willfully.
Everything in your own control. Absolute and real freedom. An illusion? A utopia? Hardly. This freedom can be achieved fairly easily.
Self-determination. Back to the core of our existence.
By accepting cookies we give away ownership of our personal digital data not only to firms like Facebook, Google and Amazon, but also to smaller less known firms.
This won’t be necessary for long anymore.
Shortly you will be able to keep your data safe in a digital surrounding that is yours and yours only. Giving away data for free or against payment will be your own free choice.
The benefits of your data will no longe serve the interests of Mark Zuckerberg, Larry Page, Sergey Brin and Jeff Bezos.
If you use Citizens Island it will be up to you to either cash your data or keep them private.
You could chose to make a passive income out of selling your data. Call it a Basic Income, if you like. At this moment the datamarket is the fastest growing market. Companies are interested in your data. But not only in your data.
Fair trading and sustainably operating companies are also desperate for a digital space to show (positive) reviews, that are honest and sincere, and obviously not paid for. They need reviews, given by local customers, that appreciate a fair way of trading. A Company Island within the world of Citizens Islands could be such a space.
When Citizens Islands is used broadly, this will change the landscape of commerce. Companies will adapt and treat you , their customer, as a “king”.
Is this all for free? Not entirely ofcourse, but we work on this at minimal costs. Anyway, those costs will be a fraction of the costs, charged for your bank account.
Plus a bank account will not enable you to generate a passive income and guard your data safely on your own Citizens Island, that is accessible on all your devices.
It is high time to take back control over our data and our lives.
We can achieve this via Citizens Island. Please see our website: www.citizensisland.com and give us your support.
The first clarity that Corona shows is that we are vulnerable. In a number of case to vulnerable because people die from this disease.
There is no vaccin yet. As most vaccins it is only being developed when its there. So way to late [ Lesson.1 , Prepare as good as you can on matters that can occur. ]
If we think only about ourselves , which is being cultivated in the Western World , and if we do not fully comply in order to avoid infected and if we are infected going into isolation we have a huge problem. [ Lesson.2 , The individual is never more important that the group if we want to survive. ]
What is the best approach. Who can you trust The media? The politician?The experts? I thonk the last ones. The rest should just do everything to make things cear and get things done. So facilitate. [ Lesson.3 , Give the specialists space and force to act quickly and adequately. ]
The economic impact of a Lock Down and its consequences. It makes you realize what is really import and what you can do without. You consume only the most needed. That is mainly food and drinks. The rest is not that needed. Toilet paper? no need for it when you have a toilet shower. Also more hygienic. Lots of things you where thinking of buying you postpone. Or you realize there is actually no need for. It does not cost a thing to make walk. Talk to some other people. [ Lesson.4 , Importance of things are becoming clear. ]
The economic growth disappears behind the horizon. Companies are coming to a slow or even stop down. Some products and services are in a hard need , others less and some redundant. A nice opportunity to say goodbye to those. Also a shrink in the economy means a recovery and growth of our ecology.
Look for example to the clear waters of Venice at the moment. In this way the Agreement Of Paris is getting a chance. For sure there will be a decrease in CO2 and Nitrogen. [ Lesson.4 , Clarity of the things that are really important. ]
In times of drastic measures there hits for economical activities. Things are stopping and costs are being made. Wages need to be paid. Rents are owed. Activities need to be cancelled. Work needs to be done without getting income of it. On short the economical model is not in balance anymore. Financial support needs to be given. Questions is to whom and what. To companies or to people? [ Lesson.5 , What is fair and who deserves financial help. ]
Acute need is never within companies. That are only entities on paper with machines and their personnel. The last are people who really feel and observe. That in basis also the only group which should get acute help should be given. The best way to do that is to provide them with a Basic Income. At least for the period the crisis lasts. Companies are a sponge to absorb money and keep it for themselves. The drip down effect does not really work. Its is a fairytale told to and believed by most politicians. So give it directly to the people who feel the pain really. Let on advice from and with experts a new model function. Al least for the time being of the crisis. [ Lesson.6 , What is the best and simplest way of giving aid. ]
In situations like these also nice and explorative things happen with the use of new technologies. Working at home is in many situation working very good. The manager is getting a little nervous as he can see and feel that there is no real need for him. Schoolbuildings are empty. But teachers are not sitting still and are giving their lessons and instruction via internet. In many cases this works fine. A continuation of this saves classrooms. [ Lesson.7 , We are finding out that things can be done differently and better. ]
For our freedom it is not nice to get in this crisis situation. But it leads to some wise lessons. Those lessons we can than use to expand our freedom and realize again what is really important.
If you read the header you might think on politics. That is what I am doing as well. A way to make changes is via politics. There are also other ways. A revolution. A disaster from nature. But they are hard to control. Its not one silk so to speak.
Via politics it goes in a democratic way. But politics is not so democratic anymore as it used to be. It are not people representatives anymore. But instead they are footman of their political party. They are listening to the “mantra” proclaimed by their party. If somebody has a good idea they just believe the opinion polls and go into their current and safe position. The political parties are actually scared and not really accessible.In this way this disrupt and make a cartel of the democratic politics.
Therefore it is time for renewal and to pass over the existing parties. A new road will be followed. This means a new party and a new philosophy. That philosophy I would like to submit to you in the next movie c.q. presentation.[ It is in Dutch but a translation will follow shortly. ] It is concerning several areas with on every area a thought in the form of a speech/saying. The rest is an outcome of that. See it as a living document because in a true democracy on everything can be debated.
An essential part of our philosophy is freedom and social justice in the from of an Unconditional Basic Income. A fair distribution of wealth is a crucial part of it.
I am curious on your opinion , ideas and feedback. Do not forget that we have to do this with all of us. If we all do nothing right now than we all are also to blame.