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An Essay Concerning Valid World Change:

The Manifesto of the Transitional Party


By: Matthew B.P. Hainer

Foreword
The truth is our society is failing, and a majority of people are unaware of it, or rather are too concerned with aspects of life that only immediately affect them to care what is outside their immediate range of vision. This Essay and the group whose goals and views that are written on it, is our attempt to bring about the needed social, economic, and environmental change that will stabilize our planet and bring our civilization to a new stage of development and life. Among the many misconceptions about life and human behavior that will be discussed, the first subject I will bring up is originality. There is no such thing as original thoughts, because we can only think in context of our surrounding environment; consequently the less were exposed to, the more narrow our thought patterns. I of course and everyone associated with this humble group, are not exceptions to this law. Our ideas, our thoughts, even the way were going about this change are influenced by everything weve learned and been exposed to since even before we were born; we are products continually changing and evolving. I personally have felt almost as far back as I can remember that something is off about society, and the people in it, some form of invalid way of thinking and way of operating. It wasnt until I watched a Venus Project documentary entitled Paradise or Oblivion over a year ago, that I began developing a means of actually changing the fallacies that exist within our society. This documentary led me to a lot more: Future by Design, Zeitgeist Trilogy, Culture in Decline, countless lectures by Peter Joseph and Jacque Fresco, The Corporation, World Without US, South of the Border, Finding Fidel, Collapse, Surviving Progress and so many more as I began to realize just the extent of turmoil that exists in the world. Ive read essays and books by Karl Marx, Plato, John Locke, Thomas Paine, Rene Descartes, Thomas Hobbes, Jacque Fresco, Ernesto Che Guevara, Rosa Luxemberg and many more. All existing knowledge I have on various other subjects too helps me and everyone else in this group to decide what we have to do to help our planet and the human beings that inhabit it. Everything detailed in this Essay is what The Transitional Party hopes to accomplish, and how we plan to go about accomplishing it. As stated, much of what we have come to believe is greatly influenced by Peter Joseph and Jacque Fresco, however we feel they do not offer an adequate plan for transition, and so we will discuss what specifically needs to be done in our current society to arrive at a ResourceBased Economy (a term coined by Jacque Fresco, and for a lack of a better term one we adopt as well). We have come to accept and agree with their criticisms of todays society and their proposed economic system to replace it, however theyre very reactionary in their belief of transition, instead we wish to actually propel society into its new era. It is our hope that in the future that we can work with The Venus Project and the Zeitgeist Movement, but currently we realize that well be able to accomplish more acting independently for the time being. This Essay is to be used as a reference for anyone wishing to discover accurate information about our ideals and our methodology. Its point isnt to argue each and

every case, rather it is to list and adequately describe each point. This Essay is not a set in stone document of our doctrine, it can and will be subject to change as we gain even more knowledge and as conditions in the world change. Following a set doctrine and ideology can only bring about failure and disaster; we must be able to change and bend to better fit humanity. This current version marks the best possible way of bringing about change that we know of at this point in time, but as I have stated, it can and will be changed according to changing conditions. There is some pressure to have this Manifesto finished within a relatively short period of time, and therefore I have decided to release our Manifesto in 2 versions. The study of society as a whole is a very complex and unbelievably large subject, and the amount of research needed is phenomenal. What is needed is a guideline for how we plan to change the world; which is more important than a general outline of the problems that exist currently. In the 2 nd version I plan to describe in better details the plan for transition and I plan to add an extra chapter detailing the symptoms of our Monetary-Market System. This 1st version is to be used as a reference among our members and to be referred to by anyone who is interest. It is the 2nd version which I will publish.

Table of Contents
Introduction Chapter 1: Fundamentals of Valid Human Behavior Opening Statement Human Nature Causality Scientific Method The Rational Method Development of Human Values Education Closing Statement Chapter 2: A Resource-Based Economy Opening Statement What is a Resource Based Economy? Life in a Resource Based Economy Social Changes that will occur in a RBE Common misunderstandings and criticisms of a Resource-Based Economy Closing Statement Chapter 3: Transition Opening Statement Stage 1: gaining power Stage 2: Immediate changes Stage 3: Revaluing currency and Direct Global Effort Stage 4: Transition to a Resource Based Economy Closing Statement Conclusion

Introduction
The history of Human advancement in recent history is shallow in its current state, because so long as we maintain the old system that enabled our advancement, then we are sowing the seeds for our own extinction. The fundamental opinions on poverty, class stratification, war, starvation, crime, corruption etc. is that these problems inhibit our system from working correctly, that they are negative outside forces from negative people that interfere with our system, that these are just people who did not work hard enough in this competition based society, or they are taking advantage of it to further their own aims. The truth is these problems are symptoms of our society; they will always exist because they are the result of our competition based capitalistic system. The underline cause of the continuance of this failing system is an uneducated majority, who are unaware of just how harmful our system is. General misconceptions about human nature, philosophy, human interaction, economy, and governments have led the majority to either support their system, or to live with indifference toward it. Therefore it is extremely important that The Transitional Party lays down the basics of what we know about human nature, philosophy, human interaction, globalism, governments, economy, decision making, and values. What we offer is not a perfect society, but a system that is much better than the Monetary-Market System. The society we and other groups advocate, is a society that will provide for all human beings regardless of who they are and where they live, and will create a standard of living that was thought only to exist in Utopian novels.

Chapter 1: Fundamentals of Valid Human Behavior

Opening Statement
When each person thinks of human nature they tend to try thinking of universal human traits, which most people tend to consider their own environment and their pattern of reaction to be true for the entire world. The truth is there is no universal human nature, and there is no universally accepted

culture, taboos, values, anything. Human nature itself is just the varying degrees of reaction to all the available environments humans could live in. Human nature does not dictate how each person reacts; it is only an inclination on how to act in the most basic general ways. When we realize there is no universal human nature, then it becomes more evident to why there are such varying degrees of differences in societies; how humans are capable of genocide yet at the same time giving aid to victims of it, how we are capable of condemning sexual promiscuity while others engage in it happily, how some support capitalism while others want collective ownership etc. We realize that extreme human behaviors and differences in values are not exceptions to human nature; they are a part of it. Essentially all possible human actions and thoughts are part of human nature, whether they are humane, inhumane, rational, irrational, self-defeating, sustaining and so on. Since each society is based on the idea that their values are correct, and tend to believe others are wrong, a total redesign of our social interaction, value system, and society is in order. In the future, we will no longer accept morality as inherent and vice versa for human behavior, we will recognize it is a combination of genes which predisposition individuals to various reactions, and the environment which shapes those genes through epigenetics and gives each person implicit and explicit memories which shape their thoughts, values and actions through associative memory. The new system of morality will be a universally accepted cause and effect method. Morality will be judged on the effects that the action has on the environment (a). This system will create the best possible value system for the current conditions of the world, and it will be applied universally without regards to already existing cultures. Traditions that are helpful and that can be applied to this new value system will be kept, while other traditions that are harmful and regressive will be gradually replaced with more valid norms. Since the effects of behavior will differ in various regions due to differences in the environment, different cultures will still exist, but fundamental forms of moral behavior will be a constant now among them. Gradually the system of causality with the scientific method will be phased into all forms of decision making. No more will ideas and values be based on narrow opinions and emotion, but rather actual logic and reason. This beginning chapter is meant for the reader to have the necessary knowledge about human behavior, other cultures, and teach our relation to the physical world so that the reader can better comprehend what will be discussed in the preceding chapters.
(a)When referring to environment, I am describing everything that can possibly be a part of environment. Environment constitutes the physical environment such as water supply, availability of food, temperature, ecosystem, altitude and so on while also constituting the culture someone live in, information that a person is exposed to, positive or negative reinforcement to actions and all other forms of social interaction. Environment constitutes all of the conditions which any living thing operates in, so I will use it in this very broad sense.

Human Nature
Human nature is a very broad concept which may run contrary to what most people believe since the general public usually believes a false definition of what it really is. The general definition which most people casually come to believe without hardly any thought into the subject is that human nature is some governing force which causes humans to behave in universally accepted behavior and have universally accepted moral values. This misconception comes about because our brains are adapted at recognizing patterns in all forms detectable by our senses as they exist. We unconsciously recognize supposed patterns in human behavior to certain conditions as we directly view them, and since most of us only really know our own environment, we subconsciously associate these same reactions we observe in our regional community to the entire world. When various parts of the world do act similar to our own culture, we see the similarity and assume that it must be human nature causing us to all act similar; as if human nature is some uncontrollable force which dictates how humans will always act regardless of the environmental and social conditions, unless theyre insane. Most people will simply believe that our value system and society acts according to human nature since other cultures seem to follow a similar

pattern, even though those same cultures are in direct contact and derived and influenced each other directly. When looking for patterns in behavior, most people will tend to ignore examples that are contrary to the general pattern, or at most see them as exceptions to the rule for some reason, or even view the respective societies as delusional or somehow inferior. To overcome this myth about human nature, it is necessary to discuss the factors which makeup human behavior, to observe the varying degrees of human behavior, and outline actual universal human behavioral traits; only then can we properly define what human nature is, and what it can actually be applied to as well as determining what actually causes human behavior. All that human nature is, all that it can be defined as is all the varying degrees of human reaction to various environments. The most any person can do to ascertain general human behavior is to compare all the various cultures and try to find similarities that are constant among them all. It might be surprising that the actual constant forms of behavior and values among humans universally only number in the hundreds. Constant forms of human behavior are very basic forms of behavior such as facial expressions for emotions (everyone smiles when they feel happy), laughing when a person finds something humorous, not being able to change a persons handedness (you cannot make a left-handed person feel comfortable making their right-hand dominant), newborn babies preferring the sound of their mothers voice, facial expressions when flirting etc. These kinds of behaviors are the only forms of universally shared behavior amongst human beings. A vast majority of human behavior and social norms are not universally shared. It may be surprising to many people that certain behaviors and concepts such as greed, corruption, and violent behavior are not distributed equally amongst the human race. In fact in countries such as the United States, Mexico and the United Kingdom there is a relatively large amount of violence among the population. However, in various social groups like the Hudderites, Amish and the Kibbutz in Israel there are almost no recorded instances of violence. In fact the Hutterites do not have a single recorded case of violence; they are so against violence that many have served prison sentences for refusing to obey the conscription laws that the United States had in place many times in history. In so called primitive communistic societies where hunting and gathering is the lifestyle for survival, in most cases egalitarianism exists where there are no class differences based on wealth and material possessions, and even more surprising is that many of these societies are/were not patriarchal (contrary to popular belief). For most of pre-human history it is theorized by leading historians that division of labor amongst male and female did not occur in most cases, that it was only a relatively recent occurrence to try and become more efficient. While we traditionally think of men being better hunters, data from tribes in the Philippines before colonialization show that women took part in hunting just as much as men and in fact had a much higher success rate of kills than their male counterparts. Just from looking at historic examples, it can be ascertained that violence, class stratification, sexism, and greed do not always exist within societies. Most of the behavior that we take for granted as being normal, are not normal at all throughout the world. For example, Americans believe that only two people who love each other should be married, and thus our concept of marriage is based on the concept of love between the two partners. In the Biami tribe of Papua New Guinea, marriages are decided based upon how well the male dances in front of the various female candidates; if he dances well enough he will be paired up with one of the women and be married to her. In America we generally take for granted that a loving couple will remain monogamous with one another in spite of any other sexual yearnings for a different partner, yet the Sambia people will always have multiple partners even after they get married. In America we consider being naked in public to be very offensive, obscene and inappropriate, while before colonialization and missionary missions to Polynesia, the islanders were all naked without exception on many islands. In fact, when missionaries began making the women wear t-shirts to cover up their breasts, the women were confused as to why they were being made to wear shirts, so many began cutting holes in the shirts so their breast could hang out. It was so foreign to them; it would be the equivalent of having some

foreign culture force us to cover up our thumbs with cloth since they believe bare thumbs are obscene. Americans view cannibalism as barbaric and a crime against nature, yet in some areas of the world like in New Guinea, it is entirely possible that native people still practice it. The Biami tribe in New Guinea for example ate witches who made people sick, and also used it as an act of revenge when a rival tribe killed one of their kin. Anyone who studies anthropology, history, and cultures around the world will be stunned by the diversity among human beings. It becomes plainly obvious that most of the behavior we think of as so normal is really just social conditioning that weve experienced since birth, and that not everyone else follows our values and social norms. If I was born in the Sambia tribe I would most definitely be a polygamist. If I was born in India I would most likely have been very influenced by Hinduism. If I was born in a hunting and gathering society 12,000 years ago, I may have practiced infanticide with my community. So the main question now would be what causes this diverse amount of behavior among human beings? Most people who have studied psychology, sociology, philosophy, biology, or any science concerning humans should be familiar with the age old nature vs. nurture arguments. The main problem with these assertions is that in general those who believe in the nature argument tend to see human behavior as being rooted in our genetic makeup and that all or most of our behavior is inherent in our genes. Those who associate with the nurture argument tend to dismiss biology as controlling of our behavior and see human beings as mainly social creatures, and that we develop our behavior after were born based on our interactions with the environment. Both these arguments are invalid. Science is not made up of independent forces which have nothing to do with each other, it is made up of interdependent sciences that interact, depend and associate with one another in all cases. An analogy would be that an airplane does not fly because it has wings. It flies because it has an engine to power a propeller to create a air current to create lift by the shape of the wings. This engine is reliant upon oxygen and fuel to power the engine. There are so many forces, technologies, and sciences that go into making an airplane fly; its flight is not caused by one force, but by many and this is what the relationship of all the various parts of science is. So human behavior is caused by both biology and environment, it is a mixture of both. Genes Genetics deals with the molecular structure and function of genes. A gene is a particular section of DNA which determines an organisms physical and many of its behavior aspects. Mendel was the first to recognize what genes were and since then many people have come to find that genes are like our gods. Eugenics was founded on the principle that our behavior and bodies are controlled by our genes. The goal of Eugenicists was to have people with so called positive genes to reproduce more and people with negative genes to reproduce less so that eventually the superior genes were the only ones left in existence. Eugenicist sought to create a much better world by eliminating criminal behavior, mental illnesses, many diseases, and many physical mutations which they considered to be plaguing mankind simply by gradually preventing those with negative genes from reproducing. As absurd as it may sound to many rational minded people, Eugenicists actually believed that criminal behavior was genetic behavior. Eugenics was used to justify racism with the belief that so called inferior races had inferior genes and were much more likely to commit violent and criminal acts and had many more negative aspects to their races than so called superior races. Eugenics is a very preposterous idea of course, because behavior is not determined by genes, in fact many aspects of our physical development are not even predetermined by our genes. Eugenicists believed that behavior and physical qualities were determined only by genes. An example is that Charles Davenport sought to explain the lineage of naval officers by their inheritance of a gene for Thalassophilia or love of the sea. There is no such thing a gene which causes Thalassophilia, a major contributor to the lineage of naval officers is that fathers would have had an obvious influence on their songs career choices. In other words, if a child has his father continuously reinforce the idea of joining the navy and going to sea, the child is much more likely

to take on a positive outlook of sea service at an early age and to retain those values until theyre of age to join the military. Today, most geneticists recognize that most physical and physiological traits are the product of interactions between genes and the environment. For example, fruit flies of the same genotype showed different phenotypes when raised at slightly different temperatures. The idea that genes are the sole contributors or controlling agent of human behavior is preposterous, since most physical traits rely on the reaction of genes in an environment, and this is even truer for aspects concerning human behavior. So in general, genes give humans our general physical appearance and provide a general layout on how we will develop. To better understand the process of how genes are influenced it is necessary to understand the process of Epigenetics. Epigenetics is the process of the environment turning on and off certain genes within our genome. What this means, is that the environment can directly control our gene expression. Epigenetics occurs as soon as a person has an environment, which for us begins within the uterus. A major example of Epigenetics is during the so called Dutch Hunger Winter. During World War 2, for a multitude of reasons the Germans decided to cut food shipments to Holland, and as a result the Dutch experienced a great famine during the winter of 1944 and 1945. Second and Third trimester fetuss during this winter, experienced a major epigenetic effect. The mothers who were starving had very little calorie intake, and as a result the fetuss had little food from their mothers. The fetus at this stage is trying to figure out what kind of world is on the outside, if its safe, how much food will be available, what it will be like etc. Since there was little food supplied to them, the fetuss genes reacted by making their body extremely stringent with their calories, fats and vitamins. As a result, decades later these Dutch Famine babies were much more likely to be experiencing obesity, metabolic syndrome, high blood pressure and diabetes. The environment caused a different genetic expression concerning their physical bodies. Another prenatal example of epigenetics, is that pregnant women in Israel at the onset of the 1968 war, would have been very stressed as many of their husbands were gone in the military and would end up potentially killed or maimed. These stressed mothers would have released higher amounts of the hormone Cortisol which gives the fetuss many traits which predisposes them to addiction in the future, and also makes the baby much more likely to become schizophrenic and develop a multitude of mental illnesses in the future. Besides prenatal genetic changes, epigenetics occurs after the fetus is born. Psychologists know that human beings are primarily social creatures; even most introverts wish for some form of interaction with other humans. When humans are provided with sufficient positive social interactions in general they appear much healthier and there is a much smaller rate of violence, illnesses and mental disorders among the population. Children are particularly vulnerable since they are in the developmental stage. One major contributor to mental illnesses, addictions and violent criminal behavior is abuse and neglect that people experience as theyre developing. A study done in Montreal, Canada examined the bodies of multiple suicide victims. What they discovered was that those victims who had experienced abuse while they were children had a genetic change within their brain. In a study done in Dunedin, New Zealand, they monitored the development of a few hundred children for 20 years. What they found was that some children had a gene which greatly predisposed them to violent behavior, but only if they were abused as children. If they were not abused as children then the gene would remain dormant and they would live normal lives. The major problems in development occur in children when one or both of two things happen: things that shouldnt happen to them but do happen, and things that should happen to them but do not. When babies are abandoned by their natural parents and adopted, they still have an implicit memory of it, even if they do not remember the actual abandonment, and will usually still have a stronger sense of rejection in certain situations. Children who are abused as children are much more likely to become addicted to substances and behaviors than those who were not abused. Children who are also abused become much more likely to engage in violent behavior. Our society looks at non-military serial killers with much disgust; however few know any

background information about some of these killers. Albert Fish was a nice looking gentleman, and he killed and ate multiple children (it is unknown how many people he actually killed and ate, but his victims are at least 4). When Mr. Fish was just a kid, his mother caught his masturbating and she punished him harshly for it and terrified him with threats of hell and what hell would be like. He was so terrified of hell that he would stab his penis with needles hoping he wouldnt go to hell because of it. He was in an orphanage for much of his childhood where he was often sadistically whipped and seen boys do many things they should not have done. While he was a telegraph boy after he got out of the orphanage, other boys introduced him to such activities as Urolagaia (urine drinking) and Coprophagia (feces eating). The depth of depravity and abuse that Albert Fish experienced is astounding. His whole family had a history of mental illnesses so it is very likely Mr. Fish would have inherited genes that predisposed him to such illnesses. Combined with the massive amounts of abuse it becomes clearer to understand why he developed into a serial killer. As we can see through these examples, genes influence behavior indirectly. It is the actual experiences of a person which influence their genes during development and allow for different expressions of the genes which predisposes them to certain actions and physical properties. Ive discussed so far how genes only play a general role in our physical and mental development, but to take the idea farther I will discuss the role of genes in our health, which also contributes to human nature. We now know that a majority of mental illnesses and sicknesses are not genetically determined, but they often have genetic predispositions which environment contributes to cause the illnesses. One example: cancer is caused by two main genes: Tumor Suppressor genes, and proto-Oncogenes which promote tumor growth. There is no gene that always gives people cancer, however there are genetic predispositions which either reduce the amount of suppressor genes or turns on more Oncogenes. These genetic predispositions combined with environmental factors such microwaves, radiation etc. will greatly increase a persons chance of getting cancer. To further illustrate how genes are not responsible for most of our illnesses, I will use an example of breast cancer. Out of 100 women with breast cancer only about 7 will have genes that predispose them to breast cancer. Out of all women with that breast cancer gene, not all will get breast cancer. We see that most illnesses whether mental or physical at most only have a genetic predisposition, which is not the same as a determination. Very few illnesses are caused by our genetics, and they are mostly extremely rare, but often prove devastatingly fatal. One example of a genetically passed on illness is ALD or Adrenoleukodystrophy, a devastating disease passed on hereditarily which begins affecting children from a young age. Those affected with ALD have a disorder of peroxisomal fatty acid beta oxidation which results in an accumulative chain of very long chain fatty acids throughout the body. These fatty acids slowly corrode the nervous system all over the body of the affected children, over time reducing them to a vegetative state if not treated, until they completely die. Genetic roles in illnesses are mostly indirect, just making someone more likely to develop physical problems down the line, not determining illnesses. So the relationship to human nature that genetics plays is one of predisposition. Most behaviors we know are not predetermined by genetics, the genes provide a general layout of the person but environment interacting with the genes is what molds a person into who they are. If our behavior was genetically determined, most of the world would share numerous cultural similarities, but the diversification is astounding, which alone is enough to question the role that genes play in human nature. What we learn from nurture vs. nature, that if people are raised in a stimulating, affectionate, and close knit society they generally become happier, healthier and less prone to illnesses. These are the conditions that the Transitional Party wishes to emulate to create healthier and happier human beings. Environment

While our genetic makeup is what influences our development, it is the environment which ultimately makes us individuals and shapes our cultural minds. It is environment which usually creates illnesses, causes crime, greed, corruption, sexism, racism, bigotry etc. Without our genes we would never have begun to develop, however without environment we would never even come close to developing. It is the environment that we are exposed to which mainly creates our personality that gives us the experiences to think. For the purposes of this Essay, it is environment which I wish to concentrate on. There is no such thing as creativity; there is only efficient recall in memory. To demonstrate what I mean, it is impossible for a person to write a book if they have never been exposed to the alphabet or paper. It is impossible for a person to invent a cell phone if a wired phone has not been invented. It is impossible for a person to build cannon if gunpowder hasnt yet been invented. Many people simply believe that inventors are special people who are so creative, they can think of revolutionary inventions to change the world off the top of their head. The truth is inventors only improve upon already existing inventions. The process of invention is not simply creating new objects from nowhere, it is gathering already invented objects and concepts to create something new. A book writer does not invent the language to use to write their book, they just assemble already existing words to create different account. In a theoretical example: a person jumps off a cliff with a pair of manmade wings attempting to fly, however he cannot generate enough lift and dies. His brother remarks that the wings are not long enough, and then makes man made wings that are several feet longer. When he jumps off the cliff he glides momentarily before the strain is too much for his muscles to support and he then falls down and breaks his ankle. A fisherman who was watching later remarks to him that he has to brace the wings like the masts of a ship so that they will stay level. So the young aviator builds a small structure to lay in with supports built into the wings, and then goes off a cliff and glides through the air, however he then runs into a tree. He does not know how to steer the plane until he sees a fish swimming in a lake using its tail to swerve left and right through the water. So he adds a rudder at the rear of the glider which he can control with cables connected to a stick, and then he can steer his glider. This is the process of invention; it is a continuous, long, drawn out process of improvements. The inventor applies what theyve experienced and learned throughout their life to their own invention. What enables people to invent objects is a very large associative memory; they have been exposed to so much they can reassemble objects into new objects. This same process is true for dreams; everything we see in our dreams is something we have already seen before in our life, no matter how insignificant. Our minds are incapable of conceiving of completely new images that we have not had any experience with. If a person is born blind, they will never see light and they will never dream in images. A person, who is born deaf, will never hear sound, and thus they will never dream with any audio. Someone who has no experience of a particular sensation, concept, or object will have no natural comprehension of it. If we were to cure a person from a primitive tribe of a sickness, they will view what weve done as magic. Since these tribals have no experience in microbes, they would have no comprehension of what bacteria is. If a person is kept in a closed room all their life, they will have no comprehension of what the sky is, what the sun is, what trees are unless they are taught about them. Without experience with objects and knowledge then we as humans would have no comprehension of the world. The entire world is not a universally similar environment; relatively, the environment on Earth varies to considerable degrees. These differences in temperature, climate, resources, wildlife, elevation, tectonic plates and so on, produce different societies. This can be seen in the diverse amounts of cultures and developmental progress throughout the world. It is the environment which enabled some societies to flourish and develop relatively rapidly while others would remain static over the centuries. In Mesopotamia, between the two rivers Euphrates and Tigress, there existed extremely fertile soil. This is believed to be the first area where tribes settled into villages dedicated to agriculture that eventually formed cities with relatively large populations. Because of the fertile soil, these villages and cities were

