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There is a common misunderstanding that entrepreneurship is limited to business. The word applies as much to business as it does to government or even ourselves in our daily lives. In this video message of 25 minutes, our founder, Jean-Paul Close, explains how the term and its practicalities evolve into a new mindset and related human, natural and economic ecosystem.
Within the industrial based societal hierarchy there is a perceived official tolerance for polluting and destructive activities due to its economic relevance. Supportive politics to these industries due to corruption, misleading information or dependence on the taxable labour offered by these enterprises, become complice to the damages caused on local and global humankind and our planet. Have a look at this video of the crimes of cement industries that use subsidised waste to fuel their processes.
Such industries, often within the domain of large western multinationals, have the coward, historical tendency to do these practices in areas where the politic environment is still favorable for their crimes. They are called crimes because the negative health and environmental impacts are known to the executives. This is why they diverted to these places, away from their home country where rules are much stricter. The aspect of willingly and knowingly polluting and poisening a local population somewhere in the world is a crime against humanity.
Such industries tend to justify their action because of the global “need” for their products, the wish to recover their investments or the profit pressure demanded by their stakeholders against all moral validation, often with a long term collatoral of the local government. This means that the local network is as responsible for the crime against their own population as the multinational itself.
Locals that defend their basic right for health (without unnatural, human inflicted pollution) get prosecuted for trespassing, blocking economic processes or other “system crimes” that have no natural basis. This shows the old irrational focus of justice on defending a manipulated interpretation of justice out of economic bias. This is wrong in basic, unwritten natural laws of public health and safety. Favoring the sustaining of a corrupt “money determines all” type of phylosophy makes even those parts of justice complice of the crime.
When there is a choice there is no excuse. With the growth of core natural values driven alternative community (society) governance (SDG’s based, donut economy, Sustainocracy, etc) to the money driven hegamony the zero tolerance of crime against nature and humanity is growing equaly. Politicians, business executives and justice have now a choice. This is still voluntary in view of the relative novelty of the definition of the core values and alternative governance model. Soon it will become compulsary by law of nature. Within the voluntary arena of choice they will have to face increasing the public disapproval and uprise. It is not the institutions that choose, it is the people that run and support them.
The newly demanded zero tolerance justice is hence not concentrated anymore on blaming the enterprises with their battery of system lawyers. It is going to prosecute the executives, politicians, civil servants and even judges themselves who get blamed for their choices. Self protective immunity could be a mask within the dominance of a single system but with the breakthrough of alternatives the immunity is not effective anymore. There is no hiding possible. The only way forward is through protecting, defending and supporting sustainable human progress and our core natural values. If not, one is facing to be banned from the community as even jail, at the expense of the community, is too much for such criminals.
On May 8th, 2020, Dr. Ana Berti Suman defended her thesys on “Citizen’s Sensing” online and responded to peer reviewers questions. The day before she organised an online seminar with participation from the entire world. As one of the cases (AiREAS) of her Phd study I was asked to a short background presentation. My argument of citizen’s sensing was context driven, namely from the humanitarian view of one that defends core human values such as health and healthy air. How do existing laws help AiREAS, or stand our processes in the way? Or should there be new regulatory rules to govern citizen’s taking initiative to monitor their own environment using technological aids and confronting government with their insights and results.
A cartoonist made a drawing of my arguments. The blog about the seminar and all the speakers can be read on the Tilburg University’s School of Law site.