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Wondering Wednesdays, Baby Acres, Chapter 2: Infrastructure, with words!

This post starts the rough draft of  Chapter 2 of my non-fiction WiP, Baby Acres.  

This chapter will have about 2500 words, (hopefully educational words!!)  500 of which have already been written as the Introduction, but will quite likely have to be thrown out and refitted with the new evolution of the book.  We shall see.

And  again, by way of disclaimer, the overall goal is now to explain why we need both equ. + justice, & why in 4 phases.  This chapter will transition to a chapter (2-5) for each phase, showing what Phases I-IV could look like as part of a possible 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 Two:

( Chapter 2’s outline was last week…)

 Chapter 2 Introduction: 

The first stage of this project involves building empathy, and bringing each one of us to see each one of our fellow human beings as … a human being. Each one meriting humane treatment, and human dignity.

 

That empathy building phase was Phase 0 (yes, I’m a computer scientist by first training, so I start with 0…).  Phase I is meant to go for fifteen years, potentially from the years 2022 to 2037, building a movement to strengthen some of our most crucial and obviously key pieces of our social infrastructure, which are in the public domain. During this period, one of the ways that we can both build conceptual support and also literally build our physical infrastructure that needs support, is by borrowing an idea from President Franklin D. Roosevelt, which worked during the Great Depression to create jobs while educating young (white) men at the same time. What we want to do now, is to educate, facilitate service, and build a community-service frame of reference, while also upgrading our public infrastructure, just as FDR did in the 1930’s via his program.

 

Bringing back an updated version of FDR’s Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), or Roosevelt’s Tree Army, as it was popularly known, could provide a stepping stone between the empathy- building work that must always be on-going, and the support-building work of bringing our society to a consensus on the needed support for the most basic of our public social infrastructure institutions, like Public Libraries, Public Transportation, Public Education (especially in the financial and legal areas, where so many consumers fall prey to financial predators, and end up in debt due to lack of knowledge),  and Public Health. These four systems under gird our entire societal structure, and need support perhaps the most urgently, in return for which we potentially get the most payback for all members of society. While we do the difficult work of building the necessary consensus to get there from here, a simpler step might be to bring back some form of the CCC, updated to be far more inclusive, and used as both a means of providing employment to young people, and also to educate them, much like the Gap Year in Europe.

But instead of having our new high school graduates backpack around the country, they could be sent to work in urban public library branches, light-rail and subway/Metro stations, local urban public schools, or inner city health clinics. As they rotate from one part of the country to another, say, monthly, they learn first-hand of the conditions in places they are not from and have not lived, while serving communities they have never met, working alongside peers from different walks of life, and seeing a side of their native land that they did not grow up with. In short, learning the realities, and different perspectives, of this large and diverse nation of ours.

 

— (Next Wednesday: Chapter 2, section I …)

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:  Non-fiction,   System Change, Causes, maybe even Inspirational, but I doubt it.

Last week’s installment of this series…

 

Action Items:

1.) Consider some ideas you may have on how our society can solve the problem infrastructure upgrades in the next 15 years,

2.) Share them with us in the comments, here, please, and

3.) Write a story, post or tweet that uses those sources and your thoughts.

Dear Readers, ideas on learning, especially multiple #LanguageLearning, on-going education and empathy-building, to #EndPoverty, #EndHomelessness,  #EndMoneyBail & achieve freedom for All HumanKind?

Support our key #PublicDomainInfrastructure  & #StopSmoking at LEAST for CCOVID-19:
1. #PublicLibraries,
2. #ProBono legal aid and Education,
3. #UniversalHealthCare, and
4. good #publictransport
Read, Write -one can add Stayed on Freedom’s Call via this GoodReads button: Stayed on Freedom's Call: Cooperation Between Jewish And African-American Communities In Washington, DC,

Vote, Teach and Learn (PDF Lesson Plan Book)

and
my Babylon 5 review posts, if you like Science Fiction,
and
a proposed Vision on Wondering Wednesdays: for a kinder world…
   

Shira Destinie A. Jones, MPhil

our year 2020 CE =  12020 HE

(Day 1Day 5)

Stayed on Freedom’s Call
(free copies at: https://archive.org/details/StayedOnF…)
includes two ‘imagination-rich’ walking tours, with songs, of Washington, DC. New interviews and research are woven into stories of old struggles shared by both the Jewish and African-American communities in the capital city.

Shared histories are explored from a new perspective of cultural parallels and parallel institution-building which brought the two communities together culturally and historically.

Please leave a review, if you can, on the GoodReads page.

Wondering Wednesdays, Baby Acres, Chapter 2: Infrastructure

This post begins the rough draft of  Chapter 2 of my non-fiction WiP, Baby Acres.  This is the high level outline for  chapter 2.

This chapter will have about 2500 words, 500 of which have already been written as the Introduction, but will quite likely have to be thrown out and refitted with the new evolution of the book.  We shall see.

And  again, by way of disclaimer, the overall goal is now to explain why we need both equ. + justice, & why in 4 phases.  This chapter will transition to a chapter (2-5) for each phase, showing what Phases I-IV could look like as part of a possible 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 Two:

( Chapter 1, section IV was last week…)

 Chapter 2 outline: 

 

— (Next Wednesday: Chapter 2, Introduction …)

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:  Non-fiction,   System Change, Causes, maybe even Inspirational, but I doubt it.

Last week’s installment of this series…

 

Action Items:

1.) Consider some ideas you may have on how our society can solve the problem infrastructure upgrades in the next 15 years,

2.) Share them with us in the comments, here, please, and

3.) Write a story, post or tweet that uses those sources and your thoughts.

Dear Readers, ideas on learning, especially multiple #LanguageLearning, on-going education and empathy-building, to #EndPoverty, #EndHomelessness,  #EndMoneyBail & achieve freedom for All HumanKind?

