The 20th century was the century of ideologies and destruction. Communism entered the stage in 1917 and died almost immediately, fascism too disappeared within the concentration camps, a dozen years after its first implementation.

After the fall of the Berlin wall and the collapse of the Soviet Union, a single ideology was left, centered in the US empire and affecting the whole world: liberalism along with its corollary dogmas like individualism, materialism, atheism, and nihilism, have brought humanity to the brink of oblivion.

Despite their obvious pro imperial bias, every day the mainstream media provides additional proof of the utter disaster that is going on around our planet and the ongoing disintegration of individuals and societies.

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© tonyseed.wordpress.comUS troups are present in 156 countries
In previous articles I repeatedly wrote about the nefarious effects of liberalism spread by the US empire: the destruction of beauty, family, gender, identity, moral consciousness, religions, and so forth. Basically, all the features that define our very identity as humans are being systematically twisted, reversed, destroyed.

While it's a necessary exercise to be fully aware of the inanity of imperialism, it remains incomplete. To paraphrase Albert Camus, the revolted man says 'no' to the existing world but he also says yes to something else, to a better world. So, the next natural step is to propose an alternative: a new political and social model that deeply resonates with the human values we all must embrace.

This is an exercise of thought and also an exercise of hope, and there's not much to lose, because no matter how imperfect this sociopolitical model is, it's unlikely to be as destructive as its predecessors, no matter how hard we try!

The idea to write this article came from a discussion on our forum titled "Hope, fear, and the future". One of Joe Quinn's contributions in this thread brought to light a key point:
Life is about growth, but what is "life" if not the relationships we have with other people, and therefore what is growth in life but the growth of our relationships with others. But growth in what way? A combining perhaps, of those formerly unique private worlds, into something greater than the sum of the parts, something that can create or attract a new life or world by the concentration and communalization of those private realities that in themselves do not have the strength or power to do so. In addition, of course, this process would have to involve not just a shared view of reality, but rather one that resonates with an objective reality, or with the greater forces of nature aka broad-scale objective reality creation.
This idea grew further while reading Alexander Dugin's excellent work: "The fourth political theory". There are several similarities between both models. But, unlike Dugin who proposes a strategy to transition from the current liberal world to his fourth political model, we solely focus here on the specifics of our ideal world after transition. That's why our model is called "postimperialism".

Our hypothesis is that the US empire will soon collapse and may bring with it most of the planet. This global catastrophe may be due to intervention of the human and/or cosmic variety. Postimperialism proposes a model of society that could flourish after this major reset.

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Bilbo Baggins' house in the Shire
So the task at hand was no less than figuring out the organization of an ideal society. All I could come up with was a rather naive image similar to Bilbo's village in Lord of the Rings. I was certainly aware of many shortcomings of the current system but what were the best ways to remedy it? So, as usual, sitting around the kitchen table, I began to ask about this or that point and others would suggest solutions.

I was surprised to see how much thought all of us had already given to this topic, and how much extra thinking we gave during those conversations. It suggests that indeed there's a deep craving in all of us for a better world, and that it goes beyond a mere unrealistic dream. Indeed, you will find below many very operational and concrete ideas that are definitely worth testing.

So this is the way we came up with the features of our ideal society. This is, by definition, an incomplete work that must evolve in an organic way. It's a first step aimed at planting a seed in the reader's mind and encouraging him/her to think about this ideal world. And let's face it: every great (and not-so great) achievement in this world started with an idea, a flash of imagination or inspiration that informed the process that became the foundation of its realization.

Post imperialism at a glance

Despite the obvious destructive effects of communism, capitalism and socialism, we should not throw the baby out with the bathwater. Our 'post-imperialism' aims to keep the positive aspects of any of the past ideologies while, of course, discarding their destructive constituents.

Let's also keep in mind that the nefarious effects of said ideologies may be due less to their intrinsic nature than to the way they were applied to societies by pathological leaders.

At a business level a form of controlled capitalism prevails. Regulations prevent the usual pitfalls of past capitalism, namely speculation, monopolies, lobbying, industrial pollution, programmed obsolescence, unethical advertising, capital/labor imbalance. Within this regulatory framework, fair trade and supply and demand rule the exchange of goods and services, while the weight of bureaucracy is kept to a minimum in order to ensure fluid, quick and efficient business activities.

