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“Solartopia” foresees a democratic, green-powered 21st Century civilization. Our economic and ecological survival depend on it.
Technologically, the vision rests on four simple pillars:
1. Total renunciation of all fossil and nuclear fuels. In a sustainable, survivable future, they are a 20th Century pox, neither green nor clean.
2. All-out conversion to renewable energy, led by the “Solartopian Trinity” of wind, solar and bio-fuels. Mother Earth gives us the natural power we need.
3. Complete commitment to maximum efficiency, including revived and solarized mass transit and passenger rail systems. Our automotive “love affair” is a hoax.
4. Zero tolerance for production of anything that cannot be re-used or recycled, including chemical-based food. Solartopia is an organic, post-pollution world.
Along with wind, solar and bio-fuels, Solartopian energy comes from the waves, currents, rivers and tides; from the geothermal heat beneath the earth’s crust; from the interplay of solar-heated water at the oceans’ surface and the frigid deep.
Hydrogen and electricity are the chief power carriers, but they are always produced by clean Solartopian means.
The efficiency revolution drives Solartopian energy consumption levels ever downward. Compact fluorescent bulbs are transcended by Light Emitting Diodes. An evolving armada of efficiency devices, many invented in backyards and garages, spreads at warp-speed through a hyper-linked global community.
Advanced methods of organic food production get us past the “silent spring” of chemical pesticides, herbicides, fertilizers and genetically modified crops.
The ever-evolving Internet fuels a geek-driven torrent of Solartopian innovation—and the raging e-network of green grassroots democracy (https://solartopia.org/Links.php).
In our 21st Century global economy, renewable technologies are already on the whole more profitable than the obsolete King CONG “alternatives” of coal, oil, nukes and gas.
But from bio-fuels to wind, from hyper-efficiency to organic farming, no green technology is without costs and limitations. All demand vigilance, limitation, regulation and innovation to stay clean, current and useful.
When done right, the Solartopian revolution spawns the decentralized wealth, full employment, and community-based economic power of a prosperous, socially democratized society.
Homes, buildings, communities and farms control their own energy. Power and prosperity are widespread, not concentrated in the hands of King CONG and its corporate minions.
Indeed, Solartopia can’t happen without transcending some primary barriers:
5. Corporations can no longer enjoy human rights without human responsibilities. Revised corporate charters must break the grip these giant economic organizations have held on our political, economic and ecological systems.
6. Population is the province of women, who in Solartopia are empowered, educated and equally paid. In synch with Mother Earth, they bring us the number of children She wishes to accommodate.
7. Where everyone has a right to the basic necessities of life, including free education, nobody starves. The Solartopian rich may be plentiful, but no civilization thrives unless all have access to sustenance and dignity.
8. Big Money is barred from the campaign process. Free and fair elections and referenda power non-violent community-based evolution. The universal right to ballots on recycled paper means accurate vote counts and recounts for all.
Solartopia demands that business serve society and the planet, rather than vice versa. Capitalism may be one thing, but Enron cannibalism is quite another. Balancing competition and the profit motive with human and ecological need, the Solartopian vision demands accountability, efficiency, service and justice.
The switch to renewables defunds global terrorism. Atomic reactors are pre-deployed weapons of radioactive mass destruction. Shutting them ends the fear of apocalyptic disaster by both terror and error. Transcending coal and cars cures much of global warming.
But everywhere we turn, the King CONG corporations build barriers. They use government subsidies and media disinformation to prolong their failed investments in obsolete technologies and the fossil/nuke fuels that run them.
Inseparable from those fuels are authoritarian power structures that produce wars for oil, financial imbalance and social chaos, leading to biological extinction.
By contrast, Solartopia is the diverse, democratic, organic place we go to survive and thrive.
Born of hyper-linked grassroots non-violence, empowered by post-pollution prosperity in synch with Mother Earth and all her children, Solartopia is the 21st Century vision of our necessary future.
Are YOU a Solartopian?
of US History
to Life after Trump
By Harvey “Sluggo” Wasserman
Our Indigenous DNA
Mother Earth’s Matriarchs Nurture Our Nation
Our Mother is an Indigenous matriarch
In her womb our nation was conceived.
Her beloved daughter Jigonsaseh was the true mother of American democracy…and of our federal union.
