- The Facts: As difficult as it sometimes is to admit, no country on this planet exists in a true democracy. People have the illusion of choice and they are being governed, not represented. Citizens forego their power to rulers.
- Reflect On: There are solutions, is it time we begin considering them? We hold these systems in place as people, it’s up to us to opt out of them. The government can’t do anything without us.
“We live in a democracy, we are so lucky!” These are the cries from the minds of those who bought the illusion hook, line, and sinker. Allow me to propose a scenario.
People choose an ideology they believe represents them. A few people strongly identify with that ideology and stand up to say “I will represent anyone with my ideology that supports me.” An election cycle begins and by the end, there are 2 candidates to choose from. Promises of jobs, good environmental treatment, healthcare and so forth are all made to the people in order to get the vote. People go to the voting booths, put an X next to the name they like, and the majority gets their person as the leader of government.
Source: Collective Evolution
December 22, 2018
By Joe Martino
From there, decisions are made by those people. If the people aren’t happy with a decision, too bad, they don’t have a say. If the people witness corporations bribing politicians to make certain decisions, too bad, the people can’t vote on an issue being pushed by a corporation. Year after year, as the same poor decisions are made and the people are always dissatisfied and unrepresented, they continue to vote for a single person and their small administration to do their bidding. The people are told they have a choice, they have a voice, they have an impact, but do they? Do they honestly have that impact? What issues did they get to directly vote on? How did they keep politicians accountable? Who tries the politicians who do illegal things and are corrupt? No one, but the people simply don’t have power when they give it away in this scenario.
This is the system we live in today, and we sadly and mistakenly call it democracy.
The Solution To A Broken System
I haven’t voted since I was 18, I’m 31 now. I do believe that in small ways, municipal or local elections have a greater impact on people directly, but state level, provincial, or federal elections are an illusion of choice. I have come to posit that a single person cannot represent or guide more than 100 people without things becoming impossible to manage in our current system. There are many reasons for this, but to broadly touch on this, the challenge isn’t trying to fix one aspect of our system, it’s all intertwined so that is impossible. The reality is we live in a FULL system of enslavement, and thus to truly fix what we’re in we must abolish it from top to bottom through transitional steps. In order to do that though, we have to wake up to what it is, and who we are.
Before we get into the RIC (Referendum d’Initiative Citoyenne or ‘Citizens’ Initiative Referendum’), I want to say that there are two forms of enslavement that I observe in many today. One is that in which the system imposes, the other is much deeper, it’s of the mind, the ego and our state of consciousness. We are often enslaved by our emotions, thoughts, states of being and more. This is a result of not cultivating a deep relationship with self and emotional intelligence. We can go on about this subject for days, but today I simply want to focus on a physical solution but without forgetting that a HUGE piece to this puzzle is the consciousness piece.
When I first came across the idea of referendums initiated by citizens through the Yellow Vest movement, I was inspired. To me, this was a tool for people to truly take power back in an effective form that does away will our illusion of democracy and instead actually gives us a voice.
Getting Our Power Back
My mind envisioned a world where no longer were government officials making decisions on behalf of the people, and instead, the people had power -as it should be. The relationship between parent and child (government and people) was abolished and people were now taking responsibility for their lives and choices. Most importantly, we were no longer voting, better said as consenting, to our own enslavement. We instead opted out of that entire outdated game.
This, of course, is a physical systematic solution that can only truly be realized with a shift in consciousness as we will first need to let go of the old ways we view our everyday ways of governance. Further to that, over time as we gain a stronger connection to self and deprogram the old, what we will choose to vote on and how we will shift from what you might imagine today to something a lot more authentic as we won’t be operating from all the old modalities of survival, competition, fear and divide as we do today. This might sound like a stretch to many of us but I feel this is the case because we are so disenfranchised by our current system and have come to think very little of humanity as a whole. The ‘negative’ traits we often place on humanity are not aspects of human nature, they are programmed into us by our environment.
So how does the RIC work? How could this end the need for government? How does this truly give us power back?
I decided to make a video explaining how this works and how the process would unfold. Further, I wanted to express the type of world it would create and how it would end the need for many of the destructive practices we have today that arise from a level of consciousness we are simply outgrowing.
Below the video, I discuss some of the key points quickly.
It Will Help End Politics
The system of politics is an un-evolved, egoic and childish way of operating. It divides, conquers and attempts to simplify people into ideologies that don’t truly represent what is in the heart, only what is programmed in the mind. We won’t need to vote for someone to go make decisions based on ideologies, the people will simply have direct power. Only stewards will be in place. The drama and manipulation of politics now won’t be a distraction we waste all of our energy on.
This is crucially important because many of us might say things about taxes, policies, programs, etc that all come from the old world, the world of today. Like for example, “what do we do about employment and taxation if there is chaos!” Why will there be chaos? When you remove the enslavement of debt, central banking, and high taxation, you begin to see they were only in place to enslave and control the people. They systematically oppress society, they were built that way on purpose. Those people who built that no longer have power. The amount we will have to slave just to survive and how much more efficiently the system will run will be a dramatic shift. We MUST think outside of the world we know today to understand what’s truly happening here.
No More Need For Government, Stewardship Instead
We will still require some level of leadership and organization to make cities and towns operate. Therefore instead of a government, stewards will be appointed or voted upon that can help maintain that organization. Still, though, the citizens make the decisions. This removes the parent-child relationship of government as we become adults as citizens.
Supports Our Evolving Consciousness
As we evolve as beings, we can outgrow things quite quickly and require change. Instead of rigid solutions, as we have always had in the past, the RIC represents a more fluid way of dealing with change. It allows us to implement change collectively as fast or as slowly as we like. It gives power for people to have a voice in what changes to propose that can ALWAYS be taken seriously.
What is being proposed here is big, and will take a huge amount of conversation to fully implement as we find how it can transitionally move us from the state of enslavement today to one of freedom tomorrow. I’m not going to sit here and pretend it’s easy, but I’m also not going to pretend it’s impossible or unnecessary. People will try to convince you that this is impossible or that it would never work, but this is coming from limited thinking and a deep mental investment in the system of today.
We are, in some ways, addicted to being enslaved. Our will and our consciousness have been suppressed so much that we have come to accept such a limited way of being, and it’s making us deeply depressed. The good news is, many of us are waking up, sensing our inner power, exploring our consciousness and coming to realize what we’re truly capable of.