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Towards an advanced and mature p2p world civilisation


A map for the future 🙂

Social Network Unionism

Our current civilization is based on the dominancy of capitalist mode of production relations and other social relations that are in large portion outcomes of or strongly determined by the principal relationships of this mode, including ‘foreign’ relations between alienated human societies.

The rising people’s grassroots movement openly and clearly challenges and wants to change these relationships at a global scale.

This conscious ‘demand’ of the peoples is being unsuccessfully undermined by the mainstream media.

The existence of astonishing number of alternative visions for the aftermath of the approaching collapse is the proof of this: the gift economy, solidarity economy, participatory economy, resource based economy, commons based economy, and many more.

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DOG Sharon – The Movie


This is a short trailer I made about my novel to get the idea across. The soundtrack starts after a bit 🙂

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=48ApGnDepFw&feature=g-upl&context=G206bf9bAUAAAAAAAAAA


WE DON’T NEED GOVERNING!


Recently people keep talking about this or that politician, or they say let’s petition parliament or the president. But these are the bastards that are oppressing us – we don’t need governing – that’s what kings, dictators and emperors have done for thousands of years. Governments are just the same – they are a way of managing the people – they’re not for us!

We don’t need hierarchies so I’ve invented the word LOWERARCHY

If we are all the same let’s act like it – don’t give your power to leaders – they’re part of the problem not the solution.


How to buy DOG Sharon: The Future is Female


DOG Sharon: The Future is Female!

Available as a paperback and ebook at Amazon.co.ukAmazon.com

A thrilling story of love, courage and humour with a crucial
message of hope and change for the entire planet.

Available as a paperback and ebook at Amazon.co.ukAmazon.com

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CULTURE IN DECLINE – PETER JOSEPH


Click here to watch a brilliant short film by Peter Joseph, creator of the Zeitgeist movies.

In US election year, Peter sardonically examines American democracy and shows how the capitalist system controls our thoughts and actions so there are no real choices. He shows how puppet politicians are bankrolled by corporations and asks why we need these leaders at all. This is the same point I make in Womanifesto and we agree that modern leaders play the same role as kings, emperors and dictators did formerly.

For democracy to work, all citizens must be educated to understand the issues, yet critical thinking and logic are ignored and learning by rote is taught to millions. Joseph argues the US two party political system is a con – there is no real choice and all good change derives from pressure from below – not the Republican and Democratic parties.

He also shows how the big parties came together to set up and control the Presidential debates so killing intelligent discussion and stopping smaller parties getting airtime. This is exactly the same as in the UK and most other so-called democracies. Noam Chomsky has been saying this for years.

Even now as more and more species become extinct, the climate changes to who knows what and humanity teeters on the brink of disaster, most folk are more interested in inane celebrities, fashion and consumerism.

Peter also shows how religion creates an unthinking populace who do as they are told rather than questioning everything.

So if you care about the future, the ecosystem and your own minds – watch and engage with this film – what could be more important?


Battered and Bruised is Beautiful?


If this doesn’t upset you…

BroadBlogs

By Catherine Scott @ Ms. Magazine Blog

Treating women like dirt is hardly a new tactic for the fashion industry, with its long history of objectifying the female body, idealizing physically impossible beauty types and glamorizing violence against women. Bulgaria-based 12 magazine, however, has hit a new low with an inexplicable photo spread in its latest issue titled, “Victim of Beauty” [TRIGGER WARNING].

The six images are all close-up portraits of young, attractive white models sporting various gruesome injuries: one boasts a black eye, another a slit throat and a third sports a split lip and a bruised neck. Scrolling through this montage of burns, bruises and gashes, it’s easy to forget you’re looking at a “fashion” photo shoot; the images more closely resemble police files of horrendous domestic violence.

Were the magazine spread a deliberate attempt to raise awareness and generate conversation about our society’s failure to prevent…

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DOG Sharon – The Movie


This is a short trailer I made about my novel to get the idea across. The soundtrack starts after a bit 🙂

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=48ApGnDepFw&feature=g-upl&context=G206bf9bAUAAAAAAAAAA


How to buy DOG Sharon: The Future is Female


DOG Sharon: The Future is Female!

Available as a paperback and ebook at Amazon.co.ukAmazon.com

A thrilling story of love, courage and humour with a crucial
message of hope and change for the entire planet.

