Contributionism Part 2
Our Inalienable Rights & Transformation
To begin this journey of transformation, we need to be reminded of our inalienable rights as the residents of the world and in my case, South Africa, where this philosophy was born. It is ironic that these so-called new ideas are almost word for word the principles of the Freedom Charter for which many South Africans like Nelson Mandela were imprisoned, and many more have died in past 100 years. Today, this call for rights is no longer applicable to a specific sector of our population, but rather a unified call by all its people who have been denied freedom and dignity.
WE are the CUSTODIANS of the planet - but to protect it, we have to take it back from the unlawful governments that have claimed ownership - under the control of large untouchable corporations, who are raping and destroying OUR EARTH.
While this document is written from a South African perspective, it is equally applicable to every other country on Earth, and I would like you to please read it as such. Once we remind ourselves that this is our country and that the governments are our servants, we face the terrible realisation that the government does NOT have our best interest at heart.
It is now very clear that all the global governments are slowly but surely taking all our rights, writing new laws that enslave us and restrict us, and deny us any form of recourse to regain our inalienable rights.
In the context of these rights, I use the word “own” and “belong” in the spiritual sense of the word and not the materialistic sense, as physical belongings. I need to make this very clear, because I know that some people jump to conclusions before they read all the information.
In the UBUNTU Contributions system, there is no such thing as ownership, and especially land ownership. Land will be made available by the community to those who work it – as much land as is necessary for every possible endeavour or need of the community. Farmers of all sorts will be key players in every community and will get all the support they need from their community. The same will apply to all other industries – but I will cover that under its own section. In the words of Chief Seattle in 1854.
“How can you buy or sell the sky? We do not own the freshness of the air or the sparkle on the water. How then can you buy them from us? Every part of the Earth is sacred to my people, holy in their memory and experience. We know the white man does not understand our ways. He's a stranger who comes in the night and takes from the land whatever he needs. The Earth is not his friend but his enemy, and when he's conquered it he moves on. He kidnaps the Earth from his children....for whatever befalls the Earth, befalls the children of the Earth.”
This was the terrible legacy left by the colonisers of the planet, especially in the past 500 years. They caused unimaginable destruction and misery among the native populations of the world. They destroyed indigenous and native lives; destroyed their belief systems and culture; raped the women; killed the men; stole their gold and other wealth; occupied their land; drove them off the land and enslaved them.
These colonisers introduced new laws that were alien to the native people, introduced the use of money, and claimed all the wealth and mineral rights for themselves. Within a few months of arriving in South Africa, in the late 1800s, Cecil John Rhodes had claimed all the mineral rights on behalf of the queen of England, and started selling these rights to foreign prospectors and mining companies.
And so it went for at least 100 years. Slowly but surely, without most South Africans being aware of it, all the wealth of the country was sold to large mining corporations who simply used the indigenous people as their slaves. And while the corporations often boasted with what they gave back in the form of technology and development, it was all just a cleverly disguised deception, since all the development was done so that it could support greater exploitation of the mineral wealth, and more enslavement of the native populations.
The Bushmen, or Khoi and San people, as they are called by the authorities, are probably the most exploited and decimated sector of the indigenous people in southern Africa. It has been shown that these are the people with the oldest DNA on Earth, which points to the origins of our species here at the southern tip of the continent, and they should be protected and cherished at all costs. But this is not the case. They continue being grossly abused by all the governments of southern Africa, to the point of extinction.
What becomes clear from all this brutal activity against various peoples of the world, is that all our rights have slowly and cunningly being stolen from us – wrapped up in deceptive promises of freedom, democracy, growth, development, lawful society, justice, and many other lies used by those in power to mislead the ignorant and good-hearted masses.
Contrary to what you believe, the common people of the world have NO RIGHTS left. So if we are going to move ahead in unity and equality, we have to reclaim our rights and with it our dignity. This can all happen peacefully and in full integrity and love for all of humanity. Even for those who violated our rights.
As a great teacher some 2000 years ago said, “ forgive them for they know not what they are doing.”
So as we move ahead into unchartered waters on this planet, reclaiming our rights, let us do it in love for all of creation and become contributors to the abundance on the beautiful Earth, rather than takers.
Our Inalienable Rights – The Rights of all Citizens
- The country belongs to its people
- The land belongs to its people
- The water belongs to the people
- The forests belong to the people
- The rivers and lakes belong to the people
- The gold, the platinum, diamonds, chrome, copper, iron, uranium, tin, aluminium, and all other minerals in the ground belong to the people
- The air and the airwaves belong to the people
- Everything that grows on the land belongs to the people
- The beaches, the mountains and the skies above belong to the people
- The wild animals do not belong to us or anyone else, they belong to the planet and we are their custodians and protectors
- The Earth is our MOTHER – we are only here because of her – and therefore we must honour her and protect her against harm.
The planet, the land and all these things DO NOT belong to the politicians, the government, or any corporation who has unlawfully claimed exclusive rights over it. The government has stolen the country from its people. We, the people need to take it back.