[x] Cultural Entrustment

Another example of social entrustment would be our cultural entrustment. Social trusts could be formed to maintain our existing cultures. This would allow all those that would wish to maintain a particular type of ethnicity or community to entrust themselves together in order to achieve it.

Social entrustment could also be used to form new types of cultures designed to achieve particular results and maintain them. This would allow new cultures to form around the needs of particular interests like the arts and sciences as well as developing certain professions or producing new ones.

(pt27) Civil Accounts

(1c) Civil Markets…

Civil markets would be established when consumer and provider specialized civil trustees would issue civil accounts to their respective civil clients to meet their personal needs and wants. Consumer and provider specialized civil trustees would bring their own civil clients together with one another in order to form them into civil markets for them to choose each other’s services and needs from.

The consumers and providers of each need and want would be given their own civil accounts to do their business through. This would result in creating a civil market for each public need and want. A civil market would bring together all those that would be involved with the consumption and production of a given product.

Each civil market would actually consist of the exchanges made between the consumer and provider civil account holders for each of their common needs and wants.  Conducting exchanges through their own civil accounts would allow every common need and want of the public to be independently managed. The civil accounts that each person would have would provide him or her with their own personalized government that would be managed for them by their own specialized civil trustees.

(pt23) Examples of Civil Trust Services

(1d) Civil trusts…

[*] Civil trusts formed to Provide Particular Community Services:

Civil trusts could be formed to provide particular types of local services or to augment existing types of public services. Civil trusts could also be designed to consume those particular products.

One example of community services would be to provide for a service such as forming childcare civil trusts in order to provide reliable community child care services to their members. Other examples would be in people providing themselves with health-service civil trusts, or educational civil trusts to provide themselves with information or training.

Transportation civil trusts could be formed to provide a local form of transportation. Another would be waste removal and recycling civil trusts that could finally make recycling the efficient undertaking that it could be if we were only better organized to process it properly.

[*] Civil Trusts Formed for Preservation purposes:

Civil trusts could also be formed to collectively protect and preserve things of importance to a group of people. Civil trusts could be formed to protect certain things from abuse like a particular group of people, animals or environment. Civil trusts would allow people to directly support things. They could be formed to maintain something in particular within self-contained environments like wildlife, forests or cultural preservation. This would allow us to maintain the conditions of particular things for the future.

[*] Civil Trusts Formed for Investment Purposes:

Civil trusts could also be formed to collectively invest in common projects. They could be formed to invest in the things that a group of people would have an interest in and wish to collectively develop. This would permit people to participate directly in the societies and activities that they agreed with.

Civil trusts could be formed to collectively invest in things like solar power, wind power, electric cars and more. It would allow communities to collectively invest in themselves as well as allow those people that would wish to participate to be able to get directly involved. Civil trusts would also allow a community to invest in the talents and abilities of its own Nabors.

[*] Forming Special Purpose Civil Trusts:

To achieve our common goals a civil trust system could be formed to organize us into special purpose civil trusts to provide us with things that we commonly want. They could also be created to promote the cooperative ownership of property for collective development or protection. Civil trusts could also be formed to provide for cooperative forms of production, ownership or actions both domestically and foreign.

A group of people could be entrusted together into cooperative construction groups to expedite the construction of vital facilities. It could also be used for endeavors like collectively procuring building materials and contractors for those members of the community that would wished to build, paint or renovate their homes. This would allow people to consume building materials collectively, which would lower the cost for all as well as be able to provide collective monitoring of their progress and completion.

(pt11) Elements Of An Entrusted Government System

Cooperativism would be an entrepreneurial approach to applying government.  It would form a system of social entrustment in which each common problem or concern that the public has would form its own social trust with their own social trustees to self-govern itself with. These social trusts and their trustees would have but one function and that would be to meet the needs and wants of the public.

The most fundamental participant within a social entrustment system would be the public. Within a social entrustment system the common needs and wants of the public and their willingness to self-entrust themselves to one another in order to achieve what they commonly want would form the social trusts and institutions of entrusted government.

A social entrustment system would essentially be a system of civil markets that would each be managed by its own civil trustees within their own civil trusts that they would form and hold entrust for their members. A social entrustment system would begin primarily as a consumption-based system. It would be applied as a parallel self-entrusted form of government that would be formed by the social trustees that would be hired by the members to form and govern their social trusts for them.

