I’m going to propose something very major. At a time like this, there really isn’t much to lose. In a radio address not long ago, Peter Joseph of TZM was doing some Q & A and one of the questions was, would he ever run for president? He said he would not, but that he would support someone running on the RBE platform (and I realize Scott Keller is already trying something similar). He said essentially, that he would be curious to see how far it would, what kind of reaction it would get. Well this is what I want to do – Basically run for office.
I know you may wonder about my “credentials”, and in the political realm I have none. I only have real world experiences in this system that has given me some perspective. I grew up in Pittsburgh, where to this day, neighborhoods still seem divided by color. I have a Scottish mother and African American father, so I experienced many forms of racism. I experienced some wealth when my mother became semi successful, and experienced poverty as my father became very poor after my parents divorced – he ended up dying from a heart attack when I was 12. I experienced an environmental shift towards hostile conditions when Crips and Bloods came into Pittsburgh, and all the ramifications of associating with gangs. I had a child at an early age and experienced the difficulties of life as a young parent. I ended up in the child support system, which is one of the most corrupt in the country and has caused numerous issues in my life. My mother ended up diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease, and I’ve experienced all the problems of synthetic medications and the denial/ignorance about how cannabis could help. Finally, I have worked in the corporate arena for over a decade, gaming my way through life until now. So, I am just like any of you – just trying to survive in this “game”, with many obstacles thrown at you along the way.
BUT, the idea would not be to run as an individual – this would be a group of people who support and would work towards what could be called an Resource Based Economy. This wouldn’t be just Americans, but people from all over the world – TZM advocates, TVP advocates, scientists, economists (for the transition), engineers, artists, etc. I guess a suitable “title” could be the World Efficiency Sustainability & Preservation Council. Keep in mind, I wouldn’t expect we would win, but even if it gave us a chance to debate against politicians to show how obsolete their thinking is, and get some awareness into the minds of millions, it would be worth it. Worth it because too many are hurting, starving, stressed, and depressed from such an outdated structure. It would be a good time because of all the people across the globe who are currently rallying to challenge this system and because those people always watch our elections with heavy interest.
Lastly, I would to try to do this with as little money as possible. As we all now know, it’s not really a democracy if money influences your position. We should reinforce to this to the public as our votes should be about the concerns of the betterment of the planet on multiple levels. This is what will support and maintain positive health and wellbeing for all life. We need to vote for ideas, not opinionated politicians, and I think people would hear this now more than ever with so many being so, so poor and desperate for something that will actually help them. I myself, am not rich in the slightest, have no savings, have a good amount of debt, no ties to any banks or politicians – just like all of you. We the people, the working class, the failing middle class, the poor – are the ones who need to make this happen. We power everything that funnels up to the top, so we need to use our power to bring it back to the public domain.
Here are some things I would propose as part of the campaign –
If "elected", we would propose transitioning to what could be labeled a Resource Based Economy. I realize it would not be possible to do this immediately, but through a transition. From my research, it seems that there are several factors that create a lot of the problems today, in the economic sense, like the following:
The questionable creation of the Federal Reserve; The Federal Income Tax; IRS fear and intimidation tactics; The application of interest; control of the health care industry and their restriction of beneficial compounds and treatments (like cannabis and antineoplastons) in favor of synthetically produced drugs, which knowingly cause mass amounts of health problems; the corrupt Child Support system (and its destruction of lives and family in favor of wealth extraction); insurance company fraud; energy insufficiencies – the many ways natural (NOT alternative!) energies which could provide long term energy and financial relief for citizens is stifled in favor of wealth (and permitting all of the harmful pollutants, environmental damage, and waste); privatization of prisons; exploitation of poor countries; permitting the use of knowingly harmful products like alcohol & tobacco in favor of profits, govt cahoots with banks and corporations for various schemes of wealth extraction and control; stifled technology in favor of obsolescence and waste, maintaining prohibition (in favor of wars, prisons, police, courts, judges, and taxes); Stifling the hemp industry (to maintain outdated methods of fuel use, plastics, textiles, food, etc.); Allowing misinformation in the media in favor of propaganda, fear, control, & profits; Control of the food industry and allowing all of the hazardous methods of “food production” in favor of what? You guessed it PROFITS! – all of these issues have been responsible for the various detriments in society.