Support our key #PublicDomainInfrastructure  & #StopSmoking at LEAST for CCOVID-19:
1. #PublicLibraries,
2. #ProBono legal aid and Education,
3. #UniversalHealthCare, and
4. good #publictransport
Read, Write -one can add Stayed on Freedom’s Call via this GoodReads button: Stayed on Freedom's Call: Cooperation Between Jewish And African-American Communities In Washington, DC,

Vote, Teach and Learn (PDF Lesson Plan Book)

and
my Babylon 5 review posts, if you like Science Fiction,
and
a proposed Vision on Wondering Wednesdays: for a kinder world…
   

Shira Destinie A. Jones, MPhil

our year 2020 CE =  12020 HE

(Day 1Day 5)

Stayed on Freedom’s Call
(free copies at: https://archive.org/details/StayedOnF…)
includes two ‘imagination-rich’ walking tours, with songs, of Washington, DC. New interviews and research are woven into stories of old struggles shared by both the Jewish and African-American communities in the capital city.

Shared histories are explored from a new perspective of cultural parallels and parallel institution-building which brought the two communities together culturally and historically.

Please leave a review, if you can, on the GoodReads page.

Wondering Wednesdays, Baby Acres, Chapter 1, part IV: The End (Goal)

This post finishes the rough draft of  Chapter 1 of my non-fiction WiP, Baby Acres.  This is all of outline section IV, chapter 1, end of chapter 1.

This section is about 1100 words long, as I wanted each chapter section to be.

And still again, by way of disclaimer, the overall goal is now to explain why we need both equ. + justice, & why in 4 phases.  This chapter will transition to a chapter (2-5) for each phase, showing what Phases I-IV could look like as part of a possible 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 One, section IV:

(section III was last week…)

IV.

 

chapter 1,  IV:  Where the Final Stage fits into the whole Vision

 

IV. A.

 

The first stage of this project, #publicdomaininfrastructure, lays the crucial initial groundwork for the final stage.  To quote S. Covey, one should “begin with the end in mind.”  This principle led to the imagining and creation of four distinct stages for the project, with each stage separated by 15 years.  But the idea for the final stage came first.  The end goal of this project is to build a plan that would implement all 4 of FDR’s stated freedoms, in a phased in program that builds a movement across about the next 60 years or so.  Thus, the concept of a set of safeguards, involving both physical and cultural infrastructure, began with enough for all, and followed a process which many will recognize as reverse engineering, to trace a workable path from a time in the future in which all come into this world with enough to have a basic start in life, to the present day, in which we have many problems to solve before such a path can become fully viable.  That is not to say that the path is impossible, nor that that path will be easy, but with enough empathy, and with enough cooperative and critical thinking, we can make it work.  The first requirement in that problem-solving pathway from here to there is the implementation of a robust and fully safe and accessible set of critical infrastructure systems, which starts in Phase I, and prepares the way for Phase II, always with the end goal in mind.

IV. B.

The infrastructure upgrades in the first stage make space for the beginning of crucial cultural upgrades which start in the second phase.  Those cultural changes in Phase II make further space for larger infrastructure and cultural upgrades in the third stage, which sets the stage for the final goal to become reachable, in Phase IV.  But without the initial preparation, on the part of every Adult in society, it will be more difficult to attain either the knowledge or the critical thinking skills needed to move forward to the third stage.  The prerequisites to the Adulthood Rite of Passage provide a baseline for minimal skill sets that allow everyone to understand and debate a wide variety of ideas in a manner that can be both civil and efficient.  Those skills will be necessary to the empathetic consensus-building work of progressing through the third stage, and preparing for the fourth and final stage.  Working on the assumption that every human being is entitled to security of life, limb, and person, the work of those who accept the Adulthood Challenge will be to take an active and immediately measurable part in the building of a new education infrastructure that ensures that each person has all of the resources needed to defend every human being financially, emotionally, and physically, including oneself.  From that point, a variety of new possibilities opens up, including both those possible soon to be universally accessible tools and resources in the third stage, and those possible future universally accessible tools and resources in the fourth and final stage.

 

IV. C.

As Phase II built a cultural platform for further progression, so the Three Universals of Phase III will open up space on that platform for tools that will allow us to finally answer the challenge laid down by President FDR.  With most of the basic needs of even those born with no  boat to be lifted by President Kennedy’s rising tide able to be met by the end of Phase III, only one remains.  Freedom from Fear cannot be achieved without housing security.  Housing security cannot be achieved without some way of guaranteeing a minimal level of safe housing regardless of market fluctuations.  Thus, as will be expanded upon in Chapter 5, either a small parcel of land, or a Tiny Home, bedsit, or other means of assuring basic housing, is necessary to each person.  Land has always been seen as a means of granting of freedom and security.  With just a bit of land, and a very basic shelter on which to put it, Phase IV completes the work of ensuring that each person can contribute in the way that best fits that person, from a place of basic human dignity, rather than starting from a hole, as the most vulnerable in our society currently do.  With full basic health care, even basic food like beans, rice, and greens, and safe, clean and reliable public transportation, we can alleviate the fear and encourage the contribution of every member of our society.  Some specific tools for finding the land, housing, and food that can ensure the creativity released when all are freed from fear will be discussed in Chapter 10.

 

IV. D.

During Phase IV,(With 40-60 years of steps in between…), we hope to see:

1. Each child, at birth, receives one acre of land, non-alienable. The person may rent, lend or swap the land, but always remains the owner of the land or the swapped parcel. Where ever the location, it should have a well and be arable. (This way, at a minimum, every person on the planet will own at least one acre of land, free and clear, withno way tolose it…)

2. Beans, Rice, local Greens, and enough fresh drinking/cooking water, and fresh or filtered salt water for bathing for every individual person;

3. Free Bedsit or Tiny House for each individual person, accessible from the time a child can safely (independently) cook an egg;

4. Each family should have a book in the local public library, containing the autobiography of every adult in the family (which means that each person needs free time and the means to write his or her autobiography).

5. Each ADULT is both:

  1. trained to serve in the national protection forces (police or military), and
  2. prepared to rotate, if called upon, into a limited time term of either Jury Duty, city, state, or federal level government duty as a local/state or federal Representative or Senator, Governor, or cabinet member. A system of sortition could gradually replace elections for the House of Representatives and state assembly lower chambers, followed by the upper chambers and executive level elected positions via IRV/Ranked Choice Voting, as the national educational system evens up in quality across the country.

Getting there from … some point in the future, is the work of this project.  Chapters 2-5 will show what this world could look like, while chapters 7-10 will show both suggested/possible paths to get there, as well as examples of previous or current implementations of parts of these suggestions/projects/programs.

