Why Tribes and Not Nations?

Why tribes and not nations? Basically, because nations reach the critical mass where Human control fails and the nations, sometimes horribly, collapse. Tribal structures are easier to control for Beings that have Evolved to where We are now.

It seems like “Tribal Social Structures” can stay within controllable parameters that are less harmful to the Individuals that comprise the population of Urth.

Also, tribal structures that are less stressful, in social terms, are easier to design and maintain for Evolutionary Progress, than nations. Nations tend to become hard to manage because of their size, not only in numbers of People, but also because of the tremendous aggregation of diverse cultural elements. (thinking of the current modern nations here).

Some Nations have demonstrated positive possibilities and realities in their handling through “Law” and “Education”, of diverse cultural elements. The United States of America is the leader in this set of cultural skills. But even this great nation, is experiencing the stresses of trying to harmonize, or even tolerate certain types of cultural diversity. And the main cultural economic structure, “Capitalism” has limitations that conflict with either “blending” or “sufficient harmonization” of the Many Kinds of People. The noble Democratic Intentions and Designs of The United States of America are being severely tested by too numerous and diversely cultural Individuals. Many see Civil War and, or, system collapse coming. If this happens then the stage will be automatically set to build new smaller tribal cultures…or a state of anarchy…probably both.

Our love of Freedom and Individuality is conflicting with Our Young Ideas of Fairness and Justice These cultural elements need rethinking and new systems incorporating and Balancing them, designed.

Smaller Tribal Structures could help with this big nation rehabilitation process. They can specialize in “Ways of Life” and maybe make sensible contributions to new nations…one building block at a time. Old Tribes, New Tribes, Alliances of Tribes and Confederations of Tribes can be stepping stones toward the Birth New and Better Nations. A “United Tribes Of America” anyone?

It is possible that New Tribes and their excellence (when this does come to pass) at stable social structures might come to be considered the better social structure designs and Nations will become a thing of the past.

Or, possibly, We will eventually learn what We need to know to make nations, even a Great Confederation Of Nations, a successful Human Endeavor.

We can do Good Tribalism, but just aren’t ready to build Good Nations yet. There are things to be gotten rid of and things to practice till We get it right.

All this keeping in Mind, that the ultimate goal is “Peace On Earth and Good Will Towards All Men and Women”.

Two Kinds Of Evolutionary States.

There is probably a third Evolutionary State, that will occur to me as I write about two of them. This would be in keeping with the “Law Of Three” that I believe in.

One is the “Established Evolutionary State”. This is the actual state of Evolution that has been attained…whether it represents “gains”, or “losses”…which are best perceived in the light of the Morality of Creational Standards…as We become aware of them. In this sense “Evolution” can be called Evolutionary, or “Devolutionary”. The one taking Us closer to Creational Ideas and Norms and the other away from the same.

The second Evolutionary State is that of Potentiality; where Evolution arrives at its possibilities, based on what has been learned and accomplished by that which Evolves. This is the exciting cutting edge of Evolution, that enables Evolution to be what it is…that which becomes “More and Better”.

Devolution is the regressive state of Evolution that occurs when various forces are brought to bear on “what is” and causes it to lose some of what it has gained. Some emotional, mental, or other essential support is weakened and lost which causes a backward movement to what is supportable. An adjustment that is the Evolutionary State’s response to changes in Reality and Life.

And what complicates and makes this whole thing very interesting to some of Us, is that Evolution is not evenly experienced. It is expressed, uniquely, by Individual Creational Units, We sometimes call Personalities, or “Souls”. No two Individuals are identically Evolved. Some (maybe even Many) can come close to this exact duplication, but never totally achieve it. But CREATOR’S GREATNESS is such that “close” is Good Enough. “Enough” so that some critical mass or energy can be attained, that enables an Evolutionary State to come into Being. I think that exact duplication of Individual Moral State in Evolution has less value in the overall scheme of things, than the subtle (and perhaps not so subtle) differences that comprises the dynamic and Living Evolutionary State . Exact duplication might only have it’s best value in the Creational Realm of Pattern…something compared to (by those that do compare such) but not having the kind of energy and Life in the Material Realm that is important. Anyway, I believe that Evolutionary States are never totally synchronized and “locked in”…they are dynamic, extremely varied and ever changing. This is what makes them Evolutionary.

