Overview of the
Non-Partisan, Non-Hierarchic

Universal Movement and Strategic Plan
for a Peaceful, Prosperous, Just, Sustainable World

"You never change things by fighting the existing reality.
To change something create a new model that makes the old one obsolete"

                     --Buckminster Fuller

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This web site describes and provides easy access to the various elements of the evolving, non-partisan, non-hierarchic (no sacred ruler) Universal Movement and Strategic Plan for a Peaceful, Prosperous, Just, Sustainable World.

The primary objectives of this Movement and Strategic Plan are to permanently end poverty, homelessness, malnutrition, preventable diseases, wars, use of force, occupations, militarism, recessions, depressions, gross wealth and income inequalities, excessive control over governments other than by the people, environment degradation, natural resource depletion, corruption, fraud, exploitations, racism and other injustices.

There is no excuse or valid reason for poverty, malnutrition, homelessness, unemployment, etc. anywhere in the world today: We live in an Age of Abundance

"The Age of Abundance is upon us. Man need never again go hungry or cold. Natural resources abound, machines necessary to convert them into goods exist, and men are trained to operate these machines. Furthermore, we can manufacture as many machines as we desire, just as we can enrich the soil to produce abundant food and train people everywhere to do likewise, The whole world now has the capability to support itself free from want and almost free from disease." Willard & Margaret Beecher

As proof of this, according to Forbes.com in  2013, the world's 2,000 leading companies/corporations had total annual sales of $38 trillion, which was a little over half of the world's gross domestic product and a total employment of only 87 million, about 1.3% of the world’s population.

In their essay, the Beechers also stated what most individuals already knew: "Nevertheless, many people today are still cold, hungry, and sick.

There is no excuse or valid reason for wars, conflicts,  nuclear weapons, etc.

No viable, military threats to the U.S. exist.

Wars are illegal under the Kellogg-Briand Pact of 1928 and requires that all disputes or conflicts between countries be settled by peaceful means as outlined in the Proof of the Illegality of U.S. Wars and Use of Force. This is true even if Congress declares war and/ or the UN authorizes the use of force.

The Constitution calls for a common defense not offense and state guards (militias) not standing armies.

Despite there being no threats and wars being illegal, the Department of Defense (DOD) employs over three million well educated, highly trained, individuals with 450,000 of them overseas in offensive not defensive positions. D0D spends about a trillion dollars a year on wars, planning for wars and largely futile attempts to take care of veterans from previous wars.

At least 90% of DOD manpower, funds and other resources are being wasted on imaginary enemies, illegal wars, drone attacks, covert operations, nuclear and obsolete weapons, ships that are sitting ducks, unneeded bases, huge standing armies personnel, facilities and land. Much of this generates terrorists and ill will against the U.S.

The  Zeitgeist Movement contends that the majority of the social problems which plague the human species, that is the problems this plan proposes to permanently end, are "Symptoms" born out of an outdated social structure. The defining goal of the Zeitgeist Movement, is the installation of a new socioeconomic model based upon technically responsible resource management, allocation and distribution through what would be considered The Scientific Method of reasoning problems and finding optimized solutions. From the book The Zeitgeist Movement Defined, November 2013.

In his book The Sane Society, Erich Fromm, states Change must be a simultaneous changes in economic, education, political and cultural spheres. Changes restricted to one sphere are destructive of every change.

For example, as war is ended and the world disarms, there must be:

Permanently ending wars, poverty, inequities and all other significant problems/ injustices/symptoms, installing the new socioeconomic model, making the necessary changes in essentially all “spheres” will require hundreds of significant actions. All these actions will be included in the Strategic Plan and project management software system used so that:

By clicking on the menu to the left, you can find the parts of the movement and plan that you are particularly interested in and Subscribe to the items that you are interested in working on with others. For example by clicking on:

Why a Strong Universal Movement and Strategic Plan is Urgently Needed

We urgently need a comprehensive movement to correct the many ills of society and a universal strategic to help coordinate,not manage, the efforts of the millions of individuals and thousands of organizations working on change and reform all over the world.

Despite the people's many efforts, we have increasing poverty, the most severe wealth inequality of all times, illegal wars, unaddressed climate change and a dysfunctional government largely under the control of elitist, corporation executives and lobbyist. Unless we work together from a common set of plans, it will continue to get worse.

According to the June 1, 2013 issue of The Economist “1.1 billion people subsists below the internationally acceptable extreme-poverty line of $1.25 a day and live lives that are poor, nasty, brutish and short."  At least 300 million people in the world are unemployed or very underemployed..

Charles Ferguson in his book Predator Nation states: much of the American (and global) financial sector has become criminalized, creating an industry culture that tolerates or even encourages systematic fraud.

Large Companies/Corporations have accumulated massive amounts of assets. According to Forbes.com, in 2013, the world's 2,000 leading corporations/companies had total assets of $159 trillion (which is over twice the annual GDP of the world). These assets have increased by $94 trillion since 2003.

Our public and private sector officials have articulated no real solutions to these crises. Many are not telling us the truth and show little if any empathy for their fellow human beings.

To see more about our failing economy and government go to Urgent Need for a Comprehensive Movement and Universal Strategic Plan.


We Are at a Crossroad

If we work together, refine and implement this plan, we will have a peaceful, prosperous, just, sustainable world.

If we continue with the current failed monetary and political systems, allow corporation executives to control our governments and institutions and do not work together from a common set of plans, we will have:


President Eisenhower on the Costs of War and the Military Industrial Complex (MIC)

President Eisenhower Quote on War Spending

 "Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed." —Dwight D. Eisenhower, "The Chance for Peace" speech, April 16, 1953

"In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist."
—Dwight D. Eisenhower, Farewell Address, January 17, 1961


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