Note: These letters were to be included as appendices to illuminate how those in power refuse to consider, much less embrace, radical constructive ideas, however essential they might be to the 99%. All four of these leaders – a Pope, the Secretary General of the United Nations, a sitting President of the United States of America, and a multi-billionaire with a flair for innovation – have probably not even seen these letters because they inhabit a CLOSED world. They are surrounded by courtiers who are threatened by new ideas, and who reject all that they do not understand.
In an OPEN world, each of these individual would hear from a million voices, asking them to read the letter addressed to them, and to hold a summit for public discussion of the letter.
This post is the full text online version for ease of automated translation. Links to the actual versions on letterhead are below the line with their full-text version.
Setting the Stage for Information-Sharing in the 21 st Century:
Three Issues of Common Concern to DoD and the Rest of the World
Robert D. Steele
The more I read and talk to people as I work up for this the more I think it comes down to three issues:
Restoring the Republic – One People – One Voice – One Community
Grand Strategy is about combining means (inputs) and ways
to achieve ends (outcomes).
In very general terms, the strategic outcomes that appear to be sought by the mélange of participants in the emerging nation-wide—even global—rebellion against the existing system—center around social justice as in justice for society at large. This is essentially a repudiation of the existing system in three parts: the electoral system that perpetuates a two-party tyranny; the governance system that trades 5% earmarks for 95% discounted disbursements of the public treasure; and a banking and corporate system that refuses to factor in both true costs to the public, or consider the public interest. It is a rigged system of, by, and for the 1%.
There are at least three outcomes that can be considered and two ways.
Constitutional Amendment. In the ideal, the corruption of the legislative and executive processes must be removed by enacting a Constitutional Amendment. In the USA, enacting an amendment requires either passage by two thirds of both the Senate and the House of Representatives, followed by approval by three-fourths of all state legislatures. Since the two-party tyranny owns both the federal and the state legislatures, it is virtually certain that this will never come to pass in isolation. It could, however, be made possible by first pursuing Electoral Reform.
Electoral Reform Act. Over the past thirty years a number of very specific proposals have been made to expand the existing two-party electoral system rife with fraud at all levels. Nine specific measures have been put together by a team drawing on best available sources. Those nine measures include:
01 Open Ballot Access
02 Make It Easier to Vote
03 Honest Open Debates
04 Instant Run-Off/Paper Ballots
05 Expanded Debates (Cabinet)
06 Full and Balanced Representation
07 Tightly-Drawn Districts
08 Full Public Funding of Diverse Candidates
09 No Legislation without Consultation
A tenth provision would have an honest Congress and an honest Executive championing the Constitutional Amendment, but passing the Electoral Reform Act of 2012 in time for Phase I (provisions 01-05) to take effect for November 2012. This objective is achievable! A nation-wide demand presented by 6 November with a demand for resolution by 15 February—or face a General Strike—has a possibility for success such as has never existed here-to-fore. This has the added advantage of opening the way for an Independent candidate for President, and for opening ballot access to the full spectrum of potential candidates, not just those approved by the two-party system, thereby cleansing the Senate and House of Representatives of corrupt partisans.
Secession & Nullification. There are no fewer than ten active secessionist movements in the USA:
05 League of the South
06 South Carolina
09 Republic of Lakotah
10 Pacific Northwest/Cascadia
Among them, Alaska, Hawaii, and Vermont are the most persistent. States also have the right to nullify federal mandates, and in the future we may see the Western states and especially Alaska repossess state lands set aside as federal preserves. A dissolution of the USA is unlikely at this time, but could become a reality if there is a total collapse of the economy and the government, at which point localized resilience movements will spring up and independence from federal taxation and federal regulation will become the norm.
Ways to the first two ends include a General Strike (massive absenteeism) and a General Boycott (of all corporate goods less true essentials, withdrawal of all funds from banks and stocks)—or both.
Electoral Reform as a capital demand, presented by 6 November and demanded by 15 February, is in my view the only means of avoiding secession and eventually securing a Constitutional Amendment. St.