At the beginning of this article, I mentioned a “Third Evolutionary State”. This one can be found in the tension where the stress of the negative and positive potentials of all aspects are temporarily opposed and balanced with each other. This state is ever near to a change, one way or the other, because sooner or later, something has to give.

This point of change doesn’t always produce reversal of motion, or direction. Sometimes it can “slide sideways” into strange new “structures” within the Evolutionary State. Perhaps subtle shifts that bring surprising compromises within the whole thing.

I conclude here, that an “Evolutionary State” has three basic parts. That which is perceivably regressing, that which is perceivably “advancing” and that which is  developing strange new things, in which it is difficult to decide what is happening.

I think it would be a good idea to try to develop some kinds of control mechanism, when We take Responsibility for Our Evolution. Otherwise an Evolutionary State can become “anarchic” and “chaotic” and (to me) very frightening because such states can be very dangerous to all concerned. Even self-destructive.

How A New Tribe Can Be “Evolutionary”

The “Urantia Book” informs Us that a culture can fail when it goes too far from its Evolutionary roots.

“Failure” can include automatic harmonization with society Evolutionary norms, as well as “collapse”, or gradual disintegration.

If “Evolution” can be defined as a process of change for a “Better” state of societies , or circumstances in Life (Spiritual as well as Material)…a constant flow of change events that moves Us toward improvement, in relation to Goodness, as is defined by the “Golden Rule”, the “Ten Commandments” and the Revelations about CREATOR found in written publications, including the “Urantia Book”. of course Our definitions of Goodness, though having a constant and stable core of Truth, will change. This writer desires and assumes, that this change will always be More Living Expressions of “Goodness” in its “Highest Sense”.  In the sense that Our Ideas about “Goodness” will always impulse toward its most known manifestations…its greatest expressions that We suspect exists in Creation. Some of this is experience with Goodness in Our Lives and some of this is successful guesswork.

Ideally, Goodness will always be strong in Love, Kindness, Patience, Balance of  seemingly opposed elements and Fairness. These phenomena are the measure of how much Goodness, Goodness has.

The increase of “Goodness” is the central goal of “Evolution”. All aspects of Goodness will contribute to an ever improving state of Our Evolution.

A New Tribe would be best developed and expressed, when it includes, “Better” and “Better”, these tenets of Goodness.

When a New Tribe has dedicated its collective values (the best it can) toward the above considerations, then it will have value in the Creational Evolutionary Scheme Of Things.

Dalamatia, the Two Gardens Of Eden and Aratta of Adamson were all powerful and noble efforts of superior culture, designed to uplift Us Humans out of Our stagnant Savagery. These great efforts, so profoundly contributed to by Forces Of The Spiritual Realm, “failed” (in some degree) because of the resistance to them that came out of the “Lucifer Rebellion” and the strain and drain upon them placed by surrounding morally Inferior, but numerically “superior” Peoples…that gradually and eventually overwhelmed, or drained, the “uplifting” social constructs. This process occurred over thousands of years, but it did leave a legacy of cultural improvement that represents a partial success of these wonderful efforts for Us. The “Uplifters” did leave their mark and praise Creator for that!

Now. In the “Urantia Book”, the Angels responsible for the revelations in it, more than once, have warned Us that “artificial social constructs” will “fail” eventually from Evolutionary pressures. The Potentials, while being partially achieved, will be undercut by the Realities of Life As It Is.

But what the beautiful Angels don’t say, clearly,  is that the above mentioned “partial achievement” of “Artificial Social Constructs” do effect Evolution in positive ways. Sometimes the effect is immediate, but more often it reveals itself over time. Most of Us don’t notice the “effect” until it becomes a dominant feature of Our Cultures. Agriculture is one of these effects, that has emerged over time, that came from Dalamatia, The Two Edens and Aratta. We find more and more evidence of this cultural phenomena’s growth as We “uncover” the artifacts and ruins of earlier cultures. For one, I personally believe that agriculture wouldn’t be what it is today, if it wasn’t for the influence of these very early “Uplifter” Cultures.