At a state level, post-imperialism implements a mostly socialistic policy. Taxes fund a welfare state, that redistributes wealth and offers free education, health care and transportation. It also controls key industrial sectors like energy and mining. The state aims to create the best legal, administrative and fiscal environment for communities to develop harmoniously

At a community level, a positive form of communism is applied. Communities are the core constituent of the postimperialistic society. They are highly autonomous, raise their taxes, own lands and building and have their own militia and government and are therefore the core unit of society. The most important feature of post-imperialistic communities, however, may be immaterial and relate to the very high level of cooperation, help, sharing, trust and solidarity that would prevail between each of its members.

So let's start our transcription of the Q&A sessions with this topic of communities. Comments developing the proposed solutions and/or comparing them with the current state of the world have been added to some answers.

Community and family life

Kowloon walled city (Hong Kong) hosted 33000 residents over 6.4 acres.
Q: Is demographic limited?

A: Demographic density is limited. If a community reaches the maximum density, a couple planning to have babies will have to move to a less populated area. The population of communities is also limited to 3,000 individuals, allowing everyone to know everyone else. Such a size should allow a critical mass of necessary and complementary skills.
This measure marks the end of the megalopolis. Such places of demographic concentration destroy individuals, communities and families. Pollution, crime and epidemics thrive. Plus, this is the perfect milieu for pathological individuals to hide. A limited community size also helps develop the territory harmoniously by preventing the emergence of mega cities that drain resources, workforce, funds, the surrounding countryside or even the rest of the country.
Q: Are the communities autonomous relative to the state?

A: Yes. The state defines a broad legal framework, communities are free to set rules and customs as long as they are compliant with this framework. Communities, as extended local families, are the fundamental unit of the post-imperialist society.
This is similar to what Richard Thurnwald called Dorfstaat — a 'village-state'. The village-state is an alternative view of politics from the perspective of the ethnos naturally living in balance with its environment. This view is not reflective of the city (projecting its structure onto the rest of the country), but is that of the village or the province. It comes from the standpoint of those regions that have been peripheral in classical politics, but which are the centers of the post-imperialist society.
Q: Are there armies?

A: Yes. each community has its own militia. Only members of the community can become soldiers. They'll train 1 weekend per month and 2 weeks in summer. Communities may provide troops to act in the name of the state for a specific mandate and a specific duration, but also retain the right to refuse involvement in collective military action.
The community is at the core of the society. The state doesn't have an army on its own, the communities do.
Q: Since states don't have armies they can't start a war, but what about communities that do have militias? Can they start a war?

A: Any community leaders who exhibit consistent belligerent behavior will be removed from power by the collective action of other communities. Citizens will be asked to elect a new representative. If a belligerent leader is elected again, he will be removed from power, an inquiry will be conducted to identify the cause of belligerence. One remedy to further belligerence is to disperse the belligerent community in other communities that are far away from one another.
If the community resists the end of belligerence, an intervention of the state army may be necessary. If the local citizens still cling to belligerence they will be sent to the walled enclave in order to protect other citizens and help them overcome their belligerence.
Q: Are there women in the army?

A: Yes, but women can't have a position requiring over-strenuous physical efforts. The same applies to any working position.

Q: What about other leisure activities?

A: Club activities are an important part of community life. Communities offer a variety of clubs (arts, sports, hobbies). The focus being enjoyment, learning, bonding.
The main point is to build a strong community spirit. For that, community members have to know and trust one another. This is facilitated by various shared activities.
© Marion Post WolcottMen playing dominoes. Mississippi 1939.
Q: Are there activities between communities?

A: Yes. Parades, parties, exchanges, exhibitions, meals, heroes celebrations etc. are organized at an inter-community level.
What prevails at an intra-community level also applies at an inter-community level: sharing, knowing one another, trusting.
Q: Is there any meditation/inner reflection activity?

A: Yes; Such activity is conducted at a community level. Regular meetings are offered. Classes are organized according to age/seniority groups.
Meditation is a mainstream activity like watching TV or playing soccer were during the imperialistic era.
Q: Is there any sport in post-imperialism?