The first stage, envisioned as a fifteen year period of both public empathy-building and public social infrastructure building, begins the entire process that will lead to the fourth stage, and will now be examined in greater detail, in Chapter 2.

 

— (Next Wednesday: Chapter 2 …)

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:  Non-fiction,   System Change, Causes, maybe even Inspirational, but I doubt it.

Last week’s installment of this series…

 

Action Items:

1.) Consider some ideas you may have on housing security, or the lack thereof, and how our society move solve that problem in 45 60 years,

2.) Share them with us in the comments, here, please, and

3.) Write a story, post or tweet that uses those sources and your thoughts.

Dear Readers, ideas on learning, especially multiple #LanguageLearning, on-going education and empathy-building, to #EndPoverty, #EndHomelessness,  #EndMoneyBail & achieve freedom for All HumanKind?

Support our key #PublicDomainInfrastructure  & #StopSmoking at LEAST for CCOVID-19:
1. #PublicLibraries,
2. #ProBono legal aid and Education,
3. #UniversalHealthCare, and
4. good #publictransport
Read, Write -one can add Stayed on Freedom’s Call via this GoodReads button: Stayed on Freedom's Call: Cooperation Between Jewish And African-American Communities In Washington, DC,

Vote, Teach and Learn (PDF Lesson Plan Book)

and
my Babylon 5 review posts, if you like Science Fiction,
and
a proposed Vision on Wondering Wednesdays: for a kinder world…
   

Shira Destinie A. Jones, MPhil

our year 2020 CE =  12020 HE

(Day 1Day 5)

Stayed on Freedom’s Call
(free copies at: https://archive.org/details/StayedOnF…)
includes two ‘imagination-rich’ walking tours, with songs, of Washington, DC. New interviews and research are woven into stories of old struggles shared by both the Jewish and African-American communities in the capital city.

Shared histories are explored from a new perspective of cultural parallels and parallel institution-building which brought the two communities together culturally and historically.

Please leave a review, if you can, on the GoodReads page.

Wondering Wednesdays, Baby Acres, Chapter 1, part III: The 3 Universals

This post continues the rough draft of  Chapter 1 of my non-fiction WiP, Baby Acres.  This is all of outline section, chapter 1, section III.

This section is about 1000 words long, as I wanted each chapter section to be.

And 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 will transition to a chapter (2-5) for each phase, showing what Phases I-IV could look like as part of a possible 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 One, section III:

(section II parts C and D was last week…)

III.

 

III. A.

 

Phase I, by providing secure #publicdomaininfrastructure, sets up a much-needed preliminary pathway for the 3 universals.  But only by achieving full health care and education, a process that was begun, but likely not completed, in the first stage of this project, can society be prepared, almost, for all to contribute.  Thus, fully Universal Health Care, and Universal Free Education from pre-school to PhD for those who prove themselves to be hard-working and persistent enough to follow such a path through to completion, are necessary but not sufficient steps on the path to a sustainably safer and kinder society.   A Federal Jobs Guarantee alongside the Citizen’s Income spoken of by Dr. Martin Luther King would also help, during the earlier phases.  In Phase III, more tools like the Universal Basic Income, already seen to work efficiently in places like Stockton, CA, can help completing puzzle, by facilitating the building of an equitable ability to contribute for every member of society, from orphan to happy sibling.  This sets us up to answer President Roosevelt’s call for “Freedom from Want” via Universal Basic Income and health care in every individual person’s immediate term, and Universal University, providing for both individual and overall societal uplift over the long term.  None of that can truly begin without the basics of strong public infrastructure, like libraries, public health systems, public transportation, and continuously updated learning on local and state policy that affects financial and legal concerns for the public.  From there, Phase II can set the cultural stage for the continuing progress that can build/create transformations in governance during Phase III.

 

III. B.

 

Phase II sets up a cultural platform from which to launch both the practical policies for Phase III’s Three Universals of Universal Health Care, Universal free university, and a Universal Basic Income, and the conceptual search to build new governance tools that can be shared in the third stage and onward.  The first section of this platform, Universal Health Care, must be on a single payer system model, for reasons which will be explained in more detail in chapter 4 and/or chapter 9.  Only with universal health care can we be assured that all residents will safe from disease and accident, which can happen to anyone at anytime, and can have effects which spill over to affect all citizens.  The second section of our platform is universal free university, which affords all residents the opportunity to prepare for both the rigors of citizenship, and the rigors of either a career in creative problem-solving, such as engineering, or careers in human problem-solving, such as public policy, or the arts, which can be seen as creative problem-solving for human development and extension.  The third section of this platform, the UBI, provides the solid ground that sustains not only those lucky enough to have been born with a solid boat, but also those born with holes in their hulls, or not boat at all.  Thus, as the new definition ofAdult formed by the Adulthood Rite of Passage in Phase II made space for the new set of universal tools in Phase III, so can Phase III make space for a new definition ofFreedom that includes the well-being of all, traditionally known as the Common Good, as part of individual freedom.

 

 

 

 

 

 

III. C.

 

In this overall Vision for a kinder and safer society, The 3 Universals completes the platform on which all members of society have space to stand in security and human dignity.  Phase III first paves the way on a smaller scale, at the local and state level, for that Freedom from Want spoken of by FDR.  Through a gradual implementation of universal health care, a universal basic income, and universal free education, this third stage builds sustainable equity and lived respect for Human Rights at both the local or state levels, up through regional and national levels.  This then makes space for sustainable equity and fully lived respect for Human Rights on the global level, as we recall the words of Dr. King, that none are free until all are free.  While food banks and pantries may still be needed in some places, the growing availability of Community Garden space as well as full dignified employment and a guaranteed floor on food insecurity and housing shortage can gradually lead to an end to poverty, within our lifetimes, as President Eisenhower challenged us.  The re-opening of The Commons for food security, not to mention the pleasure of gardening, for all as another step in achieving food security for all, coincides with full individual respect for The Common Good, which prevents a new “Tragedy of The Commons,” if such ever existed.  The allowing of a dignified human existence for all also, more importantly, through the Three Universals, ensures the ability of every member of society to contribute as a full human being.

