Archive for December, 1996

Principles for a New World

Saturday, December 28th, 1996

Making the World a better Place
  1. Sustainable Development
    Economy and Ecology ARE the same. We support a sustainable development
    where everyone pays what he REALLY uses – in form of ressources, bad
    used ressources and the resulting pollution in ANY way. This would
    for instance result in heavily raised costs for not-sustainable
    ressources like oil, coal, gas and uranium. On one hand, the
    transport-costs would raise, but also would the construction and
    production of less consumpting cars, planes and ships.
  2. Pay for Consumption
    This goes along with the sustainable development, and makes it
    possible to work. People generally don’t give a piss about
    anything, unless it touches their purses. This way it is possible
    to tax consumption of non-sustainable goods, while ecological more
    eloquent products get off cheaper. On the other side, people
    shouldn’t pay for their production – it’s economical nonsense.
  3. Freedom of Consumption
    The measures mentionned under (1) and (2) will result in some kind
    of Freedom of Consumption. Of course can you drive a Sportscar
    that uses 20l/100Km – but you’ve got to PAY for that gas. You’re
    still completely free to buy what you want, as long you can afford
    it. You might want to eat heavily herbizidized (but wonderful-looking)
    apples – but the apples from biological planting will be cheaper…
  4. Freedom of Production
    Nobody will mind that you repair your house, since production will
    not be taxed. Do it yourself, it will be cheaper. You want to sell
    something? As long as you already have it, you will have to pay
    nothing, since there’s no consumption. If you want to produce and
    sell, lets say chairs, you can do it. All you will have to pay for
  5. Freedom of Information
    The most valuable thing on earth ever been is KNOW-HOW. Knowing how
    to make a fire, knowing how to plant… Information is maybe the thing
    linked to humanity the most. Information is power, time, money,
    business, survival – nearly everything. It ist understandable that
    one will protect its own knowledge for the sake of his business,
    for instance. What ist not understandable is the protection of
    information which the producer wanted to see free. This is just
    whithelding information from the public – called censorship.
    Whether this is done to protect some ‘moral minority’ or to protect
    children from getting access to/viewing it, its just stupid to
    whitheld it. This applies also to violent/pervert and otherwise
    not liked pictures, movies, texts, books, online-Information
    etc. If you want to protect children from things like this,
    take care of it yourself – the state ist not responsible for
    protecting your child from REALITY!
  6. Freedom of Speech
    Freedom of Speech, and Freedom of Information, these two go very
    close. Since if you want to say something not only to a specific
    person but everyone, it is considered information. But there has
    to be still a fine line – if one says that the governement consists
    of idiots, it should be allowed (even stronger expressions). But
    if one appelates to shoot the government because it consists of idiots, that’s quite another thing. The same goes to fascism,
    racism, sexism and the like (But they surely won’t mind if I
    answer on a abuse of strangers with an abuse of racists, don’t
    do they? :) After all, the best answer to a bad book is a good

Peter Keel,