A: Yes, but it is exclusively a leisure activity. No money is involved, no community 'points' can be earned. The cultural norms lessen the competitive dimension of community life and reinforce the cooperative/leisure/health aspects. Sport activities are mostly conducted at a community level.
'Modern sport' have nothing to do with sport, fun or sharing anymore. These are highly mediatized and professionalized activities ruled by individualism, competition and money. In addition to promoting those destructive values in our minds, their permanent media coverage constitutes a major diversion from what really matters.
Q: What are the rules concerning marriage and procreation?

A: Procreation occurs at a physical level while marriage should be at a soul level. Thus anyone can marry anyone and divorce is legal. However only heterosexual married couples can adopt children and raise them. Before having children, heterosexual married couples have to attend parenting classes and go through a 5 year probation period as a general rule.

Most of our psychological make-up is defined by our earliest experiences. Nurturing and bonding are prime causes of psychological health.
Q: Is there any maternity leave?

A: Yes, mothers have a 3 years leave during which they still receive their salary.
This way the infant will receive much care from its mother. Because of limited working hours, the husband is very present too. Notice also that the family and the community play an important role in the task of raising children.
Q: Can you marry outside your community or country?

A: Yes. In this case the couple may choose in which community/country they live. If necessary, the 'foreign' spouse' will be encouraged to learn the local language.
Marriage aims at enacting a bond at a soul level. Such bonds can occur between persons from different communities/state.
Q: Can an individual move from one community to another one?

A: Yes, but the destination community must accept his application and before that it must take notice of the report written by the mother community about the applicant. Only individuals with a sufficient number of community points can apply to the transfer process.
Post imperialism is a truly meritocratic society. But here, merit is not based on pathological/imperialistic values like power, recklessness, wealth or domination. On the contrary, regardless of the skills of the individual, what really matters is the contribution of the individual to the community. Empathy, generosity, solidarity and caring are the positive values of post-imperialism, and the social hierarchy is based on them.

Thus "community points" are awarded to individuals who positively contribute to the community. Several rights like access to community elected positions, state elected positions and other critical jobs, gun ownership, freedom to donate one's estate etc. can only be awarded to individuals who have a sufficient number of "community points".

While past ideologies worshiped one single 'god' (the state, race, the individual) and sacrificed all the rest to it, post imperialism offers a balanced approach between individualism and collectivism. Neither is negated. Community points is one of the mechanisms that helps reconcile individual interests and collective interests. For example, each time an individual contributes positively to the community, he earns community points that increase his individual rights. Thus by helping others he helps himself.
Money, loans and banking

Q: In Post-imperialism, is there any money?

A: Yes but its use is restricted to trade. Its accumulation is limited and it can't be used for speculative purposes. There's one single gold-backed currency for the whole world. States have the exclusive right of creating money and lend it without interest to the communities. The communities lend to businesses without interest. Interest doesn't have to be paid because the companies benefit the community through added value, job creation and taxes.
Here we simply set a monetary system as it was before the emergence of international banking and speculation. Money is not an end but a means. It is nothing more than a media that fluidizes the exchange of goods and services.
gold dollar
Until 1971, the US dollar was backed by gold or silver
Q: Is there any bartering?

A: Yes. Transactions that are instantaneous and local do not require the use of currency. Such transactions are common since local trade (within one community or between nearby communities) is highly encouraged. It reduces pollution and delays.

In addition, community trading systems are available. They use interest-free local credit so direct swaps do not need to be made. For instance, a member may earn credit by doing childcare for one person and spend it later on carpentry with another person in the same network. Transactions are recorded in a central location open to all members.
Proper local trade also strengthens community life. See for example village markets at the beginning of the 20th century. This was a privileged event where the whole local population could meet.

It is also a place where producers and consumers can meet directly and learn more about the traded goods: producers get direct feedback to improve their products, consumers learn more about the products they consume (content, manufacturing process, engineering...)
Q: Is there a stock market?

A: No, prices (commodities, manufactured goods, services...) are simply defined by the agreement between buyer and seller.
The pitfall of price manipulation is avoided because monopolies and oligopolies are prevented by business size limitation (see business chapter)
Q: Can individuals borrow money?

Marketplace in Carmaux, France.
Until recently, the Church and the marketplace were the main socializing places.
A: No. If they want to buy a house it's the family/part of the community that will pool together the funds required for the purchase. Thus most houses will be family/community houses.
This is a strong incentive for families to live under the same roof. How can a family be a true family when its members are dispersed all over the country?
Q: Are there banks in post-imperialism?

