2013 Robert Steele: Concise Summary of Three Paths to a Prosperous World at Peace

About the Idea, Collective Intelligence, Cultural Intelligence, Earth Intelligence, Peace Intelligence
Robert David STEELE Vivas
Robert David STEELE Vivas

I know of three ways to get from today to a prosperous world at peace, a world that works for all — all three merit consideration as a whole.

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01. Open Source Everything (OSE). This is the technical solution. The US Government is ignorant and arrogant in part because the cult of secrecy and the ineptitude of chief technical officers, combined with the corruption of political figures that have no interest in knowing anything useful (they attend to those that pay to be heard), have resulted in Washington operating on less than 2% of the relevant information [a typical Country Team collects 20% at most and spills 80% of that in how it handles it] and in the case of the secret world, producing “at best” 4% of what the President or a major commander needs. The future of governance is to be found in bottom-up information sharing and sense-making across all boundaries. Only OSE is affordable, inter-operable, and scalable. This is where the BRICS, the EU, and NATO should be focusing as they create 21st Century Alternative C2 (collaboration and consensus have replaced command and control) — one must give up unilateral command and control in order to gain multilateral command and control.

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Robert Garigue (RIP) understood what none of the US cyber-chiefs understand: in a decentralized technical environment, human trust is the measure of merit, and security must be embedded such that it is NOT reliant on centralized points that are often asleep, ignorant, arrogant, under-funded, and generally useless. As Col Dr. Max Manwaring and his various contributing authors point out in The Search for Security: A U.S. Grand Strategy for the Twenty-First Century (Praeger, 2003), the primary foundation for both prosperity and peace is LEGITIMACY. A Nobel prize was awarded to the economist that demonstrated that trust lowers the cost of doing business. In brief, proprietary and predatory forms of capitalism have become one. The time has come to create Open Source Ecologies (a fine model is provided by Open Source Ecology, creating a toolkit for civilization), starting with an Autonomous Internet and Liberation Technologies that enable the five billion poor to create infinite wealth. If freedom is our objective, rather than fraud, it demands open source everything. My long-standing vision for an Open Source Agency (OSA) has morphed toward the nurturing of all of the opens as I have discovered that no one open alone will do — they form an unbeatable force for good when combined.

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Way of the Truth — Quotations

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I am the way of the truth gandhi way of truthand the life.  No one comes to the Father except through me.  John 14:6

During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.  George Orwell

A taste for truth at any cost is a passion which spares nothing.  Albert Camus

The graceful pride of truth knows no extremes, and preserves, in every latitude of life, the right-angled character of man. Thomas Paine

If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything.  Mark Twain

The only people mad at you for speaking the truth are those living a lie.  Keep speaking it.  Gaskina Jr.

The way of truth is along the path of intellectual sincerity.  Henry Smith Pritchett

I think track records are very important. If you start early trying to have a perfect one in some simple thing like honesty, you're well on your way to success in this world. Charlie Munger, Vice Chaiman, Berkshire & Hathaway

When things are not going well, until you get the truth out on the table, no matter how ugly, you are not in a position to deal with it.  Bob Seelert, Chairman of Saatchi & Saatchi Worldwide (New York)

All truth passes through three stages.  First, it is ridiculed, second it is violently opposed, and third, it is accepted as self-evident.  Arthur Schopenhauer

The truth at any cost reduces all other costsRobert Steele

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Other Quotations Representative of Our Perspective:

The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money.  Alexis de Tocqueville

You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.  Buckminster Fuller

A Nation's best defense is an educated citizenry.  Thomas Jefferson

Educate and inform the whole mass of the people… They are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.  Thomas Jefferson

I know no safe depository of the ultimate powers of the society but the people themselves; and if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise their control with a wholesome discretion, the remedy is not to take it from them but to inform their discretion by education. This is the true corrective of abuses of Constitutional power.  Thomas Jefferson

Knowledge will forever govern ignorance; and a people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives.  James Madison

The advancement and diffusion of knowledge is the only guardian of true liberty.  James Madison

When a nation begins to think, it is impossible to hold it back.  Voltaire

The best people possess a feeling for beauty, the courage to take risks, the discipline to tell the truth, the capacity for sacrifice.  Ironically, their virftues make them vulnerable: they are often wounded, sometimes destroyed.  Ernest Hemingway

A man who lies to himself, and believes his own lies, becomes unable to recognize truth, either in himself or in anyone else.  Fedor Dostoevsky