One could go into each of those topics in depth and flesh out all of the ways of the current establishment’s institutionalized methods of classism and propaganda have carried them through, and wealth extraction is always at the top of the list. The contrivance called money was created and has become distorted more and more by the money makers resulting in these issues and distorted values. It’s bad enough people have been convinced to work their entire lives (for someone else for the most part) and accept much less than their actual worth, so that they can game their way through life in an artificial social experiment - but to find ways to manipulate the system to extract more from them is absolutely criminal… SO, the way to fund the plan I propose is by using the system against itself – take back the money that has been extracted from the “99%” and reinvest it in a new infrastructure for the planet.
First things to cut:
Federal Reserve – It boggles my mind how contrivances control the world. We find out that the Fed was created in some very shady, back door manor and we still allow it to exist? They’re gone – and all the funds they’ve extracted over the years will be reallocated.
Federal Income Tax – Same as the FR, the public SHOULD know about the illegal income tax, that doesn’t pay for any infrastructure, is a voluntary tax, is not apportioned (redistributed equally), and that the 16th amendment did not change for the masses. Money that was collected from the public will finally be redistributed.
IRS – The goonsquad, fear mongering, wealth extractors will have to go
DEA – Drug use, or should I say abuse – is not a crime. No one should be told what to do in the privacy of their own home, as long as it does not harm or interfere with others. If someone abuses drugs, then better course of action is treatment and education. When I say education, I mean getting to the root cause of why people may abuse drugs and work to eliminate it as much as possible. Through my research, it seems that poverty, deprivation, and the stresses of getting by in life can make it very easy for people to resort to escapism in one way or another. It’s just a matter of moderation. The harder someone’s life may be, the more there is a chance someone could begin to abuse the altering of your body’s chemistry and consciousness. The way the system treats drugs in this day and age is anything but positive. DEA will be MIA in favor of education, treatment, and human rights. This would include releasing all restrictions on the studying and positive use of cannabis/cannabis hemp.
Wars – From military to drug – wars must be stopped in favor of reaching out, repairing relationships, creating a low stress environment, and providing necessities of life. All funds going towards science to hurt people will be reinvested in science to help people. Gone would be CIA, Blackwater, and any other secret special ops type of groups that use copious funds to do shady deeds. This includes the war on “Terror”.
TSA – The people who have been hired to grope and detain citizens would have to go. No longer will we be held up at transportation locations for a seemingly fictitious enemy we need to always be afraid of. We can address concerns of dangerous items with technology – like devices that only detect explosives and harmful items - quickly safely, and easily – maybe even before it gets into the location. The whole budget for this supposed war on terror would need to be reallocated. There are ways to make society safer without taking freedoms and causing fear and hysteria.
Restructuring of the FDA – We need this to be an organization that does not operate on the motive of profit, but making sure society is getting the best quality food, and safest most effective medicines. From my research, progress is stifled in favor of profits. This is very disturbing; particularly in recent research I’ve done about Dr. Stanislaw Burzynski and the stifling of his antineoplaston discoveries for cancer cures (same situation with Rick Simpson discovering multiple benefits of cannabis oil, like cancer curing properties). This would need a complete overhaul – including criminal charges for all the people maintained such a practice which made ill and/or killed many civilians.
Politics – Outdated method of trying to operate society. We do not need to give opinions to make a better planet, we need to be the self-correcting organisms that we are, and do away with old ideas that provably hold humans back, and not just Americans, but ALL people. We need to arrive at new ideas based on updated understandings, not the whims of a few people. The scientific method will be utilized to deal with problem solving – not war and violence. Many politicians could face criminal charges for upholding such a system that provably leads to practically every type of problem we see today.
Child Support System – Gone forever! The gov’t has no business in family’s business. This is yet another criminal institution that does nothing positive, and would be dismantled immediately. There are far better ways to handle family affairs, but our established system likes to do things the outdated old fashioned way - like jail people, take away rights, extract wealth, leading to all sorts of neurosis, like suicides. With what I’ve been through, what I’ve read others have been through, and the testimony of Family Court whistleblowers, it appears this is one of the most corrupt and damaging parts of our system. The people who run this operation need to face criminal charges.
Debt forgiveness – All personal debt would have to go. There are many ways people fall into debt, but through education, we can show exactly how this system is based on debt, making it very difficult to avoid. People need to begin to be freed of various stresses, and this is one that would have to go. No one should be in debt to, or in a state of servitude to anyone else.
With the above actions, we can release those funds to various sectors to begin the transition. However, there are other things to address, that rightfully would be concerns for some.
First, I’d like to touch on crime – We would have to look at what truly is a crime and what isn’t. Murder, rape, and any type of harm from one person to another, would still be considered a crime, but also added to that list would be exploitation and profiteering. Personal choices in the privacy of one’s home, be it “drug” use, sexual orientation, religious practices - are no one’s business but those who wish to live the way they do.