A: There are only local branches of the state owned central bank. Any speculative activity is prohibited. Cash is used as well as checks and debit cards. Credit cards are prohibited.
By removing the banking industry from the private sector, it redefines its aim. It's not about maximizing profits any more but about serving the development of the country and communities.
Q: Is there any tax?

A: Yes. The same 10% flat tax rate is applied to businesses and citizens alike.
Most Western countries exhibit progressive tax rates with much higher figures. One could wonder how such a limited tax rate can fund an ambitious welfare state. Beyond official figures parroted by the MSM the reality is that the wealthiest individuals and most profitable corporations pay virtually no tax! (tax heaven, tax deduction, tax evasion, tax 'optimization'...)
Work & Businesses

Q: Is there a maximum size for companies?

A: Yes, the maximum size will be defined according to the size of the market, economies of scale, labor intensity, number of employees, profitability. As a general rule, companies will be family-sized. This maximum size will de facto create a profit cap and limit the dis-balance between capital and labor.
The limitation of company size prevents the formation of monopolies and oligopolies. The number of employees being limited, there's little room for chain assembly. Labor organization is more craftsman like, as prevailed until the industrial 'revolution'.

Size cap also prevents the development of multinational companies which accumulate power greater than nations and negate the individual. On the contrary, human size companies can maintain a community spirit within their labor force and a harmonious degree of integration within its community.
wage vs capital
Since 1972, wages are dropping while corporate profits are rising
Q: Who owns the capital?

A: Companies are exclusively owned by members of the community. Shares are distributed according to the input of each founding member. Input is not restricted to money, but can also take the form of ideas, labor, assets, expertise, etc.
Financial investment is not the only driver of share ownership. One weakness of capitalism was the growing dis-balance of wealth between capital owners and laborers. A fairer distribution of capital combined with higher minimal wages reduces those disparities.
Q: Where does international trade occur?

A: There are marketplaces like Amazon but they are publicly owned.
Notice here, that international trade is reduced. During the imperialist era, most production was re-localized to low wage countries (particularly China) in order to minimize labor cost and increase profits that were already colossal. In post-imperialism, business are necessarily owned by community members and located on the community land. In addition minimum wages are set on an international scale. So, no social dumping is possible and most purchases are made from local suppliers.
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Time Square, New York City.
Q: Is advertising allowed?

A: Yes, but its content is limited to objective facts about the products. Billboards can only be placed on the advertiser's rented land and their maximum size is limited. Companies can print leaflets and commercial magazines and distribute them.
Compared to the times of imperialism advertising is far less intrusive, subjective and manipulative.
Q: Is there TV?

A: Yes. TV is publicly owned. There is no advertising. Channels deliver educational, inspiring, entertaining programs within a socially acceptable context.
A radical shift from an dumbing down, propaganda and mercantile media to a source of entertaining and objective information.
Q: How is industrial production organized?

robot car
© Ramesh Pathania/MintRobotized car assembly line
A: As a general rule, mechanization is limited. There should be at least 50% direct human intervention in any production process. Below this level production is too dehumanized.
Of course there are exceptions to the rule. Tasks that are highly toxic/hazardous can involve a higher rate of mechanization. But the general rules holds. At the end of imperialism, crafts were disappearing daily and with them centuries of knowledge, expertise, know-how, and sleight of hands. In most manufacturing fields humans had become less proficient than robots.
Q: What are the working conditions?

A: All workers have the same salary. Equivalent to the purchase power of 2000 euros in the countryside of Western Europe. People work 5 hours per day, 5 days a week. In addition 1/2 day is dedicated to community work.
Such work load enables individuals to have enough time and energy for their family, community, personal development and rest. Limited working time also prevents fatigue and boredom keeping workers more motivated and alert.
Q: Are there any holidays?

A: Yes. In addition to regular weekends, there is one 3-day weekend every month. Every worker has 3 weeks (21 days) of paid holidays per year in addition to community/national holidays. Within companies, holidays are scattered in order not to disrupt production flows. Workers with the highest number of community points have the first pick.

