To provide good food while preserving soil and conserving the
To provide good work while preserving stability
of the rural community.
Develop a sense of humus community action program for replenishing
and revitalising top soils.
Establish easy to manage hygienic composting
systems, permaculture food gardens and orchards.
Secure local protection and management of land
Increase the practices of permanent sustainable
organic food growing principles for individual and community self
Use of new technologies working with nature
and not against it.
A return to mixed farms and small scale labour
intensive production methods with organic and biological farming
Legal protection to wilderness heritage.
Protection of aboriginal land rights.
We have to decentralise our cities so that people
can live productively away from the city and still contribute
towards the common good as well as towards the nation, state or
The nation, state, institution or organisation
should contribute towards the common good.
Wealth and Work
The biggest problem to our survival is the power of the banks
and the elite minority that keep all their wealth for themselves
and give nothing to the majority. The developing worlds has been
exploited for hundreds of years and is still paying exorbitant
interest on debt and loans.
We have to get away from the money system and
start looking at ways in which we can exchange our talents, services
and abilities rather than just rely on money.
Money is there for the enhancement of a very
small minority. We are concerned about the common good.
They money system has its value and its form
of energy exchange and yet it has been abused to an extent which
is creating genocide in the developing world.
We have to ensure that the money machine and
the military machine are divested of their power and that this
money is given back to the ordinary person so that each person
on the planet can have their allotted nominal wealth, home, land,
water, food, clothing, sanitation, medicine and education.
When governments tax the people, it hardly ever
gets back to the people, but gets diverted into expenditure which
is usually unnecessary for projects which are unwieldy, clumsy
and often build up the military machine of that particular country.
Only a percentage is expended on the common good.
We have to take a more careful view of what
we really need for our survival.
We need to start thinking about what items we
all need that will enhance our quality of life and not depreciate
our individual wealth.
We are looking at taxation of the land according
to the degree of productivity of the land (Henry George theory).
Somebody living on the land in a house would be taxed very little
compared with a large industry producing thousands of goods which
would be taxed at a proportional rate.
Factories producing technologies would be encouraged
to produce recyclable goods which do not have built in obsolescence.
They would be encouraged to produce quality goods which would
last and if necessary appreciate rather than depreciate in value.
We need to do right by ourselves and right by the planet.
The costs of industrial economies exceed the
benefits because of the destruction of the environment and the
unequal distribution of wealth.
The costs of pollution, environmental degradation
and loss of living and non-living resources are incalculable.
Two thirds of the population of the planet are
denied the basic necessities of life.
The common wealth is being destroyed and the
common good ignored with the loss of land, fertile soil, fresh
air, clean water, forests, genetic diversity of living species,
non renewable fossil fuels and precious raw materials.
To create new industries based on renewable resources and environmentally
To create sane life and environment sustaining
consumption through full realisation of industrial and political
participatory democracy with each individual having non brainwashing
adequate information and knowledge that their decision and action
has an effect in creating a sustainable society.
All persons regardless of whether they work
or not should have the unconditional right not to starve and not
to be without shelter.
Action for Individual Work
A basic income scheme guaranteeing basic material security for
every person whether they work or not.
Redistribution of work emphasising the role of family and home,
reducing hours worked, enhancing comprehensive role sharing schemes
and encouraging part time working thereby significantly reducing
The creation of good work fulfilling to the
individual and beneficial to the community.
Good work policy supports human scale economic
activity and encourages use of a barter system to encourage full
use and exchange of human talents and abilities. The emphasis
is on small businesses, co-operatives, part time and casual work
and self employment and community projects with easy access to
start up capital for new businesses.
Community based self reliance with local production
for local needs and involvement of local government and community
savings banks for a more decentralised economy.
Action for a Sustainable Economy
Programs of land regeneration providing 90% of our food.
Reforestation and land reclamation schemes.
Expansion of building industry and use of new
sustainable building materials.
Alternative energy strategy.
