When The Need For Change Becomes Self-Evident

There are times in human history when the need for change becomes so self-evident that change is not only assured but is only a matter of time. This is such a time! Today we need a totally different type of government system if we are to achieve the global institutions that we will need to meet our problems. With the global problems that we are facing we need to have available to us different global ways of resolving our problems.

Meeting our global problems would require different types of global institutions to exist at the same time and this would be achieved through a system of civil and political entrustments. Civil and political entrustments would be contractual governments that would entrust us together. This contractual form of entrusted government would provide us with a way of quickly establishing the types of governments that are desired by the public when and where they were needed.

New Times Require New Methods of Organizing Ourselves

The upheaval in the world today requires that we reorganize ourselves in ways that would make the system work for us instead of us for those in positions of power. History has organized people according to the needs of those in charge and not the people that they claim to represent. Today a new method of organizing ourselves is required. In the past mankind organized itself for defense from one another.

Today times have changed. Now we need to organize ourselves in ways that will bring us together instead of keeping us a part. This will require us to circumvent those that feel that it is their duty to determine the direction that everyone should take. Organizing ourselves to gain from a new tomorrow that will be designed to bring us together must be based on individual freedom and responsibility. This individual freedom and responsibility must be linked and applicable to all.

This can only be done in a system of organization designed to make the members within it responsible to one another for the reasons that they would have associated themselves together for. This system of organization would also have to be controlled by those that it was meant to serve. This will require that it be formed by those that actually need their services. It will also require that these same organizations be disposable and only have a life span determined by those that they were meant to serve.

This could be provided by a system of organization in which people would politically entrust themselves together in order to achieve their common purpose. By entrusting our relationships together, we would be able to organize ourselves in ways that would benefit those within the relationship because it would be formed to meet the needs of those that it was designed to service. This is what my system of Cooperativism is all about.

Finally Putting The People In Charge

The people are voicing their feelings around the world. We have reached a turning point. Will the people continue to be told what is in their best interest or will the people themselves determine their own future? The future calls for a new way of organizing ourselves that will actually put the people in charge of those that are supposed to operate on their behalf. I call for a new way of organizing ourselves that will put those that are to receive services in charge of those that are to provide it.  I propose that we reorganize ourselves in a new way in which we politically entrust ourselves to one another into political and government units that will be determined by the people that are to receive their services.

Entrusted Certainty and Institutionalization

In order to provide a sense of certainty between people, their relationships must be entrusted between those that have them. A system based on entrustment would be about entrusting the relationships between people and between people and their institutions. What makes social entrustment different from all other forms of institutional existence is that it would be impermanent as opposed to the permanency of all of the others. Entrustments would only exist as long as their members would wish to maintain them. Therefore, by forming the institutions of society through entrusting them would make them temporary and the result of the people that they were meant to serve.

A Government for All

A government for all would be one that could be everything to all people. But, can people with different needs and wants exist happily within the same societies? Or can real happiness only be achieved within societies geared to resolving only the similar concerns of those within them? The only type of society that could be formed to meet the needs of a particular group would be an entrusted society. Within an entrusted society everyone would be able to live within the kind of society that they felt best provided them with the kind of environment that they needed.

This means that those people that would wish to live within a less regulated environment would have a system designed to provide one. And those that would wish to live within a more regulated or even a controlled society would also have the kind of society that they would want for themselves. This would result in creating societies in which everyone would be in the kind of institutions that they personally wanted. The result would be the creation of self-supportive societies that would be able to concentrate our interests and concerns and as a result allow us to maximize our human potential.

Entrusting Ourselves to One Another

The current argument is weather government should cater to the corporate needs of society or to the needs of the public. Who should determine the direction that the state and its institutions should take? And how do we create institutions that work for us and are designed to meet our needs? We entrust them together! By entrusting ourselves together we determine between ourselves what would be expected from one another. Basing our institutions on the social entrustment of their members would make them self-governing and self-supporting institutions.