My whole point being here, that “artificial social constructs” do have value in the “Evolutionary Scheme Of Things”. Maybe not all of what is initially intended, but a positive effect for Change For The Better, nevertheless.

I find wonderful value in this partial achievement. And, I am encouraged to seriously consider continuing my work to promote the artificial social constructs of New Tribes…as a positive influence upon the Evolution of Us and Our World.

Every effort for More and Better, sets up its “ripple”…its vibration for Goodness…and some of this frequently achieves permanence in Our Evolution.

Now. In the name of the Idea Of Balance, I have to also remind Us that negative effects from artificial social constructs can also happen. It is Our Responsibility to, at least, try to learn to minimize these undesirable products…that come from Our Evolutionary State, as well as Our Artificial Social Constructs.

It has occurred to me, that an “Artificial Social Construct” can begin to “Evolve” and therefore become “Evolutionary”, with the proper care and maintenance. It helps a lot to not be surrounded by enemies bent on trying to destroy you and your Superior Social Construct. The reasons the Superior Culture of the Second Garden Of Eden “failed’ was because it was surrounded by too many enemies of lesser cultural abilities and Humans could not maintain the dedication and Life Skills necessary for the Edenic Culture…that was designed and guided in its construction by Superior Celestial Beings, that Adam and Eve were. (even after their “fall”) The weakness was in the Moral Abilities of the Humans of those days.

 

 

New Tribalism = A Specialized Interest

Many Individuals are attracted to the idea of alternate Lifestyles. But many of these will not be suited for involvement in New Tribes Of the “Better” Kind.

This is because some Individuals just cannot adjust and adapt to the needs of Many. Cannot fit in with a group…unless said group somehow can maintain hyper Individuality and coherence at the same time.

This kind of group did and can exist. The “American Mountain Man” did this. They socialized in their special way…infrequently and briefly. Then they went about their solitary lives.

They did develop and exercise “power” a few times. As a distinct and unique “group”. They, Individually, had above average skills in fighting. Skills that were enhanced and strengthened, by their Wilderness Living Lifestyle, their interactions with each other and their close contacts with the Old Tribes of the “Original Peoples” of the “Land of the Eagle and of the Condor and all the lands in between”.

But their strengths were in their loose and fluid, Individual philosophies of Personal Freedom. But this was the source of their “weakness” as well. If a lack of place and group permanence is construed as social weakness.

Those of the “Mountain Man Kind” might be able to form this kind of tribe. All that is needed is a bit of wilderness and some “Kindred Spirits”. This does exist now, in a few places, such as the “Rocky Mountains” and “Alaska”…probably in Siberia too.

The other type of New Tribe is, in varying degrees, more of a cooperative and social nature. These can be found almost anywhere and are of different Moral and Visionary levels. These can be found in small groups and in larger groups. They can be found in the cities and in rural areas and some can even be found in the remnants of wilderness that we still enjoy.

These social construct New Tribes can be very valuable in the perspective of the survival of the Human Species. Valuable as doable alternates in relation to collapsing civilizations.

New Tribalism is a specialized interest that could become “general” as More and More People need viable Lifestyle alternatives to turn to. The pragmatists usually follow the “visionaries” in these things. The way of things is not shown by the pragmatists and the way to do things is not proven by the visionaries. Both and more, are needed to make things, hopefully Good Things, come to pass.

 

 

When A “New Tribe” Is Of Value.

