We need to embrace the practice, that most indigenous peoples embrace, of considering nature and all our relations, and the effects of our decisions on seven generations. This will affect our decisions on energy, climate change, building, urban planning and so much more. We are all connected-- humans, animals, plants, ecosystems, biomes, the atmosphere-- and we must practice deep connection consciousness. It must be taught in school starting at an early age. it must be covered by the movie industry, by television. It must become a value that we all share-- and failure to be connection conscious, or to act connection consciously, should be treated as vile, offensive and abominable socially.
4-Decentralized, relocalized, local
This is related to moving from big to small. We need to plan for, nurture, build and support local community, business, economics, food, healthcare. That nurturing and support can come from centralized planning and government. But government should be dissected to identify ways to make it smaller and more decentralized. We should be able to use our new digital technologies to help us decentralize and localize.
Label for local. Just as food and products have labels for contents, add labels that tell where the products come from. If they are shipped, require stamps or stickers on them that show how many miles, they travelled. Allow local products, say, under 50 miles of transport, to go without the stickers or stamps. Yes, it will add to cost. That's the idea. Make local sourcing more attractive, more affordable.
5-Regulate with Strong regulations. End corporate personhood
Nature has laws, has regulations. Go outside the lines and you die. It is totally reasonable to create regulations that protect people, that protect community, that protect local and small. Reward companies that embrace regulations. Punish companies that evade them. Expect huge resistance on this. Regulation is a core aspect of life. It should be a part of the new system we create.
Take away the right of corporations to personhood, which they use to shield themselves from regulations.
We're all connected. We need to build connection and inclusion into our culture, into our systems, into our economic models. No-one is left out. No-one is labeled unworthy. We function as groups, as communities and take care of everyone, especially the weakest and most vulnerable. We make sure that every person has food, shelter, clothing, healthcare and an opportunity to contribute to supporting the community.
7-Robust parenting and child care
Want to produce more psychopaths, sociopaths and narcissists? Do a bad job with parenting and child care. We need to invest much, much more in helping parents to do the best job. That means educating them, helping them, giving them serious time off from work so they can devote full time for the first year or two to raising emotionally healthy children. Yes! A year or two is necessary. This will be expensive. About four million babies are born in a year. If one parent stays home and is paid, say, $35,000 plus is given free medicare (under $5000 for a year) that's about $160 billion dollars. Huge, right? But in 2011 the FBI estimated that known psychopaths (which doesn't include the higher functioning ones in government Fortune 1000 companies, religion, politics, etc) cost the USA $470 billion a year This is an investment in eliminating the worst people from our population that will save money AND help raise employment for the unemployed.
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