Surely I could write about the big private banking power houses that control our political and social debt agenda around the world. Or the warfare against communities against death and fear, just to achieve control over natural resources. I will not. At much smaller scale the human disaster of greed leaves tremendous pains as well and maybe we can do something about it.
Peru, christmas time 2018 in a small place called Huayopata, close to Machu Picchu.
A huge landslide destroys the beautiful and protected countryside, takes houses and kills people. The sacred mountain with its ancient holy Inca indian sites is mutulated for ever.
The official reading is that the desastrous landslide was caused by heavy rainfall. Locals however state that for years over 200 illegal dinamite detonations were counted supposedly of gold seekers who bribe local officials to do this. The mountain was so damaged that rainfall did the rest.
This is not the only issue that destroys the environment, cultural historic grounds and human wellness in such region. How many other spots on Earth have been manipulated this way at the expense of the people living there? The good will always prevail, some say, but the bad makes us join forces to do so. How can we erradicate this greed out of ourselves and hence out of society? For the first time in human history we face the challenge to create a society where the “having” is irrelevant, “shared abundance” is, equality substitutes hierarchies of inequality, power is replaced by authority, destruction by creation, distrust and hate is subsitituted by trust and love.
The greatest difficulty is not the irradicate the greedy but to make non greed rule, making greed obsolete. The solution we developed is called Sustainocracy, the level 4 regional development, the participation society, based on core human and natural values. All the regions affected by desaster have two things in common. People demand justice and people open up to something new, constructive and positive. The first is difficult when justice is made by the greedy. Te latter is also an indirect way to apply justice as evaluation parameters are put into place that allow avoiding mishaps. They do use symptoms and pains from the past to create awareness and progress. In this process justice is applied against the new “non greed” criteria, not the old “greed acceptance”.
Having said this, this region of Peru can start developing itself positively again and attend priorities it never did before. The local Peruvian drinking water issue in Lima and surroundings for instance is equally desastrous. The city was built with the ocean and trade in mind, not health and sustainable wellness. Rain water in the Andes falls on the other side, making it complicated to channel it to the city. The water is rationed among the poor while the rich can fill their swimming pools. All a consequence of money driven politics. If Sustainocracy is applied than the entire region is charted from a core values perspective and the water issue is dealt with collectively together from a shared abundance perspective between institutions and citizens.
The Power of Love is an indicator that shows the expressionist potential of the heart through passion, dedication, vision, leadership and artistic manifestation. Whether it is the design of scuptures, a dance, a painting, new design patterns for city and regional development or the entire redefintion of society. This united Natalia and Jean-Paul as feminine and masculine unification, creating together a powerfull community of passionate expressionist men and women that together contribute to local and global sustainable human development and progress.
We are all involved in a huge transition process. This is not new. It is a cyclic happening that repeats itself continuously in nature and human life. It is nothing to be afraid of or to fight against. It is called “evolution” but feels often like a “revolution”, individually and as an institution or society. The main challenge is to let go of old comfort and provide oneself space for all new stuff that deploys itself in it.
We all do it every second of the day and still feel uncomfortable when we sense lack of programming and control. In the City of Tomorrow communities it are our priorities that provide direction and reward with the open space we hold for applied innovation.
It is 2 years ago now that COS3I was created as social inclusion and innovation community within the context of core human values driven Sustainocracy. We have organized and cocreated festivals with others, organize weekly international social dinners, regular musical jam sessions, involve people in positive health development, created a positivity “can do” media channel, organized walks with new neighbors, did and participated in full moon events, etc.
Robotlove opens today as a 10 week event that questions our relationship with robots in general and opens up the dialogue on our dependence on technology. Are we being run by robots or are they there to helps us live a better life?
This is a fundamental discussion that also concerns us at City of Tomorrow while we consider our integral human resilience or lack thereof as we use systems to serve and destroy us. In essence our transformative initiatives hook on well with this. For instance the issue of food and our dependence of the economic system to access our primary needs. FRE2SH is our city farm initiative that unites about 30 different companies, production, food innovation, research, food processing, restaurants, etc into one food resilience circular eco-system. It is not a surprise that RobotLove decided to work with us for the catering of 400 volunteers as crew and 90.000 expected visitors.
We prepared salades, wraps, mexican tortillas, sweets and even city brewed special beers for the event. We also registered volunteers through our COS3I social inclusion activities. Sustainocracy is not just a theory, it is put into practice as well. We are one big new world family!
The School of Talents of the STIR Foundation is not a building or business, it is a cooperative venture between the Sustainocratic ideology o sustainable human progress and skills specific education. It adds meaning and purpose to the theory and develops individual awareness, self leadership, innovative creativity and values driven entrepreneurship. This drawing shows how it works.
For universities and schools it is a relatively small investment to work with the School of Talents, especially when also backed by programs such as Erasmus+. The deliverables are huge and demand also teacher’s involvement in order to cope with the self reflective demands of the students that go through the empowerment processes.
School of Talents can be implemented anywhere in the world in joined venture with STIR. We are writing now up to 40 programs with 8 European countries that develop around the large areas of priority developed in the City of Tomorrow. Examples are shown here but the scope can be unlimted: