The World 5.0 Platform is based on five simple areas of focus: Peace, Good Governmment, Localism, Organic Food and Learning. A focus on these key areas can bring a powerful transformation to our lives, communities and government at every level.
Here's a video that provides a wonderful context to the World Five Platform...
We can have PEACE in our time.
"When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace." - Jimi Hendrix
Peace is our first priority in this violent and war-torn culture. We refuse corporate and nation-state efforts to destroy life and land for profit, and are committed to peace in our lives and in our world. We actively engage in creating peace through our neighborhoods and communities, and demand the goal of peace from our elected officials.
Without peace communities are wounded or broken. What must be broken is the long cycle of violence and war. Don’t pull the trigger. Don’t push the button. Do not allow yourself to be a slave to a broken system. Recognize we all share this life - it is far too precious for such an outrage.
GOOD GOVERNMENT creates healthy communities.
"The care of human life and happiness is the first and only object of good government." - Thomas Jefferson
Good government depends on integrity, justice and balance. We can no longer tolerate our government undermining the common good for special interests. As citizens, it is up to us to create and ensure good government. Democracy is not a spectator sport.
We know now that our government has been twisted by moneyed interests, and no longer serves the common good. We know too, that this will not change without citizen action, from the voting booth to civic engagement. Engagement creates the change we need.
LOCALISM is the key to jobs and abundant communities.
"In every community, there is work to be done. In every nation, there are wounds to heal. In every heart, there is the power to do it." - Marianne Williamson
Unbridled globalism with its goal of profit has failed us. Commerce must exist to serve human need, instead of ruining lives for corporate greed. Localism creates jobs, engagement and abundance, increasing our safety and sustainability.
We vote with each dollar we spend. Will we support Walmart or a local retailer, McDonald's or a local restaurant? Will we support worker-owned businesses, co-ops, unions and cottage industries? These everyday decisions are transformative, and mark the quality of our lives.
ORGANIC FOOD is the only food that's wholesome and sustainable.
“If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.” - J. R. R. Tolkien
The industrial food system has caused massive pollution, desertification, soil loss and environmental destruction that are matched only by the terrible quality of the food produced with its consequences to our health. By migrating to organic food, we create ecologies within our land and health within our bodies.
Throughout human history, organic food was the only option. It was the diversion of World War II chemicals into pest control products that ramped up industrial agriculture, the foolishness peaking with genetically modified [GM] foods. Now we must renew our relationship with what we eat, and create new options to grow, process and share our food.
Nothing takes us farther in life than LEARNING.
"We must learn to live together as brothers and sisters or perish together as fools." - Martin Luther King, Jr.
All of the above is enabled by learning. Learning is a lifelong process, and creates the wisdom to make wholesome decisions. It is learning that opens pathways to peace, good government, localism and organic food. Learning is a right and a responsibility.
There is a clear path to wisdom. We use data to create information, and amass information to create knowledge and finally we sift our knowledge to find wisdom. This progression guides us to truth, untarnished by anecdotal stories, outlier data or bold-faced lies. This process also leads us to love.
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This platform can have profound effects on our personal lives and our world. These ideas are grounded in the simple recognition that we are all sisters and brothers, and we all share this Earth and this moment. By focusing on these areas, we begin to create a new culture that supports health and happiness, and in so doing leaves the old dysfunctional culture behind.