map of democratic power (4/4)

From brian carroll <>
Date Mon, 28 May 2001 15:50:51 -0800
User-Agent Microsoft-Outlook-Express-Macintosh-Edition/5.02.2022

Public Policy proposal: A Power System that Serves People

The following map is not limited to its "United Statesian"
origins in the sallow private energy policies that are
bringing the country and the world towards rapid ruin,
in the name of business, at the expense of everything else.

The public, human interest must be served in public policy,
and it is currently not, in any sense. There is an ecosystem
which underlies the Internet and all electronic media and
technologies which predetermines its future course, and it
is guided by an industrial philosophy:

Without a democratic power system, democratic media and
technology cannot be sustained. This is evident in the way
free speech and attempts to change the system that exists
leads to violence and opposition, not collaboration and
innovation. It is time for public and private citizens to
join in the effort to guide our energy future, for all of
our heat, light, and power, in addition to our access to
electronic communications depends upon a just, balanced,
and sustainable democratic power system.

Yet today, to question Energy Policy is to poke at the heart
of the National and International Security State. And to become
an enemy, or terrorist, of the status quo industrial order of
things. That means, be quiet, accept global warming, the threat
of rolling blackouts, and the unquestionable need for nuclear
missiles and nuclear missile defenses as a way to keep stability
in the geopolitical theatre. Needless to say, Energy Policy does
not need to be this way. But it is intimately tied with the
special interests in both the public and private sector, with
public officials and industries, in effect private men and women,
determining the future course of humanity based upon only what is
possible within a thoroughly broken democratic bureaucracy.

There is no freedom in this system - only obedience. There is
no dissent, only fear. There is no cooperation, only surveillance.
And until we, as citizens of the world, human beings, stick together
and voice our needs, and demand that they be addressed within our
policies, will things begin to change. Else, there is only war,
only opposition. Only Great Powers fighting for the life-blood
of the industrial order, fossil and nuclear fuels that are the
cause of the strange weather, the massive inefficiency of the
current power network (more than 66% of electrical energy is lost
to waste heat due to an inefficient industrial infrastructure that
works for making money, destroying our democracies as a result.)

This is not a political question. It is not about political parties,
one being right, the other wrong. It is not about holding individuals
responsible for the broken energy system we inherited. No one could
predict the unfolding of electrical technologies to the extent that
we can communicate globally at the speed of light, today. Yet, we
need to use our electronic communications tools to find a common
ground, common goals, regardless of politics- as people we need to
be able to discuss what future we want to create, and make it real.

Please contact your public representatives with this message. Forward
it to your friends and colleagues. And to your power companies and
others whom are interested in working towards change. We can stop
wars for natural resources, and change the geopolitical stage to
one that addresses human needs and rights, and not energy profits
and sustaining an unsustainable and unethical system of power.

Join the non-politically-affiliated Public Energy Network-list,
where the P.E.N. can become, with effort, mightier than the sword.
Let's work for a collaboration with those already in these sectors,
government, energy, public policy, economics, and add in other
voices, such as educators, architects, sociologists, and artists,
as the Electrical Infrastructure is at the base of Cyberspace, of
the online electronic internetwork. If it is not free, we cannot be.

The PEN-list precedes an organizational project to create a set of
human goals, common regardless of political inclination, a win-win
scenario. As human beings we can find our commonality in public policy
that can be shared by people and governments around the world. What
is good for North America or Europe need not be bad for China, Russia,
Africa, South America, or elsewhere. This is the only way, by finding
common language, and a shared understanding of the situation we are
now facing as a world, to deal proactively, if quite late, to change
the outcome of the Geopolitics of the International Security end-game.

If we can responsibly question authority in groups, not with reason,
but with logic, as reason as a tool of discourse no longer exists,
then we will be able to invert the pyramid of electrical power to
serve people, and not the other way around. And with it, freedoms
to reclaim the infrastructure as a human (public and private) project
will enable us to build a sustainable society.

Bring your ideas, your civic sense of duty, and your support for
others doing the work. And let us try to change the future, today.

Subscribe to the PEN-list (PEN-l: democratic energy policy by and
for humans worldwide) and the Electronetwork-list (Electronetwork-l:
Electromagnetism/Infrastructure/Civilization) at :::


the Electromagnetic Internetwork
'matter, energy, and in-formation'

brian thomas carroll, facilitator


(map 4 of 4, map of democratic poewr, from the upcoming 'seeing
cyberspace' project from ...)

see the other three maps in the design-list e-mail archives:

map of cyberspace:

map of the ecology of cyberspace

map of the industrial power system