Depending on how one defines it, a “new tribe” can become a valuable social entity for several different reasons.
It might be mentioned here, that the “Old Tribes”, having developed out of little Families, Clans and Bands of richly varied and diverse Pre-historic Humanity, were intrinsic Evolutionary and essential steps toward a one day United and Peace Waging Humanity. A day that is probably still many thousands of years in an uncertain future. We, Homo Sapien Evolvus might not come to that day. There are forces and conditions that are competing to influence the achievement, or non-achievement, of this “dream” which began with the Creational Evolutionary Plans of Creator, here on Our World, Urth.
The value of the “Old Tribes” is in their “role” as social building blocks that augment and expedite the plans Of Creation. It is about important aggregations for survival, in the competitions between parts of species and races of Pre-Humanity and Humanity.
New Tribes, in some ways, are also expressions of Our quest to fulfill Creational Evolutionary Design and Planning. They can be valuable in their role to salvage elements of the largest social constructs, as these fragment and collapse under their own weight, as Humans reach limits of their abilities to successfully control their destiny. In other words, We tend to grow beyond Our abilities to maintain “large” societies because of the “Frontier Unknowns” these bring with them, as certain stresses accumulate to strain the abilities of the Leadership Kind of the Governments.
Usually We learn Our lessons in Life, from these stresses and strains, but usually after a collapse has occurred.
One of the values of New Tribes, (of the more Progressive and Positive Kind) is the saving of what can be used to rebuild a Better World, but not necessarily the same pattern as before. This idea could be said to be the “Overall Positive Value Of New Tribalism”.
But there are more “personal” viewpoints about the values of New Tribalism also.
One of these “personal viewpoints” is related to some Individual Needs that come from the weakness, or even absence of a “Good” Family structure in one’s Life. A new tribe could provide some healing and satisfactory emotional support for some Individuals who might need a Family Structure to relate to and function “in” (with), in their Lives. Family structures can become Clans (United Families) and Tribal (United Clans) size groups. But there is a “science” and “art” in the achievement of this. Methods that encompass, or is influenced by, many social organization styles and norms.
Another value, of a personal viewpoint, might be the mutual protection and safety that a new tribe might provide. Usually, it takes more to defend against more. Unless one is a formidable warrior type, then survival can be augmented in close knit groups. But even “Lone Wolves” have their limitations…as do any social groupings.
The preservation of and maintenance of a new tribe can be a wonderful challenge for those of Us who perceive the value of this remedy to collapsing civilizations…or even merely to experiment with Better Ways Of Living. Those of Us who enjoy the challenge of riding the “Winds Of Change” and even directing them to serve Humanity and the Creational Plans.
But We must keep in Mind that there will be “Loss” as well as gain. The point might be to minimize the losses and maximize the gains; according to the Morals and Values (Virtues) of the members of a new tribal society.
There will be many differences between the world of the “Old Tribes” and that of the “New Tribes”.
For many thousands of years (almost a million) the Old Tribes had vast lands in which to seek “elbow room” and expand into. They did this as one solution to the problems caused by prolific Human reproductivity and the competition that came from this. (Also, there is the manipulations of Us by powerful alien groups that promote “gains” for themselves from Humans waging war on Humans) We have much ignorance to overcome.
Today and tomorrow, the New Tribes will not have the luxury of Wilderness to go to and fill. The “More Advanced” of them will have to master their numbers in relation to their ability to produce food and the amenities of Life and will have to learn the arts of making do with limited areas of land. However, the overpopulation of Our World might be reduced to where this limitation of space to Live in, might be relieved, through times of terrible struggle, disease and war.

Far Better to Responsibly learn and develop the disciplines of self-control that would promote a Peaceful and Evolutionary transition to Better Humanity Of Urth. Far Better to reduce Our Birth Rate and Humanely cull genetic defects and develop the social skills We need to construct Good standards of Living within prescribed areas. Each tribe should do this, un-interfered with within established “Standards of Decency”, in their own way. For the sake of their own group.
The value of this aspect of New Tribalism is obvious, to those of Us who can perceive it.

Evolution and Constitutions As Part of New Tribal Design

This is the post excerpt.

Statements of Belief:

(1) Devine Intelligent and Intentional Design began Evolution and has always been part of Evolution.

(2) Everything, that is not Devine Pattern, Evolves.

Question: Is there a Devine Pattern for The Ideal Constitution?

Speculation: It seems like The Way Of Governance For CREATION is a Triple Gender Designed Autocracy…Male, Female and that which comes from the Male and Female.

Speculation: The Gender Design Of Being is only part of CREATION. There is that that is “Pre-Gender”, “Post-Gender” “Non-Gender” and a mystery named the “Absonite”.