able to produce an abundance of food which allowed specialization of labor and development in other fields. Mesopotamia was rich in various forms of crops and resources such as Flax, lintels, palm trees, leeks, onions, wheat and barley, of which they are full of nutrients and vitamins to allow for development, requiring less of a certain food to keep the inhabitants stable. The two rivers also allowed a variety of wildlife and fish to live in the area giving them a stable supply of meat. A contributing factor for the development of civilization in Mesopotamia was the many domesticated animals that were available in the area. They were able to use ox to plow larger areas of land for crops, while using cattle for stable supplies of meat and milk. In stark contrast, peoples living in New Guinea do not have an abundance of very nutritious crops for consumption or resources. For many tribes the main source of food comes from stripping the bark off of Sago trees, which does not provide enough nutritions to support large populations. The environment of the jungle makes it impossible to farm large scale, as it would require the removal of large portions of the jungle, which would require large populations and tools, which cannot come about due to the lack of abundance of food and a lack of resources and specialization of labor to create such tools. There is also only one native domesticated animal in New Guinea, the hare. Since pigs cannot be used for farming, they only provide a source of meat. Because of these conditions, the natives in New Guinea still live mostly as they have for the past millennia, as hunter-gatherers where little innovation occurs socially or technologically. It is the environmental conditions in the world that creates advancements both socially and technologically. It is the environment which determines the lifestyle for a said civilization, and it is these lifestyles which influences the cultural aspects of a said society. When a civilization such as Sumer in Mesopotamia has a developed system of agriculture providing an abundance of food to support large populations, it enables a larger specialization of labor. Instead of every able bodied person being dedicated to gathering food, now people begin learning how to work metal, how to make nets, how to build boats, charting the sky, contemplating existence, making music, creating new tools, building larger permanent structures etc. With each advent to technology, it further allows larger populations by making life easier and more comfortable for each person. It is within these societies that technology develops which changes the lifestyles of people. Now with the advent of private property, trade, and materials crime begins to happen, class stratification forms, complex governments begin to form and war between rival cities begin to happen, as opposed to more primitive societies. It is the mode of production which mainly contributes to the social conditions, and these social conditions create in their turn different social values. As people begin manipulating their society, they begin to wonder about the physical world and how it operates. They invent more complex religions to explain what they lack technologically to understand. Since nobody understands yet their relationship to the physical world, superstitious beliefs take the place of science and rationality to give some order and explanation to the world. When a volcano erupts, it has to be because the God who is controlling it is angry since they have no contemplation of the layers of the Earth or the movement of the tectonic plates. Since people are concentrated in cities, when people are sexually promiscuous they catch diseases much more often and thus it must mean that the god of sexuality is punishing us for sex, and ergo lots of sex is bad. So a taboo is formed, because of its effect on a said society. In pacific islands and relatively isolated civilizations around the world sexually promiscuous behavior is much more acceptable. Since the people are not generally exposed to foreigners they do not contract foreign diseases and venereal disease is not rampant and so there isnt major negative effects from sex so no taboo forms against sexual promiscuity in this culture. People develop superstitions and religions to explain physical phenomena; they judge their morality on the effects behavior has on a society and their religion. When people start burying people as part of their religions practices, cannibalism comes to be viewed as bad since it does not allow for a persons whole body to be buried, meaning they will enter the afterlife with only part of a body. In stark contrast, since food is scarce in New Guinea, some tribes eat people so as not to waste their meat when theyre killed, and also as an act of revenge, since according to some of their religions, sickness is caused by witches so they would punish witches by killing and then eating them. Some tribes also ate

their dead as part of the grieving process. We see that society now becomes a very complex structure of interrelated conditions stemming from the lifestyle that the environment permits. The examples I have given and the explanations for them are much generalized; in reality there are a multitude of reasons why certain behaviors are condemned while they are accepted in other regions. I have only given one example for each of the listed behaviors to give some explanation as to why these behaviors are either accepted or unaccepted in various cultures. I am not attempting to give a comprehensive explanation of specific social norms, but rather just generally explaining some of them for the sake of providing a better understanding to how environment greatly influences values. Unless a society finds negative effects from a certain action there will be no taboo against it. If a certain technology does not exist yet, there can be no rule stating the immorality of how to use that technology. The Roman Empire could not find computer hacking to be immoral, since computers did not exist and they had no comprehension of what they are. Similarly, they could have no moral objection to the piracy of music since no copyrights existed and there were no recordings of music to pirate, so there was no morality against or for it. When there was no money or any medium of exchange, no corruption existed since there was nothing to gain except products that were available to every person. Hunting and gathering societies were generally egalitarian; meaning there were no class differences in terms of wealth and material possessions. Since all members of these societies had an active and important role in their tribe, there was usually no sexism, primitive communistic societies were not patriarchal. The exact opposite in linear development of these relatively modern social values is also true. In Israel the eating of crustaceans and swine was seen as taboo since they were often disease ridden and got people sick. This is a probably a reason why it was forbidden in Judaism to eat these foods, for the practical reason of preventing sickness. Overtime as conditions became much more sanitary and cooking became more developed, the risk of these sicknesses faded and gradually it became much more accepted in mainstream society to eat Crustaceans and Swine. Social and environmental conditions are the driving force behind social norms; it is the conditions that exist that influence and even directly cause values and behaviors to form within a society. Since the environment is so diverse around the world, consequently the values and cultures around the world will be just as diverse. The question that now exists is why are people as a whole so unable to adapt to new cultures and values within modern day society? When a person is born, they are immediately exposed to the culture around them, even as an infant. Since we rely on experience to survive, the experience we have shapes how we view the world to actually be. Our comprehension of the world is from our own minds, from our own senses, from our own perception. We cannot view or experience the world as someone else might, we can only do it as ourselves. If a person was born blind and nobody ever told him he/she was blind, that person would never know that they were blind; they would have no conception of sight and they would view their own sensation of the world to be the true experience of it. We can only experience the world through our senses, and regardless of how limited they are this is how we will perceive the world. In reality everything is relative: if you were to feel a beautiful womans skin, you would feel and see how smooth it is. If you were to take a microscope you would see that the skin is actually very mountainous looking, it would look more like a desert wasteland than smooth, soft skin. A mouse would think a dog is large, while a giraffe would think a dog is small. We could say aluminum is a solid but if we were to heat the environment to over 5,000 degrees Fahrenheit it would turn into a vapor. We think the color blue looks blue, but another animal would see it as black or other animals would perceive it as a sound. No matter what reality may be, we can only experience the physical world through our senses, and what we experience of it through our senses is the only way we can comprehend the world. It is with this same concept that we accept our own culture generally yet dismiss others.

When we are born we do not have any real innate knowledge. We must learn everything both by being taught and through our own senses. Our first forms of knowledge come directly through our senses, since this is how we experience the world. When we are hungry our stomachs feel uncomfortable giving the sensation of wanting to fill it with food. We are not born to dislike carrots, bananas or meat, that only comes after we experience it with our senses. If an individual will like apples, they must first smell it, feel it, taste it and consume it before they associate that apple with their senses. Our conception of an apple after that is based on we perceive it with our senses (it is red, it is smooth, it is baseball sized, it tastes good and it smells goods). From these senses we associate the apple with its purpose (food) and our relationship to it (we eat it). This is how we form knowledge both from a young age and even after weve developed. This kind of knowledge could be seen as simple knowledge, one that comes immediately. From this simple logic we begin developing more complex logic from the apple. As we experience interrelated objects and reactions we begin putting all these independent items together. We begin learning about relationships, specifically how the apple relates to the tree, how the tree relates to the sun, how the sun relates to the water and so on. Our simple knowledge of the apple now has turned into a more complex understanding of the cycle of its life and how it comes into being. From these more complex ideas we form even more complex knowledge as we associate all of this knowledge to various other areas of life, as we recognize patterns and see this symbiotic cycle through nature involving birth, life, death, and recycling. This is generally how knowledge forms, the more we experience and more we learn about various topics; the more we can comprehend the world in an accurate way. As we learn knowledge, it is much more difficult to UN-learn knowledge, so to say. When a kid is very young, they will not know what a wasp is until they experience it. An unsupervised child playing in their backyard may happen upon one and try and stimulate it for a reaction to learn about it. That wasp may react hostility and sting the child, that child will forever associate wasps with pain. This may induce a fear of wasps because of the pain of the sting. When that child is older they may learn from peers that wasps only attack when agitated, but even with this knowledge their fear of wasps will persist because of their first experience with the wasp. They may control their reactions around the wasp in the future and they may have a large amount of knowledge and understanding later on about the wasp, but they will always have to fight back the association of fear of the wasp. This is a general example, as not everyone will have a lifelong fear of a wasp if they got stung from a young age, but the point is applicable to social values. Concepts such as racism are not genetic; we are not born hating people of a certain race. A young child may come into contact with a black kid on a playground and proceed to play with him/her. The parent sees this and immediately scolds the child and spanks them for playing with that black kid. The parent explains that black people are bad people because they like to rape white women and steal everyones possessions. They then explain that this is because they are not as intelligent as white folk and proceed to list both real and assumed examples showing how they arent intelligent and then remark how silly some of their behavior is. That child has the beginnings of racist values, and if it is continuously reinforced by friends and teachers they will most likely become racist just like their parents and peers. Even if that kid goes to a foreign college and learns how invalid his views are on African Americans, and has positive experiences with black people throughout his life, it will be a difficult process to overcome what he has learned from the past as being truth. What we as humans come to believe while we are developing, is what we come to believe as truth. Once we hold an idea as truth, it is very difficult for a person to let go of it, since any other ideas are outside our range of experience. How can a person see black people as just regular people if all their experiences with them are people treating them otherwise? Similarly, how can a person view homosexuals as evil people, if theyve been surrounded by them since birth and had mostly positive experiences with them? In almost all cases we cannot change our conceptions of truth and knowledge once we learn them through experience because we have no differing experiences. A man part of the

Apache tribe is dancing around the fire performing a sun dance with his peers. A European white man comes by and sees this Apache dancing around the fire with his kinsman. The European eventually remarks that dancing around the fire half naked while making unintelligible grunts and shrieks looks silly. The apache man will not scratch his head and say well gee, I never thought of it that way, this is silly, how could they? All their life they have seen it as a part of their culture, religion and have been doing this all their life. To the Apache the idea of not dancing around the fire for ceremonies would seem silly. This is a concept called cultural relativism, as peoples values are relative to their culture. This is why it is very difficult for societies to adopt many of the social norms of other societies because often they run contrary to their own and are outside their personal experiences. Often times these differing social norms are not compatible in differing environments. The Biami people in New Guinea used to create a suspended structure to allow the corpses of dead members to dry in the sun since this was part of their spiritual belief. In a city however, such treatment of the dead is extremely unsanitary and will inevitably lead to disease because of the concentration of population, whereas doing so in the sparsely populated and unconsecrated jungle is less of a risk. Many Pacific Islanders were originally nudists, since they live in a tropical environment, they were not exposed very often to cold weather or many types of animals and insects and thus the need for protection through clothing wasnt apparent. However, nudism is not compatible for people who live in sub-zero areas such as Greenland, north Canada and Siberia; they cannot be nudist since they would freeze to death. It is not just experience and taught knowledge which makes societies opposed different to other cultures, but it is also the practical application. Many of our social norms come about directly because of the environment we live in. If the area we live is very humid and hot, and there is no wool or cotton to create cloth, nor the knowledge of sewing then our society will not be one that considers nudism to be a taboo, in fact not wearing clothes will be seen as normal. Because of the experience from parents, peers and every member of this community, a person (in contrast to the average citizen of America) will not feel embarrassed, weird or uncomfortable being without cloths in the society. Within this society, men (and women) will not develop fetishes for certain parts of the body, since they are all equally exposed, unlike a fully clothed society where the mystique of covering the supposed forbidden parts create a eroticism that focuses on these parts (in ancient China it was womens feet, in ancient Israel it was a Womans hair, in modern day America, it is the womens breast and butt). There is no universally accepted taboo (contrary to some scholars beliefs, incest is not a universal taboo either, there are cultures that still currently accept degrees of incest, and it is apparent that in the past incest would have been required in order to reproduce in small isolated communities) and this is because there is no universally shared environment. All of our values are only relative to our culture; they do not apply to the rest of the world. This is the effect that environment has on human nature. Environment leads to the creation of specific values, social norms, modes of production, and forms of government, taboos, and lifestyles. Genes lead to our general development, such as the development of our senses but it is our environment and our perception of the environment through our senses that leads to most of our behavior and values. It is our environment which leads to almost all actions like war/murder, rape, stealing, corruption etc. It is entirely possible to transcend cultural norms, but only by learning more about other cultures. The more knowledge we gain, the more able we are to transcend the limits set forth by our respective societies. The more experience we gain in life, the more able were able to overcome our own natural barriers which obstruct different ways of thinking and different perspectives. The environment is what creates the varying diversity of human beings, because we have to react to different environments differently.

Common myths held about human nature

Although I feel I gave an adequate basic summary of human nature, and even though many of the subjects I will speak about as myths were covered, since these myths are so indoctrinated into our culture, verbal expressions and economic belief, it may be necessary to go over each specific myth to disprove them.

It is human nature to be greedy Although it may seem natural to believe this in todays Capitalist society, there is nothing that makes humans inherently greedy. If greed was truly human nature, we would see examples of almost all societies, past and present, of people pursuing wealth, power, and land at the expense of their Nabors or the environment. Greed is mainly an environmental and social action, and although it exists in some level for each person for the sake of survival, excessive desire for material wealth is (in American society) caused mainly for social elevation since in my culture the more useless crap a person buys and the more expensive it is, the more respectable they are in our social hierarchy. To better understand greed and its causes, it is necessary to first define greed. The dictionaries definition of greed is An excessive desire to acquire or possess more than what one needs or deserves, especially with respect to material wealth and then goes on to list 2 interpretations of it: excessive consumption of or a desire for food: gluttony. and excessive desire, as for wealth or property. So in other words, greed is an excessive desire for something, not just a simple desire. So anything excessive would be too large of a quantity of anything: too much drinking may kill you or give you a bad hang over, excessive eating will make a person obese, excessive consumption of finite resources leads to total economic collapse. In this same sense, excessive desire or greed, leads to negative results for either the individual or the society where this excessive desire takes place. It is important to note, that although greed is not inherent in our species, most people in American culture at least are greedy. Greed is a reaction to the environment, and with the advent of the agricultural transition millennia ago, slowly society as a whole has been moving toward the acquisition of resources (or the medium to purchase the resources) as means of power and social status. Humans have always sought to improve their living environment since it makes things easier and more comfortable for us. This is mainly the cause of greed, to make life easier for ourselves by getting more resources we want. Now while the desire to elevate our living conditions seems to be a general desire by most humans, the desire to endlessly expand a persons wealth and power at the expense of others seems to be mainly an environmental adaption. When Jacque Fresco visited some islands in Polynesia that were yet hardly influenced by the outside world, what he described was a lifestyle far different than modern lifestyles and values. The people, who fished, would simply throw the fish to whoever wanted some fish. The people would simply build a canoe for whoever wanted one, with no expectation of anything in return. On these islands, the people had an abundance of resources: they had more than enough fish, bananas, and coconuts to ensure their survival, and thus there was no greed to acquire more. To give an example more directly relevant to members of my society, the infamous black Friday sales. Since these sales only really occur on one day out of the year, everyone wishes to take advantage of this time period and get cheap items that would normally be very expensive, so they attempt to take part in black Friday. So large is this desire for cheap items which normally they could not afford to purchase, that these people often form mobs in every definition of the word (sometimes causing fatalities) to get to their items. However, if these sales were year round and would remain year round, there would be no mobs. If all products were set at a 50% discount forever, who would stand out in the cold for sometimes days, or trample over people to get to a cheap flat screen TV if you could simply go to the store whenever you felt like it and get these prices? The answer is no one would, it would just become a normal price, only now the purchasing

power of each individual is substantially improved, and thus less stress is upon them to survive and elevate their living conditions. To take this idea farther, if everything was free for one day, almost everyone would surely take part in trying to get all the products for them, to get something for free since they know it wont be free tomorrow; essentially taking advantage of the opportunity since these items are normally scarce for the average person price wise. However, if everything was free always and would never be given a price again, there would be no mobs, only people going about their daily lives getting the items they want and need in a normal fashion. In light of these examples, we see that greed is not some magical force inflicting all of us, but it is caused by a actual or presumed scarcity of resources, and the excessive desire for these resources (or the ability to purchase these resources) is caused by the desire to hoard them to better ensure our survival, even if that means other would have less. The desire for products and money is not only for the practical measure of improving our living conditions. After all, what is the difference between living in a regular sized house and a mansion? The living conditions within these two homes could be the exact same after all: they both presumably have air conditioning and heating to keep the temperature at a comfortable setting, they both could have the same furniture for the family or individual to make sleeping, sitting, eating comfortable, they both keep out the weather, they both can have cable TV, internet, video games, they both could provide privacy etc. The main reason people want a mansion is for mainly 2 reasons: 1.) To have a visual symbol of their immense wealth and thus to elevate their social status in their society. 2.) To have more space for their mainly useless junk which also serves as a symbol of their wealth and elevates their social class. This desire for excessive material wealth serves no practical purpose; it is only to gain social power. The more of something a person owns, the more power they have. To put it another way, money buys freedom. If a person owns multiple homes, they have multiple assets they could sell and make some cash, if a person owns a company which produces car tires, that person have control over much of the worlds tire supply. A criminal with a lot of money can buy a better lawyer to spin the law around enough to get him off. The presidential candidate with the most money can now use up to all of their money to fund his advertisements thus ensuring he/she has a better chance of election. The person with a lot of money doesnt need insurance or to spend their time laboring 5-6 days a week, 11 hours a day trying to support them. The more of something a person produces or owns the more power they have in this society, and the more power someone has the less they have to struggle to survive making their lives much easier. So we see that these conditions only exist in environments where excessive consumption does elevate a persons social status. Greed is a combination of a real and presumed scarcity of resources (or scarcity of purchasing power) which causes people to want to get as much as possible, and it is caused by the desire to elevate a persons social condition via wealth. If we again change the conditions for social status to being based on something other than mindless consumption we will greatly decrease the amount of greed. Similarly if we make all resources and products available without cost we eliminate the opportunism and scarcity which causes greed. If it was human nature to be greedy, we would see this kind of behavior in almost all societies and persons. Before consumption based societies existed, we had hunting and gathering societies. The people in these societies were constantly moving; following the migrating animal herds and migrating with the climate of the seasons to find edible plants. Because of this constant moving it would have been impossible for people to develop any concept of land ownership. To be on the move, each person could only carry a few items, so it would have been impossible for social status based on material wealth to occur. There was no excessive greed for the most part; since these people were completely reliant on their environment, they could not exceed their environment. In fact, they were so dependent on their immediate environment that it is theorized by many historians that they regularly practiced infanticide so that they didnt exceed their environment.

The societies that did become greedy and seek to get an excessive amount of resources eventually drove many of their animals and plants to extinction and had no means to support themselves and mostly died off as a result. The hunting and gathering societies were mainly egalitarian in that social distinctions did not occur because of material or land wealth, but from fertility, courage, strength, intelligence and skill. Even in relatively modern society we see multiple large scale examples of greed not existing for excessive material ownership. The Taoist, Buddhists, Hinduists, Confucius followers and scores of other religious believers such as the Amish, Christians, Muslims, Jewish etc renounce their worldly possessions and frown upon excessive material possession, at least the fundamental followers do. In Scandinavia we see that a majority of people seek communal interactions rather than large amounts of material wealth for happiness. In areas of the American Southern countries we see communities openly embracing their frugal existence, such as families living in the bayous of Louisiana. There are still tribes in New Guinea and Brazil that are un-contacted that still practice their lifestyles as they have been for millennia which do not include greedy acquisition of resources, before being tainted by modern day mindless consumption. Even in countries like the U.S which has the highest rate of consumption for each individual in the world, there are still people who renounce materialism in favor of minimalism. The past and present is full of ripe examples of both individuals and cultures that do not actively pursue excessive amounts of wealth and material possession. These examples prove that greed is not inherent in human nature, as there is a large amount of people both in the past and present which do not follow this supposed rule. War is part of Human nature, so there will always be war One of my first major interests growing up was on Japanese Military History. I researched everything from the different types of uniforms worn in different time periods, to the troop allocation of various colonies, to weapons allotment in different units, to the order of battle in their various battles. Since most of the information is in Japanese and are official documents from the now defunct Imperial Japanese Government, these papers are in Japanese archives. Therefore most of what any American or European can learn in regards to the Japanese perspective during World War 2 comes from what documents were translated, and diaries that were captured. Ive read many diaries written, as well as countless exerts from campaigns such as in New Guinea, Guadalcanal, New Britain, Saipan, Luzon, Tarawa etc. In every case, I have never read of a soldier who was overjoyed to leave his home, and was very excited to slaughter the enemy and pillage their towns. In fact most Japanese soldiers wrote about their families and nostalgic moments back in Japan, there was no evidence to support that they were enjoying the war and were enjoying facing death to fight the enemy. It is very nave to believe that the airmen who dropped the Little Boy on Hiroshima were very happy they had done it, and even wanted to drop the bomb. Human Nature as most generally define it, would place war as actually going against human nature. When we look at murder committed on a societal scale, we can lay it out into two broad concepts: War and Genocide. People do not spontaneously join up in the military to go off and murder people, steal their land, take their resources etc. In just about every case in recorded history, we see it is the ruling class (governments, oligarchies, churches, kings, Peoples Commissars Etc) which declare war, and then convince the people to fight. People do not want to go away from home, risk their entire lives and the well being of their families, to go and kill others in a foreign land, and face sometimes inhuman conditions of survival, all to satisfy some hungry thirst for murder. In fact the ruling classes have to rouse the population to support their supposed cause before they can get active volunteers. The United States government has taken to offering relatively large financial compensations to those who join our military since patriotism alone is failing. In World War 1 all major participants spent billions on propaganda campaigns to get the people to fight for their imperialistic causes. When Propaganda and in many cases making up war crimes didnt work, they resorted to racially attacking the ethnic peoples of various countries. The Russian city of St.Petersburg was actually changed to Petrograd in 1914 since anti-German

propaganda aroused such anti-German sentiments in people that they felt the name was too Germanic so they changed the cities name to something more Russian sounding. When this didnt rouse enough volunteers they resorted to conscription with the threat of imprisonment if it was not obeyed. In fact, we as people are so against organized violence that it takes dramatic actions to rouse us to fight (USS Maine, Lusitania, Pearl Harbor, 9/11 etc). Even then volunteers only peak during the first few months of a conflict, and then steadily drop as people become weary of war and the initial romantics about war disappear. People do not want to go to war naturally, and any research on wars shows this. During World War 1, the Russians had to resort to often keeping units of infantry behind some many infantry units with orders to shoot those who fled or deserted, since so many people were against the war. Examples in all wars show the immense vast majority did not want to fight, unless directly brainwashed into doing it for a cause they viewed was worth dying for. In other words, even the most patriotic person only fought for a certain cause, and not for the sake of fighting for fighting. Genocide takes on a different tone. Genocide is when society or the soldiers of that society actively participates in the slaughter of many people for no real reason at all. It is done against varying ethnic groups, which a certain race of people may feel are responsible for many worldly problems, or from deep seated prejudice that they inherited from their less liberal minded ancestors. If Genocide was an innate behavior in humans, it would be continuously occurring against opposing ethnic groups. Everyone knows of the Japanese brutality against many Chinese during the Second Sino-Japanese War (1937-1945) but many do not know that a century ago the Japanese viewed the Chinese as having a very high culture and seen them as the envy of their society in art, philosophy, music etc. It was only during Japans attempts to annex Korea did Japan begin to conflict with China, and it was only in this period did Japan begin to depict the Chinese as inferior to the Japanese. However even with these views forming, they still were civil in their military operations during the 1 st Sino-Japanese War. With only a few exceptions (where Chinese brutality toward captured Japanese soldiers enraged Japanese soldiers to respond such as the Port Arthur massacre) the Japanese treated the Korean/Chinese citizenry and captured Chinese soldiers respectfully to the admiration of the entire watching world. This respect toward their enemy on an individual level was repeated again during the Russo-Japanese War where the native citizenry in fact preferred the Japanese occupiers to their Russian counterparts. If the Japanese were meant to hate Chinese through human nature and murder them both in War and in Genocide, these actions would have occurred continuously, uninterrupted and without motivation. It was only with decades of anti-Chinese propaganda did the Japanese adopt policies of intention harm to Chinese civilians and soldiers. The few Japanese soldiers who have openly spoken about what they had done in China during this time period, all admit to have never considered the Chinese to be humans like them, it is through this dehumanization of a certain race of people that genocide can take place. They were not born hating the Chinese, it was Imperial Japans constant reinforcement that the Chinese were inferior and that the Japanese were bringing civilization to them. The same concepts can be seen with other genocides like the Nazi Genocide against the Jews, Russians, Homosexuals, Communist and very elderly. For most they saw these killings as killing of a plague to humanity. While anti-Semitic sentiments have been held in Europe historically, the sheer scale of it was not natural, it coincided with the Nazi Partys taking of power in Germany, and their subsequent anti-Jewish propaganda which convinced the people that the Jews were responsible for World War 1, Germanys loss in the war, and the preceding Armistice which had reduced Germany to something akin to a 3rd world country. These killings have nothing to do with naturally being human as some cynics might believe; it has everything to do with gradual indoctrination by blaming problems on certain people. A government couldnt demand that its soldiers kill some random race of people (lets say Scandinavians) without the citizenry having a deep seated hatred of them. This hatred doesnt come about instantly; it forms over many years of constant propaganda. All a government needs to do is

simply take some Major issues and take some half-true or completely false evidence to show that a race of people is responsible and the majority will believe it, since theyre more inclined not to use logic and reason yet. As is the case in various African genocides and the various genocides that have occurred in the Slavic countries, and between various religious fundamentalist groups, these hatreds are very long standing, and have roots in past events often centuries ago. For example the Irish Catholics do not hate the Irish Protestants for no reason; centuries ago the British Protestants moved to Ireland, took all the land and repressed the Catholic religion. Currently in Germany there are Anti-Turkish sentiments because they view that the Turkish came on over and took most of their jobs. In America we previously had a hatred of Irish and Polish immigrants since they would work for cheaper prices and thus be hired over white workers. Now it is Mexican immigrants, this cycle continues, people in society blame much of their problems on other ethnic groups that they perceive as causing these problems, and often times their hatred of certain ethnic groups are for reasons that are centuries or even millennia old, and are no longer relevant to the modern world. Genocide is just like war in this sense, it is not caused naturally, it is caused by various reasons; all of which have nothing to do with being human, but rather have everything to do with society. War does not occur spontaneously without reason to quench a mysterious desire for slaughter and murder within each human, it occurs for economic reason. These economic reasons are never enough to get the citizenry to take up arms, so governments have to create large propaganda campaigns dehumanizing their enemies, rely on supposedly good intentions to justify their inherently evil actions, rely on a precursor event to show they arent the aggressors when they take military action, and create conscription to bolster their military forces since not enough volunteers is ever readily available. It is only with great reluctance that people engage in war; this is true for even the most contemporarily viewed aggressive societies. Even as the Imperial Japanese Mobile Fleet steamed toward Hawaii, their diplomats still desperately engaged with US diplomats to find a solution to the China question before the attack occurred. In spite of much antagonism between the North and South regions of the United States during my countys early days, it took over 70 years before the two regions ever declared war, in spite of major disagreements and incidents occurring. In fact many crises did occur such as South Carolinas attempt to nullify the Tariff of abominations which very nearly led to civil war, when both sides back down adverting it. It is only with great reluctance and much effort is people in general ever roused into commit social acts of violence. People on their own will rarely result to murdering other people as a method of solving problems. The idea that war and violence are innate in human behavior is just nonsense. For it to be true war would have to be never ending and people volunteering to actively murder their enemies would have to make up a very large portion of society indeed. If war was part of human nature, there would be no anti-war movements, or millions of soldiers who are fighting the war wishing in their diaries and letters home that the war would just end. War and violence are not innate to human nature; they are only actions that have to be created by people through social conditions.

So to recap, human nature is not a set law of universal human behaviors, but rather all the varying degrees of human behavior available. Human nature is mostly not the cause genetics or environment, but rather the interactions of both parts. Human behavior varies according to the

environments which people live and will lead to different cultures around the world. While there are a very small amount of universal behavioral traits, these are not uncontrollable. It could be said that the will to live or self preservation is universally shared, yet there are people who kill themselves. Some societies like past Japanese culture emphasized dying for the Emperor often did so by their own hand. Japanese folklore was full of tales of Samurai killing themselves rather than admitting defeat or dishonoring their families. People who are right handed will use their right hand unless they began using their left hand. People may unconsciously smile when theyre happy, but if they wanted to they could choose to frown when theyre happy. Human nature is not a fixed law governing our behavior, it is more of an inclination on how to act, which individuals can decide to act against if they wish. Even when looking at most of our behavior which develops from our environment, we see that we as humans are incredibly adapt at defying it. A person raised in a homophobic culture may not always turn out as a homophobe should they have even an inkling of exposure to people who are pro-gay marriage. Humans have the ability to defy traditional trains of thought when one senses that the current values are not valid. If all I was exposed to in my entire life was the culture of my people I would have no conception of culture elsewhere, but the more I learned about other cultures, the more inadequacies I would find in my culture and other cultures in comparison. Human nature is a very broad and complex subject; anybody claiming that it is human nature to act a certain way usually knows precious little about human nature or what causes social behavior and values to form. It is important to understand what human nature is, so that we cannot be falsely led to believe that certain actions have to happen since its meant to happen, we need to realize that human nature is not underline, it is led and created by ourselves and the environment. With this knowledge now explained, I can move on to other laws governing human behavior.

Causality
The idea of causality is quite simple and makes sense, however far too many people do not accept it internally. Causality is the relationship of a cause and the effect. So in other words, everything is considered both a cause and effect: Parents mating is a cause for the effect of having a child, while the child is the cause of creating another family. All effects are causes for future happenings just the same as all of those causes have future effects, it is a continuing process and it is what drives all energy. According to a Russelian science concept, the Universe is always attempting to bring itself to stillness or zero Kelvin; however energy is always fighting this. Naturally there is nothing, but it is cause and effect which causes all energy and life. Star light makes life possible on earth (the cause and the effect), stars dying create new stars and enable new solar systems to form (cause and effect), all of these effects can be traced back to a previous cause, and all those causes can be traced back to a previous effect. It must be emphasized that all matter and energy exists through the process of Causality, it can be seen in such laws as Inertia an object at rest will remain at rest unless acted upon by an external force. However it is just as important to point out, that this same law of causality applies just as much to behavior as it does to the basic physical world. All behavior is both the effect of a previous action or force and the cause of an additional reaction in the future. Causality is a relatively simple law, however in order to grasp social change and what may be possible, it is important to recognize openly the nature of causes to their effects; to engineer the most valid causes to manipulate the most desirable effects.

So how does causality apply to what the Transitional Party stands for? Since it is recognized that environment plays a monumental role in the development of children and our development of values, thoughts, and social norms, we can trace these values and thoughts back to an earlier cause. In short, using causality, it may be possible for the first time to manipulate social advancement on a large scale by introducing technology and creating much different living conditions around the world. Since most of our behavior is not innate nor are out values, we can possibly change our values over time, and change cultures overtime not by force, but by the introduction of different economic, social and environmental conditions for people around the world. It is through the process of cause and effect, that we can change the world! Many people today accept that in order for a plant to grow that it needs sun light, fertile soil, rain, and carbon dioxide. We accept that in order for a car to move a multitude of things need to happen within the vehicle to actually move the car. We accept without question on the many laws and energy forces that an airplane utilizes in order to fly, that all of this has multiple causes and effects within these operations. In spite of recognizing these facts, most people still place their faith in superstitions and forces beyond our understanding which control much or specific parts of the physical world. There used to exist an old theory of spontaneous generation, which asserted that organisms such as fleas or rats could spontaneously generate in random locations from no cause at all. This was later proven false, things do not simply appear, organisms and objects appearing is a very long process involving innumerable amounts of forces and happenings to bring organisms and objects to how they are currently. The Appalachian Mountains used to be much larger like the Rocky Mountains, however over the process of millions of years this mountain chain has slowly been eroded to look like it does today. It did not just spontaneously generate to how it looks today 2000 years ago, its formation is like any physical occurrence the continuing result of cause and effect. All physical occurrences are the work of causality; all happenings are the effect of causality. There is no independent variable. As far as I can tell, there is no invisible force such as luck or magic which can create an action or an effect with no physical cause before it, for in order for it to happen these forces would have to manipulate time itself. In order for a deity to directly intervene with physical occurrences, they would have to create an innumerably complex amount of different causes which would eventually lead to the desired effect in the present time. My laptop did not just spontaneously generate, its creation is the result of millions of years of rock pressure and heat creating the necessary minerals that make it up. Its creation involves centuries of scientific discovery involving video camera, language, type writer, electronics, battery, HD screen, speakers, computer development, internet, wireless internet and so on. This form of laptop comes about through decades of former laptops being created, where the company evolves the design overtime to keep up with its ever advancing technology. Someone or something built this laptop only with all of those conditions having been met, if one of those causes did not happen my laptop would not exist in its present form. When Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold were in Columbines library on 20 April, 1999 murdering classmates hiding under their desks, they had more than enough ammunition and time to kill everyone within that library. Eventually they left; there are no reasons to assume this was divine intervention protecting the lives of those who were praying to God. Eric and Dylan left for what can be assumed to have been a multitude of reasons such as boredom (according to some of their own words heard by classmates, Erics nose injury from recoil of his shotgun, feeling of failure of their bombs having not exploded, sobering sight of hundreds of police cars outside and being shot at from police earlier on at the West entrance, etc.) combining for them to make their decision about sparing them, one thing is clear from this; the people in the library survived not because a deity protected them, but because for a multitude of reasons culminating in the effect of Eric and Dylan deciding not to kill them. Physical occurrences and behavior is not the result of independent variables, all of it is the result of past occurrences and events.

While it may seem that this subject of causality is irrelevant to the aims of the Transitional Party, it is an important topic to briefly cover. Far too many people argue against the idea of a Resource-Based Economy using concepts such as human nature, determinism and an unwarranted and unrealistic cynical perspective on life. Far too many people assume that how things are currently, are how they will always be, and future change has nothing to do with their lives. The reality is, everyone gives something to the world and everyone influences it through ways they scarcely think about. All of the resources available to us, the climate, our peers, everything influences us through cause and effect. By changing the causes, we can change the effects, similar to how we can change anything in life. Causality essentially shows that time and change is continually flowing, it does not stop but continues forward. Once we as humans recognize that occurrences are not independent but have actual causes for everything, we can begin accepting that social, economic and cultural change is possible to be manipulated for the benefit of all humans.

Scientific Method
Unlike the topics Ive discussed previously, I am confident that almost everyone has some understanding of what the scientific method is, after all it is taught to us from elementary school all the way through high school. Essentially, the scientific method utilizes the idea that all concepts about the physical world must be have gone through this process which incorporates evidence to support the concept. In other words, if someone has a concept that weight is the reason things fall to the ground, they must set about proving that weight is the reason. This would involve various experiments to record facts from the experiments. From these facts they must draw a conclusion together. The experiments they done must be repeatable with similar results for all other scientists and the conclusion will usually go through a long period of scientists rebuffing the idea and attacking the concept from every angle imaginable to try and prove it wrong. If the concept remains intact then it would be considered a valid concept. Obviously weight is not why things fall to the ground; that is an example of an idea that was tenaciously held onto by the church but was eventfully proven wrong by early day scientists like Galileo, Newton and other prominent scientists of these days. The scientific method is the best concept to my knowledge to try and understand our physical world and what we can hold to be truth, at least what is true for humans. So in order for concepts to be true, they must essentially be proven through long arduous processes of testing and criticisms. Since we accept so many facts that this scientific method has given to us to be true (the earth is round, pregnancy is caused by sperm, plagues are caused by microbes not Gods wrath, things do not spontaneously generate but have to be physically brought into existence, stars are burning plasma balls not Gods, our planet is multi-billion years old not 6,000 years old, medical understanding heal broken bones and stops infections not divine intervention through prayer etc.) then it would make sense that so many including myself are baffled by so many peoples insistence toward believing in concepts that cannot be proven using the scientific method. While I refer to many concepts ranging from a persons ideas about human nature to whether they choose their political view to be republican or democrat, the most pronounced would be religion. While it is true that proving that a God does not exist may be impossible, it is the theists who began their claim so the burden of proof lies with them. Anyone who presents a claim must be able to prove that claim or at least back it up with evidence supporting the concept they propose. While many theists accept so much that has been proven over the years (interesting to note that theists did in fact oppose all of the concepts I listed above in parenthesis which were all fought by theists using tactics of imprisonment and execution under the crime of

blasphemy) they do not apply this method to their own beliefs. A person must be able to prove the existence of a deity and that their view of them is correct, if they are to be accepted as truth and decisions to be based off of these beliefs. Also, while it may be impossible to prove that a particular deity does not exist, there is considerable circumstantial evidence to indicate that in fact no they do not exist and that they were created by humans and spread by word of humans. Christians assume that their beliefs are true while those of other mythologists are false, even though there is no more evidence to prove their deitys existence then there is to prove the existence of Osiris, Shamash, Krishna, Attis, Mithras, Horus, Helios, Ra and so on. In order for any concept to be considered valid, it must undergo this scientific method to either be rejected or accepted/modified so that we can get the most valid concept of the physical world and our relation to it. In this future society that we are striving to create, we will apply this scientific method to all new ideas and theories since it is the best method that is thus far created in determining truth. We Transitionals have no agenda to outlaw religions or directly attack groups that defy the scientific method since we view this as an infringement on the rights of other human beings, and will not effectively eliminate willful ignorance. Rather, we view that overtime most people will become much more adapted to naturally applying this scientific method into their daily lives in determining values, actions and new concepts. In all schools from a very young age each individual will be taught this process of determining the validity of new ideas. The goal isnt so much to indoctrinate children with the set values that our future society develops, but rather to give children the ability very early on to detect bullshit as a good friend of mine put it. This process of thinking does not just apply to the heavy subjects concerning scientific principles and physics, but also to an individual basis. When a person presents a new idea; rather than engaging in criticism, they will engage in constructive dialogue. Since children will be taught this method of testing they will be taught to challenge all of their conventional education and values from a very early age; by doing so we are no longer raising children to follow in their fathers footsteps in upholding the social conditions of their time, but rather children who will continue to innovate and embrace social evolution so that theyre much more adaptable to changing conditions throughout the world. When airplane engineers want to know how much strain a wing can take before it breaks off due to pressure, they do not bicker amongst themselves about their opinion of how much weight the wing can take. Although their calculations may give an estimated amount of weight the wing can take, they will test it by piling sandbags onto the wings until the wings break off. This is an example of the scientific method applied to everyday life, rather than relying on opinion we test out theories and either scrap the theory, improve upon it or accept it entirely based on the evidence gathered from experimentation. Concepts such as the Monetary-Market system have no place in this method, because it is a human created institution with no basis in the physical world except for the currency it uses, though today less than 5% of all money actually exists physical world. A Resource-Based Economy is not an economy made up and given extremely complex rules that are unnaturally complex through a system with no relation to the natural world, it is a system based on the physical world using technology to intelligently and humanely manipulate it for our benefit with no major negative impact to the environment. While in the process of transition, we will first build a prototype city to test out our theories on society, economy and of a RBE. The city will serve as a continually evolving center for how the rest of the world will follow suite in principle. Whatever doesnt work out very well we will improve upon or utilize a different concept that works better. It is through this prototype city we will gather important data on how to build our other future cities as we continually test out new ideas.

I am not claiming that science is the perfect system as it can only be as effective as those utilizing this extraordinary process of thinking. Far too often ego and biased opinions get in the way of actual truth; however I am firmly confident that this is the best system of determining valid answers thus far available. I look with optimism toward the future when an even more accurate system comes into place; however as of now I cannot comprehend what such a future system will look like. We Transitionals advocate the application of this scientific method on an even larger scale than it is currently used, so that we may not just advance society as a whole, but each individual. I want to emphasize that we have no intention of outlawing less valid and/or specific methods of determining truth, we hope for their eventual obsolescence in the minds of almost all the Earths population however we see this as an intellectual revolution and we do not desire at all the attempted forcing of the Scientific Method on an individual basis. However, we will not allow less valid methods of decision making to forever rule over the people and obstruct their progress as humans through indoctrination of theology and determinism. The people as individuals have the right to their own opinions, but we will not allow those opinions to have any place in the worlds decisions or in the public educational field. It is with this scientific method that we plan to enact tested and scientifically proven concepts to the world and elevate society to a more civilized level.

The Rational Method


The society we advocate is one that applies reason to all of its decisions, values and everyday interactions. So what exactly is reason? When we apply reason to our thoughts, we are consciously trying to make sense of things, justifying our actions, and verifying institutions, beliefs, practices based upon the knowledge we have. In this sense, reason is a very broad term that can simply be seen as thinking, however we wish to specify what form of rationality we plan to utilize. We view the world as having no innate morality, or innate social laws. Rather these things form over time, and they differ considerably depending on the environment which influenced their formation. Homo sapiens all throughout the world formed vastly different cultures and traditions and even today we can see just how differing our values are from one another. Those who have adopted Latin style writing, write left to right, top to bottom. When some Dutch traders observed a Japanese writer in the 15 th century, they questioned why he wrote from the bottom-up on the paper. The Japanese writer responded that all plants start from the ground and then grow upwards, and so their stories and ideas will do the same. Reason can be applied in various ways to justify many types of values and traditions; many differing values arent necessarily invalid since they can all be valid depending on a persons outlook, however we wish to globalize a main culture and a main set of values so that there is much less conflict among humans, and to create the best possible social conditions for the most amount of humans. We Transitionals view the world in terms of cause and effect, this is how the physical world operates and since there are no innate morals, we will base our morals in this fashion. Divine ruling, social consensus, or traditional rules have no place in determining the most valid set of values. Rather we will view morality in terms of cause and effect: if a persons actions directly harm another person they are wrong while if they do not directly harm someone, their actions are acceptable. Thus, the groundwork for future morality and values will be established, upon this basic principle. Of course, when this system is operating specifically, it will run into problems. Therefore a more specific mode of operation must be detailed to go over any future questions on the application of the rational method to the dos and do nots of this future society. We will divide negative effects up into direct and indirect: that is behavior directed toward a person which specifically affects them in a negative way and behavior

which is not intended to be offensive which still affects people in a negative way. To give an example: When a child deliberately berates a classmate for being gay, that has a direct negative effect on the homosexual child since the negative comments are directed at him/her with the intention of harming them emotionally. The other end of the spectrum: a Transsexual using the bathroom of their desired gender may make some of their peers feel uncomfortable due to their perceiving them to not be a member of their gender, but their uneasy feelings are based on their intolerance of the transsexual child and is not caused by the transsexual purposely trying to make them feel uncomfortable. A persons negative feelings toward acceptance and tolerance obstructs human and civil rights and thus using the rational method it will be determined that the rights of people are more important than the bigotry and intolerance of many people. If a promiscuous male managed to engage in sexual relations with a female under the guise of forming a romantic relationship when he had no intentions to, it will directly cause the girl emotional harm and thus be considered unethical. However, If both parties understood it was only casual sex there would be nothing unethical about the behavior as any potential negative consequence is indirect and done so with both parties consenting with adequate knowledge toward one anothers intentions. While this may seem complex, the values will be in a sort of hierarchy. Where values are ranked in this hierarchy, they will be based on the overall importance of them in relation to humans and our environment. If one value runs contrary to another value; the side that ranks highest in the Hierarchy of Human Values will triumph over its conflicting value. I will attempt to give a general layout of this Hierarchy: The Earth/environment will be ranked as the most important; any actions that harm or destroy the earth and our environment without replenishing and repairing it will be invalid. Immediately below the Earth are human and civil rights; that regardless of the state of the world each individual person will not be judged on any innate qualities they possess, we are all one species sharing the same planet with a common ancestry. No person will be denied their human or civil rights unless they directly conflict with another persons rights. Below human rights would be the resources and services needed for our survival such as air, water, food, electricity, medical care, housing and so on. Essentially the Hierarchy takes on this form; moving down the list of needs with concern to what needs to happen. While this hierarchy will be used as a guide for people to decide day to day actions and application of values, most of the major values will be taught to children using this guideline to determine the values so that they will most likely grow up to be much more tolerant, caring, and ethical humans. Citizens in America are generally raised to be tolerant of others cultures and traditions, and while in the past this was a great step toward moving forward it is now becoming obstructive toward advancement. All cultures have positives and negatives to them; it would make much more sense to adopt the positives and replace the negatives with each culture to positives. We do not call for the adopting of any one societies culture, but rather to redesign culture globally using concepts such as Causality, Scientific Method and the Rational Method to achieve the best possible set of values and create new traditional forms of behavior that enable freedom in behavior that has yet to be seen on a global scale. Many are conservatory in nature, attempting to preserve their culture as it is, although in the long term this is without exception always unsuccessful. Once we are in a position of power we can begin the process of slowly transitioning society into this form of thinking wide-scale. It is unlikely that we will change the minds of critics en mass, however with each successive generation of children there will be more and more who are untainted by the dogma of our current society and less and less who wish to preserve the status quo of today. Each generation had people who attempted to keep or bring back society to how it was when they were children, and each was usually unsuccessful. Conservatives are by nature invalid because conditions always change and that facilitates the need to adapt to our environment with new technology, behavior, culture, values etc. Over time Climate changes, environment changes, population changes, resources change, food changes, bodies of water change,

technology changes; there is an in numeral amount of conditions that change over time. If we were to stick strictly to one form of behavior we would die; only animals who adapt to their environment have a chance of surviving in an every changing world.

Development of Human Values


According to the Theories of Lawrence Kohlberg, the development of human values and morality is a process that evolves as a person ages. Broadly speaking, from the time we are born to when we are a toddler we are almost completely selfish beings; we seek to manipulate our surroundings for our own personal benefit. As we are children growing up our values are set by threat of punishment; we determine morality based on the consequences inflicted upon us. We will find something wrong because we get in trouble for it and behavior good because we get rewarded for it. After this as we begin moving to our adolescence and many people continuing on through their adolescence, we will determine morality based on what our peers believe. We simply adopt the values of our society for the sake of fitting in more or less. While we may know the reasons for the social and legal rules set in place by our forefathers we simply accept them and over time adopt them for ourselves so that they are no longer societys rules but our own. The last stage would be the development of us intellectually, where we determine for ourselves on an individual level what our values will be by objective thinking and applying reason to what we think is right. It is important to note that many people never do reach this last stage, it is not guaranteed or even especially likely that anyone in particular will. This is an idealistic theory on our moral development, in reality many people may not progress beyond the first stage, the second or third stages. It is knowing the general layout of our development which will aid us in raising a much more intelligent generation. Once the indoctrination of a child begins, it is very likely that societys values will be their accepted values for the rest of their life. It is very unlikely that we can change the minds of most people en mass, but long term these ideals of ours can and will be accepted if we have a chance to apply them. Parents no longer play a monumental role in the development of their children in most cases. Once families began moving into the city and technology enabled efficient means of communication, development has become an intricate balance of family, peers, media, and internet. Most children spend most of their time with their friends and at school, once the media and the schools begin reflecting our ideas after we gain power, it is a matter of decades before our ideas are fully accepted and utilized by the population. Conservative parents may oppose the utilization of Causality and Rationality to decision making and forming values but over time they will gradually fade away to the dustbin of history, where all conservatory parties eventually end up. As an increasing amount of children grow up reflecting the values they were educated on there will be less and less reflecting the pseudo-civilized way of life that our current society enacts. Our transition intellectually will be one of decades as each new successive child adopts our values, and as those wishing to conserve the present gradually fade off into history.

Education
The education of children is one of the most important aspects of our society. Currently our educational system is woefully inadequate in preparing kids to critically think and be objective until a valid conclusion is formed. Equally regrettable, public schools fail to teach students important knowledge

about life. In Michigan 4 years of math in high school is required, while less credits are needed for English, science, and social studies. No required classes teach how to properly invest in stocks, get and manage a house loan, the process of going to college and all the financial difficulties it presents, what jobs are available for each field of study to give students a much better idea of what they want to become, how to properly manage money, what special social services are provided by the government, how insurance works etc. So much important information about life is left out in our educational institutions and thus so many students leave high school with hardly any idea on how to live their lives successfully in this complex, confusing and difficult society. It is the educational field that we place as a top priority for our reformation. The first problem with our schools is they do not teach people how to effectively communicate with one another. Far too often relationships end or very strained simply because people do not know how to say what they really mean without angering, insulting or offending another person; similarly people do not know how to not take any criticism any other way than offensively. The first years of school for a child and up as they go into high school will be classes training children to let go of their egos and to offer constructive criticism to one anothers ideas, work, looks, anything. Also included would be how to effectively disagree with someone on a subject. What we want is for people to add onto an idea on how to make it work, and to keep trying something until an idea works, not just simply say it cant work. What we want, is for people to stop giving so much criticism and begin disagreeing with one another with constructive dialogue. Students will then begin learning the basics of math, science, history, English and so on. From a very early age several different languages will also be required as class a few times each week. This is because language taught from a young age is much easier learned for the child when their minds are still like sponges soaking in all knowledge they learn. We want children to be exposed to many different levels of skills such as music, art, movies, acting, fashion, language, sports and so on. Often times classes will take place outside and field trip will be relatively frequent to enrich the learning environment. We wish to make the world so interesting to kids that they will actually want to learn about it. We may even adopt experimental educational measures such as a Socratic circle where the students themselves can pick the subjects often and then discuss it and learn from the teacher about it. As children reach adolescence and move into middle and high schools, new skills will be taught to them. At this age we wish to stress education on sociology and history as well as classes designed to teach about human nature in addition to classes in mathematics, language, music and so on. The Transitional Party seeks to have schools provided with more subjects to teach and more available space for children to get into their desired classes. We plan to teach the necessary information about living on their own such as basic automotive repair, loans, the monetary-market system, how much of their personal equipment works, basic home repairs etc. We want to actually equip students with the necessary knowledge to be successful in life, not simply to graduate them to college and let them sink or swim from their own experience with their parents generosity. We wish to make this environment as stimulating as possible for students and to encourage their free thinking and critical thinking. We will also teach what the Transitional Partys plan is for the future and how we plan to achieve a ResourceBased Economy in the hopes that many will take an interest and assist us in designing the future. Schools will no longer have 3 months off for summer, as this is a waste of time and it serves no practical purpose. Rather schools will be year long, with much more breaks spread across intermediately. We will not cram 6-7 classes into one day, but rather work the number down to 4 classes to give more time for each subject. Each day will not have the same schedule to allow different subjects to be taught

every day. Teachers will be much better paid and each public schooling with have great funding to make sure we can effectively education our children so that they can continue to build upon our idea as time progresses. Much of the concepts Ive discussed in this chapter will also be taught in greater detail so that children have a much more adequate understanding of human behavior and the development of values.

Closing Statement
There are many concepts and subjects that are ignored by far too many people as they discuss their own interpretations of human nature and how the physical world works. Rather than separating ourselves from our world we have to think of ourselves as interdependent in it in order to effectively live within it. Transitioning to a Resource-Based Economy will not just be an economic transition, but it will be equally a social transition to a much more civilized and intelligent age for human beings. Our ideas are not random, they are a methodology from applying the necessary knowledge and concepts which we use to determine what must happen. When we teach people this methodology they will form similar conclusions as we have since when one applies the logic we use to make sense of our relationship to the physical world, one sees that unless we begin taking care of one another and our environment, then we will inevitably become extinct through no fault other than our own.

Chapter 2: A Resource-Based Economy


Opening Statement
The ultimate goal of The Transitional Party is the application of a Resource-Based Economy. In this Economy, all human beings will be given everything they need such as food, water, shelter, electricity, plumbing etc. All of production will be automated so as to achieve a most efficient means of production freeing up human labor so that we may all focus our energies on more productive aspects of our lives. Since money is abolished, a majority of crimes will disappear. The goal is to have all nations working directly with one another or even forming a one world nation focused on supporting all of the earths inhabitants. All technology applied will be done so with concerns for the environment, and all resources utilized will be done in a manner of making sure that we can regenerate them. Everything stated is not a Utopian ideal because the technology to implement this system already exists; much of it has for decades. Technology will be fully implemented so as to benefit all human beings, and our economy will be based on the existing resources, instead of the transferring of the money supply. This can be accomplished by an Economy that keeps accurate information on the worlds resources in order to plan on how they should be distributed and used, so as to maintain them for future generations. This system is not perfect, but it is a much better system than the one we currently are using. Our goal is to eventually reach this superior system of living after many years of transition which will prepare us for a RBE. Much of what will be said comes directly from information made available by Jacque Fresco in The Venus Project. I will only provide a basic understanding of a Resource-Based Economy, for more information I strongly recommend reading Mr. Frescos book The Best that Money Cant Buy, and listening to some of his many lectures.