Available as a paperback and ebook at Amazon.co.ukAmazon.com

abortionbirthDOG Sharon: The Future is Femalefemininefeminismfeministreligious satirereproductionsatirestopstop giving birthsymbolVenuswomen



Important info from Dear Kitty showing that when it comes to Creationist nonsense the Fundamentalist Christians don’t have all the bullshit – Islam, Hinduism and Judaism want a piece of the action as well…

Dear Kitty. Some blog

This video from the USA says about itself:

Two Creationists take home schooled kids on a tour of a natural history museum filling their minds with Young Earth Creationist Bullshit.

25 June 2011.

On a world scale, the most important opposition to evolution biological science comes from Christian creationists; who are influential especially in the economically and militarily most powerful country of the world, the USA. They claim to draw the only correct conclusions from the comparatively long and detailed creation narrative in the Bible book Genesis.

Less importantly, there is opposition to evolution science from within other religions. In Hinduism, eg, the Hare Krishna organization attacks the “materialistic” theories of Charles Darwin and later biologists. This is not that surprising, as the Hare Krishna organization is rather extreme within Hinduism. The organization developed at first not in India, but in the USA, with influences from US American fundamentalist…

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TOP DOCUMENTARY FILMS


TOP DOCUMENTARY FILMS

We just watched a nice little film entitled: “Why I am no longer a Creationist” it’s the second film in the series. the first was: “Why I am no longer a Christian”

This is what the author has to say: I’m no longer a creationist or a Christian… these videos are some of the reasons why. I don’t really have anyone to talk to about this stuff because my family and friends are all fundamental Christians like I was… so I thought this may be a good way to start discussions and be able to finally get it all out there.

There are many well-meaning creationists who have just been misinformed. It takes a good deal of time to come to a thorough understanding of a major scientific theory; and many just don’t have the luxury of investing enough. They often become the unwitting victims of a few charlatans, and of their own confirmation bias.

It is the evangelical creationist leaders who are the main targets of my criticism. These men and women either should know better; or they are deliberately lying.

In a rare moment of sense, the Department for Education has revised its model funding agreement, allowing the education secretary to withdraw cash from schools that fail to meet strict criteria relating to what they teach.

Under the new agreement, funding will be withdrawn for any free school that teaches what it claims are “evidence-based views or theories” that run “contrary to established scientific and/or historical evidence and explanations”.

The British Humanist Association (BHA), which has led a campaign against creationism – the movement that denies Darwinian evolution and claims that the Earth and all its life was created by God – described the move as “highly significant” and predicted that it would have implications for other  British Humanist Association looking to run schools.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/2012/jan/15/free-schools-creationism-intelligent-design


CHRISTIAN ALTAR WHINE


Don’t you just love it when Christians get on their high horse and proclaim,

“But I’m not that kind of Christian…”

Those of us who don’t believe your story don’t give a feather or a fig about your doctrinal ravings. We’re not interested in the silly details that distinguish you from the next sect or cult. Those things only matter to you. 

And, if you believe that Jesus is the Son of God and holds the Key to Everlasting Life, then why not get his name right for once?

Jesus is the Roman version – remember the folks you claim nailed him up? The actual Jewish name is Yeheshua or something – imagine that – Christians claim life, the universe and everything is about this one bloke then get his name wrong.

Doh


Religions in Scotland Attack Loving Relationships


In the face of intense pressure from not only the Catholic church but also Muslim organisations and evangelical and presbyterian churches, the Scottish government has continued with its plan to legalise marriage for same sex couples. A draft bill is to be published later this year.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2012/aug/26/same-sex-marriage-scotland-catholic

Opinion polls have shown that about two-thirds of Scots are in favour of the changes.

Below – The Catholic Church puts its foot down…


A Gaia communique to the RNC


What will you do to celebrate Saint Chimp’s Day?

GREY COAST ANARCHIST NEWS

Daily Complaint. Aug 23:

GOP: Hurricane Isaac A Message From God

As journalists nationwide are connecting the dots of dumbness regarding Todd Akin’s connection to Lyin’ Paul Ryan and Mike Huckabee, something important, something directly from God Almighty to the Republican Party, is on its way: Hurricane Isaac.

Yes, just as a mighty preacher named Pat Robertson proclaimed that Hurricane Katrina was a message from God Almighty that America was going down because of gays and Liberals, I am here to proclaim that, because the Republican Party has conducted a war against women, God Almighty has sent Hurricane Isaac to disrupt their all-but-holy convention in a city ironically named Tampa.

And Mike Huckabee, champion of Christian bigotry, is slated to open, well, let’s just call it “the blow-out in Tampa”.

