Thursday, October 19, 2006

Autonomous, Co-operative Networks

Date: Tue, 13 Jan 2004 18:19:51 -0600

Ok, I don't have the focus to write a thesis at the moment but here's something I offer you to think about in the vein of "new topic".
I have been carrying this one in the sidepocket of my mind for a good while. First, please forgive me for often referring to my ethnos when I converse with you. All I can say is that it is in the warp and woof of me. To surrender my place of who I am would be a terrifying loss of identity. I think that is what is wrong with most of the world right now.... Correct me if this is not a conservative view... If its not then I really am lost. People don't know who they are and where they came from and just what it is they are suppose to be doing with themselves anymore. They try to get it from tv and other media I suppose. People have lost their context...their identity. The root connection for me is that when I was lost too...I found the answer to who I was, where I came from and what I am suppose to be doing- not in a church pew (although that is where it all starts), not in my family home in suburbia...but in my familiy's traditional native culture and worldview....the one that stood for thousands of years but has almost been erased from the face of God's earth, and the same one that men Like Newt Gingrich suggests be surrendered and homogenized into pop culture once and for all now. I agree that America must pull together as one nation if we wish to survive, however, this does not mean surrenderring our individuality or diversity completely - but creating a network of diverse, autonomous communities working towards a common goal and common unity. If we remember this concept then we will not always be dividing and sub dividing ourselves into seperated- hyphenated false categories. Then, we can express our diversity and cultural perspective without detracting from the goal of the whole. I will always be a Native- American, A citizen of the United States and a member of the human family and God's Kingdom. Try to take away or harm any of these parts of me and you will have a struggle on your hands. I imagine we all feel the same about this from our own perspective if we have in fact devoted any thought to it. Getting in touch with this root connection of who I am was a potent experience with real spiritual occurances and huge realizations and paradigm shifts. All humanity points toward this same set of truths regardless of the distractions and tragedies of the dark side of human nature. I have something relevant to say on my mind that many of my ancestors died trying to say unsuccessfully.
I know, as you do question in my mind about that...that our world is at a huge nexus right now...and in every phase of existence too...especially spiritually. Politics!! Its well known that our nation's democracy was modeled after the Roman senate, Greek thought and also after models of government exhibited by the Iroquois League of Nations and other tribal governments. The model of government exhibited in much of Native America was designed well enough to last eons. It was more streamlined...more decentralized...more conservative...more balanced...more in line with God's Law- Natural Law...better suited to humanity and the family structure as well as the food chain. I think it is worth mentioning that the early Christian Church was also set up this way. I believe this model of civil government was also more like what the founding fathers of the United States had in mind. Forget about the fact that it was a long time ago (not really so long) and dealt with fewer people (although in the tens of millions instead of the hundreds of millions) and a different world stage. I'm just tallking about the flow chart like exquisitely simple design of it. Never mind all that other stuff right now. Think about the formula...the model. Its about individual and community rights and responsibilities.
Thomas Paine I believe it was (Common Sense?), kind of touched on where I am going with this on the States' Rights tip. He was also talking about a network of more autonomous communities like I am. Now before you start thinking I'm talking about socialism or liberalism and dismiss it- start thinking about how a system like this would have to be and could be done. I am not such an idealist that I can honestly say that I think my vision OR...the world as it is set up right now is salvagable. I beleive that niether is salvagable without cataclysm to motivate some real paradigm shifts. I also believe we are going to live to see that cataclysm if we are not in fact watching it hatch right now. I am a BIG picture thinker. I am so beyond all this partisan political crap that the mainstream culture has been bantering about.
We can pull America out of her decaying orbit if more people will get serious and focus. To hell with all this right-left stuff...lets get back to the center...the source. This is what I have been talking about the whole time in a way. Can you see that model in your head? Think about that for a new topic. Our generation's turn to hold the reigns is coming right up.

1 comment:

Duck said...

Careful.... that picture looks just like a conspiracy diagram used by the feds in court cases.