Friends of the True West! Do kindly read this and give me ANY feedback that occurs to you before it’s set in stone (or steel plate actually – for printing as an etched-embossed poster, version 1.0). Here is the digital poster of the draft, and the text below it in case you want to copy and paste and edit to repost or share – all I ask is add to the end ‘modified by’…. and your name and contact. Or if you love it as is, share freely! Comments welcomed too, for me to look at modifications. I want to put something out there that focuses on the common ideals of the Western culture, not on all that falls short in so many ways as we all know it has and does – hence ‘The TRUE West’…
A Declaration of the True West
Stand strong against the encroaching barbarism, all who honour these things:
FREEDOM – Individual freedom of all thought and action except to harm others unjustly.
DEMOCRACY – A belief in collaboration with other free individuals to create, declare and operate companies, districts, states, republics and nations.
JUSTICE – One law for all, democratically framed and improved to always protect the rights of every person.
OWNERSHIP – The right to profit from the creation and trading of goods with other free individuals.
DYNAMISM – Enthusiasm to change things, and oneself, for the better.
TRUTH – Recognition of a non-material reality which may be explored and elucidated by the mind. The sum of This reality we call the Ground of Being, God, or the One.
NATURE – A belief in Laws of Nature and their discoverability. A respect for Nature as an ordered whole within the One.
HISTORY – A belief in the progression of all things from a beginning to an end. We can learn from the past and shape the future.
LEARNING – It is better to know; ignorance is not bliss.
REPENTANCE – An acceptance that human fallibility requires us to often turn back, change our mind, reform.
LOVE – A desire that all our transactions be guided by appreciation and respect for all things and persons.
BEAUTY – An acceptance that pragmatic goals must be balanced with the pursuit of romantic beauty.
DEFENCE – Of our rights, property and lands. The courage to die for these values, these friends who honour them.
http://www.thetruewest.org Peter Harris, Dreamspace, Gisborne, NZ 20/3/18