Two Trees of Peace - Virtue & Liberty
This proclamation was originally
published at peoplesproclmation.com on: 10/2/07 (1027)
Confederacy (as defined by Websters 7th New Collegiate):
A league or compact
for mutual support or common action: ALLIANCE.
Please note the following:
- This proclamation of independence envisions a future of equality
and dignity for all individuals.
- It envisions a future of Mutual Aid within
- It envisions a future of People choosing to work together
collectively for the benefit of all.
- It envisions a future of Peace and
future can be achieved without violence if People choose to make it so.
(Note: Contextual definitions of key concepts in Proclamation are presented
at end of text)
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 organizations prolonging
continued disarray for "the commons" against the desires of People everywhere.
People everywhere desire Peace and harmony, and this
is a Proclamation of
Independence from those institutions
and organizations that perpetuate and prolong
suffering of innocence.
This Proclamation extols the virtues of: local commerce and governance as well
as individual liberty for the good of all. This Proclamation calls for a Confederacy
States committed to a peaceful and better future
for ALL People. The following forms
the basis of the
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 many
local areas are to be identified. Institutions and organizations premised
upon domination or that perform acts of domination are to be dismantled
discontinued in an orderly and systematic fashion
during a "Time of Transition". The
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" groupings
that are "not alive" but nonetheless exert large-scale
influence over the lives of many.
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
situations when responding to an attempt at interaction from another
wants you to make a choice").
Where there is physical interaction amongst individuals
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 are
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
who proposed the restriction must respond to any questions from others.
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
5. It is in the interest of local communities that all members of the community have the
basic needs 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
for times of shortage. During times of shortage the reserves are to be
distributed per procedures as developed by each local community. Development of
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,
mechanisms for trading this surplus
with other nearby communities should be
and agreed upon.
6. Any transportation within a community is to be "owned" by members of the
community 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
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
failed in this, then the media entity should be placed on probation and the permit
adjusted (or possibly rescinded) as necessary.
8. Enforcement of restrictions
is to be done by members of the community all of
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
representative of the community to the greatest
extent possible, and these individuals
in face-to-face interaction with members of the community in both
"good-standing" and "bad-standing" on a daily basis.
9. Defense of the community is to be the minimum
10. All States that are in the Confederacy need to first and foremost make a Pledge of
Peace towards each other as well as towards others who are not members of the
Confederacy. By virtue of Peace the Confederacy can strive towards
future for humanity. Discoveries of
the Confederacy should be made available for "the
commons". New members to the Confederacy should be readily accepted.
Note: Failure to behave consistently
with the Confederacy Principles is grounds for
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.
domination - an attempt to take away
the choice of many for the gain of a few resulting
suffering of innocence.
local - space or land with accepted (but not necessarily exactly defined) boundaries and
shared areas where "with non-negligible likelihood" any member
of the population
could interact with any other member
of the population on any given "day" (one
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 interests. Any
individual can belong to many groupings of People.
"the commons" - All People in a given community. "the
commons" extends out
globally so 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
considered beyond the normal realm of "other's" sensory means.
also be given to "the nature"
of the supposed "sensory offense" if one is claimed by
another. This is preferably done by a jury of peers.
For example: Conversation on the internet is "non-physical".
restriction - A law that limits liberty.
A function of "impact". Impact can be a combination of many factors including:
numbers affected as well as duration and magnitude of associated effects.
when assessing impact as well as the overall "size" of scale
(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
vested by all members of the community. All members of governing entites should
publically profess allegiance to the Confederacy and its principles and behave
accordingly in their day-to-day governing activities.
learning - all efforts towards improving the day-to-day lives of the global
commons, both individually and collectively, with "an understood recognition" that you
can't have one without the other.
communities - groups of individuals bound
together by virtue of common space. They
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
The text below, is not part
of the proclamation, but rather a running blog that was posted as the proclamation was being developed.
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
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.
If you are
interested, i encourage you to check out the link below and also let me say again, i proclaim
no harmful intent, but "business as usual" has got to stop. We must reclaim
our better humanity both
individually and collectively.
If we cannot, then our fate is sealed.
(112216 - edit: The
referenced site just above is no longer available (I got it somewhere though). Here is an alternative: http://www.kjh-es.com/ (that ought to be a direct link, but you may need to cut & past to get
there...just a friendly heads-up.....by the way, I can't deny I am having a hell of a time today~in a good way~ re-reading
this stuff I came up with.....man, it just makes me laugh and feel good to
an extent and also think a bit and possibly get just a bit m.....wait, let me say it this way ----- just get a bit indignant.
By the way, if you want to learn about bits and such, I suggest you check out
that other site....really!)
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.
Peace from to me to you and from my family to your family. Peace.
In All Humility,
10:42 am est
Tuesday, December 4, 2007
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
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
November 3, 2007
changed the picture
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.
Hm. I decided to change the picture back.
11/3/07 a fine day....
2:43 pm edt
October 23, 2007
Well, here i am. October 23, 2007 8:30 am. Where does it go from here and now??? I have some
thoughts and 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
others. This just makes sense -- don't you think. Plus, i have a fairly strong sense
about where i want
things 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
to finish this Proclamation of Independance
on my own. It is a worthwhile effort for me and perhaps
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
and join the rest of humanity. Frank discussion
needs to be out in the open for all to recognize.
Come on PEOPLE. Especially the sleeping ones in the oh so young United States of ?????. Please,
wake up. Wake up NOW.
8:39 am edt
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
KJH-ES link below. Peace, Ken.
This is a Start * Any Street * Anytown * US * 01234
this is the end of a very long section edited today 112216.....bout 9 years and one
month and a few weeks from the actual proclamation orignal posting.