Two Trees of Peace - Virtue & Liberty
site was started on: 10/2/07
Confederacy (as defined by Websters 7th New Collegiate):
a league or compact for mutual support or common action: ALLIANCE.
This term can obviously be changed
if it offends - perhaps an alternative would be
(seems to me these should be inherent in any Proclamation of Independence)
People's Proclamation of Independence
For the sake of humanity's future sustainability,
it is essential to learn. Today, in 2007,
we are witness to decadent world-wide institutions and
continued disarray for "the commons" against the desires of People
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Proclamation of Independance
People everywhere desire Peace and harmony, and this is a Proclamation
Independence from those institutions and organizations that perpetuate and prolong
suffering of innocence.
This Proclamation extols the virtues of: local commerce and governance as
as individual liberty for the good of all. This Proclamation calls for a Confederacy of
States committed to a peaceful and better future for ALL People. The following forms
basis of the Confederacy:
1. Institutions and organizations are to be directly accountable to and
in the interest of
the People. Institutions and organizations that exert large-scale authority over
local areas are to be identified. Institutions and organizations premised
domination or that perform acts of domination are to be dismantled and
discontinued in an orderly
and systematic fashion during a "Time of Transition". The
principles and intent of all
on-going institutions and organizations ought be published
periodically and these publications ought
be free for all.
Note: What defines an "institution" or an "organization" ought
be self-evident. They
include current government entities, corporations, and "highly organized"
that are "not alive" but nonetheless exert large-scale influence over the lives
2. Liberty for individuals is understood to be freedom of expression in all "nonphysical"
ways and most other ways and freedom of action (within bounds) in most
when responding to an attempt at interaction from another ("when someone
wants you to make a
choice"). Where there is physical interaction amongst individuals
in a common place, restrictions
on liberty may be necessary.
3. "Generally agreed upon principles" to guide behavior ought
be established for each
community and revisited and adjusted as necessary. Any restrictions that
proposed are only to be considered if a majority of the commons agree. In situations
where an agreement has been reached to consider a restriction, then the individuals
proposed the restriction must respond to any questions from others. The amount
of time and effort
in consideration should be proportional to the restriction's scale.
4. The primary purpose of all
governing entites is to facilitate education and collective
learning for the commons. As vested by
the commons, governing entities may also be
responsible for: health services, transportation services,
auditing services, general
public safety-related considerations, etc.
It is in the interest of local communities that all members of the community have the
of shelter and daily sustenance sufficiently met, so that in times of bounty
these needs are of no
concern. Adequete supplies should be stored in reserve to
prepare for times of shortage. During times
of shortage the reserves are to be
distributed per procedures as developed by each local community.
these procedures should be one of the first tasks taken up by any community. If a
community has a surplus of daily sustenance materials (food, clothing, medicines, etc.),
for trading this surplus with other nearby communities should be
established and agreed upon.
6. Any transportation within a community is to be "owned" by members of the
and any benefits associated with this tranportation are to be shared equally.
7. Media entities associated
with communication amongst members of the community
are to be permitted by the community. A permit
can be rescinded if the media entity is
no longer in the interest of the community. A primary purpose
of media entities is to
report on "scale" accurately, and if there is a general consensus
that a media entity has
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failed in this, then the media entity should be placed on probation
and the permit
adjusted (or possibly rescinded) as necessary.
of restrictions is to be done by members of the community all of
whom take turns with this responsibility.
Enforcement should be diffuse so as to
discourage concentration of any enforcement authority in the
hands of a few. If there
are individuals who work full time on enforcement, these individuals should
representative of the community to the greatest extent possible, and these individuals
should engage in face-to-face interaction with members of the community in both
and "bad-standing" on a daily basis.
9. Defense of the community is to be the minimum necessary.
10. All States that are in the Confederacy need to first and foremost make a Pledge of
towards each other as well as towards others who are not members of the
Confederacy. By virtue of
Peace the Confederacy can strive towards a sustainable
future for humanity. Discoveries of the Confederacy
should be made available for "the
global commons". New members to the Confederacy should
be readily accepted.
Contextual definitions (first draft):
an attempt to take away the choice of many for the gain of a few resulting
in suffering of innocence.
local - space or land with accepted (but not necessarily exactly defined) boundaries and
areas where "with non-negligible likelihood" any member of the population
with any other member of the population on any given "day" (one
rotation). Note: for the
purpose of this proclamation, populations/lands have the
following gradation: Home, Neighborhood,
Town/City, Region, State, etc.
People - Any group of individuals bound together by virtue of common
individual can belong to many groupings of People.
commons" - All People in a given community. "the commons" extends out
that ALL individuals on planet earth could be characterized as part of "the
"non-physical" - A situation when one's actions during a set timeframe are fairly
beyond the normal realm of "other's" sensory means. Consideration must
also be given to
"the nature" of the supposed "sensory offense" if one is claimed by
This is preferably done by a jury of peers.
For example: Conversation on the internet is "non-physical".
restriction - A law that limits liberty.
scale - A function of "impact".