Speculation: It seems like that which came First is the Best…The Ideal. But, even “The Ideal” can Evolve…as it becomes More Ideal.

Question: Did this “First Came” too, Evolve? Or did it come as “PERFECT” (in the sense of Unchanging)?

Speculation: It seems like to first establish PERFECTION (Best Possible Ideal) IN CREATION is a GOOD IDEA, because then We have an IDEAL to try and see and strive for…in Our Evolution. The Ideal is Goal.

Of course We cannot “see” this IDEAL OF PERFECTION, but We are endowed with Imaginations, Instincts and Intuitions that help Us discover the “Stepping Stones Of More and Better” that guides Us in the Right Direction toward PERFECTION as We Evolve and find Our Way back to “First Source and Center”. (an assumption that comes from Our (My) Intuition and what We understand of the High Teachings of Jesus and The Urantia Book.)

Question: If you were CREATOR, would you let your Creations rule Itself? Especially if the CREATIONS were less able to CREATE? (“Less” meaning not able to CREATE at all? Here CREATION means “Something from Nothing”, “Nothing” means the non-place of opportunity that triggered the Potentiality of the Beginning of FIRST SELF… that which precedes THOUGHT in/of CREATION. The Potentiality and FIRST SELF entered from THE ALLNESS.

Answer: Part of CREATION does Govern Itself. Part does not. Governance involves “Choice”…which emanates from Mind.

Speculation: Until We are able to research the answers to these questions, We will have to rely on “Sense Making”, in order to arrive at some useful Thesis in the Management Of Our Affairs in Life…On Urth. It seems obvious that this Responsibility has been left to Us to do. As exercises in Our Progress In Evolution. The “Doing” of the “Thinking”…the Choices We make in Living.

So. Here We are. Choosing Individuals in various stages of Agreement about how We practice Living.

Speculation: On Our Finite, Material Level Of Existence In CREATION all bestowed power of Choice is Limited to Our Evolutionary State…Individually and as a Finite “Top Tier”* Species.

*”Top Tier” A reference to the most Intelligent of Finite Species. “Top” pertains to, perhaps, the Top 10% of the Living Species of a Material Planet. It has been written that the Top of the Top Tier of Our Planet, is, usually, invisible to Us. Angels and “Mid-Wayers” they are called.

Speculation: Choosing and Choice. I guess this is where Constitutions come in. Where the My Thoughts joins, through Agreement and Give and Take Compromise, Your Thoughts to become Our Thoughts… about Things…and the ways to do things.

Speculation: To some degree, We seem to derive a sense of satisfaction and security, from Others Agreeing with Us.

Speculation: There is a “branch” of Us that seems to thrive on opposition, adversity and conflict.

Question: Which is usually Better: For the advocates of Agreement, Cooperation and Harmony to be the Guides Of Our Lives, or the “Conflictive Violent Branch” to practice their horror upon Us?

Historical Fact: The first “Constitutions” On Urth were verbal agreements. Verbal Agreements about the best ways to Think about and Do Things. Human Beings were the first constitutions. We followed, in various degrees, Other Humans. Some worth following, some not.

Speculation: The First Constitutions were edicts of law from authority Individuals. Based on “Because I Said So Principles”. “Because I said so”, was the beginning of the long journey to written constitutions.

I propose that “Because We Say So” is the logical continuance of Governance of the Group. “We Say So” is the Evolution of Democracy, as a way of governance. I would say a “Better Way Of Governance”…where We take responsibility for Ourselves…as Individuals and as a Group.

Speculation: Constitutions were no more and no less, than verbal traditions that began when “Sonta En” (“Fonta”) said no (as authority) to a two fisted grab for meat off the spit. Then She made it understood as to why this must be. It just seemed rude to fill two fists with meat when there were still others, in the Family) that did not have one fist full yet. It just didn’t seem fair, to Her Good instincts, for this to happen. Morality was being taught.

For over 990,000 years, these verbal traditions, as to “Right” and “wrong” (Morality) were Humanity’s Constitutions…Our verbal guidance stories…some more Moral than others.

