Most people, if asked, would say they are into nonviolence but would say something needs to be done about whole list of things they would like the government to do. Are they aware that all the things they want the government to do costs money and they have to get that money somewhere? Maybe some do, but not many. So this is a contradiction because government uses force to get the money (in the form of taxes) to do things that only some people think need to be done. With this basic belief that taxes are the price we pay for a civilized society when in reality a civilized society would not take money (taxes) from us by force. So violence creates more violence.
The American Empire, with the military industrial complex, thinks it’s just fine to use Violence (yes kill people) anywhere in the world. What to do about this horrible situation? Peace starts at home with each individual. Pay as little tax dollars as legally possible. Visit the Thrive Movement website to learn about some other ideas.
How do we change this? First we need to understand what’s happening and set a course to a Non-violent Future. A Voluntary Civil Society only needs two laws, I believe. Do all you have agreed to do, which is the foundation of contract law. And do not encroach on other people or their property, which is the basis of tort law and some criminal law.
I know, I know, it’s too idealistic. But evolution starts in small nooks and crannies all over the world. We can start with ourselves. I think we are all Ignorant in one way or another. I have boiled down what I think is going on in the world gone mad: ignorance, fear, violence and lack of freedom.
How about a Vegan Corporation and non-profit? Maybe even a church with businesses and values used to create a better world for the share holders and everyone else involved, of course, with the illusion of security. I say “illusion” because there is no true security, but we can have what feels like security in the now. Some of what we need are vegan idealists with accounting, lawyering skills and a whole bunch of good ideas because maybe one out ten businesses will be successful businesses.
Remember: as Buckminster Fuller said: You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.
Peace, Love and Monkey Business.
I LOVE LIVE FOOD BECAUSE LIVE FOOD LOVES ME BACK .
Just imagine a future better than the present. You begin to love every minute of it. You become part of the solution and see that your life and energies are worthwhile and making a difference. How fortunate we all are to be living in these times.