What is a Resource-Based Economy?


What is a Resource Based Economy? Up until now Ive only handled the definition of a RBE in this essay very vaguely, but the very basic premise of this type of Economy should be relatively apparent by now to whoever is reading this. A Resource-Based Economy in the context of this essay has no parallels in history to any political ideology, and is a relatively new and unique idea originally proposed by Futurist and Industrial designer Jacque Fresco. Essentially this is an idea that is original to our time. Many writers in the past including but not limited to Karl Marx, Plato, H.G Wells, and Edward Bellamy have envisioned a Utopian styled society where all needs are met for everyone, but they were never able to outline specifically how this happens. With the advancements in technology though, it now becomes possible to reach some of their goals. In the past, most decisions were made by kings, statesmen, politicians, leaders and government officials of all types and names, but rarely were their decisions ever based on the availability of resources and the current state of technology. Of course this is a generalization, all leaders generally take into account the availability of resources in their respective territories in decisions they make, but almost none of them placed the efficient management of their resources through the application of the most advanced technology of their time to benefit ALL people as a priority at all. This is what a RBE seeks to do, to manage the earths resources as efficiently as our technology will allow so that the needs of all human beings can be met, and all advancements in all fields be felt across the globe by the general population. So to begin explaining the methodology behind a RBE, I will begin with a theoretical example. Imagine you (the reader) are a king or ruler of a civilization, and you discover a distant island with which you have the goal of inhabiting that island for your people. The first logical action as ruler would be to do a survey of all the islands resources in order to determine how many people the island can comfortably support. You need to figure out how much fresh water, how much arable land, how many trees, what kinds of plants, wildlife, fish inhabiting offshore etc. Once you do a survey of the island, you can then determine how many people the island can support without stretching the islands resources. Your next step would be to find out how to harvest the resources, and manage them efficiently so as to sustain the population. So you apply various Technical Specialists to determine things like which crops are best suited to grow in the climate and soil, how to properly rotate the crops, how to maintain the existing fresh water and create desalinating plants to provide a abundance of fresh water, how to create artificial conditions around the island to encourage aqua growth as a additional food source etc. Essentially, you rely on the existing resources, the existing technology and knowledge at how to efficiently manage and manipulate them so as to support the human population by supporting the environment. This is essentially what a Resource-Based Economy is; the efficient management of the Earths resources and environment to sustain human life. As logical as everything Ive stated thus far in this chapter seems, this is not how our current economy operates, but I will cover that more in the next chapter. The next important piece about a RBE that needs to be explained is how we arrive at decisions. What is really needed is technical competence which is used to arrive at valid conclusions; you cannot arrive at decisions that make sense through popular consensus (which is what a democracy tries to do). You cannot arrive at decisions based on what people want; you have to do so base on what the island can offer you and what the extent of your technology will allow you to do with what exists. Humanity is subjected to natural laws of physics and nature, which no matter how hard we try, we cannot break. No matter how hard I try and want to, I can never simply walk straight up my living room walls. No matter how hard I try, if I do not eat I will die. If I do not breathe, I will die, no matter what my or any persons opinion is these cannot change because they are truths. Using the same logic, no matter how hard a person may want to, we as almost 7 billion people on this planet cannot each have mansions, 4 cars, multiple computers, and several sets of furniture, and multiple products which we dont even use or

rarely use. As long as a system places a person or a group of persons opinion as superior to the actual needs of our race, then ultimately that system(s) will fail. Politicians have opinions about everything, yet they have information about nothing in particular. In a RBE, decisions will not come by a majority of the people; they will come by the majority of the people with technical competence toward a said subject, in order to achieve the most productive, efficient, and successful results on all fields. If you as the ruler of the island have a million sincere people with no specific technical competence, then I can assure you nothing can be accomplished. So you have to ask yourself: can we build a society that is sustainable for a long period of time (centuries) based on the availability of resources? You may be surrounded by a wealth of opinions concerning that, but ultimately they are all invalid, unless you or any of your people have done a comprehensive study toward the availability of all existing resources on the island, and the extent of present day technology to utilize those resources in the most efficient, productive, and useful means. If you have an inadequate amount of necessary resources on your island, then that is where the function of research labs comes in; to create alternative materials that will substitute the lack of any said resource. The technicians that run this Economy do not determine the way of life for the people living on the island. Ultimately, it is the resources on the island that determine the way of life for the people, not any persons opinion. In the future, centralized computers will be used for calculating what the best way for using resources is. Computers like this already exist in small scale: for example the military implements military systems in which electronic sensors maintain the ideal flight characteristics in advanced aircraft. AI in the video game Call of Duty react to the players actions, and depending on the difficulty level, can determine the most valid course at optimal speeds to kill the player. These centralized computers in the future will keep track of how many of a said crop is being grown in a specific region, what resources are required to grow that crop, where the crop is ultimately sent to, the resources that went into transferring the crop and so on, and from all the information it gathers and calculates the computer will be able to decide when to rotate the crop, which area of the world is in need of that specific crop, where to transfer it to, how much of it to grow and so on. This glorified calculator will handle most of the administrative duties of the economy and will be able to efficiently calculate the best possible methods of using the Earths resources. In order for this system to work, it has to be globally accepted. If it is not global, and your nation has most of the resources, most of the building equipment, most of the automated machinery, most of the arable land, and most of the drinking water then countries that lack any and all of the said things will attempt to invade your country and take what they both need and want to create a comfortable life. Since the very beginning of human history (wherever it is considered to have begun), mankind has divided up into clans ruled in their respective territorys, and these respective territories held resources. If the Uruk territory in Sumer held much more arable land to grow wheat than the Akkad territory and they could not reach an agreeable solution of trade than Akkad would attempt to take the wheat fields from Uruk. This is the basis for all wars, the defense and acquisition of resources, because humans since the beginning have divided up into countrys that divide, rather than share the earths resources. In a sense, all nations want a piece of the pie. The United States alone cannot have a Resource-Based Economy because eventually other nations will seek the resources from us. When we begin rebuilding the cities of the world to create a more efficient, sustainable and workable society, it would be very beneficial to make sure all or most of the required resources are close to the city. If the said city is near the source of any said resource, then all of its resources should come from that source, because shipping resources all across the world to places that are abundant already in a said resource is a terribly inefficient use of energy. Similarly, most of the worlds population will be centered in very large cities for efficiency, all the benefits of centralized education, and allowing

nature to re-grow itself in much of the world. One example is how much of Michigans apples come from the Country of China. Michigan is the 3rd largest grower of apples in the United States, there is no need to ship apples over, but once again the outdated Monetary-Market Pyramid pays no attention to actual need, only the needs that are relevant to the sustaining of it, not of human needs. To create the most efficient cities, as much resources as possible must be harvested and used within the cities themselves. In other words, each city grows its own food, each city builds its own tools and metal molds for anything related to construction, each city produces its own products etc. If a region of the world has a frost that wipes out most of the apple crop one year, then it would be appropriate to ship apples over to that area. If there is an abundance of apples all across the world because of this system, and you have an over production of apples, then you stop growing more apple trees and instead utilize the resources to other important things. When the world works together, there is no longer a need to steal resources from other nations; there is no longer a need for wars and military. Under our current system, everyone has to have a lawn mower to mow their lawns and everyone must have a snow shovel or snow blower. Everyone must have a car to get to work and the list keeps going on. Why does a city have to have 30,000 individual lawn mowers, when all that is needed is less than 1/300 of that number? Automated lawn mowers exist already, they have for a decade now, they use sensors to determine where objects are so as to not run into things, and also to determine where the grass is too tall as programmed by the owner, so that it knows where to cut the grass. It doesnt require labor, and instead of 30,000 people owning their own, all that is needed is maybe a few hundred or less owned by the city to cut all of the citys grass. This same mindset can be applied for multitudes of products. We have enough resources in the world to sustain ourselves comfortably, but we do not have enough resources to sustain ourselves at our CURRENT rate of usage. Everything will be built to last for a maximum amount of time, to do its designed jobs the very best. We wont need 100 different car companies selling different cars each claiming theirs is the best. All that will be needed is one world company that designs the very best current design at the present for the various environments and uses of the vehicle, and then will have a multitude of styles around the overall design to suit a persons taste. Then those cars will be built to the persons specifications within the city and within mere hours a person will have a vehicle they need, assuming they even need or want a vehicle. In a Resource Based Economy, the entire world will share prosperity, not just the United States. The standard of living for the entire worlds population will rise to a never before seen standard.

Life in a Resource-Based Economy


Imagine if a man mugs another man in an alleyway and steals 220 dollars out of another mans wallet. The mugger is caught and sent to prison for 15 years as a result. He originally stole 220 dollars, but now the state will be roughly $40,000 a year to house, cloth, feed, and take care of him not to mention the pay for the guards and the prison itself. Considering this, wouldnt it make much more sense to let the man keep the 220 dollars? Im not suggesting to simply letting him get away with the crime, Im saying it is so much easier to just supply everyone with everything they need and even want. Instead of that money being used to keep him in prison, why not devote that money to feeding, clothing, and housing him on the outside? This is a fundamental difference between everyday livings of an individual in this future society in comparison to ours; everything is free, and every need is supplied to a person with no other reason other than simply being alive. With the transition of society into a RBE, slowly the population of people will be grouped more and more into cities. Our current cities themselves will be reorganized so that they are much more efficient and able to work with the current needs of the people. They will begin to be re-shaped into circles because if you were to travel down one road continuously you would always end up where you started off eventually. It saves a large amount of time in inter-city traveling, and of course uses fewer resources. While in general cities will be made circular, this will not be a rule. Cities will also be designed

so that they are the most efficiently built with regards to their environment. We will also begin experimenting and potentially building entire cities under the surface of the earth in inhospitable areas of the Earth. We will greatly stem the rise in population with effective sex education and making contraceptives easily available, but population will nevertheless rise. Therefore we will begin making use of as much of the Earths space as we can without major negative effects to the environment. We may begin building entire floatable cities in the sea, or cities underground in desert or arctic regions. Cities will begin to be utilized in any form we can, to create efficient space for people on the planet. Instead of most goods being shipped over from various other cities, much if not most of the products and resources people need will be produced and harvested within the city itself so that there is much less resources used in the transportation of products. Anything that cannot be produced within a said city will be imported from a different city. Each city will have an administrative computer which is hooked up to all of the citys production facilities, and will record a innumerable amount of numbers pertaining to resource usage and consumption, resource growth, the amount available, the amount of people and how much resources each person uses, how much of a said product needs to be produced from the automated factorys, when another building must be produced etc. Essentially the administrative computer keeps track of all resources and products, and decides how much of what crop or what resource needs to be harvested; as the name states, it just administers the city. The computer itself will be in charge of production in all or more of the above stated operations. This is that can be described as Cybernation, as computers are more and more taking on the roles that humans have traditionally had to do in order to survive. It would take millions of people to handle the amount of information to make informed and valid decisions pertaining to all forms of production, so it only makes sense to have all production automated, and all computers linked so they can automatically control production of all essential resources and products. With the city being essentially circular in design, it will then be divided up into layers and sections which will concentrate the different aspects of the city into respective areas. Built into the system is an advanced means of recycling. Each city will have its own advanced automated recycling center which automatically sorts through rubbish and recycles all the re-usable resources to be later used in the production plants. There will be no trash bins; there will only be areas for recycling set up all throughout the city, and there will be an automated means of transporting the garbage to the recycling facility(s) to re-use the resources into something else. Also an automated system of mail delivery will be built into the city. Using the same technology that is applied at banks called a Pneumatic tube in transporting capsules to cars in drive-thru, a mail system will be incorporated into the new cities design so that everyone can receive their mail immediately, 24/7 without any need for labor. Most forms of communication will be done electronically through things like instant messaging, Email, Text and so forth, but physical mail and small objects will be delivered through this city wide system of Pneumatic tubes. Plumbing will also be completely updated so that all pipes are made out of materials that will last the longest so there is less danger of a pipe breaking down in the future. For larger items and packages they will be mailed through specific monorail cars incorporated into the citys public transportation system. While the technology doesnt exist currently, we hope that in the future we will be able to utilize nanotechnology to manipulate matter itself so that we could possible create products out of any matter within a personse home. So you could take a piece of paper and turn it into rice pudding potentially, just to give an example. Most people will live in spacious apartments in the city which will have all the facilities a person could ever want. A swimming area, a large gym, multiple movie theatres, several stages for public speaking like poetry, speeches, and acting and so on, a few restaurants serving a variety of food, the list goes on. The living quarters of these buildings will be the size of a small house with 2 stories, and will provide clean water, electricity, heating and air-conditioning, everything a person needs to be

comfortable. The walls will be completely sound proofed so as to have complete privacy and you never have to hear what your neighbors are doing. Also the walls are not flammable so no large fires can erupt; the air pressure is unnoticeably higher than the outside air pressure so as to prevent dust from moving into the apartments. Water you use while brushing your teeth or washing the dishes is filtered and then used to flush the toilet, so as to create the most efficient use of water. Windows are utilized everywhere with effective shading; they can light up the entire house, or keep certain areas dark if desired. Lights will exist, but they will not be needed during the day, sunlight reflection and windows will provide all the necessary light except at night. All apartment buildings will utilize solar panels on top so that they can create their own electricity through generators, being almost if not completely self- sufficient on energy. All apartment buildings are self-erecting, no construction workers are needed, and they are built in a way that utilizes the least amount of resources in the most efficient way, they could literally be built in a matter of days. When it is necessary to have a apartment structure built or disassembled, the central administrative computer within the city will simply order the automated machinery to assemble/disassemble the building. These buildings are far superior to any building that exists today, because technology is actually being utilized in their construction. Although I and many other advocates of an RBE do not believe most people will want individual homes after the luxuries afforded to them in public apartments, a person still has the choice to live in their own home which will be located in the outer rings of the city. Each home will be self-erecting and will utilize many of the similar energy gathering technologies that will be utilized for apartments and many other buildings. A person will have a choice of hundreds of different styles or if they were knowledgeable enough on how to design a home they could design their own home to be built. They could choose from an almost infinite amount of different paint styles and colors or choose between a certain numbers of pre-made coloring schemes. The persons property will have large trees, shrubs, and various plant life in the stead of fences, so as to give the owner privacy and at the same time contributing oxygen to us and food to animals as well as homes for various insects and animals. Although a sizable minority of buildings will be able to power themselves with little or no help from outside energies, it is necessary to provide outside energy to cities and structures throughout the world. A majority of the energy will be utilized as geothermal energy, which is one of the easiest to harvest energies around. It is more efficient, almost completely clean, utilizes hardly any resources in comparison to other methods used in todays society, and it is completely renewable. It can provide energy for our planet so long as our earths core is hot, and it will remain so for billions of years. Plus this energy can be supplemented if needed by wind, solar, tidal and wave energy wherever they can best be utilized. Essentially, there is absolutely no need to ever again burn fossil fuels. Goods and resources will be made available at the market place of each city. It is not required that people actually go out and receive their products and resources physically, as each person can simply order it, and the product will be built/transported within a very short period of time to the person. If a person wishes to actually go out, they just travel to the market area and choose from a wide range of products that they will need. Lawn mowing will be done automatically by automated lawnmowers throughout the city so no lawn mowers will be needed. Similarly, rakes and leaf blowers will not be needed as there will already be machines within the city which take care of the fall leaves. The advent of this future society will make a lot of products obsolete so the amount of materials each person will need to own will be reduced drastically. Additionally, products that people dont use all the time only sometimes will be communally owned. For example, each lake will have a market place where people can rent a canoe or a boat of some kind to go out on the boat to enjoy the river/lake. People who live directly on the river or people who make it their profession in life to boat all the time can have their own boats as they will be boating quite often, however a majority of people do not, so there is no point in a lot of people owning a boat, if they can simply just borrow the boat for a unspecified amount of time on the lake whenever they wanted to go out. The closest existing institution to this would be a public

library; only this service will be stretched out to a multitude of items such as shovels, snowmobiles, snowboards, jet skis, firearms, airplanes, various tools etc. All modes of production within cities will be completely automated, freeing up humans from having to sell their labor. With present technology, almost 90 percent of jobs can be completely outmoded with the application of current technology. Machines will build our cars, our buildings, our computers, manage most of our food, electricity, and so on. Machines will build those production machines, machines will produce the parts for those machines, machines will upkeep all these machines, and machines will recycle all these machines when they eventually do break down. The only person needed to work in production would be an administrator, and most of that job is done by each cities super-computer which already manages production output and resource allotment. An important question that arises now is who will build the machines that build the machines, who will repair the machines that repair the machines? There is no reason that each machine has to have a completely different component on it, they will all be standardized and their construction will be standardized. So a machine that produces the mold for a train will be standardized throughout the world for the sake of convenience and efficiency in upkeep. The means of construction for these machines is standardized as well, so if you need to weld certain parts on, it will be like that for all the same type of machines throughout the world that produces that item. For the machines that produce things, you have the machines that can upkeep and repair them when they break down. Since parts are standardized and means of construction are standardized, these machines are capable of repairing a multitude of production related machines; all they need is the necessary parts to be produced by other machines. When one machine breaks down, other repairing machines will be capable of repairing that machine. Essentially it is a self sustaining system. So machine A assembles mono-rail cars, machines B,C,D,E, and F build the parts needed to assemble the mono-rail, and machine G repairs and upkeeps machines A,B,C,D,E, and F. Machine H produces any replacement part that Machine G will need in the future, while machine G is capable of repairing machine G. Each product produced will be done so with the best materials available, it will be built with the best design available; made to last the absolute longest it can and then to be recycled so its resources can be re-used. A person does not have to make a living by working the machines themselves, it is already done automatically. A majority of crops will be grown in massive hydroponics buildings, which will be of course automated by machines that maintain and take care of the crops. These super structures will be placed at the borders of the city and will have most of their space in the air instead of the ground, utilizing the most crops in the least possible amount of land, and will still use about 1/4 of the amount of energy that would be used if they were being grown outside. In a hydroponics lab, their environment is completely controlled so that the productivity isnt completely reliant on the climate and weather outside, plus there is no need for pesticides since the buildings prevent insects on the outside from feasting on the crops. For various crops that cannot be grown inside buildings or for the sake of supplementing the hydroponic crops, they will be grown in arable land. The administrative computers within cities will determine where in the world corn or wheat is best able to grow, how to properly rotate crops so as to preserve the soil, how much of a crop to plant this year or 10 years in the future, and will take into account so many factors. Much of the planets fresh water will come from desalination plants which convert oceanic salt-water into fresh water. This greatly reduces the strain on our underground water and our fresh water lakes, allowing them to replenish themselves. Whenever a certain area of the world is running low on fresh water, an administrative computer will have fresh water transported from an area where it is abundant to that area. This system works for all resources. Transportation today is very inefficient, wasteful, and slow by current technology. Most transportation within cities will be done by monorails which are capable of traveling at high speeds around the city (I mean that literally, cities will be in the shape of a circle). All a person has to do is say

where they want to go before getting on a monorail car, and a administrative computer will determine which car is going where and will tell a individual person which car to get on. Monorail cars will be able to detach themselves from the actual monorail and be able to travel laterally up buildings to reach certain levels. The need for personal transport vehicles will not be nearly as great. Inter city travel can be accomplished by monorails if the city is close, or by magna-trains, which employ magnetic energy on a train which can generate the train to move up to speeds of 4000 miles an hour. You could go from New York to San Francisco for an extended lunch break or from Washington D.C. to Beijing China in a few hours. For vehicles to travel off road or to areas not greatly populated to need mass transportation, personal vehicles will be needed. However they will be controlled by satellite, similar to a GPS system. The Satellite determines the quickest and easiest route to any said location on a continent, and internal sensors in your car make it impossible for your car to run into something if there is something unexpected on the road, you wont even need to drive your vehicle. In the market area within the city, goods and resources will be made available to whoever wants them. While many things A family will now have much more time to spend with each other and can help properly take care of each other. Their children will go through a very relevant educational system meant to mold them (as any education does) toward this futurist society. Each city will operate as a University where anybody can go to the center and learn about anything they wish. When a person wants to acquire something whether it is a product for leisure or an actual need, they will head toward the market center of the city. Rather than hundreds of different clothing companies, you will have one clothing company with all the different styles a person could want, plus a custom made clothing section where a person could even design their own cloths and have it made. This same concept will apply for all products. Although books will still be printed on paper, a majority of books will be spread electronically similar to a Kindle. Movies, Music, and Video Games will be all electronic, so that CDs and DVDs are no longer needed at all. A person is free to spend their days however they choose. Read a book one day; go out swimming, bowling, maybe a strip club the next and so on. A person who wants to devote much of their time to research on a subject of their interest now can. A person who wants to fix current problems by inventing now can. A person who wants to make art all day now can. People all over the world do not have to struggle for their own survival now. They are taken care of, so that their minds can now be focused on tasks which are much more suited for a humans superior intelligence. We can be whatever we wish to be regardless of its practical application toward society. A Resource-Based Economy is certainly not a perfect society as there will no doubt be complications in its implementation as in every system humans have thus far adopted. However, it is the most relevant system toward our current needs and our environment, and one that is now attainable because of our technological advancements. I have only given a very brief and general outline as to what life in a RBE would look like, because this Essay is not a technical blueprint, but an informational piece on the steps needed to be taken to achieve this relevant system. Much of what I have said is just re-iterated from Jacque Frescos book The best that money cant buy. As I have stated before, the Partys aims and goals are flexible and can and will be subject to change.

Social Changes that will occur in a RBE


As I have written in the first chapter, Society and how humans generally interact as well as their values and thoughts are almost completely reliant on the environment in which we live. A persons

morals, political beliefs, forms of greetings, behavior and situations people would consider embarrassing, to even what triggers certain emotions is completely dependent on a persons environment. Therefore, when you change a persons environment-switch to a RBE-those peoples beliefs and their offsprings beliefs will change. Their perception of the world will change, their behavior will change, their values will change etc. A RBE is not just an economic and technological change; it will also be the cause for social advancement which will completely change our current values, customs, and culture. I will discuss the various changes that will occur once were able to implement a Resource-Based Economy. 1.) Government Our perception of our Government here in the United States of America is a elected body of representatives that keep order by passing or less often repealing laws, declare war/decide where to send our Imperial Troops, and to create and maintain a system of administration for our entire Economy. These powers reflect the culture in which this system was created, and thus reflect the society itself. With the Implementation of a RBE, our entire perception of Government will change. Although our current government is most certainly not a Democracy or even a Republic, the mainstream belief is that government should be ruled and controlled by the people of a said nation. Theoretically, this system only makes sense if the majority of people who are voting are educated enough to make educated decisions on any of the respective topics. When you take into consideration that at the very least a large minority of Americans do not know the significance of 7 th December, 1941 or that roughly 30% of high school students are unaware that the Sun is a star, then it becomes quite apparent that a majority are not educated enough on even the most basic issues to be able to effectively elect a official, much less decide on their own the most effective decision on a issue. What we see then, is an inadequate system where allowing a majority vote is completely ineffective toward producing the best possible outcome on an issue. So what form of Government would best work for a Resource-Based Economy? As Ive stated before, what our society really needs is technical competence that arrives at its decisions through the scientific method. Popular consensus only makes sense in enforcing the general views of the majority, but it doesnt promise to arrive at the most valid decisions. We need to arrive at the most valid and rational decisions, and since Democracy cannot promise that this will be accomplished, then we need to discard the idea of the general people directly ruling entirely. At one point a majority of people once believed the Earth was flat. A majority of people throughout the world once believed storms, volcanic eruptions, solar eclipses and meteors were caused by god(s) becoming angry. An informed individual can see that history is ripe with examples where popular belief had nothing to do with truth. Therefore in a Resource-Based Economy we will rely on individuals with the most expertise knowledge on any subjects (or rather computers) to make most of the decisions on how to operate. The reason, why in our current society no major problems are ever solved, is because those who always get the reins of power have no technical competence in solving problems. Before the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, countless people ranging from scientists working in the Manhattan project to top generals and advisors urged President Truman not to use the bombs on Japan, yet he did so anyways at the expense of over 260,000 lives, and hundreds of thousands more who lost their homes. The US Strategic Bombing Survey assigned by President Truman in July of 1946 determined that the Pacific War would have ended before 1 December 1941 without the use of the Atomic Bomb and without the need for an invasion. Our leaders do not know how to solve problems, which is why the very idea of a politician is useless. We will have people who specialize in their respective fields to solve problems. One of the major misconceptions about people is that we need a sincere politician to get good things done. While this may help, it will certainly cause no major change, because as stated the problems we face are technical and not political. Many people may form the opinion that the Earth

doesnt have enough resources to take care of all of its inhabitants. However unless this opinion is based on a comprehensive study of the subject, their opinions are invalid and baseless. Our current idea of government is inadequate at solving major problems and adapting to the changing conditions around the world. One major operation of government is to decide when to declare war and where to send its troops to enforce the interest of its nation. In the future there will be no wars because the entire world is either working together or belongs to a one world nation, where all of the earths resources go toward helping everyone. Since there is no need to steal resources if youre simply being supplied it, why should there be any wars? There is nothing to acquire that you cant simply ask for. So what point do politicians have in declaring war when there is no reason for anyone to begin a war in the future? Another aspect of Government is that they need to be able to control the people and maintain order in the country. Although I will discuss the actual behavior of people farther along in this Essay, I will nonetheless provide a brief outline here. When you have various classes in society that have different standards of living and different sets of problems you will undoubtedly have at least sometimes class antagonisms. For example, if you have the impoverished class, the rates of crime within that class will be higher than in the middle class. In order to provide for themselves they will have to often steal food, or unrelated products to sell for capital to enable them to purchase the resources they need. Passing a law and threatening prison will not seriously deter this kind of behavior because whatever a law is, a person still has to eat or they will die. So to adequately address the problem of stealing we must make available all resources, then there is no need to steal. By changing the economic environment, we are in effect changing much of the social environment, and thus the Economy itself is providing order for people. All that laws express is that politicians do not know how to actually solve the problem, so they pass a law which threatens consequences to try and deter anti-social behavior through fear. Our form of Government will not have to seriously worry about controlling the population, because the system eliminates the very causes of most traditional antagonisms which will eliminate most crimes. Order will be built into this future Resource-Based Economy. Instead of passing laws, we will use technology to fix problems. Instead of putting up a sign on a road that says Caution, road is slippery when wet, we simply put an abrasive in the road so that a car cannot slide around even when wet. Instead of simply having a crossing light for people seeking to cross a road at a intersection, have a button that will have the road move up like a drawbridge to allow a person to walk across without fear of being hit by a car. Rather than passing laws, we can solve problems and anti-social behavior by implementing technology and changing the social conditions which cause that anti-social behavior. This has the effect of further making politicians obsolete in this society. Administration will mainly be left up to computers. Why have hundreds of people keeping track of resource allotment, production of all forms of products, availability of resources, which crops are being grown exactly where in each plot of land in the world etc when all you need is one computer per region linked to another few computers in the world that can manage all of that on its own. The government in a RBE will not be needed at all to administer to the worlds needs; that will not be an issue they have to contend with. Rather, they will only decide what direction we need to go in. For example, if they believed it necessary to now renew space exploration and colonization of other planets or moons, they decide to update the computers and consult with engineers to begin designing new space ships and factories which begin producing the necessary parts and machinery to enable it. The main administrative duty for government is to make very basic directional decisions of the Economy and then allow the computers to figure out how best to go about doing it.