Children have 1 week holiday from school every three months and in addition do not attend school during their parents holidays.
This working pace is actually very consistent with what prevailed for millennia is human societies from the hunter gatherers to the Middle Ages. In times of devolution, progress may simply come from undoing the changes that were recently implemented. As a matter of fact many features of postimperialism can be found in societies that flourished in the past. Family members living under the same roof, predominance of manual work, central role of the village/community, gold-backed currency, absence of private banking, craftsmanship focused on beauty/functionality, durability, preservation of natural resources, limited size of villages and businesses,...
Q: What about retirement?

A: Minimum retirement age is 55 years old, but it is optional and any individual can decide to work longer. During his career, the worker gives 3% of his income to a retirement fund. This fund invests the collected money as follows: 20% in community business, 80% in the gold-backed currency.

media ownership
© Frugal dadIn 1983, 90% of the media was owned by 50 private companies. In 2012, it was owned by only 6 companies.
Q: Who owns the media?

A: The media is controlled by people through the state. Journalists are voted by people through the state. Only people having reached moral and technical qualifications can be candidates. Witnesses and elders feedback are part of the evaluation process. The profession is sacrosanct, journalists have total freedom to tell the truth, but if they breach this fundamental rule, penalties are doubled compared to a "normal" citizen.
Seeing the world as objectively as possible is one of the foundations of the postimperialistic world. The media play an essential role in this process because they provide the individual with most of the data about the outside world.
Q: How does the health industry work?

A: No private company is allowed to operate in the health sector. Hospitals, clinics, research labs etc. are publicly owned and operated. Doctors are public servants. During their studies doctors are exposed to a holistic approach, mind-body connection, psychology, natural remedies. Becoming a doctors leads to the attribution of community points. Good doctors (as evaluated by patients) receive more community points.
Key sectors like the army, banking or health are not controlled by private entities because in such sectors the collective good is more important than profit.
Q: Is production of goods driven by profit maximization?

A: No, the only goods that can be produced should meet standards of functionality, durability and beauty. They also have to comply with the 50% direct human work rule. Profit and wealth will not be a driver because on a cultural level they will not be glorified anymore. The main value will be contribution to the community.
This is a total reversal of the human belief system of service to self (greed) to service to others (contribution to the community). This major shift from the pursuit of wealth, possessions, status to collective goods, beauty, service to the community can only operate on a cultural level. Media, teaching, history, science, all contribute to this cultural substratum.
Q: Is growth rate an end?

A: No. Quality matters, not quantity. One of the reasons why the Empire collapsed was the exhaustion and pollution of natural resources due to overuse. In post-imperialism there is a general policy of conservation. Natural resources are gifts from the Earth. They are precious and can only be used in a lasting, careful and respectful ways.
Service to others not only encompasses other individuals but also other entities like rivers, mountains, forests. Respect of the others goes hand in hand with respect of our planet and its fruits.

Instead of always looking for modernization and quantitative growth, we orient ourselves in the direction of balance, adaptability and harmony. Instead of desiring to move forward at any price, we adapt to that which exists, to understand where we are and to harmonize socio-political processes.
Q: Can private operators exploit natural resources?

A: Natural resources are publicly owned. No private profit can be extracted from the exploitation of the planet's resources.
Of course many private companies will use air and/or water in their process. In this case companies will have to be a fair price for such valuable resources
light bulb
The centennial light bulb runs since 1901.
Q: Are there still some of those mass produced plastic junk objects?

A: No. Anything produced in post-imperialism must comply with standards of functionality, durability and aesthetics. Besides, mass production won't be possible because of the cap on company sizes.

Q: Is there some kind of profit cap or wealth cap?

A: Profit is naturally limited because the size of companies is limited. There's no wealth cap per se but there is death duty. If the estate owned by a citizen is more than three times larger than the average estate in his community, death duty will be 50% of the amount above three times the average estate. Half the funds collected this way go to the state (education, health, infrastructures...), the other half goes to the community.
This is a redistribution mechanism in line with the end of the glorification of wealth (and greed). Very wealthy families don't see their estate seized but half of it is invested at a collective level.
Supranational and national levels

Q: How are the borders of a nation defined?

A: Within a nation, the same language and culture are shared. The size of nations is limited to a maximum of 3 million citizens.
The limited size of states prevents the rise of a superpower and allows a truly multi-polar world. Also there's a strong cultural, historical, linguistic consistency within each state.
african borders
© DWWhite lines: borders set by European powers, Orange: partitioned ethnicities
Q: Are the nations similar to each other?