Huckabee has been right out in front regarding Todd Akin’s stunningly idiotic remarks about so-called legitimate rape and its…

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Whoever Controls Reproduction Controls the Future


I owe a great intellectual debt to my partner Sooz. She correctly identified REPRODUCTION as the key battleground in this crucial stage of human affairs.

When we look at the issues facing us at present, several interconnected problems loom large; Overpopulation, Anthropogenic Climate Change, War and Crazy Religions all threaten all life on this amazing planet.

And all these factors are related to human reproduction.

When women have full control of their own fertility, overpopulation will become a thing of the past. All evidence shows that birthrates drop when women are empowered.

Climate change is due to the unfettered growth in human numbers, industry and transport. When there are less people there will be less CO2 released into the atmosphere due to a reduction in the rearing of livestock for food and agriculture, less manufacturing of useless articles for profit for the few, less transport leading to more area for forests and wildlife.

War is almost always caused by men, usually for power and control of resources. The factors mentioned above are likely to lead to more and deadlier conflict. When there are less people there will be reduced pressure on the environment and more space.

Clearly we need to get men out of positions of power so they can’t start wars.

Nation states are also responsible for wars so the sooner we move on from this outmoded system of organisation the better.

The ‘Us and Them’ mentality is part and parcel of this medieval mindset and must be left behind if we  want a future.

Finally, Crazy Religions provide the justification for all of the above. All the major religions are made by men for men. They are all misogynist and have led to the infantile mental states suffered by many of our fellow humans. They lay a death wish on humanity while they pretend to offer eternal life.

Even now, as the ecosystem struggles to cope with the pollution and poisons emitted by our insane industrial production, as the oceans are dying and we are witnessing the largest extinction event ever – at this very moment – male (and some female) nutters try to restrict abortion and deny women reproductive rights.

If I believed in a supernatural world I would say religions are the Devil incarnate. But happily I know there is no God or Devil therefore our problems are wholly caused by us.

So this means we humans can turn around this terrible state of affairs. We have the power – we can do it. 

But we have to let women manage human affairs before it’s too late. As my American sisters and brothers might say, “We’re drinking in the Last Chance Saloon”

That is why we’re calling for a paradigm shift in human thinking and saying the Future must be Female.

Otherwise there will be no future for us all.

Religions must die so humanaity can live.

Let’s take the fight to the religions – let’s win the war for the future.


People are not their religions…


People are not their religions.

Terms like “Christian” and “Muslim” often obscure the contradictions we all know we have. (Thanks to my mate Harsh Mellow for pointing this out)

Most folk only believe bits of the dogma and orthodoxies pushed by religious leaders and leave out the rest. That explains why there are so many different variants of the major faiths.

People are born into families and cultures where certain religions are dominant and rarely choose their own faith – that’s why the so-called leaders are desperate to continue to circumcise etc – they need to put their marks on the young.

The same goes for teaching children myth as history. This is why I’m arguing to Keep Religion Out of Schools (KROS). Religion is more dangerous than sex and we have an age of consent for that.

We have nearly identical DNA to chimps yet we are fooled into thinking we’re different from folk who wear a slightly different symbol round their necks.

I blame the political and religious leaders for this state of affairs. That’s why I say “Don’t follow leaders – they fuck you up!”

Here’s a quote from my satirical novel:

We’re not saying it’s the new religion. The time of leaders has passed, and the age of governments is ending. We’re not looking to the past but to the future. We don’t need gods and goddesses for we are women – we gave birth to humanity and we’ll solve our own problems.


Women of the World


Another film with some top acting, camera work and direction. Ha!

Click here to watch.


Womanifesto Revisited…


Why The Future Must Be Female

After a half century of living in families and being in relationships, studying social sciences and women studies, watching documentaries, dancing, reading brilliant books, working in business and management, bringing up children, feeding the birds and talking to nearly everybody I meet, I find myself working as a volunteer for BSWA, after being made redundant in the current recession.

To me, it seems crucial to ask why there’s a need for organisations like ours; in other words, why should women and children suffer violence, sexual abuse, second class treatment and neglect? This is a global problem and occurs under all religions and none, and across various political systems. Also, why do tens of thousands of babies die each day from preventable causes?

What follows is my explanation of this situation and some suggestions to improve things. As a social scientist I’ve learned that people are moulded by their social environment.  In other words, the system makes us.  By the system, I mean the whole complex of cultural, religious and traditional values taught to every member of society.