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.  Margaret Mead

Top managers’ information is invariably either biased, subjecive, filtered or late. . . . Using intelligence correctly requires a fundamental change in the way top executives make decisions.  Ben Gilad

The danger is, you’ll become like a moron. You’ll become incapable of learning from most people in the world, no matter how much experience they have in their particular areas that may be much greater than yours” [because of your blind faith in the value of your narrow and often incorrect secret information].  Daniel Ellsberg speaking to Henry Kissinger

The maintenance of secrets acts like a psychic poison which alienates the possessor from the community.  Carl Jung

When truth is replaced by silence, the silence is a lie.  Yevgeny Yevtushenko

Information is a substitute for time, space, capital, and labor.  Alvin Toffler

The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.  Martin Luther King II

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2013 Craft of Intelligence
2013 Craft of Intelligence
2012 Open Source Everything
2012 Open Source Everything
2011 National Intelligence and National Defense
2011 National Intelligence and National Defense
2010 The Ultimate Hack
2010 The Ultimate Hack
2009 Intelligence for the President--AND Everybody Else
2009 Intelligence for the President–                         AND Everybody Else
2009 Fixing the White House and National Intelligence
2009 Fixing the White House and National Intelligence
2008 World Brain as Earth Game
2008 World Brain as Earth Game
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2007 How to Restore Spies Credbility: Go Open Source
2006 On Intel
2006 On Intelligence
2006 Open Source Intelligence
2006 Open Source Intelligence
2002 New Craft
Smart Nation
1995 Smart Nation
1995 Reinventing Intelligence
1995 Reinventing Intelligence
1992 Ethics & Intelligence
1992 Ethics & Intelligence
1991 Expeditionary Intelligence
1991 Expeditionary Intelligence

21st Century Public Intelligence 4.1

About the Idea

SHORT URL:  http://tinyurl.com/Steele21

Sample entries are carried here — for all others see the index pages.  This web site is unique as a historical record of all that was published going back to 1988 (by over 800 authorities), all of which has been ignored by the US Government particularly, other governments generally, because public intelligence in the public interest is the antethesis to corruption, fraud, waste, and abuse.  The only obstacle to creating a prosperous world at peace, a world that works for all, is the lack of public intelligence in the public interest — intelligence with integrity.  This demands a modern renaissance in education, intelligence, and research, the three fully integrated as Adas Bozeman has said, into “the thing entire.”  Design (free), Money (harmonized), Effect (peace & prosperity).

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2014 Robert Steele Applied Collective Intelligence

About Robert Steele

Robert Steele Biography and Linked Publications

2012 From Open Source Intelligence to Open Source Everything

Email: robert.david.steele.vivas [at] gmail [dot] com

About the Idea

2013 Robert Steele: Concise Summary of Three Paths to a Prosperous World at Peace

1976-2013: Intelligence Models 2.1

Reference: Russell Ackoff on Doing Right Things Righter

Reference: Strategic Analytic Model for Creating a Prosperous World at Peace

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The Way of the Truth — Reflections

About the Idea (Directory)

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Articles & Chapters

2014 Robert Steele: Rethinking Intelligence — Seven False Premises

2013 Robert Steele Foreword to NATO Book on Public Intelligence for Public Health

2013 The Evolving Craft of Intelligence As Published

2010 The Ultimate Hack: Re-Inventing Intelligence to Re-Engineer Earth All Articles & Chapters (Directory)

Books by or with Robert Steele

(2012).  THE OPEN SOURCE EVERYTHING MANIFESTO: Transparency, Truth & Trust.  Berkeley, CA: North Atlantic Books/Evolver Editions.

(2010).  INTELLIGENCE FOR EARTH: Clarity, Diversity, Integrity & Sustainability.  Oakton, VA: Earth Intelligence Network.

