Wikipothesis Jump Nation:About
- 1 Wikipothesis Jump Nation’s Goal:
- 2 Why Wikipothesis Jump Nation?
- 3 The role of government
- 4 The role of the people
- 5 Organization is everything
- 6 Why laws?
- 7 What can be discussed?
- 8 How do we jump a nation to a more advanced state?
- 9 Who can contribute?
- 10 Rules of respect
- 11 Forums for discussion: Nation Pages and The Common
- 12 Practice Page – Zoom Rome
- 13 What ideas are not right for Wikipothesis JN?
- 14 How to post a new idea
- 15 Join the discussion!
- 16 Will your topic page remain on Wikipothesis Jump Nation?
- 17 Translate this website
- 18 Wikipothesis Jump Nation logo
Wikipothesis Jump Nation’s Goal:
To use collective intelligence, planning, and action to rapidly “jump” nations to more advanced states.
Why Wikipothesis Jump Nation?
In 100 years, all but a few people who currently populate this planet will be gone. We are one big family in time. What are we going to do with that time we share together?
In our time, we can use collective analysis, planning, and action to jump our nations to more advanced states—in welfare, in liberty, in peace, in global intelligence—in everything. The only thing preventing this from happening is that we rely on our governments alone to improve our lives or we wait for a small number of activists to take action—and that can take a long time.
Not often enough do citizens use their collective abilities to initiate rapid change to improve their lives. If the majority choose, we can create an “age” that rapidly advances the quality of life for all.
So let’s get our collective abilities in gear and change our world. Let’s see what we can accomplish in our time.
The role of government
People who participate in government have only one career duty—and that is to create a better nation and a better world. They have no other duty. It is government’s duty to serve the people—not the other way around. It is government’s duty to protect people from lawlessness and arbitrariness including that of the government. It is government’s duty to ensure human rights and humanity, to ensure intellectual freedom including religious freedom, and to create an open passageway for each citizen to walk their own path. But we all know that governments cannot, and in some cases will not, do this on their own, or the steps they take will be slow because their numbers are few and their tasks are many.
The role of the people
A nation’s citizens must take responsibility for making change happen and insisting that they live the best lives in their lifetimes. But political freedom won’t by itself end all injustice. Freedom is potential. Freedom is fresh air. But fresh air doesn’t build homes, ensure availability of jobs, ensure a life free from legalized injustice, or guarantee quality of life. It takes the action of citizens to guarantee that their nations serve them. Even in the United States, activism is often the force that advances human rights and ensures the constitutional promise of liberty and pursuit of happiness. In 1960s America, it was black Americans, not government, who took action to change their situation, which was that they lacked equal rights. There was much hysteria from those who felt threatened by change, even claims that it would damage the nation. The government stepped in to assist because they saw there was no turning back. Less than 50 years later, a black American was elected president of the United States. Change happened in less than a lifetime. It happened because people made it happen. And the people of the United States continue to actively demand change that will advance their lives and nation.
Constitutions don’t always ensure freedom or even human rights. If a constitution is well designed, it provides a broad range of human rights and a foundation where human potential can excel. A constitution that isn’t well designed leaves it to citizens to fight for every natural right, every economic fairness, and government institutions that serve everyone. Until a constitution is well formed, citizens must continue to take action to legalize and institutionalize their rights.
For anyone using this site to develop a national constitution, if you use the United States constitution as a template, don’t just match it—jump past it.
Organization is everything
Whether because of a nation’s constitution or because of the state of society, if people are without food, shelter, or health care when they don’t have a job, the society is not well organized. It’s not well organized because the potential for harm is known but has not been planned for. A well-organized society attains the most from most people and secures the most for most people. We must be responsible for ourselves, but we must also shape our nations and societies so that the ability of people to reach their greatest potential has itself reached its greatest potential.
You probably know someone (perhaps yourself) who believes that laws enacted by governments are unnecessary, intrusive, and inhibit freedom. Yet government’s primary purpose is to make laws, implement and enforce laws, and ensure that laws are constitutional. In the United States, these are the functions of the legislative, executive, and judicial branchs, respectively. But then there is the unofficial forth arm of government – the people themselves. Without the people acting on their own behalf, legislation is skewed by special interest groups who seek the best for their own causes. If the masses want to ensure rapid change for their own betterment in their own lifetimes, they need to act as their own special interest group. Their numbers outweigh all others.