Within social trusts peoples’ common needs would be met by pairing together those that wanted something with those that would be willing to provide them with what they wanted. Then together they would be able to decide what would be good for them both to receive what they wanted from their relationship. This would result in creating a system of government where the consumer and provider of all goods and service would know each other and, therefore, would become more responsible to each other’s needs.

Because a social entrustment system would be formed and maintained by its own civil trustees, it would be an extremely flexible system and could be applied anywhere and for any reason. As a market it would also be the result of the voluntary selection made by those that are to use them and entrusted themselves together in order to achieve their mutual purpose.

A social entrustment system would consist of two types of social trusts. The first would be the civil trusts that would be formed around the various common problems of the public. The second form of social trust would be political trusts that would be formed to give civil trusts a political voice or affiliation. Both social trusts, civil and political, would have their own civil and political trustee participants to govern their respective social trusts.

(pt8) The Social Entrustment System

What we the people need is a way to control our own destinies. We need at our disposal a mechanism that we control and that not only works for us but also exists only for us. It would have to be able to function in a sustainable way within itself as well as with the natural world in which it finds itself. The way to organize ourselves in a sustainable way with the natural world as well as with each other would be to form ourselves into a new form of government entity that I call social trusts. This new kind of government system would have to be able to exist in conjunction with our existing government structures. It would have to be easy to form as well as be both voluntary and temporary.

The structure that came to mind was a trust because trusts are inherently voluntary and temporary as well as being self-administrative and cooperative by nature. When we normally think of a trust we think of someone’s money being held in trust by a trustee hired to administer it. The difference between existing forms of trusts and social trusts would be that existing trusts are administrative trusts that are limited to a particular function like holding in trust property for particular purposes. A social trust would expand the concept of the trust to the level of self-governance. This would allow the public to form their own internal government in the form of social trusts for all of their public problems.

A social trust would entrust the relationships of its members to one another so that they would be able to provide themselves with a common good or service. These social trusts would be cooperative trusts that would entrust our social relationships to one another’s service.  Social trusts would be a new form of government that would only be entrusted. They would be formed to maintain the entrusted relationships made by people to each other. Each social trust would last only as long as the need for the relationship continued.

A social trust would be an autonyms self-governing entity whose internal activities would be self-managed by the membership. The activities within social trusts would be taxed collectively to the municipal and state in whose jurisdiction they would reside. This would allow the members of a social trust to provide themselves with the thing that they were entrusted for first and then collectively pay taxes to those entities that would require them.

Within a social trust its members could organize themselves in any way that they wished for themselves. A social trust in its civil trust form would be the most local and direct form of government that a person would be affiliated with, which would give them the most direct control. A social trust as a political trust would allow people to organize themselves politically in a vertical non-local way with others collectively that would be unique too themselves.

(pt7) From A Cooperative Way Of Thinking To A Cooperative Way Of Reorganizing Ourselves

Because the foundation for any future societies will have to be based on our common natural environment, we will need to see ourselves in a new way in which we are interconnected with each other on a physical level in which we are physically one with the natural environment from which we come.

Future societies will have to base themselves on the capabilities of the natural environment to sustain them without adversely affecting it. This means that we will also have to come to see our relationship with each other socially in a more sustainable way. Only a sustainable relationship with each other and with our natural environment will allow us to construct the kinds of sustainable societies that we will need to meet our global problems in a local way.

A sustainable relationship is a mutual relationship in which the participants need one another’s basic cooperation in order to maintain themselves. This is the definition of living within a cooperative existence and the foundation upon which Cooperativism would see itself.

Cooperativism would be designed to change our perspective with the world to a cooperative one where we would live in a cooperative way with each other as well as the natural world around us.  It would be about seeing ourselves in a cooperative relationship with all things and recognizing the cooperative responsibility that they would have toward them.

This cooperative way of thinking would lead to us reorganizing ourselves in a cooperative way, which is a sustainable way with the things that we need from the natural world as well as from each other. This sustainable existence would be made possible by entrusting our relationships with each other, which would make us responsible to one another and with the natural world for our relationships with them.

Seeing our relationship with the world and ourselves within it in a more cooperative way will lead us to a new way of organizing ourselves that would reflect our cooperative way of seeing ourselves.  Reorganizing ourselves cooperatively according to our common needs and wants would result in our organizing in a more efficient and sustainable way with each other and the natural environment that we all depend on.