 

 

III. D.

 

Phase III thus sets the tone for taking our new infrastructure and cultural mindset to a higher level by further extending the gains made during the first two stages of this project.  The third stage of this project, with the Three Universals and other policy tools developed during that 15 year period, prepares the way for Phase IV, the final stage of this project.  With the first prerequisite, freedom from want, nearly accomplished at the local and regional level, at that point, 45 years into this project, freedom from fear should also, mostly, be achieved, with less and less housing insecurity across regions where the first three stages have been fully implemented.  It should be noted that the only guarantee on freedom from housing security is in having one’s own place to call home, which we will turn to shortly, in the next section.  The increasingly open cultural mindset and freedom to create should lead to increasing levels of imaginative ability, time, energy, and resources to help others.  All of the previous preparation thus opens space for the final phase of this project, which is Phase IV.

next is Chapter 1, IV…

 

— (Next section: Chapter 1, IV …)

I’m continuing to work on wording, obviously, and some ideas for phases III and IV are still becoming more   fixed in my mind, but 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:  Non-fiction,   System Change, Causes, maybe even Inspirational, but I doubt it.

Last week’s installment of this series…

 

Action Items:

1.) Consider some ideas you may have on how having Universal Health Care, Free Education from pre-k through PhD, and a Universal Basic Income could help our society move forward in 30 to 45 years,

2.) Share them with us in the comments, here, please, and

3.) Write a story, post or tweet that uses those sources and your thoughts.

Dear Readers, ideas on learning, especially multiple #LanguageLearning, on-going education and empathy-building, to #EndPoverty, #EndHomelessness,  #EndMoneyBail & achieve freedom for All HumanKind?

Support our key #PublicDomainInfrastructure  & #StopSmoking at LEAST for CCOVID-19:
1. #PublicLibraries,
2. #ProBono legal aid and Education,
3. #UniversalHealthCare, and
4. good #publictransport
Read, Write -one can add Stayed on Freedom’s Call via this GoodReads button: Stayed on Freedom's Call: Cooperation Between Jewish And African-American Communities In Washington, DC,

Vote, Teach and Learn (PDF Lesson Plan Book)

and
my Babylon 5 review posts, if you like Science Fiction,
and
a proposed Vision on Wondering Wednesdays: for a kinder world…
   

Shira Destinie A. Jones, MPhil

our year 2020 CE =  12020 HE

(Day 1Day 5)

Stayed on Freedom’s Call
(free copies at: https://archive.org/details/StayedOnF…)
includes two ‘imagination-rich’ walking tours, with songs, of Washington, DC. New interviews and research are woven into stories of old struggles shared by both the Jewish and African-American communities in the capital city.

Shared histories are explored from a new perspective of cultural parallels and parallel institution-building which brought the two communities together culturally and historically.

Please leave a review, if you can, on the GoodReads page.

Wondering Wednesdays, Baby Acres, Chapter 1, end of part II: Adulthood and Vision

This post continues the rough draft of  Chapter 1 of my non-fiction WiP, Baby Acres.  This is the end of outline section, chapter 1, section II.

This section is fairly short, being 550 words, sections C and D together, so I am posting them together.

And still again, by way of disclaimer, the overall goal is now to explain why we need both equ. + justice, & why in 4 phases.  This chapter will transition to a chapter (2-5) for each phase, showing what Phases I-IV could look like as part of a possible 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 One, section II C and D:

Phase II with respect to the rest of the project:

(section II B was last week…)

IIC and D rough draft:

Ch1 II. C.

 

The Adulthood Rite of Passage, aka the Adulthood Challenge, can be another important tool for increasing empathy and building a movement for fully equitable global Human Rights.  This leads into and builds a cultural platform for the third stage of this project, temporarily dubbed ‘The Three Universals’ stage, or simply Phase III.  As empathy grows through the work of Phase I and the one on one teaching involved in Phase II, that must inevitably lead to a greater level of shared empathy.  By this we mean both individual empathy and what is known as social empathy.

 

This combination of greater empathy and learning opens the way for a far greater understanding of the importance to society of the Public Health Service, and of universal access to at least a basic level of health care.  The Covid-19 global pandemic has thrown in to stark relief both the increasing levels of inequality world-wide, and the dangers that that inequality, particularly lack of access to basic health care and disease prevention via basic hygiene, pose to even the well-off in this world.  Universal access to at least some minimal level of health care acts as a safe-guard for all members of society.  In like fashion, the empathy built by traveling and seeing with one’s own eyes how other human beings share the potential for creating new tools, given the time and resources, should lead to the realization that all human beings need and deserve access to the basic tools for survival.  Only education and a basic income can provide that security at a local and regional level, which in turn generates increasing security at the global level.  A Universal Basic Income, similar to what Dr. King called for, and universal free education, much like what is available to citizens of many European Union member states today, make a start.  That start, toward shared tools and shared food security, energy security, and security of person, can move us forward to the ultimate goal: a world in which no human being need fear for life, or the basic necessities of life.

 

 

 

(200wds) II. D.

 

 

Phase II thus prepares a cultural space for the potential of new policies and even new forms of governance, by laying the groundwork for the initial sets of new policies in Phase III.  Shared learning never stops expanding.  That expansion of knowledge and of empathy necessarily lead to new understanding.  Some of that understanding includes the basic need for tools, which is what distinguishes Homo Sapiens from other animals, as we continually use our existing tools to develop new and more apt tools for the variety of tasks we face.  Naturally, it takes time to learn to use tools, and more time to develop new ones.  Given the time, and the basic resources, each and every human being can and should contribute to the security and growth of humankind.  But such contributions require basic security: food security, energy security, and security of life, limb and shelter.  The Community Confident Adults forged in Phase II will be equipped to help make that happen for all of us.  Secure and confident Adults realize that each person needs the time and the resources to contribute the energy needed to build new forms of governance, with buy in and consensus at all levels, from local to global.

 

— (Next section: Chapter 1, III …)

I’m continuing to work on wording, obviously, and some ideas for phases III and IV are still not quite  fixed in my mind, 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:  Non-fiction,   System Change, Causes, maybe even Inspirational, but I doubt it.

Last week’s installment of this series…

 

Action Items:

1.) Consider some ideas you may have on how having a modern secular Adult Rite of Passage that involves teaching as an initiation ritual, could help our society move forward in 45 to 60 years,

2.) Share them with us in the comments, here, please, and

3.) Write a story, post or tweet that uses those sources and your thoughts.

