Dec 27, 16 / Cap 26, 00 00:02 UTC
My personal requests for the Constitution ¶
I don't want to write my own draft, and I'm not egotistical enough to actually believe people will take my opinions to heart and act on them. However, I do have some very serious and very innovative requests for our Constitution. I realize the perspective many of you have going into this (regarding UN recognition and adapting popular systems) however:
- Asgardia does not involve with Earth money systems, although still supports it to incentivize space exploration/resource mining. My reason for this request is pretty complicated, so I hope whomever decides to read this actually tries to follow my train of thought here. So here we go: since the beginning of civilization (for the most part) humanity has used either hard currency or fiat currency. If you don't know what these are google them.
If we were to use hard currency our currency system would constantly undergo hyperinflation when we discover things like diamond asteroids, or gold asteroids, or really any of the wonders of space. Hyperinflation is never a good thing for a society historically, and we should avoid it all costs. Hard currency has been historically stable on Earth because resources are clearly much more limited on Earth than in the vastness of space.
Secondly, if we were to use fiat currency we will be carrying over the same rigged system of international banks, consistent inflation, interest rates, and an economic elite who are able to then manipulate the currency secretly (because after all, who actually gives a shit about who controls the currency system?)
- We are not a democracy, we are not a republic, we are not communist, we are not capitalist, we are not this that and other failed Earth system. A true democracy has never actually occurred, and it is probably because of the fear of what Plato called a "tyranny of the majority." A similar thing could be said about Communism, it has never actually occurred. By definition, there is no government with communism, for everything is owned by the proletariat. Buttt then there was this whole idea of the "dictatorship of the proletariot" which probably ruined its implementation.
Since communism and capitalism (or democracy, republic, whatever term you like the most) are the most popular Earth systems we should consider the fact that 1. they have never worked out as planned and 2. Perhaps we can come up with something BETTER!!!!
- My personal suggestion is that we have ministry leaders, but no executive position. Collective ownership and collectivism in general will be necessary to survive as a space colony. Capitalism is a constant grind and competition to out-compete and out-earn others. We need to be able to live our lives in a constant state of bliss, because things could get violent really quick if we carry over poverty into a space colony. We need to have security, freedom, and equality. Just because Benjamin Franklin said it wasn't possible doesn't mean that it is so.
Really, after all of my thinking and discussions from the past few months, this is what I have come up with. I hope that I can receive some consideration for these ideas because they aren't even mine, and I think we could act on them to create some reallly cool and innovative things for both Asgardia and humanity's progress
Reason: on my draft it shows the numbers 1, 2, and 3 but I don't see them on the post. Oh well.