Combined heat and power schemes with cleanly
burned coal and new high efficient non polluting energy producing
Fuel efficient transport.
A resources tax to provide incentive for reuse
and recycling of raw materials and domestic waste and encouragement
of maintenance and repair firms.
We are looking at the creation of a crafts industry
even in technology and factory ware. People can then be proud
of what they do and how they produce the finished articles.
It is quality goods that give people the sense
of quality in the own lives and elevate their understanding and
awareness. Quality goods last longer and will not waste and pollute
the environment to the same extent as shoddy throw away goods.
There would be a limit to the extent to which
organisations and nations can make huge profits. Above a certain
level those profits should be diverted to the benefit of human
kind and the common good.
Community (People and Society)
The key to productivity is community and education. We must realise
that a company is more likely to survive if it encourages other
companies in a win-win situation rather than a win-exploit-lose
If workers are encouraged to be part of an organisation,
have a share in the running of the organisation, have some profits
from the organisation, they are more happy to be involved with
their lives in the productivity of the organisation.
Similarly in a community, where acceptance,
tolerance and freedom is the rule, individuals will gain inspiration
from other people by free interaction,. This is why it is so important
to have decentralisation of communities.
In community centres, people can come together
and through inspiration, stimulation, education, music song and
art, be stimulated into new forms of creativity and heighten their
essence of well being.
This is much more of a stimulant than going
to see a GP and being given drugs that numb the mind and sterilise
At all costs, people have to be encouraged to
see the good in each other. Cities are anomic alienating places
where passersby are passersby and do not even acknowledge each
other despite our shared humanness and communality.
Cities are the places where these changes should
be initiated. They should have centres where people can come together
and be given inspirational communality that can enhance their
beingness. These centres should be made more open to all kinds
of people. Money should be spent on them to raise their standards
of service and quality of décor. There should be rooms
in these centres where people can experience beautiful music or
go for meditation in a setting which is eucenemical and transcends
all religion, but expresses the basic religious experience or
spirituality. It is these centres that can be the source of change
and inspiration for the whole populace. It is these centres, with
an atmosphere of tolerance and freedom, that can encourage people
to do the things that can conserve our planet and make our societies
The Key to Our Future Education
Education in the widest possible sense is not
just geared to the economic system, but geared to living a full
life and geared to artistic and creative expression. People have
to be educated to understand how they can cope with stress and
cope with illness, how their minds can be used to govern their
bodies and their wellbeing. Education is part of the healing process
and in this process, the media should be involved, to enhance
education for peace, education for a non violent society, education
to enhance the arts and cultural experience so that people can
get a greater sense of national identity and express themselves
in their own ethnic ways and yet be part of a greater whole.
Inspiration from an education oriented society
where there is plenty of food, clothing and housing is sufficient
to create a booming society. There is tremendous wealth on this
planet but it is in the hands of a very few people.
There are new highly environmentally friendly
technologies available - technologies which can revolutionise
living standards of all the people of the world and produce abundant
food and energy, but these technologies are being ignored because
of the interests of these powerful elites. It is of paramount
importance that these technologies should be encouraged at all
costs to be produced. It is these technologies that can revolutionise
the living standard of the world.
The wealth of the few has to be diverted from
the common good. It does not have to be done in a malignant way,
but can be done in a way that can enhance the self respect and
responsibility of the minority elite. As it is seen what they
are doing, they will be praised and acclaimed as people with grandeur
of vision. Their wealth can help save the planet.
This wealth can help inject seeding finance
into developing businesses at very low interest rates. It can
give communities the chance to become productive and useful for
society. It can enhance all sorts of worthwhile projects that
can give people hope and a chance to do something for themselves
in their small communities. It can bring in new forms of innovative
education. It can enable indigenous people to bring about traditional
agricultural practices and enable them to get back to their original
lifestyles. The wealth o the minority is the key to the survival
of the majority.