Dear Readers, ideas on learning, especially multiple #LanguageLearning, on-going education and empathy-building, to #EndPoverty, #EndHomelessness,  #EndMoneyBail & achieve freedom for All HumanKind?

Support our key #PublicDomainInfrastructure  & #StopSmoking at LEAST for CCOVID-19:
1. #PublicLibraries,
2. #ProBono legal aid and Education,
3. #UniversalHealthCare, and
4. good #publictransport
Read, Write -one can add Stayed on Freedom’s Call via this GoodReads button: Stayed on Freedom's Call: Cooperation Between Jewish And African-American Communities In Washington, DC,

Vote, Teach and Learn (PDF Lesson Plan Book)

and
my Babylon 5 review posts, if you like Science Fiction,
and
a proposed Vision on Wondering Wednesdays: for a kinder world…
   

Shira Destinie A. Jones, MPhil

our year 2020 CE =  12020 HE

(Day 1Day 5)

Stayed on Freedom’s Call
(free copies at: https://archive.org/details/StayedOnF…)
includes two ‘imagination-rich’ walking tours, with songs, of Washington, DC. New interviews and research are woven into stories of old struggles shared by both the Jewish and African-American communities in the capital city.

Shared histories are explored from a new perspective of cultural parallels and parallel institution-building which brought the two communities together culturally and historically.

Please leave a review, if you can, on the GoodReads page.

Wondering Wednesdays, Baby Acres, Chapter 1, part II B: Adulthood Rite of Passage

This post continues the rough draft of  Chapter 1 of my non-fiction WiP, Baby Acres.  This is the next outline section, chapter 1, section II B.

I just realized that this section  definitely went over 250 words, but this is the key part of this stage, and maybe also the key to the entire Vision, project, quest, thing (thanks, Perigrine Took!).

And yet again, by way of disclaimer, the overall goal is now to explain why we need both equ. + justice, & why in 4 phases.  This chapter will transition to a chapter (2-5) for each phase, showing what Phases I-IV could look like as part of a possible 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 One, section II B:

Phase II with respect to  the entire project:

(section II A was last week…)

IIB rough draft:

II. B.

 

The Goals for Phase II, facilitating a cultural change designed to encourage allowing each person to contribute fully, include guidelines for for Pre-Adulthood, Adults, and a new Rite of Passage to bridge the two:

 

1.  This stage, as the heart of the overall vision, aims to build a Community of Continuous Learners.  Such a community could help facilitate freer worship and respectful non-worship for all of us.

    Part of the pre-Adulthood criteria:

 

 

2. Each person, as a Pre-Adult, must learn to swim,or at least float, or to find water, if living near the desert,

3. Each Pre-Adult must learn self-defense (emotional/psychological self-defense, financial and legal self-defense, and physical, self-defense), preferablyin a Gandhian context, to the greatest extent possible for that person,

 

4.  Map and compass-based navigation, and thus reading, writing, and mathematics up to trigonometry, should be taught, in spite of GPS, so that each person is at least familiar with them.

 

A New Rite of Passage

 

We need a new rite of passage in which every teenager must voluntarily teach someone, from start to finish, a usable and important skill. It must be a skill which the person has to use in the real world, such as moving from the alphabet to reading chapter books, or from counting numbers up to multiplication tables, or from writing a sentence to writing an essay, or from no English to conversational or passable workplace English in the United States.

 

This needs to be a project which requires a serious investment of time (preferably meeting for at least two or three hours each weekday) for at least one year. That way the young person can look back with pride on a serious accomplishment and justifiably claim his or her status as an adult.  The additional benefit is that every Adult would “grok” the difficulty of teaching.

 

Along the way, several problems in our modern society can be solved at the same time:

 

-The increasing lack of self-discipline, civility and respect for learning among the young.

-The shortage of teachers combined with the budgetary shortfalls in most states would be somewhat mitigated by adding the numbers of teenage students needing to finish their “Adulthood Project” to the number of classroom aides and volunteers.

-The need for challenges and self-testing during the adolescent stage of life which is left unfulfilled by modern society´s unsatisfyingly arbirary definition of adulthood.

 

I would propose that implementing such an idea should begin with involving the local community by having the adolescent (or if still in his/her 20´s, the “pre-adult”) bring a person to meet with the community to show the starting point of the teaching process. After the learning objective has been attained, the pre-adult and the learner would return to meet again with the community to assess the effectiveness of teaching and to award the pre-adult his or her status as an Adult, with the full rights and responsibilities expected of an adult, including such cultural norms as civility, courtesy, and even graciousness.

 

In this way we may move from a society where rudeness is the norm to one in which graciousness is valued. For example, a friend tells of an incident where a lady´s dog snarled at her, and the lady apologized, which was the civil thing to do, and then even offered to call a cab for her, which was the gracious thing to do. A society in which graciousness is valued will be both a more compassionate society and a more creative one.  It is this new way of assuring and certifying Adult status that has the potential to drive real and sustainable cultural change.  More concrete steps toward getting there will be laid out in chapter 8.

 

 

 

 

— (Next section: Chapter 1, II C …)

I’m continuing to work on wording, obviously, and some ideas for phases III and IV are still not quite  fixed in my mind, 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:  Non-fiction,   System Change, Causes, maybe even Inspirational, but I doubt it.

Last week’s installment of this series…

 

Action Items:

1.) Consider some ideas you may have on how having a modern secular Adult Rite of Passage could help our society move forward in 45 to 60 years,

2.) Share them with us in the comments, here, please, and

3.) Write a story, post or tweet that uses those sources and your thoughts.

Dear Readers, ideas on learning, especially multiple #LanguageLearning, on-going education and empathy-building, to #EndPoverty, #EndHomelessness,  #EndMoneyBail & achieve freedom for All HumanKind?

