We are all born equal|
And yet most people are neither free and nor able to make choices. We
live in a society built on inequality, dividing populations into the
rich and the poor, developed and undeveloped countries, male and female,
young and old, children and adults, humans and animals, chosen and
unchosen, healthy and sick, smart and stupid, good and evil, us and
them, friends and enemies.
We live in a society where the structures for distribution have placed
the State and the economic system connected to it at the top of the
distribution pyramid and human beings at the bottom.
We oppose this system that has made economics the main actor, we oppose
its hierarchical structure which we see as a heritage from the values
behind religious dogmas transferred by the production system onto the
workings of society, the course of advancement and the production of
commodities. Instead we advocate a circular, rotating societal structure
with a flexible parliament without hierarchical division, where the
lowest level of authority is also the highest. Compare Ouroboros. We
propose a radical division between economy, politics and culture in
which culture, politics and purely interpersonal activities are
guaranteed an asylum by the economy and in relation to "market values".
A completely new parliamentary system where various minority groups are
represented in different periods in the parliament; for example
children, animals, invalids, plants, the cerebrally dead, enemies, the
mentally retarded, priests, criminals, social outcasts, addicts, the
The same wages for all
A person has a high salary because he or she is considered more valuable
on the job market. The same wages for everyone brings with it a new view
of subjectivity, consumption, work and objects. This proposal can be
motivated not only in terms of labour politics, but also in terms of
biology and ecology since we evidently cannot afford to produce volumes
of worthless rubbish that pollute the earth or to regard human beings as
more or less valuable commodities. For a society built on the
exploitation of nature and human effort the same wages for all would be
the gateway to true freedom.
Citizens´ salary according to social needs
A proposal for basic economic security for all citizens together with
the same wages for all create fertile ground for dissolving the obvious
inequalities that exist today between the sexes, between classes and
between different age groups. At the same time we propose:
Societal service performed by each citizen at various intervals in life.
The same social prerequisites for all.
A cancellation of social inheritance. A definitive solution to the
problem of classes and the differences in human conditions found today
in terms of wages, resources, possessions, living space, time, friends,
travels, communications, culture, comprehension, illness, desire,
appearance, trust, social competence, etc, etc.
Education and social welfare for all.
The right to free living space for all.
The right to food for all.
The right to clothes for all.
The right to free health care for all.
The right to free culture for all.
The right to a dignified old age for all.
Human rights for humans, animals and plants
(From human beings to grains of rice.)
Our point of departure in terms of cognitive science, culture and
politics, is that only human activity both structures and limits
understanding: With our bodies and minds, which form a basis for
science, politics and culture, we all belong to a global biological and
ecological community which no one can place him/herself (or be placed)
outside of. Significant for our times are not only the possibilities
unveiled by human discoveries but also the terrible responsibility these
bring with them, socially and ecologically. Human beings alone have
brought about this situation and the means with which to change our own
and the earth´s future. Before this fact all of humanity stands as one,
with a single responsibility: What each and every person does matters a
great deal. There is no meaning to be sought externally for our
guidance; no almighty destiny, other than the fact that humanity must
create the meaning and the responsibility that are necessary. And so we
are on the threshold of a much-needed liberation of the individual never
before seen in history, as it requires both increased individual
responsibility/influence and a completely new sense of the collective
society. Where "I" can exist as "an effect of the whole structure".
The term individual is meant here to include humans, animals and plants.
We all share common conditions on this planet and are in every way
interdependent. Just as we human beings demand respect of one another,
we must go the whole way and secure the same mutuality for animals and
plants. The needs and the capabilities of all must be deemed important.
We can no longer tolerate Auschwitz for chickens and pigs or Sarajevo
for carrots and rice.
Certainly far too many of us have stood at the end of the line, waiting
for our turn, ready to bow and scrape.
We are all born equal, we all have the same right to our existence and
the possibilities human life can bring. How then can it be right that
some people own more than others and in that way usurp the power to
decide over the lives and futures of other people?
It is wrong that any individual can own blocks of flats so that other
people are exploited by having to pay rent.
It is also wrong to exploit people's other needs: for instance food,
sleep, recreation, sexuality and culture.
All exploitation of nature, the body or the soul must from a purely
human point of view be considered wrong. In observing this, a new
relationship to work arises.
