Work Towards Solutions by Doing What You Love: Agorism

We all wish wish we could use our work to shape the world around us and make it a better place.. especially by doing the things we are passionate about.

Well, I love to be the bearer of good news… because we can! Yes, thats a thing. It’s called agorism !

I want to talk about what agorism is, its inestimable manifestations, reasons why its such an empowering tool towards solutions, and a few examples of how it works.

Thanks for watching 🙂

 

Exciting News: I Will be Joining the Conscious Resistance Team!

Hello everyone!

It is with much excitement and gratitude to announce I will be collaborating with the Conscious Resistance Network!

Watch the video for all the information on my goals towards presenting conscious content towards individual and worldly solutions. I plan on making a video every week, in addition to articles and essays on the website.

Thank you for watching. 🙂

 

Unrefined

I shall never be confined
by the cultural limits
of love.

Love is not possessive
Love does not hurry
Love permeates
the connections
of those who look
and see Themselves.

Love is unconditional
and cannot be defined
or refined
for long.

Love is
Being with.

Free

Manifesting in the realm of here;
a radical way of operating with no fear.
Tune in with a Source that permeates
all that creates.
You will find that reality
is simply an illusion
and its malleability
gives us infusion
of powerful ascension
to higher dimensions.

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Subtle shifts

The so-called curse
of curiosity
causes me to see
subtle shifts
in my energy.

Drawing connections
some of this dimension,
others of a much
different interface.

We are the pioneers;
we are the explorers
of new worlds.

We face bravely
realms that are seldom seen
in everyday life.

The possibilities that await
are truly endless.
I see a day when we are no longer
confined to the third dimension.

Space and time are
too malleable to
occupy forever.
As life flows,
we learn how to ascend
to the places where
gardens of higher
vibrations grow.

The Achilles Heel of Government

It is interesting to think about how WEAK a government is.

There is an illusion that government is a strong force; that it is so mighty and powerful it cannot be reckoned with. Many believe that there is no way to beat it, it is what it is, and we are subjects who can only hope, vote, and pray that it improves.

The government is indeed a strong force, not because it is inherently so, but because we give so much of our energy to this system on a conscious and subconscious level.

I want to make a point of how actually FRAGILE and WEAK the State is, despite their illusion of limitless power. The State is so weak that it is completely dependent on the dumbing down of its subjects. It is so fragile that it relies on annihilating freedom, thwarting creativity, and operates solely on the use of FORCE to exist. The state is petrified of its citizens.

An extreme case, for example, is North Korea. A state that is so afraid of its people that it limits the very kind of haircuts they are allowed to have. It is so frightened of what humans are capable of that it severs any type of art, independence, self-expression, and freedom from ever even registering into the minds of its citizens. It THRIVES on fear, because without fear it is NOTHING.

That being said, it isn’t hard to bend and break the system (or better, build anew) just by cultivating the very things it tries to suppress. It doesn’t necessarily take a revolutionary. It takes thriving individuals who are brave enough to BE FREE, to create, to seek independence, to better themselves, to unplug from the cultural engineering and be authentic. The greatest rebellion is perhaps to let go of this paralyzing fear.

In this age of internet, everything is decentralizing, balkanizing, fractaling out into complex arrays on its own. From media to education, these new tools give individuals more variety and power to be independent in their choices. The violence and destruction the government perpetuates is only a catalyst to this inevitable decentralization. Power WANTS to be decentralized; it’s as if the Ring of Power WANTS to be cast into the fire of Mordor, even if the elitists resist it like little Gollums. It is that time, with the vast potential of conscious evolution on the horizon, for governments to be very, very threatened.

All of the power the government has is because people voluntarily give their energy to this system, even if it is through involuntary acts and manipulation. It is important to be very conscious of how you are spending your energy… particularly at this point in time, as it is worth so much. Rather than wasting your time fighting the old (or entertaining it at all), build the NEW. The government is only as strong as the belief in its strength as legitimate authority by the people. It is very feeble because it is dependent on the citizen’s fear and ignorance (hence, why it perpetuates these qualities so much).

Being the best person you can be as an individual is perhaps the most frightening revolt against the government, even more frightening than the tax revolt. As much as the government needs and expects your money to fund their institution, more than anything it depends on your fear and obedience to give it its power.

I am amazed at how powerful the individual is, especially when they can come together to collaborate. How wonderful it is that best thing you can do for yourself as an individual and the collective alike is to let go of fear and begin cultivating consciousness.

Thanks for watching/reading~

🙂

It is Time to Transcend Politics

Let’s not talk politics. As a matter of fact, let’s transcend politics.

While the left and right argue relentlessly over the predicaments in the US government, behind the scenes there are average citizens solving complex problems. There are people realizing we don’t need to brood over the current political systems we have anymore, we need to transcend them. While we can politicize everything to argue, threaten, grieve, ban, tax, etc… triggering emotional responses from both the left and right, we can use innovative intelligence to solve problems without the need for the constant conflict of our political differences.

What a foreign concept: how can we work together without the political systems we have grown up with, that we are so familiar with? The Republican-Democrat paradigm of the US is heritage; it is a tradition branded into our very Being. Yet, we are beginning to see the precarious effects of such a limited system, and perhaps it is the time to look for better alternatives that are presenting themselves in various ingenious forms.