All people in prison for simple possession and moderate drug use would be released immediately. People who have serious addiction problems would be released to treatment centers (and these facilities need to be high end). People who have committed actual crimes against people would need to re-evaluated. It seems through personal research that most people in jail for violent acts come from very harsh and difficult environments. After learning how this system works, one can see how these violent behaviors can manifest as well as spin out of control. The conclusion I have is that prison seems like the last type of environment you’d want to put a person from such a hard background. Prisons would need to be completely rebuilt as places of actual rehabilitation. If these people came from hard, ugly conditions, give them clean, mentally and physically healthier conditions to dispel the aberrations.
This brings us to Police. I’m not sure exactly what the police force is supposed to be right now, but they don’t seem to be well known for protecting and serving. They seem more like a corrupt group who initiates violence, fear and harassment in the public’s homeland. Police will be assigned to real crimes against individuals, and any sort of unnecessary fear tactics and violence used against the public will be treated as just as much of a crime. There will be no more kicking in doors and shooting the dogs of people who are sitting in front of tv smoking a joint. Tax money will not be used to uphold prohibition and Mexican Drugs Wars, or any other unnecessary spending that just ends up creating a nanny state. Police will need to become problem solvers in society. They can reduce the danger of their occupation by reducing mechanisms which cause hard and unfair environments. All laws, and methods of law enforcement would need to be completely re-evaluated based on updated understandings.
Society has dealt with numerous problems and insufficiencies due to the issues I’ve discussed. Let us not forget that is hasn’t just been money that has been taken, but many lives as well. So many have lost their lives due to wars, hate built from propaganda and conditioning, restrictions of products that can help people in favor of tools that will hurt people, ridiculous laws and policies used to enslave people, and building a society around contrived, artificial ideas instead of reality. People have been manipulated, dumbed down, detached from real priorities, and forced / scared into maintaining this nonsense! Our council will not dumb people down, we will smarten them up! We want people to be well informed so that these types of harmful ideas couldn’t even make their way to fruition. We want people to reach their full potential, be as creative as they can be, and contribute on a level they never dreamed of. To make this happen, we must create the conditions in which this would be possible.
One goal is to free people from monotonous, boring, repetitive, mundane work. That idea can confuse people because in the current system, they are told they are worthless, lazy, and ignorant for not submitting to a job. But like it or not, working a job for a long period of time can lead to laziness and ignorance. It detaches you from reality because you have to focus on something else – maintaining a profit for some corporation. It robs you of time – something so important that is rarely discussed. When you are robbed of time, you face the loss of family cohesion, like barely seeing your kids or spouse and hardly knowing what’s happening in their lives (which leads to other familial problems); you don’t always have the time to get the exercise necessary to stay in shape or time to eat the right foods in your 30 minute lunch break at work - this results in many health problems; the time robbed from you the whole day while you’re at work results in many just going home and “vegging” in front of petty entertainments like ridiculous tv shows and video games (and this is coming from a big movie and game fan). This results in people not paying attention to real problems in the world, and getting their quick sound bite news from corrupt media networks leading to mass misinformation. Even when one loses a job, why would they want to go back to such a waste of life type of environment? The only thing that keeps them going back is the fact that they need this stuff called money if they want to eat. That’s not very positive incentive, and it’s no wonder people resort to “hustling” as a way to acquire their needs. You have to pay people to work because most work is so mundane and, a lot of times, out of touch with the person’s interest. So in the end, you can see how the loss of time can result in laziness and ignorance. We would need to rethink “work” and create an environment where people can contribute, but also maintain a happy family and social life.
As a transition step, the jobs will be in full supply as we need to rebuild our entire infrastructure. We would need to do a complete survey of the planet to see what and how many resources we have. Rebuilding includes all levels of production to create new methods of energy, transportation, housing, food cultivation, and healthcare that are that absolute highest efficiency and quality using sustainable methods. The key is to use all the money taken from the public and put it back into humans and the environment. We can work with economists/former economists on the best way to do this; they contrived many ways money can work for them, now let’s make it work for the masses (for a while). During the rebuilding of the infrastructure, education and awareness would be in full swing. We want to show that we don’t all have to be cogs on a wheel – we can all be Einstein’s, DaVinci’s, and Fresco’s, but we have to be freed to do this. The new infrastructure would be created to basically run itself as much as possible so that humans can pursue new interests and more importantly, become better problem solvers.
