We are the champions of the Philosophy of Unity, a groundbreaking vision developed by our founders. They didn't just ponder over existential crises; they aimed to envision a path to survival and build a future that's not just a dream but an attainable utopia. This philosophy isn't just a set of ideas; it's a blueprint for a better world, meticulously crafted through years of dedication and insight into the challenges that threaten our very existence.
As we grow, we will create and publish detailed positions, programmes and analyses & will be sharing them here. In the meantime, you can find a summary of our philosophical thinking below.
The Philosophy of Unity - A Summary
This revolutionary manifesto calls for humanity to unite beyond differences and work towards a fairer, freer, and better future.
A United society must be anchored within the fundamental principles of Freedom, Equity, and Well-being. We can only thrive as individuals, communities, and a planet when we all have access to freedoms, the resources and opportunities we need to flourish fairly.
i. Unity is based on Freedom. To be truly united, all must have the agency to choose to be. Even the most perfect equitable Unity is an abomination if imposed on others. Countless dictators have tried to accomplish their "united and just society," bending people to their will. Upholding freedom as a fundamental pillar of the quest for unity is an unbendable tenet. Coupled with it, rights - such as the ability to marry whoever one wants, to live according to the gender one identifies with, to voluntarily terminate one’s own life to be spared of excruciating terminal pain, to abort an unwanted or unsafe pregnancy, to own one’s digital data and more - must be upheld and expanded. A true cultural shift can only be achieved when all humans have the complete freedom to be and behave as their chosen selves, provided they do not harm others or impede the same freedom for others to choose their own path. Without freedom, Unity cannot be.
ii. Unity is based on Equity. To be genuinely United, no group can be left behind. Unity without Equity is like building a house with rotten foundations. The diversity of backgrounds, stories, and historical struggles must be remembered when pursuing Unity. Equity encapsulates the idea that no group should have less power or fewer benefits or rights than any other group, whether by race, geography, gender, age, ability, religion, or any other qualifying trait. Despite enjoying an era of unprecedented global prosperity, discrimination and inequity among world groups strain the planet and humanity's future, and nothing short of a radical change in global mindset and policy will alter the course.
iii. Unity is based on Well-Being. To be truly united, we must ensure that individuals, communities and the planet are as well off as possible. For this, their basic needs must be fully satisfied, enabling people to choose a life that gives them meaning and purpose, as nature must be granted the space to thrive. They must be afforded the possibility to see others as friends in the pursuit of creating a better community, society and planet, not competitors in a fight to survive. Well-being is the final arbiter of the effort to unite the world, the ultimate goal of any political and social attempt to reform our societies: where well-being is achieved, harmony reigns.
The Systemic Reforms
To achieve our principles, three systemic reforms are needed. We must
i. Democratise power and wealth: For the world to be genuinely United, we must all have access to power and wealth. Yet, in our communities, countries and worldwide, both tend to be fenced off in a few families, networks, and companies that remain to this day inaccessible. For people to overcome divisions, they must know that such resources and positions are within reach and that they have a fair shot in life. We must democratise power and wealth: wealth creates power, and power generates more wealth.
ii. Ensure equity for all groups: For the world to be united, true Equity must be achieved. People cannot come together without experiencing a strong sense and state of fairness. Equity encapsulates the idea that no group should have less power or fewer benefits or rights than any other group, whether by race, geography, gender, age, ability, religion, or any other qualifying trait. In this analysis, the intersectionality of groups and groups not yet present must be considered. Take future generations: they may not be born but will inherit our world and suffer consequences, so we must account for them. Spoiler alert: it’s possible and has been done.
iii. Unite Beyond Borders: For Unity to be a reality worldwide, peoples and nations must come together democratically. There is no justification not to have a voice and a vote regarding issues that concern us all. For Unity to be achieved at the planetary level, separateness must be overcome, and we must be freed from the construct of secluded territories that monopolise lands and resources, consistently failing in dealing with planet-wide issues and furthering nationalistic or regionalist agendas.
The Road to Unity
For Unity to become the driver of a societal transformation worldwide, three steps must be successfully taken.
i. The first step is at the individual level. Those of us enraged by the status quo, hoping for genuine cooperation and Unity, and those longing for equity, freedom, and well-being must coalesce around Unity's idea. We must support its expansion in local communities, show people how this can better our lives and the world, and ensure we make it our own.
ii. The second step is at the political level. The proponents of the Philosophy of Unity shall create a global political party pushing for our vision. The good news is, that’s what we are doing here.
iii. The third step is at the system level. We must work to create a global democratic system of governance, or as we like to call it, a Global Country. Only this way can we systematically overcome differences, barriers, inequities, and conflict. Doing so is critical to fulfilling the vision outlined in the Philosophy. Unity must find a platform to spread, and a democratic global governance is an ideal one.