Work and leisure
In our present society work is connected with the production of value
within a production system built upon the exploitation of nature and
human labour. If work is no longer a part of the economic system´s
production of value then it approaches dreams, play and desire. The
division between work and leisure would cease to exist and instead of
producing economic value work would be seen as a mutual concern and an
opportunity to develop one´s life. Unemployment is to be abolished by
introducing citizens´ wages (economic compensation will even be given
for sleep). Work will not be the basis for a person´s identity as
before, and we will be spared the traditional division of
All forms of vacation will cease to exist.
Punishment, rewards and education
Abolish the punal system and the keeping of prisoners! The right to
punish another person arises from the view that people are objects, like
commodities, more or less valuable and/or a threat to a hierarchical
societal structure and to the right to ownership. In a society that has
neglected the impulses behind human cultural and creative longing,
criminality must instead be seen as a form of misguided creativity; a
corrupted longing for freedom. A society that cares for and trusts its
citizens needs no punal system.
The grading system in schools is to be abolished. Camouflaged behind
words like competition and motivation, grades not only encourage
dividedness and aggressiveness. They also lock the acquisition of
knowledge into a one-dimensional and quantifying mold, making it
measureable on a scale for the single purpose of evaluating a person´s
value on the labour market. We want to see schools without grades for
everyone, with deeper and more personal relationships between teachers,
students and parents, based on cultural and interpersonal values.
The death of the nation-state and the birth of the global society.
National sentiment and patriotism stand in sharp contrast to the innate
human need for freedom. They represent a merging with the collective
where we disengage our individuality and our responsibility.
But the nation-state is also connected with blood and family relations.
In the end this structure has its origin in early human societal
relationships characterized by fear of the Father and tribe leader, who
maintained his right to offspring, women and land with threats of
castration, banishment or death. Regardless of the fundamental
consequences these prehistorical conditions have had for human beings
and social organization, through art we can find ways to relate to them
and finally change their meanings: hierarchy, the ranking of good and
bad, divisiveness, animosity, fear, rivalry, aggressiveness,
suspiciousness, monoism, egoism, limitations, nationalism, war...
All geographical boundaries are to be abolished and freedom of movement
is to be made possible for all.
Total disarmament of military defenses.
The self as an indisputable part of the great organism that is all life
and all conditions on the earth.
A gradual dissolution of differences in language that originate in
national affinity as well as variations in the form of dialects within
A gradual dissolution of ethnic and cultural peculiarities.
A gradual dissolution of bodily differences between the sexes.
(? Perhaps even a gradual dissolution of personal appearance.)
In the final analysis exclusion and delimitation express a
psychologically constructed fear of death. But, and this is of the
utmost importance, it is a death that religion has moved to the great
darkness of our bodies´ interiors; where "evil dwells within".
This can explain how all that is rejected and suppressed becomes
something unknown, something external that we condemn. Has not the idea
of the purity of the soul, separated as it is from the body, saturated
modern culture? It has been said that people of today no longer
recognize the cause of their own existence in the disorder they condemn
in the world. In all that must be corrected, changed, recreated,
chastised, reduced, purified, liberated, convinced. Here the act of
exclusion has the same function as a religious rite, which is to
overcome the fear of losing one´s identity to the unknown. The
etymological meaning of sacrifice in cults is to make holy objects with
supernatural powers, and in a collective existence the exclusion of one
group creates one´s "own" social group. (We should not forget that the
first product a human being produces comes from within the body. The
discharging of excrement, as well as the repetition and mastering of the
act, create a feeling of something of one´s "own" in the small child.
The anal phase and repetition have a clear connection with the economy
and the production of commodities; for wealth and power.) In this sense
exclusion always has a productive value and even if the product is an
imaginary individuality it forms a boundary against death. Even in the
long run against the final dissolution of all boundaries where history
itself closes its eyes towards its own inner darkness, where we are all
the same "self". A lack of levels and hierarchies where the outer
boundaries of the body, this thin membrane that is our skin and body
profile, our own history and our appearance, are joined with a
Total freedom of religion (and consequently we propose a dissolution of
all the various religions and sects).
A separation of church and state.
It cannot be ignored that religion has always been misused and, through
sectarianism and visions of being chosen, been adapted to specific
political, economic or ideological interests. Connections that have
almost always expressed a deep conservatism, nationalism or militancy.
Within the organization of religious life the weak and the poor of
health have often been abused in their vulnerability. (Many religious
associations are nothing more than non-legalized insane asylums and
In the paradoxical situation where the modern individualization process
in the rich world is simply a stimulus and a reward in the course of
advancement within a seemingly democratic system, instead we must change
the conditions to ensure every indiviual´s self-evident right to his
life: We are all born like Jesus Christ.