Over the last 10,000 years, the growth of agriculture and urbanization led to a greater and more fixed sexual division of labour and coincided with the rise of kings and emperors. These male leaders derived their position and power from the control of the military forces of their society – indeed, rulers the world over still form very close relationships with the armed forces. Evidence for this can be seen when visiting dignitaries are shown the crack troops of the host nation and the links between the British so-called royal family and the various branches of the military.

The idea of an invisible father god, as seen in Christianity, Judaism and Islam, can be seen as divine justification for the violent and patriarchal policies of these rulers. Consequently, the Feminine has been repressed in most aspects of life in an effort to portray the Masculine as everything.  Evidence for this can be seen in the narrow range of roles traditionally offered to women in art, literature, adverts in magazines and newspapers, on television and in films. Also most popular stories feature male heroes who use violence to achieve their ends and win the passive woman as a trophy. The James Bond films are perfect examples of this narrative form. This fictional sexual objectification of women leads directly to real women being abused.

If our society sanctions male violence and sexual abuse of women in so many ways, it’s hardly surprising that real women and kids suffer the physical and mental outcomes. Sex sells, yet Reproduction is rarely mentioned – the process that makes more people is either taboo altogether or mythologized. Look no further than the “Garden of Eden” or “Virgin Mary” stories for obvious examples.

So this is the history (His-Story) of the two overlapping hierarchical power structures in modern society. There’s the pyramid of actual power which finds its pinnacle in the permanent members of the Security Council of the UN – the richest and most heavily armed and arms-producing nations in the world. And the other is the ideological pyramid, where male religious leaders such as popes, patriarchs, imams and rabbis reinforce stories of all-male divinity and tell women they don’t own their bodies.

Sadly women and children are usually found at the bottom of both pyramids and therefore have little power in traditional societies. In wars, natural disasters and political events like contemporary ‘Austerity cuts’, women and children are the worst affected. Even when women manage to achieve success in the worldly hierarchy, they are still attacked ideologically for being a woman.

The existing order is based on violence or the threat of violence, but as violence creates more violence this is obviously counterproductive. Violence in all its forms must become a thing of the past.

We need the non-violent global adoption of Female Values and Perspectives with a corresponding paradigm shift in human affairs. By this we mean cooperation rather than competition, with society organised to protect its weakest members, namely women, children and the elderly.

At present production is governed by the so-called Free Market. Babies are left to die when they are seen as having no economic value to the system. They are surplus to the requirements of capitalist production. However there can be no production without people – and people are created by reproduction.

Therefore whoever controls reproduction controls the future.

This explains why religions and other bastions of male power have worked so hard to regulate female sexuality.  The rulers need our children for their wars and as workers but they won’t acknowledge our power of reproduction. They can’t let the women speak out.

We’re saying it is time for the women of the world to build a global consciousness of themselves, their power and their role in managing human affairs. For too long, women have been divided; but if all the women’s groups come together as one network, anything can be achieved.

When women manage reproduction, the risk posed by overpopulation – probably the biggest challenge facing humanity – will quickly diminish and our species will no longer threaten all other life on the planet.

Women give birth to all humans but have little say in the management of our planet. However as females build a global consciousness they will refuse to bring children into a world where girls will suffer domestic violence and sexual assault. Why should their children work for slave wages or perish in wars or starve or die of thirst – if women see this future, they’ll refuse to bring more kids into the world. Why would they give birth to babies in a society that abuses most of the people, most of the time?

We’ll need new politics for this new society and we’re calling it Lowerarchy.

Lowerarchy is the opposite of hierarchical organisation. In the Lowerarchy there will be no need for leaders as there will be no nations to lead. Local people will decide for themselves how to live and manage resources.

Then artificial national boundaries can be dissolved, and with no nation states to defend, armies will become redundant so can safely be disbanded. Likewise, security services can be dismantled as we would all be on the same side.

If we want a world where everybody truly feels equal, then let’s reflect that in the economic sphere.

We suggest a One World, One Wage policy.

It’s a simple plan. Everybody gets paid the same salary. So cleaners get the same as bankers, teachers are equal to dinner ladies and mums are valued as much as soccer stars. And as we truly are all in this together, obviously those that can’t work will be cared for – that’s what society’s for.

And the alternative?

Catastrophic overpopulation, continued unfettered competition and the commodification of everything, wholesale destruction of the natural world, mass extinctions, more pollution and greenhouse effects on the climate, continued violence against women and children, a further widening of the gap between the rich and poor, loss of civil liberties, wars over resources, famines and the likely destruction of the species.

It’s time we changed the way we live – it’s time to make The Future Female…

Sooz