Amazon Links for All Books with Robert Steele All Books with Robert Steele (all but the last free online)

Book Reviews

Review: Griftopia–Bubble Machines, Vampire Squids, and the Long Con That Is Breaking America

Review: Homeland Earth Review: Open Veins of Latin America–Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent

Review: Philosophy and the Social Problem–The Annotated Edition

6 Star (Top 10%) in Reverse Chronological Order

All Book Reviews (98 Categories, Multiple Lists)

Briefings & Lectures

2013 Intelligence Future — The Third Era of Local to Global Intelligence Robert Steele Overview & Workshop 2.7

2013 Robert Steele on Healing the Americas with an Open Source Agency — and Integrity; Dicho Sobre la Curacion de las Américas con una Agencia de Todo Abierto – y la Integridad 2012 Reflexivity = Integrity: Toward Earth/Life 4.0

All Briefings & Lectures (Directory)


1997 VIRTUAL INTELLIGENCE: Conflict Avoidance and Resolution Through Information Peacekeeping (Author’s Final, 1 April 1997)

1996 GIQ 13/2 Creating a Smart Nation: Strategy, Policy, Intelligence, and Information

1993: God, Man, & Information – Comments to Interval In-House (Full Text Online)

1992 E3i: Ethics, Ecology, Evolution, & intelligence (Full Text Online for Google Translate)

1992 AIJ Fall ‘New Paradigm” and Avoiding Future Failures

1992 Information Concepts & Doctrine for the Future

1990 Intelligence in the 1990′s – Six Challenges

1989 Al Gray (US) on Global Intelligence Challenges

Congressional Research Service

Congression Research Service Reports at Federation of American Scientists (Index)

Correspondence (Unsuccessful)

2012 Steele for Branson: The Virgin Truth 2.6

Reference: Four Letters That Changed Nothing

Earth Intelligence Network

Earth Intelligence Network (Parent, Now Static)

EIN Global Survey (2007)

Graphic: Six Circles–Earth Intelligence Network Operational Concept

Foreign Language Interventions


1997 Strategic Intelligence in the USA: Myth or Reality?

1995 Re-Inventing Intelligence The Vision and the Strategy

1993 On Defense & Intelligence–The Grand Vision


2013 Robert Steele on Healing the Americas with an Open Source Agency — and Integrity; Dicho Sobre la Curacion de las Américas con una Agencia de Todo Abierto – y la Integridad

2013 Robert Steele on Healing the Americas with an Open Source Agency — and Integrity; Dicho Sobre la Curacion de las Américas con una Agencia de Todo Abierto – y la Integridad 1.7

2011: Inteligencia Empresarial y Estrategia Competitiva en Mercados Internacional – Contexto y Desafio [Commercial Intelligence and Competitive Strategy in International Markets – Context and Challenge]

2010 M4IS2 Presentacion por Sur America (ANEPE Chile) — 2010 M4IS2 Briefing for South America


Graphic: 21st Century (Cybernetic) Intelligence Process 1.0

Graphic: Difference Between a Boss and a Leader

Graphic: Eight “Tribes” or Communities of Information & Intelligence

Graphic: Epoch B Swarm Leadership

Graphic: Four Forces After Next with IO

Graphic: Four Quadrants J-2 High Cell SMS Low

Graphic: Four Threat Classes

Graphic: Four World-Brain Web Sites in University of the 21st Century Context

Graphic: Human Intelligence (HUMINT) 102 (Right Way)

Graphic: Human Intelligence (HUMINT) J-2 Central

Graphic: Integrated HUMINT/OSINT Management for Defense & Service Strategy & Priorities, Policies, Acquisition, & Operations

Graphic: Information Operations (IO) Cube

Graphic: Information Operations (IO) Eras

Graphic: OSINT, Missions, & Disciplines

Graphic: Strategic Analytic Matrix

Graphics List (in English)

Spanish Language Graphics (List)


2013 Ben Benavides OSINT 2ool Kit On The Go Bag (Bag O’Tradecraft)

2004 Special Operations Forces OSINT Handbook (Strawman)

2000-2002 NATO OSINT Handbooks

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Historic Contributions & Honors

Golden Candle & Lifetime Achievement Awards

Historic International Contributions (Directory)

Search: The Future of OSINT [is M4IS2-Multinational]


2013 Robert Steele in HighGainBlog on Open and Secret Intelligence

2001 INTERVIEW: PBS Frontline with Robert Steele on Hackers

INTERVIEW: Open Everything – with Robert David STEELE Vivas UPDATED to Add Parts V and VI

Interview @ Phi Beta Iota

Movies & Videos

2012  Remarks on Open Source Intelligence in Spanish in Spain

2010 M4IS2 Briefing for South America — 2010 M4IS2 Presentacion por Sur America (ANEPE Chile)

2007 Amazon as Hub of World Brain

John Maguire: YouTube (6:30) Robert Steele, Open-Source, and You

YouTube (4:10) The Open Source Everythinig Manifesto: Transparency, Truth & Trust