So why laws? Because laws establish standards of behavior and consequences if a person chooses to harm another or pursues a path that may subsequently damage others. Because we don’t live in a world where every person always chooses to behave ethically. Because one person’s pursuit of happiness and freedom may damage other people’s happiness and freedom.
Without laws, a nation is nothing more than a group of people living together in a defined space with no ability to seek justice if they are wronged. Laws ensure that people are free to pursue happiness. Pursuit of happiness requires being free from individuals who would deliberately or unintentionally damage other people’s finances, time, physical or mental wellbeing, and personal freedom. The best laws forsee and prevent circumstances that could cause harm or potential harm.
Some believe a nation without laws equals utopia. We have seen lawless nations. They are no utopia.
What can be discussed?
Just about everything we take for granted can be jumped to an advanced state, such as:
- the environment
- how we provide jobs
- public works
- health care system
- economic system or elements of
- access to arable land
- …the list is long
Just because we follow a process now doesn’t mean it’s the best process. Once we become used to a certain way of being, we stop looking for ways to make improvements. We need to take a step back and analyze the way our societies now work. There is a better way to do almost anything and we need to find it. We can find it through collective analysis and discussion.
How do we jump a nation to a more advanced state?
Study other nations
All the lengthy steps that it took a nation to reach a state of advancement in a particular area need not be repeated. By studying what has worked in one nation, other nations can bypass the steps and jump to that state—and with analysis and planning, may even jump beyond it.
Honest assessment and self-analysis
Rapid advancement of a nation requires analyzing what prevents a nation from advancing. Change may be slow due to sociology, government, education system, religious dogma, or a combination of reasons.
All current ways of being are open to discussion. If sociology makes a people feel big but if an honest assessment of that sociology reveals it damages or stagnates society, then a willingness to forgo ego for a better future needs to be part of the process. If we want change in our time, we as citizens need to be emotionally bold enough to do what it takes to make change happen. When we take that critical step we have something real to be proud of.
Debate what role should be taken by the public, non-governmental organizations, volunteers, private resources, government, or other resources. Not every change needs to involve government. But if a new law or a change in law is your goal, use the topic page to write and refine the bill, then, as a group, take it to your representatives in government or the appropriate government organization in your nation (search online for information on how to write a bill).
Make it happen
After making a detailed plan, a timeline for change should be developed and supporters need to join forces to see it through.
All changes people seek don’t require new laws or government involvement. The people of a nation together have millions or trillions of hours available to change their lives.
If you write a bill, use continued activism and group support to see the bill through until it becomes law. On this site, the support of millions becomes its own political action committee and helps ensure that the change you seek happens.
Who can contribute?
Everyone can contribute. No matter what age you are, you have ideas to contribute to make this world a better place. Government employees are citizens too and may participate in this website.
Anyone from any nation can participate in any nation’s forum. Outside analysis helps us to see ourselves clearly because customs and traditions become routine ways of life and we don’t think about analyzing them to see how they influence us or prevent our progress. This information can help us to rapidly make change. Input from people from other nations can also provide new information and alternatives that otherwise may not be familiar to us.
Rules of respect
When posting material on this website or making comments, you must do so with civility. Do not make derogatory statements, use strong emotion as a substitute for analysis, or use this website to promulgate a mistruth. Use reasoning and support your statement through a line of logic. If someone posts something that goes against this rule, instead of hurling insults, simply point out what you believe are flaws in the post. If unsupportable statements continue to interfere by taking focus away from discussing a topic, delete the statements. Also delete the insults. When you use facts to back your point, be cautioned that if you lift data from sources that have not verified their data, they are not then facts and do not belong on this site. Other users should delete such unverified data.
If you have a point to make that the people of a nation, including your own nation, may be sensitive to acknowledging, include the analysis and facts that back your remark.
Do not back a point by citing religion as an ultimate source of authority. It tends to elicit anger from contributors of competing religions and should not be part of this website.