Support our key #PublicDomainInfrastructure  & #StopSmoking at LEAST for CCOVID-19:
1. #PublicLibraries,
2. #ProBono legal aid and Education,
3. #UniversalHealthCare, and
4. good #publictransport
Read, Write -one can add Stayed on Freedom’s Call via this GoodReads button: Stayed on Freedom's Call: Cooperation Between Jewish And African-American Communities In Washington, DC,

Vote, Teach and Learn (PDF Lesson Plan Book)

and
my Babylon 5 review posts, if you like Science Fiction,
and
a proposed Vision on Wondering Wednesdays: for a kinder world…
   

Shira Destinie A. Jones, MPhil

our year 2020 CE =  12020 HE

(Day 1Day 5)

Stayed on Freedom’s Call
(free copies at: https://archive.org/details/StayedOnF…)
includes two ‘imagination-rich’ walking tours, with songs, of Washington, DC. New interviews and research are woven into stories of old struggles shared by both the Jewish and African-American communities in the capital city.

Shared histories are explored from a new perspective of cultural parallels and parallel institution-building which brought the two communities together culturally and historically.

Please leave a review, if you can, on the GoodReads page.

Wondering Wednesdays, Baby Acres, Chapter 1, part II A: Adulthood

This post continues the rough draft of  Chapter 1 of my non-fiction WiP, Baby Acres.  This is the next outline section, chapter 1, section II A.

I think I’ve finally managed to stay within my word count guideline for this section, with 288 words for a 250 plan!  🙂

And 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 will transition to a chapter (2-5) for each phase, showing what Phases I-IV could look like as part of a possible 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 One, section II A:

Phase II with respect to Phase I and to the entire project:

(section I. D. was last week…)

II. A.  rough draft:

The Adulthood Challenge, or Phase II, of this project, comes after our #PublicDomainInfrastructure phase, because Adulthood is a process of growing from looking at oneself to seeing the larger set of needs and possibilities in the world.  Travel, developed as one tool during this stage for all young people, rich or poor, leads to growth and builds more democratic thinking, particularly if a wide range of interchanges is facilitated through the learning of different dialects and languages.  Obviously such travel would need to first be made possible through a much larger, safer, and more financially accessible rail network, as developed during the first stage of this project.  International travel can broaden the mind even further, as seen in the example of how Malcolm X became Malcolm Shabazz, growing to understand more through his experience of traveling on the Haj.  Indeed, travel as part of a quest for knowledge has long been understood as a crucial part of coming of age, as navigating new places and solving new problems force growth in unexpected and life-changing ways.

 

  Meeting and interacting with other cultures from a living and working point of view also provides a vastly different experience from that of tourism, and facilitates freedom of thought, freedom of worship, and new ideas for fuller interaction in governance mechanisms at all levels, by challenging received ideas.  Seeing other ways of living and doing things can do this, and more, can facilitate a greater appreciation for all life on this planet, by seeing how many other cultures appreciate life in ways that our culture does not, yet.  This second stage and some of the tools available or in development to help building new cultural norms will be fully discussed in chapter 3.

— (Next section: Chapter 1, II B …)

I’m continuing to work on wording, obviously, and some ideas for phases III and IV are still not quite  fixed in my mind, 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:  Non-fiction,   System Change, Causes, maybe even Inspirational, but I doubt it.

Last week’s installment of this series…

 

Action Items:

1.) Consider some ideas you may have on how having the ability to travel, for all of us, could help our society move forward in 45 to 60 years,

2.) Share them with us in the comments, here, please, and

3.) Write a story, post or tweet that uses those sources and your thoughts.

Dear Readers, ideas on learning, especially multiple #LanguageLearning, on-going education and empathy-building, to #EndPoverty, #EndHomelessness,  #EndMoneyBail & achieve freedom for All HumanKind?

Support our key #PublicDomainInfrastructure  & #StopSmoking at LEAST for CCOVID-19:
1. #PublicLibraries,
2. #ProBono legal aid and Education,
3. #UniversalHealthCare, and
4. good #publictransport
Read, Write -one can add Stayed on Freedom’s Call via this GoodReads button: Stayed on Freedom's Call: Cooperation Between Jewish And African-American Communities In Washington, DC,

Vote, Teach and Learn (PDF Lesson Plans offline) 

and
my Babylon 5 review posts, if you like Science Fiction,
and
a proposed Vision on Wondering Wednesdays: for a kinder world…
   

Shira Destinie A. Jones, MPhil

our year 2021 CE =  12021 HE

(Lesson plans for: Day 1Day 5)

Stayed on Freedom’s Call
(free copies at: https://archive.org/details/StayedOnF…)
includes two ‘imagination-rich’ walking tours, with songs, of Washington, DC. New interviews and research are woven into stories of old struggles shared by both the Jewish and African-American communities in the capital city.

Shared histories are explored from a new perspective of cultural parallels and parallel institution-building which brought the two communities together culturally and historically.

Please leave a review, if you can, on the GoodReads page.

Wondering Wednesdays, Baby Acres, Chapter 1, part 1D: Are We There, Yet??

This post continues the rough draft of  Chapter 1 of my non-fiction WiP, Baby Acres.  This is the next outline section, chapter 1, section ID.

I just realized that this will finish my first outline section, chapter 1, section I (of IV), but it definitely went over 1000 words, which is pretty normal for me on a rough draft.  I’ll still need to look at the transitions and then cut words, later, but I prefer to make sure that I get it all in there at the start.

And again, by way of disclaimer, the overall goal is now to explain why we need both equ. + justice, & why in 4 phases.  This chapter will transition to a chapter (2-5) for each phase, showing what Phases I-IV could look like as part of a possible 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 One, section ID:

Phase IV with respect to Phase I and to the entire project:

(section IC was last week…)

ID rough draft:

Chapter 5 will show what the fourth and final stage of this project could look like.  But why, one could ask, must Phase IV come well after Phase I?  Couldn’t we jump straight to the goal, while building increasing support for our  PublicDomainInfrastructure as needed?  To answer that question, we really need to begin at the end, so to speak, with the final goal at the end of the fourth stage of this project being to provide a set of inalienable rights, and connected  responsibilities.

 

The rights would include an acre, or even up to a hectare, of land at birth to each human being, with the GPS coordinates being recorded on each birth certificate as a human  right.  Further, since land is of little use without the knowledge, tools, and work energy to put it to productive use, there would be at least one additional stipulation.  That would be the  xyz of a simple ration of basic food, such as brown rice, local greens, and beans or lentils, enough fresh drinking water, and a basic form of shelter, such as a sturdy bedsit, or a Tiny House.  These rations and rooms would also be “as of right,” as some say, for each and every human being, from birth, and accessible as of the moment the person as a child is able to safely cook an egg unsupervised.

