act don't react
I think as a society, we've been bullied into responding and reacting rather than asserting our rights so we don't demand what we require to lead fullfilling lives.
Governments have imposed their will on us and have created dependency, yet we can't depend on them to represent us. It's ludicrous. Our democracy has become little more than a sham.
I don't see how we can accomplish anything on our own behalf, or on behalf of our families, or how we can begin to build our own communities without the resources we require, one of which is money, which was never meant to be more than a medium of exchange- like it's supposed to be put to good use, not used as a weapon to condemn masses of people to a lifetime of poverty, misery and failure.
And it goes without saying that we're also poor because we don't have access to any land, to the very earth we all require to sustain our lives,
Obviously, the wealth has to be redistributed and a guaranteed livable income would to it, at least until a better solution can be found.
I see a GLI as more than an abstract ideological concept, its' not new and it's been gaining unpresidented momentum all over the world. Our rip-torn social safety net is failing us miserably and its got to be replaced with a viable alternative, the sooner the better. A GIL would take care of a shit-load of problems right off the bat. It's nuts not to implement it because it's in the best interests of governments as well as the people. It's a humble request in my not so humble opinion and I'm going for it.
GLI website is: www.livableincome.org and there are debates on Rabble.ca