[x] Government in a Box

In my next few blogs I will be presenting some examples of practical applications of how the center tenet of Cosmopoly, Cooperativism would function.  In terms of applied Cooperativism here is an example of what I’ve been working on in.

Because of natural disasters or economic distress, we must be able to apply government where and when we need it.  An example of this would be what I call government in a box which would be applied when we need to reconstitute a group of people into a functioning economy and government capable of managing itself?

First we would license the kind of individuals needed to apply government services to the public.  These licensed individuals would entrust peoples responsibilities and obligations together by forming them into their own civil trusts designed to achieve their personal and common needs and wants.  The way that government would be applied would be to first go into the community and organize people according to their needs and capabilities, and then bring those with the needs together with those that can provide for them within their own civil trusts.

[x] personal and consumer and provider specialized civil trustees

There would be two kinds of licensed individuals that would be the civil trustees needed to apply a government/economy. The first licensed individual would be each person’s personal civil trustee that would connect him/her with the second licensed individuals, their specialized consumer and producer civil trustees that they would receive their products from.  These specialized consumer and producer civil trustees would go into the community and divide it into its consumers and providers.

[x] the four fundamental areas needed to promote economic and government activity

The specialized consumer and producer civil trustees would establish the foundation required to rejuvenate a group of people in the form of providing the four fundamental areas needed to achieve all of the other forms of production required by a vital society.

-Shelter Needs

-Food Needs

-Education Needs

-Health Care Needs

The four fundamental areas of need would be shelter, food, education and health care. Each area of fundamental need would be divided into the types of products that it would provide to the public. Each one of the products would be given their own civil trust to self-govern itself with. These civil trusts would bring together the various kinds of consumption and production needed to supply the food, shelter, education or health care products required by society.

[x] community banks, membership accounts and civil trust accounts

-Community Banks or Financial Trusts

To make these areas of need viable, each person would be given their own membership account within their own independent community bank or collective financial trust that would be held by an existing bank.  A person’s membership account would consist of the various civil trusts that they would do business with.

Each person’s membership account would be issued with their own civil trust accounts for each of their personal needs as well as their capabilities.  Through these civil trust accounts they would do business with each other for each type of product that they either needed or could provide to one another.

These civil trust accounts would be connected to each other through their common collective financial trust that would be linked to an existing bank that would be holding it in trust or through their own independent community bank that all of their business activities would be linked to and managed by their own civil trustees.

[x] Our Global Coming Together Will be the Next Great Age of Human Development

Coming together on a global level will begin the next great age of human development, which would be our coming together globally as a human family. This globalization will make us extensions of one another’s aspirations and concerns, which will permit us to build upon each other’s capabilities and insights within civil trusts.

This would allow us to develop our human strengths, which would result in maximizing our human potential and creativity. This would require that we form global cultures that would be able to augment our existing culture and bring them together into a common global understanding of ourselves having many roots in our past.

[x] From A Cooperative Way Of Thinking To A Cooperative Way Of Reorganizing Ourselves

Psychological Cooperativism would be designed to change our psychological relationship with the world from one in which we see it in terms of ownership and dominance to a cooperative one where we live in a cooperative way with each other as well as with the natural world around us.

This psychological Cooperativism would be about seeing ourselves in a cooperative relationship with all things and by recognizing the cooperative responsibility that we have toward them. This entrusted collective personal responsibility for all of us would result in forming a cooperative understanding between each other as well as with the social and natural environments that we associate ourselves with.

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

[x] Cooperatively Redefining the Market

To change from capitalism to a more socially oriented market system we must disassociate Capitalism from the function of a true market. With Capitalism, where everything is only seen in terms of its capital worth, the market is only about making money, through the trading of society’s capital.

Within a system of economic Cooperativism the market would be seen to be about the providing a cooperative exchange mechanism that would be designed to promote the cooperative relationships within society. We must show that a true market is actually about providing a cooperative arrangement between those participating in it.

This would take the market away from Capitalism’s grip and instead make it about providing a responsible cooperative relationship between its participating members. This would result in taking the market away from Capitalism’s view of it as a means to an end. This would also reveal that the nature of Capitalism is prone to allowing for the nefarious nature of human beings to develop and is increasingly being used for harmful proposes rather than for helpful purposes which is, after all, the true nature of the market.

[x] Protection from Corporations and Government

A parallel, entrusted government system next to our existing governments would provide us with an alternative government system capable of providing us with a personalized political and legal advocate that would be able to represent our interests and concerns to the government and corporate industries that we need to influence. This would give every entrusted person their own personal advocate and representative that could protect them from those that would do them harm.

An entrusted government would force the industries that want to do business with the entrusted consumers of a particular entrusted market to first have to entrust themselves to manage the market that they wish to enter before they would be allowed to do business with them.

Forcing industry to first have to agree with the entrusted conditions of the entrusted markets that they want to do business with would allow its entrusted consumers to determine the market and its direction. This would be able to protect us from corporate or government domination, which would allow the people to stand up to the power interests and take their countries back from corporate manipulators and their government enablers in a peaceful way through the market process.

[x] Global Capitalism; from Labor to Consumer Based Society

The changing nature of globalization has changed the traditional production relationship between business and labor within the market. Capitalism is based on the best return of capital. As a system it only sees people and things in terms of their financial value. The products being created as well as the workers that produce them and the facility in which they are made are seen only in terms of their financial value. Other forms of value are not seen as pertinent.  Therefore, if one product becomes less valuable than another product, then its capital moves from the less profitable product to the more profitable product.

Within global Capitalism while the relationship between business and labor is still the same, labor as a member of society is now a labor market in which it provides itself to industry.  Because global Capitalism is ultimately about volume, the members that may or may not produce a particular product as a labor force now have a new role and that is as the consumer of those products.

This role as the consumers of the products produced by global Capitalism has given the people the real power in the system. Just as the Capitalist can give or take away jobs, so could the consumer consume or not consume the products being produced.  By collectively consuming one product over another, the people could direct the type of products that would be produced as well as determine how they would be produced. Becoming the consumers of the products of society would allow the people to determine the type of society that they would wish for themselves. The real power of people today is as consumers.  Organizing ourselves as consumers would give us the power to determine our own futures.