A: Yes, they all follow the same fundamentals of conscience but differ on the cultural level (language, rites, traditions, heroes,...)

Q: Are there supranational entities?

A: Yes. Its mission is to maintain a fair balance between the nations. It doesn't have its own army but receives contributions of troops from member nations for a specific mandate and time. Voting is anonymous to discourage any form of pressure. Each nation has two representatives. The organization acts a sheriff of the planet and insures that each country behaves in a fair way relative to other countries.

Q: How autonomous are nations relative to the supranational entity?

A: Apart from the point mentioned above, nations are totally free to make their own decisions. All nations share a very similar moral consciousness and value set. Within this moral framework each nation, depending on its history, culture, language and traditions, makes social and legal decisions in harmony with the cultural specifics of the nation.
Through these shared civilizational values, nations and communities can unite under the banner of a multiplicity of peoples living under various governments, offering them a common, centralized idea (in the framework of a concrete civilization) and leaving them many choices for the hunt for identity inside it, allowing for the prosperous coexistence of nations, community and individuals

Q: How is psychopathy dealt with?

A: Serious research is conducted on this topic. Particularly the diagnosis. There is strong parent training and community help to insure that every citizens has a good knowledge of the topic. Also the limited size of communities, nations and companies should help spot psychopaths. Now, how to deal with psychopaths once spotted is a very problematic and fundamental question. The proper solution is still a work in progress.

jfk statue
© File/1995JFK bronze statue in front of the Boston state house
Q: Are there heroes?

A: Definitely yes. Heroes are a fundamental part of culture. They are duly celebrated. But, unlike modern society were psychopathic traits are glorified, it will be outstanding contributions to the community that will make a hero. Heroes can be celebrated at a community level, national level or international level.
Most people have an innate need for heroes, guidance and role models. Heroes are one way, among others, to instill positive values in people's minds through cultural reference. It can provide inspiration and a betterment of individuals.
Q: Is school compulsory?

Yes. It is compulsory from 9 to 12. It provides the basic writing, reading and calculus skills. Then from 12 to 18, youngsters test what they like AND are good at. It occurs mostly through internship and practice. Of course any individual is free to study before of after compulsory ages. The mentor/ apprentice relationship is privileged.
More important than the delivery of facts and data, the school system focuses on the learners' traits: it encourages curiosity, critical thinking, creativity, self confidence, networking. Notice also that homeschooling is a big part of the education system. Again, it emphasizes the central role played by the family and the community who are involved in raising and teaching children.

The cultural environment strongly supports the drive to learn far beyond the limited scope of school. Life is a school, every experience is a learning opportunity when addressed properly.
Q: What about computers?

A: Computers are still used but are dedicated to the acquisition of knowledge and communication.

Q: Is there an international language?

A: Yes. Any individual involved in an international activity has to be proficient. All citizens learn the international language at school.

Q: What happens to people who want to get a job but don't manage to?

Those people are helped by their family. If they don't have any family they will join houses for family-less individuals and join a 'family' of interest/value in there.
Solidarity is logically implemented at the family/community level
Q: Can people own guns?

A: Citizens who have earned enough community points are allowed to own guns.
The problem is not guns per se, but the way some people use them. Correlating gun ownership with a sufficient number of community points should guarantee than guns end up in responsible hands
Q: Are there recreational drugs?

A: Yes, but only inside a walled 'drug' enclave. The production and sale of drugs is publicly owned. Drug users are free to go and stay in the enclave. As a general rule activities in the enclave can't generate community points.

Q: Is there prostitution?

A: Yes. Communities insure a reasonable level of security and hygiene for prostitutes and clients. Prostitution only occurs in a walled enclave and no community points can be earned in this enclave.
In drug and prostitution enclaves no community points can be earned. So an individual choosing to spend time in those places has no access to the main lever of social promotion and recognition.
Q: How is euthanasia handled?

A: If an individual is mentally apt and deems his suffering as unbearable, he can choose to be euthanized. The euthanasia methods that are the least painful will be proposed to him and he will choose the one he finds the most suitable.

Q: What about individuals who are not mentally apt?

A: If the family is willing to take care of the individual (with help of the community and state), he/she will be provided for indefinitely, but will be sterilized.

Q: What about suicide?