We see now, that Government will change completely. By providing for everyones needs and making all products either available for use or free to get we eliminate all need for stealing. By eliminating all the causes of unethical behavior for the vast majority of people, we eliminate the need to keep order, because it is the Economic System itself that maintains the order. There is no need to declare war because the entire world is supporting itself, not hording the existing resources into each individual nation to ensure the best possible chance of sustainability. So there is no need for government to be needed for defense. Administration will be dealt for the most part by computers, so there is no need for politicians to pass laws and make decisions on where to build a certain factory because a computer already determines that. Essentially until we develop a completely automated form of government, the government in a RBE will be made up of civilians no different than any of us. They will live in the same homes, eat the same food, and get to work in the same way, wear the same cloths as every other person. All they will do is determine the direction of the world and society, and set goals and rely on the expertise of technical specialists to reach those goals. They will not operate in a despotic or democratic style of Government. They will operate on directly what needs to get done according to the laws of physics and nature, not simply debate it through individual opinions. 2.) War War is where the old and bitter trick the young and stupid into killing each other-Niko Belik (Grand Theft Auto IV) War is the single most inefficient use of the earths resources and the largest waste of human lives ever conceived by human beings. With the implementation of a RBE, war will virtually disappear, because the causes of war are eliminated. Religion, nationalism, revenge, manifest destiny, spreading ideals; all of these are false motives for war. The true reason is for economic gain for a nation or even a group of nations. The people who decide war are always the minority who are in power, to fight wars; they need the majority who are governed by them. Thus excuses are used to galvanize people of various nations into fighting. Sometimes the short term effect of the victor is prosperity, but it always results in a horrible waste of lives and resources, that if utilized in a more positive way would have helped the lives of everyone, not just the few of a particular nation. For the purpose of my point, I will use examples of Americas peak production of war materials during World War Two. In 1944 the U.S produced 96,318 combat aircraft. From 1939 to the end of the war in September of 1945, America produced 33,993,230 tons of merchant shipping. In the entire war, we produced: 141 aircraft carriers, 10 battleships, 48 cruisers, 349 destroyers, 498 escort destroyers, and 203 submarines. 41% of our GDP in World War 2 was dedicated to war production. It is completely beyond comprehension at just how much steel went into building everything during that war. It is even beyond most of our comprehension at just how large a single aircraft carrier is, until we actually see the entire thing? Now imagine how much steel and metals went into producing all of our guns and all of the ammunition, all of the cloth that went into building our millions of war uniforms, all the resources that went into building our helmets, canteens, knives, cans, bombs, just everything. Can you imagine if those resources had been used to build hospitals, factories, hydroponics labs, research labs, schools, public transportation, desalination plants, and geothermal plants across the entire globe? The scary thing is, our economy was only getting started in World War 2 because our potential was much greater than what we had managed, and that was just our country. This isnt even counting the military output of Germany, UK, France, Japan, Italy, Russia, all of these nations alone could have provided for the entire word with what resources they wasted in production of war materials. During World War 2, our country did not produce its products with concerns toward its monetary costs. It simply decided to worry about that late by selling war bonds and produce everything it felt was necessary to win the war, and through this system of production they managed to win the war. It is very regretful that only in times of national emergencies do nations put all their resources together

to get through an issue. If we could repeat the same scale of production but without doing so for a war, we could support everyone in the country and even the world with other nations doing the same. The issues that face us humans transcend borders. Over population, hunger, thirst, disease, and poverty; all these issues affect everyone regardless of where they live in the world, they are international problems. If a meteor was heading toward earth and it was large enough to destroy the earth, we would forget all border disputes and all antagonisms with each nation. In fact, the entire world would mobilize itself to work toward protecting the earth from the meteor and figuring out a solution. If we as a world can mobilize the resource, production, and effort that we put into times of war and international crises then we can provide for every human being on this planet and no problem will remain unsolvable. Most wars from the past to the present are caused by the attempted defense and acquisition of regions resources. This is one of the main issues with nationalism; it separates the earths resources and its people and causes each nation to try and horde as many resources as possible. Thus for a nation to become self-sufficient without having to rely on other regions they must acquire the resources themselves and as a result they usually attempt to take it from other nations. In a Resource-Based Economy, we recognize that all the earths resources belong to all of Earths people; so instead of separating them into different nations, we share them and send them wherever they are needed to support all members of the human race. With the World sharing the Earths resources we no longer have any need for war, so essentially war itself will disappear. A good example is that nations more often than not fight wars with other nations, not with itself. The United States has only a few Rebellions in its history (the most notable being our Revolution, Shays Rebellion, and the Whiskey Rebellion). Although many would consider our Civil War as a rebellion, this war was really between two different nations. When the U.S formed itself, it united all of our states against any of our enemies. Instead of fighting amongst themselves, now they fought with different nations. By becomes states within the U.S, the entire mentality of how States go about solving border disputes and disagreements with other States has completely changed. Just by viewing themselves as part of this country, armed interaction is not even thought of much less considered in dealing with disagreements between the different states. The same would be true with all of earth; except there would be no worldwide enemy (assuming aliens from a different planet dont try to invade our Earth). So the need for a Government to raise armys and send troops to various regions of the world has pretty much disappeared, so this aspect of government is now considered obsolete and does not have to be considered.

3.) Crime A vast majority of crimes committed in America today are monetary motivated crimes. Whether it is mugging, murder, assault, battery, robbery, breaking and entering, embezzlement, laundering, stealing, producing and selling drugs, prostitution, illegal firearms, human trafficking etc, none of these crimes are hobbies to any of the people involved in them. The people involved with these crimes do them for one reason only: monetary gain. Of course not all murders are committed for money; however a majority of them are committed for some reason involving money (drug cartel murders, robberies, arms dealing murders, murders against foreigners and other ethnic groups because of perceived monetary loss from them). When you eliminate money and provide for everyone, you effectively eliminate most crimes. Organized crime would most likely disappear as there would be no point in it anymore. As I stated earlier, it is much easier to just give people what they need and want, rather than trying to scare law breakers into not breaking the law anymore.

Through our educational system, people will come to view prison as not a means of punishment for the remaining criminals, but as a means of protecting society from people who cannot function within it. The prisons that remain will not simply just hold offenders, but it is meant for reform, to actually make that person able to function in society without harming others. No matter how heinous the crime, if a person is reformed they will be released. The remaining crimes that will occasionally happen would be violent ones motivated by passion, religion, or ideology. If someone committed mass murder for a political ideology, they will be in prison until they can show that regardless of their opinions they realize that their actions were wrong and will not commit them again. In this way our society wont have justice which is just a different word for revenge, but we will have a workable system for dealing with criminals and actually giving them a second change to function. 4.) Personal interest and Activity Although this is a generalization, a majority of people I know really dont do much with their lives. Roughly 1/3 of each day is spent sleeping, and then between to of the remaining time is spent working to earn a living. The remaining time that is left for the worker, is usually spent relaxing or doing chores and errands. A vast majority of our brain activity is focused on our survival with little energy or time left for creativity, curiosity, recreation and so forth. It is a matter of Maslows Hierarchy; since most of the time is spent with survival, hardly any time is put toward personal interests and beneficial activities. In a Resource-Based Economy, everyones needs are provided to them so that no time is dedicated to supporting themselves. Human beings will be free to develop their interests, creativity and are free to do whatever they want. Remember when you were just a kid? How you probably drove your parents insane with questions about anything and everything. We were all very playful, active, and cheerful. This is because our needs were met: we have a home to live in for free, food is provided to us, we get free drinks, friends, family affection, everything we want is provided to us and thus we can spend our days carefree devoting our time to however we please. This does not change when you get older, in the sense that human beings do not change. It is society and responsibility that changes, and thus we have to react to it and we lose that carefree attitude which makes most of our memories of our youth so fond. A RBE will preserve that state of mind for each person as they get older, we want to provide for every person the opportunity to pursue their interests and activities they want to do without boring, monotonous, repetitive work to take up their mind and the financial burden which obstructs so many people. Through exposure from the youngest of age to an enriching environment people will naturally be very curious, playful, cheerful, and want to answer the questions they have in life. By allowing their brains to focus exclusively on their interests instead of on struggling for survival we enable them to develop into very intelligent people; not just memorizing facts at school, but rather having a natural curiosity and thirst for knowledge which in turn they use to form their own views. Not only will a persons interest develop, but the time they have for activities now exists for everyone. A person could go bowling, shooting, fishing, flying, play sports, read, do anything they want without worrying about punching in at work. By giving people more time and allowing their brain to develop more for curiosity, we encourage each person to become involved in activities that they enjoy, and we give them the time to do it as well. 5.) Classes Even in the 21st Century, societies are still divided into classes. Very broadly speaking, classes can be divided up into 5 groups: the very poor, the poor, the middle class, the rich, and the super-rich. Each class has its own needs, its own values, and its own ways of going about making a living. With different

classes, there exists opposing interests that often times are conflicting in nature. All members of each class want to move up into the next class, so that they have more freedoms and more products to ensure their survival. So long as we have multiple classes with different standards of living and benefits with each class, we will have greed, corruption and social manipulation. The Transitionals recognize that it is entirely possibly to have a classless society in regards to classes being divided up by materials, wealth and property. There existed a primitive form of communism for roughly 99.7% of human existence, where there was usually an egalitarian society. This is theorized to have existed because people were constantly moving around and thus each person owned very few possessions. Because of their constant movement in search for more resources, no one owned land either. Each person had their own role to provide for the small group, and everyone recognized that each role was equally important for survival, and thus their products and resources were shared evenly. We Transitionals do not call for a return to this subsidence form of living, but rather to replicate the conditions that created a relatively equal form of society in a modern way. By having no nations, we eliminate artificial boundaries which divide people into regions and dismantle nationalism which separates people with a false sense of superiority for their respective countries, for better or worse. By supplying each person with the resources and products they want for free, value disappears forever when it comes to designer names, brands and so on. With class stratification being eliminated, it would be impossible for classes to be determined by material wealth alone. Since property and land to live on without rent or fees is available for all people without monetary cost, it would be equally impossible for status to continue with the ownership of land, as all land is available for everyone. The differing classes are essentially at the core of corruption and the problems with our society. Workers act in the interests of workers, the Bourgeoisie acts in the interest of the Bourgeoisie, the prisoners in a prison act in the interests for prisoners and so on. None are necessarily evil in what they do, they only respond by trying to preserve themselves through their class. It is through trying to preserve their selves that the many differing conflicts develop between them. For example, the modern day Bourgeois wishes to increase their wealth, and in doing so they try to lower wages, increase productivity, increase hours etc, while the workers in order to protect themselves and move up in class attempt to receive higher wages, shorter work days, protection in their work and so on. All individuals within these classes are looking to protect themselves and move up in class, however the way they go about achieving these goals often times conflict. In order to alleviate these problems, we must create a society where all members of society are part of a general class. By getting rid of exclusivity such as having certain cars available to people with tons of money, only providing food to those who can pay for it, we can eliminate the causes of people to group themselves in different classes. In a RBE we will create a one class society which will end class antagonisms, so that when one person acts it is for the interest of their class, which is the class that all people belong to. By a one world class, we only mean class in concerns to material wealth. If people should form different classes, they will not be based on wealth at all, but rather be based on subjects like ideology, fashion, various movements and so on. This is much more desirable, because it allows individual expression, without separation of oneself solely because of the materials theyve managed to acquire, often times at the expense of other workers labor. Class conflicts will be essentially none or very small because the major interests of the potential future classes will not be based on survival and movement up in a hierarchy, but in their various forms of expression of life. When we provide everyone with the resources that people need and the products that they want to make their lives easier and more productive, we will essentially create happier people. When there is no money to create classes, there will be no more rich; and when the poor now are provided

with everything they could want, there is no more poor. Essentially by providing for everyone and giving the same benefits to every person regardless of what families theyre born into, you eliminate opposing classes. When you eliminate classes you have essentially a one class society where everyone is on the same level of wants and needs, and exploitation and much conflict is eliminated.

6.) Family Life The interaction within todays families is often not adequate in providing security, affection, guidance, and the community that most people want to feel. There are multiple reasons for this; most of it is caused by the society in which they live. A major cause for dysfunctional families is substance abuse. This is especially prevalent in impoverished families. A combination of conditions exists within poverty stricken areas which cause substance abuse including: abuse they suffered as children, large amounts of stress, unhappiness, large exposure to drugs, lack of education and so on. Another major contributing factor to dysfunctional families is stress. The average American has to put their selves in relatively large amounts of debt in order to become a supporting member of society. They will have to get a college loan, often a car loan, a mortgage for their house, credit card debt, and sometimes even large loans to finance a business. It is this system of debt which creates so much stress because if you default on these debts, they will take your car, your house, your income, shut off your electricity, water, and you will ultimately be unable to purchase the resources you need to support yourself. This is a lot of stress on the Mother and the Father which often times lead to divorce and inadequate amounts of positive attention given to their children. These factors and many others not specifically listed are what a RBE will attempt to fix. As part of the reforms we will bring in place upon coming in power, we will educate the entire population on the effects of drugs, both positive and negative. Through this education, we will give every person the knowledge they need to know which drugs to stay away from, and also how to effectively use a drug for its positive effects without causing negative effects. This will ultimately result in a much more intelligent use of drugs and will greatly reduce the amount of harmful drugs used and the misuse of drugs by people, thus eliminating much of the negative social effects that they cause, which in this case is in family. Also, through the use of education and completely restricting the supply of harmful drugs we will probably eliminate the availability of the harmful drugs, so that only those with little to no harmful effects are widely available to most people. With these changes we will mostly eliminate substance abuse in families. Also the changes in social conditions that occur in a Resource-Based Economy greatly reduce the chances of becoming addicted and actually feeling the need to abuse a certain substance. We will eliminate the causes of substance abuse in families. When you supply people with their needs and wants, you effectively eliminate most stress. Finances are the cause of most of our stress, and by eliminating that we prevent many divorces. Without stress each parent is more able to provide a caring and enriching environment for the children that theyre rising. Lets face it, when were stressed out of our minds we dont act like how we want to. However when we arent stressed we feel good, and as a result we usually act in a more positive way. We become more caring, more energetic, freer thinking, and more accepting of the environment around us. This is what developing children need and what families need. Much stress is also caused by health problems which often themselves are a direct cause of stress! A quick Google search will reveal a multitude of health problems both short term and long term that are caused by stress, some of them are: dizziness, insomnia, anxiety, tension, muscle cramps, asthma, a weakened immune system leading to innumerable amount of other sicknesses, and many heart problems. Essentially alleviating society of so much immense stress will be beneficial not only in the behavior of people but also in the health, which will also contribute to better family interactions.

The more functional that the family is, the more likely the children grow up to essentially be good people. They will be physically healthier, have a more beneficial mindset, they will generally be happier, less likely to take up harmful behaviors, more likely to interact with people in a constructive way, and more likely to carry on their families functional system toward their offspring. Family plays a large role in the development of individual humans, and thus it is detrimental that we make sure that they are as stimulating and functioning as possible to give the best possible chance of happiness for each person. 7.) Sex Sex is as natural to all human beings (except for the estimated 1 or 2 percent that are asexual) as eating and sleeping. We have to have sex, or our entire species will go extinct, so from a procreation standpoint it is absolutely necessary and natural. However, excluding religious fanatics whom some of them think all sex is bad but is only reluctantly allowed, this is where the similarities of views between all humans end. Although this isnt the case in various countries and cultures around the world, in America we very hypocritically in mainstream media promote abstinence, refuse to show nudity in movies, video games, or even books unless its marked for adults. We essentially treat sex as a taboo, yet everywhere from advertisements, to movies, to fashion sex is exploited and is everywhere in order to sell products. The result is a very confusing environment for the people who are growing up in it. Our bodies have natural inclinations toward sex, yet many of us are taught that these inclinations are shameful, and that you must only express them in marriage. Were taught that sex can only be positive if you truly love someone. The worst effects of this dogmatic view of sex can be seen in our cultural treatment of womens sexuality. America and cultures that are similar or developed from our value system have created the slut, the whore, and the skank. So many people in our society view that a girl expressing herself sexually means she is demeaning herself, that she isnt respecting herself, that shes doing something immoral. These opinions are based in part from a lack of understanding toward sex. In a RBE, people from a young age will be educated on the basics of all aspects concerning human sexuality, so that they can have healthy sex lives and develop a appropriate view of it in relation to all human beings without interference from religious dogma. In order to create the most effective ethical view of sex, we need to apply the rational method in determining what is acceptable and unacceptable and how to prevent unacceptable sexual behavior. If we naturally want to have sex, why have a negative view of sex? This is the most basic and important question that each person should ask. Whether a person is male or female, they have sexual desires which take the form in a multitude of needs and actions. As discussed, the thought process we need to have is a cause and effect mentality. Sex can only be wrong, when it directly negatively affects someone else or a group of people. If two (or more) sexually mature people want give each other rim-jobs while theyre dressed as cute imitations of animals, for example, there can be nothing unethical about that, assuming theyre educated enough to prevent unwanted pregnancy and STIs, or are at least are openly accepting the risks. The point is that the varying degrees of sexual expression are perfectly fine so long as they dont negatively affect someone or a group of people. Rape affects someone negatively and thus it can be considered immoral, but two consenting people regardless of what theyre doing with one another is okay because it doesnt negatively affect them or anyone else. So in a RBE we will have a more accepting and open view of the different expressions of sexuality. One very irrational thing that occurs in our society is that while males tend to desire females quite often for sex, they at the same time take part in a barbaric form of behavior of chastising womens sexuality. If they thought about their values, they would realize that if women behaved how they want them too morally, they would have a lot less sex in their life, and I personally am against such radical inaction! Females desire sex just as much as males, and while the stimulation for these attractions, the

development of their sexuality, and the receptor sensors differ than that of males, they still desire sex the same as males do. There are theories as to why society in various parts of the world chastises womens sexuality; such as religion and that these rules are rooted from a survivalist point of view in the Paleolithic period, but ultimately, regardless of how these irrational values have formed, we need to overcome them. To overcome this invalid view, we simply need to educate. While it is accepted that we are unlikely to change en mass the majority of peoples views who have negative opinions on womens sexuality, we recognize that through education, the successive generations will carry on their new values and the old bigoted views will die out. After all, how does a female having sex just as often as a male negatively affect her? There are more physical dangers for a girl, but these can be solved through various means. There is absolutely no reason to call a girl a slut for having sex with a boy or multiple people. Through education we will rid our society of this harmful sex value. It almost goes without saying at this point that homosexuality will be thought of no differently than heterosexuality. Regardless if its genetic, if its just behavioral or both, people who desire a member of the same sex do so, they have no reason to fake it; their desires are as real as anyone who would consider themselves heterosexual. Once again there is no reason to frown upon homosexuality, no real reason at all, and so we will not in a RBE. Through education we will eliminate the bigotry, and of course theyll be allowed to marry no different than a man and women. So, we all realize sex feels very good. However it isnt just a pleasant physical sensation, but it also has many positive health benefits to have sex. There are possibly hundreds of health benefits from having sex. These include but certainly are not limited to: increase of self esteem, lower chance of prostate cancer, better control of bladder, higher immune system, if done thrice a week lowers chances of heart attack by 50%, eliminates stress, gives women softer skin and shinier hair, increases lifespan etc. From a biological standpoint it would appear that humans are very much encouraged to have sex, because there are so many positive effects from it, in fact there is negative effects to not having sex for a long time. This essentially leads me to my next point or taboopromiscuous behavior. America culture tends to dismiss promiscuity for being immoral, loose and harmful. However, once against there is no reason to assume promiscuous behavior by itself is wrong. First of all, I would like to remark upon how inadequate of a word it is, how many people do you have to have sex with in a given time to be promiscuous? Is it 2 partners a week, 3, 4, maybe 5? If our bodies naturally desire multiple people, why frown upon it? If a person is having sex with multiple partners as a means of dealing with a problem in their life then that is a harmful thing to do. However if someone is doing it to express their sexuality, then it can only lead to satisfaction and ultimately contribute to their happiness. We as humans need to listen to what our bodys tell us, if we ignore it we are setting ourselves up to be unhappy in the future. Now this is also assuming that people do so with moderation. An excess of anything is harmful, sex included. Each person will be educated on how to properly regular their sexual behavior so that it doesnt interfere with other aspects of a persons life. If a person does abuse sexual activity and it becomes harmful to the person, rather than looking at their behavior as immoral, we need to help that person bring it into moderation so that they can continue on with their life regularly. There are almost no monogamous mammals in nature, human beings are no exception. Even though we have lovers and spouses, we still naturally desire other people. This is not bad, it is perfectly natural, and thus its perfectly natural to have sex with other people even when in a loving relationship with another person. As abnormal as the idea may seem to many members of Western society, a majority of cultures around the world have some form of this behavior in their culture. I personally practice this kind of sexual relationship with my lover, and it actually improves our relationship. Monogamy does not exist naturally, it can only exist socially. So once again why try and fight what our bodies are inclined to do? The issue with monogamy is that it breeds distrust between lovers, to the point where you often worry if your lover is being adulterous. Since having sex with others is

unacceptable in our culture if youre in a relationship, the other will tend to hide it and not admit it willingly to their lover, which is even more emotionally upsetting to each other because now a person is lying. By having an open-relationship, both people are able to express themselves sexually, and thus they have no built up libido that they cant express, and they have no shame about their desires for other people. They are also now able to tell their spouse about their sexual exploits freely without negative emotional feelings, which really creates a freer and more open relationship with your partner. This in turn leads to more trust and has the effect of making you closer with them, while eliminating your fear of them lying to you and cheating on you. There can be some jealousy, however you deal with that the same as a parent deals with getting upset at the children they love, you simply get over it. Overall the positives are much more far reaching than any potential negative. In are RBE, we will encourage a much better expression of sexuality to benefit relationships, and effectively prevent at least half of divorces and breakups. It is, after all, a shame when two people who love each other very much break up simply because one of them acted on their natural desires and their system of operating their relationship could not cope with it. There is a better alternative, and having unconditional love toward your partner will benefit everyone in society. The value system in which operates in society in a Resource-Based Economy is one that is more accepting of human differences, and comes to recognize how we tend to be naturally. We will encourage responsible sexual behavior, and over time the new values will be accepted by most people in society. We do not seek to shame people for their natural inclinations, or preserve outdated ideas and values that have their origins centuries ago. We seek to make all people happier by being able to naturally express their natural desires. The main way we plan to accomplish this is through education, but the system itself and the rational method which will be adopted universally will also reinforce these beliefs. 8.) Gender Equality It should go almost without stating in this essay, that both male and female within a ResourceBased Economy will be socially equal. Women have for far too long in our current history been denied their civil and human rights due to harmful traditional values and outdated social structures. Most of the time these gender roles are completely unfounded, as both male and female are at least almost equally capable of the same tasks in most cases. In fact, women seem more adept at some roles that are traditionally male roles, and women generally develop intellectually faster than males as well. Therefore, with the application of the rational method the whole idea that women were treated as sub-human in the past and our present would seem equally as profound as when negroes were thought to be incapable of intelligent thought and thus could not operate in society happily or functionally unless they were enslaved. We will teach kids from a very young age that boys and girls are essentially equal in their abilities and that there is nothing wrong with being either. We will make it clear that regardless of a persons gender they can be whoever they want to be, so long as it doesnt directly harm another person. Throughout the world there will and are diehard sexists in their belief that males are superior or that females are superior and it may be impossible to change their minds. However, if we should fail in our attempts with social change, we recognize that many of their offspring will not share those outdated opinions because of their education and the opinions of their peers. Over time the amount of sexists will become less and less, as it dies out slowly. We will also teach what rape is, why it is socially unacceptable, and through this education we hope to help prevent future rapes and bring the number of them down. Essentially we Transitionals view most rapes (the physical forcing of sex onto someone) as being physical assault, and will make it clear it are quite unacceptable behavior. Swinger and sex clubs will exist openly in the future for those seeking casual sex, while we will teach acceptable alternatives to individuals who may be more susceptible to raping, such as role playing with partners.

