This article has a rather simplistic view of anarchy, but it relates some of the benefits of non-heirarchical organizational structure: Anarchy as management style?.
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“The mission of the University of New Hampshire Police Department is to support the University in creating an environment that is conducive to higher education by protecting life and property and assisting members of the University community.”
Pulled this off the UNH Police Department homepage. What a sham.
First off, we have no “good Samaritan policy”. It basically is a policy initiated by some colleges that relieves students of their alcohol offenses if they are calling for medical help from alcohol poisoning.
Students at UNH, however, get in trouble when they call for help.
Also, just last week drug-sniffing dogs raided the minis, looking for pot most likely. How is that protecting students? Sounds to me like a nice way to “show enforcement” to please the officials in New Hampshire..
Also, the fact that police can arrest you for having a few beers in your fridge, even when not drinking them, is atrocious. I’m thinking we need a little leeway here..Am I wrong? Maybe a student movement to reduce the UNH department’s power on campus?
One more thing. The university is considering adding a bunch of cameras around campus. Well, sounds like a safer place after the cameras are installed right? Wrong. Cameras actually aren’t effective deterrents of crime, and even after crimes are committed they arent very useful (Look it up). Then theres the Orwellian-esque surveillance aspect…Who knows how these can be abused by the PD? We’ve seen their work on drug and alcohol charges, who knows- If you “look drunk” on camera it could be proof, right? Or maybe it will push students into a state of fear, a ominous police-state always watching could certainly do that…
All you see in your world is the outcome of your idea about it.
Imagine the ideal life. It could be something like a society that fosters altruism, compassion for others, and an understanding of everything playing an integral part of the whole.
So act. Everything you say is a manifestation of your values. Say what you mean. And remember that every action does not go unheeded.
Every action or statement has equal value to any other statement or action. It is a part of something. Anything. Whether the exact goal is not known, the direction is essential. Go in that direction with what you believe.
You are a teacup that is hooked into a billion other teacups.
In every moment we choose what we fill ourselves with.
Domination. Violence. Fear. Separation. Love. Hope. Strength.
We must choose to empty ourselves of the fear of our lives in order to be full of love and strength and hope. We must empty ourselves of the negative in order to find peace within ourselves- there’s only so much room in the cup.
If we fill our lives with the illusion that we are individuals unique unto ourselves, we forget that we are connected. If we can break down the idea that we are autonomous, we begin to see how we affect each other. When we recognize our connectedness, we see that we must stand in solidarity in order to liberate ourselves. If I try to break out of a system of injustice without recognizing that we’re connected, I’m just going to pull you through the mud: we’ve got to stand up together.
Fill your cup with love. Empty yourself of the fear. It is an illusion, a distraction from the knowledge that it has been obscuring the entire time. You know who you are, but the fear is obscuring your vision by telling you who you “ought” to be.
Empty yourself of the fear and you will find the strength to know yourself.
There is nothing to fear.
Hi all, and welcome to unschool.
First Seminar: Congratulations, you have engaged resistance already. Something brought you here, and in this action, you have defied the constructs of all you have been raised into. You are beginning to experience the effects of this deconstruction. Although you may have felt that change cannot happen, a simple engagement of your mind IS the change.
It changes exponentially because the more conscious you are, the more you become.
In this, you naturally attract others to question things. A simple, proven way to fix things is to identify the cause. Only when you identify the cause can you fix the problem. Looking at the system now, society may identify ways to fix something without finding the cause. This mindset is flawed, in the sense that even if these things do get fixed, the problem manifests itself in yet another form.
That is because we’re still within the boundaries of this system.
If the way to fixing things IS identifying the problem, than what would we find to be the problem? The problem is ourselves. War, Oppression, Racism, Hate, Spite, and Greed will all persist if we don’t fix ourselves. Fortunately for us, this problem is fixed instantly. All it takes is a choice between fear and love. I’ll explain:
As humans, we are sentient, and conscious. As humans, we have unlimited potential. The same way the body evolves, the mind evolves as well. What we are now witnessing is a new evolution of the human mind. This evolution is based off of a core principle:
The only thing stopping you from evolving is fear of expanding yourself.
Therefore, fear is objective to oneself. There is no fear unless you think there is. Even then, its an illusion.
I have felt the disparity of letting the logical self let fear take over. The feelings may go one way while the mind doubts the feelings, and you trust the mind. I tell you this: your feelings have not been pointless. They are linked to the natural urge towards expansion of the self. The feelings come first as a designator, and the mind follows to give you free will on what to do with those feelings.
That is where you choose either fear or love. Its simple, you have the choice. Always.