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Excerpt from – Introduction to Section Four – Constitutional Confederation

July 15, 2014

 

 

Introduction to Section Four – Constitutional Confederation

Community in decentralized civilization is based on a production-based economy, that operates at cost, which is composed of public cooperatives, public productive enterprises, which meet the existential needs of its people.

(In the event of whatever vicissitudes, Community consensus decides whether or not to employ the value of Community land and Community productive facilities to “back” Community certificates of exchange, among other creative options for elaborating their monetized organization, adjusting their monetized organization in accord with the demands of emerging reality. Otherwise, the personal “work value” of Community autonomous money, explained in the sections pertaining to that subject, is sufficient for the permanence of Community and Community Confederation monetized organization, which money is “self-validated” through its use, which money transposes and records each user’s productive contributions.)

Community land and Community productive facilities belong to the people – public cooperatives, public productive enterprises, are indispensable to the permanence of production-based economy. The production-based economy provides the Community’s Guaranteed Minimum Standard of Service, GMSS. DESO’s [Decentralized Economic Social Organization] production-based economy defends human dignity. It stimulates, and finances, the ongoing development of culture, aesthetic and scientific. Simultaneously, it capitalizes the private productive enterprises of its people.

Civic-economic organization mentioned above utilizes the Community Coordinating Committee, CCC, and its electoral processes as described in the sections pertaining to that subject.  The electoral processes pertaining to the CCC have nothing to do with elected officials, but pertain to the decisions made by the Community for the self-management of their civic-economy as described in the sections that pertain to that subject.

The organization described in Section Four includes each Community, but functions independently from each Community’s CCC. What is presented here is focused on Community Confederation, and the services that Community Confederation provides for all of its Communities.

The Oligarchy, the owners of the Federal Reserve System, the owners of international, corporate economies of scale, would, perhaps, move to thwart the development of Community in decentralized civilization. The contest would take place between contrasting civilizations with distinct socioeconomic and political apparatuses. DESO makes every effort to depend less and less on the products and services of mass centrist society, MCS. Simultaneously, DESO creates its own, internal, appropriate industry required to meet the existential needs of its members. People working-with-each-other-for-each-other in order to meet their existential needs share meaning and establish their locus in the universe. That self-validating humane life with its wholesome inter-personal relations is precisely what the folks embroiled in MCS are deprived of.

In mass centrist society, private wealth is the “bedrock” of centralized power. Folks embroiled in MCS are fettered to the lonely, meaningless mentality of individualized “ownership,” which their society panders as the “purpose” of life, which impoverishes people’s cultural self-identity, personality and self-esteem. Intellectually developed adults of MCS understand alienation to be a psychopathology.

Shared power among people resolved to maintain the permanence of their sovereign Community in their sovereign Community Confederation, among Confederations of Community Confederations will do everything, within their capacity and means, to end all threats to their unity, and to their permanence.

The complexity of decentralized civilization overtaking and superseding the ‘civilization’ of centralized power, includes “pushing” MCS’s skilled personnel and its industrial components into solving the pollution problem caused by wrecked nuclear power plants, as well as  decommissioning all nuclear power plants. The people of decentralized civilization infiltrate the political-economic mechanisms of MCS in order to eliminate that danger. Only from that position of genuine independence provided by decentralized civilization can that be actualized.

The sudden collapse of the current public mass-communication system, for whatever reason, poses a danger to the burgeoning development of decentralized civilization.  Modern electronic communication is very useful for the development of decentralized civilization, and simultaneously, exclusive reliance on modern electronic communication, for decentralized organization and communication, poses a security risk to the development of decentralized civilization.

Come to terms with the nature of American, commercial-industrial society. The type of “economic-distributional prestige system” (The Structure of Evil, by Ernest Becker, Copy Right 1968, p. 323) of a civilization is the pivotal factor relevant to the mental health, the sanity, of its people. David Stannard’s, American Holocaust, demonstrates and verifies that same position. (American Holocaust, by David Stannard, Copy Right 1990, Chapter 6)

The extermination policy designed and executed, and financed by the American government to eliminate the American Indians is properly identified by Stannard as intentional genocide. The American commercial-industrial complex cannot abide any contrasting culture that might undermine the economic-political control of its class of wealth – centralized power  grounded on ownership of capital, the means of production, slaves and women.  And so, we come into the modern era of consolidated power “frame worked” through international corporate institutions, the American government being a department of the Federal Reserve System. (Google, President Reagan’s Grace Commission: http://www.truthintaxation.us/?tax_inform=whereTaxesGo)

While Community minded people come together in “profit sharing” enclaves, tied to Federal Reserve Notes, they have not achieved independence. (Fellowship for Intentional Community: http://www.ic.org/) Even so, the people who live in those settlements are awake to the value of mutualism, and they have faith in their dynamic, extended inter-personal relations, which is well and good.

