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Thursday, April 09, 2015

Are you a social dissident or a civil society advocate?

I read an email this morning that asked me if I were a dissident of society, since I consider myself a revolutionary (re-evolutionary or re-voluntarist) which is often confused with 'dissident' so I decided to read it through. At least in my mind "dissident" is the complete opposite, so it was a psych trigger response, it is the revolutionaries that bring positive changes, dissidents are usually abstainers or objectors, they could be lots of other things too like alcoholics, pessimists, or drug addicts.

Dissidents today are also those who promote the status quo and refute positive and otherwise needed change. Have you ever heard the quote, "If you are not part of the solution then you are the problem." that would be a dissident too. But maybe dissent can be good? Thomas Jefferson said, "Dissent is the highest form of patriotism."

George Washington, Ben Franklin, Francisco Miranda, Thomas Paine and Jefferson were all great revolutionary leaders, all very liberal and progressive, the monarchs definitely saw them as dissidents. Today we enjoy modern revolutionaries including Barack Obama, George Bush, the Dalai Lama, Queen Elizabeth, and Pope Francis who have all been revolutionary in their own ways forging major global changes, among their constituencies, and with other world leaders that will affect everyone's future on the planet indefinitely. None of them were ever considered dissidents though.

The global struggle to separate the church from the state is an ongoing one, cooperative global governance remains a top-priority in the United Nations to establish global universal equality among all people. Prejudice, politics, discrimination, fundamentalism, and intolerance for personal freedoms under a global understanding continue to plague humanity. Many fear corporate governance and fascism, that's the category I fall into.

I am a goodwill ambassador not a dissident, or can I be both?
Goodwill defined means friendly, helpful, or cooperative feelings or attitude. "the plan is dependent on goodwill between the two sides" synonyms: benevolence, compassion, goodness, kindness, consideration, charity; cooperation, collaboration; friendliness, amity, thoughtfulness, decency, sympathy, understanding, neighborliness "your acts of goodwill have not gone unnoticed"
The subject line in the email read, "Are you some kind of dissident? Personally I am not, but I soon realized when reading it that many of my friends may be in some way from my perspective; this is because they are not in sync with the changes, indisposed, uninterested, or just too self-centered (ego-isolated) struggling to survive and pursue a decent life, I can't blame them for that, but I often pity them as victims of the matrix instead of its playing characters. They have little time to take to understand all the changes that are really occurring (now so quickly) in and all over the world or how our futures are connected in a single sustainable global ecosystem.

Making the change we want is required of all people living in a society or community. Being a responsible member of society also means being informed, getting involved, and showing personal goodwill!

It said in the email: "Some of us might like to call ourselves the more positive-sounding "civil society advocates" - which seems to be a label popping up at the Summit of the Americas​ now going on in Panama​. Being a "civil society advocate" is positively tame and a helluvalot less aggressive than being an "activist" or "agent of change" or than being an underground-sounding "agent of resistance", let alone being a system-changing "revolutionary"." -Sustainability Doings, Newsletter

Time for Change?

Are you in tune with the mostly "untalked about" "big changes" occurring in the heart of all political and economic circles? Are you ready for big changes to make the world a better place?

Do you find yourself or know someone preoccupied or more worried than they should be about sports scores, fashion, and other nonsense or caught up in local political strife, religion, and over human rights at the state level? Forget about national politics, the only globally accepted laws are the new course of the day. Many years and great pain of labor developed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, the Declaration on Sustainable Development, they are all global treaties nations collectively have ratified under the UN that must be adhered to in order to establish the kind of world we want. It is difficult to see the sensibility of some of these perspectives like human rights, indigenous peoples, or the environment when we find ourselves embroiled and clouded in less relevant politics like who will be the next president, governor, or mayor.

All elected officials need to comply and respect the same global international laws since established whether they are Republican, Democrat, Libertarian, or from the People's Party unless they decide to separate from the rest of the world. The only change anyone can make anymore is in favor of these laws. We ratified the first Universal Human Rights law in the 1940's, nations still today have not fully complied with its measures or been able to fully implement it. Perhaps local politics has to do with expedience, which candidate will do a better job, personally I see it is a waste of time, a political official that does not do a good job will be sacked and removed by his own people. The global international system is always fair and based on pretext of many nations, best practices, equality for all people, the laws provide equal administration.

The only way we can really see or understand one may need or want to remove themselves (or part of yourself) from the nation to empower your voice globally and become more capacitated from an international perspective. Study and observe the developments at international level summits and events, like the Summit of the Americas this Friday. Then decide if you want to adopt a new perspective and enfranchise yourself in the international perspective and globalization.

We should all be concerned more with the whole planet than with just our community? Personally I am more concerned with the global aspect, everyone I know today lives someplace else in different countries, including my children and friends; its only natural that I am concerned with the whole planet.