What Humans learned in Life guided Us in the doing of Better Ways (and worse ways) and this guidance (when it was heeded) constituted the Ideas and states of Our Evolution. Its been a mighty rough road to travel.

Now, these Constitutional Ways, We do things, informs Us the Right Way We should Live.

In Our Times now, this taught Morality can be found in Verbal traditions (spoken and sung), on stone and other hard durable substances, in writing on softer substances (skin, cloth, papyrus and different kinds of paper) and can even be found in electronic digital magic on screens large and small. They are probably even part of the entries in the “Akashik Records” of the Spiritual World.

Our stories contain Our Morals. The Constitutions of nations and states are the Moral Should Be Essences of Our stories that are Ideally painstakingly developed through careful consideration of the best Minds of a People and discussion BY these same Minds.

But the problem with this is that the normal Minds of Most of Us, find it very difficult to understand the Thinking of the Moral Minds of The Best Of Us.

This tends to isolate the “Best Of Us”.

And set adrift the “less” of Us.

We need to find ways to increase the numbers of the “Better Minds” and reduce the numbers of the “lesser”, or “normal” Minds.

An Ideal here, in the construction of Good Constitutions of Guidance for a Nation, is that the More Minds that are involved in the considerations and discussions that produce a Good Constitution, the Better the Constitution will be.

The Ideal Constitution (that Evolves) is one that is developed, understood and chosen by an “Educated” People. (A strong Majority of the People) I am not aware of the existence of an Ideal Constitution like this. The ones, I know of, are imposed upon The People…which is not as Good as The Participating Will and Choice of The People… and tend to be rigid as to the Evolutionary growth of the Ideas in them. (Evolution be less as well as More.) For example: Less power of a certain kind of few over the Many can result in bigger and better ways of governing a group.

An “Ideal Constitution”, itself, would change with the circumstances of the nation it serves. Usually certain parts of it at a time. But, sometimes the entire document is discarded and a fresh effort is undertaken. Though the historical influence from the previous document is still present.

Maybe “proper” Education, of as Many as possible, should precede the Constitutional development and choice of The People? The time for this next Evolutionary Step, in Constitutional Development is here, for the United States.

Much Work, on what the best education for a People’s self -governance, should consist of is very needed…NOW!

Another “Ideal”, that closely follows the above one, is that the more votes a Constitution receives (the best Constitutions should always be voted upon) the stronger it is as guidance to a People.

Out of Better Education Of We The People, Better Decisions will come.

Constitutions have proven themselves to be helpful, durable and conducive to Evolution in All CREATION, as well as for Humanity Of Urth. They are intended to help Us see and practice the Better Rules of Living (Morals). They have come from the Best Of Us and are supported by the Most of Us. They represent the Best and Highest “Should Be’s” of Rightness and Goodness Living, in Our Individual and Collective Lives. But, of course this is not good enough. They need to become Better and More.

Our Constitutions should always tell Us the best that We can do…or at least give Us some indications of that.

They have assisted many Civilizations to be the best they could be (according to the times) and have provided Ideas for New Constitutions, when these were needed by New designs and forms of Society. Cultures rise and collapse, each in their turn, making way for Evolutionary Advancement through fresh new combinations of cultural elements. Constitutions should Evolve with The People, but not devolve with them.

Civilizations (all social constructs) fail and become building material for new Tribal Identities to utilize; sometimes reaching only a certain strength as singular societies, sometimes aggregating into stronger social groups. All should have their Constitutions as part of this Evolutionary Progress.

New Ideas for New imagined Tribes are stimulated, from the disappointment and stress of dominating cultures that begin to “fail”. The ones that increasingly fail the mandates of their Constitutions and slide into selfishness and corruption.

Inferior Humans tend to want to ignore Constitutions that they cannot use for their own excessive and wrongful gain.

Superior Humans tend to want to follow the mandates of their Constitutions, or improve them, when it becomes apparent that this should be done.

We are now at a point where We can intentionally and with good purpose, develop Better Constitutions for Our Tribe. (no matter the size) We can do this even before We are a tribe. The Better the Constitution, the Better the Tribe…Ideally.