Similarly, we will not preach the importance of equally sexists ideals like women and children first and never hit a girl under any circumstances. For those two common ideas, an adult male is just as important as a women and a child, therefore everyone is first in a sense. Secondly, we will preach a person shouldnt hit anyone, not just a girl. However, just because a person owns a vagina does not mean they should be treated any better than a boy, equality means equal treatment, and equal treatment is what we attend to create. Many other feminist ideals we will adopt in the future society as well. It is time we get over these rational ideals we have toward women, and to a lesser extent men.

These are the most fundamental changes that will occur socially in the process of implementing and the actual implementation of a Resource-Based Economy. It is through the process of Causality that we know that these changes will take place. These changes are interconnected with the environment that they will grow out of. To universally implement these changes in our current society would be in vain, but in a RBE it is entirely possible to completely redesign society so that it functions much more effectively and validly. There are an innumerable amount of changes that will occur as a result of transitioning to a more logical economic system, but it would be impossible to list them all. These fundamental changes are after all meant to give the reader an idea on how society will operate in the future, on how it will be more advanced and civilized.

Common misunderstandings and criticisms of a Resource-Based Economy


While the ideas we have presented may seem like a perfectly reasonable and possible solution to our current problems that plague our society, there are many who will not yet be convinced. The idea of a RBE has been proposed for some time now, and as much support as it gets, it still receives quite a lot of nasty propaganda against it. Most of the criticisms are not reason based criticisms of the society itself, just silly things people think could happen such as: machines evolving to become intelligent enough and then enslaving mankind, the world falling into a bad form of anarchy, mass genocide, anti-Semitism and much more. Now there are actual constructive questions and criticisms of a RBE, but a majority is just simply uneducated, irrational crap that has no basis toward the actual ideas. If this trash wasnt so numerous I wouldnt even bother mentioning it, but since it makes up a majority of the negative responses to a RBE, I am forced to go over each one to disprove them. If you (the reader) disagree with any of the ideas presented, do not simply dismiss it. Rather think to yourself how can we make it work though What we need is constructive criticism not baseless slander. For the actual concerns towards its workability, I will try my best to settle any fears, misunderstandings, and answer any questions that an informed reader might have. 1.)This seems just like Communism!

Although the ideals of Communism can be traced back to the beginning of the hunting and gathering age, Communism as a system that can be applied to the modern world is best known to have begun with Karl Marx and Frederick Engels in the early 19 th century. When Marx formed it, they had less than a 100 members in the league of the Communists, and these members were spread all around Europe, it essentially existed only in name. Karl Marx apparently was very charismatic, because in one of their meetings he spoke up and denounced much of their ideals in the name of class antagonism, and then proceeded to tell them how society works, and how they can fix it. They seemed to have been impressed, because they asked him to write a Manifesto for their party, which he agreed to. Thus, on the eve of the 1848 revolutions that swept across Europe, Karl Marx with some tips from Frederick Engels released one of the most important pieces of Literature written in the 19 th century, The Communist Manifesto. I will begin with explaining the basics of Marxist theory. There are as many forms of Communism as there are brands of breakfast cereal, so for simplicity I was greatly generalize the ideals and try sticking towards Marxist-Leninist Communism. The very first thing someone ignorant of Communism has to know is that they view all of society as a history of Class antagonisms. When humans began forming the first villages and began to unite into groups, different classes sprung about, and with these classes came different interests that often conflicted with the interests of other classes. So whichever class ended up gaining power, would exploit the lower classes so that it could maintain itself, whether it be Freeman and slaves, Patricians and Plebeians, Lords and Serfs, Guild masters and Journeyman, Bourgeoisie and Proletariat etc. As society evolved, it entered different modes of production, which Marx generalized as: Primitive Communism, Asiatic System, Antique system, Feudalism, and then Capitalism. Marx recognized that Capitalism was the next stage for human advancement and that it served its purpose but then it was becoming obstructive of human advancement and was creating terrible conditions for the workers and the entire world. Through the various shortcomings of Capitalism that I need not explain here, Karl Marx envisioned the next stages of the modes of production. After Capitalism the world will evolve to a Socialist system, and then from a socialist system they would advance to a Communist System. Essentially, the Bourgeoisie *the owners of production, property, and capital* were forcing all the various classes of the world into one working class, the Proletariat *those that have to work to support themselves, who do not own the means of production, who own small or no land*. To support itself the Bourgeoisie exploits the labor of the proletariat to make more and more capital *profit*, and they would do this by use of machinery, division of labor, prolongation of work hours, increase of work exacted in a given time, increasing the speed of the machinery, paying the workers minimum wage etc. Eventually the Proletariat will begin uniting and after awhile their antagonism will break out into open revolution where they will overthrow Bourgeois supremacy. In order for this to work, it must happen internationally and this can be accomplished with the railroad and telegraph. Once the workers overthrow the Bourgeoisie they will take over the means of production and exchange (the factories, warehouses, transportation, mail, banks etc) and then establish a Dictatorship of the Proletariat. Marx does not mean a literal dictatorship; he means a class dictatorship, meaning the proletariat rule. All around the world the workers will have a form of direct democracy to rule over themselves, so that their interests, the interests of the immense majority affect the immense majority. The state which is comprised of the workers in this Proletariat democracy, will own all forms of property involved in production and exchange, while private property for houses WILL be allowed. Land that has an immense amount of acreage that was previously owned by bourgeois will be redistributed so that there is a more equal distribution of land. Everyone will be promised a job to support themselves and live comfortably, and all taxes will go to the government to continue to build up the society. At this stage all nations are still in a form of Marxist-Leninist Socialism, they have not yet evolved into Communism, which Marx seen as the final form of social advancement. Eventually Socialism will

advance to the degree that they can abolish all states and nations and be united under this one economic system of Communism, where there will be no classes, just people. All needs will be met and no one will be exploited. This is the very general layout of Communism and how it would come about and what it would be. Most Americas know precious little about Communism, and it is mainly what they learned in their 9th grade History classes for a week. What most people think about it goes something like Its a good idea but human nature will not allow for it, people need incentive to work. Capitalism works because it gives people incentive and it is behind the technological advancements we have today. Most people believe Communism failed because it could not support itself because the system itself is too flawed. In actuality, it failed because of direct competition with Capitalism in the U.S and for not having as developed means of technology that exists currently. Most people think of Economy in terms of Capitalism or Communism, as if theyre the only viable alternatives. The truth is, from a broader understanding, Capitalism and Communism are sections of an Economic system known as the Monetary System. For all the huff about Communism, it really is not that different from Capitalism. The only fundamental difference between the two is who owns the means of production: In Capitalism it is the Bourgeoisie minority, in Communism it is the Proletariat Majority. That is it, in Communism and Capitalism there are still banks, still police, still prisons, still money, still labor, and still capital, only just who benefits from the capital differs between the two systems. While at a glance, a Resource-Based Economy may seem like a copy of Communism, in reality we are much different, because we want the complete abolishment of the Monetary-Market system, not just merely trading who gets the money. Most of the developed world today has a form of socialism. Sweden, Norway, New Zealand, Denmark, and Cuba are all successful examples of socialism. Forms of Socialism have in time been adopted by pretty much all countries including the United States. The reason is Capitalism cannot exist without socialism. Social Security, Unemployment, free public education, Workers Unions are all socialist principles. A large society cannot operate successfully without institutions which take care of the people, and ensure our survival. The system of economy which The Transitional Party will use to transition to a RBE will be a form of Socialism, because with eventual outmoding of people in all forms of production, we will need a system to take care of people so they arent starving and getting kicked out of their homes before we eliminate money. To finance all the reforms and building projects we will need national control over the banks to create debt free money, and for all taxes and much capital to go toward the government to finance these changes. Socialism as we see it will be a temporary system to work our way up to a RBE. So, the ultimate goal is a society where all jobs are automated so people do not have to work for a living. To have all nations work directly with one another or to form a one world nation, to take care of all people regardless of what class they previously belonged to or how they contribute to society, to eliminate most forms of social strife by changing the culture and environment in which people live, and efficiently managing the earths resources with serious regard to the environmental effects of applied technology. Communism is just a different form of Capitalism, it was only meant to benefit the majority, it was still meant to have people working at labor intensive jobs, it did not offer any plan what so ever to eliminate wars, poverty, and starvation. It was not an Economy based on the efficient management of the Earths Resources and taking care of the environment. Communism was a conservatory system, meant to preserve the current values and traditions of the primitive Capitalist society just by rearranging the social order. It was meant to have everyone working, everyone supporting themselves with help from the government, it still required people to act socially acceptable under threat of imprisonment, it did nothing to solve these problems, and this is why a Resource-Based Economy is not a Communist system.

2.)Everyone will just become lazy slobs This is one of the greatest myths perpetrated by capitalism, that in order for anyone to be active in any sort of way physically or mentally, they must have some sort of incentive to do so. This is only true so long as the person doesnt want to do something for whatever reason. To work at Dairy Queen assembling burgers and food all day in a very monotonous and mentally draining job is not something I want to do; I need a monetary incentive to do so. However, I have no monetary incentive for writing this Essay, I have no monetary incentive to do my eagle project, to perform with the 1 st Michigan Colonial Fife and Drum core and spend hundreds of hours practicing my fife, I do not need a monetary incentive to read the books I want to read, to listen to the music I want to hear, to eat the food I want to eat, to take walks, to talk to people, to stretch, all of these everyday things I do so because I want to. All of us are the same; we do not need a monetary incentive to do whatever it is we want to do. In fact, most of our social advancements are from people who contributed to society for little or no monetary incentive. Beethoven, Mozart, Chopin, Tchaikovsky, Bach and all the other people who contributed so much to music did so because of their passion for music. Inventors such as Tesla, Edison, the Wright Brothers, Leonardo Da Vinci, even Jacque Fresco do so not for monetary incentive but for their desires to help the world through their skills, not for simple personal gain. Your teachers in school do not get paid much at all, most of them do their jobs not because it makes them rich, because they want to positively influence the youth of our country. Artists, musicians, inventors, scientists, historians, teachers and writers do their jobs because it is what they enjoy doing, not because they will get rich and move up to a higher class. People do not have to be paid to do what they like. If it were true that people are only motivated by monetary gain then it would have been impossible for social and technological advancement to have occurred since money has only existed for roughly 3,000 years while the existence of humans has existed in the hundreds of thousands of years. It is necessity which drives forth inventions and improvements, not self gain. When people found that improvements could be made in their technologies, certain individuals sought to improve technology and life through inventions. Patents and selling inventions only come after the invention is made, when the inventor must make a living for themselves. Ultimately a person cannot invent or take on a major profession if they have no interest in it. It would be impossible to become artists, a historian, scientists, and a hair styler if that person had no interest in it. Personal activities and technological advancement are done so for necessity, not self gain in most cases. It is unfortunate that in our current society so many people have so little free time, and so much stress. The human mind no matter who you are craves stimulation, we cannot just stay locked up in a cell with no interaction, no music, no art, no books, no anything for long periods of time and still remain sane. However our minds can be overloaded; there is a limit to how much stimulation our minds can take before we must rest. Most of a persons day is spent working, which means a majority of your brain activity goes into doing work; the more monotonous, repetitive, and boring the more your mental power is wasted. After doing this all day, all you want is to rest and spend the remaining amount of energy you have left just simply watching television, sleeping, or mindlessly surfing the internet. This is the effect modern society has on us, the environment that we live in is not meant to stimulate creativity, personal activity and interests. Its meant to mold each person into a worker to further benefit the interests of those in the ruling classes, while barely being able to support ourselves. When the conditions which reduce creativity and personal activity are eliminated, each person will find that theyre much more eager to do activities that stimulate the brain. No person can simply watch television day after day for years and do nothing else; the person will instead find other activities and interests to pursue. A RBE will not make people lazy slobs; it will instead give people a different incentive system to use their time much more productively for each individual by changing the conditions of their life.

3.)Wont this system lead to corruption? It is commonly stated that the leaders of this world system could simply just redirect resources for themselves and become oppressive toward people. Rather than just assuming this by casually comparing our government and other governments to this proposed economic system, we must examine what corruption is, what causes it, and how to stop it. First, let us use our current society and examine it for corruption. We live in a society where resources and products are not freely available to people. If we want to watch television we must first acquire a television, and that cannot be done by simply going to the store and taking it, we have to buy it. In order to buy a good, we need a job so we can pull enough money out of the money supply to support ourselves and buy what we want. The basic principle of Capitalism is that this gives everyone an incentive to contribute to society through work. However it is this same system which encourages corruption. The stock market enables people to make a lot of money over simply buying and selling money itself, which has no social value. A person can buy land, buy labor, and buy services and so on without actually contributing to society. Our system of wage labor does not pay those who work the hardest the most amount of money, it allows private owners to reap the most capital, and those with the most money can afford the most stylish cars, largest homes, designer cloths and meet with all the other rich people. This creates an illusion of glamour and superiority just by simply having money. This sense of superiority and glamour is caused by the feeling of exclusivity; if money allows a person to live a more luxurious life it gives the illusion that they themselves are different and separate from the so called common person since their lifestyle is different and they have more power, sway, and popularity. When we examine our own lives, many feel they are inadequate and wish to move up on the social ladder, it is this drive which leads to corruption. Since our society preaches assumed scarcity of resources it is only natural to want to horde as much of them as possible, or the medium which is used for purchasing resources: money. Our system conditions us from a young age to want to consume as much as possible to move up on the social hierarchy, and in order to do this we need money, and it can drive many of us to do whatever we have to, to get more money. Simply put, it is the drive to move up the social ladder which causes corruption, because many people become willing to do whatever it takes to advance. So does that necessarily make those people who become corrupted bad people? Theyre neither good nor bad because theyre victims of their society, theyre just people. Anyone who gets any kind of social advancement, any kind of ruling power is subject to the same conditions which can corrupt anyone, putting their needs above and often in conflict with the needs of others. It doesnt matter if youre considered a good or bad person, we are not naturally corrupt, and we just become corrupt due to the social conditions we live in. Thus we see that corruption is not in human nature, it derives from the conditions that we as humans set up. Corruption does not exist in any tribes in New Guinea because there are no conditions which cause corruption. The chief lives in the same conditions as his clan, he eats the same food, has the same women, has the same resources. When you have a society where everyone is considered equal regardless of their responsibilities, you eliminate the causes of corruption. So how does this relate to a Resource-Based Economy? In a sense, it doesnt. The society of a RBE is one without opposing classes and interests, all resources are available to everyone for free, therefore there is no more material personal gain. Why would a person become corrupt by embezzling, taking bribes and so on if there is no money, it is physically impossible. What about other means, like instead of money they become corrupt with products and resources. How could they do that if theyre available for free? Maybe a person wants to go up on the social ladder, become famous and be in a position of authority? Why would they do that unless they actually wanted to help society? There is no monetary incentive to take on positions of responsibility, only those who actually want to create positive change will be available to lead. The leaders will not receive great privileges for simply leading society in the directions they must take. They have access to all the same materials as any other person, thus there is no material excess which can tempt them to corruption. Also as discussed, leading in a RBE will

really just be determining the direction of society and what we want to accomplish, essentially setting goals. Its very general; the specifics will be left to computers to manage. In the future it is entirely possible that our computer science will become so advanced that we completely eliminate the need for a human leader, so that only computers run the world by calculating the best possible outcome and route to take in all varying factors, completely eliminating any chance of corruption, assuming corruption could somehow still exist in this society. 4.)The Robot Revolt Theory One of the most absurd theories Ive heard voiced by surprisingly a multitude of people, is that by automating production and exchange, were sowing the seeds of a robot revolt. Essentially the machines themselves will become so intelligent that they will rise up against their human masters and enslave or kill us all. This Robot Revolt theory is nothing but complete and utter science fiction and has no basis in real life what so ever. The basis for this theory comes around due to superstition and mistrust of technology that has always been prevalent in those who fear change. A machine can only do what it is programmed to do. Machines have no emotions, it will neither feel sad for launching a nuclear missile toward a city nor feel happy if it increases the agricultural yield in a particular region; a machine just does what it was designed to do. If a computer is designed to administer over production within a city and to make decisions on production, it will do just that without any malice or good intent. When we program a machine, it cannot evolve, it remains static until it breaks down or we destroy it. A machine or a computer is only capable of what we program it to do. If we make a desktop computer for video games, writing and the internet, it will not evolve on its own to begin producing airplane parts. In this same way, a series of super computers in each region of the world that are connected in keeping track of the earths resources and their usage will not create a robot army to enslave or kill us unless we designed it to do specifically that. How could it? Your bed doesnt evolve into anything other than a bed unless you were to deliberately change it into something else. A banana does not turn into a gun, a fly cannot become a giraffe, and a computer cannot evolve to turn into a psychopathic dictator for all machines, unless we programmed it to do so. I need not say anything more concerning this subject.

5.)There isnt enough resources to support everyone So, do we-members of The Transitional Party-know for sure that there are enough resources to support everyone in the world? No we do not, how could we, in the millennia that humans have ruled this planet there has never been a survey of all the earths resources. However, we have reason to assume that our planet still has the capacity to feed, clothe and shelter each person. In times of war our production capability is phenomenal. The amount of resources we harvest is gargantuan. Considering the military output of nations during World War 2, some have calculated that it would be enough to provide for all human beings on the planet. If we begin recycling everything that can be recycled, not only will we preserve the finite resources we rely on, but we will greatly reduce the necessity of having to mine for those materials. Whatever resources we become short on, we just create alternative materials. An example of this is in World War 2. The Allied powers had put a blockade on Germany which prevented them from receiving rubber from around the world, and so there was a shortage. The Nazis gathered up many of their scientists and they created synthetic rubber, and began creating it in laboratories, so that they now had the resources to continue building tires, tanks, airplanes and so on. Whatever we have a shortage of we will find alternative materials or create alternative materials. In the not too distant future we may even be able to mine other planets such as Mars for resources we need.

6.)A Resource-Based Economy goes against human nature! Claims that a RBE goes against human nature are perpetuated by people who have no knowledge about human nature. If the idea that humans can live in harmony with our environment and provide an abundance of materials for each other was against human nature, then there wouldnt be one case of humans doing so throughout our historyyet a majority of human history is filled with many of the examples and goals proposed in a RBE that have existed in multiple societies. Jacque Fresco speaks of his travels in Polynesia, in which the islanders of the island he was on were all completely naked. When the fishermen would come back they would simply throw the fish that they caught to whoever wanted them, they did not require a medium of exchange for this. When someone wanted something made for them the community simply built it for them, if that person did not use their gift the community would take it back. These people never exceeded the carrying capacity of their environment in regards to their population. They fished, hunted, and harvested resources with concern to their ability to replenish their resources. There are countless native and aboriginal tribes throughout the world that had similar values and lifestyles in their society. If human nature dictated that all humans regardless of their cultures were selfish and too stupid to support themselves without a ruler, then it would have been impossible for many tribes and societies to have existed in the past. Some may state that we can never have a classless society because it goes against human nature, meaning that it is in our nature to want to be superior to other people and want to gain as much material possessions as possible. A simple study of other cultures-past and present-will show that this assumption is invalid. While this is how a majority of Americans are, there are many cultures that operate under a different set of values. Hunting and gathering societies would generally have had an egalitarian society, so we know that it is at least possible to form a classless society. Many people in India renounce their worldly wealth and strive to have almost no possessions at all. There are still many tribes like the Sentinelese that violently seclude themselves from modern day society and maintain their egalitarian societies. In Denmark most people strive for community interaction instead of material wealth, in fact Denmark is often viewed as the closest form of a classless society that exists today. There is no universal truth that humans want to become rich in material possessions, only some cultures are that way while others do not share that value system. It is the culture that a person is born into, that is likely to determine their set of values that they develop, not a universally governing set of instincts that make humans inherently selfish. Since Transitionals recognize this fact, we realize it is entirely possible to change our current set of values by changing the conditions in which we live. If we can make it so that materials and resources are abundant, we take out the exclusivity of gathering these objects, and thus take out the desire to become rich in materials and resources. There is no human nature when it comes to creating a society with no classes; there is only human reaction to its environment. By eliminating the conditions which cause social stratification, we eliminate classes based on material wealth altogether. 7.)This will never happen within our lifetime The truth is that these changes can occur within our lifetime, in fact 50 years roughly is a good projected estimate upon taking power, perhaps even shorter period of time. Change just doesnt happen on its own, in spite of our assumptions. We cannot assume that people will always be there to make society better, to make our lives easier. People who lead these changes, people who lead and join organizations are doing so because they believe in the change that they can enact. In order for the ideas presented here to have any physical effect and be able to be implemented, people need to be willing to support us. When we examine at just how rapid progress has occurred in just the last century, in just the last decade even we will realize that our changes arent that huge of a step. In just the last decade weve

gone from simple cell phones to very sophisticated smart phones capable of being their own laptop of sorts and a phone with a good camera and touch screens. We have completely gone from VHS to DVD to video files as being the primary forms of visual and audio. Same with CDs, we have gone from them to mainly audio files for music. GPSs used to be extremely expensive devices ranging in the thousands of dollars mainly only available for the military, to being a system we can buy for a few hundred dollars on an individual basis. We have gone from simple t.vs requiring a lot of space, to HD flat screens that are in experimental stages for being completely 3D. In just the last 10 years we have experienced this revolutionary amount of technological change. This is even more evidence in changes that have occurred in just the past 50 years. From 1868 to 1895, not even 30 years Japan went from a completely feudal society into an Imperial, Industrial and colonial power. This kind of rapid change is remarkable. What we propose for a RBE is applying many technologies which already exist and are implemented in small scale, to implementing them large scale to change the society. There is no reason that this will take several lifetimes, because the rate of change is only coming about in a accelerated rapid pace.

These are the most common misunderstandings and criticisms of a Resource-Based Economy. Most people upon hearing about the idea react in a manner similar to how people would react in Platos cave: they deny that it can work with an emotional intensity, without consideration. All people alive today have ever known is the monetary society, and nothing has ever seriously proposed eliminating it and social change outside of it. The idea that we can change society so that life is much better and much more sustainable is regrettably a very radical idea. While there are those with actual questions and criticisms of a RBE, this section is mainly for those who have almost no knowledge on Economy, Human behavior and of the world.

Closing Statement
If you feel awed by everything that was described thus far about the future society, keep in mind I have only provided a most basic and general description. I have omitted most technical data and facts since this is after all our parties Manifesto, not an argumentative paper. I want to emphasize that the idea of a Resource-Based Economy are not our original idea, for most of the designs of what it would look like are the products of Jacque Fresco. I have used many of his ideas and ways of presenting the ideas not to take credit for his work, but because he does such a superior job at presenting them that there is no point in struggling to create new methods of presenting a RBE. For anyone wishing to learn more about this future society I recommend buying his book The best that money cant buy and watching his various documentaries, lectures, and essays. We propose a much better system than is currently being used today, a more rational and sustainable system. This is our goal for the future, the implementation of this Resource-Based Economy.

Chapter 3: Transition

Opening Statement
So far I have outlined the basic values that humans need to have and a form of decision making and information concerning actual human nature and social change. I have described what a ResourceBased Economy is, what life in it would be like, and the various social changes that would occur. I have listed all the major inter-related problems that plague our world as a direct result of the MonetaryMarket System. However, much more importantly, I will now explain how The Transitional Party intends to get to a Resource-Based Economy. Most organizations with similar ideals to ours do not have a specific plan to cause the necessary changes to reach a RBE. The Zeitgeist Movement, The Venus Project, Free World Charter are essentially educational movements. Their view is that the monetary system will collapse on its own and only then will people lose faith in their system and begin switching to a new one. They view that either an oppressive form of government will be reinstituted or people will overcome historic patterns and begin instituting these changes on their own. The Transitional Party views this idea as being woefully inadequate toward actually bringing about positive advancement. This route of change will cause an incomprehensible amount of suffering among humans all over the world, just for the vague chance that people as a collective will evolve into more reasonable beings and will institute the necessary changes. This will not happen, but rather people who are willing to actually implement changes in stages in order to prepare the world for a RBE does have the potential to work. Stage 1: Gaining Power Before we lay down our proposed changes to this country and eventually the world, we must first detail how we will get to a position to implement these changes. As I currently write this, our group has only existed for roughly a month, having been formed in mid January of 2013. We have a long way to go to be in a position to direct the country so we must outline our plan for gaining power. The immediate goal is to finish this Manifesto of The Transitional Party so that we have an official plan and something any person can read to learn about us. In the meantime those currently interested in our values are educating themselves on anything that would be related to changing the future, which encompasses a very broad range of subjects indeed. Once this Essay is finished, we will have the ground needed to begin actively expanding our group. I will attempt to have this Essay become published so that there is a free online version and a purchasable paperback version. It is unrealistic to expect a great number of people to pursue these values actively, and thus we decided that a loose organization open to anyone who simply claims membership will be the most effective form of organization. We may create a website for our group where all news will be published, where all information is available on everything having to do with our goals, possibly an online discussion board etc. However currently a Facebook page may be sufficient for our aims. We will continue to write documents on specific topics with much more detailed information than that which is covered in this Essay. Also we will begin a series of short videos which can be watched on YouTube. The immediate aims, is to get The Transitional Partys name out there, for a large number of people to come to know of our existence and for many of those people to support us. These goals are the immediate aims of The Party. When a sufficient number of members and supporters are found within a relatively small region we will begin organizing public demonstrations at symbolic structures associated with the MonetaryMarket System. They will not be direct protests against a specific institution or specific laws; our public demonstration will be for our partys promotion and encouraging the education of those who come into contact with us. Various news agencies will be contacted so that we can get covered and so that we have a mass means of sharing our ideas with everyone. While they may skewer our ideas and blacken our name we feel that any publicity is good publicity because it will get our name out there and attract a adequate number of supporters. It only takes 1 out of 10 or 1 out of 20 people to achieve our goals. We will also greatly encourage each member to promote our values, plans and ideals with people who they encounter in their lives. Essentially, the immediate goal of The Transitional Party at this stage is promotion of our group and education.

