Community

Imagine there's no countries
It isn't hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion, too
Imagine all the people
Living life in peace... You...

You may say I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will be as one

John Lennon

Humans organize democratic communities. 

Originally in groups of, usually, no more than 150 people.

Before the european conquest of Turtle Island, the Peacemaker came to the Haudenosaunee people, who were then five warring nations, and convinced them to create the Great League of Peace, a democratic, matrilineal system with which the people governed themselves since time immemorial. Contrary to common belief, we have created many democratic societies over thousands of years.

In modern time, as the Russian revolution began in 1917, workers and soldiers created democratic councils to govern themselves as had been done during the Paris Commune of 1871. That system might have been able to grow to include the whole world but, the Bolshevik party took control of it which then destroyed the democracy, essential to convincing the rest of the world to join.

Communities are based on trust and cooperation. We all know this, and practice it in the communities which we are part of. For humanity to survive into the future we need to create one global community. We can use the internet as a communication tool to create it, but we can't trust the internet completely, because of the anti-social behaviour which happens when people are allowed to be anonymous. 

To avoid anonymity, we can begin building a cooperative website which requires us to be part of a real community first: our workplace; school; religious, cultural or political group; social or sports club; neighbourhood and many other options.

As individuals, we can participate democratically in any or several of these types of communities and elect representatives to a Local Council.

 

Local Council

 

Each Local Council will send representatives to a Regional Council:

 

Regional Council

 

 

Each  Regional Council will send representatives to a  World Council:

World council