What should a Tribal Constitution be? Well, a Good “rule of thumb” would be the tried and True maxim of “Who, What, When, Where, Why and How”…

” The Kipling Method. 5W1H is shorthand for “Who, What, When, Where, Why, and How.” It is used both in problem solving and in project planning. This set of questions is sometimes referred to as the Kipling Method or the “6 Serving Men of Creativity”, due to a poem that appeared in Rudyard Kipling’s 1902 “Just So Stories.”

Hmmm…I wonder if there might be a “Seventh Man” of this principle?

After establishing an adequate information flow, from the “Kipling Method”, We could continue with the Idea that a Constitution should be intended and designed to help every Individual, of the Tribe, “to be the best they can be, as the tribe is the best it can be” and that there are certain guidelines and tolerances within which to keep Individual Behavior at “its best”.

Minimums of Behavior have to be decided upon and Excesses have to identified and dealt with. Between and out of these, Ideological boundaries, the desired Good Life can be described and Lived by the Members of the Tribe. Pressures from Nature and Other Cultures will have to be also dealt with…in as Positive and Productive ways as possible. I would Think that a “Good Constitution” would have all this in it.

Now, in Our Times, We are fortunate to be able to draw upon previous Constitutions for Inspiration and influence. Most, if not all, Constitutions, are intended to call to the best in and of Us, for the sake of Good Strong Cultures and Good Living. Usually as “improvement” over what has been realized before. This “call” serves Evolution and CREATION.

I feel that it is my mission to help develop a New Constitution for my imagined and desired People, the “HamaNar”…the People of Hope. I see myself as the forward scout and trail marker for them. This can be seen in all that I have done and do in my written works…which I Hope will be one day discovered and utilized by them, as they rise to their moment and their Potential.

The next thing I should do, is begin to write a suggested Constitution for them to build upon, in their own unique Evolving Tribal Way.

A Suggested Constitution for My “HamaNar People”

We The HamaNar People (Who), a Tribe of Hopeful and Cooperating Individuals of Good Spirits and Minds (What), approaching the one million year mark of Human Existence on Urth (When), where ever We Peacefully travel to in Our Wheeled Dwellings (Where) in order to establish and maintain a Good Lifestyle of Strong and Happily Lived Lives as Children Of CREATOR (Why)

Do design, propose, discuss, agree upon and choose by voting, the following declaration of tribal intent to be the beginning of Our Tribal Constitution: (The Beginning of “How”)

We Love CREA. We are the Children Of CREA and sincerely desire to be Children that gives, in Our Lives and Living, Happiness to CREA.

To be able to give Happiness to CREA, WE will endeavor to discover what CREA desires of Us and fulfill those desires as Ascendant Souls, that have begun Our Immortal Careers in the Finite Realm of CREATION.

We best Love and Serve CREA, by becoming Better and Better Human Beings that Loves Ourselves as an augmentation and path to Loving GOD.

We intend to Live Our Sacred Lives as beneficial Living assets to the planet Urantia (Urth) and Our Planet’s Nature and Environments. As We become more experienced and Wiser, We will become more beneficial to Our First World. We know We will have much to learn and will always have much to learn…this being A Way Of CREATION.

We intend to live in Peace with all of Humanity, that will Live in Peace with Us.

We intend to not be a burden, detriment, or threat to any Other Culture that Lives on Our World with Us. But They must do their share in this undertaking for Peaceful Co-existence. If need be, as a final resort, We will possibly defend Ourselves, violently yet methodically, against aggression by Others. Only as a final resort to protect Our Children and Our Right to Be Unique Tribe.

We will strive to stay within Our Tribal Territory, even to the point where We practice Wise and Loving control of Our population numbers. We intend to stay within Our Boundaries and need Other Tribes and Nations to do the same.

We intend to be an asset for all Other Tribes and Nations and treat Them Fairly and Justly in all contacts with Them. We expect to be treated the same as We treat Others.

We will Democratically Govern Ourselves, through the Good Heart and Mind Participation, of each of Us, as is possible and productive to do.

We will practice Our Self Governance every day. The Councils constantly being active in the self Watchfulness of Our Culture.

We will Educate Ourselves to do this Tribal Membership Well.

