Governance For a Sustainable Future

The first principle of governance is: Cause No Harm.

The purpose of governance is to: Facilitate health, liberty, justice, prosperity and wisdom, for all.

A primary function of governance is to: Measure the health of systems.

Notes:

The word, all, is used here, for the earth and all geological and natural systems. Humans are natural systems.

The purpose of individual humans is harmonious evolution. 

Individual sovereignty is a fundamental guiding concept. 

Safety and security are health issues for humans.

Ideologies Are Killing Us

Ideologies and the institutions that exploit them, are killing us. 

Ideologies are religions, sacrosanct ways of acting or being, beliefs, narratives. They are attractive ways to escape responsibility. They are convenient tools for nefarious meddlers.

I am becoming more convinced that ideologies, and our propensity to adopt interpretations of reality from others, cause our problems.

If, with curiosity and wisdom, we consider everything and believe nothing, I think we are more likely to survive and prosper. 

Somehow, we have to increase and improve our exploring and critical thinking. 

 

This is How I See It

Fealty to any ideology is irresponsible.

Fealty to a destructive ideology is malfeasance.

Neoliberal capitalism is a destructive ideology. 

The US is the bastion of neoliberal unrestrained destructive capitalism. 

The US is the primary threat to economic stability and peaceful coexistance. 

The US is the primary destabilizer and destroyer of planetary systems.

The US is no more or less evil than any other nation — but it is bigger.