Principles for a New World

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 the ressources, BUT NOT FOR YOUR TIME USED FOR PRODUCING SOMETHING.
  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 governement because it consists of idiots, thats quite another thing. The same goes to Faschism, 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 book.

Peter Keel, 28.12.1996 (probably)