Thursday, March 16, 2017
Since the beginning of time, every form of government has always been undermined by the same old illness: corruption.
Already in 42 B.C. Cicero said:
"A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and he carries his banners openly. But the traitor moves among those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not traitor, he speaks in the accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their garments, and he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of a city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to be feared."
Communism and more recently even Capitalism have both failed as systems of government because of the corruption and not because those Ideals in theory were not valid.
But then, how could it be possible to create a new and functioning system of government which is exempt from corruption?
It would be a long path to get to a system like that and new mechanisms would need to be in place, like those that would be used for Commutalism.
Although, initially, if some wanted to make an experiment in a small scale there would be a recipe.
In a few words: "with Trust and a revolving door".
Not money but Trust would be its main ingredient.
In an ideal system of government the concept of Trust would be completely eliminated in regard to the functioning of the system but in the case of an experiment it would have to be kept under close scrutiny.
It is possible to create a new model of society for an existence that is different than the one in which you live today.
If you knew two people you could blindly Trust then you could start a new network of people who want to live with other values. You could also share with them a piece of land and virtually not having to pay any money for that.
In fact, this new model could begin with the acquisition of a piece of land without any initial capital (sounding incredible almost like in a TV commercial).
This could happen through a series of chained virtual contracts (they will be fully explained later on). These contracts would become effective simultaneously if and when one future contract will be finalized to purchase a plot of land on behalf of all those people who are chained by those contracts.
Think of a piece of land and a few people sharing “on paper” the cost of that land, hence only virtually and without money (as if they were playing Monopoly).
Each of the owners could invite two other people that they can vouch for and that will pledge to share their utmost Trust with all those who are already part of the community.
Like in a Human Web, any new people could also invite two other people who all can Trust, also always vouching for them and for all of their life.
10 people share “on paper” the cost of $1,000,000 for a plot of land. Each of these 10 original owners will have to virtually pay $100,000 and can invite two more people.
These two other people would virtually pay (still only on paper) to the original owners $50,000 each to be part of the community (as profits would not be allowed).
Also each of those invited can invite two more people who would pay $25,000 to be part of that community and so on until it is reached a level so low that at some point the cost would only become nominal.
All these pre-arranged and virtual transactions would come into effect and be finalized only at the closing of the contract to purchase the land.
The land would be paid with the money of the last comers which would instantly repay all the virtual transactions while the money will go directly in the pockets of the seller of the land.
The last comers, paying by choice, would have decided to halt the chain and materialize the Ideal (by paying that amount instead of continuing to resell the entrance fee to two other individuals).
If, for example, $1,000,000 were divided among 1,000,000 people then the last invited would end up paying $1 each.
Only those who were the last invited (who have actually paid $1 and are still "de facto" creditors in the community) could admit two more people inside the community even after the acquisition of the land and because they have been the only ones to actually pay any money they can resell their shares for a profit as their reward.
The size of that piece of land will not be relevant while instead it will be of great relevance the fact that one new Ideal World will be then physically represented on our Planet.
It will also be an example for everyone else to confront with their old World.
Almost certainly, someone will Betray the Trust inside the group but that person could be easily removed and expelled together with the person and the ascendant line who introduced and vouched for the expelled individual.
Like in a revolving door, anyone could come in but just as quickly find the way out from this new World that invites everyone but needs no one.
Like a network stretching there where the energy is One but also retracting to its original form when it moves toward Ego, the dead end of this Human Web.
Posted by Ettore at 10:27 AM
Labels: Cicero, Commutalism, Wavevolution