This is also not the place to expound on topics that have nothing to do with progress. This site is about acknowledging reality and making change where it needs to be made. There is no other way.
Users who repeatedly demonstrate an inability to communicate civilly or logically, who repeatedly reference unverifiable data, or who misuse this site may be blocked from posting on this website.
Forums for discussion: Nation Pages and The Common
Each nation should create a main Table of Contents category for their nation in their own language (all languages are accessible from each site’s Main Page). The nation category should be the nation’s name followed by the nation’s acronym in parentheses. When you create topic pages for a nation, include the nation’s acronym in parentheses after the page title. Make sure to list the topic pages under that nation’s category. You can also create subcategories under a nation page that deal specifically with regional and local issues.
The Commons is where topics common to all or most nations (for instance Global Warming or Health Care) may be discussed. The goal of The Commons is to save time and work faster through larger group debate on similar issues. As an example, human rights is common to all of humankind and may be discussed and debated by all. As another example, methods of bringing drinking water or indoor plumbing into homes may have common elements which should be discussed in The Commons; ideas unique to a nation’s situation can then be discussed within a nation page and modified as needed. Each nation that shares a language with another nation should establish The Commons in their language’s Table of Contents. Translators are invited to spread ideas being discussed in various Commons pages.
Practice Page – Zoom Rome
Zoom Rome is a hypothetical page to practice ideas. The goal for Zoom Rome is to imagine being sent back in time to ancient Rome during the Roman Republic and tasked to modernize it as fast as possible so that it jumps to the most advanced state found in our current century, or beyond. To do this, analyze what elements resulted in ancient Rome’s standard of living and intellectual freedom, and what changes led to our current, more advanced state. Since no one is currently a Roman citizen, it also allows us to be boldly critical in discussing why the Rome Republic, once considered the most advanced state in the world, would today be viewed as underdeveloped—and not just technologically.
What ideas are not right for Wikipothesis JN?
This is an adult forum, meaning it’s for people of any age who seek to engage in adult debate and discussion. On that note, the following ideas are not right for Wikipothesis Jump Nation:
- Ideas based on repressing freedom. What is not debatable is that all people have the right to intellectual freedom; that all people have the right to freedom from strictures that keep them repressed; that all people must be free to shape their future and be given access to education and other means to see that effort through; that all people have the right to a government that does not unduly advantage those who have political, economic, or other means.
- Ideas based on ancestor worship. Ancestor worship is the belief that what one’s ancestors believed and did is superior simply because it comes from one’s ancestors. We can learn from ancestors and take from the past what works for today’s society, but we respectfully state that repeating the past for no other reason than it seems complimentary to one’s ancestors and heritage goes against the rights of today’s humanity who must be free to shape their own, unique future. The people that throw off ancestors and find freedom will have the capacity to rapidly advance. Even democracies may develop a sociology that is more interested in repeating the strictures of ancestors than in seeking spiritual and intellectual freedom. This may be the first step in dissolving the democracy. And for those who base their sociology and ideas on that of their ancestors, they are making a giant leap in believing that if those ancestors were here today, they would not, after seeing the world of today, be seeking radical change for their people and nation.
- Ideas proposed due to tradition. If you propose an idea because that’s the way it’s always been done, it doesn’t leave you open to other possibilities. Tradition is good if it benefits all of society or hurts no one. Tradition is not good if it disproportionately benefits only certain people or if it discourages creativity that keeps segments of society from rapidly progressing. A nation’s people can inhibit progress if they themselves aren’t willing to accept responsibility for individual and social attitudes that inhibit progress. If people know of the need to change, but fear change, and if they choose to pass to their offspring the same attitudes that inhibit the nation’s advancement, they will be dependent on their government alone to institute change.
- Ideas based on fear of not conforming. Fear of not conforming reflects the belief that other options will lead to negative results, and does not lead to policies that ensure progress or intellectual freedom.
- Ideas based on wanting things to remain the same. The idea of change may bother those who don’t like the unknown, even if the current situation is not ideal. In this forum, the goal is change. If we discuss what would improve our world then make feasible plans, we should have some realistic understanding of what change would look like. If we can forsee a better world, where is the fear?