Other multimedia can be viewed at Who's Who….Robert David STEELE Vivas

Open Source Everything (OSE) Including OSINT

2012 Reality Sandwich: The Open Source Everything Manifesto

2008 Open Source Intelligence (Strategic)

2.0 Open Source Everything — The List and the Book

OSINT Literature Review, Name Association, Lessons Learned

Open Source Everything @ Phi Beta Iota

Open Source Intelligence @ Phi Beta Iota

Open Source Solutions Network

Access OSS.Net Archives C Corporation closed 31 Dec 2010, 1992-2006 Archives Preserved for Public. Speakers, authors, and topics are best searched for directly via Phi Beta Iota's search box.

Reflections (Index Page)

All Reflections (Directory)

Searches & Summaries

RECAPS use one main post to bring together all past posts.  See All RECAPS (List) Searches strive to answer the question while providing related information.  See Searches (List)

Word Press does well with single or combo word searches.


1988-2009 OSINT-M4IS2 TECHINT Chronology

2012 Handbook Online for Internet Tools and Resources for Creating Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) by Dr. Ran Hock, Chief Training Officer, Online Strategies, Inc.

2013 Ben Benavides OSINT 2ool Kit On The Go Bag (Bag O’Tradecraft)

All Tools (Index)

Transformation Fundamentals

Alternative C2 (AltC2)

2013 Robert Steele Reflections on Alternative Command & Control (AltC2) — Five Questions and a Game Plan 1.1 [Written for NATO ACT Innovation Hub]

2013 Robert Steele — Alternative Command & Control and Four Transformation Forcing Concepts [Written for NATO ACT Innovation Hub]


2012 Itemization of Information Pathologies

2011 Cyber-Command or IO 21 + IO Roots

2010: OPINION–America’s Cyber Scam

1998 TAKEDOWN: Targets, Tools, & Technocracy

1994 Sounding the Alarm on Cyber-Security

Journal: Army Industrial-Era Network Security + Cyber-Security RECAP (Links to Past Posts)

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Decision Support (Intelligence)

Decision Support Story Board

Way of the Truth


Biomimicry @ Phi Beta Iota

Natural Capitalism @ Phi Beta Iota

True Cost @ Phi Beta Iota


Review: Making Learning Whole–How Seven Principles of Teaching can Transform Education

Education @ Phi Beta Iota

Electoral & Governance Reform

Electoral Reform @ Phi Beta Iota

USA Reform Ideas


2013 Public Governance in the 21st Century: New Rules, Hybrid Forms, One Constant – The Public [Work in Progress]

2008 Rebalancing the Instruments of National Power–Army Strategy Conference of 2008 Notes, Summary, & Article

2008 The Substance of Governance

PROPOSAL: 21st Century Governance – Beyond Participatory Budgeting

Human Factor, HUMINT, & Revolution

2012 Robert Steele: The Human Factor & The Human Environment: Concepts & Doctrine? Implications for Human & Open Source Intelligence 2.0 [Written for NATO ACT Innovation Hub]

2012 Robert Steele: The Human Factor & The Human Environment: Concepts & Doctrine? Implications for Human & Open Source Intelligence [Written for NATO ACT Innovation Hub]

2011 Thinking About Revolution in the USA and Elsewhere 2010 Human Intelligence: All Humans, All Minds, All the Time

HUMINT @ Phi Beta Iota

REVOLUTION Graphic & Refs

Revolution @ Phi Beta Iota


2014 Year 1 for INTEGRITY

2012 Robert Steele: Reflections on Inspectors General

2013 Robert Steele: Reflections on Lincoln, Principle, Compromise, Autonomous Internet & Citizen Intelligence / Counterintelligence 2.0 with Meta-RECAP

2010 Robert Steele: Reflections on Integrity UPDATED + Integrity RECAP

2009 Robert Steele: Politics & Intelligence–Partners Only When Integrity is Central to Both

Intelligence Reform

2014  Rethinking Intelligence — Seven False Premises

2013  Intelligence with Integrity Chapter 1: Public Governance & Public Intelligence

2012: The Battle for the Soul of the Republic

2011 National Intelligence and National Defense

2009 Fixing the White House & National Intelligence

2009 Intelligence for the President–AND Everyone Else

2006 Open Source Intelligence (Strategic) 2.0 [Full Text Online]

2006 Forbes Blank Slate On Intelligence

2002 TIME Magazine The New Craft of Intelligence

2002 New Rules for the New Craft of Intelligence (Book 2 Chapter 15)

2000 Presidential Intelligence (Book 1 Chapter 13)

1990 Intelligence in the 1990′s – Six Challenges

Graphic: Smart Safe Nation via Intelligence with Integrity in Four Quadrants – USA Fails