The objective of communicating this concept is not to tear the current system down. While I could write a quality encyclopedia of my opinion on the treachery of this system of government, I would rather do something more pragmatic. I want to build a better system. I want to spread awareness of non-political strategies that help people cooperate and live peacefully together. I want to tell you about the creative ingenuity that operates behind the scenes that is not political, yet manages to create effective alternatives to evolve our current systems of living together. I want to share my vision of the valid potential of improving systems of governance, the strategies that exist, the benefits it could bring, the ways it operates now, and how everyone can participate (regardless of your personal positions on politics/morality).

A broad definition for any action that builds resolution and creates better options for people without the use/help of government authority is called Agorism. This comes in many different flavors and scopes, but in this article I want to mainly focus on a large-scale appliance of Agorism that is the threshold for human communion in the future: startup societies. Let us explore this idea that allows us to coexist peacefully despite our potential differences in morality/politics.

Startup societies, private cities, special economic zones, micro-nations, seasteads: all of these are words that may not sound very exciting, but they get me buzzing like a bee. I feel perhaps as exhilarated as the people who first used the internet felt: seeing such innovative technology that the world has yet to awaken to the massive changes it will bring in decades to come, shifting mankind into a whole new paradigm of living together. And that is precisely what these things are creating: a new market of living together. The effects that will come through this technology propose an unparalleled advance in freedom, peace, and the efficient use of resources.

Imagine living in a defined territory where the government services you value are provided for you (i.e. the protection of your life, liberty, property) with no political conflict about the government. In this territory, you are not a subject to the government or the majority’s will. When you (voluntarily) chose to live in this society, you and the service provider signed an agreement validating the duties and rights between you and the service provider. You are not property of a government; there is no need for politics. Rather, you are a contracting party and are on equal footing with a secured legal position with your service provider. You are free to leave at any time, should you decide you no longer resonate with the system of governance you are living in.

A startup society is exactly what it sounds like: an independent society that operates voluntarily between the citizens and the creators of the society. It is a platform that allows for more individuals to apply and test their political/economic models on individuals who consent to participate in their idea. It is also a platform that allows for people with different ideas to exist peacefully together. Furthermore, it is a medium where new governance systems can be developed based around the satisfaction of the customer and driven by competition.

The true glory here is not just creating experimental communities to evolve governance systems, but the natural drive of competition that it creates. As more startup societies are created (whether in the form of private cities, special economic zones, seasteads, etc.), not only are we able to create models for new ideas, but we create a competition between startup societies and existing nation-states alike. The creators of these societies (as any other entrepreneurs) have a lot of incentive to provide the best services to their citizens/customers, as their ‘business’ (their nation and their revenue) depend FULLY on the satisfaction of the people living there. How radically different of a system is this, as compared to existing government systems that rely solely on force and violence to achieve their goals? Existing States have no incentive to operate optimally for the people, as they receive their funding and power from the threatening of violence; they have no consequences for executing bad or destructive policies.

Here we see the fundamental difference between these two systems: a voluntary entrepreneurship that depends on the satisfaction of its customers (on equal footing with said entrepreneurs) to operate, giving it much incentive to provide good services to its citizens (without politics, no less) VS a government system which thrives using a monopoly on force, divides its citizens with political agendas, and has no incentive to improve (regardless of who is in office) because no matter how bad or violent its policies are, the subjects are forced to pay and support it

In the next few decades, we are bound to see this market of ‘living together’ expand in many different directions. It will soon give existing nation-states a run for their money, for they will begin to lose subjects and revenue to the countries that are providing better, cheaper, and more peaceful services. They will be forced to reform bad policies, or lose money and support as people recognize there is no longer a need for government to act as a parasite on the individual for it’s optimal function.

Another benefit of the opening of this market is the ability to try different ideas. While the concept of a market for living together seems to be quite decentralized and Libertarian in nature, the framework of a startup society allows for any type of policy to be tested, even Socialist ones. The power of voluntary participation opens up a new realm of possibilities for various options of governance to coexist peacefully, without people having to suffer in systems that don’t tolerate their ideas.

In the words of Socrates, “The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new”. It is time to stop brooding over an outdated system that wreaks violence and division, and build something better. There are alternatives all around us, and the key is to create better systems so that the old ones become obsolete, and inevitably collapse in on themselves. Humans must move forward with intelligence, creativity, and compassion. Just like the remarkable people of the past, we must think outside of the box for solutions to our current problems. Our current systems of governance are the greatest barriers to human evolution and peace. We must not let this paradigm of politics absorb all of our energy anymore. We can use this energy to construct something better for ourselves and future generations. Do not be discouraged by the fruitless drudgery of politics.  Let us transcend politics and current political systems through the creative innovation of human intelligence.

One day there will arise an experimental community that works much more efficiently than the society we are living in. A viable alternative will then be before us.”
Carl Sagan (1934 – 1996), American scientist

For more information on startup societies:

Startup Societies Foundation
Free Private Cities
The Seasteading Institute
Free Cities Podcast

 

 

Don’t worry

You will never see it coming
when it happens.

The nature of life
is vibrating and
always changing.

When it happens
(whatever it is)
remember to
stand amazed
at the vast spectrum
of hard truths
to be experienced
in one life.

When it happens
be prepared to lay on
hot coals and fields of lavender
simultaneously.
Moving through time
we experience
relentless oscillation:
life.

I have yet to see what has been learned here.

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