(pt6) Forming Governments That Work For The People

Societies work for those for whom they were created. That’s why monarchies worked well for monarchs and democracies worked well for the bourgeoisie and religious societies worked well for their clerics. This means that if a society designed to work for the people is to be created, then it must be formed by the people that it is meant to serve.

Therefore, these future societies would have to be designed around their people’s common needs and wants. That means that these new societies would need to be formed by those they would be meant to serve. The only mechanism that would be capable of allowing for different societies to development independently at the same time would be a social and political market mechanism upon which the various societies of the future would have to develop themselves. This would make our future societies flexible enough to be applied to any situation and for any reason.

For the kind of flexible future societies to develop that would be capable to apply itself to the common problems of its members, they would have to come to see each other as existing within a mutual relationship where each member sees their relationship to the others in a cooperative way where they support each other in achieving their mutual goals.

(pt5) Redefining The Market

The most powerful weapon in the arsenal of the corporations and free marketeers is the domination of the definition of the market. They have used the market as an ultimate ideal that they claim we are all a part of and that they and we must, therefore, adhere to. One of the problems that we face today is that the needs of the corporations now dictate our course of action.  It is to their health and welfare that those who work for them and those that are serviced by them must provide for if their own situations as people are to be maintained.

As long as we see them as our masters, they will dictate our futures and we will be their servants. We must show them for what they really are by redefining the method by which they justify all of their actions, the market. The corporations have used the market as an excuse for their irresponsibility toward the people that work for them as well as the people that they serve, not to mention the natural environment that they exploit. They see the market as being amoral.

We must change the definition of the market from one of it being irresponsible and it being any exchange that occurs between a buyer and a seller regardless of its outcome, to the market being based on the responsibility that those participating in it had to one another in providing them with the mutual satisfaction in the exchange of their product. Irresponsible markets are not based on any results.  Responsible markets are markets based on their result.

Redefining the market in social terms would remove its use to justify the legitimate deceit of the consumer in a market relationship! We must turn the market into a moral mechanism that dispenses honesty and transparency. Then, when the corporate world claims that their actions were forced on them because of the market, we will be able to judge them according to the results that occurred.

(pt1) Returning to Blogging

Let me first apologies for my absence. Last August I had to undergo a Laminectomy and I’ve had a hard recovery that has prevented me from working on the computer. But now I’m feeling fit enough to start blogging again.

Many of you know that I have been writing a book entitled Cosmopoly. What I want to start providing is an introduction to the concepts within my book because I want to start a dialog about how we can reorganize ourselves to meet the new problems that we now face and will continue to face in the future.

We are in one of those times in human history where the ways that things where done in the past are being replaced by how things will need to be done in the future. We are being forced to redefine ourselves according to the new situations that we are increasingly finding ourselves in. Where this will lead to and how we will get there will depend on how we interact with one another in trying to achieve our common concerns and interests. For the first time in human history the world will be what we make of it. We have the power within ourselves to remake the world in our own image.

The Moment for People to Take Control of their Lives is Here

Never in human history has there been a time when the people have been able to take control of their own lives and form for themselves the kinds of societies and political systems that they would wish to live under. Technology and the inability of the nation-state to meet today’s problems has provided mankind with the unique opportunity to for the first time be able to create the kinds of societies that work for us instead of us for them.

For the first time in human history people have available to themselves the means to reorganize society the way that would be good for the people instead of those that rule over them.

Technology has freed us from the constraints of our birth like culture and location. Today we are able to redefine ourselves in global terms. This allows us to transcend our inherited limitations and reinvent ourselves on a global level where we are one with all those that participate at this level.

Global trade has now become the dominant form of trade because it determines all other forms of trade and the internet has allowed us to have a say in this trade and personalize it to meet our individual needs and wants. The internet has created global communities that transcend the boundaries from where they come and created a global community based on the common interests and concerns of people.

These global concerns and interests that people have must be harnessed and organized to meet our common problems on the local level. We must link the local level with the global level and the global level with the local. This would globalize our local conditions and bring them to each other’s attention as well as provide us with the means of globally organizing ourselves to meet our common local problems in a global way.

By thinking differently we will create different results. Therefore, we must rethink ourselves into a new existence. The internet will allow us to begin this process by allowing us to build virtual existences that will allow us to recreate our social and political relationships in new and unforeseen ways.

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