Each country has to look upon itself from the
point of view of becoming self supportive rather than competing
with every other country, for example Australia has all the capability
of becoming a completely self supporting nation. It has all the
resources, living and nonliving, to do this and yet it consistently
exports products that it could use for itself. It uses agricultural
practices that destroy the land and does not take advantage of
the sun or the wind or the rivers to produce electric energy.
Australia, like many other countries in the world, has become
a 'banana republic', answerable to the needs of wealthy mega industrialized
Nations. It is not the gross national produce that is important,
as much as sustainable products that can enhance the survival
of the people and the country.
We are not looking at infinite economic expansion,
but in fact the opposite. If this is to occur, then some people
will have to be prepared to change their lifestyles. Innovative
education looks to conservation of environment, recyclable goods,
conservation of energy, alternative forms of energy and production
of quality goods and quality food. The whole process has to be
ameliorated with education so that people can enhance their quality
of life experience in ways different from what they have been
accustomed to in the past.
The Communication and Computer Revolution
The big business in software gives some indication
of an understanding of where the human race is going. We are looking
at soft evolution, which is basically, the evolution of the mind.
We don't even necessarily have to travel great distances to do
our work. With a fax, a computer and a telephone, we can do our
work from our own homes, which saves energy. We don't have to
travel miles to the cities. Most transactions can be done with
modern communication equipment. This means we have more time to
stay in our communities and enhance our communities rather than
become isolated and alienated in cities.
Healing our Society
Our society is a very ill society. It is ill
because of its nutrition and because of the way conventional medicine
works. The new era will see the introduction of traditional forms
of healing where people will take more responsibility for healing
themselves, and nutrition will be seen to be of paramount importance
in enhancing the productivity of health of individuals. In this
respect, we have to have very high standards for nutrition production.
Large food chains producing fast foods which have no nutritional
value but are basically destructive to the health of individuals
should be dispensed with.. They have no value. They create illness
in previously young healthy people and they increase the spiralling
costs of health care. At the same time, the medical profession
will have to recognise the value of vitality, life force, the
innate ability of the body to heal itself, and ways of preventing
illness, rather than pandering to the pharmaceutical companies
needed to palliate chronic illness.
In government we have to look at ways in which people have greater
input into how the government should function. In this respect,
governments should be decentralised and there should be much more
access to those people who are representatives of the people,
the parliamentarians. Decentralisation means that each community
should have a very potent say in the running of government through
an intimate relationship with the parliamentarian who represents
them and at the same time this representation should be proportional.
We need to promote the recognition of the interconnectedness of
life and foster a spirit of respect, compassion, wisdom and amity
between ages, communities, nations, religions, cultures and races..
We need to cultivate an attitude of equality and harmony between
men and women towards full co-operation in every human endeavour.
We need to honour each individual as a unique and valuable member
of our human family with the birth right to freedom and a happy
Legislation for human rights and true democracy.
Humanistic management to replace bureaucratic management.
Women must be liberated from patriarchal domination.
Decentralisation of government.
Many people today find they are unable to control
their own lives through their own efforts. We must restore that
power to the community and to the individual. Nothing should be
done at a hierarchical level if it can be done at the individual
Industrial democracy means that each member
of the organisation participates in decision making at all policy
levels and has some share in profits. Such an enterprise becomes
technically, economically and socially more integrative.
Even so called democratic governments are rigid
narrow minded, bureaucratic and authoritarian. They are narrow
in that the background and infrastructure of politics is often
wholly administrative and economic. We need all rounded leaders
who truly represent the voice of humanity. Democracy has to be
an active participatory democracy for the individual. Erich Fromin
has proposed 'the formation of hundreds of thousands of face to
face groups of up to 500 members each who would be permanent bodies
of deliberation and decision making with regard to all basic problems,
i.e. economics, health, education and means to well being. These
groups given the true information would discuss and vote on the
issues. The totality of these groups would form a lower house
whose decisions along with those of other political organs would
have crucial influence on legislation'.