It is around this time that we will attempt to form a positive relationship with The Zeitgeist Movement, The Venus Project, and the Free World Charter. These groups, although our methodology differs, we all have the same goal and the same views. All our groups use knowledge and presentation skills from one another for our respective goals, so we wish to work together. If we can get a momentum of support going for The Transitional Party, then we feel that the other movements would be willing to give us their support. Besides the core RBE advocates groups, we wish to reach out to many other organizations for support. Since our ideals are similar to many feminist, environmentalists, gay rights, pro-choice, scientific and gun rights groups, we feel that we can garner more supporters from these already existing organizations. When we feel confident that we have an adequate amount of people within at least one region (although it is planned to have people spread all throughout the country) we will begin to openly call for the resignation of Americas top government leaders. We recognize that through an eventual nonviolent revolution against the current form of government within the United States is the most effective means of achieving power. We do not want a violent revolution at all; in fact we view such a revolution as counterproductive to our cause and for human advancement. Our revolution will take the form of our entire party (being composed of a relatively large minority of the population at this point) simply gathering en mass in front of major government buildings and demanding the resignation of top government officials and the handing of power over to The Transitional Party. Contrary to myth, revolutions almost never have a majority of people directly associated with them. In fact only an organized group of a minority of the population is all that is needed, and all that was ever needed to completely change the world. The February Revolution in 1917 of Russia overthrew a monarchy that had been in place for centuries and formed the backbone of Russian society and culture in just little over a week with relatively little bloodshed. In 2010, citizens of Iceland overthrew their government in a nonviolent revolution, elected new government leaders and rewrote the constitution as well as refusing to pay off the debt incurred by their central bank in the previous administration. In 2011 multiple Arab dictator regimes were toppled by the efforts of citizens practicing nonviolent revolutionary tactics. We plan to utilize the tactics as advocated by Gene Shepard to see that our governmental regime is toppled. When an adequate amount of people are gathered we will lead a public revolution against the government at important government buildings and force the resignation of the various leaders. We want to emphasize that we do not want any physical harm to come about to both opposing factions of this revolution. The only weapons that the revolutionaries will potentially possess are forms of clubs which will be used in self defense only against law enforcement forces that will without doubt try to block and stop us during the process. All the while we will encourage everyone to join us, even the police and military. It is through this non-violent revolution of multiple concentrated large groups of like minded people that The Transitional Party plans to gain power within the United States of America.

Stage 2: Immediate Changes 1.)Form of Government that we will adopt As stated in other areas of this Essay, The Transitional Party realizes how woefully inadequate a Democracy is as a form of actual government. To recap, the main purpose of a Democracy is to protect the rights of the people and their livelihoods by having the people rule. In this theory, it prevents large central governments from becoming corrupt and taking away human and civil rights from their subjects. However nothing really ever gets done in a Democracy, meaning change will either happen very slow or not at all. Our current politicians have a wealth of opinions over everything, but particular knowledge

about nothing; they are not at all qualified to handle decisions concerning our nation. When there are well informed politicians who do seek actual reform or change (but still within our political and economic system itself), they immediately get drowned out by the ignorant, prejudice, hypocritical, and superstitious majority. Within the context of our current governmental and economic state, The Transitional Partys views are very radical indeed, and it would be essentially impossible to get a Senate and a House of Representatives to both agree and leave the changes in their bare form, especially when they are controlled by a ruling two party system that differs on almost nothing in concerns to their political and economic views. So The Transitional Party plans to bring about the necessary changes by having a president with almost complete Executive and Legislative powers. In America, terms like Dictator and Monarchy have a very bad ring to them. The American generally considers Dictator as being synonymous with Tyranny. We believe all forms of dictatorships are unjust and go against the will of the people. In actual historic research, dictatorships have proven to be one of the most effective forms of government in terms of Economics. However, generally they have also taken away human rights, which is why many people associate them with Tyranny. To enact the changes we wish to enact, we will need a president with almost unlimited control who can enact these changes with little opposing friction. He or She will be able to sidestep all the conservatory members of society and do what is best for the future of our species and of our planet. A fundamental flaw of Democracy (and of Republicanism) is that popular consensus has nothing to do at all with valid thoughts and values. A majority of people in Europe and even throughout the world once believed the Earth was flat and that Gods were responsible for the sun rise, stars, solar eclipses, meteors, volcanic eruptions etc. They were wrong. A majority of people within the U.S once believed that people with black or dark colored skin were mentally inferior to white people, many going so far as to believe that slavery was beneficial to the negro race by giving them love, discipline and a purpose to save them from savagery. Biology shows us that the part of the brain in the frontal cortex that allows humans to reason has only begun developing not very long ago in context to the time of our species existence. A majority of people do not apply reason to decision making, forming values and their thoughts, they are not equipped with the knowledge to analytically and objectively think without concerns to their ego, and they simply fill their brains with the first form of knowledge about a subject they learn then close their selves off to any new ideas. Thus a Government that is run by popular consensus cannot effectively operate as it only seeks to conserve its power and current values, and goes against any free thinking ideas. An informed, capable, rational, and intelligent individual is more able to govern an entire country, than 10,000 politically appointed individuals who have only very general and vague knowledge about mostly anything of any relevance to the actual world. The Partys elected President will be a temporary government position. While we feel we can guarantee an effective leader who can govern the country and transition it to a society where our definition of government will become obsolete, we have little faith in successive forms of dictators over passing generations. We view a dictator is most effective when used to bring about needed change and when they are employed in a relatively short period of time. If our planned human advancement begins to take centuries rather than our planned decades, the risk of corruption and the breaking down of the workability of a dictatorship increases, thus it is important to move our advancement along quickly. While our President will have almost complete control over Executive and Legislative powers, he/she of course, will not have complete power. Our nations Bill of Rights was a very revolutionary and extremely important document enacted by Americas founding fathers, as it prevents many of those in power from directly taking away much of our civil and human rights.for now at least. We do not plan to get rid of the laws enacted by this document. Our president will be just as subject to these laws as any U.S citizen, and they will be untouchable by the President. An example of what our revised Bill of Rights will include would be these rights:

-Freedom of religion so long as no one ties their religious views into any position of power or authority, and as long as their religious practices do not affect the lives of those not involved in a said persons religion. Freedom of speech for any citizen with the exceptions of speech that directly physically threatens an individual or a mass of individuals. Freedom of the press to publish any news; however we will make it very illegal to publish knowingly false information, the press will be completely independent from any organization other than itself and will by law be completely objective to all points of view. The people will have the right to peacefully assemble for any reason, so long as their intentions are nonviolent. The exception of which would be when the judicial court rules that actions by the President run contrary to the rights and he/she refuses to withdraw their action, ensuring the right of the people for peaceful and legal revolution when the correct conditions are met. The people will have the right to petition this government of their grievances, and in fact will be encouraged to do so. Through these petitions our government will have a much better idea of the needs of the people, and even receive advice as to how to act concerning issues. -The right of the people to form militias for the defense of our country will be permitted. The right for people to own firearms will be guaranteed. However various forms of firearms employed by the military can only be used by civilians upon permission from the Federal or State governments. Each person will be encouraged to take firearms safety courses and it will be a lot more encouraged by our government for a lot more trained civilians per a given population to be armed in case force is needed to suppress criminal activity. -No person shall be held to answer to a crime unless upon an indictment of a Grand Jury. Nor shall any person be charged with the same crime twice. An accused criminal will not be required to bear witness against themselves. The accused will not be deprived of their regular rights without due process of law. The accused will be guaranteed to a speedy public trial by a jury from the district or state where the crime was committed. The accused will be informed of what crime they are accused of, they will be confronted with a witness against them in court, be able to present their own witnesses, and have assistance from the government for their defense. No relatively cruel or unusual punishments will be permitted against a convicted criminal. -No soldier or person may forcibly enter a persons home or private property during time of peace except upon conditions prescribed by our law. -Powers not directly held by the Government nor prohibited to the stated are reserved for the states. -Slavery or involuntary servitude will be prohibited except as punishment for convicted criminals. -The Government will have the right to put down any rebellion against the government if unless the rebellion has been declared legal by the Presidential Judicial Court. The government will take all measures to do this nonviolently, but as an absolute last resort will resort to the military to quell any illegal rebellion against the Government. -States will have no power to repeal or pass laws contrary to the Federal Laws. -A Presidential Judicial Court will exist with its sole purpose to going over each decision by the President to determine if any of his/hers decisions run contrary to the laws passed under this new Bill of Rights and constitution. or 1/3 of the members that makeup the court will be voted in by the existing government. The remaining or 2/3 will be left up to the states and the people to become part of. They will have an expiring term where new members must join. The Court will be made up of a very large number of people, in the hundreds. This is to limit and prevent large scale corruption, except for a

sizable minority put in place by the president to ensure power isnt immediately usurped by an organized coalition of opposing people wielding power over the president, the majority can simply come into power through petitioning the court to join. When they decide a decision passed by the president runs contrary to the constitution, the court will give a certain amount of time for the president to repeal his/her decision before they declare a revolution to overthrow the president would be legal upon conditions set for this revolution by the court to make sure a very small minority doesnt seize power, and to protect the human rights of all people. -No person, regardless of their race, sexual orientation, religious views, creed or family origins will be denied civil rights given to all members of society. -The President and other Government officials will not make more money that is required to live a relatively comfortable life without excess of material goods. It will be made impossible for a Government official to become wealthy simply by being President. They will be unable to divert National Income to their own personal spending, the Presidents spending and lifestyle will be closely monitored to ensure that the leader does not somehow become corrupt. These parts of the Bill of Rights are not final, they are fragmented and greatly copied from our original Constitution, but everything listed would be applied. Essentially our government will take on the form of the Federal Government being dictated by a President with almost exclusive Executive and Legislative powers. He will have a very large cabinet filled with various ministries dedicated to various parts of our society, each filled with the top experts of that particular field who give strong advice to the president on how to act concerning those subjects. Their appointment will be based solely on ability, not by personal relationship or political standing. There will be a new constitution that will have parts continually added as the President creates more and more changes. The new Bill of Rights protects all human rights for each individual that the President has no power of changing or violating. There will be a Presidential Judicial Court that will monitor all of the Presidents decisions to make sure none of his decisions run contrary to the Constitution and Bill of Rights. If the President infringes on the Constitution, the people may legally rebel without fear of arrest or military intervention so long as they meet any conditions prescribed by the Presidential Judicial Court to ensure a bloodless, civil and fair revolution. The State Governments will remain intact so as to administer to the States needs, and anything that is unnecessary for the Federal Government to dictate. This is our proposed system of government to cause immediate change for America without affecting civil and human rights of all of Americas citizens. 1.)Immediate Reforms The presidents first act is to put into place the Government described in the preceding section, as soon as possible. It is planned that The Transitional Party has the new constitution already written with its Bill of Rights and a list of people who will take positions in the Federal Government and the large Cabinet before even taking power. Therefore the President can issue the Constitution within days of taking power, thereby setting up the Governmental structure. Large scale change will not happen immediately, and this will be done on purpose. Large scale Economic and Social change must be done gradually, or you risk counter-revolutions, Civil Unrest, and Economic Crises. Before major Economic changes are initiated that will immediately affect the lives of all members of the middle-class, basic fundamental social reforms must be adopted first, and immediate Economic reforms that are absolutely needed. We cannot simply jump to a Resource-Based Economy. During the Bolshevik Revolution in Russia, the Bolsheviks for example immediately decreed that the peasants could divide up all land amongst themselves. This was very radical and happened immediately with no transition and thus

widespread violence against property owners ensured, many peasants felt they could hoard grain as a result of owning the property and wide scale discontent spread all throughout the land. Rather than a moderate transition they began abolishing private property immediately, began tearing down institutions in place for centuries leaving many people in cultural shock, and reduced those who had originally been wealthy and powerful to mere beggars and peasants. They did not address any technical issues such as transportation, famine, and production which were greatly affecting the people. Large scale Social change needs to be done with moderation and done so gradually or you risk anarchy, violent opposition, failure, and an utter lack of successful results. The first acts the President will pass, is legalizing gay marriage so that it is on equal standing with the heterosexual form of marriage, and guaranteeing the right for a female to receive abortion(s). These are simple social changes that have been ongoing for decades now, and now that the President has the power, he/she will enact those civil rights to help propel human beings into a new age of prosperity. The next Social/Economic reform that will take place is the legalization of Hemp for both recreational use and textile/paper use. It will be taxed and regulated no different than cigarettes and alcohol. This will create many jobs as people seek to begin growing and exchanging Hemp. Only allow manufacture within the U.S. Hemp is far superior quality, can be grown hundreds of times faster than trees, it doesnt cause environmental harm to harvest it, and it uses up a small fraction of the resources than trees do. A Federal Company will be started employing everyone who will operate in the growth of Hemp for both recreational and manufacturing purposes. Separate Federal Company will be set up that manufacture the Hemp for textile and paper purposes and then sells it directly to the public. The employees will be paid a basic wage when employed, but also given benefits and given better wages when production is increased. Newer facilities will be constructed for these purposes utilizing all existing technologies to make it environmental friendly and safe. Much of these facilities will be made as hydroponics labs and greenhouses so that it is a controlled environment, and they will be designed so that they can be integrated with automation in the future. The Federal Government will abolish its embargo against Cuba and will immediately begin relations with the Cuban Republic. We feel it is entirely possible to establish strong relations with the Cubans and rather than directly opposing their political and Economic system we will support it for the sake of the people inhabiting the island. We will similarly open up trade with other nations we have embargoed to pave the way for future diplomatic progress with said nations. Prostitution within the United States will be legalized and it will become a new industry. We will establish brothels all over the country where prostitution will take place. It will be required that prostitutes get weekly examinations from the medical official assigned to each brothel to make sure they are not pregnant and to make sure they do not have any STIs. Prostitutes will be paid a regular wage in combination they will receive extra money based on how many customers they receive. There will be guards in the brothel to escort unruly customers out, and the workers will be required to be on birth control. The point of a regulated form of prostitution is to help prevent the spread of STIs, and to stop criminalizing prostitutes, as well as provide a much safer and regulated atmosphere for their line of work. Our goal is to greatly reduce the amount of pimps and pushers on the streets, which are in control of their prostitutes. If a woman or man decides to prostitute themselves individually to someone it will be legalized unless they have a STI. The Federal Government will decriminalize all drugs and depending on their actual effects on people even legalize and produce/sell them for recreational use, and medical use depending on the drug. This will have the effect of eliminating a lot of crime as criminals will have no reason to produce and sell illegal drugs if they are made available by the government at cheaper prices. For more harmful drugs such as Crystal Meth, it will be decriminalized, but not legalized. If a person is caught using it or has it in their system they will be sent to a rehabilitation center instead of Prison to help cure them of their addiction. This new forming society will stress that addiction is a sickness not a crime, and that drug

addicts not be treated as criminals, but rather be helped to rid them of the drug. If a person is caught producing non-legalized drugs without government permission they will have all their assets seized as well as their property and much of their possessions. Rather than sending them to prison they will be sent to a reform school for various types of criminals and other Lumpenproletarian so that they may receive an adequate education and put on a path of getting a job and making a better living. We recognize that as long as there is a demand for a certain drug, no matter how strict the law people will manage to get a hold of it, and people will produce it. So the government will produce small quantities of for example: Crystal Meth to sell at a cheaper price than criminals to drown out the criminal industry, so that we can have a control over the production and exchange, and eventually rid society of the demand for the drug. The major point is to stop the criminal behavior associated with a said drug by selling it lower than the competing criminal, and to eventually lower if not completely diminish the demand for a said drug through various means. Among our many eventual educational reforms, we will institute mandatory classes throughout public educational schools that give accurate information about drugs and their affects and how to properly use them for recreational use responsibly, while discouraging the many harmful drugs through accurate information about their negative effects. These changes in the drug laws will conserve multi-billion dollars worth of money that our current government spends, while at the same time creating large revenue for the The Partys Government for spending on other projects. The laws concerning sex will also be reformed throughout the country. A national age of consent of 14 will be implemented throughout the country, bypassing the states individual age of consent laws. The law will state a person 14 can have sex with anyone who is at most 3 years older than their age. When a said person turns 17 they can have sex with anyone of any age. If these laws are broken the rightful offender will be put on a sexual offenders list, but the nature of their crime will be made specifically clear rather than being casually named a rapist. If a 15 year old girl under consent has sex with a 21 year old boy, the 21 year old will be marked down as breaking the age of consent law, not as an unspecified rapist. In 2012 Americas budget for the military and defense was 1.4 Trillion Dollars, military spending composes a very large percentage of our GDP. We will decrease military spending by at least half, and withdraw all US troops from most areas around the world except where they are absolutely needed to protect American interests such as Embassies. However a military will be maintained as a means to deter any planned foreign attacks against the US. We will respond to international crises where military intervention is needed. Genocides in Darfur, Rwanda, Cambodia, and Yugoslavia could have been completely prevented by US intervention, and The Party will plan to never let such atrocities happen again. In cases where mass human rights violations occur we will intervene to put an end to them by forcing a cease fire of both factions of a certain region. The money our government saves from its spending will go to finance other more socially beneficial programs. Once the said problem is settled we will withdraw from the area. Our current government wastes so much money, only a simple Google search is required to find out all the stupid things our government wastes money on. For example, in 2011 $3 million was granted to researchers at the University of California to play World of War Craft and other online games to help organizations collaborate and compete more effectively in a global marketplace. $615,000 was given to University of California at Santa Cruz to digitize photos, T-shirts, videos, and concert tickets for the band Grateful Dead. US Department of Veterans Affairs spent $175 million in 2010 to maintain buildings that they did not even use, such as a pink, octagonal monkey house in Dayton Ohio. $1.8 million went to the Museum of Neon Lights in Las Vegas. Due to inflation, it now costs 2 cents to produce a 1 cent Penny. Pennies are rarely used by people; however our government spent $120 million in producing them in 2012. Our government spent $175,587 on researching if cocaine makes Japanese quail engage in sexual

behavior. In 2004 the US Department of Defense spent roughly $100 million on unused airline tickets and it sought no refund for the money spent. The FDA has spent over $60 million on their efforts to thwart Dr. Burzynskis efforts to cure cancer, which he is well on the way to doing with his Anti-Neoplastins which have cured thousands with no adverse side effects. The list goes on and on, the US government wastes a ridiculous amount of money; when The Party takes power we will put an end to all unnecessary spending and conserve the money for more socially beneficial projects. We will immediately abolish the Federal Reserve Banking Cartel. The right to control the American Currency will be in the hands of the Federal Government, so that no more debt is owed to a privately owned central bank for the creation of the money, and any more money created will be debt free. We will no longer bail out large corporations and banks, if they mismanage their money supply they will either go out of business or allow themselves to be nationalized by the Federal Government. We will pass a law making Income Tax actually legal, we will raise it just by a little bit, and use the money to actually benefit people by using the money for social projects, instead of just using all of it to pay off the interest owed to the Federal Reserve Bank. The new Government will institute effective tariffs to bring in additional income to the Federal Government, and to promote our countries own economic development as well as other countries. We will begin paying much better prices for resources we purchase in third world countries to promote their economic development. We will declare most debt owed by developing countries to be void, whatever money we lent them will remain theirs and they no longer owe us anything unless we give out new loans. In which case we will not demand high interest rates. All but the most essential resources will be handed back to their respective countries, and we will trade for them fairly instead of using them all for ourselves with no concerns for human life or the damage it is causing the environment. Fund all Colleges and many Universities so that every person can go to college for free if they should wish. The purpose of this is to allow everyone to easily move up to get a better paying job without a financial burden. Any student loan debts will be paid off in time by the government. There will be a complete reorganization of our Educational Field to make it much more relevant to todays world and to better help the development of each person intellectually. First reform would be no more abstinence education. There will be available from Elementary School onwards mandatory classes detailing accurate information about sex and bodily care. Classes begin in Elementary School so that they learn from a young age and retain what theyre learning to naturally form more valid values concerning sex. The classes concerning sex will give valid information concerning the act, and the risks involved. It will give information on how to have safe sex, how to use and what kind of contraceptives are available, and various ways of treating STIs and options available for unwanted pregnancies. It will also deal with social issues concerning sex. The classes will be meant to reinforce an idea of acceptance for sexuality in orientation, as well as acceptance of sex itself. It will teach children to frown upon slut shaming, teaching them that female sexuality is perfectly acceptable and nothing wrong with expressing it. The major contribution evolutionary wise that this form of education will have, is stemming the out of control population explosion going on in the Earth. By each person reducing the amount of offspring they produce and having kids when theyre older rather than younger, we will create a much more stable growth of population, one that we can eventually overcome by moving to different planets in the far off future. There will no longer be long summer vacations since they are inappropriate in todays age, rather a yearlong schooling process, with much more periodic breaks in between the year. From a very early age, there will be classes teaching kids how to interact with other humans in a more valid way. It will teach them for example, how to properly disagree with someone. Rather than responding with negative emotional outbursts, denying everything they say, criticizing someones ideas or beliefs, it will teach children to think objectively and analytically. Kids will learn to ask much more questions, and they will

learn how to have constructive dialogue with other people, not debate and criticism. They will be taught how ask appropriate questions and to be open to other peoples ideas even when they run contrary to their own. They will then be taught a wide range of topics, not focusing particularly in any topic, and they will be taught how they all interconnect with each other. From a young age they will also be taught how to develop values and form decisions as a rational method. School will begin at a much later time of the day than 7:10 A.M so that it is ensured that every person gets an adequate amount of rest, and they will still get out at 3 P.M. All subjects will not be taught each day, but rather only certain subjects will be focused on with each day so that kids can learn more about a certain subject in a day and have extra time to get done any homework. The whole point of this education is to not only make sure graduating students are well informed adults, but that they are all now able to think analytically and objectively and to be much more creative and intelligent. We want the younger generation to help bring about change in the world, not merely to imitate what their forefathers have done before them. The education will also have many required courses concerning how to live in the world. How to have a successful job interview, how to get a mortgage, how to repair and choose a good car, basic home repair, keeping track of a persons finances etc. There will be required classes on how to have a successful romantic relationship with people, teaching people how to work through problems and how to prevent problems from forming up. The education given will be much more relevant to living than the education offered to each person today. Begin a program that the Government will pay off mortgages owed to the banks if a person is struggling to pay it to the bank. There will be conditions for a person to meet in order to be accepted into this program, but it will be instituted nationally and relatively commonly, not as an obscure and isolated program available only to a few people. The money used to pay off the mortgage will only be enough to cover a fraction of the money owed to the banks. The remaining money that is not payed off is essentially void, since under the Fractional Reserve System the money that was lended out did not even exist in the first place. In order to stabilize the Economy, we have to alleviate much of the Public Debt, and this is a means to reduce stress, increase happiness and increase purchasing power for a great many of individuals. Begin funding efficient and effective nationalized public transportation for intercity travel and various short distanced transportation. While buses exist in many areas, we will begin building monorails, trains, subways and other appropriate means of transportation. This is to reduce the amount of cars needed in areas and the amount people have to drive. This will reduce direct individual dependency on oil, and offer much cheaper, safer, maintainable, faster, and efficient means of travel. This project wont be completed immediately but will be constructed gradually, which of course will create more jobs. Our government will immediately begin constructing Geothermal, Tidal, Wind, Solar, Wave power plants throughout the country. We will begin to rely less on oil for our electricity. These energies will begin to power individual cities and buildings. We will make available cheap converts for homes so that many individual buildings can be almost if not completely independent in their power needs. They could power themselves through solar powered generators and various other means to create their own energy. Geothermal Energy will be harnessed en mass around the country and these plants will be built all over the country. All of these plants require very little space, omits hardly any if any harmful emissions, are much more efficient, completely environmentally friendly, are renewable, and produce more energy than previous fossil fuels. So a great deal of the Federals Revenue will go toward producing all of these plants within a decade across the entire U.S. Research will determine where best to apply each form of energy.