Impact can be a combination of many factors including:
numbers affected as well as duration and magnitude
effects. Defining effects when assessing impact as well as the overall "size"
(large or small) requires awareness of the "commonweal" (general welfare for all
members of the commons).
governing - Activities of individuals and other organizational
bodies whose authority
is vested by all members of the community. All members of governing entites
publically profess allegiance to the Confederacy and its principles and behave
in their day-to-day governing activities.
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NOTE: Failure to behave consistently
with the Confederacy Principles is grounds for
dismissal through an established process that includes
a fair and open hearing. It is up
to members of the commons to be indignant in assuring that this
occurs as necessary.
collective learning - all efforts towards improving the day-to-day lives of
commons, both individually and collectively, with "an understood recognition"
can't have one without the other.
communities - groups of individuals
bound together by virtue of common space. They
share the desire to maintain the space as a forum
for interaction for the good of all the
members - all individuals
in the community. Note: The community commons will
always tend to include individuals who are not
able to "represent" themselves but who
merit full consideration (such as babies).
(haven't gotten to the rest - i need to look at the sites of others and would be thrilled - no, let
me actually say that i would truly appreciate any suggestions - i am unable to do this by my
Note (my opinion): For harmful effects (both current and possible future) that impact the
commons, consideration should be given to establishing a "one-time global
to have unbiased influence in helping publish information and guide wise
decisions for the sake of
sustaining local communities. Local communities should all have an
opportunity to be represented
at some level and ideas should be freely shared amongst the
global commons.Any Place, Any Where
Thursday, December 6, 2007
I live in the United States and i have been and have felt most indignant for some time now. Me and a
whole bunch of other folks as well as People from all over the planet.....small, big, red, black, brown,
yellow, white, blue, green, and indigo. All of US. All of US who simply want Peace. I am not going to
be a "vigilanti", but i am indignant and this Proclamation stems from said indignancy. There is a
better way...many better ways.
Indignancy does not settle or go away until there is
justice. Until there is justice, indignancy amongst
the People will grow exponentially --- like a
tsunami. This tsunami of retributive indignancy will
be unleashed in a directed manner upon specific
individuals who are responsible for the ongoing
large-scale suffering of innocence. Don't you think?
You know who you are....so stop pretending.
Learn or die. The babies - both born and yet to be -
are innocent, and innocence must be defended.
There is no escaping Karma.
you are interested, i encourage you to check out the link below and also let me say again, i proclaim
harmful intent, but "business as usual" has got to stop. We must reclaim our better humanity both
and collectively. If we cannot, then our fate is sealed.
Lastly, let me say that i think my days of posting are coming to a close. In 2008, i will be starting up a
new business and i'm pretty sure that is going to take most of my time. I'm ready for a change.
from to me to you and from my family to your family. Peace.
In All Humility,
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10:42 am est
I am Indignant.
This is not a game and lives are at stake. Lets get serious shall we.
1:04 pm est
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
Well - i made a big change today in the text. I think it
was a peaceful change. A better idea, but if
others disagree -- just let me know. You have my e-mail
address plus i'm sure you can find out more
if you want. Just remember i proclaim no harmful intent.
11:47 am est
Saturday, November 3, 2007
changed the picture
I changed the home page picture today. I expect that i will do that periodically. But, on this site i'm
going to try to keep the total number of pictures to a minimum.
Well, back to my "lurking"
self. You know how to reach me if you have any feedback. Or if you
don't (know how to reach me),
my e-mail address is around here somewhere.
(Addendum): Hm. I decided to change the picture back.
a fine day....
2:43 pm edt
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
here i am. October 23, 2007 8:30 am. Where does it go from here and now??? I have some
ideas about this, but that is all i have. It is not the same as "reality". Future reality can
be known for sure although i can affect my own future reality more than i can affect that of
This just makes sense -- don't you think. Plus, i have a fairly strong sense about where i want
to go....so, i'm going to do my best to get there.
By the way, i suppose if i still recieve no direct
& respectful feedback i'll just proceed through and try
to finish this Proclamation of Independance
on my own. It is a worthwhile effort for me and perhaps
some will find value in it. I think though
it is going to take me awhile before i consider this "complete".
Regardless, the key concepts
are already out there so now it is just a matter of fine tuning.
Peace is what we need. Don't we
all know this? So why is it not happening more quickly. Why does
there have to be so much foolish
posturing. The time for posturing is over. Don't you know that time
is of the essence???? The "buffers"
can only buffer so much before they are overwhelmed by apathy
from the majority. Plus there is way
too much going on behind the scenes. Pretty soon - in fact
maybe already those who think they are
"behind the scenes" will discover otherwise. Come on back
and join the rest of humanity.
Frank discussion needs to be out in the open for all to recognize.
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Come on PEOPLE. Especially the sleeping ones in the oh so young United States of ?????.
wake up. Wake up NOW.
8:39 am edt
| 2007.11.01 | 2007.10.01
I expect this site will evolve - its "life as an idea" may be
short or long, but regardless, it will add to the
"universe" of ideas....the "imaginary"
universe. If you are interested in some of my other sites click on
the KJH-ES link below. Peace,
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