International Organization

2013 Robert Steele Reflections on NATO 4.0 — Key Challenges AND Solutions

2013 Robert Steele on Healing the Americas with an Open Source Agency — and Integrity; Dicho Sobre la Curacion de las Américas con una Agencia de Todo Abierto – y la Integridad

2012 Robert Steele: Practical Reflections on UN Intelligence + References & Reviews + UN RECAP Updated

2012 Robert Steele: Reflections on United Nations Intelligence & Counterintelligence

2010 M4IS2 Briefing for South America — 2010 M4IS2 Presentacion por Sur America (ANEPE Chile)

2006 Briefing to the Coalition Coordination Center (CCC) Leadership at the U.S. Central Command (USCENTCOM)–Multinational Intelligence: Can CENTCOM Lead the Way? Reflections on OSINT & the Coalition

2008 DIA NDIC Multinational Intelligence Fellows


2013 Robert Steele: Reflections on Reform 2.2 Numbers for 30% DoD Cut over 2-4 Years

2012 Robert Steele: Addressing the Seven Sins of Foreign Policy — Why Defense, Not State, Is the Linch Pin for Global Engagement

2012 Robert Steele: Reflections on the US Military — Redirection Essential — and a Prerequisite to Creating a 450-Ship Navy, a Long-Haul Air Force, and an Air-Liftable Army

2012 U.S. Naval Power in the 21st Century: 450-Ship Navy, <24 Hours to Anywhere, Peace from the Sea — Full Text Online

2011 Peace from Above: Future of Intelligence & Air Power NATO OSINT to OSE/M4IS2 Round-Up

Unrealized Possibilities

2014 Robert Steele: UNASUR – The Revolution Begins

2014 UN Paper: Beyond Data Monitoring – Achieving the Sustainability Development Goals Through Intelligence (Decision-Support) Integrating Holistic Analytics, True Cost Economics, and Open Source Everything

2013 General Game Plan and New Logo

2012 Robert Steele: World Brain / Global Game Update with Concept for School of Future-Oriented Hybrid Governance and Centre for Multinational Multiagency Multidisciplinary Multidomain Information-Sharing and Sense-Making (M4IS2)

2012 The Open Source Everything Manifesto (Extracts)

2012 The Open Source Everything Manifesto (List & Book)

2011 Open Source Agency: Executive Access Point

2010 The Ultimate Hack Re-Inventing Intelligence to Re-Engineer Earth (Chapter for Counter-Terrorism Book Out of Denmark)

2008: World Brain as EarthGame (Full Text Online for Google Translate)

2007: Earth Intelligence Network Concept

2002: New Rules for the New Craft of Intelligence

1957 Quincy Wright: Project for a World Intelligence Center

2012 The Open Source Everything Manifesto: Transparency, Truth, & Trust (Evolver Editions, June 2012)

About the Idea, Books w/Steele
Amazon Page – Pre-Order Now

SHORT URL TO THIS PAGE: http://tinyurl.com/OSE-Steele

Updated 1 June 2012.

WARNING:  The “free download” is a Chinese virus, generally identified across various websites with the preface (hotpdf).  Under the terms of the contact this book is NOT free online as with all of Robert Steele's other books and publications.

Extracts, Reviews, 33 Slides in Color, Amazon Rankings: THE OPEN SOURCE EVERYTHING MANIFESTO – Transparency, Truth, & Trust . . . the meme, the mind-set, and the method

Back Cover:  What the world lacks right now–especially the United States, where every form of organization from government to banks to labor unions has betrayed the public trust–is integrity. Also lacking is public intelligence in the sense of decision-support: knowing what one needs to know in order to make honest decisions for the good of all, rather than corrupt decisions for the good of the few. “The Open-Source Everything Manifesto “is a distillation of author, strategist, analyst, and reformer Robert David Steele life's work: the transition from top-down secret command and control to a world of bottom-up, consensual, collective decision-making as a means to solve the major crises facing our world today. The book is intended to be a catalyst for citizen dialog and deliberation, and for inspiring the continued evolution of a nation in which all citizens realize our shared aspiration of direct democracy–informed participatory democracy. Open-Source Everything is a cultural and philosophical concept that is essential to creating a prosperous world at peace, a world that works for one hundred percent of humanity. The future of intelligence is not secret, not federal, and not expensive. It is about transparency, truth, and trust among our local to global collective. Only “open” is scalable. As we strive to recover from the closed world corruption and secrecy that has enabled massive fraud within governments, banks, corporations, and even non-profits and universities, this timely book is a manifesto for liberation–not just open technology, but open “everything.”