 

Some of the connected responsibilities might include serving, as many Europeans do, in either the defensive services or unarmed civilian sector services such as hospitals or schools.  A commitment to serve a rotation in some form of public service such as local or regional government, for example, could also be a responsibility, if agreed upon by society during this phase.  The crucial point is that getting to this point must also be entirely non-exploitative, non-violent, and non-coercive, if such a society is to be both just and sustainable.  It must be built from the very beginning upon free choice for all, as well as equity and contribution.  But those things do not come unless there is already a sense that there truly is and will be enough for all, and equitable opportunity for all.  Thus, much of the current systemic discrimination must first be demonstrably undone.  The clear changes in our infrastructure, culture, and governance systems as well as outcomes will have to show in absolute terms that society can really be trusted to deliver the inalienable rights as their connected responsibilities are taken up by enough willing citizens.  These changes will neither be easy nor quick, and a certain sequencing will obviously be important, since land availability will depend on openness to new ideas, and yet we cannot have a corresponding opening of borders without more full global development.  This requires both education and tools to be shared far more widely than we see in the world today.  Thus, Phase IV cannot happen without a large amount of preparation, from physical and cultural infrastructure, to education of several kinds, and this takes both time and careful planning.

 

In chapters 2, 3, 4, and 5, we will show the proposed details of what each stage of this project should look like by the end of its fifteen year time frame.  Chapter 6 will lay out some final thoughts on metrics and how one might decide if and how well each phase is progressing at any given point.  Chapters 7-10 will show both suggested pathways to get to each stage, and examples, when available, of previous or current pilots, experiments, or other examples of partial implementation of similar projects or programs.

 

Thus all four parts of PublicDomainInfrastructure are bound together in a crucial knot connecting freedom of speech and freedom of association and worship as integral parts of freedom from fear.   Without first addressing these key issues, little if any progress can be made in other resolving other problems.  This is why these four social infrastructure items (transit, libraries, health care and consumer debt law) that are within our public domain are placed in the first phase, leading directly into Phase II, which we look at next.

— (Next section: Chapter 1, II …)

I’m continuing to work on wording, obviously, and some ideas for phases III and IV are far from fixed in my mind, so the final version will likely look pretty different from this Rgh Draft, and will need updating once I get to the very end.

 

And 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:  Non-fiction,   System Change, Causes, maybe even Inspirational, but I doubt it.

Last week was the tenth installment of this series…

 

Action Items:

1.) Consider some ideas you may have on how having a safe place to fall back on, for every person able to cook an egg safely, could help society move forward in 45 to 60 years,

2.) Share them with us in the comments, here, please, and

3.) Write a story, post or tweet that uses those sources and your thoughts.

Dear Readers, ideas on learning, especially multiple #LanguageLearning, on-going education and empathy-building, to #EndPoverty, #EndHomelessness,  #EndMoneyBail & achieve freedom for All HumanKind?

Support our key #PublicDomainInfrastructure  & #StopSmoking at LEAST for CCOVID-19:
1. #PublicLibraries,
2. #ProBono legal aid and Education,
3. #UniversalHealthCare, and
4. good #publictransport
Read, Write -one can add Stayed on Freedom’s Call via this GoodReads button: Stayed on Freedom's Call: Cooperation Between Jewish And African-American Communities In Washington, DC,

Vote, Teach and Learn (PDF Lesson Plan Book)

and
my Babylon 5 review posts, if you like Science Fiction,
and
a proposed Vision on Wondering Wednesdays: for a kinder world…
   

Shira Destinie A. Jones, MPhil

our year 2020 CE =  12020 HE

(Day 1Day 5)

Stayed on Freedom’s Call
(free copies at: https://archive.org/details/StayedOnF…)
includes two ‘imagination-rich’ walking tours, with songs, of Washington, DC. New interviews and research are woven into stories of old struggles shared by both the Jewish and African-American communities in the capital city.

Shared histories are explored from a new perspective of cultural parallels and parallel institution-building which brought the two communities together culturally and historically.

Please leave a review, if you can, on the GoodReads page.

Wondering Wednesdays, Baby Acres, Chapter 1, part 1C: Governance & Tools

This post continues the rough draft of  Chapter 1 of my non-fiction WiP, Baby Acres.  This is the next outline section, chapter 1, section IC.

I am posting the 288 words, which was meant to be 250 words, for this section along with some more thoughts on the overall chapter outlining process for the book as a whole.

Yet again, as previously stated, the overall goal is now to explain why we need both equ. + justice, & why in 4 phases.  This chapter will transition to a chapter (2-5) for each phase, showing what Phases I-IV could look like as part of a possible 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 One, section IC:

Phase III with respect to Phase I and to the entire project:

(section IB was last week…)

IC rough draft:

Phase III will build on phases I and II, which help prepare a physical and cultural climate in which Human Rgts and Equity both thrive, and create a virtuous feedback loop to drive further peaceful change.  The three principle goals of Phase III would be to implement a fully universal single payer system of health care, universal free education from pre-k to trade-craft or PhD, and a universal  basic income.  These goals would clearly require coordination across a wide variety of policy and geographic areas in order to prevent in-migration from lesser advantaged places before sufficient development has taken place at the global level.  This brings home the adage that “no one is free until all are free,” to paraphrase the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  If people in all parts of the world are assured of their safety and freedom from want, then greater development for all of, and contribution from all of us, becomes possible.  Many of the tools currently being used, like RCV/IRV, Participatory Budgeting, Citizens Juries, local complementary currencies, and even Cesare Emiliani’s proposed Holocene Era calendar, can help in building new policies and forms of governance based on equal Human Rights.  So can some old tools, like the New Deal era CCC, and the Peace Corps.  Updating old programs for new purposes and times can bring policy in line with good governance objectives while potentially avoiding some of the pitfalls involved in crafting brand new programs from scratch.  The scope of each program can be widened as needed to aid other regions and nations in developing similar benefits as should be visible during Phase III.  Such cooperation, becoming the norm, can lead the way to a relaxing of travel restrictions for many more people, and create pathways toward Phase IV.

— (Next section: Chapter 1, ID…)

I’m continuing to build my detailed section outlines, and then write each section, but I found Phase III much more difficult to outline, probably because I never really had a clear idea of what that stage was supposed to be.  

