Post Hotevilla Economics
I AM AN ACTIVIST AND I would like you to know that the Hopi have
prophesied WWIII in their book Hotevilla by Thomas Mails and Dan
Evehema. Based on my understanding of United States international
policy toward the developing world I think this is fait accompli. The
United States/Europe/Japan have exploited the environmental and human
rights of 3 billion people in many ways, including war every 2 years;
wage slavery of the masses; removal of native people from their land;
ecological racism; and brainwashing through the Churches; arms and
drug running; overt/covert/proxy wars; to name a few things. The i
nteresting thing about the book Hotevilla is that it frames this disaster
with a beginning, a middle and an end. The end, of course, is WWIII.
The massacre at the World Trade Center on 9/11/2001 was a warning
shot, and foreshadows similar violence to come from developing world
people and nations. I think WWIII is imminent and a direct reaction
to United States economic and military fascism? taking over the world
for US/Trilateral use. Please read Hotevilla for more. I wrote a book
review on this subject. See also:
It is essential to change the economy so that a) we work in harmony
with the environment b) the economy serves to help consumers to
the greatest degree possible, high consumer utility (this is what profit
should be derived from) and c) that we who work in the economy are
supported to self-actualize to the greatest degree possible in service
to humanity with reasonable pay, normal working hours and healthcare.
These are now global needs for every worker, 2-3 billion people.
The Body Shop and hundreds of other businesses on the Left have acted
to strive to work in harmony with the environment. They should be
supported and emulated. Industries that harm the environment, anywhere
in the world, need to make adjustments for a future on Earth that includes
a clean environment.
The healthcare industries worldwide set a precedent for helping others
to the greatest degree possible, and 'profit' should always be derived
from the degree and breadth to which we help others. This is distinct
from a profit-oriented market based on what the market will bear.
The automobile industry illustrates an industry that has sought to
squeeze every dollar possible from the consumer while polluting the
environment unnecessarily, and actually serves people in the smallest
Finally, trade schools and colleges have sought to support the self-
actualization of the worker. This has been good, but we need to assess
and reassess (via surveys and studies) students' interests while in school,
and seek constantly to apply those interests in a way that will serve
to help consumers to the greatest need possible. We need to make sure
that workers are self-actualizing in the process of helping consumers
to the greatest degree possible.
Liberal arts often serves to support self-actualization without
demonstrating how that serves others. Business school often
teaches students how to work in the economy without self-
actualizing. Both serve to lead to mid-life crisis in the US.
Worldwide this ineffective and badly run economy leads to
sweatshops worldwide. We must combine worker self-actualization
with consumer utility. This is a changing and ongoing problem that
we need to address as we employ a sizable portion of the Earth's people.
Duplication of goods and services needs to be re-examined. I
suggest that competition exist in classrooms and via the internet
in a way that is designed to promote the best products and services.
Test markets can vote for the best products and services, and we
can have fewer products on the open market. Capitalism is taking
over the world environment, and we need to slim down. We cannot
afford to duplicate goods and services in the open market. In
addition, businesses should be given the incentive to become more
efficient and to be simpler and more effective for the consumer.
Cooperation needs to be an aspect of businesses in the future, as
the world economy brings us all together. Predatory competition
is brutal and needs to be regulated against in all levels of business.
Anyone that wants to work should be encouraged to do so and
the market needs to reflect the needs of the worker as well as the
consumer and management.
Socialism has a bad name in America, largely out of fear of
Communist countries like China. There is an immense value,
however, in supporting a self-sustained socialist economy for
the 1/5 of the population that needs it. That means that anyone
that would like to work a normal workweek performing a socialist
function, i.e. work in medicine, agriculture, transportation,
education, etc, should have the opportunity to do so with a system
in place to support self-sustained socialism.
Socialism is meant to provide a system whereby a person can
obtain basic needs like food, shelter, medicine, transportation,
education, etc. In any given population roughly 1/5 of the
population can benefit from socialism, and I think we need
to have a worldwide self-sustained system to support these needs.
In addition, socialism needs to complement capitalism... if a person
wants to move out of the socialist system and engage in capitalism,
he or she should be supported by the system to do this. Likewise,
anyone wishing to get out of capitalism and simply support oneself,
s/he should be allowed to participate freely in the socialist system.
We need to care for ourselves as best we can.
Native life is a vastly underrated and undervalued aspect of
existence. Native life is important for many reasons... for
attainment of wisdom, for cleansing the body spiritually, for
communing with nature, for enjoying the roots of community,
for understanding spirituality and simply for just enjoying life
to the fullest. Native life must be protected worldwide, and
every capitalist and/or socialist occasionally needs a respite
from the 'systems' that we have placed on ourselves. Taking a
walkabout in the outback of wherever you are is a very, very
important process for personal development, and it can be a
lifelong journey for many. Psychedelic drugs, rites of passage,
ritual, meditation, ethnobotany and other aspects of native life
are important for our development as human beings. Finally,
native life provides basic clues about healthy economies.
Native people work hard at pleasing one another with goods
and services and often give freely from themselves for the
love and benefit of others. This is the basis of capitalism and
socialism and should always be preserved and learned from.
Lastly, I created a web portal for developing world poverty
relief, human rights and peace at:
This site was designed to help developing world Non
Governmental Organizations get aid that they need for a
myriad of issues. Please feel free to review this portal and
share it appropriately with developing world partners for
the benefit of those most in need.
In Hotevilla by Thomas Mails and Dan Evehema the Hopi
have prophesied WWIII. Adjustments to the economy that
serve to help people worldwide and maintain a clean
environment are necessary for the prevention of WWIII.
Every little step toward helping developing world people
and our world environment will be returned by two steps
away from WWIII.
Please consider what I have said, and what most people feel
in the world today. WWIII is no great surprise when you
examine the pain and frustration that 2-3 billion people feel
worldwide in working with this outmoded economy. And
we all experience a declining environment. We are in real
trouble, and I implore you to help.
Seth Leonard, activist, firstname.lastname@example.org
1757 Ginger Lane
Blacksburg, VA 24060