The United States of Being
Declare your personal independence (from antiquated and expired social structures of governance) and mutual interdependence (a new bonding with fellow beings through Radical Honesty) by joining The United States of Being today!
A Declaration of Interdependence for a New Millennium (A Modification of the U.S. Declaration of Independence Based on 200 Years of Personal Growth)
When in the course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature entitle them, a decent respect for the opinions of humankind requires that they should declare the causes that impel them to the separation.We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all human beings are equal, that we all have certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among human beings, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. That whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or abolish it, and to institute new government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its power in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness.
Prudence, indeed, will dictate that governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes, and accordingly all experience has shown that humankind is more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object, evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government, and to provide new guards for their future security. Such has been the patient sufferance of all human beings colonialized by the currently existing world economy and government at the beginning of the twenty first century, and such is now the necessity that constrains them to alter their former systems of government.
The history of the growth of international corporations and national governments and the interactions between them in the twentieth century is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having, in direct object, the establishment of an absolute tyranny over human beings belonging to this planet. To prove this, let the facts be submitted to a candid world.
The governance of the United States of America, economically the strongest nation currently in the world, is unduly influenced and, in practical fact, controlled, by international corporations in alliance with military interests and quasi-military secret agencies and pro-military governmental bodies. The Congress of the United States, the judiciary branch, and the presidency do not operate independently from this influence. Through hired lobbyists and campaign contributions to both parties in an illusory two-party system, corporate money controls legislation to such a degree as to virtually eliminate serious opposition. The Congress, the courts, and the presidency have failed to pass or effectively advocate any campaign legislation that limits the way they, themselves, have come into power in the first place, based on limited and non-democratic corporate interests.
The budget for defense at the end of the twentieth century, when we are not at war, takes up too large a proportion of the Cross National Product. They keep among us, in times of peace, standing armies without our consent, and with secret agencies hidden from the citizenry, render the military independent of, and superior to, the civil power. There are at least thirty-six separate secret agencies whose funding, operations, or activities are kept secret from the populace in the name of national security. When egregious activities on the part of these military and para-military organizations are brought to light, the revelations are decades after the occurrence of the offending activity, rendering it impossible to have their activities curtailed by the people of this country until those responsible are no longer in power.
Health care is a privilege rather than a right. This privilege depends on how much money an individual has. Insurance companies of such size and wealth as to challenge the power of whole nations are in alliance with pharmaceutical companies of the same proportionate financial power who are also, themselves, in alliance with a medical establishment structurally dependent upon the largesse of corporate giants and vested in the status quo. These alliances can, and do, defeat all attempts at creating a fair and equitable health care system for people in the United States, while robbing even more of the remaining peoples of the world of that same opportunity. The combination of these forces in the United States of America has made it difficult to bring into being a more fair and equitable health care system worldwide.
The rule of law in the strongest nation on earth is a myth. The entire court system is corrupt, unwieldy, and uncorrectable. The criminal justice system is correct in only one way, its name: the criminal justice system. We are building new prisons at an unprecedented rate and populating them with persons whose lives were damned to be underprivileged at birth, and who have been educated and parented in such a way as to render them, for all practical purposes, immune to further learning for the rest of their lives. When the rule of law is mentioned it is in the context of trivial arguments in defense of righteousness, where valuing belief in the rightness of principles themselves for principle’s sake is held higher than compassion for living human beings. Such reification of belief, in any values whatsoever, such that they are holy and untouchable, keeps all that is felt in response to the needs of living persons from being acted upon and mitigates against the flexible creation of systems and structures that re-create those things needed for humanity as needs occur.
The largest economic enterprise on earth is illegal drugs, most of them pain killers. This is kept in place in the world by the United States of America through the decades-long so-called “war on drugs” in which the alliance of the righteously religious, the health care establishment, the para-military secret agencies and the legal system supports the sustenance of the whole corrupt enterprise of “illegal drugs” by outlawing selected drugs and bringing pressure to bear on other countries to do the same. In this way the illegal market can be maintained, the racist criminal justice system remains in place, and the jobs of the hard working but incompetent police and military personnel can be sustained. People who are missed by the illegal drug trade are even more expensively supplemented by the legal pharmaceutical industry, which gets to advertise its biochemical solutions to physical symptoms sourced by the social malaise of which they are such an important part.
The separation of parties in the United States of America is also a myth. The one party with two names is owned and operated by international and national corporate financiers, and keeps the populace under control through secret agreements, lobbying, and ownership of the public media. The ongoing news media show is controlled continuously by the selfsame corporations. For example, in the argument between the “two” parties about setting the minimum wage, Republicans advocate a smaller figure and Democrats advocate a somewhat larger figure for an hourly wage. The entire discussion is limited to the “conservative” advocates of the smaller figure and the “liberal” advocates of the larger figure. Those amounts are all that get discussed in the media. This circus continues and is reported and interpreted by a media controlled by corporate interests so there is no meaningful discussion of what a minimum wage means. The possibility of creating a new minimum wage based on some standard other than the well-established tradition of control of the marketplace by a very small minority of established financiers and institutions is never raised. The media only reframes what they are given in an attempt to sensationalize the information provided for them. Dempublicrats (Dem Public Rats!) remain in control This is the circus that is set out for the entertainment and substitute for thought for the public at large, and for their continual drugged state, in case the illegal drugs provided and the legal pharmaceutical industry’s efforts have not sufficed.
