Each day more people become aware that the current world system is basically unjust, corrupt and heading to a point of total collapse. This system is dominated by the economy and the financial manipulations of a small ruling global elite of families, banks, Wall Street (stock markets in general) and Corporations or Large Industry, since a few years also publicly known as "the markets", of which we all, individually and collectively, have become more and more dependent over the last decades, without asking for it. The global elite however, is not very righteous or transparent regarding the 'normal' citizens (the 99%), they act without scrupules and they have absolutely no respect for nature or the environment (except for what the pressure of public opinion inevitably imposes on them).
The Independency Project is part of the Human Progress Network which was intended to compile, follow, observe and discuss long term (generations) Human Progress and Evolution on natural (as species), social, scientific and even spiritual level.
However, economical and political issues, that are in fact completely irrelevant to the nature of human being, are putting our chance of collective development, as society and species, in serious danger by triggering war, crime, violation of human rights, climate change and mayor environmental breakdown.
This is typical of Old World Order, the only Order that actually ever existed since mankind started to live in society: a reduced group of elite rulers dominating a vast majority, not necessarily due to a major capability of those rulers and more probably due to major ambition, greed or lack of scrupules, resulting in a behavior of superiority towards others and towards natural environment.
Or at least, this is what we generally are being told. However, we cannot really know this because we cannot travel back in time. And, unfortunately, tribes and cultures that might have lived by a different understanding have probably all been wiped away since global colonization started, some 500 years ago.
The superiority of men over nature, all "resources", plants animals and whatever to be discovered, is a typical heritage of Old World Order religion, the three great monotheistic religions for sure, but most probably earlier religions too. The simple fact to believe in a superior being or beings who has (have) final control and decision and supposedly "give" the earth to men, implicitely allows for it's full (ab)use and exploitation and conveniently frees men from responsibility or awareness. Exactly what Sir Richard Attenborough concludes, when citing creation as described in the old testament in his documentary Charles Darwin and the tree of Life (starting at 2:50):
This book, the holy Bible, explains how this wonderful diversity [of life] came about: "...on the third day of the creation of the world God created plants, on the fifth day fish and birds and then, on the sixth day, amals and finally: men." That explanation was believed literally by pretty well the whole of western Europe for the best part of 2,000 years. And generations of painters pictured it for the faithful.
"And when God had finished he said to Adam and Eve, be fruitful and multiply and replenish the earth and subdue it! And have dominion over the fish and over the sea and over the fowl of the air and over every living thing that moveth on the earth."
That made it clear that, according to the bible, humanity could exploit the natural world as they wish.
Sir Richard Attenborough mentions that this view of men's superiority still stood when the Beagle set of on a voyage around the world in 1841 with Charles Darwin on board. But even now, almost 200 years after "discovering" and confirming the Evolution Theory, the powerful corporations and industries still believe and act as if the world and the earth are there for them to exploit, now instead of, or additionally to, believing in a superior being, they more specifically believe in mere profit.
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True Human Progress can only be achieved if the dominating stimulus would be sharing instead of competing, but before that can even be considered, the most important and threatening of all fires has to be put out first; essentially the current fraudulent and corrupt global economic system, induced by just a few (<1%) in senseless, selfish, short-sighted greed and obsession for domination.
With the growing power of men over nature and over other men, this Old World Order has totally gotten out of control and needs to be substituted by a system that is closer to nature, closer to life and closer to the human being itself.
To achieve this it is necessary to regain Independency from OWO mechanisms that have got the world in a downward spiral in essentially two aspects:
Any further Human Progress cannot be smooth or even possible as long as both money and the economic system are not radically turned back to what they were meant to be: a means of exchange, instead of a goal. The first and essential step to make this possible is the total and absolute abolition of Bank Secrecy and Off Shore Banking (Tax Havens, Tax Paradises, Treasure Islands) and allow full transparency for all in this, unfortunately, dominating global mechanism.
The confirmed but resistent lack of transparancy and the frequently inhocerent explanation of the (re)actions of the ruling elites give raise to conspiracy theories about secret societies and their "real" intentions and plans.
(to be developed further - including list copied from WhyDontYouTryThis)