All brainwashing methods in industrial and political
advertising must be prohibited. All hypnotical forms of propaganda
must be stopped.
A system of effective dissemination of effective
information must be established.
Scientific research must be separated from application
in industry and defence.
A Supreme Cultural Council, an enlightened group
of men and women of goodwill must be established to further the
growth of a harmonious, balanced and enlightened society. Their
function would be to advise and create debate with government,
politicians and citizens on basic ethics and values to be followed
in a rapidly changing society.
Policy for Health
Restructuring of health services includes encouraging understanding
and co-operation between medical sciences, and traditional, natural,
preventative healing modalities and medicines. Increasing awareness
and understanding of the importance of calmly eating raw enzyme-rich
living food for enhancing human immunity needs be enhanced! We
need to practice the wisdom of Hippocrates who said 'let your
medicine be your food, and your food be your medicine'. This includes
rogressively improving living habits and enjoying eating fresh,
locally and organically grown fruits, vegetables, herbs, nuts,
sprouted seeds and grains (whole, juiced or blended). Combining
this with an optimistic mental attitude enables us to attain and
maintain optimum physical and mental heath.
We must restore to people their power to take
responsibility for and heal their own lives and bodies. The power
of the mind in this modality has barely been tapped and is the
key not only to a healthy society but also a healthy planet.
Specifically we must reduce the power of pharmaceutical companies
on the progress of medical research and their influence on doctors.
An understanding of vitalism and traditional holistic healing
methods must be furthered and more research done into these modalities
especially psychoneuroimmunology. Just as the Planet`s defences
are being eroded due to the destruction of the biosphere, so the
human system is also being destroyed by allopathic drugs, pollution,
faulty nutrition,. stress, suffering, starvation, aids and radiation
poisoning and excess ultraviolet light.
Health education and health care schemes at
the local level would restore the priority of preventative medicine.
Immediate legislation should be created to ban the use of all
toxic substances that impinge on human beings whether from electro
magnetic radiation ,drugs, atmosphere pollutants, chemicals from
factories, food additives and chemical fertilisers.
Much better facilities should be provided of
the physically and mentally handicapped and wherever possible
they should be cared for at home on in local hostels.
Education and the Arts
Mind and body are co-ordinated as an integral
unity through the inextricable relationship between the brain,
the immune system, the endocrine system and the genetic matrix.
The role of education is to bring about the realisation of the
creative potential of the individual by using the full ability
of mind, brain and spirit working together. The emphasis should
be on education for life with a holistic positive approach.
The new vision of an enlightened humanity impelled
by new myths and new levels of creative experience is propelled
by the arts which play a key role in the educational process.
'The preparation of the young for life
is the most scared task of each generation. We must see that all
imbibe the deep respect for life embodied in true civilisation,
in respect and care for this planet Earth as the mother, the preserver,
the enhancer of life. Implanting the values of fruit and beauty,
encouraging the expression of these values in enhancing knowledge,
in art and literature and dance are surely infinitely more important
than the teaching of business principles and how to make money'.
Sir Mark Oliphant
A broader curriculum in schools with a greater diversity of subjects
and less specialisation. Emphasis should be on 'Education for
Life' rather than the constraints of an examination system. Children
should be taught how to maximise their brain and mind power and
creative potential and how to heal themselves with the use of
meditation, contemplation, affirmations, visualisation and relaxation.
Simple alternative healing methods should be taught in schools.
Every individual is a healer and can heal themselves as well as
others. Schools should be integrated much more closely into the
community with governors elected from and by the community to
The educational system should be more accountable,
more community orientated and more responsible to the needs of
children from a wide range of courses ..
Schools should be built to incorporate
a wide range of community facilities like public libraries, day
centres, art centres, sport facilities and adult education and
retraining facilities. They would serve as community centres acting
as a focus for community growth and harmony. Further educational
facilities would be open to all.