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Graphic: Preconditions of Revolution in the USA Today

About the Idea, Advanced Cyber/IO, Analysis, Balance, Citizen-Centered, Corruption, Earth Orientation, Leadership-Integrity, Policies-Harmonization, Strategy-Holistic Coherence, Tribes

Updated 2017.

SHORT URL: http://tinyurl.com/Steele-Revolution

NEW FIGHT BACK: Electoral Reform via OpenPower

Phi Beta Iota: To those who have been leveraging the below, thank you for your interest.  It seemed like a good idea to go ahead and post a version of the chart showing in red all of the pre-conditions of revolution in the USA that are now actively present. The failure of leadership to manifest ethics and to nurture education is particularly harmful–white collar criminals do not prosper when the political leadership is ethical and upholds its responsibility to protect the public interest.  The ONLY thing–the one RIGHT thing–that needs to be done to make everything else possible is Electoral Reform (1 Page, 9 Points).  If the various parties and committees and alliances claiming to represent the public interest fail to sponsor this one simple fix, they reveal themselves for what they are: partisan quasi-criminal organizations operating in betrayal of the public trust, with no interest in restoring America the Republic, America the Beautiful.

EDIT:  For those who really do not understand the integrity of the above in today's context, we will make this explicit:

1.  The country has been run into the ground–the bottom 98% have had their seed corn stolen and eaten by the top 2%.  There is no going back, neither revenge nor expropriation will do.  What has been done is done, get over it.

2.  There isn't a leader or leadership team or party or “elite” network on the planet that can put the USA back together again [except perhaps We the People Reform Coalition].

3.  HOWEVER, “bottom up” collective intelligence is agile, intuitive, ethical in the aggregate, and so on.  This is REALLY SIMPLE: restore the integrity of the electoral system (local to national) and get out of the way.  This is called Epoch B Leadership.  It is also the root “good” of Advanced Information Operations  You start by empowering your own public and not lying to them.

Graphic: Pre-Conditions of Revolution

Graphic: Revolution Model Simplified

2011 Thinking About Revolution

1976 Thesis: Theory, Risk Assessment, and Internal War: A Framework for the Observation of Revolutionary Potential

Review: Theory, risk assessment, and internal war–A framework for the observation of revolutionary potential

Review: Revolutions and Revolutionary Movements

Revolution @ Phi Beta Iota

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Tom Atlee: Making Wise Decisions on Public Issues

About the Idea, Advanced Cyber/IO, Blog Wisdom, Civil Society, Collective Intelligence, Collective Intelligence, Counter-Oppression/Counter-Dictatorship Practices, Cultural Intelligence, Ethics, Government, InfoOps (IO), Methods & Process, Officers Call, Open Government, Policies, Policy, Reform, Standards, Strategy, Threats
Tom Atlee

Dear friends,

I have worked for several months to develop the ideas in this article and to articulate them in an accessible way.  They are fundamental understandings underlying the co-intelligence vision of a wiser democracy.

If the ideas intrigue you, you can find a longer version with more detailed guidelines and references online.  I wrote the abstract below to make it easier for you to see the whole pattern at once.  I hope you find both versions interesting and useful.




by Tom Atlee

As a civilization we have tremendous collective power, but we don't always use it wisely.  We can make good decisions, but we face messy, entangled, rapidly growing problems with complex, debatable causes.  Efforts to solve one problem often generate new ones.  We need more than problem-solving smarts here.  We need wisdom.

A good definition for wisdom here is

the capacity to take into account
what needs to be taken into account
to produce long term, inclusive benefits.

To the extent we fail to take something important into account, it will come back to haunt us.  But often we only realize we overlooked something long after our decision has been implemented.  Certain practices – because they lead us to include more of what's important – can help us meet this challenge.  Here are eight complementary ways to do this.  The more of them we do, and the better we do them, the wiser our collective decisions will be.
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