So, what I propose is pretty dramatic, but could be very positive – during the first few months of the “presidency” in you want to call it that, scientists and engineers would work with all people who work the mundane jobs to figure out what can be made better, what can be automated, etc. This would be across the board in all sectors. We would begin a technical approach to society, working with the public, to arrive at the best decisions as to where and how to build in the most efficient and sustainable means possible. In the meantime, people need help now. So, to start, a large portion of the funds collected back to the people will be divided to the public in the form of an annual salary. All adults would receive a “basics” salary to make sure you can attain basic needs. Tax money will only be collected based on purchases, not your income. That money would go right back to infrastructure and the people. The key is to get as many people eating and off the streets as much as possible, as well as free health care. We need to begin eliminating the basic stresses now so that all people can meet basic fundamental needs.
Another dramatic proposal after beginning this journey is schedule a period of time when the entire public is OFF. I mean, anywhere from 1 to 3 months. People have been robbed of time, just like money, and we need to let the public begin to mend in other ways. During this time, people could actually get to know their families again, people could travel, see things they’ve never seen, meet people from places they’ve never heard of, and basically restore some unity in the human race. You can begin to erase ignorance and abberated behaviors in society if those people have the same opportunities as people who can enjoy leisure life. Some people have never seen anything outside their hometown and some have never met a person from overseas. This time could be a huge siesta in a sense, where people can be creative, experience new environments, foods and art forms; see views previously only experienced in magazine photos. People could learn about other cultures, learn new languages, and form relationships with people once thought to be “enemies”. Through education and awareness we could inspire people to be contributors and constructive in their own creative way. There would be no shortage of things to do and everyone working together could begin bringing the formerly vastly divided humans back together. This time off would most likely become a regular annual event, sort of like a month long holiday, where people can not only get time for themselves but also be encouraged to explore life and the planet.
My ideas extend beyond the borders of our country as well. I would want to reach out to anyone who also realizes that basic roots of our problems and begin building an infrastructure in their region that could provide for everyone and alleviate stress, poverty, and violence. It would be a more common ground approach – For example, if a group in a particular region did resort to violence as a way to address certain situations, my approach would be more like – if we can get past small differences, address the issues that affect the masses, and work together to use our energies in building positive values and efficient, sustainable infrastructure, would you be willing to at least disarm? If not, call a cease fire and stop the killing/violence? As long as we remain a military force that occupies countries to extract resources and land, we will not feel very invited. If we actually went in there with an army of engineers and scientists and started paving the roads, getting the clean water running, building efficient housing, etc., I think those people would have a little more confidence in our efforts and may even “soften” a bit in favor of peace.
For those out there who think money and politics are the way to go, there are a few scenarios I can think of to challenge these concepts. As for politics – see above. Unless you like war, being heavily taxed, being told what to do, whats good for you/what isn’t, and contributing to a system that supports all these massive financial structures (while you scrape along), then I see no reason to participate in such a system.
As for money, it can create a variety of scenarios – How about a wealthy guy (or girl) - who hops into their fancy, expensive car, and weaves through traffic thinking life is all good, and has an unfortunate encounter with someone not so fortunate. You see, driving behind him is a young man (or woman) who is very low income, in massive debt, and had to decide between paying rent to keep a roof over his family’s head, or pay for the failing brakes on the car. Well, he decided to pay rent so he wouldn’t be on the street, and he figured the brakes weren’t gone yet, so he’d probably be ok. Well on this day, the rich guy was changing lanes and didn’t see the cars stopped in the next lane. He had to come to a fairly abrupt halt. The poor guy behind him also sees the stopped vehicles, yet when he brakes, the car doesn’t stop – and at full speed he plows into the back of the rich guys’ vehicle, igniting the gas tank and killing everyone in both vehicles. Did it matter that the guy was secure in his financial position, in the “safe”, expensive car? No it didn’t. It seems that deprivation in one part of society can cause ill effects in another part of society simply because is exists.
Another scenario – You don’t believe in universal health care, you think everyone should have to work for it, and you don’t care much because you have money to afford it. However, as you got onto the metro one day, deciding not to drive, you didn’t realize how much you would want to change your ideas about universal health care. You see, another passenger on the train didn’t have money for health care, and because they are low income, they couldn’t take time off. So, they brought a highly contagious, potentially lethal illness into the train. Later on the news that night, a news brief comes on about an illness that sickened a train full of people, killing a few as well. Sure, someone with money may have been able to get some treatment, but they still had to go through the experience. In the worst case, their life could be taken. Is it worth all that to keep profits running through big corporations? Doesn’t it seem that – the healthier everyone is, the less likely anyone would have to go through such a traumatic situation?
