Part Three – And,
A New Social Framework
- But we
can go further than this because, following on from (or, indeed, along
with) these necessary adjustments being made to the existing regime at a
global level, we could also start transforming society, at a local and
regional level, from one that is based mainly on imposed order and control
to one that is self-governed.
- For, in a
world that is rapidly moving away from all forms of separation and
division, how can there be those who boss and those who are bossed, those
who preach and those who are preached at, those who rule and those who are
ruled? How can there be
us-and-them when We Are All One?
- One of
the most important implications of the Notion of Unity, therefore, will be
the widespread realisation that, since there is only one of us here, i.e.
One Self, then Self-Government, the organisation of our own affairs for
and by ourselves without recourse to hierarchy and domination, must be the
next step in our cultural evolution.
- But, the
question will then be, how might this more advanced and enlightened system
be successfully introduced throughout the land, once the process of
unification, as outlined on the previous page, has begun?
- And the
answer must be through the creation of a new social framework, supported
and reflected by a very different, non-authoritarian method of education
for all of our children and young people, i.e. one which prepares them for
a life of responsible freedom as ‘Communal Individuals’.
Thus, while a position of universal togetherness,
cooperation and harmony is being arrived at in this new caring-and-sharing
environment and the doing of the greatest good, not the accumulation of the
greatest wealth, is becoming established as the highest purpose of life, we
create Community Centres out of existing and/or brand
new premises in a variety of places throughout the land and furnish them with
the necessary means and facilities for beginning the process of
decentralisation from local and central government;
establish the catchment area surrounding each of these
new foundations by defining smaller Sets (of neighbours), Demes and Parishes,
based on the number 7 on average (i.e. between 4 and 10) and arranged out of
its existing population/housing stock;
transfer the ownership of all land and buildings within
the boundaries of these embryonic Self-Managed Communities to all of their
inhabitants, including all surrounding areas of industry, commerce and
agriculture, and apply the concept of stewardship into all aspects of life;
construct suitable accommodation, i.e. Deme Houses
(seven per Parish) and Parish Halls (seven per Community), out of existing
and/or new buildings, in order to provide meeting places in which a system of
Direct Democracy, involving
small, face-to-face meetings, delegated volunteers and larger citizens
assemblies, can operate;
and, thus, enable all those adults who reside within
each of these new forms of social organisation, i.e. its members, to develop
Their Community, using these participative methods of decision making,
according to their wishes in conjunction with those of their neighbours –
locally, regionally and globally.
A More Elevated Civilisation
- For, of course, once
these Centres and the Communities they serve start operating successfully
within an increasingly ‘ReSchooled World’ and they have become evenly
dispersed everywhere, they would not stand in isolation of one another.
- Over a period of
time, called The Transformation, they would become horizontally linked
into diverse, mutually aided, regional
networks in order to meet
their own and each other’s needs in harmony with those of the planet.
thus, as this new social framework is installed globally and we humans
have grown to be spiritually aware and self-regulated, a more elevated
civilisation will begin to emerge on this planet, based on the Notion of
Unity and, then, Self-Government.