We seek, in Ourselves, Good heart and Mind.

We Honor those with Good Heart and Mind, from the least of Us to the Best Of Us. This includes Elders, Men, Women and Children, each having their councils, as part of the whole Tribal Council.

We will seek and Honor those of Other Tribes and Groups, who reveal to Us their Good Hearts and Minds.

All suggestions for Peace and Mutual Economic Benefit will be respectfully considered and the Best of these will be acted upon…voted upon.

Reward of Recognition will be given to Those Of Us who contribute to the Well Being of Our Tribe, beyond what might be considered “Normal”. “Normal” always a reflection of Tribal “High” Ideas, Aspirations and Goals. We The HamaNar, are an intentionally Evolving Tribe, whenever We can achieve this.

We intend to continuously study the established “Standards”, “Guidelines” and “Goals”, that We practice in Daily Living, always watching for Way To Improve Them…as well as to Express Them.

MAJORITY RULE:

Consensus of collective Individual opinion is the Ideal, most desirable goal expressed in voting, in the Self and Sovereign Governance Process of Our Tribe.

A “Strong Majority” in The Vote, is the second most desirable goal in voting. “Strong Majority” being defined as 70% as opposed to 30%, or less.

If a “Strong Majority” is not achieved, then further examination and discussion of the issue, if circumstances permit, is called for. If circumstances do not “permit”, then a narrow Majority Margin is used, until circumstances permit.

In the case of “Circumstances That Do NOT Permit” and “Dire Circumstances”, Leadership and Decision Making, will come from previously decided votes of We The HamaNar People. We endeavor to be prepared for the less desirable turn of events, even extremes, while We continuously promote efforts toward Our Ideals.

TRIBAL STANDARDS OF MORAL GOOD GOVERNANCE”:

As a contributing river into the ocean of Our Being, Our Constitution will include well considered guidelines, in the form of “Standards Of Decency”. Our “Standards Of Decency” will ever be amenable to the demands of specific circumstances that are unforeseen, while, at the same time, urging the most beneficial response that promotes the General Welfare of The HamaNar People and all others who come under Our Tribal Jurisdiction.

As in another contributing river, In Our Constitution will be listed and explained, Morals, Values and Virtues and the High Ideals that make Us what We are.

Initially, Our Constitution will address itself to the legitimate needs and responsibilities, of Individuals, Families, Clans and the whole Tribe; Connective Councils of “Elders”, “Peak Representatives”, “Youth Assembly Members”, “Clan Spokespersons” and outside of the tribe: “SevNar Advisory Counselors” will assist with their particular perspectives regarding HamaNar Tribal Life, needs and goals…in an advisory capacity only.

Our Constitution admonishes Us to constantly, as much as possible, make Real and Living, the Ideals that We Know…what We Believe to be the Highest and Best Goodnesses and Truths.

Our Highest Expression and Aspiration in Life, being to Live so as to Honor and Worship Our CREATOR.

We would be Worthy Children Of GOD.

Our Laws:

All “Laws” will be considered and formed, through Individual Voting, by every Member of Our Tribe…that has qualified Themselves to do so.

All “Laws” will be constantly reviewed, in the context of how they serve specific cases of violations that come under them and the needs of the tribe.

Our Laws will be dedicated to the highest concepts and principles for Fairness and Justice that We can conceive of.

“Juries” are constituted of “Qualified Voters” of the tribe.

Question: In the case of The “HamaNar Tribe”, what constitutes “Voter Qualification”?

Suggested Answer: Reaching the “Age Of Adulthood” (maybe 17 years) Satisfactory scores pertaining to the Education Standards of

Misdemeanor cases will have Three Judges.

Felony Cases will have Seven Judges.

Judges will be chosen by the Qualified Voting Members of the tribe.

An direct offense against a tribal member is an indirect offense against the whole tribe.

Perceived offense is different than actual offense.

I will add more suggestions for a tribal constitution in the days ahead. I enjoy doing this kind of thing.

But this Work would be best done by everyone in the “HamaNar Tribe”…as soon as more members come. “More Minds Than One” is Better.

To be continued.