Open Sovereignty

What’s Open Sovereignty?

The concept of the Open movement is free sharing of and access to information. Open Data, Open Health, Open Money, Open Hardware, Open Software, Open Food, Open Energy, the examples are many where Open Source principles are being adapted.

Open Sovereignty is about how we can reclaim our independence and exercise our sovereignty as free individuals and communities. This is done through decentralization and local self-sufficiency – enabled by open sharing of information as well as Open Source Technologies.

Open Source Technologies such as the Global Village Construction Set by Open Source Ecology, or Open Source Beehives, or any of these 21 technologies that are decentralizing the economy, plus many others.

When I say “exercise our sovereignty” I mean standing up for our unalienable rights mentioned in the Declaration of Independence.

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”

These natural rights apply to all humans across the globe, not just those who identify themselves as Americans.

“Reclaim independence from whom?” you might ask.

Good question!

The answer is from the 1% and their henchmen.

As Robert David Steele Vivas, former Marine, CIA case officer, US co-founder of the US Marine Corps intelligence activity and author of The Open-Source Everything Manifesto, says: “the greatest enemies of humanity are bankers, lawyers, and politicians — they serve the 1%, not the 99%, and enable recurring crimes against humanity.”

The Pyramid of Power

We are facing a global corporate-financier oligarchy that has criminally consolidated their wealth by “liberalizing” their own activities while strangling ours through regulations, taxes, and laws”.

I’m pretty sure this oligarchy is the same monolithic and ruthless conspiracy that President John F. Kennedy spoke about when he said these now famous words:

John F. Kennedy
John F. Kennedy, Former US President (Assassinated on November 22, 1963)
“We are opposed around the world by a monolithic and ruthless conspiracy that relies primarily on covert means for expanding its sphere of influence–on infiltration instead of invasion, on subversion instead of elections, on intimidation instead of free choice, on guerrillas by night instead of armies by day. It is a system which has conscripted vast human and material resources into the building of a tightly knit, highly efficient machine that combines military, diplomatic, intelligence, economic, scientific and political operations. Its preparations are concealed, not published. Its mistakes are buried, not headlined. Its dissenters are silenced, not praised. No expenditure is questioned, no rumor is printed, no secret is revealed.”

Let’s face it. Democracies are a smoke screen for the real rulers of the world. All political systems today gives an illusion of freedom in a world where in reality a tiny financial elite hold the only true power.

Representative democracy does not bring freedom to the masses, but rather covertly enslaves and controls them.

R. Buckminster Fuller, architect, systems theorist, author, designer, inventor, and futurist.
R. Buckminster Fuller, architect, systems theorist, author, designer, inventor, and futurist.
“Great nations are simply the operating fronts of behind-the-scenes, vastly ambitious individuals who has become so effectively powerful because of their ability to remain invisible while operating behind the national scenery.”

Follow the money – Find your rulers

Where does all the money flow to?

Back to its creators, to those who have the power to conjure money out of thin air. The banks and the owners of these banks.

By creating money (more accurately debt) out of thin air, and charging interest on that imaginary debt, bankers have been centralizing the wealth of the world for hundreds of years.

Watch The Biggest Scam In The History Of Mankind by Mike Maloney to learn more about the fraudulent financial system that spans the globe.

So when your vote does not matter in this fraud called democracy, how do you then exercise your sovereign right to live a free life?

You withdraw your consent.

You stop feeding your life energy into their systems of control . You stop interacting with their institutions of oppression. You build your own local institutions.

That is your right. That “when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security” (The Declaration of Independence)

You throw off such Government, and you provide new Guards for your future security.

The Declaration of Independence also says that “Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes”, but considering the immense suffering caused by governments worldwide just in the past century I’d say we’re long overdue for a global change in leadership. And this time change will come from the bottom-up.

As Bill Mollison, the ‘father of permaculture’, puts it:

Bill Mollison, the 'father of permaculture' and founder of The Permaculture Institute in Tasmania.
Bill Mollison, the ‘father of permaculture’ and founder of The Permaculture Institute in Tasmania.
“We know how to solve every food, clean energy, and sensible shelter problem in every climate; we have already invented and tested every necessary technique and technical device, and have access to all the biological material that we could ever use.

The tragic reality is that very few sustainable systems are designed or applied by those who hold power, and the reason for this is obvious and simple: to let people arrange their own food, energy, and shelter is to lose economic and political control over them. We should cease to look to power structures, hierarchical systems, or governments to help us, and devise ways to help ourselves.

The great thing about the open source revolution is that it does not have to be carried out with weapons in hand, but can be done peacefully. That’s the point of free and open sharing of knowledge. It’s about cooperation, not coercion.

That’s what Open Sovereignty is about.

Independence. Self-sufficiency. Decentralization. Transparency. Pragmatic and Open Source solutions that empower individuals and local communities and effectively undermine and replace existing centralized power structures.

“We have over 5 billion human brains that are the one infinite resource available to us going forward. Crowd-sourcing and cognitive surplus are two terms of art for the changing power dynamic between those at the top that are ignorant and corrupt, and those across the bottom that are attentive and ethical. The open source ecology is made up of a wide range of opens – open farm technology, open source software, open hardware, open networks, open money, open small business technology, open patents – to name just a few. The key point is that they must all develop together, otherwise the existing system will isolate them into ineffectiveness. Open data is largely worthless unless you have open hardware and open software. Open government demands open cloud and open spectrum, or money will dominate feeds and speeds.”

What if these billions of brains started working together to produce unlimited abundance rather than fought and killed each other over imaginary scarcity?

In 1859 at an address before the Wisconsin State Agricultural Society, US President Abraham Lincoln said that “Population must increase rapidly — more rapidly than in former times — and ere long the most valuable of all arts, will be the art of deriving a comfortable subsistence from the smallest area of soil. No community whose every member possesses this art, can ever be the victim of oppression of any of its forms. Such community will be alike independent of crowned-kings, money-kings, and land-kings.”

Now imagine millions, even billions, of human beings globally working together to refine this art.

The peaceful open source revolution is coming, and I think it will be quite a sight. Global abundance awaits.

The only question is if those who stand to lose from this change will be just as peaceful.

If you agree with me, and want to reaffirm your unalienable Rights as a free human being, then repeat after me:


I, as a Sovereign Individual, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of my intentions, do solemnly publish and declare, That I am, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent, that I am Absolved from all Allegiance to any Government or politicians that claims authority over me, and that all political connection between me and them, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as a Free and Independent Individual, I have full Power to protect myself against Aggression from any party, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent Individuals may of right do. — And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, I pledge my Life, my Fortune, and my sacred Honor.

Author: Daniel Sjöberg

Daniel är en entreprenör, skogsman och friboren bonde på en egen liten gård i Norrland. Intar stora mängder svart kaffe.

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