Foundation for Global Systemic Reform

Draft Core Charter for Humanity

An early draft of a more intimate, stronger constitution for transcendent societies — to get the conversation started

“Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything.” — Plato. Humanity’s social contract should be like music: harmonious, uplifting and fulfilling. Photo by Marius Masalar.

This draft Charter is adapted from The Free Human Charter, adopted at the Congress of the People at Kliptown, Johannesburg, on 25 & 26 June, 1955. The draft Charter is the first publication of Society 4 and is intended as an early discussion document. The essence of this early attempt is merely to get the conversation started about a decentralised, global, blockchain form of governance and economics that protects all living creatures and the planet.


We, the people of Planet Earth, declare for all the world to know:

  • that the Planet belongs to all who live in it, and that no government can justly claim authority unless it is based on the will of the People;
  • that our People have been robbed of their birthright to land, liberty, abundance and peace by a form of government and economics founded on injustice, inequality and scarcity;
  • that our Planet will never be abundant or free until all our People live in solidarity, enjoying equal rights and opportunities;
  • that only a global consensus process, based on the will of all the People, can secure to all their birthright without distinction of nationality, race, religion, gender, sexual preference or political point of view.

And therefore we, the People of Planet Earth, together — equals, sisters and brothers — adopt this Charter for Humanity. And we pledge ourselves to strive together, sparing neither strength nor courage, until the changes here set out have been won.

THE PEOPLE SHALL DECIDE

  • Every man and woman shall have the right to vote directly for or against issues important to them, without the need for first electing a national representative;
  • All People shall be entitled to take part in the governance and administration of their local community, their country and the Planet;
  • The rights of the people shall be the same, regardless of race, colour, gender or sexual preference;
  • All bodies of minority rule, advisory boards, councils, governments and authorities, shall be replaced by mechanisms of self-governance;
  • All People who voluntarily accept the Society 4.0 social contract shall shoulder the responsibility of self-governance.

ALL COMMUNITIES SHALL HAVE EQUAL STANDING

  • All People shall have equal right to use their own languages and to develop their own folk culture and customs;
  • All communities shall be protected by law against insults to their race, gender or sexual preference and community pride;
  • The preaching and practice of national, race or any form of discrimination and contempt shall be a punishable crime;
  • All practices that condone inequality shall be set aside.

THE PEOPLE SHALL SHARE IN THE PLANET’S WEALTH

  • The global wealth of our Planet, the heritage of all who inhabit the Planet, shall be restored to the People;
  • The mineral wealth beneath the soil, the banks and all monopoly industries shall be transferred to the ownership of the People as a whole;
  • All other industry and trade shall be managed to assist the well-being of the People;
  • All People shall have equal rights to trade where they choose, to manufacture and to enter all trades, crafts and professions.

THE LAND SHALL BE SHARED AMONG THOSE WHO WORK IT

  • Restriction of land ownership on an income or wealth basis shall be ended, and all the land re-divided amongst those who work it, to banish famine and land hunger;
  • A global body shall assist the poor with implements, seed, machinery and infrastructure to save the soil and assist the tillers, starting first with the worst climate-affected areas;
  • Freedom of movement shall be guaranteed to all who work on the land;
  • All shall have the right to occupy land wherever they choose;
  • The People shall not be robbed of their possessions, and forced or low-cost labour and concentration camps shall be abolished.

ALL SHALL BE EQUAL BEFORE A GLOBAL LAW

  • Fictitious nation states shall be abolished and all People will become Planetary citizens;
  • There will be one set of Global Laws that will apply to everyone, no matter where they live;
  • No one shall be imprisoned, deported or restricted without a fair trial;
  • No one shall be condemned by the order of any local government official;
  • The courts shall be representative of all the People;
  • Imprisonment shall be abolished and replaced with reform centres, and shall aim at re-education, not vengeance;
  • The armed forces shall be open to all on an equal basis and shall be the helpers and protectors of the People;
  • All laws and commercial practices which discriminate on grounds of race, colour, belief, age or wealth shall be repealed.

ALL SHALL ENJOY EQUAL HUMAN RIGHTS

  • The law shall guarantee to all their right to speak, to organise, to meet together, to publish, to preach, to worship, and to educate their children;
  • The privacy of the individual’s abode from raids of any kind shall be protected by law;
  • All shall be free to travel without restriction from countryside to towns, from community to community, and anywhere on the Planet;
  • Passports, resident permits and all other laws restricting the freedom to move at will shall be abolished.

ABUNDANCE IS A BIRTHRIGHT

  • Every person born onto this Planet has the right to lead a life where their every need is abundantly provided for. This birthright is part of the genetic code of the Universe;
  • Everyone shall be free to receive a meaningful income and all who work shall receive an additional income determined by a body in their local community;
  • Everyone may contribute to their Society in any manner they wish, and shall draw full benefits, regardless of the work they do;
  • Minimum wage, paid annual leave, sick leave and a working week based on a set number of hours shall be abolished;
  • Child labour, compound labour, and contract labour shall be abolished;
  • Income tax shall be abolished.

THE DOORS OF LEARNING AND OF CULTURE SHALL BE OPENED

  • A global body shall discover, develop and encourage talent for the enhancement of our cultural life;
  • All the cultural treasures of mankind shall be open to all, by free exchange of books, ideas and contact with other lands;
  • The aim of education shall be to teach the youth to love their people and their culture, to honour human brotherhood, liberty and peace;
  • Basic education shall be free, compulsory, universal and equal for all;
  • Higher education and technical training shall be opened to all by means of global allowances, peer selection and scholarships awarded on the basis of merit;
  • Adult illiteracy shall be ended by a global educational plan;
  • Teachers shall have all the rights of other citizens.

THERE SHALL BE HOUSES, SECURITY AND COMFORT

  • All People shall have the right to live where they choose, to be decently housed and to bring up their families in comfort and security;
  • Unused housing space shall be made available to the People;
  • Rent and prices shall be lowered, food plentiful and no one shall go hungry;
  • A preventive health scheme shall be run by communities, informed by global Health Big Data;
  • Free medical care and hospitalisation shall be provided for all, with special care for mothers and young children;
  • Slums shall be demolished, and new suburbs built where all have transport, roads, lighting, playing fields, creches and social centres;
  • The aged, the orphans, the disabled and the sick shall be cared for by family or local community members who are adequately rewarded;
  • Rest, leisure and recreation shall be the right of all;
  • Fenced locations and ghettoes shall be abolished and laws which break up families shall be repealed.

THERE SHALL BE PEACE AND FRIENDSHIP

  • The entire Planet shall be a fully inter-dependent entity, which respects the rights and sovereignty of all individuals;
  • National boundaries shall be abolished;
  • Planetary citizens shall strive to maintain world peace and the settlement of all international disputes by negotiation — not war;
  • Peace and friendship amongst all people shall be secured by upholding equal rights, opportunities and status for all;
  • Every individual shall be free to decide for themselves their own future, regardless of location or their past;
  • The right of the peoples of the Planet to independence and self-governance shall be recognised and shall be the basis of close co-operation.

Let all who love their People and their Planet now say, as we say here:

“These freedoms we will fight for, side by side, throughout our lives, until we have won our liberty.”

If you’d like to understand why the topic of a social contract is so important, listen to this 20 minute explanation from Tom Woods:

Download Social Contracts: A Critique (pdf) by Williamson M Evers.

Read On the Edge of Anarchy: Locke, Consent, and the Limits of Society, by A. John Simmons

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