This post is the start of the rough draft of Chapter 9 of my non-fiction WiP, Do Better, fka Baby Floors. This part of chapter 8 will introduce the later years of mapping out a path to get there for Phase III.
The overall objective remains that of putting a floor on poverty so that each and every baby born can have a safe childhood.
Outlines for chapter 9 will attempt to match with each section, at the bottom of early years posts.
Once again, by way of disclaimer, the overall goal is now to explain why we need both equ. + justice, & why in 4 phases. This chapter is part of showing what Phases I-IV could look like as potential roadmap for a fully inclusive society for all of us. This vision is laid out in the hope that All HumanKind will eventually have each person’s basic needs met, without taking anything from anyone, and without violence, intimidation, nor coercion of any kind.
(Chapter 8, III. E. was last week)
Chapter 9 Introduction, section I.
Chapter 9 Introduction (616/500 wds): How Phase III helps win the 4 Freedoms
The early years of Phase III will no doubt be an uphill battle, at first. Given the mindset prior to the year 2021 CE toward even universal health care in the USA, convincing the public of the need for even such a basic human right will at first be a daunting task, despite the example of the many other countries who already implement this obvious common good. Nevertheless, we will start with setting the goal of attaining a SPS U health care system, a task already begun with improving the public health service back in Phase I, and continue the quest from there. As Phase II needed us to educate ourselves and everyone around us, so will this new phase require education around the benefits to all of society of universal health care, and of quality universal education, whether it be at the university level, or at the VoTech and trade level. The need for a UBI, starting with a Citizen’s Income, if need be, was already clear in 1967 when Dr. King called for it, and much more so now. The new Adults recognized in the previous phase should take the lead in creating the tools for educating and advocating for this phase, using good sense, self-discipline, and humor along the way to lead all of the horses to water. Even questionable poetry can be part of our set of advocacy tools.
After Tai chi in the park, how about tight rope walking in the park??
B (289/250 wds).
From the ACA to the calls by many for Medicaid For All and a universal health care system here in the US, by the ending years of Phase III, a SPS universal Health Care system should be quite nearly a reality. Advocacy for these universally important common goods for our society should at this point be lead by the growing numbers of newly recognized adults in many communities. Many members of the larger public, even in the US, have for years pointed out the fact that many other countries already offer both free health care to all residents and even free university up to the phd level to both citizens and legal residents. Thus, the stretch is not long to reason that this vast and rich nation can also provide the same competitive advantages to its citizens at the very least, on both economic grounds as well as on humanitarian grounds, as human rights. By this point in Phase III, between 35 and 50 or so years will have passed since the start of this overall project, with the strides having been made, hopefully, during those years. By this time, also, the work of A. Yang and the Yang Gang in favor of a UBI should also have born fruit upon which to build, possibly in conjunction with a Federal Jobs Garantee, to put an absolute floor on poverty in this country. Extending the work previously done with states like Alaska, and the Stockton, CA pilot as an initial set of examples, should be a fraction of what has been accomplished by that time. By the end of phase III, somewhere between 45 and 60 years into our overall project, these three universal goods, plus the education and advocacy needed for the adaptation of old tools like the CCC, should have made a good start in changing the paradigm in our country from blaming each other to creatively solving problems together.
— (Next Wednesday: Chapter 9, section II. A. )
I’m considering this Rough Draft as the block of clay from which my book will eventually emerge, obviously, and some ideas for phases III and IV are still becoming more fixed in my mind as I write, so the final version will likely look pretty different from this Rough Draft, and will need updating once I get to the very end.
And once again, yeayyy( !!)with regard to audience, I may have at least a couple of comps: Walden Two meets The War on Poverty: A Civilian Perspective (by Dr.s Jean and Edgar Cahn, 1964). I know that lots of people consider Skinner’s writing to be stilted, but I like the tilt of most reviewers, in that the idea is that a community should keep trying policies that members agree upon until they find what works for all of them.
As for genre, I’m still wondering: clearly part of Non-fiction.
Many thanks to Dr. Garland for suggesting Philosophy!
Maybe also: System Change, Causes, maybe even Inspirational, but I doubt it.
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Chapter 9 high level outline is the Introductory section outline
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