We will begin paying individual farmers to produce as much food as possible with concern for environmental effects of course. Government funding as well as funding from individual corporations will be used to build hydroponics labs and buildings for our crops. The goal is to reduce as much as possible the amount of land, energy and resources we use in our food growth. These hydroponics labs will be built to be easily disassembled and updated to allow future technology to automate crop growth and cultivation. We will stop genetically altering our foods until it can be determined that they will have no negative effects on us. The Government will begin building multiple desalination plants that will produce fresh water from the oceans so that we can reduce the strain on our natural fresh water sources and allow them to replenish themselves naturally. These plants will not be built with concern for income, but with concerns for environment and human needs. Also pipelines will be built to various places across the country so that they can have a fresh supply of water. We will begin designing and implementing efficient buildings wide scale. We will design easily constructible and deconstructable buildings that will be very efficient with energy, and can allow the redesign of its interior through assembly and disassembly. The buildings will be made to last a very long time with little maintenance, and designed for the specific use of conserving energy and resources. Also all the material used in the building will be recyclable, so that when future technology is implemented and the building needs to be replaced, we can simply recycle the materials and remold it into something else. Buildings like this have long been in existence, one example would be Jacque Frescos Trend Home. Our new government will simply expand upon the idea and implement it widescale. We will create a form of free healthcare available to every person within the US. There will be other versions available to buy at affordable prices, but everyone will have essential healthcare that is already payed for by the Federal Government. Also we will stop tapping into the Social Security for funds; we will leave it alone so the money is available for all seniors who have SS. We will completely reorganize the FDA of its corrupt members and have it do its actual job. We will have our scientists go through all the various drugs released and get rid of all the copied drugs, since many pharmaceuticals are just cloned drugs from a different one. We will implement laws that will create much more effective drug testing so that drugs with harmful side-effects are not released to the public. We will actually begin funding people or small parties that have found cures to diseases like Cancer and AIDS. A promising doctor for example is Dr. Burzynski, who has found a potential cure for all cancers in his production of anti-neoplastins; of course our current government doesnt exploit this progress. The FDA has in fact made every attempt possible to try and throw Dr. B into prison and get his work shut down, they failed every time though thankfully. The new government will be open to new cures and constantly be watchful for any hopeful promises toward various cures of diseases; we will put much funding into cures for diseases. The Federal Government will put many resources into research for future technologies, and we will begin trying to make many of Jacque Frescos ideas and designs workable. We will begin experimenting with the extent of current technology trying to improve it constantly and trying to make it so the various forms of technology will mass producible. We will encourage new scientists and engineers to create designs for the future. We will offer a new incentive program whereby inventors, technicians, teachers, engineers, farmers, people involved in production of goods and harvesting resources will have a large increase in their pay, while people who contribute not much to society like bankers, athletes, market owners, CEOs will make just an adequate amount. We want to create a new incentive in this Monetary System, where socially beneficial jobs pay a lot better than jobs that have little social purpose. We will create a much more advanced form of unemployment pay. Even though we will be creating many jobs immediately, in the long run many and eventually most jobs will disappear, therefore

to greatly ease the transition for people as a RBE comes closer and closer to implementation; we will create a better unemployment service so people are taken care of. We will extend the time period people get payed by at least a year, and much longer if people are going to college to find a new job. If a person is outmoded by automation and cannot immediately find a job, they will be covered by this new unemployment service. Under a law passed, people being outmoded by machines have to be notified months in advance so they can find new jobs beforehand, if they are unable to, they will be required to go to college to learn a new trade. This has the benefit of educating people while at the same time enabling them to still take care of their families and still being able to keep up on their payments for a small house. In this condition, they will qualify for the governments program for alleviating mortgage debt. The Unemployment pay will also be increased for all unemployed people who receive it. The new government will begin forcing the various corporations to withdraw from other countries and move their production facilities back into the US. We will force all production plants to install environmental friendly technology such as electrostatic precipitators (which prevent most harmful chemicals from being released into the atmosphere) regardless of the cost to the company. They will be installed at each production plant owned by a said company in the various countries, and eventually each plant will be turned over to either the national government of the country or to some other company within the country. The US corporations will have to build new production facilities within the US in order to stay in business, and they will have to utilize as much automation as present technology will allow. Each production facility will be designed to be assembled and disassembled easily for the future, with all the machinery used being redesigned to become interchangeable with future technology. The new machinery will be made standard throughout the U.S with all machinery involved in the production of a said product eventually using the same parts. The products themselves will stop being so diverse, and rather each individual company and corporations will begin to merge into one company or into a national industry which produces a few options of a said product but they will be guaranteed to be the best created at that time. For diversity in commodities such as cloths; while the companies themselves will be merged to create just a few companies the diversity in cloths will increase greatly as more designers are accepted. Rather than having the fashion industry dictated by what is considered fashionable for the sake of increase capital, designers themselves will be free to implement their creativity at will to create the clothing they want. As time progresses, each company will have to continuously update their factories and facilities to accommodate new automation making it necessary to lay off more and more people, with the required amount of time to notify the employees of course. The unemployment system will make sure they are taken care of. Laws passed by the new Federal Government will force each company to obey by our regulations, and if they cannot operate effectively or faithfully then they will be nationalized: all their assets, workers, and property will be turned into Federal Property under a single Federal Company for the said subject. We will begin putting an end to competition among the various corporations and companies. In fact we will be looking to reduce the number of companies around. It is pointless to have 10 different major pharmaceutical companies, multiple car companies, hundreds of fashion companies, multiple energy companies etc. Instead we will work toward only have a few different companies for each subject, which will supply the very best product at a affordable price. All products produced in the future will be done so with efficiency in mind. It would be woefully inefficient to continue to design cars that are only reliable for 5-6 years, or computers that are only good for 2 years. Instead everything will be designed to last the absolute longest it can, no inferior products will be allowed to be sold legally. Upon gaining power the Federal Government will nationalize some major corporations and businesses. Most people will still keep their jobs; they will instead be paid a wage from the government. The top leaders will be given a fairly large sum, but nothing like what they would have been making previously. All excess profit will go to the government to fund necessary building projects for the future sustainability of our society. Under these conditions competition would collapse, and cooperation would take its place.

Immediately the new government will institute a form of Land Reform. I cannot give specifics as to how this will happen, as we lack any information to properly determine which land will be given to whom, but we plan to model it off of Guatemalas famous Decree 900, though not just for agrarian purposes. Essentially the basic outline of the land reform in general is as follows: land under (for the sake of explanation, I will use a fake number system, this will not be the actual acreage limit) 100 acres will not at all be subject to this land reform. If land is above 100 acres and less than 800 acres and it is being fully or mostly used either for crops, production facilities, energy plant etc. then it will not be subject to the change. If whatever land is not being used that is over 100 acres but less than 800 acres then parts of the land will be divided up to people who have no land and be given to them, under the promise that they make use of the land or in substitute get a job and have a home built on the land given to them. The original owner of the land will still retain a portion of the land, but the unused parts will go to people with no land. The only exception is the original owners of the land can immediately begin construction of socially beneficial buildings or works on the land to prevent the land distribution, but only if they have the actual means to do so. The point of this land distribution act is to help spread out the population and have a more equable distribution of land for people to live on, as well as to promote prosperous national industry and crop growth. Very importantly, we will have to completely reform the Prison System within the United States, our treatment of prisoners, and our entire conception of what criminals are. In Michigan, the State spends an estimated $40,000 on each prisoner every year. The amount of money spent on prison systems within just Michigan alone is quite substantial; it carves a large swath into our yearly budget. America spends over 37 billion dollars on Prisons alone each year. Economically speaking, so many contractors and company make a lot of money off of people getting caught doing crimes. To reduce the amount of money spent on prisons, we will reduce the amount of crimes being committed, for example I cover how we will do those concerning drug crimes. We will nationalize all prisons, no more privately owned prisons. Also, each prison will in time be responsible for being independent energy and food wise. They will have their own generators powered by various means of energy, and will have their own hydroponics areas or land for crops where the prisoners will grow their own food. The prisoners will be able to make calls to their loved ones without gross inflation of phone prices. Prisoners will be conscripted for various labor activities aimed at helping society, but at the same time aimed at making prisoners pay for any benefits they receive within the prison. For example, many prisoners may be conscripted to pick up trash off the side of highways and roads, but the prisoners themselves will be payed a small wage for these activities. There will be no benefits freely available for prisoners like televisions, pizza, good libraries etc, except by what individual prisoners contribute. The money they make from their wages they can use to pay for any goods that they receive within the Prison, as well as to pay taxes on their own health care. All prisoners will work to contribute to the money needed to support them in prisons. The prisons will cease being a form of punishment for criminals; rather they will almost exclusively be seen as a means of protecting society from criminals, while at the same time attempting to reform prisoners. We will model our prisons system off of Norways, in that no matter how serious the crime, no one can be sentenced to over 25 years in the United States if they are a first time offender. Our government will spend extensive amounts of money to try and make it so these prisoners can and will function in society. For example, if a person is in prison for raping another person, we will not only give them therapy but induce a form of Chemical castration to the offender. Rather than spending millions to imprison someone with almost uncontrollable deviant sexual urges, we will administer drugs such as Cyproterone Acetate which will greatly reduce sexual desire, compulsive sexual fantasies, and the capacity for sexual arousal for those in the treatment. Chemical Castration eliminates the sex drive for rape, and although they are still capable of having intercourse (with consensual sex) they will not want to nearly as often. Studies have shown that the re-incarceration rate normally for rapist and child molesters

is on average 75%, while the re-incarceration rate for those undergoing chemical castration is 2%. The drug must be continually re-admistered via injection every 3 months, which will allow parole boards to keep better track of the offender. Options such as chemical castration enable normal sexual deviants to function normally in society, keep them out of prison, and reduce the economic strain of the country. Similarly, we will look at all the reasons crimes are committed. If people were committing a robbery crime to get objects to sell to make a living, the federal government will give them the means to make money legally through an education and some social services. We will begin a whole service of trying to re-educate prisoners to actually do something with their lives, rather than repeat crimes they have committed, whatever it takes to induce the feeling that the prisoners are wasting their lives in prison. The whole goal is to immediately redesign prisons so that they directly try to deal with the reasons crimes are committed and reform people to function in society, rather than just keeping them locked up for revenge and to increase the shares of companies like Corrections Corporation of America, GEO Group, and various other corporations which contribute equipment, and profit in some way to the incarceration of human beings. We will also abolish the Stock Market in its present form. We do this because they do not have any large scale social benefit as people simply buy and trade money itself as a commodity. Everyone who has shares in the Stock market below a certain price will have their money returned to them in full. If a persons shares exceed the limit set by the Federal Government, then they will only have the limit returned to them, and the excess will be confiscated by the Federal Government to finance its various reforms. Everything listed in this section are immediate reforms that The Party intends to implement upon gaining power. Our goal is to stabilize our Economy. We want to give more rights to people to allow a greater exercise of individual freedom. We want to begin implementing technology that will greatly reduce environmental harm on the environment and stem the tide of Global Warming. We want to begin creating an efficient, environmentally friendly, and self sufficient energy source utilizing natural energy to power our country, rather than relying on oil from other countries. We want to lift so many financial burdens off of people so that they have more purchasing power and a greater chance for happiness by taking part in activities they want to. We want the creation of money to be done so without inherent debt. We want to begin eliminating many social problems such as poverty, disease, and crime by simply changing the social conditions which cause them, because they are all interconnected. Crime and disease are much more prevalent in impoverished regions, and eliminating poverty will greatly eliminate many social problems. We want to have the Federal Government to initiate these changes rather than relying on Entrepreneurs to take the initiative and do so only in concerns for their own profit. We want to begin automating modes of production and accommodating for those who cannot find jobs. We want to begin providing an abundance of needed resources and products to everyone within the U.S in a self sufficient atmosphere. The main goals of these reforms are to pave the way for even greater extensive changes in the future. We cannot simply eliminate most crime, poverty, and wars with just a few years of massive reforms; we have to do so in a gradual process. These reforms offered may seem radical to some people, but they are necessary reforms that need to be undertaken in order to ensure that society advances to its next stage. This process of reform is estimated to take between 15 to 25 years. By then we plan to have a lot of our infrastructure, society and economy changed so that it can accommodate our next group of changes: Stage 3.

Stage 3: Gradual Transition


It is within this stage, that our society begins to take on the shape of a RBE more and more. The main goals of Stage 3 are to begin spreading the movement internationally through mainly peaceful means, as well as to build a prototype city to test our Thesis on for a Resource-Based Economy. We will

also at the same time continue to bring classes more and more into a equal standing with one another, as well as begin updating the technology more and more throughout the country. The government will initiate a nationwide survey of all the resources available to us in the country, both harnessed and unharnessed, and begin keeping an accurate account over the resources usage and growth. Essentially this next stage is a stage of direct transition into a Resource-Based Economy, where money begins to play less and less of a role in society, but yet is still necessary to drive progress at this point. One of the main goals at this point is to spread this movement throughout the world, anywhere. We want to become friends with various nations who may have traditionally been enemies with us. We want America to become a leading model for other nations, and in turn have America help other nations through their own Economic Crises. There are various U.S territories such as Guam and Puerto Rico that we will push for to become our next States. Traditionally, smaller regions of the world wanted to form smaller countries to prevent large nations from exploiting them, so the different ethnic and cultural groups would form separate autonomous nations as a means of protecting their right to rule their own people. In this new society, we have no intentions of exploiting any region of the Earth for its resources and labor without proper considerations toward the environmental effects, the natives wellbeing, and our ability to regenerate the used resources. Therefore having other nations join us or working directly with us is not for us to control them in some iron fisted dictatorship and strip all of their people to second class citizenship, its to make this transition more successful as well as helping protect the environment. It doesnt matter how environmentally friendly America becomes, if China is still spewing forth toxic chemicals into the Earth and the Atmosphere then our efforts will be in vain. The president will do anything his power to become allies with various other nations of the world, including current enemies we have now. We want through diplomacy for the rest of the world to begin adopting the efforts weve enacted in America to save the Planet, our species, and our Environment. Small countries that are plagued by civil war, starvation, poverty, genocide and every hardship imagined might be considered for military intervention. If we begin entering so called developing countries, we will immediately bring food and resources for all the inhabitants and pass them out freely, as well as annex the country into the U.S, again not in the interest of world conquest but in the interest of the well being of all people. If we want a world without wars, poverty, greed and corruption, then we need all regions of the world working together for one another, rather than for national interests. It is time now that we begin building a prototype city to begin testing the developing technologies and theories we have toward a Resource-Based Economy. This will include designing machines that can automatically erect and disassemble buildings, only in this case with a group of people designing the city to specific specifications. In the cities will be incorporated production facilities which will be completely automated, and all automation will be linked to a central computer which determines what is needed for the population of the city, and can control what is produced and how much resources are devoted to it. The city will be completely energy independent in being able to produce energy itself with no outside forces. It will have automated crop production to produce food for the people. Essentially we plan to have a less developed form of the cities we want to have in the future Resource-Based Economy. Obviously not everything can be produced within the city as many things will have to be transported into the city, since no one city can produce 100% of everything it needs, at least not with todays technology. The citys society will have everything available for free as well. The point of this city is to test out and improve our methods to make it so it can work, and have a physical example of the future to study the effects of a RBE so we know how to properly implement it when the time comes for complete transition. Life within this prototype city will carry on as it will in the future; its not just the technical aspects we will study but the social aspects as well. This first city will serve as the first permanent city for the future and it will continue to grow as more of these cities are built in the future.

The Federal Government will begin an extensive survey of our nations resources. We will measure how much of each resource is available for use, but further divide up how much is unharnessed, how much is harvested and available, how much is being recycled etc. The point is to have an accurate understanding of all the resources we have to work with, within our nation. We will also begin to keep track of all of our consumed resources so that we are aware of the resource usage. Advanced forms of recycling and utilizing artificial resources, as well as replenishing other used resources both artificially and naturally will replenish resources as theyre used, to try and create a form of equilibrium. We will increasingly employ computers to keep track of all of this, which will give simple reports for the few humans running them, and possibly in the future eliminating the need for a human to do this at this point. Essentially having accurate information about the availability of resources, the usage of resources, and the regenerative rate of resources will allow us to realistically plan our next endeavors. By this point we will begin using technology to implement mass transport across the country, so that it is accessible to mostly anyone, and will utilize the best technology for completely efficient, safe, and extremely speedy travel. We hope to implement some of Jacque Frescos proposed technology such as a magne-lift train. At this point we also plan that inter-city transport will be very developed so that anyone living within large cities or semi-large cities or even townships and fairly large towns will have a developed means of mass transport whatever form it takes. By this time the amount of people reliant on automobiles will have drastically decreased. Cars themselves will no longer use a combustion engine either, but rather will be electric cars that are available for a decent price to whoever would want or need one. Energy within the US will almost completely at this point be renewable, clean and efficient. Since a major production effort has been undertaken since gaining office, there is no doubt that we will have greatly offset the reliance on finite resources to create energy. Most energy supplied to cities and homes will now be solar, wind, tidal, wave and geothermal. In fact many buildings themselves will be independent of the cities supply of energy, as they will have their own energy producing generator built into the design of the building. There is no need or a lot less need in the future to rely on foreign oil, because now all we need are the earths naturally supplied forces to power our cities and infrastructure. Production within the US whether its livestock, crops, products, or even resources themselves will mainly be automated by now, many service sectors will be automated as well. This produces an abundance of goods so that now we can begin giving away free items, though this will not be true for all items yet. It is impossible to completely predict the future and the span of progress, but all production facilities may not have been completely automated yet, in fact many or most of them may still require some human level of labor. Even so, we will continue to move forward until this is no longer true. The first automation of production facilities will be built by humans of course, as the monetary-system is not yet abolished this is still possible. There will be a branch of industry in the National Government which will have production facilities for building the required machinery and computers to automate production for various products and resources. These items will then be installed by humans, but machines needed to upkeep these machines will also be built and installed. Essentially when a majority of production of all kinds is automated and has built in self sustainability for repairs, recycling, replacements etc. then the time to abolish money will have come. This will also be true for the service sector, however many services will not simply disappear when money is abolished, because there are always human beings who enjoy servicing others, but even so we will still work to automate most services. The dynamics of our Economy will have changed by this stage of transition. Although money will not be given up yet as it is still needed, the amount of reliance on it will have changed. Slowly a

transition is taking place where goods are starting to be available for free, where pay is high and unemployment is covered by people who do not have jobs at this point since there are less and less available due to automation. The point of money is necessary to still motivate those disappearing jobs that still need human labor, but at the same time the point isnt to acquire as much money as possible to become socially and economically wealthy. The basic exchange of money at this point is essentially for the general population the government giving away the money to the people for free, while a minority is payed for their work, but their pay is significant to still be able to create incentive for boring and monotonous work. Money is also still needed for international trade, but as our country becomes more and more self-sufficient the need for international trade decreases, which in turn puts pressure on other countries to become self-sufficient themselves. Since much of the world looks to the US as a major trading partner and a large contributor of goods and resources, when trading begins to slacken with the US various countries across the world will have to become self-sufficient themselves or face many economic and social hardships. As newer designs for buildings become available, we will slowly begin tearing down old buildings and infrastructures to build newer, safer, and more efficient buildings, which will be designed from the ground up for their specific purposes. Of course this is a very monumental task and will only be undertaken gradually at this point so as to try and conserve resources for other tasks. However even at this point we will begin transforming some of our current cities and towns into the cities they will become in the future under a Resource-Based Economy. It is now that various companies and corporations of all kinds will be merged or simply discarded. Currently there are far too many varieties of companies producing the same product, its wasteful and in the future there will only be a select few companies producing a certain product but doing so, so that they are the very best. This does not mean products will be made uniform, because stylish designs for whatever is being made will be made available, and the option will exist for many products for the consumer to decide for themselves what they want the product to look like and then it will be built to that specification. These companies will probably be nationalized so that the government is in charge of them, as there is no longer a large profit motive for them to operate. Exchange will begin to take on the form more and more of simply exchanging a good to whoever wants it without monetary cost. As the government will own the harnessing ability for resources and the production capability of products and resources, the whole money exchange will just become a process of the government (or a computer) moves a certain amount of money into a government facility, and then that facility moving that money to another facility. Currency at this point will operate on a basic exchange level, not so much for individual use, but for organized production. Money being used by individuals will still be in existence as there are many things that may yet have been made abundance, however based on the availability of certain products, as time goes by more produces and resources will be made available freely. What is listed is a very general plan on what the transition will look like. It is very difficult to accurately plan the time span of progress and transition 20-40 years into the future. What I have outlined is a general list of things that will need to happen to ensure a successful transition into a Resource-Based Economy. It may seem quite different to how today works, however even at this time period the incentive value would have changed. In a society where all products and resources are becoming increasingly available for each individual, social status directed on clothing, cars, housing etc will disappear. After all how could someone set themselves apart from the general population by wearing Gucci, Chloe, Valintino, Vercase, Rolex, Prada and Hermes Birkin brands if its available for everyone else at a similar low price? Art expression in any form will be available to everyone at a low cost, there will be no social classes hinging on expensive art (whether in fashion, paintings etc). The boundary between the rich, middle-class, and the poor at this point will become more and more blurred. The desire to move up to a different social class will be in the process of disappearing because there are

no longer any clear classes to move up to. Any class that is created out of this system, will be done so on aspects consisting of a groups outlook on life, a particular style of clothing or speaking they have, or specific interests that they have. Classes or social groups will not be created based on shallow ideals of wealth, items or resources available to them, as these things will become increasingly available to everyone. With all these changes occurring relatively gradually in America, society and the values of each person will change with it as the environment around each person is changed. This stage of transition could take 10-20 more years until we can finally progress into stage 4.

Stage 4: Complete Transition


This will be the last stage of transition into a Resource-Based Economy. Whereas the previous stage was moving toward this stage, this stage will now take direct actions to turn society into a Resource-Based Economy. Although there is no way to know how much of the world will have joined us at this point, we expect that by now we will mostly have developed a self-sustaining society to not have to rely on foreign countries that have not yet adopted our Economy. When we begin interlinking the various cities and regions with computers, most of the job that a president had to do will be done for him now. When we interlink computers all throughout the world at this point, it may be entirely possible that a government will not even be needed in its present form. Once the entire world is cooperative and participating in our form of society, then what the entire world really needs at this point will be individuals just pointing the direction of society to go in, there will be no corruption, greed, or dictator like powers as the Earth is the only thing that can dictate our lives. The Government will know when Stage 4 is reached by a multitude of requirements being met: all the technology needed to create a self-sustaining society that is environmentally friendly will exist, most if not all forms of production will have been automated as well as many forms of services, computers keeping track of all resources of the US and participating regions will be linked and running as well as making decisions for the production plants, self erecting buildings are being utilized already and at least a large minority of buildings are newer and more efficient buildings, when a large part of the world agrees to work with the US in this new society, when there is a developed means of transportation. These will be the main indicators to know when it is time to complete the transition into a Resource-Based Economy. When it is determined that it is time to fully transitioned, many cities and towns will be gradually taken apart and completely redesigned from the ground up. Automated Construction units will assemble all the buildings and needed forms of transportation, plumbing etc. The cities will be completely designed to be self sufficient with having its own very developed recycling center, university, shopping center, transportation hub going all around the city, energy production area, food growth section, plumbing, production area, housing area, hospital area and so on. The construction of these cities will take mere months it is believed, so the inhabitants will be moved into temporary housing areas for the time being until their homes are built. The cities will be designed to allow any machinery that needs to build, improve, or disassemble a building to move about, and the cities will be designed so that they can continuously expand. The goal is to assimilate various towns and villages into cities wherever possible so to have humans more concentrated in city areas while allowing nature to grow where previous villages were. After one city is rebuilt or built, the machinery will move, dismantle another city and rebuild it from the ground up, this will go on until all old inefficient cities and towns are rebuilt. The areas in between cities and towns will be filled with other necessary buildings and nature. A main goal of this society is to try and restore nature back to how it once was. We will replant forests and fields for decoration as well as to make the earth healthier through the preservation of it. Also vast amounts of farmland, energy plants, and resource gathering points will be scattered in between cities.

Although it will largely depend on the circumstances at the time, around this time it may be time to abolish the Monetary System. As most of everything is now automated, there is no reason to have money around, so all forms of money will just be recycled. Whenever it is decided time to abolish money, all goods will be made available for free. Everyone will be provided an adequate home to live in with their family. This will not be a law, but it will be an accepted and practiced part of society at this point. If there are parts of the world that have no adopted our form of society yet, the only way we can trade with them is directly with resources, but if they refuse we will not be able to trade with them. If a person has something they want to get rid of, they merely have it recycled instead of selling it, or give it to someone else. Eventually in the future we plan to have all services automated, although if there are a sizable people willing to volunteer their time for jobs such as teaching then they will be allowed to serve society. When money is abolished, it will be when all necessary services and jobs are automated. At this point, if it wasnt already done all computers in charge of various regions resources will be linked all together to coordinate their decisions. If one city or area is lacking a certain product or resource the computers will decide automatically which area it would best to send the resource or product. Once this is accomplished, the state governments could probably be dissolved as there would be no point for them to be around anymore. The federal government could also at this point begin a process of sizing down. At one point when many of the already listed conditions are successfully being implemented, the President can then step down and allow a body of either computers or technical specialist to decide what next to do. Government at this point will now be the form of government that will exist in a Resource-Based Economy. All of the various scientists, inventors, and engineers during this time period will begin designing and constructing greater technologies that will continue to make life on earth easier and sustainable for all peoples. We may begin building underground cities in previously inhospitable areas. If the designs of Jacque Fresco really can be implemented, then we could have cities in the sea, as well as research centers and fish farming centers. There is no end to what science can accomplish for us free from the constraints of the monetary system. In the future we can begin to seriously look at colonizing other planets and expanding our race throughout the galaxy. The system that will enable such free thinking and free use of technology is this Resource-Based Economy. Stage 4 is the last stage of transition that we predict. Once we have transitioned into a ResourceBased Party, it is completely up to mankind in general to lead the way as there will be no need for any ruling class of government any longer. We feel that this will be the freest lasting period of human history, and the most prosperous and sustainable. All the changes Ive listed in this section are very general and broad, that is because we can only vaguely predict the future half a century from now. It is much more realistic to change the current problems and give a comprehensive list on how we will reshape the Economy and what aspects we will change of our society, but to then plan on how to transition further from a newly created society is more vague and general as we can only generally predict the conditions of the society we would have created. So while Stage 2 serves as a comprehensive plan on change, the next 2 stages are more of a directional pointer for The Transitional Party, not a specific comprehensive plan.

Closing Statement
This is the essential goal of the Transitional party, our planned method of transitioning our current society into a much more rational, developed, sustainable, humane, intelligent, and prosperous society. Our planned future society and the technology we wish to implement are not at all our ideas, we

are just reiterating them. We are certainly not the first to point out the entire major problems that plague our society; again we are just reiterating them to make our point. What does stand our group apart is what we plan to do about all of these problems and how we plan to achieve our end goal. If we are to succeed, then as far as our historic knowledge indicates, we will be the first group to actually plan social change on a world wide scale and transition between many forms of Economy to another. We have come to see that a major obstructing factor in the past when it came to planned social change was that the revolutionaries never had a clear idea on how to implement them, on how to transition society to its ideas. The Transitional Party is all about the clear idea on how to transition, this is the point of our Party, and this is our goal.

Conclusion
The future of our species is already determined if we refuse to change our society. It is incredibly unworkable to have based our society on expediential growth with finite resources, and it is time to advance to a new level of economy, one that requires sustainable growth utilizing renewable resources. While our presented idea of a Resource-Based Economy is relatively new and has no parallels to any system proposed in history, we feel that this is the best system available for us if we wish to greatly increase all of the worlds standard of living and make it sustainable. The views expressed are of course radical, but they are not intended to be offensive. Since we live in a physical world we have to apply views and knowledge based on the physical world in order to effectively live in it. No matter what your economic or political views are even after reading this paper, we are one species on one planet. We have to sustain our environment if we wish to survive in the preceding centuries.