Monday, December 15, 2008

Man Made Systems

I've been spending a considerable amount of time thinking about the self-imposed structures that society has placed upon itself - the self-imposed, arbitrary, man made systems that we allow to govern and control us.

These systems have a weakness - we created them.

The Australian Constitution clearly states that the people of the original states are creating this Commonwealth of ours.

The "economy" is not some system of external influence. It is a complex system around the very basic concept of an exchange of goods or services. It doesn't need to be any more complicated than 'I have excess food, have some.', we chose to complicate it, be governed by it and allow it to affect our lives.

"Democracy" means government by the people for the people.

In Australia it is your right to have the person you elected to represent your area present anything you wish to the parliament of Australia. They are not entitled to only present those ideas, bills and thoughts that they personally agree with or have some party-line on.

Instead of standing up for ourselves, we as a society continue to create these arbitrary systems. Democracy is not about government by the people for the corporations. Governments continue to give corporations more and more rights, and sometimes it appears they have more rights than flesh and blood, divinely illuminated people.

Wishing you peace and happiness.

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