Abolishment of Poverty and Scarcity in Australian Kimberley
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We live in a society. That much is true for sure. What kind of society? One that values making more of an imaginary currency that we have made up more than it values human wellbeing.
For a change to happen we need to shift our societal values, which is a big task.
One potential practical solution has been put forward by Michael Tellinger, called Contributionalism. Which is outlined in this video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=brx42fGEUsw
My experience travelling around Australia for three years during my childhood exposed me to many different ways of life and perspectives on the world. The most influential by far has to be the 18 months we stayed for in two separate communities, Imintji along the Gibb River Road and Lombadina/Djarindjin on the Dampier Peninsula.
Here is a video I recently bumped into, showing the development of the Imintji community around 2014. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SyWN-nhYGAU
When I remember Imintji I don't remember grass or trees or the clean roads, I remember having to get up at 6 am to drive 80kms down the one road to where the nearest school was. I remember stray dogs nobody fed wandering the roads and the empty tin sheds that counted as homes for the people living there. I remember everyone in the community leaving for Derby, 300kms in the other direction down the road from the school. That was around 10 years ago, in my absence the community has come together and begun to work on its own betterment. When I saw the results I was shocked, and immediately I could see the potential for an organised movement using up to date strategies and technology to give these communities the tools to build themselves up on their own terms.
I believe the future of self-sustainable community living can be achieved and pioneered in the Kimberley of Australia. There, indigenous communities live in such isolation they all need there own nurses and schools and facilities that cater to the individual needs of each community.
In short, the Australians in the Kimberley are already living in model self-sustainable communities. Imagine how easily these communities could grasp the ideas of Contributionalism and use that to empower themselves, apply their extensive cultural knowledge of the land and raise their own standard of living!
As an added bonus, a lot of these communities have strong ties to the natural environment around them, due to the high prevalence of Indigenous Australian culture that emphasises a connection to the land and the people on it.
Imagine a new wave of cultural and environmental reclamation beginning in the Indigenous communities of Australia, this would be an amazing precedent to show the rest of Australians, and also the rest of the world!
With these observations and predictions in mind, I am creating this petition as a proof of concept, that I can show to politicians, think tanks and independent organisations to demonstrate there is public interest (Both locally within Australia and in the International Community) and potential funding in the practical application of Contributionalism in Indigenous communities all around Australia, and particularly in the Kimberley.
See Beyond Zero Emissions and their plan for Zero Carbon Communities:
I do not work with any charities and am not part of any organisations, I am just an individual who has put some dots together from my life experience and from the ideas of others on making the world a better place. If you are like me, an individual who likes the ideas I have then make your voice heard by signing this petition.
Feel free to message and ask about these ideas, the more I talk about them with others the better we both understand afterwards. For more info on UBUNTU Contributionalism check here: www.onesmalltown.org
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