NO PLANet B
Time for (r)Evolution
We All Must Be In It
We all join T-Rex
SOUL = Survival and Sustainability of Organized Human Life
The SOUL Bank - Finance Directed Toward LIFE and SOUL on Earth
This is about using the Economics, Finance, and Money Power
for addressing Climate, Nuclear Weapons, Guns and other Threats
in very practical, personal, family, and commmunity ways
This is another set of genius inspirations coming from Youth Under the Age of 16, and some under 10. Of course, it happens that they know a lot about what some of us have done and are doing in areas like the stock market, futures and commodities trading, derivatives, FOREX, cryptocurrencies, smart contracts, and such! Now we are building, refining, and testing the mechanisms, including the software, for enabling people to use their Personal Consumer Power in multiple ways to Transform and Transmute Corporations and Whole Industries from Environment Destroyers, Climate-Change Accelerators, and Nuclear Terminators, into seriously wholesome Life-empowering and Humanity-preserving Partners.
The SOUL Bank is actually not a radical idea at all. It's all based on very common and familiar economics that go back centuries and far longer in all our diffeent cultural backgrounds and histories. SOUL Bank encompasses and integrates family and community banking, the familiar principles and practices of Credit Unions (as they are known in USA), buying clubs, group purchasing networks, and also, very importantly, Decentralized Digital Currencies, Securitized Tokens, and everything connected and enabled by Personal Smart Contracts and Diversified Asset Exchanges.
This is not about going "off the economic grid" or having a confrontational battle with any government or any established bank or investment company.
This is All About building Group Solidarity Power and Block Power in Economics that can be used as leverage, as a fulcrum, as a set of rightly placed block-and-tackle, for GETTING THINGS RIGHT FOR EARTH, LIFE, HUMANITY, within all those entities and structures that are in place, in power, and neither going to "disappear" nor simply acquiesce to a few of us marching in the streets and carrying placards.
We need to use the System properly and intelligently to Control the system and then we can Change the way the System has been going. For a long time that System - our economics, our politics, and also our industry, our STEM, our education - has been going along a course that has been increasingly out of touch with some very important part of Reality. We are not going to change the course of the ship without first getting onto the bridge and into the wheelhouse and also(!) Knowing How to Steer and Sail the Ship!.
CHANGE that is Necessary for LIFE and SOUL. No Time to Waste, but we cannot do things without the assistance of the various captains, mates, and the whole crew.
All the "more and details" are coming ASAP. We are understaffed and stretched like rubber bands across all the continents. Please be patient, and go ahead and just Contact Us, almost time of day and certainy any day. Our Lives Depend Upon All of Us Teaming and Working Together Now.
But there are a few more words to offer here. Some points about the SOUL Initiative's philosophical roots.
Not everything can be accomplished effectively with a sledge hammer. Actually, only a few things that way. Not every impasse can be solved by confrontation and use of force. Actually, very,m very few things really need such a desperate last-ditch approach.
Here's just a few names of SOUL Inspirers from all sorts of distant pasts in many cultures. Think about this. We're not bragging, cliaming or even hinting to have all the Answers. Collectively, rationally, WE All Do and That Includes YOU.
But there have been good teachers, good lessons. In many times, languages, shapes and colors. Including:
Those are just some of many. One thing is clear: Poltiical and economic power do not "grow out of the barrel of a gun" or anything even vaguely resembling a weapon of force, coercion or confrontation.
- The authors and scribes of the I Ching, Tao Teh Ching (Lao Tze and others), Sun Tzu, Torah, Bible, Koran.
- Adam Smith, David Hume, John Stuart Mill, Leo Tolstoy, Mahatma Gandhi, Thomas Merton, Andre Sakharov, Noam Chomsky
Now, as to using hammers, chisels, axes, drills, files, screwdrivers and other such tools ---- well, friends, that is how you build a House and a Home. But even if you have all those tools and all the supplies you can imagine needing, it's going to happen a whole lot better, smoother, and happier if you do it all with a Team that comes together and does the Work as One.
SOUL Credo, Chants and Cheers
The SOUL Initiative and its Programs and Projects are managed through the PSED Program and the MIRNOVA Project, components of TETRAD Institute, a private non-profit international research organization dedicated to advancement of culture through science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics, working in collaboration with partners in academia and industry.
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