(JYP, this photo’s for you:)

ChptrI1CPhaseIII

Going back to my earlier posts was annoying, since they are scattered around, but helpful, since it made it obvious to me that essentially I was thinking of what many call “the Good Governance paradigm,” from my PhD days.  It finally hit me that that is what this middle phase is really about: building enough faith in each other and tools (like local complementary currencies) for working together, to get to the fourth and final stage.  For some reason, I found myself hearing (Lionel Richie?) the song The Children are our Future, just after imagining our infrastructure as a Village lifting up kids to Adulthood, which led me to how It takes a Village to Raise a Child, and The Children are Our future, and thus to today’s featured image.  🙂   I hope that that made sense, and that no one considers me too crazy, yet!

Oh, right, and I think I’ve finally figured out who my audience might be, or 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, apart from the obvious Non-fiction, I’m not sure where this book falls.  System Change, Causes, someone even suggested Inspirational, but I doubt that one.

Last week was the ninth installment of this series…

 

Action Items:

1.) Consider some ideas you may have on how having really good shared infrastructure and tools could help society move forward in 30 to 45 years,

2.) Share them with us in the comments, here, please, and

3.) Write a story, post or tweet that uses those sources and your thoughts.

Dear Readers, ideas on learning, especially multiple #LanguageLearning, on-going education and empathy-building, to #EndPoverty, #EndHomelessness,  #EndMoneyBail & achieve freedom for All HumanKind?

Support our key #PublicDomainInfrastructure  & #StopSmoking at LEAST for CCOVID-19:
1. #PublicLibraries,
2. #ProBono legal aid and Education,
3. #UniversalHealthCare, and
4. good #publictransport
Read, Write -one can add Stayed on Freedom’s Call via this GoodReads button: Stayed on Freedom's Call: Cooperation Between Jewish And African-American Communities In Washington, DC,

Vote, Teach and Learn (PDF Lesson Plan Book)

and
my Babylon 5 review posts, if you like Science Fiction,
and
a proposed Vision on Wondering Wednesdays: for a kinder world…
   

Shira Destinie A. Jones, MPhil

our year 2020 CE =  12020 HE

(Day 1Day 5)

Stayed on Freedom’s Call
(free copies at: https://archive.org/details/StayedOnF…)
includes two ‘imagination-rich’ walking tours, with songs, of Washington, DC. New interviews and research are woven into stories of old struggles shared by both the Jewish and African-American communities in the capital city.

Shared histories are explored from a new perspective of cultural parallels and parallel institution-building which brought the two communities together culturally and historically.

Please leave a review, if you can, on the GoodReads page.

Wondering Wednesdays, Baby Acres, Chapter 1, part 1B: Cultural Change

This post continues the rough draft of  Chapter 1 of my non-fiction WiP, Baby Acres.  This is the next outline section, chapter 1, section IB.

I am posting the 392 words, which was meant to be 250 words, for this section along with some thoughts on the overall chapter outlining process for the book as a whole.

Again, as previously stated, the overall goal is now to explain why we need both equ. + justice, & why in 4 phases.  This chapter will transition to a chapter (2-5) for each phase, showing what Phases I-IV could look like as part of a possible 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 One, section IB:

Phase II with respect to Phase I and to the entire project:

(section IA was last week…)

IB:

Phase II will be about moving our societal culture from one of corrosively assigning blame to cooperatively solving problems. Phase I must set the stage for such cultural change by putting enough of the shared infrastructure in place to allow the breathing room for that  cultural change to begin. Then, those cultural changes can make the space needed to allow  further progress in our society that will facilitate and drive the desperately needed increasing global cooperation moving forward.

First, the building up of our PublicDomainInfrastrcture leads to a growing Each One Teach One mindset, through on-going adult learning. Normalization of constant adult learning will inevitably show the gaps in public education, and thus the need for better educational foundations in several areas. In particular, the pre-requisite knowledge requirements for the Adulthood Rite of Passage Challenge already point up the lack that many adults face in legal, financial, and emotional, not to mention physical, self defense techniques. Those needs, in an environment of increasing access to free community safe spaces and on-going legal and financial education, can in turn help push for better access to the Commons for all, and a growing sense  of public service and solidarity. Better libraries, health care, transit and education across all communities in the United States could then also begin to build, as Phase II progresses and more adults step up to the Each One Teach One challenge, an increasing thirst to help improve other communities outside of our country as well. Yet, we have much to do first, to clean up our own house.

As the infrastructure building work of Phase I begins to solidify into solid educational benefits during Phase II, both freedom of speech and freedom of association begin to widen, as fear of lack of accessibility starts to loosen its grip. As learning spreads, for instance, regarding state Statutes of Limitations on medical debt, for instance, fewer people will suffer the fear of harassment or default judgments from predatory debt collectors. As more upper and middle class citizens use public transportation, greater safety and reliability of access to places of learning and public gathering can encourage curiosity and cooperative ventures. Chapter 3 will show what Phase II’s increasingly cooperative learning could look like in greater detail, while Chapter 8 will lay out some steps for how we might get there from Phase I.

.

— (Next section: Chapter 1, IC…)

I’m continuing to update the outline for chapter 6, and finally figured out what was nagging me about that chapter, and the 4 chapters to follow it: Metrics!!  I need metrics, some way to measure progress, to mark the goal for each phase, and to figure out how to answer the question “Are We There, Yet?” -and I’ll clearly have to do a better, more cooperative job than I did when I created the metrics (methodology) for my thesis

Last week was the eighth installment of this series…

 

Action Items:

1.) Consider some ideas you may have on how having really good shared infrastructure (Libraries, Mass Transit, free legal and financial workshops, and Health Care) could help society move forward in 15 years,

2.) Share them with us in the comments, here, please, and

3.) Write a story, post or tweet that uses those sources and your thoughts.

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Stayed on Freedom’s Call
(free copies at: https://archive.org/details/StayedOnF…)
includes two ‘imagination-rich’ walking tours, with songs, of Washington, DC. New interviews and research are woven into stories of old struggles shared by both the Jewish and African-American communities in the capital city.

Shared histories are explored from a new perspective of cultural parallels and parallel institution-building which brought the two communities together culturally and historically.

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