A: Suicide is handled in a way similar to euthanasia.
In the cases of suicide and euthanasia, free will rules. The individual is free to choose to end his/her life. Notice also that suicide and euthanasia are not socially stigmatized deeds. No community points are lost, individuals' choices are fully respected.
Q: Is there any religion in post imperialism?

A: There's no religion per se but science has a strong focus on what is called the paranormal or metaphysics. This research identifies the rites and activities that strengthen the psychic connection between individuals and higher realities.
Modern societies have separated science and religion leading to a schizophrenic society split between materialist science and irrational religions.The idea here is to re-unite spirituality and science in order to create religious practices that are truly beneficial to followers
mc queen
Outfit created by fashion designer Alexander Mc Queen
Q: Is there a dress-code?

A: No, but any wastefulness is discouraged. There is no fashion industry which creates artificial obsolescence. As for other products, clothes are functional, durable and beautiful.
The set of beliefs we acquire from parents, family and school is what governs most of our actions, it constitutes our culture. Culture is so deeply ingrained that it even affects our unconscious, that part of our minds that dictates many of our thoughts, words and deeds.

Culture is, therefore, of primary importance. It would be totally unrealistic to hope for the betterment of individuals while they are immersed in a pathological destructive culture. Conversely a lot of social issues like drug use, violence, depression... could be easily solved if individuals were immersed in a positive, life affirming cultural environment.

Therefore post imperialism dedicates much effort to shape a cultural environment (belief, art, morals, law, custom, language, knowledge) that embodies the moral values it embraces and imbues the individual with these same values.
Laws and regulations

Q: What happens to individuals who do not want to work?

A: They are expelled.

Q: Where are they expelled to?

A: They are confined in a walled enclave for rehabilitation.

Q: What happens in the walled enclave?

A: People go through classes, meetings, work, learning process. Throughout the process they are evaluated and given 'community points' according to their results. Once a specific number of points is earned, they are released. Greater crimes will require a greater number of points for a release to be pronounced. In the case of repeated offense, the number of points to be earned before release will be doubled.

Q: What about property?

A: Citizens can own houses and land. The community owns farmland and leases it. It also owns industrial land and leases it to companies. Public facilities (school, clinics, ...) are owned by the community and leased to the state.
Notice that the state does not own land or buildings. These are all properties of the community. This reinforces the central role of the community.
Q: What are the inheritance laws?

A: If an individual has earned a sufficient number of community points, he/she is free to donate their estate to whoever they want. If the individual doesn't have enough points, they can't decide to whom to donate the estate. If the children have enough community points they'll get 100% of the estate, if the children don't have enough community points 50% of the estate will be donated to the community and the other 50% will be donated to the children.
This measure should help put wealth in responsible hands. Without community points, accumulation of wealth throughout generations is not possible.
The first atomic weapon struck Hiroshima on August 6, 1945.

Q: Are there WMD?

A: Biological, nuclear, chemical, energetic weapons are prohibited. This ban is enforced at the supranational level. This is one of the main missions of the supranational body.
This measure like many other simply reverts to a past condition that was better than the current one. Indeed, in times of devolution, progress may simply come from undoing the changes that were recently implemented. As a matter of fact many features of postimperialism can be found in societies that flourished in the past: family members living together, predominance of manual work, central role of the village/community, gold-backed currency, absence of private banking, craftsmanship focused on beauty/functionality/durability, preservation of natural resources, limited size of villages and businesses,...
Q: Is there death sentence?

A: No, but an inmate can decide to be killed rather than being detained longer.

Q: What about underground discovery under land owned by an individual?

A: If it's natural resources (oil, gold...) it belongs to the community, if it's man-made it belongs to the citizen.
During imperialist times, natural resources were mostly owned by private corporations. One of the main motives for wars was transferring the control of those resources from small countries to powerful multinational companies
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Plane spraying pesticides over industrial farming land
Q: Is there any food policy?

A: Yes. Only organic farming. All organic wastes are collected by community owned compost processing companies. Most food produced locally is consumed locally.
The limits relative to maximum business size and share of mechanization apply to farming businesses. Environmental regulations about use of air, water and ground apply too.
Q: Who makes laws and political decisions?