Everything American is rooted amongst the countless diverse societies that were here so long before Columbus.
Now a revived matriarchy is poised for rebirth. And not a moment too soon!
Women ran much of native North America. They raised the kids, chose the chiefs, shaped our Indigenous DNA. Said the Hopi…
…the family, the dwelling house and the field are inseparable, because the woman is the heart of these, and they rest with her. Among us the family traces its kin from the mother, hence all its possessions are hers.
The man builds the house but the woman is the owner, because she repairs and preserves it; the man cultivates the field, but he renders its harvest into the woman’s keeping, because upon her it rests to prepare the food and the surplus of stores for barter depends upon her thrift.
Formed as early as 1140AD, the matriarchal “Iroquois Confederacy” was the cradle of our civilization. Its laws comprise our Indigenous Originalism.
Its spiritual founder was Deganawidah, the Haudenosaunee Peacemaker. Amidst a terrible war, he found the great orator Ayawentha mourning in the woods. Legend says this exalted Onondaga chief was grieving his wife and three daughters.
Their death in war was rare. Much Indigenous warfare was mere ritual that stopped with first blood. Victorious tribes often adopted captured women and children. Reports of indigenous rape are virtually nonexistent. White prisoners often chose to “go native.”
But for eons, across what’s now upstate New York, the Mohawk, Oneida, Onandaga, Cayuga, and Seneca were constantly at war. These early Haudenosaunee (People of the Long House) often tortured their male captives, then ate the hearts of the bravest.
Their guerrilla tactics changed the world. They shot from behind trees, struck as the spirit moved them, then slipped away to regroup and return.
They improvised in tune with Mother Nature. Had the Indigenous been immune to the European diseases that reduced their numbers by more than 90%, the whites could NEVER have marched across the continent as they did.
Had the Europeans opened their minds to the wisdom of the Indigenous cultures, this would be a far healthier planet. Had they cooperated instead of conquered (learned instead of slaughtered) we would be an infinitely greater nation. Our species would have a far better chance to survive on this planet.
While Europe emerged from the Dark Ages amidst constant warfare, the Five Nations found harmony.
The Peacemaker was a stutterer. Ayawentha spoke his heart. But as they united the tribes, it took the powerful, beloved matriarch Jigonsaseh to at last comb the snakes from the head of Tadodaho, the fearsome, ferocious Onandaga war chief who’d made peace seem impossible.
With epic patience and diplomacy, the three Peacemakers made Tadodaho the new leader of a sophisticated alliance joining Five Nations who’d been forever at war. They convened America’s first Congress, then laid the foundation of a stable, advanced democracy that would keep the peace for centuries.
The newcomer French called the Haudenosaunee “Iroquois”…a serpentine slur. Their governmental genius is still studiously ignored by our mainstream historians.
But the Haudenosaunee formed humankind’s purest democracy. While the emerging states of Europe suffered through warring tyrannies of absolute, inbred, often idiotic monarchs, the Iroquois Union was based on consensual harmony.
The Five Nations sent fifty chiefs to a central council. Representation was based on local head counts. The many tribes kept their traditional structures, but collaborated under the Great Law of Peace. Individual liberties were sacred, carefully spelled out in the 117 codicils that preceded our own first Ten Amendments.
While the men hunted, fished and pontificated, the tribal matriarchs prepared the food, kept the fires, raised the kids. Did they run the show? Charles C. Mann seems to think not….
It is the general consensus of anthropologists and archaeologists that there are no known examples of societies where women had more political and social power than men.
There were certainly North American tribes run by men. But among (at least) the Iroquois, Cherokee and Hopi, such doubters might get a memorable feminist earful. In the tradition of Jigonsaseh, the women chose the chiefs….and could remove them. Letting the men blab away “makes them feel important,” smiled Audrey Shenandoah, a modern Haudenosaunee matriarch. “It gives them something to do.”
The whole thing, said Ben Franklin, “runs better than the British Parliament.”
Maybe 15 million Indigenous inhabited North America before Columbus. Maybe 100 million peopled the western hemisphere, maybe more.
In what’s now the US, a thousand bands, tribes, clans, nations, confederacies spoke more than 500 languages. Sophisticated in their diversity, each had its own culture, traditions, belief systems, worldview.
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