Effectivism is a political philosophy that stresses effects over causes. We all want the Star Trek future, but to get there we must rethink and remold our biases. We can’t continue down the same right/left paths and expect to get to new places. If you want this Star Trek type future we can’t get there through coercion and we can’t get there through hating each other. People must come together and be willing to work together towards a common goal even if they don’t like how the other side thinks. That cannot happen if we are at each other’s throats. Left and Right must find a way forward that satisfies the emotional and physical needs of both.
Let us agree to…
DO NO HARM
Each in our own way.
Axioms of Effectivism
There are certain axioms that one must hold to be an Effectivist.
1. There is a need for a state.
2. The State should be a collection of people willingly working together.
3. The State can do good because people working together can do good things
4. A state that uses coercion to achieve its goals is not laudable or good.
5. The future of humanity is classless, and
There are trends of thought one must acknowledge to understand Effectivism
1. The future is mixed race
2. Socialism is coercive (as is communism and fascism)
3. Corporatism is coercive
4. Monopoly is coercive (private or government)
5. Forced taxation is always regressive as all taxes paid by the rich are taken back from the poor by an increase in the cost of goods and services provided by the ownership class.
6. There are people that need help, but help must come in the form of a hand up not a handout.
Effectivists are pro-capitalist but anti-corporate. Small businesses competing on a level playing field in which large corporations are denied the ability to purchase political influence which give them unfair market saturation.
Effectivism Stresses Responsibility
Effectivism is not about “rights. Rights are important, but rights are based purely on concern for the individual and this focus on self has divided people.
The core principle of Effectivism is “Do No Harm”. Effectivism is focused on responsibility. Humans have a responsibility to themselves and others.
The hierarchy of responsibility
1. Responsibility for self. You as an individual must master your own needs and wants. You have a responsibility not to harm others or yourself through deeds or actions.
(This does not mean you can’t defend yourself from aggression it does mean that you should find the most effective means of doing so that causes the least harm. Words, no matter how harsh are not aggression. By aggression I mean physical force)
2. Responsibility to the family. You have a responsibility to care for, to defend, and uplift those in your immediate circle.
3. Responsibility to the community. You have a duty to act in ways that uplift your community. Your actions have consequences beyond yourself and your family. A genuinely good person keeps in mind those around him. This does not mean you just hand out money or protest for a cause. Causes are wonderful, but not effective. Effectivists go out and make a positive change. They don’t get in people’s faces and scream at them if they disagree. You will never change minds and more importantly, lives if you do that.
4. You have a responsibility to act not react. Reactions are violent. Reactions cause distrust and foster resentment. Think before you act, effectivists make a better world. Better worlds are not created by alienating people.