In every stage, these oppressions are maintained and reinforced by a government of representatives, whose elections were bought through advertising in multi-million dollar campaigns financed by established interests. Those of us who have petitioned for redress have been ignored or answered by repeated injury. We have warned them from time to time of the danger of their attempts to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us. We have reminded them of our rights under the Constitution of the United States and the government and regulations set up under that constitution to no avail. We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred here in our native land and in locations throughout the world, to disavow these usurpations of power that would inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence with each other. We have repeatedly demanded campaign finance reform and had everyone in both parties in favor of it and “trying” to do so for the last thirty years and that reform has not occurred.
The Congress, the judiciary and the presidency of the United States of America have been bought. They are deaf to the voice of justice and consanguinity. Their allegiances are all to the same interests and controlled by the same alliance of corporations working in skillful accord with each other. They owe their elections and their appointments to the people with the money.
We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity that denounces our separation, and hold these current elected representatives of industry, as we hold the rest of mankind, enemies in war, in peace, friends. This is a war of minds and hearts of persons whose primary value is compassion, against persons whose minds and hearts are committed to conquest, control, and domination of other people. This is a war to be fought not on the battlefield, but in the family, the local community, the marketplace, the Internet, the personal conversation with friends, intimate conversations between couples, conversations with strangers and every other avenue of communication and aspect of life on earth, from now on out, until the conclusion is assented to by all people, that we are of one cloth and do honor each others’ humanity above the pleasures and sufferings of conquest and control.
If we could represent the whole world’s population in current times as a village of one hundred people, with all existing human ratios remaining the same, it would look like this:
100 people representing the current world population
- 17 would be unable to read.
- 37 would suffer from malnutrition.
- 23 would not have adequate shelter.
- 7 would have a college education.
- 48 would live on less than $2.00 per day
- 22 would own or share a computer
(updated from Marianne Williamson’s book, The Healing of America)
We, the founders of a new order, intend to change the fundamental structures that maintain this obscene balance of wealth and power. This limitation of possibility for most of humankind can only be changed by changing the economic order upon which it is dependent, holding our voices and sheer numbers in alliance with each other as more important and more powerful than the numbers of dollars held by the limited few. We assert that people are more important than money and we intend to build a new world order that reflects that, even if it means proclaiming a new form of money.
We, therefore, as representatives of the United States of Being, do, in the name of, and by the authority of, the good people of this world, solemnly publish and declare, that these United States of Being are, and of right ought to be, a Free and Independent Nation, that we place as secondary all allegiance to any government whatsoever that requires of us, directly or indirectly, a participation in the violation of basic human rights to food, shelter, health care, a decent education, and the restoration of ecological balance of the earth for all of the people of the earth, now and in the future. We proclaim ourselves to be the creators of a new context and a new country called the United States of Being, within which reside all governments, enterprises, corporate entities and affiliations of humankind and under whom all allegiances to other persons or collective bodies are subsumed, toward the goal of making a world where physical warfare exists no more, starvation ends, adequate shelter is provided for all people, ecological balance is restored, health and well being are assured and the fundamental education of all peoples is provided for. And for the support of this declaration, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.
