Vision For the Future

  1. The right to and responsibility for every sentient being to practice minimally aggressive autonomy will be the overarching societal principle.
    • Laws will be derived thereof.
  2. Geographically defined community (GDC) will replace centralised government.
  3. The purpose of GDC is to provide for the needs of the community in terms of surviving (primary needs) and thriving (secondary needs).
    • Food, clothing and shelter are the primary survival needs of human beings.
    • Secondary needs would be agreed by individual GDCs: Examples include entertainment, cultural expression, healthcare and physical activities.
    • Needs which cannot be fulfilled by a GDC at one level will be fulfilled by multiple GDCs working in collaboration.
    • Every individual will be part of the GDC in the area they choose to reside.
    • Decision making will be via discussion with every member of the community expected and enabled to engage.
    • Provision of primary and secondary needs will be fulfilled without profit.
    • All institutions contributing to systemic inequality will be made redundant.
      • This includes the monarchy and all related heirarchies.
      • All current political roles will be made redundant.
    • Religion will be considered a personal matter and have no authority in community activites.
  4. Community roles (CRs) are those activities which fulfill the primary or secondary needs of the GDC.
    • Every indvidual has the responsibility to engage with CRs for an amount of time calculated as necessary by that GDC, the minimum requirement being equal for every adult no matter what the role undertaken, e.g. 75% of a person’s max effort for 10 hours per week. Go above the minimum and get more in return.
    • In return for fulfilling the required level of activity in CRs, every individual will have access to goods and services required for the fulfillment of their primary and secondary needs.
      • i.e In return for everyone working together to feed, clothe and house ourselves, everyone will be fed, clothed and housed, without recourse to money.
      • An estimated range would be 20 – 30 hours per week with time spent on both primary and secondary need provision. More effort in = more out, e.g. more desirable house or access to more community provisions.
      • A variety of roles may be undertaken to fulfil the required time.
      • Every individual will be enabled to take part in some form of activity.
        • Enabling engagement would also be a CR.
          • Any individual so incapacitated they are unable to fulfil any other role will be considered to have contributed simply by being present at activities being carried out by the community.
      • The primary purpose of education will be the provision of the knowledge and skills required to fulfil CRs.
        • Education will be free to all and considered a CR until age 25.
        • All young people will have access to education focused on primary and secondary needs.
          • Primary needs will be considered the core of the curriculum.
          • Secondary needs will be the optional curriculum.
      • Every community member will be expected to take part in the fulfilment of primary needs, either at the personal level or in groups and collaborations.
      • Once an individual has fulfilled the time required for CRs they are free to engage in any activity they choose including those which could be considered “for profit”.
  5. Land and Home Ownership will be made redundant
    • Land will be under the care of the GDC.
    • Homes and buildings will be under the care of the GDC in which they exist.
      • Every member of the community will have an equal right to lifetime stewardship of a suitable property alongside the responsibility for its upkeep to community standards and with access to community resources and roles in order to maintain it. Everyone will be able to nominate someone to pass that property on to should both parties wish it. More ‘desirable’ homes will require more than minimum effort so everyone can achieve what they choose to put effort in for.
      • At the point of transition no primary home will be removed from any person who chooses to reside and remain in the GDC in which the property exists. They will be allowed to keep the property as long as they can maintain it to GDC standards. All futher properties will be returned to the relevant GDC.

  6. The following will be upheld:
    • Free Movement between GDCs
    • Free Speech
    • Free Trade on a One equals One basis for the provision of primary and secondary needs.
      • Trade outside of GDCs is encouraged where both trading parties uphold 1.

Examples of Community Roles