- Ideas based solely on religion. In a free society, individuals are allowed freedom of worship. Policies that infringe another person’s freedom of worship do not advance human rights and should not be part of this website.
- Describing things not as they are. Ideas, arguments, or supposed evidence based on extreme portrayals of other people or ideas, or describing categories of people in a manner that is prejudicial—for example, describing women as not needing education—has as its goal to spread fear of change. Such hyperbole does not seek clarity (reality) because clarity may enlighten others that such beliefs have nothing to back them and that there is need for change.
- Ideas based on badly referenced data. When you use references to support your goals, if you lift data from sources that have not verified their data or that use selective sourcing, or if you ignore sound data or sources, then they are not facts. Your best strategy is to research the Internet and other sources for the source data. If someone does not abide by these rules, please ask the contributor to provide sound source data. If the data is not forthcoming, please delete the material if it detracts from the debate.
How to post a new idea
Create a new topic page to post your idea
You are free to use this site to build support for any cause that’s progressive and/or promotes human rights or humanity.
To create a new topic page, enter your page title in the search field then click the magnfiying glass icon in the search field or press Enter on your keyboard. If the title hasn’t already been taken, a message will ask if you would like to create the page. Click “yes.” A new topic page will be created. The page won’t be saved until you enter text in the page and save the page. Note that the wiki software doesn’t allow more than one topic page to have the same title. To allow nations that share a language to use the same page title, add the nation’s abbreviation in parentheses at the end of the page title. For example, Healthcare (USA) vs. Healthcare (GBR).
When you edit your post, every time you click the save button, a version of your post is saved in the history tab. For instance, if you make six small edits and save after each, six records will be saved in the history page. You can use the preview button to view your post before saving it to prevent a long history file where everyone can see your mistakes. Be aware that the first time you click the save button, your post is viewable under a section called “uncategorized pages.” If you don’t want anyone to see your post until it’s ready, prepare the post offline then post it in its completed form.
Topic pages are editable by any logged in user.
State your goal
After you create a new topic page, state your goal or describe what needs to change. Provide
Use the topic page to list the elements of the plan that have been discussed and are close to being finalized. This makes it easy for others to track the topic’s issues and progress.
Add your page to the Table of Contents
After you create a new topic page, the page won’t appear in the Table of Contents until you indicate under which category/subcategory the page should be listed. This makes sense because the software itself has no idea. To make the process easy, a Category box appears on each topic page in read mode (you must be logged in to edit the Category box). Detailed instructions can be found in the Help page.
A topic page that has not been added to the Table of Contents will appear in “uncategorized pages,” which can be found in the sidebar under “Special pages.” A link to uncategorized pages also appears in the second paragraph of the Table of Contents.
Join the discussion!
When you read a post and are logged in, you will see several tabs next to the topic page. The support, counter, and comment tabs take you to pages where you can discuss the content of the associated topic page.
Support and counter pages allow the Wikipothesis Jump Nation community to discuss the merits of the goal stated on the topic page and develop a line of reasoning to support or counter the goal. Debate also helps build new insight that may evolve into other ideas. Arguments should be brief, concise, and easily understood by the general public.
The comment page should be used for general comments that don’t fit in the support or counter pages.
Please use others people’s time wisely by staying on point. Unrelated or unhelpful comments should be deleted.
The history page retains a history of all edits and deletions to every posts (a different history page appears depending on whether you were just viewing a topic page, or a support, counter, orcomment page.
Contributors are encouraged to submit a new page under a nation page to provide advice and instruction on how to create political parties in that nation and what procedures the public can take to influence the government or its political parties at local, state, and national levels.
For additional details about creating and formatting material, please see the Help page.
Will your topic page remain on Wikipothesis Jump Nation?
We reserve the right to move or delete any post that is considered unrelated to this site’s goals, or that is too general or not useful enough to warrant discussion. In some cases, we may move the post to the X-Zone to notify others that the idea isn’t workable and not to repost a similar idea. The timeframe for the post to be moved is flexible.
We also reserve the right to delete the account and block the IP address of anyone who uses this site improperly.
The X-Zone is where ideas go that prove not to be workable. The timeframe for the post to be moved is flexible. All pages will remain editable unless Wikipothesis chooses to freeze the discussion.
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