Sparrowhawk Farm, July 4, 2015
|59||Barb Elgin||Rosedale, Maryland||United States||Thank you for this next level of interdependence!~||Nov 23, 2016|
|58||Diana Mapes||Longmont, CO||United States||Right on!||Oct 21, 2016|
|57||Andrew Bonci||Mission, Kansas||United States||Yes!||Oct 16, 2016|
|56||gerard tierney||kirriemuir, angus||United Kingdom||Oct 07, 2016|
|55||Seán D Middleton||Petershausen, Bavaria||Germany||Yup, sounds like a lot of future fun||Aug 23, 2016|
|54||Melinda Shute||Australia||Jul 27, 2016|
|53||Shaun Pennington||New York, NY||USA||I don't understand why there are not millions of signatures on this. It is the most concise declaration and out line of what the problem is i have ever seen. We need to figure out how to get this out there and indeed form our own nation. It should be called Planet Earth.||Jul 16, 2016|
|52||Danek Stefaniak||Schüpfen, Berne||Switzerland||May 11, 2016|
|51||Eric Root||Hesperia, Ca||United States||Independents is not freedom but an opportunity to be different.||May 04, 2016|
|50||Chuck Brands||El Cajon, CA||United States||Truth must precede healing.||Apr 21, 2016|
|49||Paul Dodenhoff||Westwood, NJ||United States||Nov 16, 2015|
|48||Jill Ferguson||Dana Point, CA||US BS||Brad - you're the best!! We've met a couple times and talked about my book, Troothache: Duped, Disconnected, and Diseased by Design. We're kindred spirits for sure!||Sep 06, 2015|
|47||Sanae Ueyoshi||BROOKLYN, New York||United States||Aug 23, 2015|
|46||victor arzola||zapopan, jalisco||mexico||Aug 07, 2015|
|45||Rafael Silveira||Jul 21, 2015|
|44||Nan Rael||Silver Spring, Maryland||USA||My friend, Kathy Sheridan, hold you in such hugh regard, I can't help wanting to be a part of the Inited States of Being.||Jul 15, 2015|
|43||Jascha Merz||Berlin, Berlin||Germany||Jul 13, 2015|
|42||Nicole Bennett||Eugene, OR||USA||These are principles I live by||Jul 09, 2015|
|41||Kathy Sheridan||Bethesda, Maryland||United States||Proud to be part of USOB||Jul 08, 2015|
|40||Romeo Klein||Munich, Bavaria||Germany||Well meant, but reality is tough on and against these goals.||Jul 05, 2015|
|39||jim piper||evanston, illinois||u.s.a.||wow, brad, you made my day! thanks for sharing!||Jul 04, 2015|
|38||ellie north||Colleyville, TX||United States||Jul 04, 2015|
|37||Thomas Gibson||Honolulu, HI||United States||Jul 04, 2015|
|36||Natalia Blagoeva||Sofia, --||Bulgaria||Jul 03, 2015|
|35||David Harbour||Austin, Texas||United States||Not only have we lost our sense of community, we have lost our sense of self.||Jul 03, 2015|
|34||Juan Manuel Méndez Rey||Spain||Jul 03, 2015|
|33||Liberty Liscomb||Harwinton, CT||USA||Jul 03, 2015|
|32||Horacio Blanco Moreno||Jul 03, 2015|
|31||Elizabeth Bagger||London, London||Storbritannien||Jul 03, 2015|
|30||Sharka Bosakova||Ashgrove, Queensland||Australia||:)||Jul 02, 2015|
|29||Nancy Dennis||Staunton, VA||United States||Jul 02, 2015|
|28||Clyde Burton||Los Gatos, Ca||United States||Jul 02, 2015|
|27||Andrew Webster||San Jose, CA||United States||Jul 02, 2015|
|26||Tara Adib||United States||Jul 02, 2015|
|25||klaas vandersluis||WARWICK, Qld.||Australia||Discover whom I am in this great happening!!! Let it flow.||Jul 02, 2015|
|24||Bill Pleasants||Jul 02, 2015|
|23||Rita Robinson||Laguna Beach, CA||United States||Jul 02, 2015|
|22||Paul Jasper||Dunkirk, Ohio||Jul 02, 2015|
|21||Margaret Runchey||Jul 02, 2015|
|20||Tina Brescanu||Dublin||Ireland||Jul 02, 2015|
|19||Dana Souligny||Colorado Springs, Colorado||United States||Sep 02, 2013|
|18||Joerg-Matthias Kaendler||Bayreuth||Germany||"Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth." (Thoreau)||May 10, 2013|
|17||Matthew Kupstas||Elkins, West Virginia||United States||Mar 20, 2013|
|16||Amanda Alford||Oak Park, IL||usa||Jan 01, 2013|
|15||Walter Peters||Honolulu, HI||USA||Authenticity is the first step to freedom.||Nov 19, 2012|
|14||Lara Johnstone||George, Western Cape||South Africa||"To know and not to do is not yet to know" - Zen Wisdom||Nov 06, 2012|
|13||Chris Wakeford||Sydney, NSW||Australia||TimeFreeZoo.com.Its time.||Sep 02, 2012|
|12||bret carr||miami beach, fl||usa||Perfect!||Aug 30, 2012|
|11||Clinton Callahan||Kressberg, Baden-Wuerttemberg||Germany||It's teamwork.||Jul 31, 2012|
|10||Erik Gornostajev||Bandhagen, Stockholm||Sweden||Jul 30, 2012|
|9||Ray Barber||Scottsdale, AZ||USA||I commit to revealing the truth, first, in myself, next, in my world.||Jul 10, 2012|
|8||Kimberly Lynch||Montgomery, Tx||US||Jun 26, 2012|
|7||Keith Moon||Calgary, Alberta||Canada||Jun 14, 2012|
|6||Blaž Branc||Ljubljana, Slovenia||Slovenia||Jun 12, 2012|
|5||Edgar Neto||Berlin, Berlin||Deutschland||Jun 11, 2012|
|4||Tim Lossen||Berlin||Germany||Jun 11, 2012|
|3||Aldrin Sealey||Box 3383, APO AE||Jun 07, 2012|
|2||Mike Lewinski||Stanley, VA||United States||May 29, 2012|
|1||Brad Blanton||Stanley, VA||United States||May 29, 2012|