Each individual is his own king, his own god with clear authority to
rule over his own life. Where knowledge that the sublime relationships
to neighbouring kingdoms are part of a boundless system of
interdependent worlds. This system, which completely lacks traditional
power structures, naturally contains no limitations of an ethnic,
political, religious or national nature.
A self-evident right to a father and a mother.
A self-evident right to respect for their entry onto the human scene,
here begins all that will be manifest and will affect everyone´s future.
It is through the responsibility for and care of our children that we
build our future. The same social and economic conditions must exist for
all children. We are all born free and equal, but often the first social
difference is that some never have a father and a mother, a place to
live, food, clothing or education. Consequently:
Commonly shared responsibility for all children.
The right to vote from 0-21 years of age. That children are now denied
the right to vote can be compared with how, not too long ago, the poor
and women were denied the same right.
A self-evident right to security, love, play, anger, self-respect,
having their way, education, knowledge, information, culture, rest, etc.
A self-evident responsibility shared by both parents for the care and
development of the child.
An upbringing based on equality between boys and girls (which naturally
requires a relationship based on equality between man and woman in which
the child can mirror itself).
It may be that we cannot change the primary conditions that govern the
relationship between the sexes, but it is possible to find ways to
relate to them and finally change their meanings in the future. We
believe that several of The Party´s proposals can bring about just such
a change concerning inequality between man and woman, economically and
Regarding the family (whose internal relationships are reflected in the
society), relationships between man and woman, it is important to
differentiate between phallocentrism (in which the father symbol is
central), which is the order by which our subjective selves are
constructed, and patriarchy, which is the ideological construction based
upon this order. Whereas the phallic order, by constituting the
foundation upon which culture, language and civilization rest, can never
be subject to attack, patriarchy (as with all ideological
superstructures) can very well be criticized and condemned on moral or
We consider the following to be food: vegetable products, animal
products, water, air, fire, earth, love, touching, art, newspapers,
radio, TV, sound, light, smell, taste, the spoken word, beauty, clothes,
sleep, dreams... The ingesting of food is not only limited to oral
intake; also what we take in through our eyes, skin and ears must be
counted as food. Food is therefore, as the ecological disasters of our
times can prove, as much a spiritual as a cultural and political
The unjust distribution of food must come to an end and thereby also the
overproduction of food in the rich countries of the world.
Humane and responsible handling of all food (including the care and
slaughter of animals, processing, cultivation methods, harvesting
methods, fertilization, discharges into the air, the water and the
The lack of clarity seen today in the economic situation for culture is
a mirror image of the lack of clarity in the political situation for
culture. Culture is a medium for transsubstantiation which everyone must
have access to regardless of sex, wage level, race, or age. Culture must
therefore be made independent in relation to market values by paying
wages to artists, just as society pays fire fighters.
The right to vote
The right to vote for all, except those between the ages of 21 and 61
whom we want to prohibit from voting.
The human tendency to seek prestige and the human hormonal system,
combined with a market economy, together lead to serious problems. Our
proposal to introduce a voting prohibition has to do with a desire to
overcome the disadvantages of the old society. It must be remembered
that the age group the prohibition concerns is that found within the
period of an active career, with all that this brings with it. Those
remaining age groups that have the right to vote are closer either to
birth or death and therefore have a better sense of the great cycles
that determine over human lives. This prohibition can, however, be seen
as a transitional state while the new society is taking form.
Our role in parliament: to sleep for pay; to finally receive
compensation for our work!
Dreams (the subconscience) are the last area of unexploited Nature in
the world of human beings. An area where the self forms the point around
which everything revolves, where we meet ourselves, where everything is
possible and where chronological time ceases to be valid. An area that
constitutes for the individual a power reserve, stimuli, knowledge and
growth. Where the "outer" world twists itself in through the filter of
personal integrity to the "other" world that each of us represents with
our inner self. Therefore we are against all attempts at direct
advertisement in dreams. We are against all kinds of direct information
or direct influence on people´s dream lives. We see dreams as a
protected area for each individual, integrity´s innermost chamber, where
the subtle functions of dreams put us in contact with all times, all
worlds; living and dead. In dreams we each create our own new world.
Thus during our lives as human beings we each build up in our inner
selves our individual (different) worlds that in turn lay the groundwork
for a branching out into an infinite number of new worlds. A wise and
advanced society should take care of its citizens, provide for their
lives, growth and well-being so that the dreams can be kept alive.Sweden/The World
Sweden changes its name to I
(The world changes its name to I).
ŠL. Elggren, T. Liljenberg, Stockholm 1994, 1999
Firework Edition No. 93