Paid Jobs = (Demand – (Stockpiled_Supply – War)) / (Automation * Good_Design)

interesting perspective of potential further developments in current, “infinite demand”, artificial scarcity “mainstream economics” …

http://groups.google.com/group/openmanufacturing/

note : thankfully alternatives are emerging… ( such as open source peer production … http://p2pfoundation.net )

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Doc : When I Came Home

http://www.archive.org/details/When_I_Came_Home

When I Came Home is a documentary which follows the lives and struggles of several homeless veterans, including those who have recently returned home from the war in Iraq. The film examines the factors which led over 150,000 Vietnam veterans from the battlefield to the street and asks the question: Will what happened to Vietnam veterans happen to a new generation of soldiers? The film also focuses on the veteran-led movement which is fighting to end this national disgrace.

When I Came Home is a work-in-progress. You can follow the making of the film on director Dan Lohous GNN blog: http://www.gnn.tv/users/user.php?id=5199

This movie is part of the collection: News & Public Affairs

Director: Dan Lohaus
Producer: Dan Lohaus
Sponsor: GNN.tv
Audio/Visual: sound, color
Keywords: Iraq; Homeless; Veterans
Contact Information: TVTRUCK@yahoo.com

Mutual Empowerment

July 2008 , Dante

https://dante.ecobytes.net/2008/07/16/recurrent-transition-point/


” doing what I am passionnate about ” ?

July 2009 , Dante :

There have been developments since last year … 🙂

Its very much about nurturing long term friendships, and friendships between friendships…
which enables a feeling of meaning through sharing,
creates value through non direct reciprocal economics,
yet builds potential within networks of friends and grows new fruits that feed the networks on the long term ,
and enable such synergies on a broad international scale,
but very importantly also “on a local scale” …
building up a sense of belonging… and a potential lager integral view point… understanding what one “can”,
participating by enabling potential… and “empowering oneself by empowering others”…

I feel it is very fulfilling to build up intentional environments with whom there is mutual empowerment.

For a long time, I felt alone, trying to bring together some pieces of the puzzle,
but I feel its accelerating, and various nodes of interconnected friends are emerging… and creating life dynamics… being mirrors to each other… enabling the manifestation of the consciousness we re-membered within ourselves, into prototypes out of our own body, and together with others…

The recurrent transition point I mentioned last year,
can evolve when such mutually inspiring, mutually empowering dynamics of trans-connections enable outlets for further synergies according to our own potential, according to what I can to allow others to develop what they can…

"The Great Dictator" – Charlie Chaplin

The Jewish Barber (Charlie Chaplin’s character): Hope… I’m sorry but I don’t want to be an Emperor – that’s not my business – I don’t want to rule or conquer anyone. I should like to help everyone if possible, Jew, gentile, black man, white. We all want to help one another, human beings are like that.

We all want to live by each other’s happiness, not by each other’s misery. We don’t want to hate and despise one another. In this world there is room for everyone and the earth is rich and can provide for everyone.

The way of life can be free and beautiful.

But we have lost the way.

Greed has poisoned men’s souls – has barricaded the world with hate; has goose-stepped us into misery and bloodshed.

We have developed speed but we have shut ourselves in: machinery that gives abundance has left us in want. Our knowledge has made us cynical, our cleverness hard and unkind. We think too much and feel too little: More than machinery we need humanity; More than cleverness we need kindness and gentleness. Without these qualities, life will be violent and all will be lost.

The aeroplane and the radio have brought us closer together. The very nature of these inventions cries out for the goodness in men, cries out for universal brotherhood for the unity of us all. Even now my voice is reaching millions throughout the world, millions of despairing men, women and little children, victims of a system that makes men torture and imprison innocent people. To those who can hear me I say “Do not despair”.

The misery that is now upon us is but the passing of greed, the bitterness of men who fear the way of human progress: the hate of men will pass and dictators die and the power they took from the people, will return to the people and so long as men die [now] liberty will never perish…

Soldiers – don’t give yourselves to brutes, men who despise you and enslave you – who regiment your lives, tell you what to do, what to think and what to feel, who drill you, diet you, treat you as cattle, as cannon fodder.

Don’t give yourselves to these unnatural men, machine men, with machine minds and machine hearts. You are not machines. You are not cattle. You are men. You have the love of humanity in your hearts. You don’t hate – only the unloved hate. Only the unloved and the unnatural. Soldiers – don’t fight for slavery, fight for liberty.

In the seventeenth chapter of Saint Luke it is written ” the kingdom of God is within man ” – not one man, nor a group of men – but in all men – in you, the people.

You the people have the power, the power to create machines, the power to create happiness. You the people have the power to make life free and beautiful, to make this life a wonderful adventure. Then in the name of democracy let’s use that power – let us all unite. Let us fight for a new world, a decent world that will give men a chance to work, that will give you the future and old age and security. By the promise of these things, brutes have risen to power, but they lie. They do not fulfil their promise, they never will. Dictators free themselves but they enslave the people. Now let us fight to fulfil that promise. Let us fight to free the world, to do away with national barriers, do away with greed, with hate and intolerance. Let us fight for a world of reason, a world where science and progress will lead to all men’s happiness.

Soldiers – in the name of democracy, let us all unite!

Look up! Look up! The clouds are lifting – the sun is breaking through. We are coming out of the darkness into the light. We are coming into a new world. A kind new world where men will rise above their hate and brutality.

The soul of man has been given wings – and at last he is beginning to fly. He is flying into the rainbow – into the light of hope – into the future, that glorious future that belongs to you, to me and to all of us. Look up. Look up.”


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