I have a strong sense for all of us to be equal in some way, with equal good fortune, and prosperity under equal collaboration and work efforts that are earnest to grow and flourish in life, no matter what country we live in. These sentiments are at the root of society everywhere within most people on the planet, it's not a national ideal. So how do we get there?

Sustainability is at the heart of all this in case you did not know! Its also the solution through international cooperation. Our global compliance with a pact made by 178 nations in 1992 called Agenda 21 and the development of a resource based economy in a balanced and ecologically sustainable planet scheme is under implementation everywhere on the earth, every nation 180 of them now as of 2012. How it is actually implemented and applied though is the controversial part, and managed under each nation, often corruptly. No matter how you look at it, you are hard pressed to understand "any of it" very well from a nationalistic perspective and may find yourself on the unfortunate or unwilling side of it with a different perspective as a "subject of the changes" we must all yield to as a dissident, instead of promoting a better tomorrow.

Change is the Only Constant

Become part of all of these changes now. Remember, "the future belongs to those who prepare for it!" Get informed, get involved, become a key person in building a balanced sustainable planet and ecosystem where there is no fear or uncertainty, let us create balance. Use your best abilities, your goodwill, to render justice personally in overseas missions and international exchange programs making the world better for everyone.

Today you can now become a global citizen or perhaps even become a goodwill ambassador through Globcal International's special programs like the "Global Citizenship Registry". Global citizenship is a legal status and process developed by Globcal providing special benefits that are available to individuals when traveling promoting goodwill through advocacy and education. It is 100% legal, provides new dual and multiple citizenship opportunities, and is exclusive through our special international pilot program being observed by the United Nations and other international organizations.

I think people really need some real positive change, especially if they have been held down to the system or one place with no real logical ties; or especially if they don't like their current job.

What I notice is that so many people with great skills and abilities, with grand motivations to travel and work globally feel trapped wasting their lives being held in place by family members or through obligations, debts, and financial uncertainty. I say take a chance and dedicate yourself to world service. You do not have to go on a mission right away, there are many things you should know, learn, and must prepare for.

Globcal International

Globcal International sees the future, a globalized future based on local cooperation at an international level, many countries, nations, states, cultures, and people all integral parts of a global world. We see well-intentioned private individuals united through a "cloud of consciousness," through many thousands of organizations effecting positive change (thinking similarly) to ease the pain of change, and giving their goodwill to make change happen.

Industrialized everything was seen many years ago as our own doom, but we were already on the roller-coaster. In 1970 we created Earth Day to be a wake-up call for our ecological downfall, for as long as we have known that we were harming the planet, corporations and governments have been on a spree to claim and dominate the world's remaining resources.

Currently we are seeking global citizens, new ambassadors, social media activists, and reform advocates to promote environmental projects involving international cooperation, ecotourism, sustainability education, and much more. Our goal is to be the change we want to see and teach others our vision.

If you think you can see the world from a different perspective, if you can maintain a non religious, non political, and nongovernmental stance over global issues please contact us and get involved. We have special opportunities for associate, annual and lifetime members with additional programs for volunteers. Be the change you want to see, be part of the future and not a subject of it; join the cooperative. To learn more write to: goodwillembassy@gmail.com

This is a commentary article by Col. David Wright, Col. Wright is a co-founder and chairman of the Globcal International Cooperative Development Commission founded in 2009 during the Summit of the Americas held in Trinidad, this month is their 6th anniversary. For more information about Globcal International or the author please use Google. Opinions and comments may be directed to goodwill@globcal.net 

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Introducing CiNGO Cooperative Development through Globcal International

The Development of the Cooperative International Non-Governmental Organization (CiNGO)

Imagine a world that is cooperative, tax-exempt, self-governing, ecologically sustainable, with abundant resources and plenty of jobs. Perhaps its not possible everywhere or just too complicated, but it is possible in the most critically endangered areas and ecosystems in absence of government integrity and presence of poverty. The United Nations has been working toward similar goals in recent years, now today they are in control territorially of hundreds of world heritage landmarks through UNESCO demonstrating sustainable models and ideals.
Twin Pines. Symbol of Cooperative Societies

Through cooperatives the people of a particular region, town, city, village or territory can do the same thing as the United Nations by transforming their societies into ecologically sustainable human settlements under the protection of Agenda 21.

Most countries in the world and most states in the United States have an act or statute that provides for the development of locally owned cooperative enterprises. Cooperative law from country to country varies greatly relative to governmental involvement, empowerment, and protection, but in essence are the same in function, are mostly nonprofit, nontaxable, and are all owned, operated, and benefitted from by their own members.

People benefit by being members of cooperatives through the new markets they create, dividend sharing income, and if they work for the cooperative a regular paycheck. In most countries cooperatives pay tax to do business with the public, but in the case of large cooperatives that are self-sustaining and multi-stakeholder in nature there is mostly complete tax exemption when doing business with fellow members.

