How do we kick this mother off? … the Fight, I mean.
Although we at Metabolic Chambers maintain this movement is about waking people up to the interconnectedness of all things, there is also a political element that must be addressed. The construct we refer to as “the government” is a twofold problem & solution: 1. The politicians who dictate policy. 2. The public who puts politicians in positions of power and authority. The government itself is merely a tool and is only as benevolent or malevolent as the people who wield its power. The Democratic and Republican parties are broken, obsolete relics of by-gone age. The evidence of that statement is the deterioration of the United States of America. The antidote is a new political party with a new vision for the future. The American Party.
It’s party time!
• The ECONOMY. The labor-based economy is dying in America due to outsourcing and an increasingly mechanized work-force. Rather than fight this trend we should look to replace the labor-based economy entirely. The solution is a creative-based economy.
Web 3.0 (or whatever)
The key is a social networking website linked to your bank account. The consumer will pay (price to be determined by you, the producer) to view your page and a separate price to download your artwork. Additionally, by buying access to another’s content, you now have permission to use their art for your personal projects. And it’s art all the way down. In order to make the most informed purchases, the website will also give you suggestions on what profiles you will like based on your past purchases, a rating system and those stupid little personality tests everyone loves.
I suggest retooling an established site like Myface because, obviously, Web 3.0’s success will depend on how popular it is; more people = more content.
• EDUKATION. The success of the labor-based industrial economy was chiefly due to the educational reforms at the beginning of that era. Factory owners eventually realized it was “nearly impossible to convert persons past the age of puberty, whether drawn from rural or from handicraft occupations, into useful factory hands.” Thanks to the schooling system, youth are trained very early in how they are expected to be useful. The real purpose of public education consists of three courses: one in punctuality, one in obedience, and one in rote, repetitive work. Factory labor demanded workers who showed up on time. It demanded workers who would take orders from a management hierarchy without question. And it demanded men and women prepared to slave away at machines or in offices.* People are trained to become robots.
Rather than lament or ignore these facts we should look at this system as a necessary evil that has allowed us to develop ourselves to this present state of technological sophistication, ironically paving the way for the creative-based economy. As time progresses, liberty increases. As with the labor-based economy, the real success of the creative-based economy will depend on replacing the current educational system. The creative-based educational system will in part be characterized by taking into account all of our state-of-the-art discoveries in understanding the neurological processes of “learning.” The three courses of the future educational system will be: perception, creativity & community. We must train people to become artists. This is the only way a creative-based economy can work.
There’s still a lot of details to hammer out, but you get the general idea.
Who will implement these new systems? Simple: You are the revolution. You are the revolution. You are the revolution. If you are reading this and over 18, you are eligible to run for public office. I’ll see you all in 2016. In the meantime, spread the virus – gather candidates for this new political party. Ask questions and offer suggestions.
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*Source. Robert Sterling, Alvin Toffer.