What I assert is that we must come together for establishing real independence by creating that contrasting civilization, which we so richly deserve. And, as you will see in this section, we will be able to successfully defend our new way of life.

Section Four – Constitutional Confederation

Each sovereign DESO Community is designed to duplicate itself. In order for two or more Communities to form their Community Confederation (and Confederations of Confederations), essential to the permanence of each sovereign Community, and essential for the creation of Decentralized Civilization, a written Constitution is indispensable. That Constitution must contain the Principles that protect the permanent, independent sovereignty of each Community of the Confederation.

Decentralized Civilization provides its people with “…the sustained dignity of a life well lived, a life that has a place in a sequence of generations, a life based on duty to others… [with]…devotion to a cause…” (The Structure of Evil by Ernest Becker p. 246) Community in Decentralized Civilization is populated with, “…individuals under a single ideal of mutual striving… [with]… inter-responsibility, [which creates a]…dependable and broad reservoir of meaning for each individual…” (The Structure of Evil by Ernest Becker p. 228)

The Constitution of the Iroquois Six Nations is the Constitutional model that instructs the burgeoning sovereign Communities of DESO in the permanent way of life, wherein, civic power is shared equally among all members. “Authentic Democracy” is proved to be the most effective and the most permanent form of humane human organization.

THE CONSTITUTION OF THE IROQUOIS NATIONS: THE GREAT BINDING LAW, GAYANASHAGOWA

I have adopted the Constitution of the Iroquois Confederation, The Great Binding Law, The Great Law, The Great Binding Peace, The Great Peace, to suit the needs of Community Confederation among communities in decentralized society. Some of the original translation is unaltered, while most of its original content is modified and elaborated to suit those mentioned ends. Rather than meticulously denoting those distinctions in my version, I include below an original translation of that Constitution for comparison.

Purposes of the Community Confederation

1. Each Community of the Community Confederation is sovereign, because the people of each respective Community maintain their production-based economy, which enables them to produce their Guaranteed Minimum Standard of Service, GMSS.

In order to widen the production-based economy to better meet the needs of Community people, cooperating Communities can consolidate production, which lowers production cost. For example, rather than each community include boot production, two or more communities invest resources to create a single boot production center funded and shared among participating communities, thus widening the GMSS for those Communities.

Communities engaged in consolidated leather making facilities will supply the leather for the boot making facilities, and so on. Further examples of production consolidation cannot be elaborated here. Nonetheless, it is expected and essential that the creative energy of the people will include the structured diversification of their production-based economy.

The surplus production among Communities affords the Community Confederation.

The Community Confederation accounts for and records the capital investments made by cooperating communities for production consolidation and trade agreements in order to prevent contractual misunderstandings.

2. The Community Confederation defends the sovereignty of each community. The Confederations of Community Confederations defend the sovereignty of each Community Confederation.

3. That the natural resources of each Community and of each Community Confederation are preserved with frugality for the permanence of their production-based economy.

4. That the well-being and the Rights of the Community people, and of the Seven Generations of the yet unborn (200 years) are upheld and preserved by each action taken by each Community and each Community Confederation, and by all Confederations of Community Confederations.

The Community Confederation responds efficiently to all contingencies as one head, one body, and one thought in order to prosper with peace through its Great Binding Law.

5. The Mutual self-defense of all Communities of the Community Confederation, and the mutual self-defense of all Confederations of Community Confederations.

The Principals of the Great Binding Peace

Include, a) The ever-mindful respect for the Rights and the well-being of the subsequent seven generations, b) to defend and preserve nature and its resources with appropriate production systems for the, c) Permanence of their Civilization, and, d) to defend their Peace.

The Constitution, the Great Binding Law, the Great Binding Peace

1. This Constitution of the Community Confederation is the “Tree of Great Peace,” which is “planted” authorized and endorsed by each of the sovereign Communities of the Community Confederation and is endorsed by each of their respective Community Councils.

{It is convenient to adopt the imagery of the Iroquois used in their Constitution.}

The people of Community Confederation meet in the shade of this Tree of the Great Peace. The Council of the Community Confederation is composed of the Confederate Chief Lord, the Confederate War Chief, the Confederate Lords, the Community Lords, and the Community War Chiefs. Also, each Community Council of Women and each Community Council of Men function as the definitive authority of the people. All are assisted by designated Officers, Observers, and Advisors. They shall sit and watch the “Council Fire” of the Community Confederacy, and all the affairs of the Community Confederacy shall be transacted at this designated place, by the Confederate Lords of the Community Confederation.

{The people of the Community Confederation decide the degree of secrecy needed for the security of the Community Confederation during the Council of the Community Confederation. The degree of secrecy deemed necessary is determined by the people’s perceptions of the prevailing conditions of any given time.}

Shared political power – relationships of power between people in an organization – is only possible when the vital sectors of the people’s economy are likewise shared, which, in turn, is only possible in a decentralized civilization.

END of EXCERPT of 53 text pages of Section Four

 

 

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