In some countries cooperatives must be incorporated in others they are registered or chartered when they are constituted under guidelines established by the International Co-operative Alliance (ICA) in Geneva. Additionally best practice cooperative development guidelines are assimilated and strengthened through several departments of the United Nations which are committed to promote the benefits of cooperatives over corporations.

All cooperatives once registered or incorporated enjoy the same general privileges as private companies, large corporations, churches, non profit organizations, and are they are empowered to trade internationally under admiralty and maritime law from their seaports and airports. Normally this type of trade is regulated by nation's customs laws with taxes or duties; however there are very great exceptions for cooperative trade because of the cooperative member beneficiaries impunity to government regulation working within the nationally owned cooperative as someone exempt of customs as a national member.

Cooperatives are always managed and regulated by the members through their bylaws and usually made up of people from within the communities or regions which they are founded. Some countries will only permit their own regulated national citizens to be the founding members.

In 1994 I founded Ecology Crossroads Cooperative Foundation in Lexington, Kentucky as an organization empowered to develop/operate cooperatives and promote charitable works involving communities and ecology. We distributed 10,000,000 trees for planting to our members and supporters during our first years. We were successful in the reforestation and beautification of over 50 US cities through community participation and cooperative spirit.

Today we are working through Globcal International (a cooperative development established in 2009) to bring eco-socioeconomic collectives and model cooperatives that are self-governing, sustainable, nonpartisan, and nonreligious to communities around the world through "international cooperation."

The ideal we have been working with and researching is the development of an international non-governmental corporation that is independent from the state and capable of partnering internationally as if it were a sovereign entity. Now through Globcal we are managing this through the development of a model "Cooperative International Non Governmental Organization" (CiNGO).

Poster with 10 reasons "Co-Ops Rock."
The CiNGO we are overseeing is being developed to result in a transparent formation of integral self-governing self-sufficient communities, ecological villages, and sustainable human settlements under international treaties and conventions with the United Nations, international non governmental organizations, governments and intergovernmental organizations.

Currently we are primarily working with rural projects and peoples with the potential to become self-reliant working to provide ecosystem services, cultural tourism, and sustainable agroforestry production; however the model is adaptable for fishing villages, islands, indigenous reservations, cultural regions, isolated towns and even small countries with the right participation and cooperation principles in place. Successful semi autonomous thriving populations exist and thrive using these cooperative community oriented ideals within nations, a good example are the Mennonites of Belize, Canada and Mexico, there are quite a few others too if you look for them.

People generally associate with organizations and associations because they provide them with social groups that share their interests or fulfill their needs in other ways through their beneficial work. They support corporations for their jobs and to fulfill their basic needs in a mass society without limit. With the cooperative its deeper than that because the cooperative participant is a vested shareholder, investor, employee, participant, and protagonist fulfilling his or her own needs.

In January 2015 Globcal is making the CiNGO transformation practical with the incorporation of two, perhaps three model international cooperatives. The organizations will be multipurpose, multi-stakeholder, have charitable community integrity, be nongovernmental, nonpartisan, nonreligious, nonmilitary, nonprofit and nondiscriminatory in nature. The beneficiaries will be the cooperative members, employees, associates, volunteers, and the communities that support them.

One is located in Venezuela and the second is in Belize, these two nations were selected because they have special favorable diplomatic commercial and political relationships that are interdependent and involve commerce as well as barter, trading sugar for oil. The other nation that is drawn into the fold is the United States through the development of an international travel cooperative in Puerto Rico in the short term, once we find an appropriate endowment or establish a charitable foundation there.

Similar multistakeholder developments exist in England, Sweden, China, the Philippines, and even Russia now, but few are developed to the extent that they empower themselves to operate banks and become capacitated self-governing autonomous entities within states.

Currently we want begin a project to teach others online through open-sourcing and sharing our actual experience with our projects in formation through the social media. We are authoring a manual now and preparing a video for release in the immediate future to demonstrate step-by-step the process for creating your own independent society and autonomy through the development of an international cooperative to satisfy the real need to take control of our destinies.

It's my personal hope that groups of people who suffer under oppression or who are threatened by cultural assimilation can use our CiNGO model system under their own governments laws to gain personal autonomy, empower themselves, and gain equality through new treaties or agreements with government and through other treaties and conventions already established as members of the United Nations. The only requirement is a sustainable commitment and the desire to remain culturally independent and in this case cooperative with your international neighbors.

Globcal has taken this to the next level under Ecology Crossroads by developing an international cooperative system that is full circle in small autonomous communities capable of self-sufficiency and becoming ecologically sustainable.  Please join us as an ambassador of Globcal International or as a patron of our cooperative foundations in Belize and Venezuela.

We have many new opportunities for those who are highly motivated to succeed, committed to their communities, and dedicated to living sustainably with the environment.