A: Political decisions are made at the communal, national and supranational level. Decision making is based on two complementary bodies: the representatives who make the decision and the consultative body, which is composed of experts. Only individuals with a sufficient number of community points can be candidates to be representatives or experts. In addition, experts' proficiency is assessed by other experts. They earn the standard wage (2000 euros). Before any important decision the representatives consult the council of elders.

Q: How are representatives elected?

A: There are no political campaigns, meetings or speeches. Politics is not about popularity but competency and integrity. At a community, state and supranational level, the 10 individuals with the highest community points are proposed to be candidates (they can refuse, of course). At a community level, citizens vote for the candidates they don't want. Candidates are thus gradually eliminated until only one remains. The same process occurs at a state level, but in this case the representatives of the community vote rather than the citizens.
Since there is no political campaign, citizens can't know all the candidates at a national and supranational levels, therefore it is the community representatives, who are accustomed to the political milieu, who cast the votes
Q: What is the council of elders?

A: Elders are individuals that have the highest number of community points. Their candidacy to the council can only be submitted by other members of their community. They are elected. Their power is exclusively consultative. They are consulted by the representative before any important decision is made.

Q: What is the energy policy?

A: Nuclear power is banned because of its hazards. Solar power, tide generators and geothermic power stations (etc.) will be privileged. Research in clean energy generation will be a priority. Above all, energy consumption will be reduced through public transportation, local trade, limited growth rates and energy efficient buildings.
Research in clean/efficient energy production method is prioritized.
Varsaw tramway (1939).
In the 30's, western cities were already equipped with electricity powered tramways. Most lines were removed to give space to cars.
Q: How is transportation organized?

A: Public transportation is a priority. It is funded and operated by public authorities (communities and states). Trains, tramways and buses are the main mean of transportation of people. It is free. Plane transportation and interstate transportation will be minimal because most social and economic activity will occur at a community/inter-community level. Ships and trains are the priority solution for the transportation of goods and commodities. The extensive use of public transportation will minimize costs and pollution.
In post-imperialism an extensive network of canals, railways and bus routes enables the efficient transportation of individuals and goods. Also the toxic emissions of buses are minimized (electric motors, energetic efficiency, brake energy recovery...)
Q: How is research conducted in the postimperialist world?

A: Research is a top priority and is publicly funded. It encompasses all fields including the paranormal and metaphysics. No diploma is required to conduct research but a sufficient level of relevant knowledge is assessed and validated by an expert committee. Reviewing is open (conducted by peers and the public). Reviews are not anonymous. Outstanding contributions lead to the attribution of community points.
There is a total separation between political interests and scientific research. Thus the funding of research is only made according to social priorities and scientific potential.
Q: How is pollution handled?

A: Pollution is a crime. As a general rule, deliberate or deliberately negligent pollution leads to the seizure of the culprit's assets (only leaving a minimum for living). It also leads to the loss of community points. Insurance contracts are compulsory (10% of assets value), the collected funds are pooled together in publicly owned insurance funds.
In some manufacturing processes pollution is unavoidable. All polluted air, water and ground have to be paid for. Scientific research heavily invests in discovering cleaner manufacturing processes/de-pollution solutions.

Our bodies agonize under the growing burden of foul food, polluted water, pernicious prescription drugs, ruinous radiation and noxious air.

Our minds are split by the lies, the propaganda and the ignorance imposed by pathological elites.

Our hearts bleed at the sight of the imperialistic wars, the injustice, the rampant poverty, the generalized suffering.

Our souls are torn by a life that is disconnected and isolated from others and from the truth, where we are force-fed a 'spiritual' diet of nihilism and superficiality.
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Earth Changes and the Human-Cosmic Connection
Meanwhile our planet shows growing symptoms of an oncoming major crisis: widespread sinkholes, strange atmospheric and earth sounds, an increase in volcanic and seismic events, chaotic weather and climate change, reduced solar activity and increased cometary activity.

In Earth Changes and the Human Cosmic Connection, we show a clear correlation between a crisis on the human/societal level and major natural catastrophes. In the past, times of general social decline and environmental chaos have signaled the end of a civilization cycle. At this point the question, therefore, is no longer whether our civilization will collapse in some way, but how it will collapse: which cosmic or human caused catastrophes will deliver the fatal blow?

From this perspective, it may not be premature to start thinking about a new world, a better world, one designed by and for people of conscience that might endure, rather than our current system, designed by and for pathologicals, that seems set to collapse under its own oppressive weight.