Religions merged gods into one; ecolism unite religions in one.
Ecolism is the new definition of my creation of a new socio-economic system that balances the powers between the poor, rich, and rulers. It is not designed for an eco-city only, but can be implemented anywhere else in the world with some variations to suit each culture.
Ecolism is the balance of the extremes between conflicting ideologies and socio-economic systems such as communism and capitalism, in addition to extracting the best of all other ideological socio-economic systems or ‘isms’.
Note: By ‘isms’, we mean capitalism, communism, socialism, totalitarianism, Buddhism, Judaism, Hinduism, Sikhism, and atheism, but also democracy, Islam, Christianity, and all the other sects of religions and the variations of the world’s socio-economic systems since history began.
Ecolism is a new concept of an eco-socio-economic system that extracts the moral values and ethical principles from all faiths and ruling regimes. It narrows the big gap between the rich and poor, limit the powers of rulers, yet proportionately balances and distributes the wealth, power, and responsible freedom among them all.
The followers of ecolism, could live either in an eco-city or an eco-community under the new eco-socio-economic system following the ethical eco-principles as described in this book.
The regimes of the socio-economic systems or ‘isms’ throughout the centuries may have sound principles in them. However, they also have abusers of the principles, and have failed to provide optimum justice, true equality, and responsible freedom for everyone to live happier in a sustainable and secure human ecosystem from birth till death.
Ecolism is a new eco-socio-economic system, which is self-sufficient, self-governed, sustainable, and organized to formulate a new way of living in a more civilized human ecosystem, unaffected by political, religious, or financial influences.
Ecolism does not impose its will or systems on others, neither does it accept the influences of other systems. However, with an open mind, it could logically assess what would be best for the ecolists to evolve to an advanced form of a more civilized existence. Ecolism means to live better and consume less, avoid unnecessary waste, reuse before recycling, give others what you do not need, and help the ecolists to live in a better eco-socio-economic system.
Ecolism believes that every human is a valuable asset and recognizes identity, regardless of status in society. It is the wealthiest and rulers’ responsibilities to ensure that the essential necessities for survival in our demanding world are freely available for everyone as a minimum human right. In return, all that people have to do is work and become productive to pay for a dignified way of life in a social ecosystem.
The eco-socio-economic system does not deprive the poor of the essential necessities like warm accommodation, nutritious food, communications’ means, continuous education or training in skills, health and social care, security, and protection. At least it gives people what they reasonably need without extravagance or greed. This is unlike democracy, which is trying to do all the above but failing to do so for everyone, under the influence of capitalism and the narcissistic greed for money.
In our modern and demanding world, communication means, such as the internet, computers, phones, and transport, are essential necessities that everybody needs to survive with a reasonable standard of living. The front-line services such as free healthcare, education, skills’ training, and unemployment benefits are indispensable for sustaining the social ecosystem. The minimum pre-requisite for modern living is a decent home, water, electricity, food, and security, which are critical for self-sufficiency and sustainability for each one of us to survive in a competitive world.
Ecolism would not treat the poor as helpless or slaves, and impose on them further penalties to intensify their misery. Instead, it treats them as the children of life, learning to grow and cope with a demanding civilization; helps them to solve their problems; and re-educates them to adapt and thrive in a harmonized society.
It is like what Jesus Christ said: those who never sin, let them throw the first stone. The wisdom that comes out of what Jesus said and its application to modern life in the 21st century is that everyone makes mistakes, or sins, or fails or offends in an imperfect socio-economic system. That does not mean penalization is the answer, but rather it is to reform, re-educate, and remove the root causes. And this is the best answer for a better solution to prevent the reoccurrences of social problems.
The ecolism’s principles advocates selecting the eco-city councilors or leaders according to their academic qualifications, achievements, abilities, merits, specializations, ethics, and track records. Then whoever is chosen by the majority of the ecolists, based on their manifesto or a promise that they will deliver what is better for the community, will be elected. But also, they will be removed from power as soon as they abuse their trust and do not fulfil their pledges. Eco-councilors do not autocratically appoint any person in authority, whose decisions affect others, but propose candidates who meet the specified criteria, and they are selected and deselected by a majority, depending on their achievements or failure.
One might say, well, democracy is like that, what is new? The answer is that democracy is half-way there, but not all the way, and the proof is in the outcome not in what is announced. As always, the devil is in the details. The truth is behind what you hear and not in what you hear. The cat might lick an abrasive sand paper drawing blood from her tongue, making her think it is delicious food, while it is the blood needed for her survival.
The essence of freedom in ecolism is the consensus on disciplinary rules and principles that treat humans with logical equality. The rulers cannot play the role of God, and solely impose policies without people’s consensus or approval. Legislating a principle or policy without people’s consent becomes autocracy in the name of democracy.
The wealthy and powerful should be equal to the weak and helpless, and should not take advantage of people’s weaknesses to deprive them of their responsible freedom and equal rights. The prime minister or president of the greatest country is equal to a rubbish collector when it comes to human rights, freedom, and justice.
The religions say that we are all equal in front of God, and ecolism says that we are all equal facing justice. However, does it happen in our civilization? Practically, it does not. The rich and influential always find a way to manipulate the justice system and get away with their sins. The solicitors defend clients for their money, not because they are right or did not sin, and the judges’ justification for a judgment depends on their mood and politics, not the real purpose of the law.
Ecolism has no racism or favouritism, and places the right people in the right places based on their merits, not on colour, status, gender, or race.
Ecolism is the eco-society for the future of humanity, with the right to live free but responsibly, and the right to live secure, self-sufficient and cared for from birth till death.
Ecolism does not believe in prison sentences or punishment, but believes in removing the root causes of failure. Reforming or re-educating those who fail, to reintroduce them as reformed members of the eco-society.
The ecolist does not ask ‘how can I get more?’, but ‘how can I give more to the world?’ I have what I need; there are millions to feed. I am a father who yields to his family’s needs, and what makes me happy is the happiness of others and my seeds.
The ecolist is like a patriotic soldier who sacrifices himself for the sake of many and not his nation or to get an extra penny, like what some politicians do. The elected and trusted leader does not have the right to surrender the sovereignty of the nation to another, and should not mislead his people that it is better for them to surrender their freedom.
The ecolists’ self-sufficiency necessitates that they manufacture what they need to use and farm what they need to eat, consuming what is better for their health, and not what tastes good or looks beautiful. Most of the time, the extremely nutritious food is the least expensive, and the most efficient system is the simplest and most practical.
The ecolists use what is good value for money and practical, not what is unnecessarily expensive and extravagant. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), in the USA invented a pen to write in space where there is no gravity, under water, on the wall, or on any surface, at the cost of £70,000, while the Russians used a pencil that does the same job and costs a penny. What is the point in buying a £300,000 car that drives 300mph when the maximum speed limit is 70mph?
Ecolists live better and spend less; never need a lavish, extravagant lifestyle; or the over regulation of legislations. Instead, they live by what is rational and common sense. Honesty and impartiality are the essence of judgement. When we are all equal, then our way of thinking automatically controls our actions to do to others as you wish them to do to you. The powers are shared and rotated so that everyone can become the prosecutor at one time and the prosecuted at another, to learn how to judge rightly and how to treat others fairly.