You can envision situations like this happening in so many ways that could go bad – Wealthy person goes to the atm to grab some money for the big night out on the town, yet little did that person know that close by, another person who is starving and has nothing decided that to survive, they would have to take from someone else. The wealthy person gets their cash out of the machine, the poor person steps out of the shadows firing a single shot to the head – the result – a dead person missed by many, and all for a relatively few bucks – and a person who just took their first step towards what could be many more violent incidents, simply to survive.
Money itself is worthless. You can’t eat it, use it for fuel in a vehicle, use it for medicine, build with it, nothing! If you were floating in the ocean and you had two choices in places to go – one island in the distance to the left with a huge pile of cash, probably trillions of dollars, yet no animals, trees, vegetation, people, or shelter. Yet, to the right, there is another island – this one teaming with animals, vegetation, trees to build shelter and just a few people who have welcomed you to share in all their lands goodness – yet there isn’t a single dollar on the island, not even the idea of currency. Which of these places would you choose to inhabit? The answer should be clear. Money is just an idea. It was created in a time when society made it useful, but we have outgrown that idea. It seems to be a barrier to progress and root of greed and corruption. Yet, we have been convinced that it is more important than almost anything else, and that we must all compete for a piece. We should not be surprised with any of this when the system is based on self-preservation and competition.
The point is, no matter how much wealth you gain, or how big you think you can build your wall - outside issues could cross into your world, leaving you wishing that there was more equality so that the person pointing a gun at your face doesn’t pull the trigger over a petty incident, or petty materials. As cold as this may sound, this is a reality for a lot of people. People who work at creating a better planet should be people who are in touch with these realities. We don’t have time to wait to hear the opinions of some very out of touch people, sitting in a fancy marble building. This just holds back all progress. Through the test of time, politics doesn’t seem to have fixed anything – many issues continue to get worst. The debates always sound the same, the politicians’ interest always sound the same – and they are not the same interests as the public. It may seem that way when they use their legal powers to make restrictive policies and laws seem like positive ideas for the public, but it’s only that way if you support it. If the masses stopped supporting the very things that hurt and enslave them, the monetary and political systems would fail very rapidly.
In the end, money will be a brief mechanism to build the high standard of living we ALL deserve and then we spend the money away until the infrastructure is self-maintaining and the awareness of the public has moved away from the contrivance of currency. When that happens, the jobs will slowly fade away, and humans will perform like never before. No more restrictions to their time, their priorities are in order, the fear has dissipated, the knowledge and awareness constantly growing. We would enter space, we would have real solutions to natural disasters, we would see all humans co existing and working together for the betterment of their neighbor and environment. You’d see far less crime and violence, no wars for resources, no one telling you another human being is your enemy. You may actually begin to see what a true civilization should be.
These are just some of the ideas I have, but if we challenged the political establishment in the next election, we could at least create a huge wave of interest and a general knowledge that there is a group of people out there, who are thinking deeply about these issues and proposing ideas that are truly in the best interest of everyone, including the 1%. I will say that I had a few people in mind I’d like to reach out to for an effort like this if it was actually to go anywhere. I think people who come from a political or financial background could be beneficial in bridging differences, helping communicate with the public. Aside from all of you on the TZM Network, I’d reach out to for a variety of reasons – Peter Joseph, Jacques & Roxanne @ TVP, Jesse Ventura, Gerald Celente, David Degraw, Max Keiser, Dennis Kucinich, Bernie Sanders, Richard Wilkinson, Robert Sapolsky, Gabor Mate, Dr. Robert Melamide, Rick Simpson, Dr. Stanislaw Burzynski, Doug Malette, Raphael Mechoulam, Ben McCleish, Brandi Hume, Will Dixon, and Matt Berkowitz to name a few.
I’m sure many of you have other people and organizations to bring into the mix, but you get the idea - bring together the people of various studies from around the world, begin working towards phasing out money while increasing our technological understandings, education, and production to create the abundance needed for progressing humanity. Like Gandhi said, “Be the change you want to see in the world”. As much as I’ve enjoyed venting on forums with you all, hanging with activists, viewing all of the great documentaries, and watching the Occupiers begin a new awareness; nothing will work more than action. Besides civil disobedience, and mass non participation, running for office in this capacity may be our only chance… because I’m not seeing much change now with people sitting in tents, screaming at buildings, bickering amongst each other, or “voting” politicians into office…